Thermal Imaging Riflescopes OpeRaTIOn and

Thermal Imaging Riflescopes OpeRaTIOn and
Zeus
Thermal Imaging Riflescopes
Operation and
Maintenance Manual
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SAFETY SUMMARY
Before operating this product, you must study carefully this Operation and Maintenance Manual.
The Armasight Zeus Thermal Imaging Riflescope is a precision electro-optical instrument and requires
careful handling. To avoid physical danger to the user and damage to the equipment, follow all WARNINGS, CAUTIONS and NOTES.
Below are definitions of the alerts that will appear throughout this Manual:
WARNING – Identifies a clear danger to the person operating the equipment.
CAUTION – Identifies risk of damage to the equipment.
NOTE – Highlights essential procedures, conditions, statements, or conveys important instructional
data to the user.
The information provided in this manual is for familiarization purposes only. The contents may undergo further
changes with no commitment by Armasight© to notify customers of any updates.
Armasight© assumes no responsibility for any misprints or other errors that this manual may contain.
©2013 by Armasight. All rights reserved.
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WARNING:
When installing the equipment on a weapon, verify that the weapon is clear and that the safety
is on before proceeding.
WARNINGS:
This product contains natural rubber latex, which may cause allergic reactions! The FDA
has reported an increase in the number of deaths that are associated with an apparent sensitivity to natural latex proteins. If you are allergic to latex, it is a good idea to learn which products
contain it and strictly avoid exposure to those products.
CAUTION:
• Do not dismantle the equipment.
• Keep the equipment clean. Protect it from moisture, dramatic temperature drops, and electrical shocks.
• DO NOT force the equipment controls past their stopping points.
• DO NOT leave the equipment activated during breaks in operation.
• DO NOT store the equipment with the batteries installed.
• Thoroughly clean and dry each item before placing them into the storage case.
CAUTION:
To prevent thermal damage to the equipment, never point it, either on or off, directly at the
sun or any other source of high intensity light that the unprotected human eye cannot tolerate
(such as a welding arc). To prevent inadvertent exposure to these types of sources, never leave
the equipment with the objective lens cap off.
NOTES:
• Zero the weapon prior to installing and bore sighting the Zeus.
• To avoid losing unsaved data, DO NOT remove the batteries or disconnect the external power source while the Zeus is on.
• Inadvertent sun damage is not considered a defect in material or workmanship, and is therefore not covered in the product warranty.
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LIST OF CONTENTS
TITLE
Safety Summary
List of Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
How to Use This Manual
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1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 General Information
1.1.1 Type of Manual
1.1.2 Model Number and Equipment Name
1.1.3 Purpose of Equipment
1.1.4 Reporting Equipment Improvement Recommendations
1.2 Warranty Information and Registration
1.2.1 Warranty Information
1.2.2 Limitation of Liability
1.2.3 Product Warranty Registration
1.2.4 Obtaining Warranty Service
1.3 List of Abbreviations
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2. DESCRIPTION AND DATA
2.1 System Description
2.2 Zeus Specifications
2.3 Standard Components
2.4 Optional Equipment
2.5 Key Features
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3. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
3.1 Installation and Mounting
3.1.1 Battery Installation
3.1.2 Installing the Zeus on a Picatinny/Weaver Rail
3.1.3 Clamping Device Adjustment
3.1.4 Mounting a Platform Ring to the Zeus
3.1.5 Fastening an Advanced Wireless Remote Control to a Weapon
3.1.6 Installing Additional Equipment on the Zeus
3.1.7 Connecting an External Video Recorder/Display to the Zeus
3.1.8 Connecting an External Power Source to the Zeus
3.2 Controls and Display Indications
3.2.1 Zeus Controls
3.2.2 Main Menu
3.3 Operating Procedures
3.3.1 Operating the Zeus
3.3.2 Bore Sighting the Zeus
3.3.3 Zeus Shut-Down
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4. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING
4.1 Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
4.1.1 Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS)
4.2 Operator Troubleshooting
4.3 Maintenance
4.3.1 General
4.3.2 Cleaning Procedures
4.3.3 Bore sighting
4.3.4 Battery Removal and Replacement
4.4 Return Instructions
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APPENDIX
A Product Warranty Registration Card
B List of Spare Parts
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LIST OF FigureS
FIGURE TITLE
2-1
2-2
2-3
2-4
3-1
3-2
3-3
3-4
3-5
3-6
3-7
3-8
3-9
3-10
3-11
3-12
3-13
3-14
3-15
3-16
3-17
3-18
3-19
3-20
3-21
3-22
4-1
B-1
Zeus Thermal Imaging Riflescopes Appearance
Zeus Thermal Imaging Riflescope. System Description
Zeus Standard Components
Optional Equipment
Battery Installation
The Zeus Fully Assembled with the Mount
Mount. Top View
Mount. Underside View
The Zeus Fully Assembled with the Platform Ring
Platform Ring
Advanced Wireless Remote Control
Zeus Controls
Button Control Panel
Main Menu navigation Buttons
Zeus Main Menu
Palette Menu. Page 1
Palette Menu. Page 2
Temperature Menu
Reticle Menu
Boresight Menu
Scenarios Menu
Corrections Menu
Settings Menu
Store Image Menu
Setting Buttons
Reticle Patterns
Advanced Wireless Remote Control Battery Installation
Zeus Spare Parts List
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LIST OF Tables
TABLE
TITLE
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2-2
2-3
2-4
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2-6
2-7
2-8
3-1
3-2
3-3
4-1
4-2
B-1
Zeus System Description
System Data
Mechanical Data
Optical Data
Electrical Data
Environmental Data
Zeus Standard Components
Optional Equipment
Controls and Indicators
Button Controls
Calculating Boresight Corrections
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
Operator Troubleshooting
Zeus Spare Parts List
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HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
USAGE
You must familiarize yourself with the entire manual before operating the equipment. Read the entire
maintenance checklist before performing maintenance. Follow all WARNINGS, CAUTIONS, and NOTES.
MANUAL OVERVIEW
The Manual contains sections on operating and maintaining the Zeus Thermal Imaging Riflescope.
Throughout this Manual, the Zeus Thermal Imaging Riflescope will be referred to as the Zeus or the
equipment.
The Product Warranty Registration Card is in Appendix A.
A List of Spare Parts is in Appendix B.
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INTRODUCTION
1.1 GENERAL INFORMATION
1.1.1 TYPE OF MANUAL
Operation and Maintenance (including a List of Spare Parts).
1.1.2 Model Number and Equipment Name
The equipment is available in the following versions that are structurally different in terms of thermal
imaging cameras and objective lenses:
Zeus 4 160-30 Thermal Imaging Riflescope, FLIR Tau 2 – 160x120 (25µm) 30Hz Core, 42mm Lens
Zeus 7 160-30 Thermal Imaging Riflescope, FLIR Tau 2 – 160x120 (25µm) 30Hz Core, 75mm Lens
Zeus 3 336-30 Thermal Imaging Riflescope, FLIR Tau 2 – 336x256 (17µm) 30Hz Core, 42mm Lens
Zeus 3 336-60 Thermal Imaging Riflescope, FLIR Tau 2 – 336x256 (17µm) 60Hz Core, 42mm Lens
Zeus 5 336-30 Thermal Imaging Riflescope, FLIR Tau 2 – 336x256 (17µm) 30Hz Core, 75mm Lens
Zeus 5 336-60 Thermal Imaging Riflescope, FLIR Tau 2 – 336x256 (17µm) 60Hz Core, 75mm Lens
Zeus 2 640-30 Thermal Imaging Riflescope, FLIR Tau 2 – 640x512 (17µm) 30Hz Core, 42mm Lens
Zeus 2 640-60 Thermal Imaging Riflescope, FLIR Tau 2 – 640x512 (17µm) 60Hz Core, 42mm Lens
Zeus 3 640-30 Thermal Imaging Riflescope, FLIR Tau 2 – 640x512 (17µm) 30Hz Core, 75mm Lens
Zeus 3 640-60 Thermal Imaging Riflescope, FLIR Tau 2 – 640x512 (17µm) 60Hz Core, 75mm Lens
1.1.3 PURPOSE of Equipment
The Zeus is intended for use on a variety of hunting and sporting weapons equipped with a Picatinny/
Weaver rail. Displaying the thermal differences in the scene, the high-performance thermal imaging system
of the Zeus provides round-the-clock, all-weather detection and discrimination of heat-generating objects
(such as animals), including those that are hidden. The Zeus is effective at close and long ranges irrespective
of light and weather conditions, i.e., in total darkness, through smoke, haze, fog, and light rain.
