For ANDROID only.
When the Stream Vision for Android will be updated to version 2,5,0 photos and videos previously saved to the smartphone will no longer be accessible via the application. Starting from version 2,5,0 Stream Vision application for ANDROID has a different place for storing saved videos and photos - DCIM/StreamVision. To retrieve all files and make them accessible via Stream Vision app it is necessary to move them from the folder “android/data/com.yukon.app/file” to new location for storing files DCIM/StreamVision.

Before updating the firmware make sure that your device is connected to power or battery shows the full charge. 

1. Pair
 - Connect your smartphone to your device via Wi-Fi.
 - Launch Stream Vision application.
 - Wait till the name of your device will be shown on the home screen of Stream Vision application. Now your device is synchronized with Stream Vision application. 

2. Unpair
 - Disconnect your smartphone from the device. 

3. Connect to the internet
- Connect your smartphone to the internet. 

4. Check and download
 - Launch Stream Vision application, go to My Devices and make sure that the device name listed in the top panel is your current device.
 - Press “Check for update” button.
 - If the new firmware is available, the button will become blue saying Download new software (The size of new firmware is 2Mb).
 - Press the blue button to download the new firmware to your smartphone.

 5. Pair
 - Connect your smartphone to your device via Wi-Fi.
 - Launch Stream Vision application.

6. Update
 - Go to My Devices and press update firmware button (highlighted in blue). The progress bar will appear on the screen of your smartphone.
 - Wait until the firmware file will be copied to the device. The installation will start automatically.
 - You will see the installation progress bar on the screen of your device.
 - After the firmware update is complete, the device will shut down automatically.

Can I use RCR123A rechargeable batteries (voltage 3.7V) to power APEX sights? 

The use of rechargeable batteries is an extra option. Before using them, please consider the below listed peculiarities. The sight’s battery compartment is designed for non-rechargeable CR123A batteries. Please pay attention to the physical size of your rechargeable batteries – they are often larger than regular batteries, this does not allow the battery compartment cover to close properly.

The thermal sight shows correctly the charge of regular 3V non-rechargeable batteries (voltage range displayed is 6 – 7.4 V). When using rechargeables (voltage range 6 – 7.4 V), low battery indicator shows false readings: the sight will detect batteries as fully charged even upon extremely low charge level, when the sight is about to switch off.

It is not recommended to discharge a Li-Ion battery below 3V. A rechargeable battery without deep discharge protection degrades after several deep discharges, and the sight will keep discharging them since 6V voltage (two 3V rechargeable batteries) is taken as indication of fully charge.

To increase self-contained operation time, we suggest that you use external power supplies which can be connected to a special port in the sight.   
  
Is it allowed to use the sight attached to the mount with two screws? 

Yes. But before use please fix the mount with glue, and fix the screws with a thread sealant.

What is the max. tightening force for the Weaver mount screws?

Suggested tightening force is 6Nm, maximum is 7Nm. Screws break at 8Nm.

I have not found information on the size of mounts in the user manual. 

The full list of mounts and their description are available at
http://www.pulsar-nv.com/upload/medialibrary/d5c/digisight_rifle_mounts_catalogue_eng.pdf
(DOWNLOAD section on our web site). 

When shooting the battery compartment cover opens spontaneously. 

Most probably the cover has not been closed or has been wrongly closed. This may be caused either by the use of rechargeable batteries of larger size which do not allow the cover to be closed (see above) or due to incorrect sequence of operations when closing the cover. 

First, when the cover is removed, turn the knob to the closed position; herewith two spring driven latches appear on both sides of the cover. Install the batteries into the battery compartment, close the cover, press it strongly from upwards (you can push both zones under which the latches are located). The cover should be completely fixed (both latches should be able to fix in sight’s body, one can hear a click). You can easily check it when pressing the cover from downwards (see Pic.).

apex_cap_test.jpg

The most common mistake – the cover snaps only on one side (contact between the cover and the batteries is poor and power failure happens when shooting). 
  
The sight runs on external power but the batteries in the battery compartment discharge. 

In this case external power has the priority. Please note that upon full discharge of external power you will have to re-start the sight (the sight does not switch automatically to battery power).

