Wuhan Guide GUIDIR IR529 User manual

User Manual
Handheld Thermal Binocular Viewer
GUIDIR®IR529
User Manual
Wuhan Guide Infrared Technology Co., Ltd.
No. 26 Shucheng Rd, Hongshan District, Wuhan 430070 P. R. China
Telephone: +86-27-8767 1991
Facsimile: +86-27-8767 1927
Email: overseas@guide-infrared.com
Internet:
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www.guide-infared.com
Wuhan Guide Infrared Technology Co., Ltd., 2006
Publication No: IR529 UM 002
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The Quality Management System of Wuhan Guide Infrared Technology Co., Ltd. is approved to
ISO9001:2000 for the design and manufacture, stockholding, in-house repair and site servicing of
non-contact temperature measuring instrumentation.
Wuhan Guide Infrared Technology Co., Ltd. reserves the right to make changes and
improvements on any of the products described in this manual without prior notice.
GUIDIR® IR529 Handheld Thermal Binocular Viewer complies with current
European directives relating to electromagnetic compatibility and safety. (EMC
directive 89/336/EEC; Low voltage directive 73/23/EEC)
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© Wuhan Guide Infrared Technology Co., Ltd, 2006. All rights reserved worldwide. No parts of the
products may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed or translated into any language or computer
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This manual must not, in whole or part, be copied, photocopied, reproduced, translated or
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from Wuhan Guide Infrared Technology Co., Ltd.
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Contents
Contents .........................................................................................................................................3
Introduction.....................................................................................................................................4
Precautions.....................................................................................................................................4
Maintenance ...................................................................................................................................5
Calibration and Repair Philosophy..................................................................................................5
Technical Specifications..................................................................................................................6
System Configuration .....................................................................................................................7
Parts Described ..............................................................................................................................7
Quick Start Guide ...........................................................................................................................9
Operating the System .....................................................................................................................9
Battery Charging...........................................................................................................................19
Non Uniformity Calibration (NUC).................................................................................................20
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................................20
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Introduction
This publication provides the necessary information required to safely operate the GUIDIR®IR529
Handheld Thermal Binocular Viewer.
It is important to fully check all equipment with which you have been supplied
The equipment should be used, maintained and serviced by suitably trained personnel, capable of
carefully following the procedures and guidelines given in this User Manual
All User Manuals and leaflets should be read thoroughly before proceeding with operation of the
equipment
It is also advisable that all User Manuals and Instruction Leaflets supplied are kept readily available,
for reference when the equipment is in general use
Precautions
The following precautions must be adhered to at all times and must be considered in addition to
any advised precautions issued at the relevant worksite or work area
•
Do not use the GUIDIR®IR529 Handheld Thermal Binocular Viewer in temperature
exceeding its working and storage temperature ranges
•
When the GUIDIR®IR529 Handheld Thermal Binocular Viewer is not in use or is to be
transported, ensure that the unit is stored in the protective carry case
•
The GUIDIR®IR529 Handheld Thermal Binocular Viewer incorporates precision optical
equipment and static-sensitive electronics which should be protected from shock and
vibration at all times
•
Do not attempt to open the camera body, as this action will void the warranty
•
Do not connect or disconnect the cables without switching off the power supply
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Maintenance
®
To ensure that the GUIDIR IR529 Handheld Thermal Binocular Viewer is kept in good working
condition and remains fully operational, the following guidelines should be adhered to at all times
Non-optical surfaces
The non-optical surfaces of the camera can be cleaned when required, with a soft cloth dampened
with water and a mild detergent
Optical surfaces
The optical surfaces of the camera lens should only be cleaned when visibly dirty. Care should be
taken to avoid touching the exposed lens surface, as skin acid left behind from fingerprints can be
damaging to coatings and lens substrates. Use only a proprietary lens cleaning tissue
Calibration and Repair Philosophy
To ensure the accuracy and reliability of the GUIDIR®IR529 Handheld Thermal Binocular Viewer, it
is highly recommended that the instrument be calibrated at 12 monthly intervals
