User’s Manual and Laser Safety Guide
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FOREWORD
First and foremost, we are laser enthusiasts. We desire nothing more than
to achieve perfection in our craft. For us, pushing the limits of technology
is part of our daily routine. It’s only impossible if we don’t try.
As we continue to advance in our search for perfection, we’ve set
benchmarks for others to follow and new limits for us to test. This is our
mission. We plan to continually push the boundaries of technology and
create products that challenge the imagination far into the future.
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We wanted to create the world’s most powerful handheld laser - we
succeeded and inadvertently set a world record in doing so. We are
extremely proud to be included in the Guinness Book of World Records
for 2007. This will serve as a testament to our commitment to providing the
world with the most sophisticated laser products technology can offer.
Designed and developed by some of the world’s best engineers, the Spyder
Series stands at the pinnacle of laser technology. Lithium powered, water
resistant and ultimately powerful, the Spyder Series is our most advanced
line of handheld lasers to date.
We still have much to prove as there is still a world of possibilities in front of
us. Our quest to turn science fiction into reality has only just begun.
S3 Arctic Series Technical Specifications
S3 Arctic Series Diagram
Using Your Laser: How to Power On
Using Your Laser: The SmartSwitch
SmartSwitch Codes Recap
Color Perception Chart
FDA Compliant Endcap Diagram
Using Your FDA Compliant Endcap
Safety and Maintenance
Lens Cleaning Procedure and Troubleshooting
Types of Common Lens Problems
Class 4 Laser Safety Instructions
Limitation of Liability
Manufacturer’s Warranty
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S3 Arctic Series Technical Specifications
Model Name:
Laser Product Class:
Wavelength:
Lasing Medium:
Laser Type:
Laser Power:
Beam Shape:
Beam Divergence:
Size:
NOHD*
Beam Distance 0.25 Lux
Required Eyewear O.D.
Power Consumption:
Battery Lifetime:
Weight:
Laser Body:
Power supply:
Switch:
Modes:
Duty Cycle:
Expected lifetime:
Warranty:
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S3 Arctic Series
4
445nm nominal center λ
GaN
Direct Diode
0.7 Watt | 1 Watt | 1.4 Watt | 2 Watt
2mm x 5mm
1.5mRad
257mm x 35.8mm
125 meters | 149 meters | 176 meters | 211 meters
32,539 meters | 38,892 meters | 46,018 meters | 55,002 meters
3.0+
3.7V @ 1A
30 - 180 minutes
378g
6061-T6 Aircraft-Grade Aluminum
18650 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery
Push Button Constant On / Off, Lock-Out Tail Cap, Electronic Mode switch
Low-Medium-High Power / Strobe / Continuous / Momentary / Tactical
Standby modes
Continous
>5,000 hours
1 Year
*Nominal Occular Hazard Distances are for 0.25 second
accidental (unaided eye) exposure.
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Laser Diagram
REMOVABLE FRONT LENS
Using Your Laser : How To Power On
EMISSION / BATTERY INDICATOR
BATTERY COMPARTMENT
INTERLOCK PIN
(+)
TAIL CAP
SMARTSWITCH
At the back of the laser, rotate endcap
counter clockwise to open.
LASER MODULE SECTION
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Insert one Li-Ion Type 18650 IMR
rechargeable battery negative (-) end first.
Push the button located on the tail cap to
operate laser.
NOTE: Do not attempt to use a different battery type for this laser, doing so might damage the laser and void the warranty.
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Using Your Laser : The SmartSwitch
Using Your Laser : The SmartSwitch
The S3 Series are the world’s first and only hand held lasers equipped
with SmartSwitch™ technology. It combines both safety and
intelligence by requiring the user to follow a protocol of simple clicks
and click/holds to operate the device.
The following pages serve as a visual guide on how to unlock the laser
and switch between operating modes.
The laser can be operated in low, medium and high-power modes,
strobe mode and full-power-momentary mode.
To operate the laser, it must first need to be
unlocked via the SmartSwitch.
This button is located on the opposite side
of the LED indicators.
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Unlocking Your Laser: This is the first code you should
remember three quick clicks + two short holds will let
you unlock the laser and turn it on.
After pressing the power-button on the
tail cap, the laser is now waiting for the
unlocking code to be entered. 1 LED light
will be blinking to indicate this.
