NYX-14
Nyx-14 MG
Night Vision Monocular
Operation and
Maintenance Manual
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SAFETY SUMMARY
Before operating this product, carefully read and study this Operation and Maintenance Manual.
The NYX-14 is a precision electron-optical instrument, and requires careful handling. To avoid damage to the
equipment or physical harm to the user when operating the NYX-14, follow all WARNINGS, CAUTIONS and
NOTES.
Below you will find definitions of the following alerts that appear throughout this Manual:
WARNING — Identifies a clear danger to the person operating the equipment.
CAUTION – Identifies risk of damage to the equipment.
NOTE – Serves to highlight essential procedures, conditions, and statements, or convey important instructional
data to 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 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.
WARNINGS:
• Always make sure your firearm is unloaded before you place the scope on the firearm. Reconfirm
that the chamber is empty if you stop the procedure then resume later. Safe handling rules should be
followed at all times.
• The light from the unit infrared (IR) illuminator is invisible to the unaided eye when used in total darkness. However, the light can be detected by other Night Vision Devices (NVD).
• To reduce the risk of detection by another NVD, avoid prolonged activation of the IR illuminator.
• The IR light is more detectable by an NVD when used in smoke, fog and rain. Avoid prolonged activation of the unit IR illuminator in these conditions.
• The intensifier’s phosphor screen contains toxic materials. Please note the following:
— If the intensifier tube breaks, be extremely careful to avoid inhaling the phosphor screen material. DO NOT allow the material to come in contact with your mouth, eyes, or any open wounds on the
skin.
— If the phosphor screen material comes in contact with your skin, wash it off immediately with soap
and water.
— If you inhale or swallow any phosphor screen material, drink a lot of water, induce vomiting, and
seek medical attention as soon as possible.
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. 2013-2015. All rights reserved.
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CAUTION:
• The NYX-14 is a precision electron-optical instrument, and must be handled carefully at all times to
prevent damage to the device and danger to the user.
• To protect the intensifier tube, do not remove the lens cap of the NYX-14 when the monocular is
being operated in daylight conditions, or when the device is not in use.
• Use of the NYX-14 in brightly lit conditions may damage the unit’s intensifier tube.
• Bright light sources such as firelight, headlights, searchlights, etc. can damage the NYX-14. Avoid
exposing the unit to these types of light sources.
• Before removing the lens cap, verify that the photoreceiver is open.
• DO NOT forget to open the photoreceiver after completing your mission.
• DO NOT attempt to force the controls past their stopping points, as this may cause damage to the
mechanisms.
• The unit may be badly damaged if the tripod on which it is mounted collapses or overturns. Remove
the unit from the tripod if it is not within your reach.
• Before replacing the intensifier tube, confirm that it is no longer covered by warranty.
• Thoroughly dry each component of the NYX-14 before placing them in the storage case.
NOTES:
• The equipment requires some ambient light (moonlight, starlight, etc.) to operate.
• Performance of the device in nighttime conditions depends on the level of ambient light in the environment. Please remember the following:
— The level of ambient light is reduced by the presence of clouds, shade, or objects that block natural
light (trees, buildings, etc.).
— The equipment is less effective when operated in shadows and other darkened areas.
— The equipment is less effective when operated in rain, fog, sleet, snow, dust or smoke.
— The equipment will not “see” through dense smoke.
• At operating temperatures below -20°C (-4°F), the use of an alkaline battery is not recommended, as
the battery life will be severely reduced. Under said conditions, lithium-iron disulfide 1.5V AA batteries
or their equivalent should be used.
• The IR illuminator is intended for increased illumination, as needed, when viewing at a close distance
of up to 3m.
• The NYX-14 is not a weapon sight. However, it can be used in conjunction with a collimator dot sight
or laser aiming device.
• If you are operating the NYX-14 while it is mounted on a weapon, Armasight recommends replacing
the NYX-14 eyecup with an eyeguard.
• For the purpose of returning defective components, retain all packaging materials.
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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 Cross References
1.4 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 NYX-14 to a Goggle Kit
3.1.3 Mounting the NYX-14 to a Helmet
3.1.4 Mounting the NYX-14 to a Standard US Mil Helmet/Headgear Assembly
3.1.5 Mounting the NYX-14 to a Tactical Goggle Kit
3.1.6 Mounting the NYX-14 to a Weapon with a Quick Release Picatinny Mount Adapter
3.1.7 Mounting the NYX-14 to a Scope
3.1.8 Mounting an IR Illuminator to the NYX-14
3.1.9 Mounting Accessory Lenses to the NYX-14
3.1.10 Mounting the NYX-14 to a Weapon with an AIM Advanced Integrated Mount
3.1.11 Mounting a Camera/Camcorder to the NYX-14
3.1.12 Universal Camera Adapter Application
3.1.13 Mounting a Demist Shield to the NYX-14
3.1.14 Mounting a Sacrificial Window to the NYX-14
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3.2 Controls and Indicators
3.2.1 Controls and Indicators
3.3 Operating Procedures
3.3.1 Operating Procedures
3.3.2 IR Illuminator Operations
3.3.3 Operating Under Changing Light Conditions
3.3.4 NYX-14 Shut-Down
3.4 Storage 3.4.1 Preparation for Storage
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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 Troubleshooting
4.2.1 Operator Troubleshooting
4.3 Identification of Operational Defects
4.3.1 Operational Defects
4.3.2 Cosmetic Blemishes
4.4 Maintenance
4.4.1 General
4.4.2 Cleaning Procedures
4.4.3 Battery Removal and Replacement
4.4.4 Goggle Kit Maintenance
4.5 Service/Packing and Unpacking
4.5.1 Return Instructions
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APPENDIX
A. NYX-14 List of Spare Parts
B. Intensifier Tube Replacement Manual
C. Product Warranty Registration Card
Alphabetical Index
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LIST OF FigureS
FIGURE TITLE
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NYX-14 Night Vision Monocular
NYX-14 Standard Components
Battery Installation
Mounting the NYX-14 to a Goggle Kit
Mounting the NYX-14 to a Helmet
Mounting the NYX-14 to a Standard US Mil Helmet/Headgear Assembly
Mounting NYX-14 to a Tactical Goggle Kit
Mounting the NYX-14 to a Weapon with a Quick Release Picatinny Mount Adapter
Mounting the NYX-14 to a Scope
Mounting an IR Illuminator to the NYX-14
Mounting Accessory Lenses to the NYX-14 Mounting the NYX-14 to a Weapon with an AIM PRO
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3-12
3-13
3-14
3-15
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A-1
B-1
Mounting a Camera/Camcorder to the NYX-14
Universal Camera Adapter Application
NYX-14 Controls
IR Illuminator Operations Photoreceiver is Closed with Cap on the Pivot Plate Shading
Edge Glow
Emission Points and Bright Spots
Fixed-Pattern Noise
Chicken Wire
Browpad Replacement
Chin Strap Reinstallation
Chin Cup Replacement
NYX-14 Spare Parts
Intensifier Tube Replacement
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LIST OF Tables
TABLE
TITLE
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A-1
NYX-14 System Description
Mechanical Data
Electrical Data
Optical Data
Environmental Data
NYX-14 Standard Components
NYX-14 Optional Equipment
NYX-14 Controls and Indicators
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
Operator Troubleshooting
NYX-14 List of Spare Parts
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HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
USAGE
You must familiarize yourself with the entire manual before operating the equipment. Before performing any
kind of maintenance on your device, read the section on maintenance in its entirety. Follow all WARNINGS,
CAUTIONS, and NOTES.
MANUAL OVERVIEW
This manual contains sections on Operating and Maintaining the NYX-14 Night Vision Monocular.
Throughout this Manual, the NYX-14 Night Vision Monocular will be referred to as the NYX-14, “the monoculare,” ot the “equipment.”
The list of Spare Parts can be found in Appendix A.
The Intensifier Tube Replacement Manual can be found in Appendix B.
The Product Warranty Registration Card can be found in Appendix C.
