Zeus Thermal Imaging Weapon sight OperaTIOn and MaInTenance Manual

Zeus Thermal Imaging Weapon sight OperaTIOn and MaInTenance Manual
Zeus
Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight
Operation and
Maintenance Manual
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SAFETY SUMMARY
Before operating this product, you must study carefully this Operation and Maintenance Manual.
The Armasight Zeus Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight is a precision electro-optical instrument and requires careful handling. To avoid physical danger to the user and damage to the equipment, follow all
WARNINGS, CAUTIONS and NOTES.
Below are definitions of the alerts that will appear throughout this Manual:
WARNING – Identifies a clear danger to the person operating the equipment.
CAUTION – Identifies risk of damage to the equipment.
NOTE – Highlights essential procedures, conditions, statements, or conveys important instructional
data to the user.
The information provided in this manual is for familiarization purposes only. The contents may undergo further
changes with no commitment by Armasight© to notify customers of any updates.
Armasight© assumes no responsibility for any misprints or other errors that this manual may contain.
©2014 by Armasight. All rights reserved.
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WARNING:
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.
WARNING:
If a scope is mounted too far to the rear, the eyepiece can injure the shooter’s brow. Shooting
at an uphill angle also increases this hazard because it shortens the distance between the brow
and the rear of the scope. For this reason, Armasight scopes are engineered to provide generous
eye relief. Therefore, when mounting your scope, we recommend positioning it as far forward
in the mounts as possible to take full advantage of this generous eye relief. With hard-recoiling
rifles, serious injury or even death can result from eyepiece impact with the shooter during the
recoil process when discharging the firearm. Be certain that your installation provides sufficient
eye relief for the recoil generated by your rifle before shooting the firearm.
NOTE: Give special attention to this warning when shooting uphill and/or from a prone position. These shooting conditions can dramatically reduce eye relief. PLEASE maintain maximum
eye relief when shooting heavy recoiling and/or magnum firearms. THE USER ASSUMES ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR HAVING THE ARMASIGHT RIFLESCOPE PROPERLY MOUNTED
TO A FIREARM AND USING THE ARMASIGHT RIFLESCOPE PROPERLY. ALWAYS CHECK THE CONDITION OF YOUR MOUNTING SYSTEM PRIOR TO USING YOUR FIREARM.
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.
CAUTION:
• Do not dismantle the equipment.
• Keep the equipment clean. Protect it from moisture, dramatic temperature drops, and electrical shocks.
• DO NOT force the equipment controls past their stopping points.
• DO NOT leave the equipment activated during breaks in operation.
• DO NOT store the equipment with the batteries installed.
• Thoroughly clean and dry each item before placing them into the storage case.
CAUTION:
To prevent thermal damage to the equipment, never point it, either on or off, directly at the
sun or any other source of high intensity light that the unprotected human eye cannot tolerate
(such as a welding arc). To prevent inadvertent exposure to these types of sources, never leave
the equipment with the objective lens cap off.
NOTES:
• Zeus must be zeroed each time it is mounted to a new weapon.
• To avoid losing unsaved data, DO NOT remove the batteries or disconnect the external power source while the Zeus is on.
• Inadvertent sun damage is not considered a defect in material or workmanship, and is therefore not covered in the product warranty.
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LIST OF CONTENTS
TITLE
Safety Summary
List of Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
How to Use This Manual
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1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 General Information
1.1.1 Type of Manual
1.1.2 Model Number and Equipment Name
1.1.3 Purpose of Equipment
1.1.4 Reporting Equipment Improvement Recommendations
1.2 Warranty Information and Registration
1.2.1 Warranty Information
1.2.2 Limitation of Liability
1.2.3 Product Warranty Registration
1.2.4 Obtaining Warranty Service
1.3 List of Abbreviations
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2. DESCRIPTION AND DATA
2.1 System Description
2.2 Specifications
2.3 Standard Components
2.4 Optional Equipment
2.5 Key Features
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3. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
3.1 Installation and Mounting
3.1.1 Battery Installation
3.1.2 Installing the Zeus on a Picatinny/Weaver Rail
3.1.3 Clamping Device Adjustment
3.1.4 Mounting a Platform Ring
3.1.5 Fastening an Advanced Wireless Remote Control to a Weapon
3.1.6 Installing Additional Equipment
3.1.7 Connecting an Additional Equipment 3.2 Controls and Display Indications
3.2.1 Controls
3.2.2 Main Menu
3.3 Operating Procedures
3.3.1 Operating
3.3.2 Bore Sighting the Zeus
3.3.3 Zeus Shut-Down
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4. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING
4.1 Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
4.1.1 Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS)
4.2 Operator Troubleshooting
4.3 Maintenance
4.3.1 General
4.3.2 Cleaning Procedures
4.3.3 Bore Sighting
4.3.4 Battery Removal and Replacement
4.4 Return Instructions
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APPENDIX
A List of Spare Parts
B Product Warranty Registration Card
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LIST OF FigureS
FIGURE TITLE
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2-3
2-4
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3-10
3-11
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3-13
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3-15
3-16
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3-18
3-19
3-20
3-21
3-22
3-23
4-1
A-1
Zeus Thermal Imaging Weapon Sights Appearance
System Description
Standard Components
Optional Equipment
Battery Installation
Mount Assembling
Mount
Platform Ring
Advanced Wireless Remote Control
Armasight Digital Recorder DT Installation
Optional Video Cabel
Controls
Button Control Panel
Main Menu Navigation Buttons
Main Menu
Palette Menu. Page 1
Palette Menu. Page 2
Reticle Menu
Boresight Menu
Enhancement Menu
Digital Contrast Correction
Sharpness Correction
Smart Scene Optimization
“Sky/Sea” Enhancement
Settings Menu
Setting Buttons
Reticle Patterns
Advanced Wireless Remote Control Battery Installation
Zeus Spare Parts List
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LIST OF Tables
TABLE
TITLE
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2-2
2-3
2-4
2-5
2-6
2-7
2-8
2-9
3-1
3-2
3-3
4-1
4-2
A-1
System Description
System Data
Optical Data
Electrical Data
Mechanical Data
Environmental Data
Advanced Wireless Remote Control (AWREC) Data
Standard Components
Optional Equipment
Controls and Indicators
Button Controls
Example of Calculating Boresight Corrections
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
Operator Troubleshooting
Zeus Spare Parts List
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HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
USAGE
You must familiarize yourself with the entire manual before operating the equipment. Read the entire
maintenance checklist before performing maintenance. Follow all WARNINGS, CAUTIONS, and NOTES.
MANUAL OVERVIEW
The Manual contains sections on operating and maintaining the Zeus Thermal Imaging Weapon
Sights.
Throughout this Manual, the Zeus Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight will be referred to as the Zeus, “the
scope,” or “the equipment.”
A List of Spare Parts is in Appendix A.
The Product Warranty Registration Card is in Appendix B.
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INTRODUCTION
1.1 GENERAL INFORMATION
1.1.1 TYPE OF MANUAL
Operation and Maintenance (including a List of Spare Parts).
1.1.2 Model Number and Equipment Name
The equipment is available in the following versions that are structurally different in terms of thermal
imaging cameras and objective lenses:
Zeus 336 3-12x42 (30Hz) Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight,
FLIR Tau 2 - 336x256 (17μm) 30Hz Core, 42mm Lens
Zeus 336 3-12x42 (60Hz) Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight,
FLIR Tau 2 - 336x256 (17μm) 60Hz Core, 42mm Lens
Zeus 336 5-20x75 (30Hz) Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight,
FLIR Tau 2 - 336x256 (17μm) 30Hz Core, 75mm Lens
Zeus 336 5-20x75 (60Hz) Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight,
FLIR Tau 2 - 336x256 (17μm) 30Hz Core, 75mm Lens
Zeus 640 2-16x42 (30Hz) Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight,
FLIR Tau 2 - 640x512 (17μm) 30Hz Core, 42mm Lens
Zeus 640 2-16x42 (60Hz) Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight,
FLIR Tau 2 - 640x512 (17μm) 60Hz Core, 42mm Lens
Zeus 640 3-24x75 (30Hz) Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight,
FLIR Tau 2 - 640x512 (17μm) 30Hz Core, 75mm Lens
Zeus 640 3-24x75 (60Hz) Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight,
FLIR Tau 2 - 640x512 (17μm) 60Hz Core, 75mm Lens
1.1.3 PURPOSE of Equipment
The Zeus series is intended for use on a variety of hunting and sporting weapons equipped with a Picatinny/Weaver rail. Displaying the thermal differences in the scene, the high-performance thermal imaging
system of the Zeus provides round-the-clock, all-weather detection and discrimination of heat-generating
objects (such as animals), including those that are hidden. The Zeus series scopes are effective at close and
long ranges irrespective of light and weather conditions, i.e., in total darkness, through smoke, haze, fog,
and light rain.