To unlock the laser you only need to push the
SmartSwitch quickly three times and then
hold it for less than 1 second two times.
Successfully entering the code will turn on
the laser in low-power / continuous mode.
1 LED light will be on to show the laser is in
low-power mode.
To switch to medium-power mode, you
may hold the SmartSwitch button until the
2nd LED lights up.
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Using Your Laser : The SmartSwitch
Using Your Laser : The SmartSwitch
SmartSwitch™ Codes Recap:
▪ Unlocking code - 3 quick clicks + 2 short holds will turn on the laser.
▪ Low, Medium, High power mode - Pressing and holding the SmartSwitch will cycle through the power
modes. 1 LED light indicates low power mode, 2 LEDs for medium power and 3 LEDs for high-power.
FLASHING
▪ Tactical Standby Mode - 1 quick click will set the laser to standby mode and another quick click will
turn it back on.
To switch to high-power mode, you may
hold the SmartSwitch button until the 3rd
LED lights up.
Holding the button again from this mode
will cycle through medium and low power
modes.
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From any mode, 1 quick click will put the
laser into tactical standby mode. The 3 LED
lights will start flashing to show the laser is
on stand-by.
To set the laser to full-power / momentary
mode, hold the SmartSwitch + press the
tailcap button. After unlocking the laser, the
3 LEDs will be lit up.
A double click will set the laser to strobe
mode. Another double click will exit this
mode.
The laser will now only work whenever the
SmartSwitch is pressed. To exit this mode, turn
off the laser by pressing the tailcap button.
▪ Strobe Mode - Double clicking the SmartSwitch button will set the laser to strobe mode. To exit, just
double click on the button again.
▪ Full-power / Momentary Mode - Hold the SmartSwitch and press the button on the tailcap then
proceed with unlocking the laser. The laser will only operate while the SmartSwitch button is pressed.
The laser must be turned off to exit this mode.
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Color Perception Chart
FDA Compliant Endcap Diagram
Screw
How Intensely the Human Eye
Perceives Different Colors
Based on the human eye’s perception:
equal powers of green 532nm light
is 20 times brighter than blue 445nm
light, 8 times brighter than red 650nm
light, and 190 times brighter than
purple 405nm light.
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Safety Interlock
Contact Guard
Screw
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Using Your FDA Compliant Endcap
Safety and Maintenance
CAUTION - Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified
herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
1. No scheduled maintenance necessary to keep the
product in compliance. Simply keep the laser free
from dust or other contaminates that could cloud or
dirty the laser lens or crystal array and operate within
recommended parameters.
2. Avoid direct eye and skin exposure to the laser
beam. Direct contact with the beam can instantly
cause severe and irreparable eye damage. Note that
a reflected laser beam can be just as powerful as
directly coming from the laser unit itself.
Laser Light – Avoid Exposure to Beam
Class 4 Laser Product
Removing the Safety Interlock from
the Endcap will disable the laser.
Another way to disable the laser is by
unscrewing the Contact Guard as shown here.
Remove screws to detach Contact Guard and
disable the laser.
WARNING: These procedures are ONLY for additional safety for prolonged storage of the laser.
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3. We strongly recommend using the LaserShades that
come with this laser or wearing similar approved laser
safety eyewear.
*For more safety information & guidance please refer to ANSI Z136.1 (2007) Safe Use of Lasers
available at the Laser Institute of America website: www.laserinstitute.org
4. Do not take apart, modify or dismantle the laser or
operate it under abnormal current load (doing so will
void the warranty). Strictly no service is allowed.
5. Operate your laser only within the specified
temperature range of 10°
C (50°
F) to 40°
C (104°
F).
6. Should you have difficulty operating the laser
properly and troubleshooting does not work, go
to www.wickedlasers.com for support and RMA
assistance if necessary. Do not attempt to service,
modify or fix the laser yourself.
7. Do not shine your laser at an aircraft. It may cause
a distraction to the pilots putting the aircraft’s
passengers at considerable risk. Shooting a laser at
an aircraft is considered a felony in the U.S.
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Lens Cleaning Procedure and Troubleshooting
Types of Common Lens Problems
What you need :
Procedure :
1. Dirty Lens - The most common problem with your laser
1. Microfiber Cloth - Please make
1. Wash your hand with soap and water. Make sure to dry them properly.
sure the microfiber cloth is specifically
designed for cleaning lenses. You can
find this at your local camera or glasses
store.