Calibration or repair for the instrument can be obtained by either contacting the address/ telephone
number on the cover of this User Manual, or by email to the following addresses:
overseas@guide-infrared.com
Caution
®
The GUIDIR IR529 Handheld Thermal Binocular Viewer does not incorporate any user serviceable
parts. Never attempt to disassemble or modify the camera. Opening the unit invalidates the
warranty
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Technical Specifications
Imaging performance
Detector
Uncooled FPA Microbolometer, 384X288 pixels, 35μm
Spectral Response
8~14μm
NETD
0.08ºC@25ºC [Typical]
FOV/ Focus:
5.5°×4.1°/ 140mm
Image Presentation
Video Output
PAL/NTSC
Integrated Display:
2 OLED viewfinders
Image Color:
White heat, black heat, 256 level (9 palettes optional)
Offset & Gain Control
Automatic/ Manual
Electronic Zoom
2X
Power System
Battery Type:
7.2V rechargeable Li-ion battery
Battery Operating Time:
>2 hours
External Power Supply:
AC adapter, 110/220 VAC, 50/60Hz
Power Dissipation:
<4.5 watts
Physical Characteristics
Size
290mm×140mm×144m
Weight
2.0Kg
Tripod Mounting:
1/4”-20
Interface
Video output/ Power
Composite video output/ power input
Environmental Specifications
Operating temperature
-20ºC~50ºC
Storage temperature
Humidity:
-40ºC~60ºC
<80%RH
Shock:
GJB150-86
Vibration:
GJB150-86
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System Configuration
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IR529 Camera with GPS, digital compass
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Two OLED viewfinders
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Video cable
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Power cable & AC adapter
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Two batteries
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Battery charger & AC adapter
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Test certificates
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User manual
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Transportation case
Parts Described
Side View
IR lens
Camera body
Antenna for GPS
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Back View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Hand strap
Button power
Battery slot
Buttons on Camera Body
Button menu
Button +
Button -
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Video/ Power Interface
Quick Start Guide
1. Insert a fully charged battery into the camera
2. Power on the camera and uncover the lens cap after 15 seconds
3. Adjust the two OLED viewfinders to a satisfying extent
4. Adjust focus till getting a clear live image
5. Use the buttons to adjust imaging performance or get position information
6. Press button C to perform non-uniformity calibration when necessary
7. Power off the camera and remove the battery
8. Store the whole system in good conditions
Operating the System
Powering on the camera
Power on the GUIDIR®IR529 camera, the boot screen image below will appear immediately.
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After the image above ends, the camera will do non-uniformity calibration automatically.
Adjusting the viewfinders
Adjust dioptre of the viewfinders till you see the image clearly and your eyes feel comfortably
The ideal effect is that you see only one image in the two viewfinders
Focusing
The 140mm lens is motorized focusing, thus the camera incorporates a focus control motor for
focusing
y
When there is no menu on the live image, press button + and –to focus
y
If there is menu displayed on the live image, press button M till exiting the menu and then
press button + and –to focus
Using the camera menu
When there is no menu on the live image, pressing button M on the camera body will bring up the
menu as shown below or the battery status.
Brightness
Contrast
Auto
Zoom
Palette
GPS
Digital
compass
Status options
Function options
The menu offers seven options: Option B, Option C, Option A, Option Z, Option P, Option GPS and
Option Compass. The seven options can be classified into two types: function options to adjust
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imaging performance, excluding Option GPS and Option Compass; status options to indicate the
camera position, including Option GPS and Option Compass.
y
Pressing button M can toggle between each option
y
To highlight an option, release button Menu immediately
y
When a function option is highlighted, pressing button + or – can change its value; when a
status option is highlighted, pressing button + or – can enter its sub menu.
Note:
y
When the above menu is displayed on the live image and no further operation is carried
out in 30 seconds, the menu will disappear from and the battery status icon will appear
in the image, but sub menus of option GPS and Compass will never disappear.
y
To change the value of options B and C, you need to firstly change option A to switch to
the mode under which changing B or C value is available.
Introduction to Menu Options
Option Abbreviation
Option
Function
B
Brightness
Display offset value of the live image
C
Contrast
Display gain value of the live image
A
Auto
Display auto or manual mode of the offset & gain control
Z
Zoom
Display electronic zoom of the live image
P
Palette
Display number of the currently used palette
GPS
GPS
Display the current position information captured by GPS
Compass
Digital
Display the current position information captured by digital
compass
compass
Controlling Brightness and Contrast
Three modes are available to control brightness and contrast of the live image, which is indicated
by option A. Adjusting the value of option A can switch between the three modes.
Mode
Displayed Menu Option
Control Mode
A: 0
Offset O:***, Gain G:***
Manual offset & Manual gain
Manual mode to control both offset and gain.
A:1
Brightness B:***, Gain G:***
Auto offset & Manual gain
Auto mode to control offset and manual mode to
control gain.