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INTRODUCTION
1.1 GENERAL INFORMATION
1.1.1 TYPE OF MANUAL
Operation and Maintenance (including a List of Spare Parts and an Intensifier Tube Replacement Manual).
1.1.2 Model Number and Equipment Name
NYX-14 Multi-Use Night Vision Minimonocular.
NYX-14 MG Multi-Use Night Vision Minimonocular with Manual Gain control.
1.1.3 PURPOSE of Equipment
To provide the operator with the ability to observe at night under moonlight and starlight conditions.
The NYX-14 can be used as a handheld, head-mounted, helmet-mounted or weapon-mounted device to allow
walking, weapon firing, short-range surveillance, map reading, vehicle maintenance, and administering of first
aid.
The NYX-14 allows for horizontal and vertical adjustments when mounted to the user’s head or helmet, and is
equipped with an infrared light-emitting source (IR illuminator).
1.1.4 Reporting Equipment Improvement Recommendations
Recommendations from the user 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.
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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. In the event that a defect covered by the below
warranty occurs during the applicable period stated above, Armasight, at its discretion, will either repair or
replace the product; such action on the part of Armasight shall be the full extent of Armasight’s liability, and
the Customer’s sole and exclusive reparation. This warranty does not cover a product if it has (a) been used
in ways 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 view are a result from the mishandling, abuse,
misuse, improper storage or improper operation of the device, including use in conjunction with equipment
that 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. CUSTOMER IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT
OPERATION OF THE EQUIPMENT DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS OR UNDER ANY EXCESSIVE LIGHT CONDITIONS
MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THE INTERNAL COMPONENTS OF THE UNIT AND SAID DAMAGE WILL NOT BE
COVERED UNDER THIS WARRANTY. This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser. Any breach of this
warranty shall be enforced 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 of 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 C) and immediately mail it to our Service Center:
Armasight Inc.
815 Dubuque Avenue
South San Francisco
CA 94080
United States of America.
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1.2.4 Obtaining Warranty Service
To obtain warranty service on your unit, the End-user (Customer) must notify the Armasight service department via email. Send any requests to service@armasight.com to receive a Return Merchandise Authorization
number (RMA). When returning any device, please take in the product to your retailer, or send the product,
postage paid and with a copy of your sales receipt, to Armasight Corporation’s service center at the address
listed above. All merchandise must be fully insured with the correct postage; Armasight will not be responsible
for improper postage or merchandise that becomes lost or damaged during shipment. When sending product
back, please clearly write the RMA# on the outside of the shipping box. Please include a letter that indicates
your RMA#, the Customer’s Name, a Return Address, reason for the return, Contact information (valid telephone
numbers and/or an e-mail address), and proof of purchase 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 a significant delay
in processing may occur. Estimated Warranty service time is 10-20 business days. The End-user/ Customer is
responsible for postage to Armasight for warranty service. Armasight will cover return postage/ shipping after
warranty repair to the End-user/ Customer only if the product is covered by the aforementioned warranty. Armasight will return the product after warranty service by domestic UPS Ground service and/ or domestic mail.
Should any other requested, required or international shipping methods be necessary, the postage/ shipping
fee will be the responsibility of the End-user/ Customer.
1.3 Cross References
Common Name Official Name
Allen Wrench
Socket Head Screw Key
Battery Compartment
Battery Box Cover
Shipping Case
Textile Bag
Cotton Swab
Disposable Applicator
Neoprene Jack Plug
Plug Assembly
O-Ring
Gasket
Safety Screw
Electrical Dial-Knob Lock
Pattern Generator
Optical Instrument Reticle
Lens Covers
Exit Port Covers
Paddle Switch
Remote Cable Switch
Batteries
AA
Technical Manual
Operator and Field Maintenance Manual
Tape Fastener Loop
Fastener, Loop Tape
Tape Fastener Hook
Fastener, Hook Tape
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1.4 List of Abbreviations
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CCW
Cont’d
CW
Dia
F
FOV
g
Gen
H
hr
IR
IT
L
LED
lx
m
mA
min
mm
mW
nm
No
NV
NVD
Para
PMCS
QRM
QTY
RMA#
s
seq
SR
VDC
V
W
10
Celsius (Centigrade)
counterclockwise
Continued
clockwise
diameter
Fahrenheit
Field of View
gram
Generation
Height
hour
infrared
Intensifier Tube
Length
Light Emitting Diode
lux
meter
milliampere
minute
millimeter
milliwatt
nanometer
Number
Night Vision
Night Vision Device
Paragraph
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
Quick Release Mount
Quantity
Return Merchandise Authorization number
second
sequence
Service Representative
Volts Direct Current
Volt
Width
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DESCRIPTION AND DATA
2.1 System DESCRIPTION
The NYX-14 is a hand-held, head-mounted, helmet-mounted, or weapon-mounted night vision system that
allows the user to operate it while walking, firing weapons, conducting short-range surveillance, reading maps,
conducting vehicle maintenance, or administering first aid in both moonlight and starlight conditions.
The NYX-14 utilizes the principle of intensification of the residual light that is reflected from the surrounding
objects. The optical system of the unit consists of an objective lens, an intensifier tube (IT), and an eyepiece.
The NYX-14 automatic brightness adjustment system retains the same gain (image brightness), even under
unsteady light conditions.
The NYX-14 automatic protective system controls illumination through a photoreceiver. If the illumination level
surpasses 100-300 lx for more than 10 s, the unit will shut off automatically.
Automatic shut-off system automatically turns off the device when it is unused (controls are not touched) for 60
minutes. The automatic shut-off function preserves battery life should the device be inadvertently activated.
A built-in IR illuminator makes it possible to use the unit in low light or total darkness.
The NYX-14 uses LED lights to indicate illumination level, low battery, and to show the user that the IR illuminator is on.
The NYX-14 allows for vertical and fore-and-aft adjustment when mounted to the user’s head or helmet, when
focusing the lens, and when focusing the eyepiece.
Additionally, the Nyx-14 MG version incorporates gain control, which allows the user to increase or decrease the
brightness of the image to compensate for overly bright or extremely dark conditions.
NOTE:
The equipment requires some light (moonlight, starlight, etc.) to operate. Performance of the device
depends upon the level of ambient light in the environment. Please remember the following:
— The level of ambient light in the environment is reduced by the presence of clouds, shade, or objects that block natural light (trees, buildings, etc.
— The equipment is less effective when operated in shadows and other darkened areas.
— The equipment is less effective when operated in rain, fog, sleet, snow, or smoke.
— Under starlight conditions, particularly in low-contrast environments such as snow-covered territory, sandy deserts, large bodies of water or grassy hills, the visibility may degrade, thereby disguising
or masking changes in terrain.
— The equipment will not “see” through dense smoke.
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Figure 2-1. NYX-14 night vision monocular
Table 2-1. NYX-14 System Description
Item
1
Description
Body
Item
9
Description
Photo Receiver
2
Rail
10
Pivotal Focusing Lens
3
Eyepiece Ring
11
IR Illuminator
4
Eyepiece
12
Turn-pull Function Switch
5
Eye-cup
13
Focus Ring
6
Battery Cap
14
Lens
7
Gain Control Knob *
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Lens Cap
8
Battery Compartment
* For NYX-14 MG version.