2. Q-Tip or Tooth Pick - You will need
to fold the cloth over one of these
in order to be able to reach the lens
properly.
3. Lens Cleaning Solutions (Optional)
- Use the lens cleaning solution only
if the lens is not cleaned using the
microfiber cloth alone. Please make
sure the cleaning solution is designed
specifically for lens cleaning.
!
WARNING : DO NOT USE WATER
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2. Remove the battery from your laser prior to cleaning.
3. Fold the microfiber cloth over a toothpick or the handle part of a Q-tip. Make sure
you do not touch the part of the cloth that will be cleaning the lens. You probably
will not be able to fold the cloth twice, so you need to be very careful not to press too
hard on the lens.
unit is a dirty lens. The easiest way to determine whether
you have a dirty lens is to look at the lens under direct
light. If you see smudges, finger prints, or small particles
on the lens, the beam emitted will look similar to the above
pictures. Simply follow the cleaning instructions to restore
the spot back to a focused dot.
2. Scratched Lens - A scratched lens may occur if you
accidentally scratch the lens with a hard or rough surface.
The lens of your laser unit is similar to that of a camera, please
handle with care. This condition can be repaired by Wicked
Lasers, however, will not be covered in your warranty. A
repair cost will apply.
4. Gently move the cloth into the aperture until it comes in contact with the lens. Rub
it from side to side but do not press too hard. Gently rotate the cloth in a twisting
motion back and forth. Repeat this procedure until the lens of your laser is clean.
5. Re-insert the batteries and turn your laser unit on to see if the lens is clean.
6. Still dirty? Apply only 1 drop of Lens Cleaning Solution to the part of the cloth that
will be cleaning the lens, the follow the same procedure as above. You will want to
finish by using a dry part of the cloth to wipe the lens dry, this should take one pass
side to side or gentle rotate.
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Types of Common Lens Problems
Types of Common Lens Problems
4. Moisture - We do not recommend using any laser products
in highly humid or foggy conditions. If your laser unit is used
in these conditions and/or submerged in water, the beam
may appear similar to the above picture. You will not be able
to clean this as water has condensed inside the lens and/or
crystal set. This condition can be repaired by Wicked Lasers,
however, will not be covered in your warranty. A repair cost
will apply.
*This condition may occur if you are using the laser unit
with wet hands. Please dry your hands completely before
handling your laser unit.
3. Mode Shifts - A mode shift may occur under extreme temperatures. If your laser unit is too hot or too cold, the beam may appear
unstable and look similar to the above pictures. Please note that as your laser “warms up” and returns to room temperature, the beam
will return to normal mode, TEM00. The normal operating temperature of all Wicked Laser products is 10ºC ~ 40ºC. Using your laser unit
beyond these parameters will damage your laser beyond repair.
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Class 4 Laser Safety Instructions
Class 4 Laser Safety Instructions
DANGER CLASS 4 LASER : All visible lasers with beams over 500 milliwatts (1/2 watt) are classified as Class 4.
EXTREME DANGER, MUST BE USED CAREFULLY
DO NOT USE AS A LASER POINTER.
● DO NOT USE AS A TOY.
● ONLY FOR USE BY PERSONS UNDERSTANDING THE HAZARDS OF THIS LASER.
● READ ALL WARNINGS ON THIS PAGE.
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DO NOT SHINE DIRECT
BEAM IN EYE-BLINDNESS
HAZARD!
The direct beam at close
distance can cause instant
blindness. The direct beam up
to 250m/750ft can cause eye
damage. Never aim any laser
towards a personʼs head, or
where a person may suddenly
appear. Never aim towards a
pet or other animal.
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DO NOT LOOK OR STARE AT
DIFFUSED REFLECTIONS
DO NOT BURN OR DAMAGE
MATERIALS
DO NOT SHINE BEAM ON SKIN BURN HAZARD
DO NOT AIM AT AIRCRAFT OR STARS
Looking at the laser “dot” can cause eye
damage. Danger is higher when on white
surfaces and at close range. DO NOT USE
THIS AS A LASER POINTER.