The Zeus is available in different versions with optical magnifications ranging from 1.5x to 5x. Zeus series
also provides up to 8x digital zoom for models based on 640x512 cores and up to 4x digital zoom for models based on 336x256 cores.
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The Zeus series scopes are powered by two CR123A (2×3V) batteries. The Extended Battery Pack or 6VDC/
600mA power source can also be used to power the Zeus.
The Zeus can be controlled by a wireless remote control that fastens to the weapon.
The Zeus series scopes are equipped with a standard NTSC/PAL video input/output function that makes
it possible to connect to an external video display or monitor, or to record thermal images for field documentation or training purposes. It also allows the transmission of data from one remote display to that of
the Zeus.
The Zeus can be used in conjunction with other Armasight equipment such as the Digital Video Recorder
DT, MCS Miniature Collimating Sight, and Laser Modular Range Finder that can be mounted onto the Picatinny/Weaver rail of scope or detachable platform ring.
Extremely reliable and versatile, the Zeus is a useful multifunctional addition to any security or hunting
weapon platform.
1.1.4 Reporting Equipment Improvement Recommendations
User recommendations for improvements to the device are encouraged.
Mail your comments to:
Armasight Inc.
815 Dubuque Avenue,
South San Francisco, CA 94080,
USA.
Or, send an email to info@armasight.com.
1.2warranty INFORMATION and Registration
1.2.1 WARRANTY INFORMATION
This product is guaranteed to be free from manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under
normal use for a period of three (3) years from the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover the
battery or damage caused by leaking batteries. Nor does it protect against damage due to loss, misuse
or mishandling. Uncooled thermal camera sensor is warranted for a period of ten (10) years from the
date of purchase.
In the event a defect that is covered by the warranty occurs during the 3 year period stated above, Armasight, at its option, will either repair or replace the product, and such action on the part of Armasight
shall be the full extent of Armasight’s liability, and the Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy. This warranty does not cover a product (a) used in other than its normal and customary manner; (b) subjected
to misuse; (c) subjected to alterations, modifications or repairs by the Customer or by any party other
than Armasight without prior written consent of Armasight; (d) special order or “close-out” merchandise or merchandise sold “as-is” by either Armasight or the Armasight dealer; or (e) merchandise that
has been discontinued by the manufacturer and either parts or replacement units are not available due
to reasons beyond the control of Armasight. Armasight shall not be responsible for any defects or damage that in, Armasight’s opinion, is a result from the mishandling, abuse, misuse, improper storage or
improper operation, including use in conjunction with equipment which is electrically or mechanically
incompatible with or of inferior quality to the product, as well as failure to maintain the environmental
conditions specified by the manufacturer.
This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser. Any breach of this warranty shall be waived
unless the customer notifies Armasight at the address noted below within the applicable warranty
period.
The customer understands and agrees that except for the foregoing warranty, no other warranties
written or oral, statutory, expressed or implied, including any implied warranty of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose, shall apply to the product. All such implied warranties are hereby and
expressly disclaimed.
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1.2.2 Limitation of Liability
Armasight will not be liable for any claims, actions, suits, proceedings, costs, expenses, damages or
liabilities arising out of the use of this product. Operation and use of the product are the sole responsibility of the Customer. Armasight’s sole undertaking is limited to providing the products and services
outlined herein in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. The provision of products sold and services performed by Armasight to the Customer shall not be interpreted, construed,
or regarded, either expressly or implied, as being for the benefit of or creating any obligation toward
any third party or legal entity outside Armasight and the Customer. Armasight’s obligations under this
Agreement extend solely to the Customer.
Armasight’s liability hereunder for damages, regardless of the form or action, shall not exceed the fees
or other charges paid to Armasight by the customer or customer’s dealer. Armasight shall not, in any
event, be liable for special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including, but not limited to,
lost income, lost revenue, or lost profit, whether such damages were foreseeable or not at the time of
purchase, and whether or not such damages arise out of a breach of warranty, a breach of agreement,
negligence, strict liability or any other theory of liability.
1.2.3 Product Warranty Registration
In order to validate the warranty on your product, Armasight must receive a completed Product Warranty Registration Card for each unit, or the Customer can complete a warranty registration on our
website at www.armasight.com. Please complete the included form (Appendix B) and immediately
mail it to our Service Center:
Armasight Inc.
815 Dubuque Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080
USA
1.2.4 Obtaining Warranty Service
To obtain warranty service on your unit, the End-user must notify the Armasight’s service department
in order to receive a Return Merchandise Authorization number (RMA#). The customer can do this by
sending an email to service@armasight.com.
When returning any product, please take or send the product, postage paid, with a copy of your sales
receipt, to our service center, Armasight Inc. at the address noted above. All merchandise must be fully
insured with the correct postage; Armasight will not be responsible for improper postage or missing or
damaged merchandise during shipment.
When sending merchandise back, please write the RMA# clearly on the outside of the shipping box.
Please include a letter that indicates your RMA#, Name, Return Address, reason for service return, Contact information (such as a valid telephone number and/or e-mail address), as well as proof of your purchases that will help us to establish the valid start date of the warranty. Product merchandise returns
that do not have an RMA listed may be refused or be subject to a significant delay in processing.
Estimated Warranty service time is 10-20 business days. The End-user/Customer is responsible for postage to Armasight for any warranty service. Armasight will cover return postage/shipping to continental
USA End-users/Customers after warranty repair only if product is covered by the aforementioned warranty. Armasight will return the product after warranty service via domestic ground service and/or domestic mail. The postage and shipping fees for any other requested, required or international shipping
methods will be the responsibility of the End-user/Customer.
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1.3 List of Abbreviations
µm
AWREC
C
CCW
CW
F
FL
g
H
hr
in
inf.
kg
L
lbs
m
mA
mil
min
mm
MOA
mrad
NO.
NTSC
NUC
OEM
oz
PAL
PMCS
POI
RMA#
sec
SEQ
SOA
SR
UCMNUC/FFC
V
W
10
micrometer
Advanced Wireless Remote Control
Celsius (Centigrade)
counterclockwise
clockwise
Fahrenheit
Focal Length
gram
Height
hour
inch
infinity
kilogram
Length
pounds
meter
milliampere
angular mil
minute
millimeter
Minute of Angle
milliradian
Number
National Television Standards Committee
Non Uniformity Correction
Original Equipment Manufacturer
ounce
Phase Alternating Line
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
Point of Impact
Return Merchandise Authorization number
second
sequence
Second of Angle
Service Representative
User Controlled Manual Non Uniformity Correction/Flat-Field Correction
Volt
Width
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DESCRIPTION AND DATA
2.1 System DESCRIPTION
The Zeus consists of two primary parts: a thermal imaging aiming device and a mount. The equipment
comes as shown in Figure 2-1, with the mount secured to the body of the device. The figure represents
two versions of the equipment: one including a 42mm focal length objective lens, and the other with a
75mm focal length objective lens.
ZEUS
42mm Lens
ZEUS
75mm Lens
Figure 2-1. Zeus THERMAL IMAGING Weapon sightS APPEARANCE
The Zeus is a thermosensitive device equipped with an aiming reticle. The Zeus senses the differences
in heat emitted by objects in its field of view and converts the received temperature pattern into a
viewable image that represents the scene in contrasting black and white or color patterns, depending
on the user’s selected image palette.
NOTE:
It is important that the Zeus sensor receive sufficient thermal contrast between the target and
background area, or between the different parts of a target. The vast temperature contrast
between the snow and any heat target (such as an animal) makes it very easy to distinguish
the target.
The main optical-electronic components of the Zeus include: an objective germanium thermal lens, an
eyepiece, a thermal-imaging camera, a display, a control card, and a button control panel. The reticle is
digitally input into the display that is in the image plane.
The Zeus is equipped with manual eyepiece and objective lens focusing, and digital boresight adjustment.
To accommodate individual user needs, the Zeus has a variety of digitally controlled options such as:
• Display brightness
• Digital zoom
• Reticle color selection
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• Reticle type selection
• Reticle ON/OFF selection
• Palette color selection
• User Controlled Manual Non Uniformity Correction/Flat-Field Correction (UCMNUC/FFC)
• Boresight adjustments
• Imaging enhancements
• Custom settings
All Zeus series scopes are based on FLIR Tau 2.7.2 or later cameras that allow for improvements in overall image quality in a wide range of dynamic thermal environments. The Zeus has employed special
user-adjustable imaging tools that include:
• Active Contrast Enhancement (ACE) – a digital “Contrast” correction that allows for a smart
scene optimization based on dynamic adjustments where a variety of contrast levels occur depending on relative scene temperature.
• Second Generation Digital Detail Enhancement (DDE) – a “Sharpness” correction that is digitally enhances the picture to present clearer imagery, significantly improves edge sharpening and
further reduces image noise.