The ZEUS is available in different versions with magnifications ranging from 1.5x to 7.2x.
The Zeus is powered by two CR 123A (2×3V) batteries. An external 6 VDC/1A power source can also be
used to power the Zeus.
The Zeus can be controlled by a wireless remote control that fastens to the weapon.
The Zeus is equipped with a standard NTSC/PAL video input/output function that makes it possible to connect to an external video display or monitor, or to record thermal images for field documentation or training purposes. It also allows the transmission of data from one remote display to that of the Zeus.
The Zeus can be used in conjunction with other Armasight equipment such as the DT Digital Video Recorder and MCS Miniature Collimating Sight that can be mounted onto the Zeus’ Picatinny/Weaver rail or
detachable platform ring.
Extremely reliable and versatile, the Zeus is a useful multifunctional addition to any security or hunting
weapon platform.
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1.1.4 Reporting Equipment Improvement Recommendations
User recommendations for improvements to the device are encouraged.
Mail your comments to:
Armasight Inc.
815 Dubuque Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080
USA
Or, send an email to info@armasight.com.
1.2warranty INFORMATION and Registration
1.2.1 WARRANTY INFORMATION
This product is guaranteed to be free from manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under
normal use for a period of two (2) years from the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover the
battery or damage caused by leaking batteries. Nor does it protect against damage due to loss, misuse
or mishandling.
In the event a defect that is covered by the warranty occurs during the 2 year period stated above, Armasight, at its option, will either repair or replace the product, and such action on the part of Armasight
shall be the full extent of Armasight’s liability, and the Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy. This warranty does not cover a product (a) used in other than its normal and customary manner; (b) subjected
to misuse; (c) subjected to alterations, modifications or repairs by the Customer of by any party other
than Armasight without prior written consent of Armasight; (d) special order or “close-out” merchandise or merchandise sold “as-is” by either Armasight or the Armasight dealer; or (e) merchandise that
has been discontinued by the manufacturer and either parts or replacement units are not available due
to reasons beyond the control of Armasight. Armasight shall not be responsible for any defects or damage that in, Armasight’s opinion, is a result from the mishandling, abuse, misuse, improper storage or
improper operation, including use in conjunction with equipment which is electrically or mechanically
incompatible with or of inferior quality to the product, as well as failure to maintain the environmental
conditions specified by the manufacturer.
This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser. Any breach of this warranty shall be waived
unless the customer notifies Armasight at the address noted below within the applicable warranty
period.
The customer understands and agrees that except for the foregoing warranty, no other warranties
written or oral, statutory, expressed or implied, including any implied warranty of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose, shall apply to the product. All such implied warranties are hereby and
expressly disclaimed.
1.2.2 Limitation of Liability
Armasight will not be liable for any claims, actions, suits, proceedings, costs, expenses, damages or
liabilities arising out of the use of this product. Operation and use of the product are the sole responsibility of the Customer. Armasight’s sole undertaking is limited to providing the products and services
outlined herein in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. The provision of products sold and services performed by Armasight to the Customer shall not be interpreted, construed,
or regarded, either expressly or implied, as being for the benefit of or creating any obligation toward
any third party or legal entity outside Armasight and the Customer. Armasight’s obligations under this
Agreement extend solely to the Customer.
Armasight’s liability hereunder for damages, regardless of the form or action, shall not exceed the fees
or other charges paid to Armasight by the customer or customer’s dealer. Armasight shall not, in any
event, be liable for special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including, but not limited to,
lost income, lost revenue, or lost profit, whether such damages were foreseeable or not at the time of
purchase, and whether or not such damages arise out of a breach of warranty, a breach of agreement,
negligence, strict liability or any other theory of liability.
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1.2.3 Product Warranty Registration
In order to validate the warranty on your product, Armasight must receive a completed Product Warranty Registration Card for each unit, or the Customer can complete a warranty registration on our
website at www.armasight.com. Please complete the included form (Appendix B) and immediately
mail it to our Service Center:
Armasight Inc.
815 Dubuque Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080
USA
1.2.4 Obtaining Warranty Service
To obtain warranty service on your unit, the End-user must notify the Armasight’s service department
in order to receive a Return Merchandise Authorization number (RMA#). The customer can do this by
sending an email to service@armasight.com.
When returning any product, please take or send the product, postage paid, with a copy of your sales
receipt, to our service center, Armasight Inc. at the address noted above. All merchandise must be fully
insured with the correct postage; Armasight will not be responsible for improper postage or missing or
damaged merchandise during shipment.
When sending merchandise back, please write the RMA# clearly on the outside of the shipping box.
Please include a letter that indicates your RMA#, Name, Return Address, reason for service return, Contact information (such as a valid telephone number and/or e-mail address), as well as proof of your purchases that will help us to establish the valid start date of the warranty. Product merchandise returns
that do not have an RMA listed may be refused or be subject to a significant delay in processing.
Estimated Warranty service time is 10-20 business days. The End-user/Customer is responsible for postage to Armasight for any warranty service. Armasight will cover return postage/shipping to continental
USA End-users/Customers after warranty repair only if product is covered by the aforementioned warranty. Armasight will return the product after warranty service via domestic ground service and/or domestic mail. The postage and shipping fees for any other requested, required or international shipping
methods will be the responsibility of the End-user/Customer.
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1.3 List of Abbreviations
µm
AWREC
C
CCW
CW
F
FFC
FL
g
H
hr
in
inf.
kg
L
lbs
m
mA
mil
min
mm
MOA
mrad
NO.
NTSC
OEM
oz
PAL
PMCS
RMA#
sec
SEQ
SOA
SR
V
W
10
micrometer
Advanced Wireless Remote Control
Celsius (Centigrade)
counterclockwise
clockwise
Fahrenheit
Flat Field Correction
Focal Length
gram
Height
hour
inch
infinity
kilogram
Length
pounds
meter
milliampere
angular mil
minute
millimeter
Minute Of Angle
milliradian
Number
National Television Standards Committee
Original Equipment Manufacturer
ounce
Phase Alternating Line
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
Return Merchandise Authorization number
second
sequence
Second Of Angle
Service Representative
Volt
Width
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DESCRIPTION AND DATA
2.1 System DESCRIPTION
The Zeus consists of two primary parts: a thermal imaging aiming device and a mount. The equipment
comes as shown in Figure 2-1, with the mount secured to the body of the device. The figure represents
two versions of the equipment: one including a 42mm focal length objective lens, and the other with a
75mm focal length objective lens.
42mm FL
75mm FL
Figure 2-1. Zeus THERMAL IMAGING RIFLESCOPES APPEARANCE
The Zeus is a thermosensitive device equipped with an aiming reticle. The Zeus senses the differences
in heat emitted by objects in its field of view and converts the received temperature pattern into a
viewable image that represents the scene in contrasting black and white or color patterns, depending
on the user’s selected image palette.
NOTE:
It is important that the Zeus sensor receive sufficient thermal contrast between the target and
background area, or between the different parts of a target. The vast temperature contrast
between the snow and any heat target (such as an animal) makes it very easy to distinguish
the target.
The main optical-electronic components of the Zeus include: an objective thermal lens, an eyepiece,
a thermal-imaging camera, a display, a control card, and a button control panel. The reticle is digitally
inputt into the display that is in the image plane.
