MSA Altair 4XR Multigas Detector (LEL/O2/CO/H2S) Charcoal
MSA Altair 4XR Multigas Detector (LEL/O2/CO/H2S) Charcoal

Product Code - 10178573

exc VAT £444.00 inc VAT £532.80

Connect through an innovative app with the Altair 4XR from MSA and send real-time notifications, compliance reminders and calibration details via text or email. This supersedes the MSA Altair 4X (pn: 10110715) gas detector.

Combine with the MSA ALTAIR Pump Probe for pumped applications. 

Visit our YouTube Channel for handy MSA Altair 4XR video tutorials and reviews.


Additional services

Gas detection equipment requires service and calibration every 6 months. In acknowledgement of this we are offering you your first calibration at a special rate.
Description / Features / Spec


MSA Altair 4XR Multigas Detector (LEL/O2/CO/H2S) Charcoal

The MSA Altair 4XR multi gas detector is capable of detecting levels of combustible gases, oxygen, carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulphide with XCell sensors.  This particular version has the charcoal housing.  It’s a reliable, rugged and real-time instrument.

The Altair 4XR has the ability to connect to an app (currently in the Google Play Store) and quickly update settings.  This app will also allow real-time event notifications to be sent via text message.  Other features include compliance reminders, the creation of notification groups and the ability to email calibration details.

This multi gas detector is suitable for use in industries include fire service, contracting, industrial, mining, oil and gas and utilities.  The compliance feature allows you to see at a glance whether or not your MSA multi gas detector has been bump tested.

In comparison to the MSA Altair 4X multi gas detector, the 4XR is still compatible with the MSA Galaxy GX2 stand.  The MSA 4XR has a Bluetooth activation screen. Included in the box of the MSA Altair 4XR is the device itself, a charger, calibration cap and short piece of tubing. 

This Altair 4XR can be used with the MSA ALTAIR Pump Probe for pumped applications. 

Key Features

  • Datalogging function has ability to log more than 500 event logs
  • Tested to survive 25 drops from 4 feet (1.2m) and an incidental 25ft (7.5m) drop on to concrete
  • IP rating 68, which means it can stand dust and water ingress at 2 meters for at least 1 hour
  • MotionAlert feature, when activated, tells others that the user has become immobile
  • InstantAlert feature, when activated, notifies others of a potentially dangerous situation
  • Other sensors are available with different versions of the MSA Altair 4XR



4.4 x 3.0 x 1.4” (11 x 7.6 x 3.5cm)


8 oz (228g)

Measurement   Ranges

  • LEL (Pen) – 0-100%
  • O2 – 0-30%
  • CO – 0-1999 ppm
  • H2S – 0-200 ppm


  • LEL – 1%
  • O2 – 0.1%
  • CO – 1 ppm
  • H2S – 1 ppm


Rechargeable Li-polymer Battery with 24-hour runtime   and <4 hour charge time

Temperature   Range

  • –40 °F to +140 °F
  • –40 °C to +60 °C

Relative   Humidity

  • 5 % – 95 % intermittent
  • 15 % – 90 % non-condensing


4 years instrument and sensor warranty


Directive 2014/34/EU (ATEX): II 1G Ex ia da IIC T4 Ga,   –40°C to +60°C, IP68
CE 0080
Directive 2014/30/EU (EMC): EN50270 Type 2, EN61000-6-3

North   America - USA
Class I, Division 1, Groups A, B, C & D Class   II,
Division 1, Groups E, F & G Class III, Division   1
Ambient temperature: –40°C   to +60°C; T4
Canada CSA
CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 152 Combustible Gas
Detection Instruments C22.2 No. 152
Performance Ambient Temperature: –20°C to +54°C;   T4
C22.2 No. 157 Intrinsic Safety Ambient Temperature: –40°C to +54°C;   T4

Ex ia da IIC T4 Ga, –40°C to   +60°C, IP68


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