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Night Vision Clip-On System MaINteNaNCe MaNual Important Export Restrictions! Commodities, products,
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Before operating this product, careful y read and study this Operation and Maintenance Manual. The Armasight CO-MINI Night Vision Clip-On Device is a precision electro-optical instrument and re- quires careful handling. To avoid physical danger or equipment damage when using the CO-MINI, fol- low all WARNINGS, CAUTIONS, and NOTES.
Below you will find definitions of the fol owing alerts that appear throughout this Manual:
WARNING – Identifies a clear danger to the person operating the equipment.
CAUTION – Identifies risk of damage to the equipment.
NOTE – Highlights essential procedures, conditions, statements, and important instructional informa-
tion for the user.
Always make sure your firearm is unloaded before you place the scope on the firearm. Verify that the chamber is empty, particularly if you stop the procedure and resume at a later time. Safe handling rules should be fol owed at all times. WARNING:
If a scope is mounted too far to the rear of a weapon, the eyepiece can injure the shooter's brow. Shooting at an uphill angle also increases this risk, because it shortens the distance between the brow and the rear of the scope. When mounting your scope, we recommend positioning it as far forward in the mounts as possible. With hard-recoiling rifles, serious injury or even death can result from eyepiece impact when discharging the firearm.
BEFORE SHOOTING THE FIREARM, verify that your instal ation provides sufficient space be- tween the eyepiece and the scope to account for the recoil generated by your rifle. NOTE: Give special attention to this warning when shooting uphill and/or from a prone posi- tion. These shooting conditions can dramatical y reduce space al otted for recoil between your eyes and the weapon. PLEASE maintain maximum distance when shooting magnum firearms or firearms with heavy recoil. THE USER ASSUMES ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR HAV- ING THE RIFLESCOPE PROPERLY MOUNTED TO A FIREARM AND USING THE RIFLESCOPE PROP- ERLY. ALWAYS CHECK THE CONDITION OF YOUR MOUNTING SYSTEM PRIOR TO USING YOUR 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 sensitiv- ity to natural latex proteins. If you are al ergic to latex, it is a good idea to learn which products contain it and strictly avoid exposure to those products. The information provided in this manual is for familiarization purposes only. The contents may undergo further changes with no commitment by Armasight to notify customers of any updates.
Armasight assumes no responsibility for any misprints or other errors that this manual may contain.
Armasight Inc. 2015 WARNINGS:
• Armasight recommends using an eyecup on the eyepiece of the day scope for maximum adjustment capabilities and comfort, as well as to prevent inadvertent exposure to other • The light from the infrared il uminator is invisible to the unaided eye. However, the light can
be detected by other night vision devices.
• DO NOT dismantle the equipment.
• Keep the equipment clean. Protect it from moisture, dramatic temperature changes, and
• DO NOT drop or hit the equipment.
• Protect the equipment from overexposure to light. DO NOT activate the equipment in day- light with the objective lens cap removed; DO NOT aim the equipment at bright light sources (fire, car headlights, lanterns, street lamps, room lights, etc.).
• DO NOT force the equipment controls past their stopping points.
• DO NOT leave the equipment activated during breaks in operation.
• Verify that the equipment is off before instal ing a battery.
• DO NOT store the equipment with the battery stil in it.
• To avoid deformation or damage, remove the light suppressor from the CO-MINI before plac- ing the equipment in storage.
• Thoroughly clean and dry each item before placing them into the storage case.
• Scope Mounting Systems are not recommended for instal ing the CO-MINI on firearms hav-
ing vigorous recoil (0.308 Win or stronger).
• The optical axes of the CO-MINI and day scope should align. The distance between the axes
should not exceed 2mm. If the difference in the axis heights of the CO-MINI and day scope above the weapon rail exceeds 2mm, you will need to replace the day scope mounting rings • At operating temperatures below -20°C (-4°F), alkaline battery life wil be severely reduced. Under these conditions, the use of lithium battery is recommended.