Can I have a description of APEX reticles please? 

Please click on the links below to read the description of the APEX reticles:

 - Apex XD38 Thermal Sight Reticle Catalogue
(http://www.pulsar-nv.com/upload/medialibrary/a3a/apex_38_reticle_catalogue.pdf)

 - Apex XD50 Thermal Sight Reticle Catalogue
(http://www.pulsar-nv.com/upload/medialibrary/d67/apex_50_reticle_catalogue.pdf)

 - Apex XD75 Thermal Sight Reticle Catalogue
(http://www.pulsar-nv.com/upload/medialibrary/8fe/apex_75_reticle_catalogue.pdf)

Please let me know the size of reticles in the Digisight and Digisight LRF riflescopes. You can find information on the size of reticles in the Digisight and Digisight LRF riflescopes on our website in the Reticle Catalog at DOWNLOAD section on our website.

Is it possible to deactivate the reticle in the Digisight and Digisight LRF riflescopes? No. This function is not available. During the video signal transmission from riflescope to video recorder the reticle is present in the video file.

I have lost a rubber eyeshade. Can you help me? Eyeshades, lens and eyepiece caps, battery containers, etc. are readily available from Yukon distributors.

There are various types and sizes of AA rechargeable batteries: NiMH (nickel-metal-hydride), NiCd (nickel-cadmium), NiZn (nickel-zink), and lithium (namely Lithium-Ion, Li-Po (Lithium-Polymer). Which kind of battery is best for the Digisight riflescopes? Every rechargeable battery has its advantages and disadvantages. Lithium batteries (Li-Ion, Li-Po, Li-Fe) have a nominal voltage of 3.3-3.7V. The use of such rechargeable batteries may damage a NV riflescope. The Digisight can be used with NiMH, NiCd and NiZn rechargeable batteries. NiMH batteries feature longer life (have increased number of charge/discharge cycles). NiZn batteries allow a riflescope to operate longer, although its service life does not exceed 300 charge/discharge cycles.

Can I power the riflescope with two AA Li-Ion rechargeable batteries rated at 3.7V each plus two conducting dummy batteries of the same size? Even though total voltage will exceed the limit by 1.4V, the riflescope will be operating. Upon battery discharge (until about 4V), the riflescope switches off. Li-Ion batteries normally have protection option (when voltage sinks to a certain level, the battery stops current feed (specific discharge value depends on actual battery)). It is possible that the riflescope may show fully charged battery until it switches off.

When zeroing the riflescope in the daytime, sometimes I cannot achieve a contrast image of the target (the image is overexposed). The Digisight is a night riflescope suitable for day operation. In case of frequent day use, you can eliminate exposure by drilling a 4-5 mm hole in the centre of the lens cap (you can also install a dark light filter on the hole). 

I have not found information on the size of mounts in the user manual. 
The full list of mounts and their description are available at DOWNLOAD section on our website. 

What is the max. tightening force for the Weaver mount screws?
Suggested tightening force is 6Nm, maximum is 7Nm. Screws break at 8Nm.

What are the different ways to record video footage on the Digisight and Digisight LRF riflescopes? You can use any video recorder that has a RCA plug. As an option, you can use the Yukon MPR Mobile Player / Recorder that is fully compatible with the Digisight riflescopes scope and supplied with a long cable designed to make videos. Also, we have a video recorder CVR640 featuring 640x480 pixels recording resolution and has a cable to record with the scope (user manual enclosed). During the video signal transmission from riflescope to video recorder the reticle is present in the video file.

Can I use the Digisight and Digisight LRF in the daylight without damaging it? Yes, you can. The scopes use a CCD chip resistant to bright light exposure.

Is it possible to upgrade the firmware of the Digisight N750 / N770 to obtain all functions of the Digisight N750A / N770A series? The riflescopes Digisight N750 / N770 and Digisight N770A / N770A differ not only by its built-in firmware but also by some electronic components. That’s why it is not possible to upgrade firmware of the previous riflescope models. 

