Compact WC-8 DC Yoke

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Compact WC-8 12 Volt DC Yoke with 7 A-H Battery Pack and Charger

The WC-8 uses Western Instruments’ WC-Series Platform, which is similar to the W-Series platform, but far more compact. WC-8 yokes have urethane rubber housing that provides superior durability in rugged environments. Each WC-series yoke is equipped a standard low-profile sealed membrane activation switch, providing the operator proper safety as the switch is a grounding provision and conducts less than 1/2 watt of power.

All W-Series and WC-Series yokes have more height between the operator’s hand and the work piece, which means faster inspections due to a larger view of the target area. All these advancements permit the 12 Volt Pulsed DC Yokes to have a 100% duty cycle!

The ergonomically designed grip, combined with WC-Series light weight reduces operator fatigue and strain, which permits longer and more thorough inspections. The compact design allows the WC-8 to fit into tight spaces better than our full-size W-Series models. Combined with our Universal Articulating Pole Pieces, the WC-8 can be fit to almost any configuration of work piece. Like all W-Series products, the Power Cord Strain Relief system is the most durable in the industry, but on the WC-8 the Strain Relief can be directed up or down, permitting even better access to confined spaces, or simply just for operator preference.

The WC-8 has a special module that converts 12 Volts DC into a pulsed signal, that allows the unit to lift over 50 pounds to comply with DC specifications, but the pulsed DC field induces particle mobility similar to an AC Yoke. The WC-8 draws less than 1/2 Amp, so a 3.0 Amp/Hour Battery Pack will last you a full day (based on Western Instruments’ Battery Duration Tests). Western Instruments offers Battery Packs in 3.0, 7.0, and 12 Amp hour ratings (nominal), and all three can be charged with our High Capacity Smart Charger (1.5 Amps). We also offer our exclusive Dual Output Battery Pack, for use with our WC and W-8 Yokes, so a 12 Volt UV Lamp can be used for totally portable Wet Fluorescent Inspection


Weight: 6.5 pounds (3kg)

Voltage: 12 Volts

Current: 0.5 Amps

Capacity: 0 to 11″ (280mm)

Lift: 50 Pounds minimum (23kg)

Cord: 2′ Coil, extends to 6′

Finish: Red Urethane Rubber

Chargers (for Gel Cells): 115 or 230 Volts

• Compact                                                                                        • Sealed Switch Cover
• Light Weight                                                                                • Rugged Strain Relief
• Comfortable Ergonomic Grip                                                   • Combination of 3 Batteries
• Grounded Solid State Switch                                                    • Optional UL/CSA Approval


Additional information

Weight 18 lbs
Dimensions 19 × 16 × 7 in