• Smart Scene Optimization (SSO) – a fine-tuning computational correction that significantly
improves an overall visual acuity for targets that have thermal signatures similar to a surrounding
background.
• Information Based Histogram Equalization (IBHEQ) – a “Sky/Sea” enhancement – information
based environment dependent algorithm that automatically adjusts camera gain and excludes
pixels determined to not contain critical information, specifically helpful in scenes with lots of sky
or water.
• User Controlled Manual Non Uniformity Correction/Flat-Field Correction (UCMNUC/FFC).
There is a mechanical shutter between the camera sensor and the lens. This shutter is used to
perform a non-uniformity correction (NUC) also known as flat-field correction (FFC. During FFC, the
shutter presents a uniform temperature source to each detector element in the array. While imaging the flat-field source, the camera updates the offset correction coefficients, resulting in a more
uniform image after the process is complete. All Zeus models allow for user to manually trigger or
interrupt scheduled UCMNUC/FFC function.
• Silent Shutterless NUC ™ (SSN) – In addition to user controlled manual NUC/FFC all Zeus models employ a digital supplemental non-mechanical flat-field correction that allows to extend the
periods between mechanical shutter events and to further reduce image noise. SSN is always ON
enhancement.
Information on the current operating state (battery status, active function, the reticle running coordinate in the display etc.) is continuously displayed, making field operation of the Zeus simple and
convenient.
Manufactured for exceptional durability, the Zeus has a lightweight and robust aluminum body. A side
Picatinny/Weaver rail allows for the installation of an optional Armasight Digital Video Recorder DT,
extended battery pack, laser range-finder or other equipment.
An optional detachable Platform Ring makes it possible to mount additional equipment, such as Armasight MCS Miniature Collimating Sight, to the top of the device.
A standard NTSC/PAL video input/output connector enables an external video display (monitor, TV)
or video recorder to be connected to the Zeus. An external 6VDC/600mA power source can also be
connected to the Zeus.
The quick-release mount of the Zeus fits any Picatinny, MIL-STD-1913, or Weaver weapon rail. The
mount’s lever-cam clamping device ensures quick, easy and reliable mounting and removal.
The Zeus is powered by two CR123A (2×3V) batteries.
The Zeus with 42mm lens is shown in Figure 2-2. The ITEM NO. column of Table 2-1 indicates the number used to identify items in Figure 2-2.
NOTE:
Here and below, the model Zeus with 42mm Lens is used for the example.
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Figure 2-2. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
TABLE 2-1. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Item
Description
Item
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Description
1
Body
2
Mount
10
Button Control Panel
Turn-pull Switch
3
Objective Lens Cap
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Objective Focus Ring
4
Objective Lens
12
Side Picatinny/Weaver Rail
5
Eyecup
13
Connector
6
Eyepiece Focus Ring
14
Binder Connector Cap
7
Battery Cap
15
Seating Rail
8
Eyepiece
16
M5x8 Flat Head Socket Cap Screw
2.2 Specifications
Table 2-2. SYSTEM DATA
Item
Zeus 336 3-12x42
Magnification (NTSC/ PAL)
Objective Lens Type
Type of Focal Plane Array
Frame Rate
Pixel Array Format
Pixel Size
Display Type
Pixel Display Format
Display Brightness
Turn-on Time, max
Digital Zoom
Temperature Imaging
Modes (Image Palettes)
2.8x / 3.4x
Zeus 336 5-20x75
Zeus 640 2-16x42
Zeus 640 3-24x75
5.0x / 6.0x
1.5x / 1.8x
2.7x / 3.2x
Germanium
FLIR Tau 2
30 Hz or 60 Hz
336×256
640×512
17 µm
AMOLED SVGA 060
800×600
Discretely Adjustable to 8 Levels
3 sec
up to 4x
up to 8x
White Hot, Black Hot, Fusion, Rainbow, Globow, Ironbow 1,
Ironbow 2, Sepia, Color 1, Color 2, Ice-Fire, Rain, and OEM Custom
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Item
User-adjustable
Image Enhancement
Tools
Reticle Type
Reticle Color
Windage/Elevation
Boresight Adjustment Type
Windage/Elevation
Boresight Increment
(NTSC)
Windage/Elevation
Boresight Increment
(PAL)
Windage Adjustment Range
(NTSC/ PAL)
Elevation Adjustment Range
(NTSC/ PAL)
Analog Video Input/ Output
Format (resolution)
Zeus 336 3-12x42
Zeus 336 5-20x75
Zeus 640 2-16x42
Zeus 640 3-24x75
•Active Contrast Enhancement (ACE) - “CONTRAST”
•Second Generation Digital Detail Enhancement (DDE) – “SHARPNESS”
•Smart Scene Optimization (SSO) – “SMART SCENE”
•Information Based Histogram Equalization (IBHEQ) – “SKY/SEA”
•User Controlled Manual Non Uniformity Correction/Flat-Field Correction
(UCMNUC/FFC)
•Silent Shutterless NUC ™ (SSN)
6-Pattern Digitally Controlled: “Dot 4 MOA”, “Line Dot”,
“Cross Center Dot”, “Cross”, “Crosshair”, and “No Reticle”
Black, White, Red, Cyan
Digitally Controlled
0.71 MOA
0.2 mils
0.7in/ 100yd
2cm/ 100m
0.6 MOA
0.17 mils
0.6in/ 100yd
1.7cm/ 100m
±57 MOA /
±48 MOA
±43 MOA /
±36 MOA
0.4 MOA
0.12 mils
0.4in/ 100yd
1.2cm/ 100m
0.33 MOA
0.1 mils
0.35in/ 100yd
1cm/ 100m
±32 MOA /
±26 MOA
±24 MOA /
±20 MOA
1.35 MOA
0.4 mils
1.4in/ 100yd
4cm/ 100m
1.13 MOA
0.33 mils
1.2in/ 100yd
3.3cm/ 100m
±108MOA /
±90MOA
±81 MOA /
±68 MOA
0.76 MOA
0.22 mils
0.8in/ 100yd
2.2cm/ 100m
0.63 MOA
0.18 mils
0.65in/ 100yd
1.8cm/ 100m
±61 MOA /
±50 MOA
±46 MOA /
±38 MOA
PAL (768×574 pixels)*/ NTSC (640×480 pixels)
*Default setting (may be altered at the customer’s request).
Table 2-3. Optical Data
Item
Zeus 336 3-12x42
Zeus 336 5-20x75
Zeus 640 2-16x42
Zeus 640 3-24x75
Field of - ang. X degrees
View
- ang. Y degrees
Objective Focal Length
Objective F-number
Eyepiece Focal Length
Exit Pupil Diameter
Eye Relief
7.8
5.9
42mm
1:1
4.3
3.3
75mm
1:1.3
14.8
11.8
42mm
1:1
8.3
6.6
75mm
1:1.3
Focus Method
Focusing Range
Diopter Adjustment
Diopter Adjustment Range
14
25 mm
10 mm
45 mm
Manual
5m to inf.
10m to inf.
5m to inf.
Manual
±5 diopter
10m to inf.
Table 2-4. Electrical Data
ITEM
DATA
Current Consumption, maximum
Battery Life at 20 °C (68 °F)
Two CR123A 3V Lithium batteries or CR123 type rechargeable
batteries with voltage from 3.0V to 3.7V (2)*
320 mA
up to 4 hr (optional up to 12 hrs)
Battery
Extended Battery Pack
Two 18650 rechargeable batteries (3.7V) or four CR123 type
rechargeable batteries with voltage 3.7V max or four standard
CR123A 3V Lithium batteries (operational time up to 8 hr)
External Power Supply
6 VDC/ 600mА
* Rechargeable batteries with voltage 3.0V-3.7V can be used only in devices with serial number starting from 140885
Table 2-5. Mechanical Data
Item
Zeus 336 3-12x42
Weapon Mount Type
Overall
Dimensions
Height of the Scope Axis
above Rail
Weight (w/o Batteries)
Zeus 336 5-20x75
Zeus 640 2-16x42
Zeus 640 3-24x75
Picatinny MIL-STD-1913 and Weaver Rails
194×68×78 mm 214×68×78 mm 194×68×78 mm 214×68×78 mm
(7.6”×2.7”×3.1“)
(8.4”×2.7”×3.1“)
(7.6”×2.7”×3.1“)
(8.4”×2.7”×3.1“)
42 mm (1.65 in)
0.7 kg (1.5 lbs)
0.8 kg (1.8 lbs)
0.7 kg (1.5 lbs)
0.8 kg (1.8 lbs)
Table 2-6. Environmental Data
ITEM
DATA
Operating Temperature
-40 to +50°C (-40 to +122°F)
Storage Temperature
Recoil Resistance
Environmental Rating
-50 to +70°C (-58 to +158°F)
700g
Water and Fog Resistant
Table 2-7. Advanced Wireless Remote Control (AWREC) DATA
ITEM
Type
Working Range
Battery
Battery Life at 20 °C (68 °F)
Overall Dimensions
Weight (with Battery)
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Environmental Rating
data
Wireless Remote Control
up to 0.5m
Single CR2032 Lithium battery (3V)
Approx. 10,000 clicks
48×39×18 mm (1.9”×1.5”×0.7”)
25 g (0.9 oz)
-30 to +50°С (-22 to 122°F)
-50 to +70°С (-58 to 158°F)
Water and Fog Resistant
2.3 STANDARD COMPONENTS
The Zeus standard components are shown in Figure 2-3 and listed in Table 2-8.