DO NOT GET REFLECTED
BEAM IN EYE
The beam reflection can
cause instant eye damage,
especially at close range. There
are MANY shiny or smooth
objects that can reflect a laser
beam. ALWAYS be aware of
both the main beam AND
its reflection(s). Be especially
careful when aiming out of
windows due to danger from
the “back reflection”.
The direct or reflected beam can burn exposed skin. Wear protective, light-colored
clothing. Do not aim beam at your skin,
skin of other persons, or animals.
The beam can char, burn or ignite
materials. Especially avoid dark, thin, and
combustible materials such as fabrics.
The bright light from this laser can flash
blind or distract a pilot. NEVER AIM ANY
LASER TOWARDS AN AIRPLANE OR HELICOPTER. Always be careful any time the
beam goes into the sky. Since far-away
aircraft can look like stars, DO NOT USE
FOR STAR POINTING. Only use Class 2 or
Class 3 lasers for astronomy star pointing
purposes.
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Class 4 Laser Safety Instructions
AVOID EXPOSURE TO BLUE LIGHT
Blue laser light can cause photochemical eye damage. Avoid prolonged
exposure to blue light (light from 530nm green to 380 ultraviolet can be
hazardous, with the peak danger at 440nm blue). There is a hazard even from
prolonged exposure to diffuse “room glow” from the beam reflecting off walls
or other surfaces. Use safety glasses that block blue light.
Class 4 Laser Safety Instructions
OTHER IMPORTANT SAFETY AND USE CAUTIONS:
DO NOT USE AS A LASER POINTER. This Class 4 laser is too bright to be safely used for laser pointing purposes.
NOT FOR CHILDREN OR UNAWARE PERSONS. The user must be mature, and must be aware of the direct and reflected
beam hazards to eyes, skin, materials and aircraft.
DO NOT USE ILLEGALLY. Many countries and jurisdictions have laws regarding laser usage. Follow all local laws.
WEAR SAFETY GLASSES
If available, wear laser safety glasses or goggles. They MUST be appropriate for
your laserʼs power and wavelength, so the laser beamʼs power is safely reduced.
However, DO NOT RELY ON THE SAFETY GLASSES ALONE. Continue to avoid
direct and reflected exposure to the beam.
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DO NOT AIM AT VEHICLES. Do not distract the driver of a car or truck, or a person operating heavy or dangerous machinery.
DO NOT AIM AT POLICE OR LAW ENFORCEMENT. The beam can be mistaken for a weapon, or for a laser gunsight. People
aiming lasers at police and soldiers have been killed.
DO NOT HARASS OR ANNOY OTHERS. Do not aim the laser at athletes, performers, movie screens, or any person. Nor
should they be brought to or used at sporting events, concerts, shows, public gatherings or any other event where the
beam could be distracting to others.
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Limitation of Liability
Manufacturer’s Warranty
In no event shall Wicked Lasers or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or
consequential injury to persons or damage to property caused by the use of any of our products. By purchasing from
Wicked Lasers, you hereby indicate that you understand and agree to the following:
All S3 Arctic Series lasers come with a standard 12 Month Manufacturer’s Warranty.
Our warranty guarantees your laser to be free from defects in manufacture and
workmanship.
I am 18 years of age or older.
I am fully responsible for the safe application and use of this laser and agree to such by completing the sale process.
I will never look directly into the beam or point the beam at any person’s or animal’s skin, eyes or other body part.
All defective lasers will be replaced or repaired subject to the full discretion of
Wicked Lasers.
Ownership of the warranty is not transferable and will expire exactly 12 months from
the date of receiving the purchase.
I will not point the laser at any aircraft or moving vehicle of any sort.
I will not use a laser device without wearing approved laser safety goggles designed for such purpose.
I will never remove the laser’s infrared filter.
I will not use the laser in violation of any local, state or federal law, and I understand that it is my responsibility to know and
abide by those laws relating to the ownership and use of lasers in my jurisdiction.
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Manufacturer’s Warranty
This warranty does not include defects or damages attributable to misuse, normal
surface weathering, or damages caused by accidents or fire or other casualty or force
majeure or any other causes or occurrences beyond the manufacturer’s control.
To claim your warranty, please send this form or email support@wickedlasers.com
with the following information:
Full Name:
Address:
Order ID / Laser Model:
Reason for Claim:
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