A:2
Brightness B:***, Contrast C:***
Auto offset & Auto gain
Auto mode to control both offset and gain.
Remark:
y
Brightness: The expected average brightness of the live image
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y
Contrast: The expected contrast of the live image
y
Offset: Parameter used by the camera to calculate brightness
y
Gain: Parameter used by the camera to calculate contrast
Mode A: 2 Auto offset & Auto gain
y
In this mode, brightness B and contrast C are displayed in the menu as shown above.
y
Users can adjust values of B and C respectively to set up the expected average brightness
and expected contrast of the live image. Then the camera will automatically adjust offset and
gain in real time to ensure the image quality is always the highest. (Auto offset & Auto gain)
y
Values of B and C are percentages. E.g.: B=50 means the set brightness is 50% of the full
brightness. Generally B is set as 50 and C is set as 25.
Mode A: 1 Auto offset & Manual gain
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In this mode, brightness B and gain G are displayed in the menu as shown above.
y
Users can adjust B value to set up the expected average brightness of the live image. Then
the camera will automatically adjust offset in real time. (Auto offset)
y
Users can adjust G value to control gain manually. (Manual gain)
y
B value is a percentage. E.g.: B=50 means the set brightness is 50% of the full brightness.
Mode A: 0 Manual offset & Manual gain
y
In this mode, offset B and gain G are displayed in the menu as shown above.
y
Users can adjust values of B and G respectively. The camera will use these two values to
calculate brightness and contrast respectively, and then adjust brightness and contrast of the
live image accordingly to get the best image. (Manual offset & Manual gain)
Note: To get the highest image quality, it is recommended to choose mode A:2 or A:1 firstly
and then if needed switch to mode A:0 to adjust offset & gain values.
Image Zoom
The live image can be electronic zoomed in or out by x1 or x2
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Z= 1
Z= 2
Changing Palettes
Two palettes are available in the standard kits of the GUIDIR®IR529 camera: White heat, Black
heat.
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P=0, White heat
P=0, Black heat
Note:
y
Color palettes are optional.
y
The two OLED viewfinders of the camera are black & white, so live image in them is
displayed in black & white even if you have chosen a color palette. To view color live
image, you need to output the live image to a color TV video display device.
y
It is strongly recommended not to choose color palettes unless viewing the live image
on a color TV video display device.
GPS
GUIDIR®IR529 camera integrates GPS to offer accurate position information.
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y
Select option GPS and then enter its submenu as shown below:
Exit
y
Latitude
Altitude
Longitude
Status
Sta.:V: Indicate the camera is positioning. Values of latitude, longitude and altitude are not
accurate.
y
Sta.:OK: Indicate the positioning has succeeded. Values of latitude, longitude and altitude
present the accurate position of the camera at this moment. Meanwhile, date and time are
displayed above the menu
y
Press button + or – to exit the sub menu
Digital Compass
GUIDIR®IR529 camera integrates a digital compass to offer accurate information of horizontal
direction
y
Select option Compass and then enter its submenu as shown below:
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Exit
y
Calibration
North
Direction
calibration
angle
Status
Sta.:OK: Indicate the positioning has succeeded. Now a compass icon is displayed at the right
bottom corner of the live image. In the compass,
y
The upper vertex of the vertical diameter on the circle is the North;
y
The radius rotating clockwise from the North indicates the current horizontal direction;
y
The angle between the North and the radius is the direction angle, with degrees
recorded in sub-option Ori.
y
Press button M to toggle between sub-options Exit, Calibration and Offset.
y
Select sub-option Exit and then press button + or – to exit the sub menu
Calibration:
Calibration is also called as Hard Iron Calibration. When the hard iron environment or the position
varies greatly, the original magnetic environment of the digital compass will change accordingly,
leading to inaccurate direction information. To offset the impact of the magnetic environment
change, it is necessary to perform hard iron calibration.
y
Press button M to select sub-option Calibration, then release the button M
y
Keep button – depressed and press button M, then sub-option Calibration changes to
sub-option Stop and a prompt Start appears in the live image.
y
After the prompt disappears in 1 second, rotate the camera (i.e. the compass) for 360 degrees
at a uniform speed. The speed can be consistent with the speed of the radius in the compass
icon. Or one circle shall costs 1 minute at least.
y
After rotation, keep button + depressed and press button M to end calibration. Now the
sub-option Stop changes to sub-option Calibration and a prompt Finish appears in the live
image
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Note: All the other buttons are not accessible in the calibration process.