The ITEM NO. column indicates the number used to identify items in Figure 2-3.
15
6
3
7
8
1
2
11
4
5
9
10
12
Figure 2-3. STANDARD COMPONENTS
TABLE 2-8. STANDARD COMPONENTS
ITEM no.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
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DESCRIPTION
Armasight Zeus Thermal Imaging Weapon Sight
A thermal imaging aiming device. Comes fully assembled with a quick-release Picatinny/Weaver mount.
Objective Lens Cap
Securely protects the objective lens from dirt and mechanical damage and provides
thermal protection of the Zeus. Comes attached to the objective lens.
Eyecup
A specially designed latex eyecup that reduces the amount of light that escapes
from the eyepiece and prevents illumination of the user’s face, minimizing the risk of
detection. Prevents ambient light from entering the equipment. Allows for correct and
comfortable positioning. Comes attached to the eyepiece.
Mount
A quick-release mount used to install the Zeus on a Picatinny/Weaver rail. Comes attached to the scope.
Battery Cassette
Intended for the installation of two CR123 batteries in the battery compartment. The
Zeus comes with two battery cassettes (includes one installed in the battery compartment and one spare cassette).
CR123A Lithium Battery
Two CR123A batteries are used to power the Zeus.
Advanced Wireless Remote Control (AWREC)
Allows the user to operate the Zeus in short-time activation mode. Ensures quick and
silent activation/deactivation of the equipment. Comes with CR2032 (3V) battery
installed.
Picatinny Adapter for Advanced Wireless Remote Control
Allows the advanced wireless remote control to be installed on a weapon’s Picatinny/
Weaver rail.
Video Cable
A cable used to connect the analog video input/output of the Zeus to external display
devices (monitor, TV) or power sources. Supported input and output video formats
include PAL and NTSC.
Operation and Maintenance Manual
Provides safety information, equipment description, mounting procedures, operating
instructions, and preventive maintenance checks and services.
Carrying Case
A textile bag used for the transportation and storage of the Zeus and its accessories.
Hard Shipping/Storage Case
A protective case used for the shipping/storage of the Zeus and its accessories.
QUANTITY
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
2.4 Optional Equipment
Optional items are shown in Figure 2-4 and listed in Table 2-9.
2
1
3
4
6
5
Figure 2-4. OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
The ITEM NO. column indicates the number used to identify items in Figure 2-4.
The PART NO. column indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer, to identify an item.
TABLE 2-9. OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
ITEM NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
DESCRIPTION
Part no.
Shutter Eyeguard
ANEC000010
Prevents light from being emitted by the Zeus eyepiece.
Platform Ring
ATAM000003
A dedicated mount with a Picatinny/Weaver rail, used to install the additional equipment on the Zeus, such as the Armasight MCS Miniature
Collimating Sight.
Digital Video Recorder DT
ATAM000004
A compact digital system used for video recording, storage and playback.
Can also serve as an external power source. Equipped with a remote control.
Extended Battery Pack
ATAM000008
The power source for extended operational time. Takes four CR123A Lithium
batteries (3V) or CR123 type rechargeable batteries (3.2V or 3.7V) or two
18650 type rechargeable batteries (3.7V).
AMRF2200 Advanced Modular Range Finder
IALA00AMRF22001
Module of a rangefinder is designed to determine the exact distance
between the observer and the target. The measurement results are shown
on the displays of module and in the field of view of the connected digital
device.
Extended Rail Adapter #85
Dovetail Weaver Picatinny Rail Adapter Extends 7.5 “ to 11.5” Tactical Scope
Mount.
ANAM000045
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2.5 Key Features
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Multiple versions with optical magnifications ranging from 1.5x to 6x
High-performance thermal imaging camera
Lightweight and robust design
Easy to operate
Manually adjustable eyepiece and objective lens
Real-time display
Digitally controlled features:
• Palette
• Reticle
• Boresight
• Enhancement
• Settings
• Display Brighness
• Reticle Color
• Electronic Magnification
• User Controlled Manual Non Uniformity Correction/Flat-Field Correction (UCMNUC/FFC)
urrent operational state information display (battery status, active profile, palette setting)
C
Wireless remote control
Analog video input and output (NTSC/PAL)
Powered by two standard CR123A batteries.
Power input capability
Digital video recorder (optional)
Fits any Picatinny, MIL-STD-1913, and Weaver rail with an adjustable quick-release mount
Serviceability under severe conditions
Filled with dry nitrogen to prevent internal fogging
Water and fog resistant
Limited 3-year warranty
10-year warranty on FLIR detector
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
3.1 Installation and Mounting
3.1.1 Battery Installation
CAUTION:
Verify that the equipment is off before installing batteries.
Install two CR123A batteries as follows (refer to Figure 3-1):
1. Unscrew the battery cap (A).
2. Remove the battery cassette (B).
3. Insert the batteries (C) into cassette. Align the polarity symbols on the batteries with the polarity
symbols on the cassette.
4. Insert the cassette with installed batteries to place.
5. Replace the battery cap.
a
b
c
Figure 3-1. BATTERY INSTALLATION
3.1.2 Installing the Zeus on a Picatinny/Weaver Rail
WARNING:
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 firearms handling rules should be followed at all times.
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The Zeus comes fully-assembled with a Picatinny/Weaver mount (Figure 3-2).
The mount (A) is attached to the scope seating rail (C) with two M5×8 flathead socket cap screws (B).
c
position 2
position 1
A
B
Figure 3-2. MOUNT ASSEMBLing
To install the Zeus on a Picatinny/ Weaver rail, perform the following:
1. Unlock the clamping device of the scope mount by pushing down on the lever holders (A, see Figure
3-3) and unlocking the levers (B).
2. Install the scope on the Picatinny/ Weaver rail so that the stops (C, see Figure 3-3) slides into the
transverse slots on the rail.
3. Affix the scope to the rail by locking the levers (B, Figure 3-3).
4. Verify that the clamping device is firmly holding the Zeus. If necessary, adjust the clamping device’s
lever-cam locks as detailed in Part 3.1.3 (Clamping Device Adjustment).
LOCKED
POSITION
UNLOCK
POSITION
UNderside
View
D
B
A
D
C
E
C
A
B
Figure 3-3. MOUNT
To provide you with greater flexibility in mounting Zeus weapon sight on the weapon, the dual lever
mount can be installed in two different positions. On the bottom of the scope body there are two pairs
of threaded mounting holes in the seating rail. You can shift the mounting position of your Zeus by an
extra 1.5 inches backwards.
To change the position of Zeus mount, please follow the instructions below:
1. Remove the two screws (B, Figure 3-2) that attach the mount (A, Figure 3-2) to the seating rail (C,
Figure 3-2).
2. Remove the mount.
3. Change the position of the mount.
4. Install the two screws into the mount and tight up the screws.
3.1.3 Clamping Device Adjustment
To adjust the mount’s clamping device, do the following:
1. Remove the Zeus from the weapon.
2. With the clamping device unlocked (as shown in Figure 3-3), push the cam (E) towards the arrow,
which will cause the nut (D) to slide out of its hole.
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3. To tighten/ loosen the clamping device, push down on the cam (E) and turn the nut (D) CW/ CCW
respectively, in one-two increments (see note below). Much like when the cam (E) is released, backward-moving springs will cause the nut (D) to slide back into its hole.
NOTE:
The eight-sided nuts of the mount lever-cam locks will only fit into their holes if turned in one
of the discrete positions, using increments equal to 360°/8.
4. Verify that the adjusted lever-cam lock securely holds the weapon mounting rail.
5. Repeat the procedure to adjust the clamping device’s second lever-cam lock.
3.1.4 Mounting a Platform Ring
Mount the Platform Ring (optional) on the Zeus as follows (refer to Figure 3-4):
1. Using a 1.5 hex key, unscrew the both clamp screws (C).
2. Place the clamps (B, D) onto the mounting tube. Screw the clamps together without tightening the
screws (C).