Can I use Reticle Manager software for Digisight N550 to design and edit reticles for other models of Digisight series? The Reticle Manager is not to be used with the riflescopes Digisight N750 / N770 / N750A / N770A and Digisight LRF; it works with the Digisight N550 model only. You can download one of the reticles from DOWNLOAD section of our website.

Digisight Ultra N355 does not operate on external power supply. Battery Pack is not installed on the riflescope. Stable operation of the riflescope with certain external power supplies (like power bank) is not guaranteed unless the standard IPS5/IPS10 Battery Pack is installed. Before using an external power supply, install the Battery Pack (it may be empty) on the riflescope. You can remove the Battery Pack once the riflescope is on. 

 


Product name structure is as follows:

Pulsar thermal imaging devices product name structure

Mandatory elements of the product name are written in black font, optional elements are written in blue.

Legend:

(1) Product category (e.g. Thermal imaging scope, thermal imaging riflescope, etc.)

(2) Proper name (e.g. Core, Quantum Lite, Trail LRF, etc.).
Abbreviation «LRF» in proper name means that thermal device has an integrated laser rangefinder

(3) Prefix letter. Used in product name of the Core line. Meanings:
 F – the device can be used as a front attachment for day optics,
 R – the device can be used as a riflescope. 

(4) Frame rate identification letter. Meanings:
 X – the device features 50 Hz frame rate,
 H30 Hz,
 L9 Hz.

(5) Sensor identification letter. Meanings (resolution, pixel @ pixel pitch, µm):
 D - 384x288 @ 25,
 Q - 384x288 @ 17,
 P - 640x480 @ 17

(6) Lens focus identification. The number (28, 38, 50, etc.) indicates an objective lens focus in millimeters.
Exception:
 Thermal Imaging Monocular Core FXQ35 has the lens with 38 mm focal length;  thermal Imaging Monocular Core FXQ55 has the lens with 50 mm focal length. 

(7) Postfix letter / letters. Indicate additional features of the device or differences between the devices within the product line (e.g. functionality, display type, etc.)

What sights can it be mounted on? The Yukon Company manufactures adapters that allow the mounting of a front attachment on a day optics (including sights) where external diameter of the lens body is in the ranges of 45.5 mm, 46 mm, 46.5 mm, 46.7…50.6 mm, 51.6 mm, 53.4 mm and 54.7 … 65.6 mm. The absolute majority of sights with lens diameter of 42 mm, 50 mm and 56 mm satisfy this condition. 

Will it support large-calibre weapons? The adapter is designed to withstand shots of 6000J, thus it can be mounted on large-calibre weapons. 

 

Will a plastic adapter withstand high shock loads? Yes, a plastic adapter will allow the adapter to be used for a weapon for a cartridge with muzzle energy of up to 6000J. 

 

Does the adapter require to be zeroedThe adapter does not need zeroing. If your adapter has been subjected to a sharp blow, or has been dropped, you may check the average hit point and correct it yourself if required without having to take it to the service centre. 

 

Does the average hit point move when the adapter is attached? The average hit point does not move when the adapter is attached. The adapter has 1x calibrated exact digital zoom scaling. This means no absence of displacement relative to the day sight mark when the adapter is inclined.  

 

How is visibility through the unit at night? The image is in black and white with adjustable brightness and contrast. 

 

How is the adapter fitted to the sight? Measure the outside dimension of the body of the sight with a caliper. Select the insert ring as per the table and according to the measured size. Fix the ring to the adapter and mount the adapter on the sight. If the adapter does not fit onto the sight with the correct ring, the clamp screw must be slightly loosened. Snap the clamp closed. An adapter may not be used without an insert ring. Before clamping the adapter, the image must be placed in the centre of the optical sight, by tilting the adapter gently up and down and from left to right. 

 

How is the adapter aligned on the sight? Release the clamp on the adapter and then follow one of the methods presented below. The first method uses the horizon function in the adapter menu to align approximately the crosshair of the sight and the crosshair of the horizon function. The second method is to align the upper and lower edges of the display in parallel with the lines of the crosshairs and move the crosshair by sight to the centre of the display.