2.2 Specifications
Table 2-2. Mechanical Data
Equipment Item
Dimensions, mm
Weight, g
NYX-14/ NYX-14 MG Night Vision Monocular
120х49х69
398 /408**
Flip-up Helmet Mount*
140х70х90
280
Goggle Kit*
280х180х80
295
XLR-IR850*
150x46x46
210
Picatinny/ Mil 1913 Weapon Mount Adapter*
110х59х13
58
Scope Adapter*
120х61х72
150
Sacrificial Window*
Dia 30х7
5
Demist Shield*
Dia 8.5х5.5
4
Camera Adapter*
Dia 60х22
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Equipment Item
Dimensions, mm
Weight, g
Dovetail to Weaver Transfer Piece*
38х21х7.5
8
Transfer Adapter to Standard US Mil Headset*
49х46х64
50
3X Afocal Lens*
Dia 64х77
188
5X Afocal Lens*
Dia 78х90
344
* Optional
** For NYX-14 MG version.
Table 2-3. Electrical Data
ITEM
DATA
Battery*
One AA (1.5 V) or 123A (3 V)
Continuous Operation** at 20 oC (68 oF):
- AA Alkaline Battery
- 123A Lithium Battery
up to 40 hr (IT Gen. 2+) / 35 hr (IT Gen. 3)
up to 60 hr (IT Gen. 2+) / 50 hr (IT Gen. 3)
* Any AA or CR123 type rechargeable batteries with voltage from 1.2V to 3.7V can be used.
** With IR illuminator off.
Table 2-4. Optical Data
ITEM
DATA
Magnification:
— with 1X Lens
— with 3X Afocal Lens* and F27 Lens
— with 5X Afocal Lens* and F27 Lens
(1±0.05) X
(3±0.15) X
(5±0.2) X
1X Lens:
— Focal Length
— Lens F/number
27 mm
1:1.2
Focus Range:
— with 1X Lens
— with 3X Afocal Lens*
— with 5X Afocal Lens*
0.25 m to infinity
5 m to infinity
10 m to infinity
FOV:
— with 1X Lens
— with 3X Afocal Lens*
— with 5X Afocal Lens*
40°
9°
7°
Exit Pupil Diameter
14 mm
Eye Relief
25 mm
Eyepiece Diopter Adjustment
-6 to +2 diopters
Built-in IR Illuminator
— Power
— Illumination Range
— Focus Distance
— Illumination Wavelength
50 mW
20 m
3m
850 nm
* Optional.
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Table 2-5. Environmental Data
ITEM
DATA
Operating Temperature
-40 to +50 °C
Storage Temperature
-50 to +70 °C
Humidity
95 %, 25 °C to 40 °C for 48 hr
Illumination Required
Natural night illumination
(overcast starlight to moonlight)
Immersion
20 m for 1 hr
MIL-STD-810
Complies
2.3 STANDARD COMPONENTS
The standard components of the NYX-14 are shown in Figure 2-2 and listed in Table 2-6.
The ITEM NO. column indicates the number used to identify items in Figure 2-2.
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Figure 2-2. NYX-14 standard components
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Table 2-6. NYX-14 standard components
ITEM no.
DESCRIPTION
QUANTITY
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3
Night Vision Monocular
Lens Cap
Eye-cup
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1
1
4
5
6
7
Battery Adapter
Battery 123A Lithium
Operation and Maintenance Manual
Carrying Case
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1) Armasight NYX-14 Night Vision Monocular
Monocular night vision device with unity magnification.
2) Lens Cap
A cap used to protect the lens and to be used when testing the unit in daylight.
3) Eye-cup
A rubber cup used to protect the eyepiece as well as provide comfort for the operator.
4) Battery Adapter
Allows of use of a single 3V CR123 or 1.5V AA batteries.
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5) Battery 123A Lithium
A single, 123A lithium battery used to power the unit.
6) Operation and Maintenance Manual
Provides safety information, equipment description, mounting procedures, operating instructions, and preventive maintenance checks and service (including a List of Spare Parts and an Intensifier Tube Replacement
Manual).
7) Carrying Case
A protective case used for storing and carrying of the NYX-14 and its accessories.
2.4 Optional Equipment
Optional items are shown and listed in Table 2-7.
The PART NO. column indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer to identify an item.
Table 2-7. NYX-14 Optional Equipment
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DESCRIPTION
Part no.
3x A-Focal Lens #22
Quickly converts the NYX-14 into a long-range night vision device.
Ideal for long range observation.
5x A-Focal Lens
Quickly converts the NYX-14 into a long-range night vision device.
Ideal for long range observation.
ANAF3X0002
4x Lens #12
Quickly converts the NYX-14 into a long-range night vision device.
Ideal for long range observation.
6x Lens
Quickly converts the NYX-14 into a long-range night vision device.
Ideal for long range observation.
ANLE4X0002
8X Lens #162
Quickly converts the NYX-14 into a long-range night vision device.
Ideal for long range observation.
ANLE8X0162
ARFS3
Advanced Range Finding Stadia for 3x A-Focal Lens
ANAMRF0003
ARFS4
Advanced Range Finding Stadia for 4x Lens
ANAMRF0004
ARFS5
Advanced Range Finding Stadia for 5x A-Focal Lens
ANAMRF0005
Goggle Kit #2
Adjustable universal assembly that secures the NYX-14 to the
operator’s head providing hands-free operation.
ANHG000004
ANAF5X0002
ANLE6X0161
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DESCRIPTION
Part no.
Helmet Mount #4
Helps to mount the NYX-14 on a range of ballistic helmets.
ANHM000001
Mil-Spec MICH Helmet Mount Kit USA #105 with Adapter/
Swing Arm #37
Consists of MICH helmet mount and adapter that allows the user to
attach the NYX-14 to this mount.
Mil-Spec PASGT Helmet Mount Kit USA #106 with Adapter/
Swing Arm #37
Consists of PASGT helmet mount and adapter that allows the user
to attach the NYX-14 to this mount.
Transfer Adapter/Swing Arm to PVS-7/PVS-14 Headset/Helmet
#37
Mounts NV Monocular to Standard US Mil Headset (PVS7/PVS14
type) and/or helmet.
Swing Arm #172
Mini Rail to Dovetail Adapter (Mounts NV Monocular to Dovetail
Type Headsets and Helmet Mounts)
ANHM000007
Double Lever-Lock Quick Release Picatinny Mount Adapter
#26
Small arms adapter that allows the NYX-14 to be mounted on a
weapon using Picatinny Mil 1913 rail.
AIM PRO Advanced Integrated Mount
Allows the user to quickly convert the NYX-14 into a weapon sight.
AIM PRO-L Advanced Integrated Mount Long
Allows the user to quickly convert the NYX-14 with 3x lens into a
weapon sight.
ANHM000008
ANHG000002
ANHM000172
ANAM000004
ANKI000032
ANKI000049
ANEC000001
Shutter Eyeguard #82
Prevents light from being emitted by the NYX-14 eyepiece. If the
user’s face is illuminated, they become visible to others in the field,
and their position becomes compromised.
ANAM000002
Scope Adapter Mount #5
Allows the NYX-14 to be attached to variety of daytime rifle scopes
or spotting scopes, offering the ultimate solution for day/ night
operation.
XLR-IR850 Detachable X-Long Range Infrared Illuminator w/
Dovetail to Weaver Transfer Piece #21, Rechargeable Battery,
and Charger
A detachable LED extra long-range infrared illuminator with wideangle adjustable beam. Comes fully assembled with a dedicated
mount in order to be installed on a Picatinny/Weaver rail.
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ANKIXLR017
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DESCRIPTION
Part no.
XLR-IR A-Focal Doubler
Doubles the distance of XLR-IR850 IR beam
ANAF18XXLR
IR850W
Detachable Wide Angle Adjustable X-Long Range IR Illuminator w/
Dovetail to Weaver Transfer Piece #21
ANKIW00017
Dovetail to Weaver Transfer Piece #21
Allows the IR illuminator to be mounted on the NYX-14.
ANRA000001
ANAM000045
Extended Rail Adapter #85
Dovetail Weaver Picatinny Rail Adapter Extends 7.5 “ to 11.5” Tactical
Scope Mount.
Camera Adapter #46
An adapter with step down ring that allows the NYX-14 to be attached to any 35 mm SLR camera or 8 mm camcorder.
ANAM000029
Universal Camera Adapter #45
Allows the NYX-14 to be attached to a variety of
camera systems.
ANAM000006
Time Tracker System #83
System/IIT service life recorder is a feature that lets you measure
the hours of operation (within one minute) that have been used on
the system.
