Multifunctional Thermal Imaging Monocular OperaTIOn and

Q14
Multifunctional
Thermal Imaging
Monocular
Operation and
Maintenance Manual
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SAFETY SUMMARY
Before operating this product, carefully study this Operation and Maintenance Manual.
The Armasight Q14 Thermal Imaging Multipurpose Monocular 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, and important instructional information for the user.
WARNING:
This product contains natural rubber latex, which may cause allergic reactions! The FDA
has reported an increase in the number of deaths associated with sensitivity to natural latex
proteins. If you are allergic to latex, learn which products contain it and strictly avoid exposure
to those products.
CAUTION:
• To prevent thermal damage to the equipment, never point it (whether 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 accidental exposure to these types of sources,
never leave the equipment around without the objective lens cap secured.
• DO NOT dismantle the equipment.
• Keep the equipment clean. Protect it from moisture, dramatic temperature changes, and
electrical shocks.
• DO NOT force the equipment controls past their stopping points.
• DO NOT leave the equipment activated during periods of non-operation.
• DO NOT store the equipment without first removing the batteries.
• Thoroughly clean and dry all items before placing them into the storage case.
NOTES:
• To avoid losing unsaved data, DO NOT remove the batteries or disconnect the external power source while the Q14 is on.
• Inadvertent sun damage is not considered a defect in material or workmanship, and is therefore not covered in the product warranty.
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.
© Armasight Inc. 2015
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The Q14 is powered by one CR123A (3V) battery, or CR123 rechargeable battery (3.6V max), or
16650 rechargeable battery (3.6V max) when used in conjunction with the battery adapter.
CAUTION:
• Use only the supplied battery, and do not install any other types.
• Use only the protected Li-Ion rechargeable battery.*
• Never use damaged, discolored or leaking batteries.
• Keep the Lithium batteries well away from flames or extreme heat or combustible materials. If
handled or recharged incorrectly, Li-Ion batteries can cause fires, explosions, property damage,
injuries, and death.
• Keep the batteries and charger well away from water or liquids of any kind. Exposure to water
may cause shock hazards and fatal electrocution.
• Do not leave Li-Ion rechargeable batteries and chargers unattended while recharging.
• Do not operate the charger on wood, carpet, fabric, or any other soft or flammable surfaces.
• Do not leave battery in charger.
• Do not attempt to recharge disposable Lithium batteries.
• Never recharge Li-Ion batteries in any chargers other than those designed for the specific battery types being used.
• Battery should remain cold when charging, if battery gets hot, stop charging and take out the
battery.
• When the battery can’t supply power or impossible to be recharged, please don’t try to repair
it personally.
• Once the battery is full charged, it can be used at any time, if unused for a long time, it should
be recharged for 4 hours every three months.
* PCB Protection
• Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery with high quality protection circuit boards (PCB) fits for highest
safety demand.
• Battery performance is monitored by the PCB and include protection from over-charge, over-discharge,
short-circuit, and over-current.
• The batteries has passed quality tests for high/low temperature/ humidity/ vibration/ impact according to CE and UL standards.
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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 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 Mounting the Q14 to a Tactical Goggle Kit
3.1.3 Mounting the Q14 to an Armasight Goggle Kit
3.1.4 Mounting the Q14 to a Helmet
3.1.5 Mounting the Q14 to a Standard US Mil Helmet/ Headgear Assembly
3.1.6 Mounting the Q14 to a Weapon with a Quick-Release Picatinny Mount Adapter
3.1.7 Fastening an Advanced Wireless Remote Control
3.1.8 Installing Additional Equipment
3.1.9 Connecting Additional Equipment
3.1.10 Installing the 2x Magnifier
3.2 Controls and Display Indications
3.2.1 Controls
3.2.2 Main Menu
3.2.3 Display Indications
3.3 Operating Procedures
3.3.1 Operating
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3.3.2 Laser Pointer Operation
3.3.3 Weapon sight mode
3.3.3 Q14 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 Battery Removal and Replacement
4.4 Return Instructions
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APPENDIX
A List of Spare Parts
B Product Warranty Registration Card
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LIST OF FigureS
FIGURE TITLE
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Q14 Multifunctional Thermal Imaging Monocular
System Description
Q14 Standard Components
Optional Equipment
Battery Installation
Mounting the Q14 to a Tactical Goggle Kit
Mounting the Q14 to an Armasight Goggle Kit
Mounting the Q14 to a Helmet Mounting the Q14 to a Standard US Mil Helmet/ Headgear Assembly
Mounting the Q14 to a Weapon with a Quick-Release Picatinny Mount Adapter
Advanced Wireless Remote Control
Dovetail to Weaver Transfer Piece Installation
Armasight Digital Recorder DT Installation
Video Cable
Installing the 2x Magnifier
Controls
Button Control Panel
Main Menu Navigation Buttons
Main Menu
Palette Menu
Reticle Menu
Boresight Menu
Enhancement Menu
Digital Contrast Correction
Sharpness Correction
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Smart Scene Optimization
Linear AGC Correction
“Sky/Sea” Preset
Store Image Menu
Settings Menu
Power Down Menu
Status View
Advanced Wireless Remote Control Battery Installation
Q14 Spare Parts List
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LIST OF Tables
TABLE
TITLE
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System Description
System Data
Laser Pointer Data
Optical Data
Electrical Data
Mechanical Data
Environmental Data
Advanced Wireless Remote Control (AWREC) Data
Q14 Standard Components
Optional Equipment
Controls and Indicators
Button Controls
Example of Calculating Boresight Corrections
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
Operator Troubleshooting
Q14 Spare Parts List
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HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
USAGE
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 Q14 Thermal Imaging Multipurpose
Monocular.
Throughout this Manual, the Q14 Thermal Imaging Multipurpose Monocular will be referred to as the
Q14, “the monocular,” or “the equipment.”
A List of Spare Parts is in Appendix A.
The Product Warranty Registration Card 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, which are structurally different in terms of thermal
imaging cameras:
Q14 TIMM 336 (30Hz) – Thermal Imaging Multipurpose Monocular,
FLIR QUARK 2 - 336x256 (17μm) 30Hz Core, 13mm Lens, No Laser
Q14 TIMM 336 (60Hz) – Thermal Imaging Multipurpose Monocular,
FLIR QUARK 2 - 336x256 (17μm) 60Hz Core, 13mm Lens, No Laser
Q14 TIMM 336 VL (30Hz) – Thermal Imaging Multipurpose Monocular
FLIR QUARK 2 - 336x256 (17μm) 30Hz Core, 13mm Lens, with Visible Class II Red Laser Pointer
Q14 TIMM 336 VL (60Hz) – Thermal Imaging Multipurpose Monocular
FLIR QUARK 2 - 336x256 (17μm) 60Hz Core, 13mm Lens, with Visible Class II Red Laser Pointer
Q14 TIMM 336 IRL (30Hz) – Thermal Imaging Multipurpose Monocular
FLIR QUARK 2 - 336x256 (17μm) 30Hz Core, 13mm Lens, with Near-Infrared (IR) Class I Laser Pointer
Q14 TIMM 336 IRL (60Hz) – Thermal Imaging Multipurpose Monocular
FLIR QUARK 2 - 336x256 (17μm) 60Hz Core, 13mm Lens, with Near-Infrared (IR) Class I Laser Pointer
Q14 TIMM 640 (30Hz) – Thermal Imaging Multipurpose Monocular,
FLIR QUARK 2 - 640x512 (17μm) 30Hz Core, 19mm Lens, No Laser
Q14 TIMM 640 (60Hz) – Thermal Imaging Multipurpose Monocular,
FLIR QUARK 2 - 640x512 (17μm) 60Hz Core, 19mm Lens, No Laser
Q14 TIMM 640 VL (30Hz) – Thermal Imaging Multipurpose Monocular
FLIR QUARK 2 - 640x512 (17μm) 30Hz Core, 19mm Lens, with Visible Class II Red Laser Pointer
Q14 TIMM 640 VL (60Hz) – Thermal Imaging Multipurpose Monocular
FLIR QUARK 2 - 640x512 (17μm) 60Hz Core, 19mm Lens, with Visible Class II Red Laser Pointe
Q14 TIMM 640 IRL (30Hz) – Thermal Imaging Multipurpose Monocular
FLIR QUARK 2 - 640x512 (17μm) 30Hz Core, 19mm Lens, with Near-Infrared (IR) Class I Laser Pointer
Q14 TIMM 640 IRL (60Hz) – Thermal Imaging Multipurpose Monocular
FLIR QUARK 2 - 640x512 (17μm) 60Hz Core, 19mm Lens, with Near-Infrared (IR) Class I Laser Pointer
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1.1.3 PURPOSE of Equipment
The Q14 TIMM is a Long-Wave Infrared Thermal Imaging Multipurpose Monocular. The Q14’s remarkably compact size ensures that it can be concealed in a shirt pocket, and its featherweight mass at 240g
(with battery) makes it the lightest, fully multi-functional thermal imager currently on the market. The
Q14 has a wide range of features incorporated into the unit that put it at the forefront of all other miniature thermal imagers in its class. It can be equipped with either a visible or near-IR laser pointer, intended for handing off targets of interest to non-thermal equipped assets in the field. It has two integral rail
mounts so that it is not necessary to disengage the head/ helmet mount interface in order to mount the
unit on a weapon as a stand-alone short-range weapon sight. The mini-rail design allows for mounting
on a wide variety of in-service head mounts, helmet mounts, reflex cameras, digital video recorders, and
MIL-STD-1913 weapon rail systems using the optional quick-release interfaces. The mini-rails are non-invasive, making handheld operation comfortable and ergonomically optimized for the operator’s hands,
whether or not they’re wearing NOMEX gloves. Equipped with digital compass and inclinometer, the Q14 offers the operator the tools necessary to interpolate accurate distance to target and target orientation.