• The equipment requires some level of ambient light (moonlight, starlight, etc.) to function • Performance of the device in nighttime conditions depends on the level of ambient light in the environment. Please remember the fol owing:— The level of ambient light is reduced by the presence of clouds, shade, or objects that block natural light (trees, buildings, etc.).
— The equipment is less effective when operated in shadows and other darkened areas.
— The equipment is less effective when operated in rain, fog, sleet, snow, dust or smoke.
— The equipment will not "see" through dense smoke.
• For the purpose of returning defective components, retain al packaging materials.
LIST OF CONTENTS
List of Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
How to Use This Manual
1.1 General Information
1.1.1 Type of Manual 1.1.2 Model Number and Equipment Name 1.1.3 Purpose of Equipment 1.1.4 Reporting Equipment Improvement Recommendations 1.2 Warranty Information and Registration
1.2.1 Warranty Information 1.2.2 Limitation of Liability 1.2.3 Product Warranty Registration 1.2.4 Obtaining Warranty Service 1.3 Cross References
1.4 List of Abbreviations
2. DESCRIPTION AND DATA
2.1 System Description
2.3 Standard Components
2.4 Optional Equipment
2.5 Key Features
2.6 System Limitations
3. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
3.1 Installation and Mounting
3.1.1 CO-MINI Battery Instal ation 3.1.2 XLR-IR850 Battery Instal ation 3.1.3 Instal ing the CO-MINI on a Picatinny/Weaver Rail 3.1.4 Clamping Device Adjustment 3.1.5 Instal ing the Quick Release Mount 3.1.6 Instal ing the CO-MINI onto the Lens of a Day Scope 3.1.7 Fastening a Remote Control Unit to Weapon 3.1.8 Instal ing the IR Il uminator 3.1.9 Instal ing the 3x Magnifier 3.1.10 Instal ing the Light Suppressor for a Day Scope 3.2 Controls and Indicators
3.2.1 CO-MINI Controls and Indicators 3.2.2 XLR-IR850 Controls 3.3 Operating Procedures
3.3.1 Operating the CO-MINI 3.3.2 Operating the XLR-IR850 3.3.3 Operating in Changing Light Conditions 4. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING
4.1 Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
4.2 Operator Troubleshooting
4.3 Inspection Criteria for Proper Image Intensifier Tube Operation
4.3.1 Operational Defects 4.3.2 Cosmetic Blemishes 4.4 Maintenance
4.4.2 Cleaning Procedures 4.4.3 Battery Removal and Replacement 4.5 Return Instructions
A. Estimation of Ambient Illumination Level
B. List of Spare Parts
C. Product Warranty Registration Card
LIST OF FIGURES
CO-MINI Night Vision Clip-On Device as Delivered CO-MINI Night Vision Clip-On Device Standard Components CO-Mini Optional Equipment The CO-MINI. Battery Instal ation Positions of the Adapter in the Battery Cap The XLR-IR850. Battery Instal ation XLR-IR850 Il uminator with Afocal Doubler The CO-MINI on a Picatinny Rail in Front of a Day Scope Mount. Underside View The CO-MINI Ready-assembled with the Riser Instal ing the Mount with the Riser The CO-MINI Instal ed on the Lens of a Day Scope Scope Mounting System Estimation of the Adapter Turning Angle Remote Control Unit XLR-IR850 IR Il uminator The CO-MINI with a 3x Magnifier Light Suppressor for a Day Scope CO-MINI Controls XLR-IR850 Controls IR Il uminator Adjustment Emission Points and Bright Spots Fixed Pattern Noise Remote Control Unit. Battery Instal ation CO-MINI Spare Parts LIST OF TABLES
System Description Environmental Data Scope Mounting Systems Data Standard Components CO-Mini Optional Equipment CO-MINI Controls and Indicators XLR-IR850 Controls Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services Operator Troubleshooting Standard Natural Light Conditions and Il umination Values CO-MINI Spare Parts List HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
You must familiarize yourself with this entire manual before operating the equipment. Before perform- ing any kind of maintenance on your CO-MINI, read the section on maintenance in its entirety. Fol ow all WARNINGS, CAUTIONS, and NOTES.