Demist Shield #34
When attached to the NYX-14 eyepiece, the demist shield prevents
condensation from developing on the optics under rapid temperature changes.
Sacrificial Window #30
This feature is useful in environments with large amounts of dust,
dirt or debris in the air, as can be found in environments with highspeed winds or storm conditions. The sacrificial window preserves
the objective lens of the NYX-14.
Hard Shipping/Storage Case #101
A protective case used for the shipping/ storage of the NYX-14 and
its accessories.
ANCA000001
ANLC000001
ANLC000002
ANHC000001
Tactical Goggle Kit: Wilcox L4 G24 and 3 Hole Shroud, Crye Preci- ANHGWX0G70
sion Nightcap, and Swing Arm #172
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2.5 Key Features
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Gen 2+/3 intensifier tube
Automatic bright light cut-off system to protect the intensifier tube
LED lights visible in the eyepiece viewing area that indicate operation of the bright light cutoff system and IR illuminator, as well as to alert the user of a low battery
Built-in IR illuminator with pivotal lens to select between IR spot and flood beam
Left or right eye use
Lightweight
Compact and robust design
Easy to operate
Automatic shut-off system
Serviceability under severe conditions
High-performance
Highly reliable
Powered by single CR123A or AA battery
Weapon-mountable
Head or helmet-mountable for hands-free usage
Adaptable for use with cameras
Automatic ON/ OFF feature with flip-up head/ helmet mount
Manual gain control (Nyx-14 MG version) for the best possible image contrast under very high
and very low light conditions
Compatibility with most weapons, IR laser aiming/ illuminating devices, reflex sights, and
scopes
Waterproof
Limited two-year warranty
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
3.1 Installation and Mounting
CAUTION:
To protect the intensifier tube when the sight is not in use or when it is being operated in daylight, keep
the protective lens cap securely fitted over the lens.
3.1.1 Battery Installation
The NYX-14 operates on a single CR123A or AA battery.
Depending on the size of the battery used, it may be necessary to reposition the battery adapter within the
battery cap.
NOTE:
If operating the device at temperatures below -20°C (-4°F), the use of an alkaline battery is not recommended, as the severe cold will adversely affect the life of the battery. In these conditions, it is recommended that you use a lithium-iron disulfide 1.5V AA battery, or its equivalent.
Install the CR123A battery as follows (refer to Figure 3-1):
1. Unscrew the battery cap (A) and insert the CR123A battery (B), observing the polarity markings on the body
of the device.
2. With the battery adapter (C) installed, screw the battery cap (A) back on securely.
B
C
D
A
C
A
B
Figure 3-1. Battery Installation
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Install the AA battery as follows:
1. Unscrew the battery cap (A).
2. Unscrew the battery adapter (C) from the cap, turn it around, and screw in the other end.
3. Insert the AA battery (D), observing the polarity markings as indicated on the body of the device.
4. Screw the battery cap (A) back into place.
3.1.2 MOUNTING THE NYX-14 TO A GOGGLE KIT
Mount the NYX-14 to the optional goggle kit as follows (refer to Figure 3-2):
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 NYX-14 rail into the guide (C) of the
goggle kit bracket. Tighten the screw (A).
3. Put on the goggle kit, now mounted with the NYX-14.
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 top position. The unit will automatically turn off when it reaches this position.
6. Push the same button (D) to lower the unit into the correct viewing position. Turn the unit back on to continue your session.
Figure 3-2 shows the NYX-14 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. With the button (E) pushed, move the unit along the slide-rail (F) until the desired,
most comfortable position is reached.
To remove the NYX-14 from the goggle kit, loosen the screw (A), push the button (B), and slide the unit out of
the bracket guide (C).
F
E
d
A
B
C
Figure 3-2. Mounting NYX-14 to A Goggle Kit
3.1.3 MOUNTING THE NYX-14 TO A HELMET
An optional flip-up helmet mount can be used to attach the NYX-14 to a helmet. The helmet mount fits the NYX14 securely onto helmet via a rugged strapping device and grooved hooks. With the helmet mount, the NYX-14
can be positioned directly in front of the user’s eyes, or flipped backwards, out of the field of view.
Mount the NYX-14 to a helmet as follows (refer to Figure 3-3):
1. Attach the mount to the helmet.
2. Adjust and tighten the strap (A).
3. Loosen the screw (B). With the button (C) pushed down, insert the NYX-14 rail into the guide (D) of the helmet
mount bracket. Tighten the screw (B).
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4. Put on the helmet with the NYX-14 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 comfortable using. Loosen the screw (B) and move the unit along the guide (D) for eye
relief adjustment. Turn the lever (H) and move the unit along vertical slide-rail until the most comfortable vertical position is reached.
7. To remove the NYX-14 and turn it around, push the button down (E) and lift the unit up until it reaches the top
position. Once it reaches this position, the unit will turn off automatically.
8. Push the same button (E) to lower the NYX-14 into the proper viewing position. Turn the unit on to proceed
with your mission.
In Figure 3-3, the NYX-14 is shown in the correct position for the right eye. To readjust the NYX-14 for the left
eye, reverse its positioning and reinstall it on the helmet mount bracket (see Figure 3-3). 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 NYX-14 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.
H
A
G
I
F
B
C
E
d
Figure 3-3. MOUNTING THE NYX-14 TO A HELMET
3.1.4 MOUNTING THE NYX-14 TO A STANDARD US MIL HELMET/ HEADGEAR
ASSEMBLY
To mount the NYX-14 to a Standard US Mil helmet or headgear assembly, use an optional transfer adapter. Perform the following steps (refer to Figure 3-4):
1. Push down on the lever (C). Mount the adapter (A) to the NYX-14 rail (B).
2. Align the adapter prism (D) with the helmet/ headgear assembly mount (E). Slide the NYX-14 backwards until
its alignment boss is in line with the alignment groove on the helmet/ headgear assembly mount. Push down
until the NYX-14 locks into the helmet/ headgear assembly mount.
To dismount the NYX-14 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 NYX-14 rail.
The transfer adapter can be adjusted for either the right or left eye. In Figure 3-4, the NYX-14 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 NYX-14 rail.
— Loosen the nut (G), and turn the adapter around between the two fixing devices. Retighten the nut (G).
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— Mount the adapter to the other NYX-14 rail located on the opposite side of the unit.
F
D
C
F
E
D
D
C
A
G
B
Figure 3-4. Mounting NYX-14 TO Standard US Mil Helmet/Headgear Assembly
3.1.5 MOUNTING THE NYX-14 TO A Tactical GOGGLE KIT
To mount the NYX-14 to a Tactical Goggle Kit use an Swing Arm adapter. Insert the NYX-14 rail into the guide
(Figure 3-5, A) of adapter. Push down the lever (B) and slide the unit until its alignment boss is parallel with the
alignment groove on the adapter. Push until you hear a clicking noise indicating that the unit is locked into
transfer adapter.
To uninstall the NYX-14 from the transfer adapter push down the lever (B) and remove the unit by sliding from
the adapter guide.
Install the NYX-14 with adapter to the L4 G24 mount (C) of Tactical Goggle Kit. Align the adapter with the mount
socket. Slide and push NYX-14 until the adapter locks into the mount.
Adjust the NightCap™ (D) as follows (refer to Figure 3-5):
1. Loosen all adjustment buckles . Holding rear adjustment straps, lean head forward, pocket forehead against
pad and place over head.
2. Hold in place at rear of NightCap™ and tighten rear adjustment strap until snug.
3. Place and center chin cup on chin and secure buckle (E).
4. Pull front adjustment strap hardware (F) down until snug.
5. Pull rear adjustment strap hardware (G) down until snug.
6. If bottom edge of NightCap™ headband is touching your ears, adjust side-to-side top adjustment tabs.
7. Front-to-back adjustment strap (H) can be tensioned to balance the NYX-14.
8. Use slack retainer to secure excess rear adjustment strap.
Adjust the interpupillary distance so that the eyepiece of the monocular is aligned to your eye. Loosen the
screw (I) of the adapter and move the NYX-14 left or right along the guide (J). Position of the end of guide indicates the interpupillary distance on the scale (K). Tighten the screw (C) when adjustment is finished.