3. Adjust position of the Platform Ring until its rail (A) is level. Apply a small amount of thread lock to
the threads and tighten the screws (C).
a
a
c
b
c
d
Figure 3-4. Platform Ring
3.1.5 Fastening an Advanced Wireless Remote Control to a
Weapon
Using the supplied Velcro tape (A, Figure 3-5), fasten the remote control (B) to your weapon in an easily
accessible place (e.g., on the front of the rifle stock).
If your rifle has a Picatinny or Weaver rail on the front end, you can use the Picatinny adaptor for the
Advanced Wireless Remote (C). Install the adaptor onto the rail (D). Insert the remote control unit into
the adapter.
B
B
a
C
D
Figure 3-5. Advanced wireless REMOTE CONTROL
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3.1.6 Installing additional equipment
Use the side Picatinny/Weaver rail to install any additional equipment, such as the Armasight DT Digital
Video Recorder, a rangefinder, or the Extended Battery Pack.
Use a Platform Ring (optional) to install any additional equipment, such as the Armasight MCS Miniature Collimating Sight. For adapter mounting procedures, see Part 3.1.4.
3.1.7 Connecting an additional equipment
CAUTION:
Turn off the Zeus before you begin connecting/disconnecting any external equipment and before removing the batteries.
Remove the connector protective cap.
Connect a cable of Armasight DT digital video recorder or the Extended Battery Pack to the Zeus connector.
Figure 3-6. Armasight digital recorder DT INSTALLATION
Use the plug A (Figure 3-7) of a video cable to connect an external video recorder/monitor/TV to the
Zeus. Connect the plug C of a video cable to the Zeus connector.
Use the plug B of a video cable to connect an external power source (6VDC/ 600mA) to the Zeus. Connect the plug C of a video cable to the Zeus connector.
A
B
C
Figure 3-7. OPTIONAL video cable
NOTE:
The external power supply must have a standard OD double-pole socket with a positive center
contact.
CAUTION:
After removing the cable, replace the protective cap over the connector.
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3.2 Controls and Display Indications
3.2.1 CONTROLS
CAUTION:
DO NOT force the equipment controls past their stopping points.
The Zeus controls are shown in Figures 3-8 and 3-9 and are defined in Tables 3-1 and 3-2. The ITEM NO.
columns of the tables indicate the numbers used to identify items in the figures.
NOTE:
Various display symbols indicating the current operating state of the Zeus can be displayed
permanently, may appear momentarily, or can be set to appear only when a certain function
is activated.
4
3
2
1
5
Figure 3-8. CONTROLS
TABLE 3-1. CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
item no.
CONTROL/INDICATOR
FUNCTION
1
Eyepiece Focus Ring
Adjusts the eyepiece diopter. The total diopter adjustment range is
covered with 2 turns of the ring.
2
Turn-pull Switch
Activates the Zeus when turned to ON.
NOTE:
You must pull the knob before turning in order to use either the
ON or STB.
Activates standby mode when turned to STB (see note above).
Deactivates the Zeus when turned to OFF.
3
Control Panel Buttons Configures operational settings. See Table 3-2 for button functions.
4
Objective Focus Ring
Focuses the objective lens. Adjusts for sharpest view of the scene.
The total focus range is covered with three quarter turns of the lens.
5
Remote Control
Button
Activates/deactivates the Zeus in standby mode. To turn the unit on,
press button once, to turn it off – press button again.
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table 3-1. continued
item no.
—
CONTROL/INDICATOR
FUNCTION
Battery Status Indicator The color fill (green/yellow/red) bar in the battery icon indicates the
(a battery icon in the
current power level of the internal battery, or remaining battery life.
top right hand part of The totally shaded battery icon indicates the fully charged battery.
the display)
The flashing transparent battery icon indicates a low battery.
The Zeus button control panel is shown in Figures 3-9.
Table 3-2 contains the button functions and their brief descriptions. The ITEM NO. column of the table
indicates the number used to identify buttons in Figure 3-9.
NOTE:
Each button is responsible for some functions selected by briefly pushing or holding down the
button, or using the button in combination with a second one (as described in Table 3-2).
Pushing a button for 1.5+ second is considered “holding down.”
1
5
2
4
3
Figure 3-9. BUTTON CONTROL PANEL
TABLE 3-2. BUTTON CONTROLS
ITEM NO.
FUNCTION
Display Brightness
Control
Image Palette
Control
1, 3
User Controlled
Manual Non Uniformity Correction/
Flat-Field Correction
(UCMNUC/FFC)
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To scroll up through the available palettes push and hold button
(1) or (3) to scroll down or up respectively. There are 13 palettes
available: White Hot, Black Hot, Fusion, Rainbow, Globow, Ironbow1,
Ironbow2, Sepia, Color1, Color2, Ice-Fire, Rain and OEM.
Simultaneously holding down buttons (1) and (3) induces manual
User Controlled Manual Non Uniformity Correction/Flat-Field Correction (UCMNUC/FFC).
Use the UP (1) and DOWN (3) buttons to navigate through the items
on the menu.
Digital Zoom Control To change the zoom progressively, push button (2).
Reticle on/ off
Pushing and holding button (2) to reticle ON/OFF.
Up, Down
2
DESCRIPTION
Push the button (1) to increase the screen brightness or push the
button (3) to decrease the screen brightness.
table 3-2. continued
ITEM NO.
4
2, 4
5
FUNCTION
DESCRIPTION
To change the reticle color, push button (4). There are four colors
Reticle Color Control
available of the reticle: black, white, red and cyan.
To scroll through the reticle types, push and hold button (4) or push
and hold button (2) to scroll down. There are five types of reticles
Reticle Pattern
Control
available: “Dot 4 MOA”, “Line Dot”, “Cross Center Dot”, “Cross”,
“Crosshair”.
Simultaneously holding down buttons (2) and (4) zeroes the reticle
Reticle Position
Zeroing
position to the center of the screen.
Use the LEFT (4) and RIGHT (2) buttons to navigate through the items
Left, Right
on the menu.
Push the SELECTION button (5) to view the settings available for the
Selection
item selected.
Pushing and holding button (5) will bring up the Main Menu selection.
MAIN Menu
The menu includes the following functions: Palette, Reticle, Boresight,
Enhancement, and Settings.
Pushing button (5) when the countdown is on the screen will cancel
UCMNUC/FFC Process
Interruption
the UCMNUC/FFC and the shutter will not interrupt viewing.
3.2.2 MAIN MENU
Most setup options can be accessed from the MAIN MENU.
To display the MAIN MENU, push and hold down the MENU button (5) on the control panel (Figure
3-10).
(1) up
(5) Selection
(4) left
(2) right
(3) down
Figure 3-10. main menu navigation buttons
Once the MAIN MENU is displayed (Figure 3-11), use the UP and DOWN buttons (Figure 3-10) to navigate
through the items on the menu.
Push the SELECTION button to view the settings available for the item selected.
NOTES:
Navigate through submenu items by pushing the UP and DOWN button, except where otherwise expressly indicated. The LEFT and RIGHT buttons are available only when specified on the
menu screen with < > symbols.
After a menu item is selected, push the SELECTION button to make the selected setting/ activate the selected function.
Select the EXIT item and then push the SELECTION button to return to the MAIN MENU.
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MAIN MENU
> EXIT
PALETTE
RETICLE
BORESIGHT
ENHANCEMENT
SETTINGS
Figure 3-11. Main Menu
Palette Menu
The PALETTE menu (Figures 3-12 and 3-13) allows the user to select from a choice of temperature imaging modes: White Hot, Black Hot, Fusion, Rainbow, Globow, Ironbow 1, Ironbow 2, Sepia, Color 1,
Color 2, Ice-Fire, Rain, and OEM Custom.
NOTE:
To navigate through the items on the two-page PALETTE menu, hold down the UP/ DOWN
button.
The palettes act as color templates for visualizing temperature changes in the scene.
PALETTE
> EXIT
WHITE HOT
BLACK HOT
FUSION
RAINBOW
GLOBOW
IRONBOW1
IRONBOW2
Figure 3-12. Palette Menu. Page 1
PALETTE
> EXIT
SEPIA
COLOR 1
COLOR 2
ICE - FIRE
RAIN
OEM CUSTOM
Figure 3-13. Palette Menu. Page 2
NOTE:
The most popular palettes are White Hot and Black Hot, usually known as inversion. White Hot
mode is good for spotting targets, while Black Hot mode is most useful for situational reading.
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NOTE:
Training and experience are required to quickly and properly interpret the thermal image being
displayed.
Reticle Menu
The RETICLE menu (Figure 3-14) allows the user to select from a choice of reticle patterns: Dot type, Line
Dot, Crosshair Center Dot, Crosshair.
To navigate through the items on the RETICLE menu, push and hold down the LEFT/ RIGHT button.