The Zeus is equipped with manual eyepiece and objective lens focusing, and digital boresight adjustment.
To accommodate individual user needs, the Zeus has a variety of digitally-controlled options, such as
display brightness, temperature imaging mode (image palette), reticle pattern and color, a hunting
scenarios function, field environment corrections, temperature measurement, and zoom capabilities.
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Information on the current operating state (battery status, active function, the reticle running coordinate in the display etc.) is continuously displayed, making field operation of the Zeus simple and
convenient.
Manufactured for exceptional durability, the Zeus has a lightweight and robust aluminum body.
A side Picatinny/Weaver rail allows for the installation of an optional Armasight DT Digital Video Recorder or other equipment.
An optional detachable Platform Ring makes it possible to mount additional equipment, such as Armasight MCS Miniature Collimating Sight, to the top of the device.
A standard NTSC/PAL video input/output connector enables an external video display (monitor, TV) or
video recorder to be connected to the Zeus. An external 6 VDC/1A power source can also be connected
to the Zeus.
The quick-release mount of the Zeus fits any Picatinny, MIL STD 1913, or Weaver weapon rail. The
mount’s lever-cam clamping device ensures easy, quick and reliable mounting and removal.
The Zeus is powered by two CR 123A (2×3V) batteries.
The Zeus is shown in Figure 2-2. The ITEM NO. column of Table 2-1 indicates the number used to identify
items in Figure 2-2.
5
4
12
6
11
10
7
9
8
3
2
1
13
14
16
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Figure 2-2. ZEUS THERMAL IMAGING RIFLESCOPE. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
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TABLE 2-1. Zeus SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Item
Description
Item
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Description
1
Body
2
Mount
3
Objective Lens Cap
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Button Control Panel
4
Objective Lens
12
Objective Focus Ring
10
Eyepiece Focus Ring
Turn-pull Switch
5
Platform Ring*
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Side Picatinny/Weaver Rail
6
Eyecup
14
Connector (closed with a Cap)
7
Eyepiece
15
Seating Rail
8
Battery Cap
16
Serial Number
*Optional item
2.2 Zeus Specifications
Magnification (NTSC/PAL)
Objective Lens Type
Type of Focal Plane Array
Pixel Array Format
Pixel Size
Resolution, mrad
Display Type
Pixel Display Format
Display Brightness
Turn-on Time, max
Digital Zoom
Temperature Imaging
Modes (Image Palettes)
Reticle Type
Reticle Color
Windage/Elevation Boresight Adjustment Type
Windage/Elevation
Boresight Increment
Zeus 3 640-30
Zeus 3 640-60
Zeus 2 640-30
Zeus 2 640-60
7.2x / 8.6x
Zeus 5 336-30
Zeus 5 336-60
4.0x / 4.8x
Zeus 3 336-30
Zeus 3 336-60
Zeus 7 160-30
Item
Zeus 4 160-30
Table 2-2. SYSTEM DATA
2.8x / 3.4x 5.0x / 6.0x 1.5x / 1.8x 2.7x / 3.2x
Germanium
FLIR Tau 2
160x120
336×256
640×512
25 µm
17 µm
0.60
0.33
0.40
0.23
0.40
0.23
AMOLED SVGA 060
800×600
Discretely Adjustable to 8 Levels
3 sec
1x, 2x, and 4x
1x, 2x, 4x, and 8x
White Hot, Black Hot, Fusion, Rainbow, Globow, Ironbow 1,
Ironbow 2, Sepia, Color 1, Color 2, Ice-Fire, Rain, and OEM Custom
6-Pattern Digitally Controlled: “Dot 4 MOA”, “Line Dot”, “Cross Center Dot”,
“Cross”, “Crosshair”, and “No Reticle”
Black, White, Red, Cyan
Digitally Controlled
2 MOA
1.1 MOA
1.3 MOA
0.76 MOA
1.3 MOA
0.76 MOA
0.6 mils
0.3 mils
0.4 mils
0.2 mils
0.4 mils
0.2 mils
6cm/100m 3cm/100m 4cm/100m 2cm/100m 4cm/100m 2cm/100m
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Zeus 3 336-30
Zeus 3 336-60
Zeus 5 336-30
Zeus 5 336-60
Zeus 2 640-30
Zeus 2 640-60
Zeus 3 640-30
Zeus 3 640-60
Windage
Adjustment Range
Elevation
Adjustment Range
Analog Input/Output
Format
Output
PAL
Resolution NTSC
Zeus 7 160-30
Item
Zeus 4 160-30
table 2-2. continued
±160 MOA
±88 MOA
±105MOA
±60 MOA
±105 MOA
±60 MOA
±120 MOA
±66 MOA
±80 MOA
±46 MOA
±80 MOA
±46 MOA
PAL*/ NTSC
768×574 pixels
640×480 pixels
*Default setting (may be altered at the customer’s request).
Zeus 3 640-30
Zeus 3 640-60
Zeus 2 640-30
Zeus 2 640-60
Zeus 5 336-30
Zeus 5 336-60
Zeus 3 336-30
Zeus 3 336-60
Item
Zeus 7 160-30
Zeus 4 160-30
Table 2-3. Mechanical Data
Weapon
Picatinny MIL STD 1913 and Weaver Rails
Mount Type
275×70×80
255×70×80
275×70×80
255×70×80
275×70×80
Overall
255×70×80
mm
mm
mm
mm
mm
mm
Dimensions
10”×2.8”×3.2“ 10.8”×2.8”×3.2“ 10”×2.8”×3.2“ 10.8”×2.8”×3.2“ 10”×2.8”×3.2“ 10.8”×2.8”×3.2“
Height of
the Zeus
40 mm (1.57 in)
Axis above
Rail
Weight (w/o
0.7 kg
0.8 kg
0.7 kg
0.8 kg
0.7 kg
0.8 kg
Batteries)
(1.5 lbs)
(1.8 lbs)
(1.5 lbs)
(1.8 lbs)
(1.5 lbs)
(1.8 lbs)
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60mm
Zeus 3 640-30
Zeus 3 640-60
42mm
Zeus 2 640-30
Zeus 2 640-60
3.0
2.2
75mm
1:1.3
Zeus 3 336-30
Zeus 3 336-60
5.5
4.0
42mm
1:1
Zeus 5 336-30
Zeus 5 336-60
Field of - ang. X degrees
View
- ang. Y degrees
Objective Focal Length
Objective F-number
Eyepiece Focal Length
Entrance Pupil Diameter
Exit Pupil Diameter
Eye Relief
Focus Method
Zeus 7 160-30
Item
Zeus 4 160-30
Table 2-4. Optical Data
7.8
4.3
5.9
3.3
42mm
75mm
1:1
1:1.3
25 mm
42mm
60mm
10 mm
45 mm
Manual
14.8
11.8
42mm
1:1
4.3
3.3
75mm
1:1.3
42mm
60mm
5m to inf. 10m to inf.
Manual
±5 diopter
Zeus 3 640-30
Zeus 3 640-60
Zeus 5 336-30
Zeus 5 336-60
10m to inf.
Zeus 3 336-30
Zeus 3 336-60
5m to inf.
Zeus 2 640-30
Zeus 2 640-60
Focusing Range
Diopter Adjustment
Diopter Adjustment Range
Zeus 7 160-30
Item
Zeus 4 160-30
table 2-4. continued
5m to inf.
10m to inf.
Table 2-5. Electrical Data
ITEM
DATA
Battery
Two CR 123A (2×3V)
Current Consumption, maximum
350 mA
Battery Life at 20 °C (68 °F)
4 hr
External Power Supply
6 VDC/ 1 А
Table 2-6. Environmental Data
ITEM
DATA
Operating Temperature
-40 to +50°C (-40 to +122°F)
Storage Temperature
-50 to +70°C (-58 to +158°F)
Recoil Resistance
700g
Immersion
10m for 30 min
2.3 STANDARD COMPONENTS
The Zeus standard components are shown in Figure 2-3 and listed in Table 2-7.