N
M
L
R
I
a
K
J
Q
b
O
P
H
D
S
G
c
F
E
Figure 3-5. Mounting NYX-14 to A Tactical Goggle Kit
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The transfer adapter can be adjusted for either the right or left eye. The adapter adjusted for a left eye is shown
on Figure 3-5. To readjust the adapter for the right eye perform the following steps:
1. Unscrew the two screws (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 as shown on the Figure 3-11 and screw
in two screws on the places.
Use the L4 G24 mount as follows:
1. Lock Release Lever (N) allows NYX-14 height to be easily adjusted up or down, then secured.
2. A Breakaway Release Lever (O) allows the operator to easily set the desirable mode (breakaway or locked),
depending upon operational needs.
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 fine adjust the tilt angle of the NYX-14.
5. A Mount Release Lever allows attachment and removal of the mount.
6. A Fore/Aft Release Lever (R) allows for fore/aft travel of the NYX-14. Releasing the lever allows the operator to
set the fore/aft position of the NYX-14.
7. An ergonomically placed Release Button (S) allows for one handed release of the NYX-14.
3.1.6 MOUNTING THE NYX-14 TO A WEAPON WITH A QUICK-RELEASE PICATINNY MOUNT adapter
To mount the NYX-14 to a weapon using an optional quick-release Picatinny mount adapter (QRM), perform the
following (refer to Figure 3-6):
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.
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 NYX-14 on the QRM rail by inserting the stop (G) into the transverse slot of the unit rail.
6. Attach the NYX-14 to the QRM rail by turning the lever (E) backwards. Secure the QRM clamping device (H
tightly to the NYX-14 rail. To adjust the force of the lever clamp, loosen or tighten the nut (I) as necessary.
D
F
E
A
A
C
B
B
D
I
G
H
E
Figure 3-6. MOUNTING THE NYX-14 TO A WEAPON WITH A QUICK-RELEASE PICATINNY
MOUNT adapter
3.1.7 MOUNTING THE NYX-14 TO A SCOPE
To mount the NYX-14 to a daytime scope using an optional flip-up scope adapter, perform the following (refer
to Figure 3-7):
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1. Loosen the adapter’s fixing screw (A).
2. Install the insert into the adapter (Armasight supplies inserts of different sizes for coupling with 38-43mm
eyepieces).
3. To attach the NYX-14 to the adapter bracket (B), push down on the button (C), loosen the fixing screw (D), and
insert the unit rail into the bracket guide. Tighten the screw (D) to secure the NYX-14 to the bracket.
4. Insert the daytime riflescope eyepiece into the adapter (now attached to the NYX-14). Be sure to leave a small
space between the riflescope eyepiece and the monocular’s front lens.
5. Tighten the adapter fixing screw (A).
6. To work solely with the daytime scope, push down on the button (E) and flip the NYX-14 over (180º).
C
B
A
E
D
Figure 3-7. MOUNTING THE NYX-14 TO A SCOPE
3.1.8 MOUNTING AN IR ILLUMINATOR TO THE NYX-14
To mount an IR illuminator to the NYX-14, use the optional Dovetail to Weaver Transfer Piece. Perform the following steps (refer to Figure 3-8):
1. Install the transfer piece (A) onto one of the NYX-14 rails.
2. Tighten the two fixing screws (B) on the transfer piece .
3. Loosen the IR illuminator fixing screw (C).
4. Mount the IR illuminator on the Weaver rail of transfer piece and tighten the fixing screw (C).
B
A
C
Figure 3-8. MOUNTING AN IR ILLUMINATOR TO THE NYX-14
3.1.9 MOUNTING ACCESSORY LENSES TO THE NYX-14
To mount the 3X afocal lens (A) or 5X afocal lens (B) to the device, screw it into the threading of the standard 1X
objective lens on the NYX-14.
To mount 4x, 6x or 8X (C) lens, unscrew the existing 1X objective lens of the NYX-14 and screw in the 5X or 8X
lens in its place.
The NYX-14 configured with an 8X lens can be installed on a tripod. To mount the unit on a tripod, use the 1/4’’
threaded socket (E) on the housing of the 8X lens.
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A
B
C
E
Figure 3-9. MountING Accessory LENSes TO NYX-14
NOTE:
The unit may be badly damaged if the tripod collapses or overturns. Remove the unit from the tripod
if it is not within your reach.
3.1.10 MOUNTING THE NYX-14 TO A WEAPON WITH AN AIM PRO Advanced
Integrated MOUNT
The clamping system of the AIM PRO (AIM PRO-L) advanced integrated mount is the same as is seen on the
QRM. To mount the NYX-14 to a weapon with an AIM PRO, see Part 3.1.6 of this Manual. This section details
mounting instructions and procedures for the QRM.
For more information on the use of an AIM , see the AIM PRO User’s Manual.
Figure 3-10. MOUNTING THE NYX-14 TO A WEAPON WITH AN AIM PRO
3.1.11 MOUNTING A CAMERA/ CAMCORDER TO THE NYX-14
To mount any 35mm SLR photographic camera or 8mm camcorder to the NYX-14, use the optional camera
adapter and perform the following (refer to Figure 3-11):
1. Using the (M37x0.75 threaded) adapter ring (B), screw the (M52x0.75 threaded) adapter (A) into the front lens
of the photographic camera or video camera.
2. Remove the eyecup from the NYX-14 eyepiece.
3. Connect the adapter with the eyepiece and tighten the three fixing screws (C) located on the adapter.
C
A
B
Figure 3-11. MOUNTING A CAMERA/ CAMCORDER TO THE NYX-14
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3.1.12 UNIVERSAL CAMERA ADAPTER APPLICATION
To mount the NYX-14 (affixed with a camera or video recorder) to a tripod, you will need a universal camera
adapter. Mount the connected devices to a tripod as follows (refer to Figure 3-12):
1. Screw the adapter onto the tripod.
2. Remove the eyecup from the NYX-14 eyepiece.
3. Install the NYX-14 on the adapter rail (A) and tighten the fixing screw (B).
4. Install the camera on the adapter rail (C) and insert the fixing screw (D) into the tripod socket of the camera.
Tighten the fixing screw.
5. Loosen the screws one by one. Align the optical axis of the NYX-14 with the camera objective. Tighten the
screws (E and F).
6. To focus the image, loosen the screw (G) and adjust the distance between the monocular and the camera’s
eyepiece. Tighten the screw (G).
C
D
A
F
B
G
E
Figure 3-12. Universal camera adapter Application
3.1.13 MOUNTING A DEMIST SHIELD TO THE NYX-14
Mount a demist shield to the NYX-14 as follows:
1. Remove the eyecup from the NYX-14 eyepiece.
2. Coat the demist shield with an anti-fogging compound, to prevent moisture condensation on the surface
of the shield.
3. Screw the demist shield into the threading of the eyepiece.
4. Secure the eyecup back into place.
3.1.14 MOUNTING A SACRIFICIAL WINDOW TO THE NYX-14
Mount a sacrificial window to the NYX-14 as follows:
1. Remove the NYX-14 lens cap.
2. Screw the sacrificial window into the lens threading.
3.2 Controls and Indicators
3.2.1 Controls and Indicators
The NYX-14 controls and indicators are defined in Table 3-1.
The NYX-14 controls are shown in Figure 3-13.
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CAUTION:
DO NOT over-adjust the controls by forcing them past their stopping points.
D
A
E
C
B
Figure 3-13. Nyx-14 controls
Table 3-1. NYX-14 Controls and Indicators
CONTROL/INDICATOR
Turn-pull Function
Switch
(Figure 3-13, A)
Eyepiece Ring
(Figure 3-13, B)
Focusing Ring
(Figure 3-13, C)
Gain Control Knob*
(Figure 3-13, D)
Pivotal Focusing Lens
(Figure 3-13, E)
Built-in LED Indicators
FUNCTION
OFF position — the unit is off.