An additional Armasight proprietary hyper-image processing (HIP) code provides the Q14 with a robust
library of software features to tailor the image to the optimum standards required by the operator. These
features include direct button functions such as display brightness, palette selection, electronic zoom, and
manual, non-uniformity correction (NUC) using a simple, intuitive three-button keypad. Menu driven features incorporate desirable operator-specific adjustments such as palette selection, reticule selection and
color, weapon boresight, scene-related imaging corrections, stored rifle caliber profiles, format selection,
compass calibration sequence, and a “factory settings” default option. The wireless remote capability and
Bluetooth© features prevent the Q14 TIMM from becoming obsolete, even as new applications and software reach the market. The nine-pin connector on the Q14 reveals the dynamic nature of this bite-sized
powerhouse. Through the multi-pin connector, the operator can record video using the Armasight Digital
Video Recorder (DVR), augment the battery life by attaching to external battery options, inject target range
data from an externally mounted Armasight laser range finder and update/ upload new software revision
and applications from personal accounts associated with the Armasight customer access web sites.
The Q14 TIMM is designed to meet all the established environmental requirements of MIL-STD-810(G).
Operating on a variety of CR123A format commercial expendable and rechargeable batteries or 16650 rechargeable batteries, the Q14 TIMM offers up to 2.6 hours run time for the 640x512 focal plane array format.
With a diopter range of -5 to +5 and a focus range of 20cm to infinity, the Q14 demonstrates its operational
flexibility for all mission applications.
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 three (3) 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
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or mishandling. The uncooled thermal camera sensor is warrantied for a period of ten (10) years from
the date of purchase.
In the event a defect that is covered by the warranty occurs during the 3 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 or
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.
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
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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.
1.3 List of Abbreviations
µm
AWREC
C
CCW
CW
F
FL
g
H
hr
in
inf.
kg
L
lbs
m
mA
mil
min
mm
MOA
10
micrometer
Advanced Wireless
Remote Control
Celsius (Centigrade)
counterclockwise
clockwise
Fahrenheit
Focal Length
gram
Height
hour
inch
infinity
kilogram
Length
pounds
meter
milliampere
angular mil
minute
millimeter
Minute Of Angle
mrad
NO.
NTSC
NUC
OEM
oz
PAL
PMCS
POI
RMA#
sec
SEQ
SOA
SR
UCMNUC/FFC
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W
milliradian
Number
National Television
Standards Committee
Non-Uniformity Correction
Original Equipment
Manufacturer
ounce
Phase Alternating Line
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
Point Of Impact
Return Merchandise
Authorization number
second
sequence
Second Of Angle
Service Representative
User-Controlled Manual Non-Uniformity Correction/
Flat-Field Correction
Volt
Width
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DESCRIPTION AND DATA
2.1 System DESCRIPTION
The Q14 is a thermosensitive device. It can sense 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
black & white or color, depending on the selected image palette.
Figure 2-1. Q14 Multifunctional Thermal Imaging Monocular
NOTE:
It is important that the Q14 sensor receive sufficient thermal contrast between the target and
background area, or between the different parts of a target. For example, there would be a vast
temperature contrast between the snow and any heat target (such as an animal), making it
exceptionally easy to distinguish the target.
The main optical-electronic components of the Q14 include: an objective thermal lens, an eyepiece,
a thermal-imaging camera, a display, a control card, and a button control panel. The Q14 is equipped
with manual objective lens focusing.
To accommodate individual user needs, the Q14 has a variety of digitally controlled options, such as:
• Digital Compass
• Digital Inclinometer
• Display Brightness
• Digital Zoom
• Palette Color Selection
• User-Controlled, Manual Non-Uniformity Correction/ Flat-Field Correction (UCMNUC/ FFC)
• Imaging Enhancements
• Custom Settings
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Q14 series monoculars are based on FLIR Quark cameras that offer improved overall image quality in a
wide range of dynamic thermal environments. The Q14 includes special, user-adjustable imaging tools
that include:
• Active Contrast Enhancement (ACE) – a digital “Contrast” correction for smart scene optimization based on dynamic adjustments, where a variety of contrast levels occur depending on
relative scene temperatures.
• Second Generation Digital Detail Enhancement (DDE) – a “Sharpness” correction that digitally enhances the picture for clearer imagery. Significantly sharpens edges and further reduces
image blurriness.
• Smart Scene Optimization (SSO) – a fine-tuning computational correction that significantly
improves overall visual acuity for targets that have thermal signatures similar to the surrounding
background.
• Automatic Gain Control (AGC) – a “Gain” correction that used to automatically adjust the
gain to an appropriate range, the weaker the image signal, the stronger the gain.
• Information-Based Histogram Equalization (IBHEQ) – a “Sky/ Sea” enhancement; information-based, environment dependent algorithm that automatically adjusts camera gain and excludes pixels determined to contain unimportant information. Specifically helpful in scenes with
large expanses of visible sky or water.
• User-Controlled Manual Non-Uniformity Correction/ Flat-Field Correction (UCMNUC/
FFC). Non-uniformity correction (NUC) is also known as flat-field correction (FFC). During FFC, the
unit presents a uniform temperature source for each detector element. While imaging the flat-field
source, the camera updates the offset correction coefficients, resulting in a more uniform image.
All Q14 models allow users to manually trigger or interrupt scheduled UCMNUC/ FFC.
• Silent Shutterless NUC™ (SSN) – In addition to user-controlled manual NUC/ FFC, all Q14
models offer digital flat-field correction that can be used to extend periods between manual shutter events, and to further reduce image blurriness. SSN is an always-ON enhancement.
Information on the current operating state (battery status, active function, reticle running coordinate
in the display, etc.) is continuously shown, making field operation of the Q14 simple and convenient.
Manufactured for exceptional durability, the Q14 has a lightweight and robust body. It has two integral
rail mounts so that it is not necessary to disengage the head/ helmet mount interface in order to mount
the unit on a weapon as a stand-alone short-range weapon sight. The mini-rail design allows for mounting
on a wide variety of in-service head mounts, helmet mounts, reflex cameras, digital video recorders, and a
MIL-STD-1913 weapon rail systems using the optional quick-release interfaces.