Which is the best illuminator to use with the adapter?
 An optional Pulsar IR illuminator (any model) may be used, but the best is the Pulsar-X850 with 850 nm wavelength, which allows distance to be increased thanks to higher sensor sensitivity in this range. Pulsar IR illuminators are equipped with their own batteries, which will increase the life of the adapter. 

 

Can the adapter be mounted on a sight with parallax adjustment? Yes, but the parallax adjustment wheel should be set to a distance of 100 metres. 

 

The Distance Function – what is this for? This function is needed to correct the excess of the optical axis of the adapter over the optical axis of the sight during particularly accurate shooting. The factory setting of the adapter is 100 m. When firing over other distances, the user can make a correction with the Distance function in the adapter menu. The following distances are available: 15, 20, 30, 50, 75, 100 (default), 150 and 300 metres. At the same time, deviations from the aiming point are not significant. When shooting, for example, over 150 and 50 metres, they will be only 2 cm above and below the aiming point. It is advisable to use this function if you are shooting either at very close distances (less than 30 metres), or shooting small animals. 

 

Why the unit is constantly taking photos? The unit is making a calibration of the sensor (nonuniformity correction). In the course of the calibration process the image freezes on the screen – it is normal and is not a defect. By default, at the factory the unit is set to automatic calibration mode (software decides when calibration is necessary), but the user can change it in the Main menu - Calibration mode. It is necessary to choose semi-automatic calibration mode or manual. In this case the user will decide when to launch calibration of the sensor by pressing ON/Off button shortly. 

Images of the hot objects  remain on the screen (ghosts on the image). The unit is set to manual calibration (nonuniformity correction) mode, but during calibration the lens cover was not closed. It is necessary to calibrate the unit with objective lens cover closed. To avoid constant closing of the lens cover the user can change calibration mode in the Main menu to semi-automatic or automatic.

The unit has a small image on the screen and zoom is not working. The unit is set to Picture-in-Picture mode. In this mode auxiliary image with zoom is present in the field of view. To activate and deactivate Picture-in-picture mode it is necessary to press and hold Zoom button.

The unit makes photos instead of making videos. The unit can make photos or videos depending on which mode is selected. Icon indicating Photo/Video mode is located in the top left corner of the screen. To switch between the modes, it is necessary to press and hold REC button. The icon will change showing the active mode photo or video.

The unit produces a strange clicking sound. The sound is produced during the calibration (nonunifromity correction) when it is set to automatic or semiautomatic mode. Sound is produced by the shutter between the lens and the sensor inside the unit – this effect is normal and is not a defect.

Can I charge the battery in the unit via the Micro-USB port? The unit’s battery can be charged via Micro-USB port, but the charging time will be longer compared to the charging time via provided charging unit.

How to download video and photo files from the HELION unit to PC? Turn the unit on. Insert the USB cable into the Micro USB port of the unit and into the USB port on the PC.  Select – “Use as memory card” from the list on the unit’s screen. The device should appear in the list of drives on computer. Open the drive to access files. 

How can I choose a different color in HELION other than black and white? The color palettes are located in the Main menu. By selecting the color palette, you make it a default color pallet when device starts. In order to switch fast to the Hot white palette when other color is selected short press Navigation button UP

The range finder shows incorrect values of distance. Stadiametric rangefinder can be accessed via the Quick menu. It has 3 reference objects (Hare - 0,3m, Wild Boar – 0,7m, Deer - 1,7m) on the left side of the screen with distance values and two horizontal lines in the center.  The lines can be moved closer or further away from one another with the help of navigation UP and DOWN buttons. The object of observation has to be placed between the lines and the lines have to be moved so as to fit the bottom of the object (feet of the animal) and top (head of the animal). In this case the value next to the corresponding animal will show the approximate distance to the object. Stadiametric range finder helps to estimate the distance to the object based on its size. The results can deviate depending on how precisely the measurement was made and how close the height of the object corresponds to the height of the reference animals.  

How to switch on Wi-Fi in the unit. There are two ways for activation of Wi-Fi hotspot in Helion units.
1. In the Main menu – Wi-Fi activation 
2. By pressing and holding Navigation UP button.
The Wi-Fi icon in the status bar below the screen will change its status 
The Android or iOS phones and tablets can be connected to Helion’s hotspot and can control the units remotely with the help of free Stream Vision app.