ON position — the unit is on (IT powered).
Turn the unit on by turning the switch CCW from OFF to ON.
IR position — the unit is on, and the IR illuminator is activated.
Activate the IR illuminator by pulling it out and turning the switch CW from ON to
the IR position.
Adjusts the unit diopter. The total dioptric range is covered in a 1/2 ring revolution.
Focuses the lens. Adjusts for sharpest view of the scene. The total focus range is
covered in a 1/3 ring revolution.
Adjusts for image contrast.
Allows the user to choose between the following:
1. The IR illuminator spot beam. When the pivotal focusing lens is placed in the
leftmost position of the window of the IR illuminator, the photoreceiver is open.
2. The IR illuminator flood beam. When the focusing lens is placed in the center
position, the photoreceiver is opened.
3. The photoreceiver will close when the focusing lens is placed in the rightmost
position.
A GREEN GLOW in the eyepiece viewing area indicates excessive light conditions.
After 10 s of exposure to bright light, the intensifier will shut off automatically.
The unit will turn back on again when moved away from the excessive light.
A PERMANENT RED GLOW in the eyepiece viewing area indicates that the IR
illuminator is operating.
A FLASHING RED LIGHT in the eyepiece viewing area indicates that the battery is
low.
* For NYX-14 MG version only.
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3.3 Operating Procedures
3.3.1 Operating Procedures
These procedures should be performed under nighttime conditions only.
CAUTION:
Use of the NYX-14 brightly lit conditions may damage the unit’s intensifier tube.
1. Verify that the battery is installed as indicated on the monocular body.
2. Make a visual estimation of the illumination level in the viewing area. The required level of illumination is less
than 1 lx (late twilight sky conditions).
3. Remove the lens cap and place it over the housing of the lens.
CAUTION:
Before removing the objective lens cap, verify that the photoreceiver is open.
4. Turn the function switch ON. After a slight delay, a green glow will appear in the eyepiece of the monocular.
5. Adjust the unit diopter by rotating the ring of the eyepiece.
6. Observe the scene. Rotate the focus ring until the image is clear and sharp.
7. Adjust the brightness and contrast of the image using the gain control knob (Nyx-14 MG version).
CAUTION:
Bright sources such as firelight, headlights, searchlights, etc. can damage the NYX-14. Avoid exposing
the unit to these types of light sources.
NOTE:
If the automatic shut-off system automatically turns off the device when it is used you need turn the
operation switch to OFF position and then back to ON position for continuing the operation.
3.3.2 IR Illuminator Operations
CAUTION:
When operating the device in extremely dark conditions, the light from the unit’s IR illuminator will be
invisible to the unaided eye. However, the light can be detected by other NVDs.
NOTE:
The built-in IR illuminator is designed to provide additional illumination (when needed) while viewing
scenes or targets from a short distance (up to 3m).
1. To activate the IR illuminator, turn the monocular on. Pull the IR illuminator out and flip the turn-pull function
switch (Figure 3-14, A) CW from ON to the IR position. A red light will appear in the eyepiece to indicate that the
IR illuminator is operating.
2. Focus the IR light, if necessary, by placing the pivotal focusing lens (B) onto the IR illuminator output window
(C).
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B
C
A
Figure 3-14. IR ILLUMINATOR OPERATIONs
3.3.3 OPERATING UNDER CHANGING LIGHT CONDITIONS
If the ambient light level exceeds the limit of 100-300 lx for more than 10 s, the NYX-14 automatic protective
system will shut off the intensifier tube. If a mission must be carried out in changing light conditions, the user
can shut down the protective system manually by closing the photoreceiver.
A
Figure 3-15. Photoreceiver is closed with cap on the pivot plate
CAUTION:
DO NOT forget to open the photoreceiver after completing your mission.
3.3.4 NYX-14 Shut-Down
1. Turn the function switch to OFF. The green glow of the viewing area will fade to black.
2. Secure the lens cap over the objective lens.
3. If necessary, remove the unit from the rail (from the scope lens). Remove the unit by following the mounting
instructions in reverse.
4. Unscrew the battery cap and take out the battery. Replace the battery cap. Do not store the unit with the
battery still in it.
5. Store the unit and all accessories in the case.
3.4 Storage
3.4.1 Preparations for storage
Prepare the NYX-14 for storage as follows:
1. Verify that the NYX-14 and all accessories are clean and dry before returning them to the storage case.
2. Secure the cap over the objective lens.
3. Remove the battery.
4. Place the NYX-14 and accessories in the appropriate locations in the case, and close the cover.
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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 has been provided so that you can keep your equipment operable and in good condition.
Perform all functional tests in the order listed in Table 4-1.
Operating Procedures are detailed in Chapter 3.
A. Cautions
Always observe any CAUTIONS that appear in the table.
B. 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 checking/ servicing 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 the carrying case and inventory items by means of
comparing with the data specified in this manual.
2
Soft Carrying Case
Shake out loose dirt or foreign material. Inspect for tears,
cuts, excess wear or damage to the mounting clips.
3
External Surfaces
Inspect for cracks or damage.
Scratches and gouges are OK if operation is not affected.
Cracked or damaged.
4
Lens Cap
Inspect for cracked, torn, or missing lens caps.
Cap is torn or cut.
Cup is not secured to the housing of
the lens.
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Items are missing.
table 4-1. continued
Seq
No.
Location Item to
Check/Service
PROCEDURE
Not Fully Mission
Capable If
5
Eyecup
Inspect for dirt, dust. Inspect for cracked or torn, bent, broken
or improperly fitting eyecup.
If necessary, clean as per Para 4.4.2.
Cup torn or cut.
6
Battery Adapter/
Compartment/
Cap
Verify that the battery adapter is present. Inspect for corrosion, moisture, corroded or defective contacts. Verify that the
o-ring is present.
Adapter is missing, contacts damaged
or corroded, or o-ring is missing.
7
Function Switch
Check the switch for operation (without a battery).
Switch has no definite stopping points.
Switch knob is broken or missing.
8
Pivotal Focusing
Lens
Check to make sure pivotal focusing lens is present.
Pivotal focusing lens is missing.
9
Gain Control Knob
(for Nyx-14 MG)
Check knob for operation.
Knob inoperative.
Knob is missing.
10
Lenses
Inspect optical surfaces for dirt, fingerprint residue, scratches, chips, or cracks.
Scratches or chips hinder vision with
NYX-14 turned on. Cracks are present.
Photoreceiver damaged.
Pivotal focusing lens damaged.
11
Focusing Ring
Rotate the focusing ring to ensure free movement (range is
approximately 1/3 turn).
Ring gets stuck or adversely affects the
user’s ability to properly focus the unit.
12
Eyepiece Ring
Rotate the eyepiece ring to make sure the eyepiece is not too
tight or too loose. Range is approximately ½ turn.
Ring gets stuck, is too loose, or adversely affects the user’s ability to properly
adjust the diopter.
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Optional
Equipment
Inspect optional items for dirt, or corrosion, damage, and
missing parts. Check for proper operation.
If necessary, clean as detailed in Part 4.4.2.
Equipment is damaged or parts are
missing.
OPERATIONAL CHECKS
CAUTION:
Do not activate the NYX-14 in daylight unless the lens cap is on, or you are operating under dark conditions.
CAUTION:
Do not forget to open the photoreceiver after finishing operational checks.
NOTE:
Daylight checks are described below.
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Function Switch
Install the battery. Verify that the photoreceiver is open.
Turn the switch from OFF to ON. Look for the green glow
in eyepiece (it should appear after a slight delay), and wait
about 10 s for image to disappear.
Look for a flashing red light in eyepiece viewing area.
Image is present.
Red light is flashing.
Close the photoreceiver by placing the pivotal focusing lens
in rightmost position. Pull out the IR and turn the switch from
ON to the IR position. Look for a permanent red glow in the
eyepiece viewing area. Turn the switch from IR to ON position.
