Quantum Lite XQ23V Thermal Scope Monocular
TM-X (TMX) 160X120 Thermal Camera by Night Optics USA
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Quantum Lite XQ23V Thermal Scope Monocular
Refresh rate: 50 Hz • Range of detection: 800 m • Magnification 1,8 ... 7,2х • Two-second start-up time • 7 color palettes
What's in the box
Thermal Imaging Scope Quantum Lite XQ23V| Carrying case | User manual | Dual cable: video and external power supply | External power supply cable | Wireless remote control | Hand strap | Automotive cigarette lighter adapter | Spare battery container | Cleaning cloth | Warranty card
Quantum Lite XQ23V Thermal Scope Monocular description
Quantum Lite XQ23V Thermal Scope Monocular
Quantum offers a choice of 7 colour palettes for captured by objective lens image, monochrome (usual “hot white”, “hot black”) and colour highlighting the hottest and coldest areas with different colours
Rangefinding reticleQuantum has a stadiametric rangefinder performed in the shape of rangefinding reticle which enables distance measuring to observed objects with known height (deer - 1,7m; boar – 0,7m; hare – 0,3m) with a sufficient precision.
High image frequency
Due to the high image frequency (50 Hz) it is comfortable to use thermal camera dynamically (during rapid moving of observer or object of observation).
The Quantum suggests three operating modes, each designed to deliver best possible image in specific viewing conditions. The modes are as follows: “City” (enhanced contrast), “Forest” (low contrast) and “Identification” (improved rendering of hot objects’ details).
Quick start-up time
The Quantum thermal scopes feature short start-up time (2 seconds) from the push of a button to full operational status. This is one of the best results in its class.
When it is necessary to temporarily stop observation the user can apply DISPLAY OFF function. It provides the necessary level of camouflage (no light from the eyepiece of the device) between observation sessions as well as the fast restart of observation (when display is turned off, all other systems are working; for normal operation it is enough just to power on the display again).
Power saving mode
Disabling the video output module in the Quantum thermal scopes increases self-contained operating time on a set of batteries or external power supply.
The Quantum suggests three calibration modes: silent manual mode (“M”), automatic (“A”) and semiautomatic (“H”). The “A” mode implies calibration without user participation (process initiation (actuation of the shutter) takes place automatically). In the “H” mode the user decides on his own if calibration is required based on the image quality. Button “Cal” is pressed in this mode. Manual calibration (“M”) is carried out by pressing the button when the lens cap is closed. The “M” mode is recommended for hunting due to silent operation.
The body of fiberglass reinforced plastic is able to effectively withstand impact, moisture and dust which allows the units to be used in extreme conditions. The rubber armouring ensures secure grip of the unit.
Wireless remote control
The wireless remote control allows basic operations (On/Off, Calibration, Digital Zoom) to be fulfilled without resorting to standard controls.
Wide range of operating temperatures
Quantum imaging scopes are effective for the use in low temperatures (-25°C) thanks to the frost-resistant OLED display employed in the unit (image remains the same as when viewing at positive environment temperature).
Brightness and contrast control
The control wheel located next to the lens allows the user to setup brightness and contrast most appropriate for specific situation.
Self-contained power supply
The Quantum is powered with four AA size (rechargeable) batteries. The batteries are stored in a container which is then placed in a battery compartment of the unit.
All Quantum models are equipped with an analog video output to enable connection of external recording equipment or transmitting image to the display.
External power supply
Operation time of the unit can be significantly increased thanks to the use of external power supplies (for example, Pulsar EPS3/EPS5) that can be connected with a special jack. When used in frosty weather, the power supply can be stored under the clothes.
Actual information about the status of the thermal imaging device, depicted in the form of blue icons and numbers, is located on the data panel in the lower portion of the screen, and does not interfere with the image observed. When switching between various functions (digital zoom, colour inversion, brightness/contrast settings), the respective large sized icon appears in the right upper portion of the screen.
Main control functions (turning on and off the unit, sensor calibration, colour inversion/digital zoom) are carried out with the buttons on the upper panel. The size and location of the buttons are customised for comfortable use both with a gloved or bare hand. Brightness and contrast are set up with the controller wheel located next to the objective lens.
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 Quantum Lite XQ23V Thermal Scope Monocular:
Most of our manufacturers do not keep products like Quantum Lite XQ23V Thermal Scope Monocular 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||384x288|
|Pixel Pitch, µm||17|
|Display Resolution, pix.||640x480|
|Magnification, х||1.8 ... 7.2|
|Digital zoom, x||2x; 3x; 4x|
|Field of View,°, horizontal * vertical||16.5x12.4|
|Horizontal Field of view, m @100m||29|
|Exit pupil, mm||8|
|Eye Relief, mm||20|
|Diopter adjustment, dptr.||± 5|
|Close-up distance, m||3|
|Range of detection, m (object high*width = 1,7*0,5m)||800|
|Power Supply, V||4 ÷ 6|
|Battery Life, hour||5.5 ... 6.5 (video out off)|
|External Power Supply||DC 8.4 ÷ 15|
|Start-up time, seconds||2|
|Operating Temperature,°С||- 25 … +50|
|Level of Protection (acc. to IEC 60529)||IPX4|
|Weight (without batteries), kg||0.35|
Questions on Quantum Lite XQ23V Thermal Scope Monocular
Q: What is your general opinion about the XQ23V. Reliability, value. I have an Armasight Zeus riflescope and am very happy with it. I know this is sorta apples and oranges but is the Monocular of the same quality as the Armasight products? Sort of a general question but I would appreciate your opinion. Thanks Mark
A: Hi Mark. Pulsar monocular are pretty good. Quantum Lite XQ23V Thermal Scope Monocular is one of their base models. It is hard to give advice without knowing more about your needs. It would be best to speak to you in person. That way we can tell you exactly which models would be a good fit for what you are trying to achieve in terms of range, portability, battery options ,etc. Please let us know how and when is best to get in touch.