The ITEM NO. column indicates the number used to identify items in Figure 2-3.
1
2
4
5
6
7
3
8
9
Figure 2-3. Zeus STANDARD COMPONENTS
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TABLE 2-7. Zeus STANDARD COMPONENTS
ITEM no.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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DESCRIPTION
QUANTITY
Armasight Zeus Thermal Imaging Riflescope
A thermal imaging aiming device. Comes fully assembled with a quick-release Picatinny/Weaver mount.
Objective Lens Cap
Securely protects the objective lens from dirt and mechanical damage and provides
thermal protection of the Zeus. Comes attached to the objective lens.
Eyecup
A specially designed latex eyecup that reduces the amount of light that escapes
from the eyepiece and prevents illumination of the user’s face, minimizing the risk of
detection. Prevents ambient light from entering the equipment. Allows for correct and
comfortable positioning. Comes attached to the eyepiece.
Mount
A quick-release mount used to install the Zeus on a Picatinny/Weaver rail. Comes attached to the Zeus.
CR123A Lithium Battery
Batteries are used to power the Zeus.
Advanced Wireless Remote Control (AWREC)
Allows the user to operate the Zeus in short-time activation mode. Ensures quick and
silent activation/deactivation of the equipment. Comes with two CR2016 (3V) batteries
installed.
Picatinny Adapter for Advanced Wireless Remote Control
Allows the advanced wireless remote control to be installed on a weapon’s Picatinny/
Weaver rail.
1
Operation and Maintenance Manual
Provides safety information, equipment description, mounting procedures, operating
instructions, and preventive maintenance checks and services (including a List of Spare
Parts).
Hard Shipping/Storage Case
A protective case used for the shipping/storage of the Zeus and its accessories.
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2.4 Optional Equipment
Optional items are shown in Figure 2-4 and listed in Table 2-8.
1
2
3
4
5
Figure 2-4. OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
The ITEM NO. column indicates the number used to identify items in Figure 2-4.
The PART NO. column indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer, to identify an item.
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TABLE 2-8. OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
ITEM NO.
DESCRIPTION
Part no.
1
Video Cable
A cable used to connect the analog video input/output of the Zeus to external
display devices (monitor, TV) or power sources. Supported input and output
video formats include PAL and NTSC.
Platform Ring
A dedicated mount with a Picatinny/Weaver rail, used to install on the top of the
Zeus and additional equipment, such as the Armasight MCS Miniature Collimating Sight.
DT Digital Video Recorder
A compact digital system used for video recording, storage and playback. Can
also serve as an external power source. Equipped with a remote control.
Carrying Case
A textile bag with a shoulder strap used for the transportation and storage of
the Zeus and its accessories.
Shuttered Eyeguard
Prevents light from being emitted by the Zeus eyepiece.
ATCA000004
2
3
4
5
–––
–––
–
ATAM000003
ATAM000004
AGSC000009
ANEC000010
2.5 Key Features
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–––
–––
––
Multiple versions with magnifications ranging from 1.5x to 7.2x
High-performance thermal imaging camera
Lightweight and robust design
Easy to operate
Manually adjustable eyepiece and objective lens
Real-time display
Digitally controlled features:
• Adjustable display brightness
• Selectable 6-pattern reticle including no reticle option
• Switchable reticle color
• Selectable image palette
• Temperature measurement
• Hunting scenarios function
• Field environment corrections
• Zoom capabilities
• Windage/Elevation bore sighting
Current operational state information display (battery status, active function etc.)
Wireless remote control
Analog video input and output (NTSC/PAL)
Powered by two standard CR123A batteries.
Power input capability
Digital video recorder (optional)
Fits any Picatinny, MIL STD 1913, and Weaver rail with an adjustable quick-release mount
Serviceability under severe conditions
Filled with dry nitrogen to prevent internal fogging
Waterproof
Limited two-year warranty
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3
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
3.1 Installation and Mounting
3.1.1 Battery Installation
CAUTION:
Verify that the equipment is off before installing a battery.
Install two CR123A batteries as follows (refer to Figure 3-1):
1. Unscrew the battery cap (not shown) by hand.
2. Open the hinged contact clamping plate (C).
3. Install the batteries (D) into the battery compartment. Align the polarity symbols on the batteries
with the polarity symbols (A and B) on the body of the Zeus.
4. Replace the contact clamping plate (C).
5. Replace the battery cap.
c
a
b
d
Figure 3-1. BATTERY INSTALLATION
3.1.2 Installing the Zeus on a Picatinny/Weaver Rail
WARNING:
When installing the equipment on a weapon, verify that the weapon is clear and that the safety
is on before proceeding.
NOTE:
Zero the weapon prior to installing and bore sighting the Zeus.
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The Zeus comes fully-assembled with a Picatinny/Weaver mount (Figure 3-2).
The mount (A) is attached to the Zeus seating rail with two M4×20 flathead socket cap screws (B).
A
B
Figure 3-2. THE Zeus FULLY ASSEMBLED WITH THE MOUNT
To install the Zeus on a Picatinny/ Weaver rail, perform the following:
1. Unlock the clamping device of the Zeus mount by pushing down on the lever holders (A, see Figure
3-3) and unlocking the levers (B).
2. Install the Zeus on the Picatinny/ Weaver rail so that the stops (A, see Figure 3-4) slide into the transverse slots on the rail.
3. Affix the Zeus to the rail by locking the levers (B, Figure 3-3).
4. Verify that the clamping device is firmly holding the Zeus. If necessary, adjust the clamping device’s
lever-cam locks as detailed in Part 3.1.3 (Clamping Device Adjustment).
UNLOCK
POSITION
LOCKED
POSITION
B
A
A
B
Figure 3-3. Zeus MOUNT. TOP VIEW
A
c
b
Figure 3-4. Zeus MOUNT. UNDERSIDE VIEW
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3.1.3 Clamping Device Adjustment
To adjust the mount’s clamping device, do the following:
1. Remove the Zeus from the weapon.
2. With the clamping device unlocked (as shown in Figure 3-4), push the cam (C) towards the arrow,
which will cause the nut (B) to slide out of its hole.
3. To tighten/ loosen the clamping device, push down on the cam (C) and turn the nut (B) CW/ CCW
respectively, in one-two increments (see note below). Much like when the cam (C) is released, backward-moving springs will cause the nut (B) to slide back into its hole.
NOTE:
The eight-sided nuts of the mount lever-cam locks will only fit into their holes if turned in one
of the discrete positions, using increments equal to 360°/8.
4. Verify that the adjusted lever-cam lock securely holds the weapon mounting rail.
5. Repeat the procedure to adjust the clamping device’s second lever-cam lock.
3.1.4 Mounting a Platform Ring to the Zeus
Figure 3-5 shows the Zeus with the Platform Ring adapter (A, Figure 3-5) installed.
a
a
Figure 3-5. THE Zeus FULLY ASSEMBLED WITH THE Platform Ring
Mount the Platform Ring (optional) on the Zeus as follows (refer to Figure 3-6):
1. Using a 1.5 hex key, unscrew the both clamp screws (C).
2. Place the clamps (B, D) onto the mounting tube (as in Figure 3-5). Screw the clamps together without
tightening the screws (C).
3. Adjust position of the Platform Ring until its rail (A) is level. Apply a small amount of thread lock to
the threads and tighten the screws (C).
a
b
c
c
d
Figure 3-6. Platform Ring
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3.1.5 Fastening an Advanced Wireless Remote Control to a
Weapon
Using Velcro tape (A, Figure 3-7), fasten the remote control (B) to your weapon in an easily accessible
place (e.g., on the front of the rifle stock).
If your rifle has a Picatinny or Weaver rail on the front end, you can use the Picatinny adaptor for the
Advanced Wireless Remote (C). Install the adaptor onto the rail (D). Insert the remote control unit into
the adapter.