The Manual contains sections on operating and maintaining the CO-MINI Night Vision Clip-On Device.
Throughout this Manual, the Armasight CO-MINI Night Vision Clip-On Device will be referred to as the CO-MINI, "the device", or "the equipment." Reference data for the estimation of ambient il umination levels can be found in Appendix A.
A list of spare parts appears in Appendix B.
The Product Warranty Registration Card is located in Appendix C.
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
Armasight CO-MINI Night Vision Clip-On System.
Armasight CO-MINI MG Night Vision Clip-On System with Manual Gain Control.
1.1.3 PURPOSE OF EqUIPMENT
The CO-MINI is a night vision system intended to be used for short to medium ranges (normal y up to 350 yards) in conjunction with a daytime sight or riflescope (hereafter referred to as a "day scope"). When mounted on a weapon in front of an existing day scope, the CO-MINI adds night vision function- ality to the scope's capabilities, without affecting the boresight.
The CO-MINI is compatible with most commercial and military specification day scopes or binoculars, up to 6X magnification, and fits any Picatinny MIL-STD-1913 or Weaver rail via the quick-release mount.
Optional adapters make it possible to mount the CO-MINI directly to the objective lens of a variety of day scopes and binoculars.
A long-range XLR-IR850 il uminator (hereafter referred to as the XLR-IR850) enables use of the CO-MINI in extremely low light conditions or total darkness. Other additional equipment, such as an infrared laser, red dot sight, etc., may also be instal ed on the CO-MINI.
Additional y, the CO-MINI MG version incorporates gain control, which al ows the user to increase or decrease the brightness of the image to compensate for overly bright or extremely dark conditions. The CO-MINI can also be instal ed in front of the viewfinders of various instruments to widen the operational il umination range.
1.1.4 REPORTING EqUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
Recommendations from the user for improvements to the device are encouraged.
Mail your comments to Armasight Inc., 815 Dubuque Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080, USA.
Or, send an email to [email protected].
1.2 WARRANTY INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION
1.2.1 WARRANTY INFORMATION
This product is guaranteed to be free from manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for a period of two (2) years from the date of purchase. In the event that a defect covered by the below warranty occurs during the applicable period stated above, Armasight, at its discretion, will either repair or replace the product; such action on the part of Armasight shall be the full extent of Armasight's liability, and the Customer's sole and exclusive reparation. This warranty does not cover a product if it has (a) been used in ways other than its normal and customary manner; (b) subjected to misuse; (c) subjected to alterations, modifications or repairs by the Customer or by any party other than Armasight without prior written consent of Armasight; (d) special order or "close-out" merchandise or merchandise sold "as-is" by either Armasight or the Armasight dealer; or (e) merchandise that has been discontinued by the manufacturer and either parts or replacement units are not available due to reasons beyond the control of Armasight. Armasight shall not be responsible for any defects or dam- age that in Armasight's view are a result from the mishandling, abuse, misuse, improper storage or improper operation of the device, including use in conjunction with equipment that is electrical y or mechanical y incompatible with, or of inferior quality to, the product, as well as failure to maintain the environmental conditions specified by the manufacturer. CUSTOMER IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT OPER- ATION OF THE EQUIPMENT DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS OR UNDER ANY EXCESSIVE LIGHT CONDITIONS MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THE INTERNAL COMPONENTS OF THE UNIT AND SAID DAMAGE WILL NOT BE COVERED UNDER THIS WARRANTY. This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser. Any breach of this warranty shall be enforced unless the Customer notifies Armasight at the address noted below within the applicable warranty period.
The Customer understands and agrees that except for the foregoing warranty, no other warranties written or oral, statutory, expressed or implied, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, shall apply to the product. All such implied warranties are hereby and 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 responsi- bility 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 prod- ucts sold and services performed by Armasight to the Customer shall not be interpreted, construed, or regarded, either expressly or implied, as being for the benefit of or creating any obligation toward any third party of legal entity outside Armasight and the Customer; Armasight's obligations under this Agreement extend solely to the Customer. Armasight's liability hereunder for damages, regardless of the form or action, shall not exceed the fees or other charges paid to Armasight by the Customer or Customer's dealer. Armasight shall not, in any event, be liable for special, indirect, incidental, or conse- quential 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 1.2.3 PRODUCT WARRANTY REGISTRATION
In order to validate the warranty on your product, Armasight must receive a completed Product War- ranty Registration Card for each unit, or the Customer can complete a warranty registration on our website, at www.armasight.com. Please complete the included form (Appendix C) and immediately mail it to our Service Center: Armasight Inc.