A standard NTSC/PAL video input/output connector enables an external video display (monitor/ TV)
or video recorder to be connected to the Q14. An external 6-12VDC/ 600mA power source can also be
connected to the Q14.
The Q14 has a built-in IR laser-aiming pointer with push-button controls (VL and IRL models only).
The Q14 is powered by one CR123A (3V) battery or one 16650 type rechargeable battery when used in
conjunction with the battery adapter.
The Q14 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.
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Figure 2-2. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
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TABLE 2-1. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Item
Description
Item
Description
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Body
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Battery Compartment
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Objective Lens Cap
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Rail
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Objective Focus Ring
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Eyepiece Focus Ring
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Aiming Laser (VL and IRL models only)
10
Eyecup
5
Battery Cap
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Connector (closed with a Cap)
6
Button Control Panel
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Laser Operation Button (VL/ IRL only)
2.2 Specifications
Table 2-2. SYSTEM DATA
Item
Optical Magnification
Digital Zoom
Objective Lens Type
Type of Focal Plane Array
Frame Rate
Pixel Array Format
Pixel Size
Display Type
Pixel Display Format
Display Brightness
Turn-on Time, max
Temperature Imaging Modes
(Image Palettes)
User-Adjustable
Image Enhancement
Tools
Analog Input/Output Format
Q14 336
Q14 640
1×
1×, 2×, 4×
1×, 2×, 4×, 8×
Germanium
FLIR Quark 2
30 Hz or 60 Hz
336×256
640×512
17 µm
OLED SVGA 060
800×600
Discretely Adjustable to 8 Levels
3 sec
White Hot, Black Hot, Sepia, Fusion, Rainbow, and Rain
•Active Contrast Enhancement (ACE) - “CONTRAST”
•Second Generation Digital Detail Enhancement (DDE) – “SHARPNESS”
•Smart Scene Optimization (SSO) – “SMART SCENE”
• Automatic Gain Control - “GAIN”
•Information-Based Histogram Equalization (IBHEQ) – “SKY/SEA”
•User-Controlled Manual Non-Uniformity Correction/
Flat-Field Correction (UCMNUC/ FFC)
•Silent Shutterless NUC ™ (SSN)
NTSC* (640×480 pixels) / PAL (768×574 pixels)
*Default setting
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Table 2-3. LASER Pointer Data
Item
Type
Class
Wavelength
Output Power
Operating Distance
Aiming Dot Size (at 100m distance)
Vl models
IRL models
Visible Red Laser
Class IIR
650 nm
1 mW
up to 200m
50mm
Near IR Laser
Class I
850 nm
0.9 mW
up to 800m
50mm
Table 2-4. Optical Data
Item
Field of View (X × Y)
Objective Focal Length
Objective F-number
Focusing Range
Exit Pupil Diameter
Eye Relief
Q14 336
Q14 640
25° × 19°
13mm
F/1.25
0.2m to inf.
33° × 26°
19mm
F/1.25
0.25m to inf.
5mm
16mm
-5 to +5 diopters
Diopter Adjustment
Table 2-5. Electrical Data
ITEM
DATA
Battery
Current Consumption, maximum
Battery Life at 20°C (68°F):
- CR123A
- CR123 Rechargeable (650mAh)
- 16650 Rechargeable (2000mAh)
One CR123A 3V Lithium battery, CR123 rechargeable battery,
or 16650 rechargeable battery with voltage from 3.0V to 3.6V
320 mA
up to 1.5 hr
up to 1 hr
up to 2.6 hr
Extended Battery Pack
Two 18650 rechargeable batteries (3.7V), four CR123 rechargeable batteries with voltage 3.7V max, or four standard CR123A
3V Lithium batteries (operational time up to 8 hr)
External Power Supply
6V-12V DC / 600 mА
Table 2-6. Mechanical Data
Item
Overall Dimensions
Weight (w/o Batteries)
DATA
100×63×40mm (3.94×2.48×1.57 in)
240 g (0.53 lbs)
Table 2-7. Environmental Data
ITEM
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Recoil Resistance
Environmental Rating
14
DATA
-40 to +50°C (-40 to +122°F)
-50 to +70°C (-58 to +158°F)
700 g
Water and Fog-Resistant / Waterproof (optional)
Table 2-8. Advanced Wireless Remote Control (AWREC) DATA
ITEM
data
Type
Working Range
Battery
Battery Life at 20°C (68°F)
Overall Dimensions
Weight (with Battery)
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Environmental Rating
Wireless Remote Control
up to 0.5m
Single CR2032 Lithium battery (3V)
Approx. 10,000 clicks
48×39×18mm (1.9×1.5×0.7 in)
25 g (0.9 oz)
-30 to +50°С (-22 to 122°F)
-50 to +70°С (-58 to 158°F)
Water and Fog-Resistant
2.3 STANDARD COMPONENTS
The Q14 standard components are shown in Figure 2-3 and listed in Table 2-9.
The ITEM NO. column indicates the number used to identify items in Figure 2-3.
1
2
3
4
8
5
9
6
10
7
11
Figure 2-3. Q14 Standard Components
TABLE 2-9. Q14 Standard Components
ITEM no.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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DESCRIPTION
Armasight Q14 Thermal Imaging Multipurpose Monocular
Battery Adapter for 16650 Battery
CR123 Battery
16650 Rechargeable Battery
Charger for 16650 Rechargeable Battery
Advanced Wireless 5-Button Remote with Picatinny Adapter
Picatinny Adapter for Advanced Wireless Remote
Video Cable
Lens Tissue
Operator Manual
Carrying Case
QUANTITY
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
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2.4 Optional Equipment
Optional items are shown and listed in Table 2-10.
The PART NO. column indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer, to identify an item.
Table 2-10. Q14 Optional Equipment
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DESCRIPTION
Part no.
2x A-Focal Doubler
Quickly converts the Q14 into a long-range thermal imaging device. Ideal for long-range observation.
ATAF2X0001
Tactical Goggle Kit: Wilcox L4 G24 and 3 Hole Shroud,
Crye Precision Nightcap, and Swing Arm #172
ANHGWX0G70
Goggle Kit #2
Adjustable universal assembly that secures the Q14 to the
operator’s head providing hands-free operation.
ANHG000004
Recorder 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.
HD DVR Digital Video Recorder
High Definition Digital Recorder for all Armasight High
Performance Digital and Thermal Devices.
ATAM000004
Extended Battery Pack
The power source for extended operational time. Takes four
CR123A Lithium batteries (3V), CR123 rechargeable batteries (3.2V or 3.7V) or two 18650 rechargeable batteries (3.7V).
ATAM000008
AMRF2200 Advanced Modular Range Finder
The modular range finder is designed to determine the
exact distance between the observer and the target. Measurement results are shown on both the module display
and in the field of view of the connected digital device.
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ATAM000005
IALA00AMRF22001
Helmet Mount #4
Helps to mount the Q14 on a range of ballistic helmets.
ANHM000001
Mil-Spec MICH Helmet Mount Kit USA #107 with
Adapter/Swing Arm #37
Consists of MICH helmet mount and adapter that allows the
user to attach the Q14 to this mount.
ANHM000007
table 2-10. continued
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DESCRIPTION
Part no.
Mil-Spec PASGT Helmet Mount Kit USA #108 with
Adapter/Swing Arm #37
Consists of PASGT helmet mount and adapter that allows
the user to attach the Q14 to this mount.
Swing Arm #37
Mounts Q14 to Standard US MIL Headset (PVS7/PVS14 type)
and/or helmet.
ANHM000008
Swing Arm #172
Mini Rail to Dovetail Adapter. Mounts Q14 to Dovetail Type
Headsets and Helmet Mounts.
ANHM000172
ANHG000002
Dual Bridge
With use of 2 monoculars makes it dual-tube goggles/
binoculars.
ANHMWX0G05
Quick Release Picatinny Mount Adapter (QRM)
Small arms adapter that allows the Q14 to be mounted on
a weapon using Picatinny MIL1913 rail.
Shutter Eyeguard
Prevents light from being emitted by the Q14 eyepiece. If the
user’s face is illuminated, they become visible to others in
the field, and their position becomes compromised.