RETICLE
> EXIT
<> CROSS
Figure 3-14. Reticle Menu
Boresight Menu
The BORESIGHT function allows the user to changing the reticle position in the display.
NOTE:
Remember that the center of impact on the target shifts in the opposite direction from
the direction that the reticle shifts. So, to bring the center of impact to the right/left and up/
down, you must shift the reticle to the left/right and down/up, respectively.
Figure 3-15 shows the boresight screen.
BORESIGHT
> EXIT
WINDAGE
<> 40
ELEVATION <> -5
Figure 3-15. Boresight Menu
To control the reticle shifting, check the running reticle center coordinates, which are printed in the
lower left hand corner of the display.
NOTE:
For display coordinates, the origin is the center of the display. The running coordinate of the
reticle is the number of incremental shifts of the reticle from the center of the display. The minus sign appears before the displayed number when the reticle shifts left or down (the point
of impact (POI) on the target shifts right or up, respectively).
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Push the LEFT and RIGHT buttons to adjust for windage. Moving the reticle in the positive direction
(to the right) will move the POI to the left. Moving the reticle in the negative direction (to the left) will
move the POI to the right.
Push the UP and DOWN buttons to adjust for elevation. Moving the reticle in the positive directly (up)
will move the POI down. Moving the reticle in the negative direction (down) will move the POI up.
Every time one of these buttons is pushed, the reticle shifts a single pixel increment corresponding to
the minimum boresight correction value, and the point of impact on the target moves according to
the specified windage/elevation boresight increment, in the opposite direction to that of the shifting
reticle.
Every time one of these buttons is pushed for 3 sec, then the reticle begins to shift in 4 pixels increments untill you let go.
Holding down the combination of buttons (LEFT+RIGHT) to reset to zero azimuth and elevation the
reticle will shift to the display center.
Enhancement Menu
The ENHANCEMENT menu (Figure 3-16) settings allow the user to take advantage of advanced signal
processing algorithms to improve the quality of the picture that is being viewed under a variety of different thermal environments.
ENHANCEMENT
> EXIT
CONTRAST
SHARPNESS
SMART SCENE
SKY/SEA
Figure 3-16. ENHANCEMENT Menu
CONTRAST - Active Contrast Enhancement (ACE) – a digital contrast correction that allows for a smart
scene optimization based on dynamic adjustments where a variety of contrast levels occur depending
on relative scene temperature. The adjustment range is from -8 to +8 with default value 0. Lower values
will make hotter objects get more contrast and higher values will make a colder objects get more contrast.
Contrast -8
Contrast +8
Figure 3-17. digital contrast correction
SHARPNESS - Second Generation Digital Detail Enhancement (DDE) – a sharpness correction that is
digitally enhances the picture to present clearer imagery, significantly improves edge sharpening and
further reduces image noise. The adjustment range is from -20 to +100 with default value 16. Lower values will create an object image with softer edges. Higher values will make an object sharper, enhance
details and will further increase the signal to noise ratio.
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Sharpness -20
Sharpness +100
Figure 3-18. sharpness correction
SMART SCENE - Smart Scene Optimization (SSO) – a fine-tuning computational correction that significantly improves an overall visual acuity for targets that have thermal signatures similar to a surrounding background. Higher values provide a more linear automatic gain control behavior and objects with
similar, but not the same temperature can be differentiated with greater accuracy. The adjustment
range is from 0 to 100 with default value 100.
Smart Scene 0
Smart Scene 100
Figure 3-19. Smart Scene Optimization
SKY/SEA - Information Based Histogram Equalization (IBHEQ) – a “Sky/Sea” enhancement – information
based environment dependent algorithm that automatically adjusts camera gain and excludes pixels
determined to not contain critical information, specifically helpful in scenes with lots of sky or water.
Turning the “Sky/Sea” enhancement ON will improve the contrast for the area of interest but at the possible loss of some scene content.
Sky/See OFF - plane and banner are more
evident
Sky/See ON – More contrast devoted to
people and the boat
Figure 3-20. “Sky/Sea” enhancement
Settings Menu
The SETTINGS menu (Figure 3-21) allows direct changes to the save rifle profiles, video standard, display
left margin, display top margin, and factory default setting.
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The RIFLE PROFILE function allows the user to boresight the Zeus to the weapon and then save the boresighted reticle position map in the “Rifle Profile” tab. This can be done for the same scope equipped to
up to 3 different rifles (Profile 1, Profile 2, and Profile 3).
The STANDARD function allows the user to select from a choice of NTSC or PAL video standard.
The LEFT MARGIN function allows the user to move the display left/right by a fixed number of pixels.
The TOP MARGIN function allows to move the display up/down by a fixed number of pixels.
The SETTINGS menu also includes factory software revision information under FW: (firmware).
SETTING
> EXIT
RIFLE PROFILE
STANDARD
LEFT MARGIN
TOP MARGIN
FACTORY DEFAULTS
FW: (factory software revision)
Figure 3-21. Settings Menu
NOTE:
After configuration is complete, select EXIT on the MAIN MENU and push the SELECTION button
to leave the MAIN MENU. All settings will be saved.
3.3 OPERATIng Procedures
3.3.1 Operating
WARNING:
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.
CAUTION:
DO NOT force the equipment controls past their stopping points.
CAUTION:
To prevent thermal damage to the equipment, never point it, either powered or not, directly
at the sun or any other source of high intensity light that the unprotected human eye cannot
tolerate (such as a welding arc). To prevent inadvertent exposure to these sources, never leave
the equipment without the objective lens cap secured.
Operating procedures are as follows:
1. Remove the Zeus from the carrying case.
2. Install the Zeus on the weapon’s Picatinny/Weaver rail.
3. Verify that the Zeus is securely mounted to the weapon.
4. Remove the objective lens cap.
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5. Point the equipment at an object.
6. Activate the Zeus by turning the turn-pull switch to the ON position. After approximately 3 sec, video
of the thermal scene should appear.
7. Adjust the Zeus for your eyesight by turning the eyepiece focus ring CW up to the stop, and then
CCW until the display and symbols (such as the reticle) are as clear as possible. Bring the object into
focus by turning the objective focus ring (CW for far focus, CCW for near focus).
NOTE:
The total diopter adjustment range is covered with 2 turns of the eyepiece focus ring.
The total focus range is covered with 3/4 turn of the objective focus ring.
8. Using the buttons on the control panel (Figure 3-22), configure the Zeus to adapt it to your situation.
For more information on operational setting procedures, see Part 3.2 (Controls and Display Indications).
A. Adjust the brightness of the display for your comfort.
Momentarily push the brightness adjustment buttons to increase (1) /decrease (3) the display
brightness by one level at a time until you reach your desired brightness level.
B. Use UCMNUC/FFC (User Controlled Manual Non Uniformity Correction/Flat-Field Correction)
function to improve image quality. As the camera including the detector heats up during the use,
the detector pixels will drift. The pixels do not drift uniformly. The camera software compensates for
the drift up to an accurate position point, but when the limit is reached the UCMNUC/FFC function is
triggered. A uniform mechanical shutter is placed between the lens and the detector for a moment
and the signal is processed.
Push and hold the two brightness control buttons (1) and (3) at the same time to manually trigger a
User Controlled Manual Non Uniformity Correction/Flat-Field Correction.
If necessary, interrupt the automatic UCMNUC/FFC process by pushing the central button (5) on the
control panel during the 5 second countdown which appears at the bottom of the display.
(1) Brightness Up/
PALETTE (FWD)
(2) Digital Zoom /
Reticle ON/ OFF
(4) Reticle Color /
Reticle Pattern
(3) Brightness DOWN /
Palette (BWD)
Figure 3-22. SETTING BUTTONS
C. Adjust the necessary adjustment using the MAIN MENU. See Part 3.2.2 (Using the MAIN
MENU).
NOTE:
After configuration is complete, select EXIT on the MAIN MENU and push the SELECTION button
to leave the MAIN MENU. All settings will be saved.
D. Select the color of the reticle.
Momentarily push the reticle color control button (4) to select among black, white, red, and cyan.
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E. Turns reticle ON/ OFF.
Push and hold button (2) to turn reticule ON or OFF.
F.
Select a reticle pattern.
Push and hold button (4) to select from a choice of reticle patterns: “Dot 4 MOA,” “Line Dot,” “Cross
Center Dot,” “Cross,” “Crosshair” (Figure 3-23).
Dot 4 MOA
line Dot
Cross Center dot
Cross
Crosshair
No reticle
Figure 3-23. RETICLE PATTERNS
NOTE:
The reticles appear in the most recently saved position on the display.
G. Use digital zoom to magnify the central area of the displayed scene.
Momentarily push the zoom control button (2) to slowly magnify into the displayed scene. The X1,
X2, X4, X8 symbols (maximum zoom factor is dependent of model) will appear in the lower part of
the display.