Permanent red glow is absent
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Gain Control
(for Nyx-14 MG)
Rotate the gain control knob to verify that it adjusts the
screen’s brightness level.
Inspect for a broken or missing knob.
Knob does not adjust the screen’s
brightness level.
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Viewed Image
Inspect for any operational defects (refer to Part 4.3.1: Identification of Operational Defects).
Shading, edge glow, flashing, flickering,
and intermittent operation, or excessive
cosmetic defects are found.
AFTER CHECKING PROCEDURES
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Turn the unit OFF. Verify that the green glow fades from the
eyepieces.
Remove the battery.
Return the unit and all accessories to the soft carrying case.
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4.2 TROUBLESHOOTING
4.2.1 OPERATOR TROUBLESHOOTING
The purpose of troubleshooting is to identify the most frequently occurring equipment malfunctions, their
probable causes, and the corrective actions required to fix them.
Table 4-2 lists common malfunctions that may occur during the operation or maintenance of the NYX-14. Perform the tests, inspections, and corrective actions in the order listed in the table.
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
Monocular fails to activate.
PROBABLE CAUSE/ TEST/INSPECTION
Corrective Action
Battery is dead, missing or improperly
installed.
Replace the battery or install it correctly.
Battery contact surfaces or contact springs
are dirty or corroded.
Clean the contact surfaces with a pencil eraser and/
or alcohol and cotton swabs.
Defective image intensifier.
Please contact Customer Support.
Battery adapter difficult to
remove.
Check for damaged battery adapter and
battery cap.
If damaged please contact Customer Support.
IR illuminator fails to activate.
Turn the IR illuminator on in a dark area.
Visually estimate whether or not the observed scene is illuminated.
If the IR illuminator fails to activate, please contact
Customer Support.
LED indicators fail to activate.
Visual inspection.
Please contact Customer Support.
Poor image quality.
Check objective lens or eyepiece focus.
Refocus the lens.
Check for fogging or dirt on the lens.
Clean the lens as detailed in Part 4.4.2. If image quality is still poor, please contact Customer Support.
Damaged optical components.
Please contact Customer Support
Light is visible around the
eyecup.
Check the exit pupil distance value.
Readjust for proper eye-relief distance.
Check the eyecup resilience.
If the eyecup is defective, please contact Customer
Support.
Focusing ring cannot be
moved.
Check to see if the focusing ring is bent or
broken.
If damaged, please contact Customer Support.
Eyepiece ring cannot be
moved.
Check to see if the eyepiece ring is bent
or broken.
If damaged, please contact Customer Support.
4.3 Identification of Operational Defects
4.3.1 Operational defects
Operational defects relate to the reliability of the intensifier, and are an indication of instability. If identified,
the user will need to return the NYX-14 immediately. Operational defects include shading, edge glow, flashing,
flickering, and intermittent operation.
A. Shading
If shading is persistent, you will not be able to see a fully circular image (Figure 4-1). Shading is a very dark,
high-contrast area with a distinct line of demarcation present, and you cannot see an image through it. Shading
always begins on the edge, and will eventually migrate inward until it spans across the entire image area. If you
notice shading with your device, please contact Customer Support.
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SHADING
Figure 4-1. shading
NOTE:
Verify that any shading is not the result of improper eye-relief adjustment.
B. Edge Glow
Edge glow is a bright area (it sometimes appears to be sparkling) in the outer portion of the viewing area (see
Figure 4-2). To check for edge glow, block out all light from the device by cupping a hand over the lens. If the
image tube is displaying edge glow, the bright area will still show up; if edge glow occurs, please contact Customer Support.
EDGE
GLOW
Figure 4-2. EDGE GLOW
C. Flashing, Flickering, or Intermittent Operation
The image may appear to flicker or flash. If there is more than a single flicker, check for a loose battery adapter
or a weak battery. If flickering continues, please contact Customer Support.
4.3.2 Cosmetic Blemishes
Cosmetic blemishes are usually the result of manufacturing imperfections. They do not affect the reliability of
the image intensifier, and are not normally a cause for returning the NYX-14. However, some types of cosmetic
blemishes can worsen over time and interfere with the user’s ability to properly operate the device during
missions. If you believe a cosmetic blemish is cause for returning the device, record the specific nature of the
problem on the maintenance forms and use the clock method to identify the position of the blemish and its
approximate distance from the center (e.g., 5:00 toward the outside, 2:30 near the center, or 1:00 midway).
The following are examples of cosmetic blemishes:
A. Bright Spots
A bright spot is a small, non-uniform bright area that may flicker or appear constant (Figure 4-3).
Not all bright spots make the NYX-14 rejectable. Cup your hand over the lens to block out all light. If the bright
spot remains please contact Customer Support.
Bright spots usually go away when all light is blocked out. Verify that any bright spots are not simply the result
of bright light in the area you are observing. Bright spots are acceptable if they do not interfere with the user’s
ability to view the scene or perform missions.
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B. Emission points
Emission points are steady or fluctuating pinpoints of bright light in the image area that do not go away when
all external light is blocked from the objective lens (Figure 4-3). The position of an emission point within the
image area does not move. Not all emission points are cause to return the NYX-14. Verify that emission points
are not simply light sources present in the scene you are observing. Emission points are acceptable if they do
not interfere with the user’s ability to perform missions.
EMISSION
POINT
BRIGHT
SPOT
Figure 4-3. EMISSION POINTS AND BRIGHT SPOTS
C. Black Spots
Black spots are cosmetic blemishes in the image intensifier or debris between the lenses. Black spots are acceptable as long as they do not interfere with the user’s ability to observe the scene. No action is required if this
condition is present, unless the spots interfere with the operator’s ability to perform missions.
D. Fixed-pattern Noise
Fixed-pattern noise is usually a cosmetic blemish characterized by a faint hexagonal (honeycomb) pattern that
appears throughout the viewing area. This typically occurs in excessively lit environments or when viewing
very bright lights (See Figure 4-4). This pattern can be seen in every image intensifier if the level of light is high
enough. This condition is acceptable as long as the pattern does not interfere with the user’s ability to view an
image or interfere with their ability to perform missions.
Figure 4-4. FIXED-PATTERN NOISE
E. Chicken Wire
Chicken wire is an irregular pattern of dark thin lines that can appear in the field of view, either throughout the
image area or in sections of the image area (See Figure 4-5). In the worst-case scenario, these lines will form
hexagonal or square-wave shaped lines. No action is required if this condition is present, unless it interferes
with the user’s ability to view the image or their ability to perform missions.
Figure 4-5. CHICKEN WIRE
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4.4 Maintenance
4.4.1 General
The section regarding NYX-14 operator maintenance consists of operational tests, inspections for the unit serviceability, cleaning and mounting procedures, troubleshooting, and replacement instructions for a limited
number of parts. Maintenance instructions covered elsewhere in this manual (PMCS, troubleshooting, etc.) are
not repeated in this section.
CAUTION:
The NYX-14 is a precision electron-optical instrument, and must be handled carefully at all times to
prevent damage to the device’s body or mechanisms.
4.4.2 CLEANING PROCEDURES
CAUTION:
The coating on the demist shield can be damaged if the shield is cleaned while wet, or if it is cleaned
with wet lens paper. Clean the shield only when it is dry, and only use dry lens paper.
CAUTION:
Thoroughly dry each item before placing them into the storage case.
Clean the NYX-14 as follows:
1. Gently brush off any dirt from the unit’s body using a clean, soft cloth.
2. Moisten the cloth with fresh water and gently wipe external surfaces (except for glass surfaces).
3. Dry any wet surfaces (except for glass surfaces) with another clean, soft, dry cloth.
4. Using a lens brush, carefully remove all loose dirt from the glass surfaces.
5. Slightly dampen a cotton swab with ethanol. Gently and slowly wipe the lenses (including the photoreceiver and the pivotal focusing lens). Without touching the lens holders, clean the glass surfaces in circular
movements, beginning in the center and moving out towards the edge. Change the cotton swab after each
circular stroke. Repeat until the glass surfaces are clean.