Dovetail to Weaver Transfer Piece #21
Allows the accessories to be mounted on the Q14.
ANAM000004
Extended Rail Adapter #85
Dovetail Weaver Picatinny Rail Adapter Extends 7.5” to 11.5”
Tactical Scope Mount.
ANAM000045
Hard Shipping/Storage Case #101
A protective case used for the shipping/ storage of the Q14
and its accessories.
ANHC000001
ANEC000001
ANRA000001
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2.5 Key Features
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Weight 240 g
MIL-810G rugged, glass fiber reinforced construction
FLIR Quark 2 VOx microbolometer in 640 and 336 options
Fast Germanium objective lens
800x600 Organic LED display
Drop-down menu and icon based menu
Simple, intuitive 3-button control
Polarity control (Black Hot/ White Hot)
Color & monochrome palettes
Digital Zoom up to 8x
Digital Detail Enhancement™
Active Contrast Enhancement™
Smart Scene Optimization™
Silent Shutterless Non-Uniformity Correction™
Integrated Digital Compass
Integrated Laser Pointer
Integrated Digital Inclinometer
NTSC/PAL field switchable video output
Easy adaptability to wide selection of head, helmet, and weapon mounts with Quick Rail/
Dove Tail/ Bayonet interfaces (i.e. Armasight, Wilcox, Norotos, or Cadex)
Fast time to image ( < 3 sec)
One CR123A battery or 16650 rechargeable battery operation
Limited 3-year warranty
10-year warranty on FLIR detector
Made in the USA
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
3.1 Installation and Mounting
3.1.1 Battery Installation
The Q14 operates on a single CR123A battery or 16650 rechargeable battery (with included adapter).
CAUTION:
• The maximum voltage of battery is 3.6V. DO NOT install any other batteries or you could damage the unit!
• Verify that the equipment is off before installing a battery.
To install CR123A battery (refer to Figure 3-1):
1. Unscrew the battery cap (A).
2. Insert the CR123A battery (B), observing the polarity markings on the body of the device.
3. Screw the battery cap (A) back on securely.
Fully charge the 16650 rechargeable battery before installing. Insert the battery into charger, aligning
the polarity symbols on the battery with the polarity symbols on the charger. Never install the battery
backwards.
Connect the power cord to an appropriate power source. An indicator light will flash red when a battery is charging, and will change to green when battery has been fully charged. Remove the battery
promptly after charging has been completed.
To install the 16650 battery:
1. Unscrew the battery cap (A).
2. Screw the battery adapter (C) onto the battery compartment.
3. Insert the 16650 rechargeable battery (D), observing the polarity markings as indicated on the body
of the device.
4. Screw the battery cap (A) onto battery adapter.
a
b
a
d
c
Figure 3-1. BATTERY INSTALLATION
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3.1.2 MOUNTING THE Q14 TO A Tactical GOGGLE KIT
To mount the Q14 to a Tactical Goggle Kit, use a Swing Arm adapter. Insert the Q14 rail into the guide
(Figure 3-2, A) of the adapter. Push the lever down (B) and slide the unit until it is parallel with the alignment groove on the adapter. Push until you hear a clicking noise, indicating that the unit is locked into
the transfer adapter.
To uninstall the Q14 from the transfer adapter, push the lever down (B) and remove the unit by sliding
it out from the adapter guide.
Install the Q14 with the adapter to the L4 G24 mount (C) of Tactical Goggle Kit. Align the adapter with
the mount socket. Slide and push the Q14 until the adapter locks into the mount.
To adjust the NightCap™ (D):
1. Loosen all adjustment buckles. Holding the rear adjustment straps, lean your head forward, place
your forehead against the pad, and place the NightCap™ over your head.
2. Hold the rear of the NightCap™ in place and tighten the rear adjustment strap until snug.
3. Center the chin cup on your chin and secure the buckle (E).
4. Pull the front adjustment strap hardware (F) down until snug.
5. Pull the rear adjustment strap hardware (G) down until snug.
6. If the bottom edge of the NightCap™ headband is touching your ears, adjust the side-to-side top
adjustment tabs.
7. The front-to-back adjustment strap (H) can be tightened to balance the Q14.
8. Use the slack retainer to secure any excess length from the rear adjustment strap.
Adjust the interpupillary distance so that the eyepiece of the monocular is aligned with your eye. Loosen the screw (I) of the adapter and move the Q14 left or right along the guide (J). The position of the
end of the guide indicates the interpupillary distance on the scale (K). Tighten the screw (C) when the
adjustment is complete.
The transfer adapter can be adjusted for either the right or left eye. The adapter adjusted for a left eye
is shown on Figure 3-10. To readjust the adapter for the right eye:
1. Unscrew the two screws (Figure 3-2, L) and uninstall the plate (M).
2. Turn the plate (B) around.
3. Align the holes in the plate with the two threaded holes in the mount and tighten the two screws.
Use the L4 G24 mount as follows:
1. The lock Release Lever (N) allows the user to easily adjust the height of the Q14 up or down, and then
secured.
2. A Breakaway Release Lever (O) allows the operator to easily set the desirable mode (“breakaway” or
“locked”), depending upon operational needs.
N
O
M
R
P
H
D
Q
L
I
b
J
S
G
F
c
K
E
a
Figure 3-2. Mounting the Q14 to A Tactical Goggle Kit
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3. An ergonomically placed Flip Release Button (P) allows the Mount to “flip up” to a stowed position
when the goggle is attached.
4. A Tilt Adjustment Knob (Q) allows the operator to adjust the tilt angle of the Q14.
5. A Mount Release Lever allows for the attachment and removal of the mount.
6. A Fore/Aft Release Lever (R) allows for fore/aft travel of the Q14. Releasing the lever allows the operator to set the fore/aft position of the Q14.
7. An ergonomically placed Release Button (S) allows for one-handed release of the Q14.
3.1.3 MOUNTING THE Q14 TO AN Armasight GOGGLE KIT
To mount the Q14 to the Armasight Goggle Kit:
1. Put on the goggle kit. Adjust the goggle kit strap pads until the goggles fit securely around your
head. Remove the goggle kit.
2. Loosen the screw (A). While pushing down on the button (B), insert the Q14 rail into the guide (C) of
the goggle kit bracket. Tighten the screw (A).
3. Put on the goggle kit, now mounted with the Q14.
4. To adjust the equipment for greater comfort, loosen the screw (A) and move the unit along the guide
(C).
5. The goggle kit has a flip-up mechanism. Push the button (D) of the goggle kit bracket and lift the unit
up until it reaches its topmost position.
6. Push the same button (D) to lower the unit into the correct viewing position.
Figure 3-3 shows the Q14 in the correct position for the right eye. To readjust the unit for the other eye,
remove the unit from the goggle kit bracket. Turn the unit around (180º) and mount it on the bracket
through the rail on the second side. While pushing down on the button (E), move the unit along the
slide-rail (F) until the desired, most comfortable position is reached.
To remove the Q14 from the goggle kit, loosen the screw (A), push the button (B), and slide the unit out
of the bracket guide (C).
E
d
B
F
A
C
Figure 3-3. Mounting the Q14 to AN ARMASIGHT Goggle Kit
3.1.4 MOUNTING THE Q14 TO A HELMET
An optional flip-up helmet mount can be used to attach the Q14 to a helmet. The helmet mount fits
the Q14 securely onto a helmet using a rugged strapping device and grooved hooks. With the helmet
mount, the Q14 can be positioned directly in front of the user’s eyes, or flipped backwards, out of the
field of view.
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To mount the Q14 to a helmet:
1. Attach the mount to the helmet as shown in Figure 3-4.
2. Adjust and tighten the strap (A).
3. Loosen the screw (B). While pushing down on the button (C), insert the Q14 rail into the guide (D) of
the helmet mount bracket. Tighten the screw (B).
4. Put on the helmet with the Q14 attached.
5. Push the button (F) and move the unit along the slide-rail (G) until the most comfortable position is
reached.