North Calibration:
y
Press button M to select sub-option Offset, then release the button M
y
Keep button – depressed and press button M, then the original calibration parameters are
cleared. A prompt Clear OK! appears in the live image and sub-option Offset changes to Clear,
as shown below:
y
Aim the camera lens at the North and press button + and press button M simultaneously, then
you can set up new parameters for the calibration. Now a prompt Setup OK! appears in the live
image and sub-option Clear changes to Setup, as shown below:
Note: Original calibration parameters must be cleared before setting up new ones.
Battery Status Indication
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When option Compass in the menu is highlighted, pressing button M will hide the menu and bring
up the battery status icon as shown below. Pressing button M again will hide the battery status
icon.
Note:
y
When the battery charge is going to use up and the battery status icon is displayed on
the live image, the icon will flicker to warn the battery needs to be replaced.
y
When the battery charge is going to use up and the menu is displayed on the live image,
a smaller battery charge icon will flick at the right corner above the menu to warn the
battery needs to be replaced.
y
After the icon flickers for some time, the camera will switch off automatically
Battery Charging
y
Insert the battery into the battery charger. This is done by aligning the end surface of the
battery pack to the edge of the terminal shutter of this unit, then fitting and sliding the battery
packing in the direction of the arrow.
y
Connect the charger to its AC adapter and then connect the adapter to a wall outlet or socket.
y
The battery charger will utter an audible sound to indicate charging start and the battery level
symbol will flash in its LCD screen. Besides the battery level symbol, its LCD screen also
shows the battery capacity by ** Hr ** Min. The capacity will increases as charging goes on.
While charging, the charge lamps on the top of the battery pack will light in turn, indicating
charging is going on.
y
When normal charge is completed, the charger will give an audible sound, display a prompt
Full & the battery capacity in its LCD screen and stop the battery level symbol from flashing.
The charge lamps on the top of the battery pack also go out.
y
Remove the battery pack when required. It can be used even if the charging is not completed.
y
Once the battery is fully charged it can be used with the camera.
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Additional Information
y
All rechargeable batteries gradually lose their charge over time when they are left in storage. If
the battery is to be left in storage or for a period of non-use, a 'top-off' charge should be carried
out prior to use.
y
Always remove the battery from the equipment or charger when not in use. Store the battery in
a cool and dry place.
y
Periodically wipe the metal battery terminals with a soft, dry cloth.
y
Do not attempt to open or disassemble the battery.
y
Do not short circuit the battery by directly connecting the metal terminals.
y
Ensure that no metal objects touch the terminals.
Non Uniformity Calibration (NUC)
Non-uniformity calibration is used to clean up the live image of noise.
y
To perform a Non Uniformity Calibration (NUC), press button C on the camera body. This
process allows the automatic adjustment of the camera detector to ensure normalisation and
sharpness of the screen image
y
During the NUC the live image pauses temporarily, whilst a built-in shutter is placed in front of
the detector
y
This process takes only a couple of seconds, however for best results, please ensure that
camera is pointed at a low temperature uniform surface or the lens cap
Troubleshooting
Problems
Causes and Measures
Camera does not turn on:
Battery uninstalled. Insert the battery.
Battery improperly installed (i.e. battery is not locked in
place). Remove battery and install correctly.
Battery contacts are dirty. Clean battery contacts.
Battery charge is low. Recharge battery or replace with fully
charged item.
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Power cable is not connected to the camera well. Pull the
cable out and properly reinsert it into the Video/ Power
interface on the camera body.
Button power is not properly pressed. Wait for 20 seconds
at least and then repress the button power for 2 seconds.
Low contrast or obscure image
Contrast is inappropriate. Adjust contrast or gain value
manually.
Focus is not appropriate. Adjust focus to a suitable degree.
Dioptre of the viewfinders is inappropriate. Adjust dioptre till
satisfying.
Non
uniformity
appears
in
the
image.
Perform
non-uniformity calibration manually.
Image is not properly displayed in the viewfinders because
a color palette is used. Choose the white heat or black heat
palette.
Condensation on camera lens. Place camera in a dry area
at room temperature until condensation evaporates.
No video on the monitor
The lens cap is on. Remove lens cap.
Condensation on camera lens. Place camera in a dry area
at room temperature until condensation evaporates.
The camera is not powered on. Power on the camera.
The monitor is not turned on or improperly connected to the
camera. Properly connect the monitor with the camera.
Turn on the monitor and choose a proper video mode.
The video mode of the monitor is not proper. Choose the
same video mode as output mode of the camera.
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