B
B
a
C
D
Figure 3-7. Advanced wireless REMOTE CONTROL
3.1.6 Installing additional equipment on the Zeus
Use a Platform Ring (optional) to install any additional equipment, such as the Armasight MCS Miniature Collimating Sight. For adapter mounting procedures, see Part 3.1.4.
Use the side Picatinny/Weaver rail to install any additional equipment, such as the Armasight DT Digital
Video Recorder, a rangefinder, or an external power source.
3.1.7 Connecting an external video recorder/display
to the Zeus
Use a video cable (optional) to connect an external video recorder/monitor/TV to the input/output
connector (14, Figure 2-2).
CAUTION:
Turn off the Zeus before you begin connecting/disconnecting any external equipment.
After removing the cable, replace the protective cap over the connector.
3.1.8 Connecting an external power source to the Zeus
Use a video cable (optional) to connect an external 6 VDC/1a power source to the input/output connector (14, Figure 2-2).
CAUTION:
Remove the batteries before you connect any external power source.
To avoid a sudden loss of power, turn off the Zeus before removing the batteries or disconnecting the external power source.
CAUTION:
After removing the cable, replace the protective cap over the connector.
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3.2 Controls and Display Indications
3.2.1 Zeus CONTROLS
CAUTION:
DO NOT force the equipment controls past their stopping points.
The Zeus controls are shown in Figures 3-8 and 3-9, and are defined in Tables 3-1 and 3-2. The ITEM NO.
columns of the tables indicate the number used to identify items in the figures.
NOTE:
Various display symbols indicating the current operating state of the Zeus can be displayed
permanently, may appear momentarily, or can be set to appear only when a certain function
is activated.
3
4
2
1
Figure 3-8. Zeus CONTROLS
TABLE 3-1. CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
item no.
CONTROL/INDICATOR
FUNCTION
1
Eyepiece Focus Ring
Adjusts the eyepiece diopter. The total diopter adjustment range is
covered with 2 turns of the ring.
2
Turn-pull Switch
Activates the Zeus when turned to ON.
NOTE:
You must pull the knob before turning in order to use either the
ON or STB.
Activates standby mode when turned to STB (see note above).
Deactivates the Zeus when turned to OFF.
3
Control Panel Buttons Configures operational settings. See Table 3-2 for button functions.
4
Objective Focus Ring
—
Remote Control Button Activates/deactivates the Zeus in standby when held down/released.
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Focuses the objective lens. Adjusts for sharpest view of the scene.
The total focus range is covered with three quarter turns of the lens.
table 3-1. continued
item no.
—
CONTROL/INDICATOR
FUNCTION
Battery Status Indicator The light gray bar in the battery icon indicates the current power
level of the internal battery, or remaining battery life.
(a battery icon in the
lower right hand part The totally shaded battery icon indicates the fully charged battery.
of the display)
The flashing transparent battery icon indicates a low battery.
The Zeus button control panel is shown in Figures 3-9.
Table 3-2 contains the button functions and their brief descriptions. The ITEM NO. column of the table
indicates the number used to identify buttons in Figure 3-9.
NOTE:
Each button is responsible for some functions selected by briefly pushing or holding down the
button, or using the button in combination with a second one (as described in Table 3-2).
Pushing a button for 3+ seconds is considered “holding down.”
1
5
2
4
3
Figure 3-9. BUTTON CONTROL PANEL
TABLE 3-2. BUTTON CONTROLS
ITEM NO.
FUNCTION
Display Brightness
Control
1, 3
2
4
DESCRIPTION
Push the button (1) to increase the screen brightness or push the
button (3) to decrease the screen brightness.
To scroll up through the available palettes push and hold button
(1) or (3) to scroll down or up respectively. There are 13 palettes
available: White Hot, Black Hot, Fusion, Rainbow, Globow, Ironbow1,
Ironbow2, Sepia, Color1, Coror2, Ice-Fire, Rain and OEM.
Flat Field Correction Simultaneously holding down buttons (1) and (3) induces manual
(FFC)
Flat Field Correction (FFC).
Use the UP (1) and DOWN (3) buttons to navigate through the items
Up, Down
on the menu.
Digital Zoom Control To change the zoom progressively, push button (2).
To change the reticle color, push button (4). There are four colors
Reticle Color Control
available of the reticle: black, white, red and cyan.
Image Palette
Control
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table 3-2. continued
ITEM NO.
FUNCTION
DESCRIPTION
To scroll through the reticle types, push and hold button (4) or push
and hold button (2) to scroll down. There are five types of reticles
available: “Dot 4 MOA”, “Line Dot”, “Cross Center Dot”, “Cross”,
“Crosshair”, and position with no aiming mark.
Simultaneously pushing buttons (2) and (4) zeroes the reticle position to the center of the screen.
Use the LEFT (2) and RIGHT (4) buttons to navigate through the items
on the menu.
Pushing button (5) when the countdown is on the screen will cancel
the FFC and the shutter will not interrupt viewing.
Pushing and holding button (5) will bring up the Main Menu selection.
The menu includes the following functions: Palette, Temperature,
Reticule, Boresight, Scenarios, Settings, Corrections and Store Image.
Push the SELECTION button (5) to view the settings available for the
item selected.
Reticle Patterns
Control
2, 4
Reticle Position
Zeroing
Left, Right
FFC Process
Interruption
5
Menu
Selection
3.2.2 MAIN MENU
Most setup options can be accessed from the MAIN MENU.
To display the MAIN MENU, push and hold down the MENU button (5) on the control panel (Figure
3-9).
up
Selection
left
right
down
Figure 3-10. main menu navigation buttons
Once the MAIN MENU is displayed (Figure 3-11), use the UP and DOWN buttons (Figure 3-10) to navigate
through the items on the menu.
Push the SELECTION button to view the settings available for the item selected.
NOTES:
Navigate through submenu items by pushing the UP and DOWN button, except where otherwise expressly indicated. The LEFT and RIGHT buttons are available only when specified on the
menu screen with < > symbols.
After a menu item is selected, push the SELECTION button to make the selected setting/ activate the selected function.
Select the EXIT item and then push the SELECTION button to return to the MAIN MENU.
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MAIN MENU
> EXIT
PALETTE
TEMPERATURE
RETICLE
BORESIGHT
SCENARIOS
CORRECTIONS
SETTINGS
STORE IMAGE
Figure 3-11. Zeus Main Menu
Palette Menu
The PALETTE menu (Figure 3-11) allows the user to select from a choice of temperature imaging modes:
White Hot, Black Hot, Fusion, Rainbow, Globow, Ironbow 1, Ironbow 2, Sepia, Color 1, Color 2, Ice-Fire,
Rain, and OEM Custom.
NOTE:
To navigate through the items on the two-page PALETTE menu, hold down the UP/DOWN button.
The palettes act as color templates for visualizing temperature changes in the scene.
PALETTE
> EXIT
WHITE HOT
BLACK HOT
FUSION
RAINBOW
GLOBOW
IRONBOW1
IRONBOW2
Figure 3-12. Palette Menu. Page 1
PALETTE
> EXIT
SEPIA
COLOR 1
COLOR 2
ICE - FIRE
RAIN
OEM CUSTOM
Figure 3-13. Palette Menu. Page 2
NOTE:
The most popular palettes are White Hot and Black Hot, usually known as inversion. White Hot
mode is good for spotting targets, while Black Hot mode is most useful for situational reading.
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NOTE:
Training and experience are required to quickly and properly interpret the thermal image being
displayed.
Temperature Menu
The TEMPERATURE menu (Figure 3-14) allows the user to select varying temperature detection graphics in the display field of view.
Select Display Off to remove all temperature data from the display.
Select Numeric Only for a numerical representation of the temperature data on the display. The current
temperature of the object or scene in the center of the field of view will be printed on the display.
