Pulsar Helion XP50 Thermal Monocular 2.5-20x42
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Pulsar Helion XP50 Thermal Monocular 2.5-20X42
Helion XP50 Specifications
Sensor: 640x480 @ 17 µm
Magnification: 2.5 ... 20x (smooth zoom)
Detection range: 1800 m
Color palettes: 8
Wi-Fi module: integrated
Video / sound recorder: integrated
Objective lens: interchangeable
Operating temperatures: -25 … +50 °C
What's in the box
- Helion Thermal Imaging Scope
- IPS5 Battery Pack
- Battery charger with mains charger
- USB cable
- Carrying case
- Hand strap
- User manual
- Lens cloth
- Warranty card
Pulsar Helion XP50 Thermal Monocular 2.5-20x42 description
Pulsar Helion XP50 Thermal Monocular 2.5-20X42
Introduced at the 2017 Shot Show, Pulsar Helion line of thermal monoculars is the next step in Pulsar innovations within thermal imaging space. These new thermal monoculars offer such cutting edge features as photo and video recording, wireless connectivity to mobile devices, replaceable battery packs, and IPX7 weather proofing.
With 8 color modes, great ergonomics, amazing thermal image quality and high resolution AMOLED display, this thermal monocular leaves nothing else to wish for. This is a clear winner of a product from Pulsar and is guaranteed to be another best seller.
High resolution 640x480
The Helion XP boasts an uncooled micro-bolometric matrix 640x480px, at 17 µm, for highly detailed imaging.
The best image definition
A heat sink, located on the device's body, effectively prevents heat build-up from the sensor and other components while also significantly reducing temperature and noise sensitivity, especially between calibrations.
Trail models include variable magnification, up to 8x depending on model, and feature both 2x step-up and smooth, graduated magnification for a truly optimum, customized field of view.
High image frequency
At a high refresh rate of 50Hz, the Helion provides comfortable viewing throughout dynamic, rapid motion.
Detection distance up to 1800 m
Depending on the model, Helion thermal imaging scopes detect big-game-size heat signatures up to 1800 meters away
Built-in video recording
Capturing still images and video is seamless with the Helionl’s built-in video recorder. Image and video content is stored internally and can easily be transferred to PC/laptop via wired connection or Wi-Fi.
Mobile-friendly (iOS, Android) with remote control and live internet streaming
The highlight of the Helion is the ability to link via Wi-Fi the device with Android and iOS based mobile units using the free mobile application Stream Vision. The Stream Vision software connects the device with Android/iOS mobile unit (smartphone or tablet) which enables you to receive footage in the real time mode, to distantly operate the device with your smartphone, as well to stream online the image captured by the device to Youtube.
Quick-change B-Pack power units
Trail includes a progressive autonomous B-Pack power supply consisting of a quick-detach, rechargeable IPS5, 5.2A-h battery pack designed to deliver over 8 hrs. of operation on maximum mode. Higher-powered IPS10 battery packs, as well as CR123A and AA battery cases, also are available and provide a perfect off-the-grid power solution.
Based on estimated heights of observed objects, the stadiametric rangefinding reticle makes determining precise distances fast, easy, reliable and repeatable.
IPX7 waterproof-rated protection ensures the Helion performs perfectly in wet weather, even during intense rain, snowfall and submersion in 3 ft. of water for up to 30 min. (IEC 60529).
Wide range of operating temperatures
With a frost-resistant AMOLED display, the Helion thermal imaging scope is designed to deliver flawless performance at an extreme temperature range of -25° ... +50°С.
Fully-functional wireless control (optional)
The ergonomic, wireless remote control, with encoder wheel, puts the full range of the Helion’s capabilities at your fingertips for comfortable, convenient, hands-off operation.
During short periods of inactivity and better concealment, Display Off powers down the display without interrupting other operating functions. Using Display Off means a much faster restart time when you need it most.
The Helion is designed with ease-of-operation in mind. User feedback has resulted in the most friendly interface to date, complete with an easy-to-read, icon-driven, alpha-numeric status bar at the bottom of the display. Internal menu items and options are also displayed on a contrasting gradient substrate so you can keep an eye on settings without losing sight of your objective.
For initial setup and additional updates, the iOS and Android compatible Stream Vision App ensures the most recent Helion software versions are available.
Please note that most thermal devices are built per order. It may take 3-5 days or more for your order to ship. If timely shipping is important to you, please, contact us to verify availability prior to ordering.
Thermal devices can produce various types of images. Some are color others are monochrome. In either case change in shade or color indicates temperature differences.
Here is how thermal imaging devices work...
A special lens focuses the infrared light emitted by all of the objects in view.
The focused light is scanned by a phased array of infrared-detector elements. The detector elements create a very detailed temperature pattern called a thermogram. It only takes about one-thirtieth of a second for the detector array to obtain the temperature information to make the thermogram. This information is obtained from several thousand points in the field of view of the detector array.
The thermogram created by the detector elements is translated into electric impulses.
The impulses are sent to a signal-processing unit, a circuit board with a dedicated chip that translates the information from the elements into data for the display.