The phone does not connect to the Helion’s hot spot. In case when the phone does not connect to the Helion’s Wi-Fi network it is necessary to check the password set in the Main menu – Wi-Fi settings.  Default password set during production is 12345. 

How to update software in Helion thermal imager? The unit has to have the full battery or it has to be connected to a power source.
1. Connect the unit to the smartphone via Wi-Fi and open Stream Vision App
2. Disconnect from the unit’s Wi-Fi and connect to the internet network.
3. Launch the app and download new firmware via My devices screen
4. Connect with the Helion unit again and launch Stream Vision app
5. In “My devices” click update firmware button highlighted in blue
6. After the file is copied to the unit the update will start in the unit.
After updating the unit will switch off. You can check the new Firmware number in the unit’s settings or you can check it with Stream Vision app in My Devices screen in the line starting with FW:…

Where is the microphone in Helion models? In Helion models the microphone is located on the bottom side and looks like a small hole in the housing of the unit. If the microphone is closed with hand during operation the sound quality can be lower than expected.
 
How to use Helion for motion Detection? Helion thermal imagers can be used as security cameras with motion detection capability. For this purpose, several steps have to be fulfilled:
1. The unit must be statically mounted on a hard surface (roof, wall, poll, tree stem, high seat, tripod etc.) and pointed to the location where the moving targets can appear. 
2. The unit has to be connected via Wi-fi with the smartphone or tablet.
3. Stream vision free app has to be launched on the smartphone.
4. In the Settings of Stream Vision app, Motion detection function should be active (The user can select accuracy level and type of signal which the phone will produce when motion is detected – vibration or sound).
When all the steps are done on the screen of the viewfinder in Stream vision app, small and large squares will be appearing whenever the motion is detected.  At the same time the smartphone will produce selected type of signal. 

Why does the metal plate on the side of the units get hot after long operation? The metal plate on the side of the unit plays the role of the heatsink. It takes away the heat produced by the electronics inside the unit. This passive cooling element helps to increase sensor sensitivity and maintain uniform temperature of the electronic components. 
Why does the unit drain batteries when it is switched off? After the work with the unit is over make sure that the unit is switched off completely. For this purpose, press and hold ON/OFF button for more than 3 seconds – a countdown will be displayed on the screen.  After the unit is off take the battery out and keep it separately. If the button is held for less than 3 seconds, the unit will activate “Display Off” mode. In this mode the unit still uses power and the batteries will be discharged if the sight will be left for storage like that.
 
What targets can be used for zeroing TRAIL? The target object has to have a temperature difference (colder or hotter) with the background. In this case the target object will be clearly visible. Apart from specialized thermal imaging target which can be quite expensive such objects as hand warmers or heated or chilled metal objects can be used. 

How can you select the distance if the Trail was zeroed for several distances or rifles? The distances can be selected via Quick menu. When the sight is zeroed for several different distances, selection option will become available in the Quick menu. 

What means Freeze zeroing? Freeze zeroing function (snowflake icon) helps to freeze the image during zeroing procedure. For this purpose, after the first zeroing shots it is necessary to point the weapon so that it is directed at exact center of the target and activate Freeze zeroing.  In this case the image will become still on the screen and it will be not moving due to the natural shaking of hands or equipment. Moving zeroing cross to POI when the image is frozen is much easier if Freeze zeroing is used.

What is zoom zeroing used for? Zoom zeroing function helps to increase zeroing accuracy of TRAIL riflescopes. Zoom zeroing allows the shooter to zero the riflescope on zoom. Increasing magnification of the riflescope by 2x (e.g. 1,6x2=3,2) makes the click value two times smaller (click value for every riflescope can be found in the respective reticle catalogue or technical specifications of the unit in the user manual).  Respectively increasing magnification of the unit by 4 makes click value 4 times smaller.

