- Pulsar Quantum thermal imagers. Question
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.