The signal-processing unit sends the information to the display, where it appears as various colors depending on the intensity of the infrared emission. The combination of all the impulses from all of the elements creates the image.
There are a few key Manufacturers when it comes to thermal imaging.
ATN: produce such well knows devies as ThOR-HD thermal scope, BINOX-THD thermal binoculars, and OTS-HD thermal monocular.
FLIR/Armasight: the largest maker of consumer level thermal products is well knows for their full product line. Zeus thermal scopes, Q14 and Scout monoculars, Helios and Scout binoculars and many more.
Pulsar: a very popular brand for digital night vision and thermal imaging. Key products include Pulsar Trail and Apex thermal scopes and Pulsar Helion and Quantum thermal monoculars.
Seek: mobile device mounted thermal cameras are the main products of this brand.
Delivery Time and Manufacturing Process for Pulsar Helion XP50 Thermal Monocular 2.5-20x42:
Most of our manufacturers do not keep products like Pulsar Helion XP50 Thermal Monocular 2.5-20x42 assembled on the shelf. Night Vision tubes are kept separate from the body of the unit. When the order is placed, the manufacturer starts the order processing and assembly process which includes the following:
- Order processing - we collect all the necessary information including address and phone numbers. We also make sure that our customer ordered the correct product for their needs and that the product can be exported by US law to the country of destination. In some cases a signed export compliance form is required.
- QC - in this step the manufacturer will inspect all individual parts which will be used to assemble the night vision device for any defects.
- Production & Assembly - during production, all the parts are put together. Night Vision tubes in inserted into the body of the unit and all the complex electronics for the device are connected. This process takes place in a special lab called the "clean room" as even a small speckle of dust can cause undesired optical effect.
- QA - one the night vision device is assembled, it goes through a rigorous testing process to make sure it meets all the expected specifications and all parts function as expected. For this most manufacturers have a special "dark room" designed to allow testing of the units without causing incidental damage to the night vision tube by exposure to bright light.
- Packaging - this is a key process as well. In most case your night vision device will be shipped to you directly from the manufacturer but sometimes needs to be sent to us first. In either case items need to be packaged securely to avoid any kind of damage during transportation.
- Shipping - as described above items will most of the time ship from the manufacturer. For most domestic orders (unless shipping to POB or AFB) a premium shipper like FedEx or UPS will be used.
Only by following the above steps can we along with our manufacturers bring you - our customer - night vision products of highest quality, However as you can understand the above process can take several days to complete. For example if your device fails QA, the entire process restarts. Also at QC stage a manufacturer may realize that the tube they have in stock has a defect and a replacement tube needs to be ordered. Due to the complexity of this process, it is prudent to expect 3-4 business days for production and handling of the purchased device. Keep in mind that this process is designed to guarantee your satisfaction with the night vision device of your choice. It occasionally possible to expedite the process for urgent orders but addional fees or other restrictions may apply.
|Frame Rate, Hz||50|
|Microbolometer resolution, pixels||640x480|
|Spectral Sensitivity, µm||8 ... 14|
|Pixel Pitch, µm||17|
|Display Resolution, pix.||640x480|
|Built-In Video Recorder Availability||yes|
|Built-In Memory, Gb||8|
|Format of video clip||.avi|
|Resolution of video clip||640x480|
|Format of photo files||.jpg|
|Resolution of photo files||640x480|
|Integrated Wi-Fi module||yes|
|Defective pixel repair option||yes|
|Magnification, х||2.5 ... 20|
|Digital zoom, x||2x; 4x; 8x|
|Field of View,°, horizontal * vertical||12.4x9.3|
|Horizontal Field of view, m @100m||21.8|
|Exit pupil, mm||5|
|Eye Relief, mm||16|
|Diopter adjustment, dptr.||± 5|
|Close-up distance, m||3|
|Range of detection, m (object (high*width = 1,7*0,5m)||1800|
|Power Supply, V||3.0 - 4.2|
|Battery type||B-Pack (Li-ion)|
|Battery Life, hour||8|
|External Power Supply||5V - USB|
|Operating Temperature,°С||- 25 … +50|
|Level of Protection (acc. to IEC 60529)||IPX7|
|Weight (without batteries), kg||0.5|
Questions on Pulsar Helion XP50 Thermal Monocular 2.5-20x42
Q: started trying out my new helion, i changed the heat colour to hot black and so on to see which one I preferred, how do I return to the hot white setting that I started off with as I can't find an option for this? Thanks
A: Hi James. Since this is a new product we are not familiar with all the menus. It is best to contact the manufacturer's customer service: 817-225-0310.
Q: I aready purchased an puksar thermal sight. I was thinking getting a second thermal sight to serve double duty as spotting scope and occasionally as a rifle sight. Would the eye relief make this difficult to use as a spotting scope? Is the eye relief much different in the helion model?
A: Hello. Thank you for your business. Helion is a dedicated thermal monocular designed to be used as a spotter. You can certainly use another Trail scope as a spotter, but it is heavier and is not as natural ergonomically. Optically however, you should not have too much of a problem.