Why the unit is constantly taking photos? The unit is making a calibration of the sensor (nonuniformity correction). In the course of the calibration process the image freezes on the screen – it is normal and is not a defect. By default, at the factory the unit is set to automatic calibration mode (software decides when calibration is necessary), but the user can change it in the Main menu - Calibration mode. It is necessary to choose semi-automatic calibration mode or manual. In this case the user will decide when to launch calibration of the sensor by pressing ON/Off button shortly.

Images of the hot objects  remain on the screen (ghosts on the image). The unit is set to manual calibration (nonuniformity correction) mode, but during calibration the lens cover was not closed. It is necessary to calibrate the unit with objective lens cover closed. To avoid constant closing of the lens cover the user can change calibration mode in the Main menu to semi-automatic or automatic.

The unit has a small image on the screen and zoom is not working. The unit is set to Picture-in-Picture mode. In this mode auxiliary image with zoom is present in the field of view. To activate and to deactivate Picture-in-picture mode it is necessary to press and hold Zoom button.

The unit makes photos instead of making videos. The unit can make photos or videos depending on which mode is selected. Icon indicating Photo/Video mode is located in the top left corner of the screen. To switch between the modes, it is necessary to press and hold REC button. The icon will change showing the active status photo or video.

The unit produces a strange clicking sound. The sound is produced during the calibration (nonunifromity correction) when it is set to automatic or semiautomatic mode. Sound is produced by the shutter between the lens and the sensor inside the unit – this effect is normal and is not a defect.

Can I charge the battery in the unit via the Micro-USB port? The unit’s battery can be charged via Micro-USB port, but the charging time will be longer compared to the charging time via provided charging unit.

How to download video and photo files from the Trail unit to PC? Turn the unit on. Insert the USB cable into the Micro USB port of the unit and into the USB port on the PC.  Select – “Use as memory card” from the list on the unit’s screen. The device should appear in the list of drives on computer. Open the folder to access files.

How can I choose a different color other than black and white? TRAIL models offer only Hot White or Hot Black color palettes. This is done for the purpose of providing the best identification capabilities to the shooter.  

The range finder shows incorrect values of distance. Stadiametric rangefinder can be accessed via the Quick menu. It has 3 reference objects (Hare - 0,3m, Wild Boar – 0,7m, Deer - 1,7m) on the left side of the screen with distance values and two horizontal lines in the center.  The lines can be moved closer or further away from one another with the help of navigation UP and DOWN buttons. The object of observation has to be placed between the lines and the lines have to be moved so as to fit the bottom of the object (feet of the animal) and top (head of the animal). In this case the value next to the corresponding animal will show the approximate distance to the object. Stadiametric range finder helps to estimate the distance to the object based on its size. The results can deviate depending on how precisely the measurement was made and how close the height of the object corresponds to the height of the reference animals. 

How to switch on Wi-Fi in the unit. There are two ways for activation of Wi-Fi hotspot in TRAIL units.
1. In the Main menu – Wi-Fi activation 
2. By pressing and holding Navigation UP button.
The Wi-Fi icon in the status bar below the screen will change its status 
The Android or iOS phones and tablets can be connected to Trails’s hotspot and can control the units remotely with the help of free Stream Vision app.

The phone does not connect to the Trails’s hot spot. In case when the phone does not connect to the Trail’s Wi-Fi network it is necessary to check the password set in the Main menu – Wi-Fi settings. Default password set during production is 12345.

How to update software in Trail thermal imager? The unit has to have the full battery or it has to be connected to a power source.
1. Connect the unit to the smartphone via Wi-Fi and open Stream Vision App
2. Disconnect from the unit’s Wi-Fi and connect to the internet network.
3. Launch the app and download new firmware via My devices screen
4. Connect with the Trail unit again and launch Stream Vision app
5. In “My devices” click update firmware button highlighted in blue
6. After the file is copied to the unit the update will start in the unit.
After updating the unit will switch off. You can check the new Firmware number in the unit’s settings or you can check it with Stream Vision app in My Devices screen.

Where is the microphone in Trail models? In Trail models the microphone is located on the bottom side and looks like a small hole in the housing of the unit. If the microphone is closed with hand during operation the sound quality can be lower than expected.