NOTE:
Digital zoom allows distant objects to appear larger; however, the resolution will be compromised.
NOTE:
Zooming does not affect the boresight.
NOTE:
Digital zoom and reticle color control help target detection and discrimination.
9. To align the barrel of the weapon, place the reticle on the desired target. To allow for the bullet’s
travel (i.e. bullet drop, windage, and the target mobility), use the boresight adjusting buttons.
10. To operate the Zeus in short-time activation mode, turn the switch to the STB position (standby).
To activate the scope, press the remote control button once. Press the remote control button again to
deactivate the scope.
CAUTION:
DO NOT leave the equipment activated when not in use.
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3.3.2 Bore sighting the Zeus
WARNING:
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.
NOTE:
The Zeus must be zeroed each time it is mounted to a new weapon.
NOTE:
When reticle at (0-0) coordinates there is an incline of 15 arc minutes for the scope’s optical
axis.
Boresight the Zeus as follows:
1. Locate a target at the fire adjustment range (100yd or 100m for example).
2. Turn on the Zeus.
3. Adjust the eyepiece and focus the objective lens to sharpen the image of the target.
4. Adjust the brightness of the display.
5. Select a reticle pattern.
6. Take aim by centering the reticle on the target and fire a series of shots (3-4).
7. Find the point of impact and measure its vertical and horizontal deviations from the center of the
target.
8. Work out the values of boresight correction required to compensate for the measured deviation of
the point of impact from the center of the target. Table 3-3 contains examples of calculating boresight correction values.
Table 3-3. EXAMPLE of CALCULATING BORESIGHT CORRECTIONS
(100yd and 100m fire ranges)
Model
Zeus 336 3-12x42
Zeus 336 5-20x75
Zeus 640 3-24x75
Zeus 640 3-24x75
Boresight Increment *
0.6in/100yd
(1.7cm/100m)
0.35in/100yd
(1cm/100m)
1.2in/100yd
(3.3cm/100m)
0.65in/100yd
(1.8cm/100m)
2in / 1in
(5cm / 2cm)
4in / 3in
(10cm / 7cm)
5in / 10in
(13cm / 25cm)
7in / 2in
(18cm / 5cm)
2/0.6≈3 shifts
(5/1.7≈3 shifts)
1/0.6≈1 shif
(2/1.7≈1 shif)
4/0.35≈11 shifts
(10/1=10 shifts)
3/0.35=8 shifts
(7/1=7 shifts)
Measured Windage/
Elevation Deflection of the
Point of Impact from the
Target Centre (for example)
Correction
Windage
Value
Elevation
5/1.2≈4 shifts
7/0.65≈11 shifts
(13/3.3≈4 shifts) (18/1.8=10 shifts)
10/1.2≈8 shifts
2/0.65≈3 shifts
(25/3.3≈8 shifts) (5/1.8≈3 shifts)
* 1) For PAL resolution (768x574)
2) To calculate boresight increment value for a fire range R different from 100 yards, use the coefficient
R/100. So at a range R (in yards) the boresight increment is:
0.6×R/100, in — for Zeus 336 3-12x42;
0.35×R/100, in — for Zeus 336 5-20x75;
1.2×R/100, in — for Zeus 640 2-16x42;
0.65×R/100, in — for Zeus 640 3-24x75.
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3) To calculate boresight increment value in metric units for a fire range R different from 100m, use the
coefficient R/100. So at a range R (in meters) the boresight increment is:
1.7×R/100, cm — for Zeus 336 3-12x42;
1×R/100, cm — for Zeus 336 5-20x75;
3.3×R/100, cm — for Zeus 640 2-16x42;
1.8×R/100, cm — for Zeus 640 3-24x75.
9. Use the BORESIGHT MENU to apply corrections required to bring the point of impact as close as possible to the center of the target. See Part 3.2.2 (Using the MAIN MENU).
A. Use LEFT and RIGHT buttons to adjust for windage. Moving the reticle in the positive direction (to
the right) will move the point of impact to the left. Moving the reticle in the negative direction (to
the left) will move the point of impact to the right.
B. Use UP and DOWN buttons to adjust for elevation. Moving the reticle in the positive directly
(up) will move the point of impact down. Moving the reticle in the negative direction (down) will
move the point of impact up.
10. Fire a series of shots to check the boresight.
11. After completing the boresight adjustment procedure you can use RIFLE PROFILE function of Setting menu to save the boresighted reticle position map in the “Rifle Profile” tab. This can be done for
the same scope equipped to up to 3 different rifles (Profile 1, Profile 2, and Profile 3).
12. Turn off the Zeus and place the cap over the objective lens.
3.3.3 Zeus Shut-Down
NOTE:
Shut down the Zeus properly to avoid losing unsaved settings and data.
Shut-down the Zeus as follows:
1. Be sure to save your settings and data.
2. Turn off the Zeus.
3. Replace the cap on the objective lens.
4. Disconnect the cable (if applicable).
5. Place the cap on the connector.
6. Dismount the Zeus from the weapon.
7. Remove the batteries.
CAUTION:
Do not store the Zeus with the batteries still in it.
8. Store the Zeus and all accessories in the carrying case.
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4
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE AND
TROUBLESHOOTING
4.1 Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
4.1.1 PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
Table 4-1 Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS), has been provided so that you can keep
your equipment in good operating condition.
Perform functional tests in the order listed in Table 4-1.
Operating procedures are detailed in Chapter 3.
Explanation of Table Entries:
Seq No. column. Sequence numbers are for reference and appear in the order required to perform
checks and services.
Location/Item to Check/Service column. Indicates the location and the item to be checked or
serviced.
Procedure column. Details the check/ service procedure.
Not Fully Mission Capable If ... column. Indicates what faults will prevent your equipment from
operating successfully.
TABLE 4-1. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
Seq
No.
Location Item to
Check/Service
PROCEDURE
Not Fully Mission
Capable If ...
BEFORE OPERATION CHECKS
1
Completeness
Open storage/carrying case and inventory items by
means of comparing with the data specified in this
manual.
Missing items.
2
Soft Carrying Case
Shake out loose dirt or foreign material. Inspect for
tears, cuts, excess wear or damage.
3
Body
Inspect for cracks or damage. Scratches and gouges
are OK if operation is not affected. Inspect for missing
parts.
Clean as required.
Cracked or damaged. Missing parts.
4
Objective Lens
Cap
Inspect for cuts, tears and dirt.
Clean as required.
Cap is torn or cut. Cap is not secured
to the housing of the lens.
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table 4-1. continued
Seq
No.
Location Item to
Check/Service
Not Fully Mission
Capable If ...
PROCEDURE
5
Eyecup
Inspect for cuts, tears and dirt. Inspect for torn, bent or
improperly fitting eyecup.
Clean as required.
Cup is torn or cut.
6
Battery Compartment and Cap
Inspect for corrosion, moisture, and corroded or defective contacts. Inspect for cap damage or retainer breaks.
Inspect rubber gasket for damage.
Contacts are damaged or corroded.
Retainer is broken. Cap or rubber gasket is damaged.
7
Lenses
Inspect for cleanliness, scratches, chips or cracks.
Clean as required.
Chipped or cracked. Scratches hinder
vision through the equipment.
8
Objective Focus
Ring
Rotate objective focus ring to ensure it is not too tight
or too loose. Range is approximately 3/4 turns.
Ring gets stuck, is too loose, or adversely affects the user’s ability to
properly focus the objective lens.
9
Eyepiece Focus
Ring
Rotate eyepiece focus ring to ensure the ring is not too
tight or too loose. Range is approximately 2 turns.
Ring gets stuck, is too loose, or
adversely affects the user’s ability to
properly adjust the diopter.
10
Turn-pull Switch
Check for operation (without batteries).
Switch is inoperative.
11
Connector
Inspect for corrosion, moisture, and corroded or defective contacts. Inspect for cap damaged or retainer
breaks.
Contacts are damaged or corroded.
Cap is damaged. Retainer is broken.
12
Mount
Inspect for damage or corrosion, for missing parts.
Check for proper operation and attachment security.
Damaged. Missing parts. Clamping
device is inoperative.
13
Remote Control
Unit
Check for damage and missing parts.
Check Velcro tape for wear.
Damaged. Missing parts.
14
Video Cable
Inspect for damage. Inspect the cable connector for
corrosion, moisture, and corroded or defective contacts. Clean as required.
Damaged.
15
Platform Ring
(optional)
Inspect for damage, corrosion, or missing parts. Check
for proper operation. Clean as required.
Damaged. Missing parts.
OPERATIONAL CHECKS
NOTE:
For a complete operational checking, it is necessary to connect a video monitor to the Zeus.
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Turn-pull Switch
Install the batteries. Remove the objective lens cap.