Select Thermometer Only for a graphical representation of the temperature data on the display. The
current temperature of the object or scene in the center of the FOV will be indicated by a graphical
thermometer.
Select Numeric-Thermometer item for both numerical and graphical representation of the temperature data on the display.
TEMPERATURE
> EXIT
DISPLAY OFF
NUMERIC ONLY
THERMOMETER ONLY
NUMERIC-THERMOMETER
Figure 3-14. Temperature Menu
Reticle Menu
The RETICLE menu (Figure 3-15) allows the user to select from a choice of reticle patterns: Dot type, Line
Dot, Crosshair Center Dot, Crosshair, and position with no aiming mark.
RETICLE
> EXIT
<> CROSS
Figure 3-15. Reticle Menu
NOTE:
To navigate through the items on the RETICLE menu, push and hold down the LEFT/RIGHT button.
Boresight Menu
The BORESIGHT function allows the user to change the reticle position in the display.
Figure 3-16 shows the boresight screen.
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BORESIGHT
> EXIT
<> CROSS
Figure 3-16. Boresight Menu
Push the buttons UP/DOWN and RIGHT/LEFT to shift the reticle in the display up/down and to the right/
left, respectively.
Every time one of these buttons is pushed, the reticle shifts a single pixel increment corresponding to
the minimum boresight correction value, and the center of impact on the target moves according to
the specified windage/elevation boresight increment, in the opposite direction to that of the shifting
reticle.
Every time one of these buttons is pushed for 3 sec, then the reticle begins to shift in 4 pixels increments untill you let go.
NOTE:
Remember that the center of impact on the target shifts in the opposite direction from
the direction that the reticle shifts. So, to bring the center of impact to the right/left and up/
down, you must shift the reticle to the left/right and down/up, respectively.
To control the reticle shifting, check the running reticle center coordinates, which are printed in the
lower left hand corner of the display.
NOTE:
For display coordinates, the origin is the center of the display. The running coordinate of the
reticle is the number of incremental shifts of the reticle from the center of the display. The minus sign appears before the displayed number when the reticle shifts left or down (the center
of impact on the target shifts right or up, respectively).
Push and hold down the combination of buttons (LEFT+RIGHT) to reset to zero azimuth and elevation
the reticle will shift to the display center.
Scenarios Menu
The SCENARIOS menu (Figure 3-17) allows the operator to select from a choice of hunting scenarios
or turn the scenarios off. When a scenario is selected, the display image of the object with the correct
temperature will be colorized for easy detection.
SCENARIOS
> EXIT
SCENARIOS OFF
HIGH VALUE TARGET
HOG HUNTING
COYOTE HUNTING
DEER HUNTING
BEAR HUNTING
MOUNTAIN LION
ELK HUNTING
Figure 3-17. Scenarios Menu
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Corrections Menu
The CORRECTIONS menu (Figure 3-18) allows the user to select from a choice of filter patterns. The different field environments are pre-set with the correction filters valued for the best field performance.
CORRECTIONS
> EXIT
DEFAULT
PANORAMA
OUTDOOR DETECTION
CLOSE QUARTERS
FACE RECOGNITION
REGION
Figure 3-18. Corrections Menu
Settings Menu
The SETTINGS menu (Figure 3-19) allows direct changes to the contrast, brightness, video standard,
and temperature scale settings, as well as to restore the settings to their factory defaults.
SETTINGS
> EXIT
CONTRAST
<> 50
BRIGHTNESS
<> 50
VIDEO STANDARD
NTSC
TEMPERATURE
C
FACTORY DEFAULTS
Figure 3-19. Settings Menu
Store Image Menu
The STORE IMAGE menu (Figure 3-20) allows the images to be stored, viewed, or deleted.
STORE IMAGE
> Exit
Save Image
View Image
Delete All
<> 01
Figure 3-20. Store Image Menu
NOTE:
After configuration is complete, select EXIT on the MAIN MENU and push the SELECTION button
to leave the MAIN MENU. All settings will be saved.
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3.3 OPERATIng Procedures
3.3.1 Operating the Zeus
WARNING:
When installing the equipment on a weapon, verify that the weapon is clear and that the safety
is on before proceeding.
CAUTION:
DO NOT force the equipment controls past their stopping points.
CAUTION:
To prevent thermal damage to the equipment, never point it, either powered or not, directly
at the sun or any other source of high intensity light that the unprotected human eye cannot
tolerate (such as a welding arc). To prevent inadvertent exposure to these sources, never leave
the equipment without the objective lens cap secured.
NOTE:
Zero the weapon prior to installing and bore sighting the Zeus.
Operating procedures are as follows:
1. Remove the Zeus from the carrying case.
2. Install the Zeus on the weapon’s Picatinny/Weaver rail.
3. Verify that the Zeus is securely mounted to the weapon.
4. Remove the objective lens cap.
5. Point the equipment at an object.
6. Activate the Zeus by turning the turn-pull switch to the ON position. After approximately 3 sec, video
of the thermal scene should appear.
7. Adjust the Zeus for your eyesight by turning the eyepiece focus ring CW up to the stop, and then
CCW until the display and symbols (such as the reticle) are as clear as possible. Bring the object into
focus by turning the objective focus ring (CW for far focus, CCW for near focus).
NOTE:
The total diopter adjustment range is covered with 2 turns of the eyepiece focus ring.
The total focus range is covered with 3/4 turn of the objective focus ring.
8. Using the buttons on the control panel (Figure 3-21), configure the Zeus to adapt it to your situation.
For more information on operational setting procedures, see Part 3.2 (Controls and Display Indications).
A. Adjust the brightness of the display for your comfort.
Momentarily push the brightness adjustment buttons to increase/decrease the display brightness
by one level at a time until you reach your desired brightness level.
B.
Use FFC (Flat Field Correction) to improve image quality.
Push the two brightness control buttons at the same time to induce a manual Flat Field Correction.
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If necessary, interrupt the automatic process by pushing the central button on the control panel
during the 5 second countdown which appears at the bottom of the display.
Brightness “+”
Zoom
Reticle Color
Reticle Pattern
Brightness “–”
Image Palette
Figure 3-21. SETTING BUTTONS
C. Adjust the necessary adgustment using the MAIN MENU. See Part 3.2.2 (Using the MAIN
MENU).
NOTE:
After configuration is complete, select EXIT on the MAIN MENU and push the SELECTION button
to leave the MAIN MENU. All settings will be saved.
D. Select the color of the reticle.
Momentarily push the reticle color control button to select among black, white, red, and cyan.
E.
Select a reticle pattern.
Push and hold button (2) or button (4) to select from a choice of reticle patterns: “Dot 4 MOA,” “Line
Dot,” “Cross Center Dot,” “Cross,” “Crosshair”, or “No Reticle” (Figure 3-22).
Dot 4 MOA
line Dot
Cross Center dot
Cross
Crosshair
No reticle
Figure 3-22. RETICLE PATTERNS
NOTE:
The reticles appear in the most recently saved position on the display.
9. Use digital zoom to magnify the central area of the displayed scene.
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Momentarily push the zoom control button to slowly magnify into the displayed scene. The X1, X2,
X4, X8 symbols (maximum zoom factor is dependent of model) will appear in the lower part of the
display.
NOTE:
Digital zoom allows distant objects to appear larger; however, the resolution will be compromised.
NOTE:
Zooming does not affect the boresight.
NOTE:
Digital zoom and reticle color control help target detection and discrimination.
10. To align the barrel of the weapon, place the reticle on the desired target. To allow for the bullet’s
travel (i.e. bullet drop, windage, and the target mobility), use the boresight adjusting buttons.
11. To operate the Zeus in short-time activation mode, turn the switch to the STB position (standby). To
activate the Zeus, hold down the remote control button. Release the button to deactivate the Zeus.
CAUTION:
DO NOT leave the equipment activated when not in use.
3.3.2 Bore sighting the Zeus
NOTE:
Zero the weapon prior to installing and bore sighting the Zeus.