Why does the metal plate on the side of the units get hot after long operation? The metal plate on the side of the unit plays the role of the heatsink. It takes away the heat produced by the electronics inside the unit. This passive cooling element helps to increase sensor sensitivity and maintain uniform temperature of the electronic components.  

I own a Quantum HD38. Is it possible to update its firmware to get automatic calibration function? No. The automatic calibration in the latest versions of the Quantum thermal imagers is realized due to the presence of the internal shutter, not available in the design of the Quantum HD38 unit.

I have connected the CVR640 video recorder to the Quantum HD50S unit and started recording. But I get a black screen instead of a video clip. Why does it happen? First of all, make sure that you have correctly connected the unit with the video recorder. If the connection is OK, check that you have activated the video output in the Quantum unit by selecting a video signal standard (PAL or NTSC).

Can I use a thermal imager to see through glass? No, there are no thermal imagers able to look through glass because glass does not let infrared radiation within 8-13ɥm pass.

Why do I need to calibrate the image? Calibration levels background temperature of the microbolometer and eliminates image flaws (such as vertical stripes, ghost images of objects etc.). Intervals between calibrations depend on operating time: the longer a thermal imager operates in continuous mode, the less frequent calibration is required.

Is it possible to reduce or to avoid the sound of shutter actuation when calibrating the sensor? The manual calibration allows you to calibrate the image absolutely noiselessly. To do this, cover the lens with a lens cap or with a palm of your hand before pressing the calibration button. Thermal imagers Quantum feature three calibration modes: manual, automatic, and semi-automatic.

Can I install the Quantum thermal imager on a rifle and use as a thermal riflescope? No, the Quantum monocular is not designed to be installed on a rifle and used as a riflescope.

Can the bright sunlight damage a thermal imager? It is not recommended that the thermal imager with open lens cap is pointed at powerful sources of energy (unit emitting laser radiation or the Sun), because it may negatively impact the accuracy of the thermal imager. Do not use your thermal unit at temperatures exceeding +50 °С as high temperature may damage the unit.

Does a thermal imager emit anything and is this radiation dangerous? Thermal imagers are absolutely safe because the unit itself does not emit anything but only receives and analyses the incoming signal (infrared emission from objects).

Can the Quantum see a man behind the wall? Based on its mode of functioning, a thermal imager is only able to see surface radiation of a body. The Quantum unit can detect cracks in the wall or defective thermal insulation but it is not able to see through the wall.

What is the service life of the Quantum imagers? The notion of the “service life” should be treated in an integrated manner (microbolometer, display, boards, buttons, shutter and other parts and joints). Manufacturers of components may include information on maximum service life in the technical specifications. Yukon Advanced Optics tests all parts and joints for nonfailure operating time before launching series production of its units. Every unit produced by our company is covered by a three-year warranty which includes free warranty service. Adhering to rules of operation may significantly extend unit’s life.

What is “refresh frame rate”? Refresh frame rate (measured in Herz – “Hz”) tells you how many times a second the thermal image is refreshed on unit’s display. Higher refresh rate makes observation of fast moving objects more comfortable. The lowest frame rate is 9Hz. It is important to know that thermal imagers with a refresh rate of 30Hz and 50Hz may have export limitations depending on the laws in your region.

During observation a light or a dark spot/circle sometimes appears in the centre of the display. Why does it happen? Is it a defect? The light or dark spot effect in the centre of the image in Quantum thermal imagers may appear if the objective lens is in unfocused position when observing objects with an even temperature background. This effect is either not present or insignificant when focusing directly on a certain object. The spot effect is due to the constructive peculiarity of the objective lens and is most visible in extreme non-operating lens focus positions when observing objects with uniform low temperature contrast, i.e. clear sky. This is not a defect.

Why is the image quality when using the scope at low temperatures is worse than at positive temperatures? Due to various thermal conductivity, objects (surrounding environment, background) under observation get warm faster at positive temperatures, which allows higher temperature contrast and, thus, quality of the image produced by a thermal imager, will be better. At low operating temperatures objects under observation (background) normally cool down to roughly equal temperatures, which leads to lower temperature contrast, and to image quality (precision) degradation.

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