Point the equipment at an object. Turn the equipment
on. Look for a thermal image on the display. Look for a
flashing battery icon in the eyepiece viewing area.
No thermal image. Battery icon is
flashing (indicates a low battery).
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Control Board
Ensure the scope is responsive to control buttons.
Unresponsive buttons.
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Remote Control
Turn the equipment to standby. Point the equipment
at an object. Push and hold the remote control button.
Look for a thermal image on the display. Release the
button. Turn off the equipment.
No image.
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Video Cable
Connect an external monitor to the scope. Point the
equipment on an object. Turn the equipment on. Look
for an image on the monitor. Turn off the scope. Disconnect the monitor.
No image.
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Boresight
Test boresight as per Part 4.3.3.
POST-CHECK PROCEDURES
Turn off the equipment.
Replace the objective lens cap.
Remove the batteries.
Return the equipment and all accessories to the carrying case.
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4.2 OPERATOR TROUBLESHOOTING
The purpose of troubleshooting is to identify the most frequent equipment malfunctions, probable
causes, and corrective actions required.
Table 4-2 lists the common malfunctions that may be found during the operation or maintenance of
the Zeus. Perform the tests/inspections and corrective actions in the order listed.
This table does not list all of the malfunctions that may occur with your device, or all of the tests
and corrective actions that may be necessary. If you experience an equipment malfunction that is
not listed, or is not fixed by the corrective actions listed in the table, please contact Armasight’s Customer Service center.
TABLE 4-2. Operator Troubleshooting
Malfunction
The scope fails to activate.
PROBABLE CAUSE/ TEST/INSPECTION
Corrective Action
Batteries are missing or improperly installed.
Insert batteries or install correctly.
Batteries are dead.
Replace the batteries.
Batteries, surfaces or contacts are dirty
or corroded.
Clean the contact surfaces with a pencil eraser
and/or alcohol and cotton swabs.
Remote control unit is damaged.
Please contact Customer Support.
Remote control battery is dead.
Replace the battery as per Part 4.3.4.
The equipment is damaged.
Please contact Customer Support.
The scope is not responsive
to control buttons.
The equipment is damaged.
Please contact Customer Support.
Remote control does not
work.
Battery is missing or improperly installed.
Insert battery or install correctly.
Battery is dead.
Replace the battery.
Battery surfaces or contacts are dirty or
corroded.
Clean the contact surfaces with a pencil eraser
and/or alcohol and cotton swabs.
Remote control unit is damaged.
Please contact Customer Support.
Check objective lens and eyepiece focus.
Refocus.
Check for fogging or dirt on objective
lens and eyepiece.
Clean the lenses as detailed in Part 4.3.2.
The equipment is damaged.
Please contact Customer Support.
Video cable is damaged.
Replace the video cable with a new one.
Please contact Customer Support.
Poor image quality.
No image on an external
monitor.
The equipment is damaged.
Please contact Customer Support.
Hindered rotation of the
battery cap.
Dirty cap thread.
Clean the thread.
Damaged cap thread.
Replace the cap with a new one. Please contact Customer Support.
Light is visible around
eyecup.
Check eyecup resilience.
If the eyecup is defective, please contact Customer Support.
4.3 Maintenance
4.3.1 General
The Zeus operator maintenance consists of operational tests, inspections for unit serviceability, cleaning and mounting procedures, corrective actions (troubleshooting and replacement of a limited number of parts). Maintenance instructions covered elsewhere in this manual (PMCS, troubleshooting, etc.)
are not repeated in this section.
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CAUTION:
The Zeus is a precision electro-optical instrument and must be handled carefully at all times to
prevent damage.
CAUTION:
DO NOT dismantle the equipment.
4.3.2 CLEANING PROCEDURES
Clean the Zeus and optional items as follows:
1. Gently brush off any dirt from the equipment using only a clean, soft cloth.
2. Moisten the cloth with fresh water and gently wipe the external surfaces (except for optical surfaces).
3. Dry any wet surfaces (except for optical surfaces) with another clean, dry soft cloth.
4. Using a lens brush, carefully remove all loose dirt from optical surfaces (objective lens and eyepiece).
5. Slightly dampen a cotton swab with ethanol and lightly and slowly wipe optical surface. Clean the
optical surface by circular movements from the center to the edge, not touching the lens holder and
changing cotton swab after each circular stroke. Repeat until the optical surface is clean.
6. Clean the battery contact surfaces and contact springs with a pencil eraser and/or alcohol and cotton swabs.
CAUTION:
Thoroughly dry each item before replacing into the storage/carrying case.
4.3.3 Bore sighting
Perform the Zeus bore sighting:
— When the Zeus is mounted to a new weapon for the first time;
— After repair of the Zeus/ weapon;
— As the need arises (in case of systematic inaccuracy and missing the target).
Refer to Part 3.3.2 for boresight procedure.
4.3.4 Battery Removal and Replacement
Refer to Part 3.1.1 for battery installation procedures.
Replace the remote control battery as follows:
1. Using a screwdriver, unscrew the four screws (A, Figure 4-1) that secure the cover to the bottom of
the unit. Remove the cover.
A
Figure 4-1. Advanced Wireless Remote Control Battery Installation
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2. Replace the battery with new one (CR2032, 3V). Install the battery, aligning their polarity markings
(+/-) with those embossed on the compartment.
3. Replace the cover and tighten the screws (A).
4.4 Return Instructions
For service, repair or replacement, please email: service@armasight.com.
To assist the Service Representative (SR) with determining if the item is repairable, please provide the
following information:
1. Serial Number of the defective item (engraved on bottom of the equipment).
2. Thorough description of the malfunction, defect or damage.
3. An explanation of how the malfunction, defect or damage occurred, if known.
If the SR determines that the item is under warranty or should be returned for repair, a Return Material
Authorization number (RMA#) will be provided.
When returning the Zeus for service or repair, the following procedures should be followed to prevent
any additional damage:
1. Make sure the scope is free of all contaminants such as dirt or any other foreign material.
2. Remove the batteries.
3. Place the cap over the objective lens.
4. Place the scope and accessories in the carrying case.
Place the scope and a copy of the test report or detailed description of the failure in a suitable packing/
shipping container. Mark the package with the RMA#. Ship the fastest, traceable, prepaid means to:
Armasight Inc.
815 Dubuque Avenue,
South San Francisco, CA 94080,
USA.
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.
Appendix
A. List of Spare Parts
The parts authorized by this list of spare parts are required for operator maintenance. The list includes
parts that must be removed before replacing authorized parts.
The PART NO. column indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer, which controls the design and characteristics of the item in terms of its engineering drawings, specifications, standards, and
inspection requirement, to identify an item.
3
4
5
6
7
8
2
1
10
9
11
13
12
17
14
15
18
Figure B-1. Zeus SPARE PARTS LIST
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TABLE A-1. Zeus SPARE PARTS LIST
ITEM NO.
DESCRIPTION
PART NO.
1
42mm Objective Lens Cap
AZSOLC42
-
75mm Objective Lens Cap
AZSOLC75
2
42mm Objective Lens Assembly
AZSOLA42
-
75mm Objective Lens Assembly
AZSOLA75
3
Connector Cap
AZSCNCP
4
Battery Cap
5
Turn-pull Switch
AZSSWT
6
Eyepiece Assembly
AZSEPA
7
Eyecup
AZSEC
8
Side Picatinny/Weaver Rail
AZSRRL
9
AZSBC
Mount
AZSQRM2
10
11
M5×8 Flat Head Socket Cap Screw
Battery Cassette
ALT
AZSBTCS
12
CR123A Lithium Battery
13
Advanced Wireless Remote Control
ANVR000001
14
Picatinny Adapter for Advanced Wireless Remote Control
ANRA000002
15
Video Cable
16
Operation and Maintenance Manual
17
Carrying Case
AGSC000009
18
Hard Shipping/Storage Case
ANHC000004
ALT
AZSVCB
AZSOMM
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B. Product Warranty Registration Card
In order to validate the warranty on your product, Armasight must receive a completed Product Warranty Registration Card for each unit, or the user must complete warranty registration on our website
(www.armasight.com). Please complete the included form and immediately mail it to our Service Center:
Armasight Inc.
815 Dubuque Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080
USA
ARMASIGHT PRODUCT WARRANTY REGISTRATION CARD
PRODUCT INFORMATION
Product Name
Purchased From
Purchase Date
Product Serial #
CUSTOMER INFORMATION
Name
Address
City
Day Phone #
Country
Zip
Home Phone #
E-mail address
Customer Signature Required
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Armasight Inc.
815 Dubuque Avenue
South San Francisco
CA 94080, USA
Phone: (888)959-2259
Fax: (888)959-2260
Intl Phone/Fax: (650)492-7755
info@armasight.com
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has reported an increase in the number of deaths
that are associated with an apparent sensitivity
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