Boresight the Zeus as follows:
1. Locate a target at the fire adjustment range (100m).
2. Turn on the Zeus.
3. Adjust the eyepiece and focus the objective lens to sharpen the image of the target.
4. Adjust the brightness of the display.
5. Select a reticle pattern.
6. Take aim by centering the reticle on the target and fire a series of shots (3-4).
7. Find the center of impact and measure (in centimeters) its vertical and horizontal deviations from the
center of the target.
8. Work out the values of boresight correction required to compensate for the measured deviation of
the center of impact from the center of the target. Table 3-3 contains examples of calculating boresight correction values when firing at ranges of 100m.
9. Use the BORESIGHT MENU to apply corrections required to bring the center of impact as close as
possible to the center of the target. See Part 3.2.2 (Using the MAIN MENU).
NOTE:
Remember that the center of impact on the target shifts in the opposite direction from the
direction that the reticle shifts. To bring the center of impact to the right/left and up/down,
you must shift the reticle to the left/right and down/up, respectively.
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10. Fire a series of shots to check the boresight.
11. After completing the boresight adjustment procedure, turn off the Zeus and place the cap over the
objective lens.
Zeus 3 336-30
Zeus 3 336-60
Zeus 2 640-30
Zeus 2 640-60
Zeus 5 336-30
Zeus 5 336-60
Zeus 3 640-30
Zeus 3 640-60
Angular Boresight Increment
Boresight Increment in metric units*
Measured Windage/Elevation
Deflection of the Centre of Impact
from the Target Centre
Correction
Windage
Value
Elevation
Zeus 7 160-30
Zeus Version
Zeus 4 160-30
Table 3-3. CALCULATING BORESIGHT CORRECTIONS (100m fire range)
2 MOA
6
1.1 MOA
3.3
1.3 MOA
3.9
0.76 MOA
2.3
12cm/ 23cm,
for example
10cm/ 7cm,
for example
12cm/ 16cm,
for example
5 cm/ 23 cm,
for example
12/6=2
reticle shifts
23/6≈4
reticle shifts
10/3.3≈3
reticle shifts
7/3.3≈2
reticle shifts
12/3.9≈3
reticle shifts
16/3.9≈4
reticle shifts
5/2.3≈2
reticle shifts
23/2.3≈10
reticle shifts
* To calculate boresight increment value in metric units for a fire range R different from 100m, use the
coefficient R/100. So at a range R (in meters) the boresight increment is:
6×R/100, cm — for Zeus 4 160-30;
3.3×R/100, cm — for Zeus 7 160-30;
3.9×R/100, cm — for Zeus 3 336-30/ Zeus 3 336-60/ Zeus 2 640-30/ Zeus 2 640-60;
2.3×R/100, cm — for Zeus 5 336-30/ Zeus 5 336-60/ Zeus 3 640-30/ Zeus 3 640-60.
3.3.3 Zeus Shut-Down
NOTE:
Shut down the Zeus properly to avoid losing unsaved settings and data.
Shut-down the Zeus as follows:
1. Be sure to save your settings and data.
2. Turn off the Zeus.
3. Replace the cap on the objective lens.
4. Disconnect the cable (if applicable).
5. Place the cap on the connector.
6. Dismount the Zeus from the weapon.
7. Remove the batteries.
CAUTION:
Do not store the Zeus with the batteries still in it.
8. Store the Zeus and all accessories in the carrying case.
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4
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE AND
TROUBLESHOOTING
4.1 Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
4.1.1 PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
Table 4-1 Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS), has been provided so that you can keep
your equipment in good operating condition.
Perform functional tests in the order listed in Table 4-1.
Operating procedures are detailed in Chapter 3.
Explanation of Table Entries:
Seq No. column. Sequence numbers are for reference and appear in the order required to perform
checks and services.
Location/Item to Check/Service column. Indicates the location and the item to be checked or
serviced.
Procedure column. Details the check/ service procedure.
Not Fully Mission Capable If ... column. Indicates what faults will prevent your equipment from
operating successfully.
TABLE 4-1. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
Seq
No.
Location Item to
Check/Service
PROCEDURE
Not Fully Mission
Capable If ...
BEFORE OPERATION CHECKS
1
Completeness
Open storage/carrying case and inventory items by means
of comparing with the data specified in this manual.
Missing items.
2
Soft Carrying Case
Shake out loose dirt or foreign material. Inspect for tears,
cuts, excess wear or damage.
3
Body
Inspect for cracks or damage. Scratches and gouges are OK
if operation is not affected. Inspect for missing parts.
Clean as required.
Cracked or damaged. Missing parts.
4
Objective Lens Cap
Inspect for cuts, tears and dirt.
Clean as required.
Cap is torn or cut. Cap is not secured to
the housing of the lens.
5
Eyecup
Inspect for cuts, tears and dirt. Inspect for torn, bent or improperly fitting eyecup.
Clean as required.
Cup is torn or cut.
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table 4-1. continued
Seq
No.
Location Item to
Check/Service
6
PROCEDURE
Not Fully Mission
Capable If ...
Battery Compartment and Cap
Inspect for corrosion, moisture, and corroded or defective
contacts. Inspect for cap damaged or retainer breaks. Inspect rubber gasket for damag.
Contacts are damaged or corroded. Retainer is broken. Cap or rubber gasket is
damaged.
7
Lenses
Inspect for cleanliness, scratches, chips or cracks.
Clean as required.
Chipped or cracked. Scratches hinder vision through the equipment.
8
Objective Focus
Ring
Rotate objective focus ring to ensure it is not too tight or too
loose. Range is approximately 3/4 turns.
Ring gets stuck, is too loose, or adversely
affects the user’s ability to properly focus
the objective lens.
9
Eyepiece Focus
Ring
Rotate eyepiece focus ring to ensure the ring is not too tight
or too loose. Range is approximately 2 turns.
Ring gets stuck, is too loose, or
adversely affects the user’s ability to
properly adjust the diopter.
10
Turn-pull Switch
Check for operation (without batteries).
Switch is inoperative.
11
Connector
Inspect for corrosion, moisture, and corroded or defective
contacts. Inspect for cap damaged or retainer breaks.
Contacts are damaged or corroded. Cap
is damaged. Retainer is broken.
12
Mount
Inspect for damage or corrosion, for missing parts. Check for
proper operation and attachment security.
Damaged. Missing parts. Clamping device is inoperative.
13
Remote Control
Unit
Check for damage and missing parts.
Check Velcro tape for wear.
Damaged. Missing parts.
14
Platform Ring
(optional)
Inspect for damage, corrosion, or missing parts. Check for
proper operation. Clean as required.
Damaged. Missing parts.
15
Video Cable
(optional)
Inspect for damage. Inspect the cable connector for corrosion, moisture, and corroded or defective contacts. Clean as
required.
Damaged.
OPERATIONAL CHECKS
NOTE:
For a complete operational checking, it is necessary to connect a video monitor to the Zeus.
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Turn-pull Switch
Install the batteries. Remove the objective lens cap. Point
the equipment at an object. Turn the equipment on. Look
for a thermal image on the display. Look for a flashing battery icon in the eyepiece viewing area.
No thermal image. Battery icon is flashing (indicates a low battery).
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Control Board
Ensure the Zeus is responsive to control buttons.
Unresponsive buttons.
18
Remote Control
Turn the equipment to standby. Point the equipment at an
object. Push and hold the remote control button. Look for a
thermal image on the display. Release the button. Turn off
the equipment.
No image.
19
Video Cable
(optional)
Connect an external monitor to the Zeus. Point the equipment on an object. Turn the equipment on. Look for an
image on the monitor. Turn off the Zeus. Disconnect the
monitor.
No image.
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Boresight
Test boresight as per Part 4.3.3.
POST-CHECK PROCEDURES
Turn off the equipment.
Replace the objective lens cap.
Remove the batteries.
Return the equipment and all accessories to the carrying
case.
