MSA ALTAIR 5X Colour - LEL Pen / O2 / CO / H2S / 0-100% Vol CH4
  • O2
  • CO
  • H2S
  • LEL
MSA ALTAIR 5X Colour - LEL Pen / O2 / CO / H2S / 0-100% Vol CH4

Product Code - 10119658

exc VAT £2,002.00 inc VAT £2,402.40

Please note: this product is now obsolete.

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 5X Colour - LEL Pen (O2 / CO / H2S / 0-100% Vol / CH4)

Please note: this product is now obsolete.

The MSA Altair 5X will simultaneously detect up to six gases and is ideal for hazardous situations.

This particular multi gas detector has a colour display and can detect the following gases: combustible gases (LEL – calibrated to pentane), oxygen (O2), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and also methane (CH4).

Exclusive features of the Altair 5X make the instrument ideal for confined space applications.  MotionAlert activates when a user becomes disabled or motionless and shows others where the user is situated.  InstantAlert allows you to manually alert others to a hazardous situation.

Key Features

  • Polycarbonate robust housing – tested to survive a 10 ft drop
  • No external accessories needed for the pump function as it is integrated
  • Glove-friendly buttons
  • Fully compatible with MSA Galaxy GX2 and MSA Link Pro
  • 18 languages available
  • Adjustable back-lit display and datalogging function (200 hrs minimum)
  • Event log records 1000 events as standard


  • 0 to 100% LEL
  • 0 -100% Vol CH4
  • 0 – 30% Vol. O2
  • 0 – 2000 ppm CO
  • 0 – 200 ppm H2S
  • 1% LEL
  • 1% Vol CH4
  • 0.1% Vol O2
  • 1 ppm CO
  • 1 ppm H2S
Dimensions 6.69” x 3.49” x 1.79”
Weight 1 lb (without IR sensor)
  • Audible (>95 dB at 1 ft)
  • Vibration
  • Visual (2 ultra-bright LEDs)
Battery Rechargeable li-ion or AA alkaline
Run Time 20 hours @ room temperature
Charging Time <6 hours
Operating Period -20°C to +50°C; -40°C to +50°C – Short Period Operation
Humidity 15 – 90 % RH non-condensing
IP Rating IP-65
Standard Warranty
  • 3 year including CO/H2S/LEL/O2/SO2/IR Sensors
  • 2 years including NH3 and Cl2
  • Other sensors 1 year
  • USA / Canada ETL, Canada CSA
  • ATEX Directive 94/9/EC
  • ANZEx Australia/New Zealand - Test Safe Australia
  • IECEx - Test Safe Australia
  • ISO9001
  • UL - 110412_JTPD_E190105
  • CSA - 141204_CSA_2072894_70013697
  • EU - FTZU - FTZU09E0026, FTZU - FTZU09E0027, FTZU - FTZU09ATEX0006X, FTZU - FTZU08ATEX0340X, Marine (DGUV) - 120224_DGUV_213.050
What's Included
  • Altair 5X Detector
  • Charging cradle
  • Instruction manual
  • Calibration certificate
  • Tubing and filters
  • Screwdriver

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Frontline Safety will arrange uplift of any damaged or wrongly received goods and if on inspection of goods we also find them to be damaged, faulty or incorrectly supplied, we will offer replacement goods or provide a full refund.

We recommend you inspect all goods prior to signing for and accepting delivery. If there is any visible damage to the outer packaging, ensure goods are sign for as damaged. In instances where it isn’t possible to sign for goods as damaged, these should be signed for as unexamined.

Note: If your goods happen to develop a fault out with the standard returns period but within supplied warranty period or if you require any additional assistance, please contact us on 0844 550 0001 or email [email protected]


All postage, handling, customs and duty charges for all returned goods are the responsibility of the customer. We recommend using a fully traceable, insured service as goods are your responsibility while in transit.

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