6. Clean the battery contact surfaces and contact springs with a pencil eraser and/ or alcohol-dampened cotton swabs.
Clean optional mounting devices with a soft brush (cloth), soap, and water as required.
Clean optional lenses as detailed in items 4 and 5 above (except for the demist shield).
4.4.3 Battery Removal and Replacement
Refer to Part 3.1.1 for battery installation procedures. No special tools are required to replace the battery.
4.4.4 GOGGLE KIT MAINTENANCE
A. Browpad Replacement
Replace the browpad when cracked, torn, or contaminated. Perform the following to remove and replace the
browpads:
1. Firmly grasp the goggle kit and remove the old browpad.
2. Gently press on the new browpad. Gently smooth out any wrinkles in the new browpad.
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Figure 4-6. BROWPAD REPLACEMENT
B. Chin Strap Reinstallation
1. Detach the Velcro tape from the left side of the head-band and remove the chin strap. Unfasten the chin strap
from the strap assembly.
2. Replace the chin strap by joining the sides of the Velcro tape on the left side of the head-band and threading
the end of another strap into the corresponding buckle on the right side of the head-band.
Figure 4-7. CHIN STRAP REinstallation
C. Chin Cup Replacement
1. Detach the Velcro tape from the left side of the head-band and remove the chin strap.
2. Slide the chin cup out from the chin strap and replace it with a new one. After replacing the chin cup, attach
the Velcro on the left side of the head-band.
Figure 4-8. CHIN CUP REPLACEMENT
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4.5 Service/Packing and Unpacking
4.5.1 Return Instructions
For service, repair or replacements, 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.
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. RMA can be obtained via e-mail to
service@armasight.com or via phone by calling Armasight Customer Service at (888)959-2259 Ext. 2 or via fax
(888)959-2260.
When returning the NYX-14 for service or repair, the following procedures should be followed to prevent any
additional damage:
1. Verify that the NYX-14 is free of all contaminants such as dirt or any other foreign material.
2. Remove the battery.
3. Place the cap over the lens.
4. Place the NYX-14 in the hard shipping/ storage case or soft carrying case (if available). If the hard shipping/
storage case is not available, individually package each NYX-14 unit being returned in a suitable container.
Place the NYX-14 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 items using the fastest, most easily traceable, prepaid method to Armasight Inc., 815 Dubuque Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080, USA.
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Appendix
A. NYX-14 LIST OF SPARE PARTS
The parts authorized in this list of spare parts are required for operator maintenance. This list includes parts that
must be removed in order to replace authorized parts.
ITEM NO. Column indicates the number used to identify items in Figure A-1.
PART NO. Column indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer to identify an item; this number
controls the design and characteristics of the item by means of its engineering, specifications, standards, and
inspection requirements.
1
10
11
5
12
9
2
4
3
15
14
7
8
13
6
Figure A-1. NYX-14 Spare Parts
TABLE A-1. NYX-14 LIST OF SPARE PARTS
ITEM NO.
1.
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DESCRIPTION
Battery Cap
PART NO.
NYX14BC
2.
Battery Adapter
NYX14BA
3.
CR123A Lithium Battery
-
4.
AA Alkaline Battery
-
5.
Battery Cap Retainer
NYX14BCR
6.
Lens Cap
NYX14LC
7.
Objective Lens Assembly
NYX14OLA
table A-1. continued
ITEM NO.
DESCRIPTION
PART NO.
8.
Eyepiece Assembly
NYX14EPA
9.
Eyecup Assembly
NYX14ECA
10.
Gain Control Knob
NYX14GCK
11.
Pivotal Focusing Lens
NYX14PFL
12.
Turn-pull Function Switch
NYX14FS
13.
Rail
NYX14PR
14.
Operation and Maintenance Manual
NYX14OUMM
15.
Soft Carry Case
NYX14SCC
16.
Shipping/Storage Case (not shown)
NYX14SSC
B. INTENSIFIER TUBE REPLACEMENT MANUAL
The intensifier tube can be removed or installed without disassembling the unit’s wired housing. Removing or
installing the intensifier tube only requires the removal of the eyepiece. The airtight seal will be broken, and the
final assembly must be purged with nitrogen to eliminate moisture within the monocular.
B.1 Initial Setup
A. Test Facility
Clean station in the electronic repair service area.
B. Tools
None
C. Materials/Parts
Intensifier Tube
Cotton-tipped applicators
Isopropyl alcohol
WARNING:
The intensifier’s phosphor screen contains toxic materials!
— If an intensifier tube breaks, be extremely careful to avoid inhaling the phosphor screen material. DO
NOT allow the material to come in contact with the mouth, eyes, or open wounds on the skin.
— If the phosphor screen material contacts your skin, wash it off immediately with soap and water.
— If you inhale or swallow any phosphor screen material, drink a lot of water, induce vomiting, and
seek medical attention as soon as possible.
NOTE:
Before replacing the intensifier tube, confirm that it is out of the warranty period.
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B.2 Procedure of Intensifier Tube Replacement
1. Unscrew the eyepiece (E) from the unit body (A).
2. Unscrew the lock ring (D) from the unit body (A).
3. Extract the light guide (C) from the unit body (A).
CAUTION:
Handle the intensifier tube gently to prevent damage.
Treat any supposedly defective tubes as though they are in good condition so they are not damaged
when returned to be reused.
Gently remove the intensifier tube from within the wired housing.
Slowly pull the tube out of the housing in a straight line.
If the intensifier tube is not defective, wrap it in lens paper to protect it and store it in a clean, dry location.
4. Extract the intensifier tube (B) from the body of the unit (A).
E
A
B
C
D
Figure B-1. Intensifier Tube Replacement
CAUTION:
To avoid damaging the tube, use caution when opening the shipping container.
Treat the defective intensifier tube carefully to avoid damaging it further before returning it.
Only set the intensifier tube down on its contact end.
DO NOT force the intensifier tube into the wired housing of the device.
NOTE:
Retain packaging material for use in returning defective intensifier tubes.
5. Clean both ends of the new intensifier tube with cotton-tipped applicators dampened with isopropyl alcohol.
6. Slide the intensifier tube, contact-end first, into the opening of the wired housing. The groove on the side of
the tube should engage the ridge inside the opening of the wired housing.
7. Slide the light guide (C) into place within the body of the unit (A).
8. Screw the lock ring (D) into the body of the unit (A).
9. Screw the eyepiece (E) into the body of the unit (A).
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c. 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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ALPHABETICAL INDEX
A
L
Abbreviations 10
Length 13
B
M
Battery Installation 19
Magnification 13
Black Spots 34
Maintenance 30, 35
Bright Spots 34
C
- Goggle Kit 35
- Preventive 30
Cautions 2
Mounting 19
Chicken Wire 35
O
Cleaning 35
Objective Lens Focus 26, 27
Continuous Operation 13
Operating Instructions 19
Cosmetic Blemishes 33
Operational Defects 33
D
Operator Troubleshooting 32
Diopter Adjustment 13, 27
P
E
PMCS 30
Edge Glow 33
Preparations for Storage 30
Emission Points 34
S
Eye Relief 13, 20
Safety Summary 2
F
Shading 33
Fixed-Pattern Noise 34
Spare Parts 38
Flashing, Flickering, or Intermittent Operation 33
System Description 11
F-number 13
W
Function Switch 12, 26
Warranty Information 8
G
Weight 12
General Information 7
Width 12
H
Height 22
I
IR Illumination Range 14
IR Illuminator 2, 12, 28
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CA 94080, USA
Phone: (888)959-2259
Fax: (888)959-2260
Intl Phone/Fax: (650)492-7755
info@armasight.com
WARNING!
This product contains natural rubber latex
which may cause allergic reactions! The FDA has
noted an increase in the number of reported 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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