6. Adjust the mount for comfort. Loosen the screw (B) and move the unit along the guide (D) until it is
properly positioned for the eye. Turn the lever (H) and move the unit along the vertical slide-rail until
the most comfortable vertical position is reached.
7. To remove the Q14 and turn it around, push the button down (E) and lift the unit up until it reaches
the topmost position.
8. Push the same button (E) to lower the Q14 into the proper viewing position.
In Figure 3-4, the Q14 is shown in the correct position for the right eye. To readjust the Q14 for the
left eye, reverse its positioning and reinstall it on the helmet mount bracket. Use the second unit rail
located on the opposite side of the unit. Push the button (F) and move the unit along the slide-rail (G)
until the most comfortable position is reached.
To remove the Q14 from the helmet mount, loosen the screw (B), push down on the button (C), and slide
the unit out of the guide (D). To remove the flip-up mechanism from the helmet mount, loosen the lever (H), pull the knob out (I), and slide the flip-up mechanism out of the vertical rail.
G
C
B
F
H
A
I
E
d
Figure 3-4. MOUNTING THE Q14 TO A HELMET
3.1.5 MOUNTING THE Q14 TO A STANDARD US MIL HELMET/ HEADGEAR
ASSEMBLY
To mount the Q14 to a Standard US MIL helmet or headgear assembly, use an optional transfer adapter,
and perform the following steps:
1. Push down on the lever (C). Mount the adapter (A) to the Q14 rail (B).
2. Align the adapter prism (D) with the helmet/ headgear assembly mount (E). Slide the Q14 backwards
until it’s aligned with the groove on the helmet/ headgear assembly mount. Push down until the Q14
locks into the helmet/ headgear assembly mount.
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To dismount the Q14 from the helmet/ headgear assembly, push down on the lever (F) and remove
the unit.
Push down on the lever (C) and remove the adapter from the Q14 rail.
The transfer adapter can be adjusted for either the right or left eye. In Figure 3-5, the Q14 is shown in the
proper position for the left eye. Readjust the adapter for the right eye as follows:
— Push down on the lever (C). Remove the adapter from the Q14 rail.
— Loosen the nut (G), and turn the adapter around between the two fixing devices. Retighten the nut
(G).
— Mount the adapter to the other Q14 rail located on the opposite side of the unit.
F
D
C
F
E
D
A
G
B
C
Figure 3-5. Mounting the Q14 TO Standard US Mil Helmet/Headgear Assembly
3.1.6 MOUNTING THE Q14 TO A WEAPON WITH A QUICK-RELEASE
PICATINNY MOUNT adapter
WARNING:
Always make sure your firearm is unloaded before you place the scope on the firearm. Always
verify that the chamber is empty, especially if you stop the procedure and resume later. Safe
handling rules should be followed at all times.
To mount the Q14 to a weapon using an optional quick-release Picatinny mount adapter (QRM):
1. While pushing down on the lever holder (C), turn the lever (B) backwards to loosen the QRM clamping device (A).
2. Install the QRM on the weapon rail by inserting the stop (not shown in Figure 3-6) into one of transverse slots of the weapon rail.
D
F
E
E
A
A
C
B
B
D
I
G
H
Figure 3-6. MOUNTING THE Q14 TO A WEAPON WITH A QUICK-RELEASE
PICATINNY MOUNT adapter
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3. To secure the QRM onto the weapon rail, turn the lever (B) forward. Secure the clamping device (A)
tightly to the weapon rail. To adjust the force of the lever clamp, loosen or tighten the nut (D) as necessary.
4. While pushing down on the lever holder (F), turn the lever (E) forward.
5. Install the Q14 on the QRM rail by inserting the stop (G) into the transverse slot of the rail.
6. Attach the Q14 to the QRM rail by turning the lever (E) backwards. Secure the QRM clamping device
(H) to the Q14 rail. To adjust the force of the lever clamp, loosen or tighten the nut (I) as necessary.
3.1.7 Fastening an Advanced Wireless Remote Control
Using Velcro tape (A, Figure 3-7), fasten the remote control (B) to 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 adapter for the
Advanced Wireless Remote (C). Install the adapter onto the rail (D). Insert the remote control into the
adapter.
B
a
B
C
D
Figure 3-7. Advanced wireless REMOTE CONTROL
3.1.8 Installing additional equipment
Use the Dovetail to Weaver Transfer Piece to install any additional equipment, such as the Armasight DT
Digital Video Recorder, a range finder, or the Extended Battery Pack. Perform the following steps:
1. Install the transfer piece (A) onto one of the Q14 rails.
2. Tighten the fixing screw (B) on the transfer piece.
B
a
Figure 3-8. Dovetail to Weaver Transfer Piece Installation
3.1.9 Connecting additional equipment
CAUTION:
Turn off the Q14 before removing the batteries or connecting/disconnecting any external
equipment.
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Remove the connector’s protective cap.
Connect the cable from the Armasight Digital Video Recorder, the Extended Battery Pack, or the AMRF2200
Advanced Modular Range Finder to the Q14 connector.
Use the video cable plug (A, Figure 3-10) to connect an external video recorder/ monitor/ TV to the Q14. Connect the video cable plug (C) to the Q14 connector.
Use the video cable plug (B) to connect an external power source (6VDC/ 600mA) to the Q14. Connect the
video cable plug (C) to the Q14 connector.
C
Figure 3-9. Armasight digital
recorder DT INSTALLATION
A
B
Figure 3-10. video cable
NOTE:
The external power supply must have a standard OD double-pole socket with a positive center
contact.
CAUTION:
After removing the cable, replace the protective cap over the connector.
3.1.10 Installing the 2x magnifier
Figure 3-11 shows the Q14 with the 2x magnifier installed.
To install the 2x magnifier on the Q14, do the following:
1. Take off the lens cap.
2. Screw the 2x magnifier into the Q14’s lens thread.
Figure 3-11. Installing the 2x magnifier
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3.2 Controls and Display Indications
3.2.1 CONTROLS
CAUTION:
DO NOT force the equipment controls past their stopping points.
The Q14 controls are shown in Figures 3-12 and 3-13, and are defined in Tables 3-1 and 3-2. The ITEM NO.
columns indicate the numbers used to identify items in the figures.
NOTE:
Various display symbols indicating the current operating state of the Q14 can be displayed permanently, may appear momentarily, or can be set to appear only when a certain function is
activated.
3
4
2
1
5
Figure 3-12. CONTROLS
TABLE 3-1. CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
item no.
CONTROL/ INDICATOR
FUNCTION
1
Objective Focus Ring
Focuses the objective lens. Adjusts for sharpest view of the scene. The
total focus range is covered within 3/4 turns of the focus ring.
2
Control Panel Buttons
Configures operational settings. See Table 3-2 for button functions.
3
Laser Operation
Button
Activate the IR laser by pushing the button. The laser is activated while
the button is on.
4
Eyepiece Ring
Adjusts the eyepiece diopter. The total diopter adjustment range is
covered within 2 turns of the ring. The diopter range is 5 to +5 diopters.
5
Remote Control
Button
Duplicates the functions of the control panel buttons. Only 3 buttons
from the remote are independently functional.
—
Battery Status
Indicator
(battery icon in the
top right hand corner
of the display)
The color fill (green/ yellow/ red) bar in the battery icon indicates the
current power level of the internal battery, or the remaining battery life.
Laser Status Indicator
A flashing red X on yellow background in the field of view indicates
that the laser is operating.
—
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A shaded battery icon indicates a fully charged battery.
A flashing, transparent battery icon indicates a low battery.
The Q14 button control panel is shown in Figures 3-13.
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 3-13.
1
2
3
Figure 3-13. BUTTON CONTROL PANEL
TABLE 3-2. BUTTON CONTROLS
ITEM NO.
FUNCTION
DESCRIPTION
Push the button (1) to increase screen brightness.
Digital Zoom Control
Push and hold the button (1) to change the zoom progressively.
UP
Use the button (1) to scroll up through the items of menu.
Turns the Q14 ON when held down for 3 seconds.
ON/ OFF
Turns the Q14 OFF when held down for more than 15 consecutive
seconds.