4.2 OPERATOR TROUBLESHOOTING
The purpose of troubleshooting is to identify the most frequent equipment malfunctions, probable
causes, and corrective actions required.
Table 4-2 lists the common malfunctions that may be found during the operation or maintenance of
the Zeus. Perform the tests/inspections and corrective actions in the order listed.
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This table does not list all of the malfunctions that may occur with your device, or all of the tests
and corrective actions that may be necessary. If you experience an equipment malfunction that is
not listed, or is not fixed by the corrective actions listed in the table, please contact Armasight’s Customer Service center.
TABLE 4-2. Operator Troubleshooting
Malfunction
The Zeus fails to activate.
PROBABLE CAUSE/ TEST/INSPECTION
Corrective Action
Batteries are missing or improperly installed.
Insert batteries or install correctly.
Batteries are dead.
Replace the batteries.
Batteries, surfaces or contacts are dirty or
corroded.
Clean the contact surfaces with a pencil eraser
and/or alcohol and cotton swabs.
Remote control unit is damaged.
Please contact Customer Support.
Remote control batteries are dead.
Replace the batteries as per Part 4.3.4.
The equipment is damaged.
Please contact Customer Support.
The Zeus is not responsive to
control buttons.
The equipment is damaged.
Please contact Customer Support.
Remote control does not work.
Batteries are missing or improperly installed.
Insert batteries or install correctly.
Batteries are dead.
Replace the batteries.
Batteries surfaces or contacts are dirty or
corroded.
Clean the contact surfaces with a pencil eraser
and/or alcohol and cotton swabs.
Poor image quality.
Remote control unit is damaged.
Please contact Customer Support.
Check objective lens and eyepiece focus.
Refocus.
Check for fogging or dirt on objective lens
and eyepiece.
Clean the lenses as detailed in Part 4.3.2.
The equipment is damaged.
Please contact Customer Support.
No image on an external
monitor.
Video cable is damaged.
Replace the video cable with a new one. Please
contact Customer Support.
The equipment is damaged.
Please contact Customer Support.
Hindered rotation of the battery cap.
Dirty cap thread.
Clean the thread.
Damaged cap thread.
Replace the cap with a new one. Please contact
Customer Support.
Light is visible around eyecup.
Check eyecup resilience.
If the eyecup is defective, please contact Customer Support.
4.3 Maintenance
4.3.1 General
The Zeus operator maintenance consists of operational tests, inspections for unit serviceability, cleaning and mounting procedures, corrective actions (troubleshooting and replacement of a limited number of parts). Maintenance instructions covered elsewhere in this manual (PMCS, troubleshooting, etc.)
are not repeated in this section.
CAUTION:
The Zeus is a precision electro-optical instrument and must be handled carefully at all times to
prevent damage.
CAUTION:
DO NOT dismantle the equipment.
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4.3.2 CLEANING PROCEDURES
Clean the Zeus and optional items as follows:
1. Gently brush off any dirt from the equipment using only a clean, soft cloth.
2. Moisten the cloth with fresh water and gently wipe the external surfaces (except for optical surfaces).
3. Dry any wet surfaces (except for optical surfaces) with another clean, dry soft cloth.
4. Using a lens brush, carefully remove all loose dirt from optical surfaces (objective lens and eyepiece).
5. Slightly dampen a cotton swab with ethanol and lightly and slowly wipe optical surface. Clean the
optical surface by circular movements from the center to the edge, not touching the lens holder and
changing cotton swab after each circular stroke. Repeat until the optical surface is clean.
6. Clean the battery contact surfaces and contact springs with a pencil eraser and/or alcohol and cotton swabs.
CAUTION:
Thoroughly dry each item before replacing into the storage/carrying case.
4.3.3 Bore sighting
Perform the Zeus bore sighting:
—When the Zeus is mounted to weapon for the first time;
—After repair of the Zeus/weapon;
—As the need arises (in case of systematic inaccuracy and missing the target).
Refer to Part 3.3.2 for boresight procedure.
4.3.4 Battery Removal and Replacement
Refer to Part 3.1.1 for battery installation procedures.
Replace the remote control batteries as follows:
1. Using a screwdriver, unscrew the four screws (A, Figure 4-1) that secure the cover to the bottom of
the unit. Remove the cover.
2. Replace the batteries with two new ones (CR2016, 3V). Stack the batteries in their place under the
leaf contact spring with the minus contacts directed towards the electric board, as the minus sign
etched on the board indicates.
3. Replace the cover and tighten the screws (A).
A
Figure 4-1. Advanced Wireless Remote Control Battery Installation
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4.4 Return Instructions
For service, repair or replacement, please email: service@armasight.com.
To assist the Service Representative (SR) with determining if the item is repairable, please provide the
following information:
1. Serial Number of the defective item (engraved on bottom of the equipment).
2. Thorough description of the malfunction, defect or damage.
3. An explanation of how the malfunction, defect or damage occurred, if known.
If the SR determines that the item is under warranty or should be returned for repair, a Return Material
Authorization number (RMA#) will be provided.
When returning the Zeus for service or repair, the following procedures should be followed to prevent
any additional damage:
1. Make sure the Zeus is free of all contaminants such as dirt or any other foreign material.
2. Remove the batteries.
3. Place the cap over the objective lens.
4. Place the Zeus and accessories in the carrying case.
Place the Zeus and a copy of the test report or detailed description of the failure in a suitable packing/
shipping container. Mark the package with the RMA#. Ship the fastest, traceable, prepaid means to:
Armasight Inc.
815 Dubuque Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080
USA.
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.
Appendix
A. Product Warranty Registration Card
In order to validate the warranty on your product, Armasight must receive a completed Product Warranty Registration Card for each unit, or the user must complete warranty registration on our website
(www.armasight.com). Please complete the included form and immediately mail it to our Service Center:
Armasight Inc.
815 Dubuque Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080
USA
ARMASIGHT PRODUCT WARRANTY REGISTRATION CARD
PRODUCT INFORMATION
Product Name
Purchased From
Purchase Date
Product Serial #
CUSTOMER INFORMATION
Name
Address
City
Day Phone #
Country
Zip
Home Phone #
E-mail address
Customer Signature Required
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B. List of Spare Parts
The parts authorized by this list of spare parts are required for operator maintenance. The list includes
parts that must be removed before replacing authorized parts.
The PART NO. column indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer, which controls the design and characteristics of the item in terms of its engineering drawings, specifications, standards, and
inspection requirement, to identify an item.
4
3
5
10
6
11
12
7
13
2
1
8
14
9
9
Figure B-1. Zeus SPARE PARTS LIST
TABLE B-1. Zeus SPARE PARTS LIST
ITEM NO.
DESCRIPTION
PART NO.
1
Mount
2
Objective Lens Cap
AZSQRM2
AZSOLC
3
Objective Lens Assembly
AZSOLA
4
Battery Cap
5
Turn-pull Switch
AZSSWT
6
Eyepiece Assembly
AZSEPA
7
Eyecup
AZSEC
8
Side Picatinny/Weaver Rail
AZSRRL
9
M4×20 Flat Head Socket Cap Screw
AZSBC
ALT
10
CR 123A Lithium Battery
11
Advanced Wireless Remote Control
ANVR000001
ANRA000002
12
Picatinny Adapter for Advanced Wireless Remote Control
13
Operation and Maintenance Manual
14
Hard Shipping/Storage Case
ALT
AZSOMM
ANHC000004
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Armasight Inc.
815 Dubuque Avenue
South San Francisco
CA 94080, USA
Phone: (888)959-2259
Fax: (888)959-2260
Intl Phone/Fax: (650)492-7755
info@armasight.com
CAUTION:
This product contains natural rubber latex
which may cause allergic reactions! The FDA
has reported an increase in the number of deaths
that are associated with an apparent sensitivity
to natural latex proteins. If you are allergic to
latex, it is a good idea to learn which products
contain it and strictly avoid exposure to those
products.
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