Pulsar Quantum Lite XQ23V Thermal Imaging Monocular
NOTE: Pulsar Quantum thermal cameras are discontinued and have been replaced with the Pulsar Axion thermal cameras, please see the following link:
The Quantum lite XQ23V thermal imaging scopes are based on a 384x288 thermal sensor (uncooled microbolometer) with a detection range of 800m. By measuring very small temperature differences, invisible energy patterns are converted by our thermal imager into clear, visible images that the human eye can’t always see. The scopes are designed for the use both in the nighttime and in the daylight in inclement weather conditions (fog, smog, rain) to see through obstacles hindering detection of targets (branches, tallgrass, thick bushes etc.). Unlike the image intensifier tube based night vision devices, thermal imaging scopes do not require an external source of light and are not affected by bright light exposure. Quantum thermal imaging scopes have a wide range of application including night hunting, observation and terrain orientation, search and rescue operations.
Quantum offers a choice of 7 colour palettes for captured by objective lens image, monochrome (usual “hot white”, “hot black”) and colour highlighting the hottest and coldest areas with different colours
Quantum has a stadiametric rangefinder performed in the shape of rangefinding reticle which enables distance measuring to observed objects with known height (deer - 1.7m; boar – 0.7m; hare – 0.3m) with a sufficient precision.
High image frequency
Due to the high image frequency (50 Hz) it is comfortable to use thermal camera dynamically (during rapid moving of observer or object of observation).
The Quantum suggests three operating modes, each designed to deliver best possible image in specific viewing conditions. The modes are as follows: “City” (enhanced contrast), “Forest” (low contrast) and “Identification” (improved rendering of hot objects’ details).
Quick start-up time
The Quantum thermal scopes feature short start-up time (2 seconds) from the push of a button to full operational status. This is one of the best results in its class.
When it is necessary to temporarily stop observation the user can apply DISPLAY OFF function. It provides the necessary level of camouflage (no light from the eyepiece of the device) between observation sessions as well as the fast restart of observation (when display is turned off, all other systems are working; for normal operation it is enough just to power on the display again).
Power saving mode
Disabling the video output module in the Quantum thermal scopes increases self-contained operating time on a set of batteries or external power supply.
The Quantum suggests three calibration modes: silent manual mode (“M”), automatic (“A”) and semiautomatic (“H”). The “A” mode implies calibration without user participation (process initiation (actuation of the shutter) takes place automatically). In the “H” mode the user decides on his own if calibration is required based on the image quality. Button “Cal” is pressed in this mode. Manual calibration (“M”) is carried out by pressing the button when the lens cap is closed. The “M” mode is recommended for hunting due to silent operation.
The body of fiberglass reinforced plastic is able to effectively withstand impact, moisture and dust which allows the units to be used in extreme conditions. The rubber armouring ensures secure grip of the unit.
Wireless remote control
The wireless remote control allows basic operations (On/Off, Calibration, Digital Zoom) to be fulfilled without resorting to standard controls.
Wide range of operating temperatures
Quantum imaging scopes are effective for the use in low temperatures (-25°C) thanks to the frost-resistant OLED display employed in the unit (image remains the same as when viewing at positive environment temperature).
Brightness and contrast control
The control wheel located next to the lens allows the user to setup brightness and contrast most appropriate for specific situation.
Self-contained power supply
The Quantum is powered with four AA size (rechargeable) batteries. The batteries are stored in a container which is then placed in a battery compartment of the unit.
All Quantum models are equipped with an analog video output to enable connection of external recording equipment or transmitting image to the display.
External power supply
Operation time of the unit can be significantly increased thanks to the use of external power supplies (for example, Pulsar EPS3/EPS5) that can be connected with a special jack. When used in frosty weather, the power supply can be stored under the clothes.
Actual information about the status of the thermal imaging device, depicted in the form of blue icons and numbers, is located on the data panel in the lower portion of the screen, and does not interfere with the image observed. When switching between various functions (digital zoom, colour inversion, brightness/contrast settings), the respective large sized icon appears in the right upper portion of the screen
Main control functions (turning on and off the unit, sensor calibration, colour inversion/digital zoom) are carried out with the buttons on the upper panel. The size and location of the buttons are customised for comfortable use both with a gloved or bare hand. Brightness and contrast are set up with the controller wheel located next to the objective lens.
- Accurately Scout Terrain
- Track Game during Fog or Dense Conditions
- Recover Game after Dusk
- Law Enforcement
- Night Security
- Search & Rescue
- Land Surveillance
- Public Safety & Tactical Support
- Safeguard Corporate Facilities, Factories & Warehouses, Government Sites, or Residential Property
- Electrical Hot-Spot Detection
- Heat/Refrigerant Leak Detection
- Thermal Imaging Scope
- Carrying case
- User manual
- Video cable
- External power supply cable
- Hand strap
- Automotive cigarette lighter adapter
- Spare battery container
- Cleaning cloth
- Warranty card
Frame Rate - 50 Hz
Microbolometer resolution - 384x288 pixels
Pixel Pitch - 17 µm
Display type - OLED
Display Resolution - 640x480 pixels.
Magnification - 1.8 to 7.2 x
Digital zoom - 2x; 3x; 4x
Objective Lens - F22.5/1.4
Field of View - 16.5 x 12.4° (horizontal x vertical)
Horizontal Field of view - 29m @100m
Exit pupil - 8 mm
Eye Relief - 20 mm
Diopter adjustment - ± 5 dptr.
Close-up distance -3m
Range of detection - 800m (object high x width = 1.7 x 0.5m)
Power Supply - 4 ÷ 6 V
Battery type - 4xAA
Battery Life, 5.5 ... 6.5 hours (video out off)
External Power Supply - DC 8.4 ÷ 15
Physical & operational characteristics
Start-up time - 2 seconds
Remote control - wireless
Operating Temperature - - 25 … +50 °С
Level of Protection (acc. to IEC 60529) - PX4
Dimensions - 200x86x59mm
Weight (without batteries) - 0.35kg
3 Years Warranty
ATP is an authorised Australian dealer for Pulsar. All Pulsar products bought from ATP are covered by the Australian Pulsar Warranty.
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