Holding down the button (2) for 3 seconds will bring up the
Main Menu. The menu includes the following functions: Palette,
MAIN Menu
Reticle, Boresight, Enhancement, Store Image, Settings, and
Power Down.
Push the button (2) to select an item from the Main Menu.
To enable left and right action (when <> symbols are displayed
SELECTION
in a sub-menu), press the button (2). To disable, press the button (2) again.
Pushing the button (2) when the countdown is on the screen
UCMNUC/ FFC Process
Interruption
will cancel the UCMNUC/ FFC.
Display Brightness DOWN Push the button (3) to decrease the screen brightness.
Push and hold the button (3) to scroll up through the available
Image Palette Control
palettes. There are 6 palettes available: White Hot, Black Hot,
Sepia, Fusion, Rainbow, and Rain.
DOWN
Use the button (3) to scroll down through the items of menu.
USER-CONTROLLED MANUAL Simultaneously holding down buttons (1) and (3) starts UserNON-UNIFORMITY CORRECControlled Manual Non-Uniformity Correction/ Flat-Field CorTION/ FLAT-FIELD CORRECTION rection (UCMNUC/ FFC).
Display Brightness UP
1
2
3
1+3
(UCMNUC/ FFC)
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 2+ seconds is considered “holding down.”
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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 button (2) on the control panel (Figure 3-14).
Once the MAIN MENU is displayed (Figure 3-15), use the UP and DOWN buttons (Figure 3-14) to navigate
through the items on the menu.
Push the SELECTION button to view the settings available for the item selected.
NOTES:
Navigate through sub-menu items by pushing UP and DOWN, except where otherwise indicated.
After a menu item is selected, push the SELECTION button to activate the selected function.
The function can be either activated or will show <> symbols.
When <> symbols are shown on the menu line the left and the right actions are enabled. Then
use the UP button (1) for increasing (>) the value and DOWN button for decreasing (<) the value.
To disable left and right action press button (2) again.
Select the EXIT item and then push the SELECTION button to return to the MAIN MENU.
Up (1)
SELECTion (2)
DOWN (3)
Figure 3-14. main menu navigation buttons
MAIN MENU
> EXIT
PALETTE
RETICLE
BORESIGHT
ENHANCEMENT
STORE IMAGE
SETTINGS
POWER DOWN
Figure 3-15. Main Menu
Palette Menu
The PALETTE menu (Figures 3-16) allows the user to select from a choice of temperature imaging
modes: White Hot, Black Hot, Sepia, Fusion, Rainbow, and Rain.
The palettes act as color templates for visualizing temperature changes in the scene.
NOTE:
The most popular palettes are White Hot and Black Hot, usually known as inversion. White Hot
is ideal for spotting targets, while Black Hot is most useful for situational reading.
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NOTE:
Training and experience are required to quickly and properly interpret thermal images.
PALETTE
> EXIT
WHITE HOT
BLACK HOT
SEPIA
FUSION
RAINBOW
RAIN
Figure 3-16. Palette Menu
Reticle Menu
The RETICLE menu (Figure 3-17) is available only in select products, and allows the user to choose from
a selection of reticle patterns: “Dot 4 MOA,” “Line Dot,” “Cross Center Dot,” “Cross,” “Crosshair,” and “No
Reticle” (e.g., position with no aiming mark).
Navigate this menu using the UP (1) and DOWN (3) buttons.
RETICLE
> EXIT
<> CROSS
Figure 3-17. Reticle Menu
Boresight Menu
The BORESIGHT function is available only in select products and allows the user to change the position
of the reticle in the display.
Figure 3-18 shows the boresight screen.
BORESIGHT
> EXIT
WINDAGE
<> 40
ELEVATION <> -5
Figure 3-18. Boresight Menu
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Shift down to the WINDAGE or ELEVATION item that needs to be boresighted and press SELECT (2). Push
UP or DOWN to shift the reticle on the display. Holding down UP or DOWN will cause accelerated movement of the reticle in 4 pixel increments.
Each time UP or DOWN is pushed, the reticle shifts a single pixel increment corresponding to the minimum boresight correction value, and the point of impact on the target moves according to the specified windage/elevation boresight increment, in the opposite direction to that of the shifting reticle.
Push the button (2) when finished making adjustments.
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 shift of the reticle, 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 negative
(-) sign appears before the displayed number when the reticle shifts left or down. The point of
impact (POI) on the target shifts right or up, respectively).
Hold UP and DOWN simultaneously to reset to zero azimuth and elevation. The reticle will shift to the
display center.
Enhancement Menu
The ENHANCEMENT menu (Figure 3-19) allows the user to take advantage of advanced signal processing algorithms, in order to improve the quality of the image under various thermal environments.
Choose a menu item by pushing SELECT (2). Use UP (1) or DOWN (3) to change the value. Press the button (2) to enter the value.
ENHANCEMENT
>EXIT
Contrast
sharpness
Smartscene
GAIN AGC SPEED Presets <>
<>
<>
<>
<>
<>
4
60
15
35
12
Default
Figure 3-19. ENHANCEMENT Menu
CONTRAST – Active Contrast Enhancement (ACE) – a digital contrast correction that allows for a smart
scene optimization based on dynamic adjustments, where a variety of contrast levels occur. The adjustment range is from -8 to +8 with a default value of 4. Lower values will cause hotter objects to have
greater contrast, and higher values will cause colder objects to have greater contrast.
SHARPNESS – Second Generation Digital Detail Enhancement (DDE) – a sharpness correction that digitally enhances the picture, significantly improving edge sharpening and further reducing image noise.
The adjustment range is from -20 to +100, with a default value of 60. Lower values will create an image
with softer edges. Higher values will make objects sharper, enhance details, and increase the signalto-noise ratio.
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Contrast -8
Contrast +8
Figure 3-20. digital contrast correction
Sharpness -20
Sharpness +100
Figure 3-21. sharpness correction
SMART SCENE – Smart Scene Optimization (SSO) – a fine-tuning computational correction that significantly improves overall visual acuity for targets with thermal signatures similar to the surrounding
background. Higher values provide a more linear automatic gain control, and objects with similar, but
not identical temperatures can be differentiated with greater accuracy. The adjustment range is from
0 to 100 with a default value of 15.
Smart Scene 0
Smart Scene 100
Figure 3-22. Smart Scene Optimization
GAIN - Automatic Gain Control (AGC) – a correction that used to automatically adjust the gain to an
appropriate range, the weaker the image signal, the stronger the gain. The adjustment range is from 0
to 255 with default value 35.
AGC SPEED – parameter that allows user to control the refresh rate of Automatic Gain Control (AGC).
The adjustment range is from 0 to 128 with a default value of 12.
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GAIN 0
GAIN 35
Figure 3-23. GAIN correction
PREsets – a group of default settings for various environmental conditions that are optimized toward
best camera performance: Default, Sky/Sea, Indoors, Outdoors, and Face.
For example, turning the “Sky/Sea” preset will improve contrast, but at the possible loss of some scene
content. This is especially helpful in scenes with great expanses of visible sky or water (Figure 3-24).
Sky/See OFF - plane and banner are more
evident
Sky/See ON – More contrast devoted to
people and the boat
Figure 3-24. “Sky/Sea” Preset
Store Image Menu
The STORE IMAGE menu (Figure 3-25) allows the operator to take, review, and delete all images in the
camera. Select SAVE IMAGE and press SELECT to capture an image. To view the image, select VIEW
IMAGE and press SELECT. When previewing images, the image counter will show the current number
of still images versus the total number of images in the camera. To exit the preview, press SELECT. To
delete images, press DELETE ALL. All images in the camera will be deleted.
STORE IMAGE
> EXIT
SAVE IMAGE
VIEW IMAGE
DELETE ALL
<> 1/1
Figure 3-25. Store Image Menu
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Settings Menu
The SETTINGS menu (Figure 3-26) allows changes to profiles, video standards, compass calibrations,
left and right screen margins, remote programming, and other setting items, as well restoration to factory defaults. The Firmware (FW) revision number is listed at the bottom of the menu display.
