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BD16 distance measuring device

Precise laser measurement of distances, areas and volumes

Precise measurement of distances, areas and volumes within seconds

The ambitious handymen that wants to achieve great things in his work at home or for his hobby, needs accordingly precise measuring instruments. Thanks to laser measurements the BD16 determines the exact measures of distances, areas and volumes without the slightest effort and at the speed of light.

Hence, the tasks of measuring as well as correctly and thus cost-effectively calculating floor space or wall surfaces and also room volume are mere child's play for the laser distance measuring device.

Its measuring accuracy with a deviation of only 3 millimetres and a maximum range of about 40 metres make the BD16 an ideal tool for almost every craftsman and do-it-yourselfer.

And yet the precise distance measuring device can offer even more, e.g. the MIN and MAX tracking functions as well as 'Pythagoras' and 'Pythagoras times two' – enabling i.a. indirect calculations of distances or heights.

Can be used as spirit level thanks to bubble

Since this is a question of measuring precisely in a horizontal line, the measuring device is further provided with a spirit level function implemented in form of a bubble – a useful feature, yet by no means standard.

All further equipment features of the practice-optimised distance measuring device BD16 also demonstrate first-class functionality and easy handling characteristics. This includes the automatic switch-off function: after 30 seconds for the laser, after 3 minutes in case of the measuring instrument as a whole.

Moreover, the measuring device scores with a large illuminated display with white, inverted, easy-to-read digits and a robust dust- and splash-proof housing compliant with IP54. This is particularly advantageous in rough operating conditions. The practical belt clip ensures that the measuring device is always at hand whenever needed.

Special equipment features

BD16 - Dimensions
BD16 - Precise measurements
Precise measurements
BD16 – Perspective
BD16 – Side view
Slim and flat with belt clip

Precise laser measurement:

Measurement to be made from the front and rear edge
Belt clip
Robust workmanship – dust- and splash-proof (IP54)
Technical data by comparison

All distance measuring devices in direct comparison:

So that you can find exactly the right measuring device for you, you have the opportunity to clearly compare all distance measuring devices from Trotec with one another.

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Technical data by comparison

A few practical benefits:

  • Range of 0.05 m to 40 m
  • Indirect distance and height or partial height calculation (3-point Pythagoras functions)
  • Precise measurement of distances, areas and volumes within seconds
  • Illuminated multi-line display
  • Non-stop measuring mode with Min/Max function
  • Addition and subtraction of measuring results
  • Automatic saving of the 10 most recent measured values
  • Can be used as spirit level thanks to bubble
  • Robust workmanship – dust- and splash-proof (IP54)
  • Measurement to be made from the front and rear edge
  • Automatic switch-off
  • Belt clip
  • Wrist strap


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Distance meter BD16

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Technical data

Technical data
General information
  Article number 3.510.205.154
Distance measurement
  Min. measuring range | Distance measurement 0.05 m
  Min. measuring range [m] 0.05
  Max. measuring range [m] 40
  Min. measuring range [ft] 0.16
  Max. measuring range [ft] 131
  Resolution 1 mm
  Typical measuring tolerance ± 3 mm
  Ø of the laser point at distance 10 [mm] 10
  Ø of the laser point at distance 20 [mm] 12
  Ø of the laser point at distance 40 [mm] 20
  class 2
  output < [mW] 1
Memory organisation
  Recall of previous measurements 10
Device control
  Push buttons
Housing design
Type of protection
Power supply
  Internal (battery) 2 x 1.5 V, AA
  Measurements per battery set ~ 5.000
Ambient conditions
  Operation - min. temperature [°C] 0
  Operation - max. temperature [°C] 40
  Storage - min. temperature [°C] -20
  Storage - max. temperature [°C] 70
Standard scope of delivery
Standard scope of delivery
  Measuring device
  Belt clip
  Wrist strap
  Getting started guide
Ascertainable measured values and functions
Internal sensors
  Distance [m]
Functions and features
  Minimum value display
  Maximum value display
  Automatic switch-off
  Backlit display
  Pythagoras function
  Non-stop measuring function
  Area measurement
  Volume measurement
  Recall of previous measurements
  Battery status indication

 standard equipment

 optionally available

 not available