Choose menu items by pushing SELECT (2). If the <> signs appear, use UP (1) or DOWN (3) to change
your selection. Press the button (2) to accept the selection.
Rifle Profile
Supports 3 individual rifle profiles with individual boresight, reticle, and palette settings.
Standard
Changes the video output standard between NTSC and PAL.
Calibrate Compass
Select to calibrate the compass. When selected, rotate the camera in all directions for best calibration
results.
Left Margin
Shifts the screen left to right.
Top Margin
Shifts the screen up and down.
Learn remote
Learns the remote channel and encryption. Select this to pair a new remote with the camera. When
pushed, the phrase PUSH ANY REMOTE KEY will appear. Push any button on the remote. When calibration is successful, the phrase LEARN SUCCESSFUL will appear.
Factory Reset
Resets the camera to factory defaults.
Software Version
Software release versions are shown in alphanumeric format. To view, push SELECT.
SETTINGS
> EXIT
Rifle Profile
StandarD
Cal. COmpass
Left Margin
tOP Margin
Learn Remote
Factory Reset
FW: XXXXXXXXX
<> 1
NTSC
<> 85
<> 0
Figure 3-26. SETTINGS Menu
POWER DOWN
> EXIT
TuRn OFF
STANDBY 5 MIN
STANDBY 30 MIN
STANDBY 60 MIN
STANDBY 8 Hours
Figure 3-27. Power Down Menu
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Power Down Menu
The POWER DOWN menu (Figure 3-27) allows the user to turn the camera off or to set it in standby
mode, so it can be awakened from the wireless remote.
NOTE:
After configuration is complete, select EXIT on the MAIN MENU. Choose SELECT to leave the
MAIN MENU. All settings will be saved.
3.2.3 DISPLAY INDICATIONS
The screen status view of Armasight Q14 thermal imager with engaged data of AMRF2200 laser range
finder shown on Figure 3-28.
LASER RANGE FINDER READING
IN METERS OR YARDS (0000.00M/Y)
RIFLE PROFILE (R1, R2,R3)
DIGITAL ANGLE
COSINE INDICATOR
R1 WHITE HOT ST:47.7M 297° NW -2°(1.00)
2x
BATTERY INDICATOR
B/W AND COLOR PALLETS
(WHITE HOT, BLACK HOT, SEPIA,
FUSION, RAINBOW, RAIN, )
DIGITAL INCLINOMETER (±X°)
DIGITAL ZOOM
COMPASS CARDINAL DIRECTION
(N-NE-E-SE-S-SW-W-NW)
LASER RANGEFINDER
REFERENCE POINT (RED DOT)
COMPASS DEGREES (0°-360°)
STILL IMAGE CAPTURE (X/20)
I:1/20
Figure 3-28. status view
3.3 OPERATIng Procedures
3.3.1 Operating
CAUTION:
DO NOT force the equipment controls past their stopping points.
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 accidental exposure to these sources, never leave the equipment without first securing the objective lens cap.
Operating procedures are as follows:
1. Remove the Q14 from the carrying case.
2. Activate the Q14 by pushing the button (2). Leave the objective lens cap in place while initializing
the Q14, as it has a Shutterless NUC. After approximately 3 sec, video of the thermal scene should
appear.
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3. Remove the protective caps.
4. Point the equipment at an object.
5. Adjust the focus by turning the focus ring (CW for far focus, CCW for near focus).
6. Using the buttons on the control panel (Figure 3-14), configure the Q14 for your specific situation.
For more information on operational setting procedures, see Part 3.2 (Controls and Display Indications).
A. Adjust the brightness of the display to your preferred level.
Push button (1) to increase display brightness. Push button (3) to decrease brightness.
B. Use the UCMNUC/ FFC (User-Controlled Manual Non-Uniformity Correction/ Flat-Field Correction) function to improve image quality. As the camera and the detector heat up during use, the
detector pixels will drift. The pixels do not drift uniformly. The camera software compensates for
the drift up to an accurate position point, but when the limit is reached, the UCMNUC/ FFC function
is triggered.
Hold down buttons (1 and 3) simultaneously to manually trigger the User-Controlled Manual NonUniformity Correction/ Flat-Field Correction. When performing the NUC, you must look at a uniform background or cover the objective lens with your hand.
If necessary, interrupt the automatic UCMNUC/ FFC process by pushing button (2) on the control
panel during the 5-second countdown, which will appear at the bottom of the display.
C. Adjust as necessary using the MAIN MENU. See Part 3.2.2 (Using the MAIN MENU).
CAUTION:
DO NOT leave the equipment activated when not in use.
3.3.2 LASER Pointer OPERATION
CAUTION:
When operating the device in extremely dark conditions, the light from the IR laser will be invisible to the naked eye. However, the light can be detected by other NVDs.
The Q14 is equipped with a built-in laser pointer for active target acquisition. The IR laser is intended for
use at night (under moonlight, starlight conditions, etc.), in poor visibility, and in hanging light conditions for NVD target acquisition.
To activate the laser, hold down the IR laser button. Release the button to turn the laser off.
3.3.3 Weapon sight mode
WARNING:
If a scope is mounted too far to the rear of a weapon, the eyepiece can injure the shooter during
recoil. Shooting at an uphill angle also increases this hazard, as it shortens the distance between the shooter and the rear of the scope. For this reason, Armasight scopes are engineered
to provide generous eye relief. Therefore, when mounting your scope, we recommend positioning it as far forward in the mounts as possible to take full advantage of this generous eye
relief. With hard-recoiling rifles, serious injury or even death can result if the eyepiece collides
with the shooter during recoil. Be certain that your installation provides sufficient eye relief for
the recoil generated by your rifle before shooting the firearm.
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WARNING:
Give special attention to this warning when shooting uphill and/or from a prone position. These
shooting conditions can dramatically reduce eye relief. PLEASE maintain maximum eye relief
when shooting heavy recoiling and/or magnum firearms. THE USER ASSUMES ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR HAVING THE ARMASIGHT RIFLE SCOPE PROPERLY MOUNTED TO A
FIREARM AND USING THE ARMASIGHT RIFLE SCOPE PROPERLY. ALWAYS CHECK THE CONDITION
OF YOUR MOUNTING SYSTEM PRIOR TO USING YOUR FIREARM.
The Q14 with a QRM adapter can be used as a thermal imaging weapon sight. Use the Q14 in weapon
sight mode as follows:
1. Install the QRM adapter to the Q14. For mounting procedures, see Part 3.1.11.
2. Install the Q14 on a weapon.
3. Turn on the Q14.
4. Activate the Q14 reticle by using the Reticle function in the Main Menu.
5. Adjust the brightness of the display.
6. Adjust the focus to sharpen the image of the target.
7. Select a reticle pattern using the Reticle Menu.
8. Use the digital zoom to magnify the central area of the scene. Hold down the zoom control button
(1) to slowly magnify the displayed scene. The X1, X2, and X4 symbols will appear in the lower part of
the display.
NOTE:
• Digital zoom helps target detection and discrimination.
• Digital zoom allows distant objects to appear larger; however, the resolution will be compromised.
• Zooming does not affect the boresight.
NOTE:
The Q14 must be zeroed each time it is mounted to a new weapon.
Boresight the Q14 as follows:
1. Locate a target at the fire adjustment range (for example, 100yd or 100m).
2. Turn on the Q14.
3. Adjust the Q14, as shown above.
4. Take aim by centering the reticle on the target and firing a series of shots (3-4).
5. Find the point of impact and measure its vertical and horizontal deviations from the center of the
target.
6. Work out the values of the boresight corrections required to compensate for the measured deviation of the point of impact from the center of the target. Table 3-3 contains examples of calculating
boresight correction values.
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Table 3-3. EXAMPLE of CALCULATING CORRECTIONS (100yd and 100m firing ranges)
ITEM
DATA
Windage/Elevation Boresight Increment *
Windage/Elevation Adjustment Range
2.6МОА
0.75 mils
2.7in/100yd
7.5cm/100m
±208MOA /±156MOA
Measured Windage/ Elevation Deflection of the Point
of Impact from the Target Center (EXAMPLE)
Correction Value
5in / 10in
(13cm / 26cm)
Windage
5/2.7≈2 shifts
(13/7.5≈2 shifts)
Elevation
10/2.7≈4 shift
(26/7.5≈4 shift)
* 1) To calculate boresight increment value for a fire range R different from 100 yards, use the coefficient
R/100. So at a range R (in yards) the boresight increment is: 2.7×R/100, in.
2) 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: 7.5×R/100, cm.
7. Use the BORESIGHT MENU to apply corrections required to bring the point of impact as close as possible to the center of the target. See Part 3.2.2 (Using the MAIN MENU).
A. Moving the reticle in a positive (+) direction (to the right) will move the point of impact to the
left. Moving the reticle in a negative (-) direction (to the left) will move the point of impact to the
right.
B. Moving the reticle in a positive (+) direction (up) will move the point of impact down. Moving the
reticle in a negative (-) direction (down) will move the point of impact up.
8. Fire a series of shots to check the boresight.
9. After completing the boresight adjustment procedure, you can use the RIFLE PROFILE function in the
Settings menu to save the boresighted reticle position in the “Rifle Profile” tab. This can be done for
the same scope with to up to 3 different rifles (Profile 1, Profile 2, and Profile 3).
NOTE:
Set the menu for Rifle Profile 1 for the first weapon when you use it. If you want to keep that
boresight setting for that rifle, change to rifle Profile 2 for the next weapon, etc.
10. Turn the Q14 OFF and place the cap over the objective lens.
3.3.4Q14 Shut-Down
NOTE:
Shut down the Q14 to properly to avoid losing unsaved settings and data.
Shutdown the Q14 as follows:
1. Go to MAIN MANU then POWER DOWN menu and select TURN OFF.
2. Turn off the Q14.
3. Replace the cap on the objective lens.
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4. Disconnect the cable (if applicable).
5. Place the cap on the connector.
6. Remove the battery.
CAUTION:
Do not store the Q14 with the battery still installed.
7. Store the Q14 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 OF 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 of Item
to Check/ Service
PROCEDURE
Not Fully Mission
Capable If...
PRE-OPERATIONAL CHECKS
1
Completeness
Open storage/carrying case and inventory items by
comparing them with information specified in this
manual.
2
Soft Carrying
Case
Shake out loose dirt or foreign material. Inspect for
tears, cuts, excess wear or damage.
Missing items.
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table 4-1. continued
Seq
No.
Location of Item
to Check/ Service
Not Fully Mission
Capable If...
PROCEDURE
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
parts.
or
damaged.
Missing
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
Eyepiece Cup
Inspect for cuts, tears and dirt.
Clean as required.
Cup is torn or cut. Cup is not secured to the eyepiece.
6
Battery
Compartment
and Cap
Inspect for corrosion, moisture, and corroded or defective contacts. Inspect for cap damage or retainer
breaks. Inspect rubber gasket for damage.
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 Ring
Rotate eyepiece ring to ensure it is not too tight or
too loose.
Ring gets stuck, is too loose, or adversely affects the user’s ability to
properly focus the eyepiece.
10
Connector
Inspect for corrosion, moisture, corroded or defective contacts. Inspect for cap damaged or retainer
breaks.
Contacts are damaged or corroded. Cap is damaged. Retainer
is broken.
11
Remote Control
Unit
Check for damage and missing parts.
Check Velcro tape for wear.
Damaged. Missing parts.
12
Video Cable
Inspect for damage. Inspect the cable connector for
corrosion, moisture, or corroded or defective contacts. Clean as required.
Damaged.
13
Standard
Components
and Optional
Equipment
Inspect for damage, corrosion, or missing parts.
Check for proper operation. Clean as required.
Damaged. Missing parts.
OPERATIONAL CHECKS
NOTE:
For a complete operational check, it is necessary to connect a video monitor to the Q14.
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Control Board
Install the battery. 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.
Ensure the scope is responsive to control buttons.
No thermal image. Battery icon is
flashing (indicates a low battery).
Unresponsive buttons.
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Remote Control
Turn the equipment to standby. Point the equipment at an object. Push the remote control buttons.
Ensure the scope is responsive to control buttons.
Turn off the equipment.
No image.
16
Video Cable
Connect an external monitor to the scope. Point
the equipment on an object. Turn the equipment
on. Look for an image on the monitor. Turn off the
equipment. Disconnect the monitor.
No image.
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table 4-1. continued
Seq
No.
Location of Item
to Check/ Service
Not Fully Mission
Capable If...
PROCEDURE
POST-CHECK PROCEDURES
Turn off the equipment.
Replace the objective lens cap.
Remove the battery.
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 Q14. Perform the tests/ inspections and corrective actions in the order listed.
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 Q14 fails to activate.
PROBABLE CAUSE/ TEST/ INSPECTION
Corrective Action
Battery is missing or improperly installed.
Insert battery or install correctly.
Battery is dead.
Replace the battery.
Battery, 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 battery is dead.
Replace the battery as per Part 4.3.4.
The equipment is damaged.
Please contact Customer Support.
The Q14 is not responsive
to control buttons.
The equipment is damaged.
Please contact Customer Support.
Remote control does not
work.
Battery is missing or improperly installed.
Insert battery or install correctly.
Battery is dead.
Replace the battery.
Battery 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.
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.
Poor image quality.
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table 4-2. continued
Malfunction
No image on external
monitor.
PROBABLE CAUSE/ TEST/ INSPECTION
Corrective Action
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 Q14 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 Q14 is a precision electro-optical instrument and must be handled carefully at all times to
prevent damage.
CAUTION:
DO NOT dismantle the equipment.
4.3.2 CLEANING PROCEDURES
Clean the Q14 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. Dampen a cotton swab with alcohol and gently wipe optical surface. Clean the optical surface using
circular movements, starting from the center and moving out towards the edge. Do not touch the
lens holder. Change the 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 all items before placing them into the storage/ carrying case.
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4.3.3 Battery Removal and Replacement
Refer to Part 3.1.1 for battery installation procedures.
Replace the remote control battery 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.
A
Figure 4-1. Advanced Wireless Remote Control Battery Installation
2. Replace the battery with new one (CR2032, 3V). Install the battery, aligning their polarity markings
(+/-) with those embossed on the compartment.
3. Replace the cover and tighten the screws (A).
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 Q14 for service or repair, the following procedures should be followed to prevent
any additional damage:
1. Make sure the scope 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 scope and accessories in the carrying case.
Place the scope, as well as 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 using the fastest method (that is
both traceable and prepaid) to:
Armasight Inc.
815 Dubuque Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080
USA
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Appendix
A. List of Spare Parts
The parts authorized by this list of spare parts are required for the equipment operator maintenance.
The list includes parts that must be removed in order to replace authorized parts.
The PART NO. column indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer to identify an item,
which controls the design and characteristics of that item by means of its engineering drawings, specifications, standards, and inspection requirements.
3
1
4
7
8
9
10
11
14
15
12
2
5
6
13
16
Figure A-1. Q14 SPARE PARTS LIST
TABLE A-1. Q14 SPARE PARTS LIST
ITEM NO.
DESCRIPTION
PART NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Objective Lens Cap
Objective Lens Assembly
Eyepiece Assembly
Eyepiece Cup
Battery Cap
Connector Cap
Battery Adapter for 16650 Battery
CR123A Lithium Battery
16650 Rechargeable Battery
Charger for 16650 Battery
Advanced Wireless Remote Control
Picatinny Adapter for Advanced Wireless Remote Control
Video Cable
Lens Tissue
Operation and Maintenance Manual
Carrying Case
Q14OLC
Q14OLA
Q14EPA
Q14EPC
Q14BTCP
Q14LCNCP
Q14BTA16650
ALT
ALT
ALT
Q14AWREC
ANRA000002
Q14VDCB
Q14LNTS
Q14OMM
Q14CRCS
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B. 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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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
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that are associated with an apparent sensitivity
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