815 Dubuque Avenue South San Francisco 1.2.4 OBTAINING WARRANTY SERVICE
To obtain warranty service on your unit, the End-user (Customer) must notify the Armasight service department via email. Send any requests to [email protected] to receive a Return Merchandise Authorization number (RMA). When returning any device, please take in the product to your retailer, or send the product, postage paid and with a copy of your sales receipt, to Armasight Corporation's ser- vice center at the address listed above. All merchandise must be ful y insured with the correct postage; Armasight will not be responsible for improper postage or merchandise that becomes lost or damaged during shipment. When sending product back, please clearly write the RMA# on the outside of the shipping box. Please include a letter that indicates your RMA#, the Customer's Name, a Return Address, reason for the return, Contact information (valid telephone numbers and/or an e-mail address), and proof of purchase that will help us to establish the valid start date of the warranty. Product merchan- dise returns that do not have an RMA# listed may be refused, or a significant delay in processing may occur. Estimated Warranty service time is 10-20 business days. The End-user/ Customer is responsible for postage to Armasight for warranty service. Armasight will cover return postage/ shipping after war- ranty repair to the End-user/ Customer only if the product is covered by the aforementioned warranty. Armasight will return the product after warranty service by domestic UPS Ground service and/ or do- mestic mail. Should any other requested, required or international shipping methods be necessary, the postage/ shipping fee will be the responsibility of the End-user/ Customer.
1.3 CROSS REFERENCES
Socket Head Screw Key Battery Compartment Battery Box Cover Disposable Applicator Neoprene Jack Plug Electrical Dial-Knob Lock Pattern Generator Optical Instrument Reticle Remote Cable Switch Technical Manual Operator and Field Maintenance Manual Tape Fastener Loop Fastener, Loop Tape Tape Fastener Hook Fastener, Hook Tape 1.4 LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
Celsius (Centigrade) Image Intensifier Tube Light Emitting Diode line pairs per mil imeter mil iradians per line pairs Night Vision Device Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services Return Merchandise Authorization number Service Representative DESCRIPTION AND DATA
2.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The CO-MINI consists of two primary parts: the night vision device (hereafter referred to as "NVD"), and the quick-release mount, or mount. The CO-MINI is delivered as shown in Figure 2-1: the mount (A) and Weaver rail (B) should be secured on the NVD seating rails with M4×8 screws.
FIGURE 2-1. CO-MINI NIGHT VISION CLIP-ON DEVICE AS DELIVERED
The optical-electronic system of the NVD includes four main components: the objective and output lenses, an image intensifier tube, and the body.
The objective lens focuses available light (photons) on the photocathode of the image intensifier tube (IIT). The light energy causes electrons to be released from the cathode. After being amplified, the electron flow represents an intensified version of the original image of the scene. The electrons then strike the IIT phosphor screen, which reacts to them by glow that is visible to the human eye. The im- age is projected by the output lens from the IIT screen to infinity, and the resulting image is magnified when viewed through the day scope. As such, when the CO-MINI is mounted in front of the day scope, it converts the device into a night vision sight.
The automatic brightness adjustment system maintains consistent image brightness, even in changing light conditions. The manual gain control al ows the operator to refine the image contrast by compen- sating for overly bright or extremely dark conditions.
Additional y, the CO-MINI MG version incorporates gain control, which al ows the user to increase or decrease the brightness of the image to compensate for overly bright or extremely dark conditions. The bright light protection system controls the existing ambient light through a photoreceiver, and cuts off the IIT automatical y when the il umination level exceeds the limit of 100-150 lx within 10 sec- onds. The CO-MINI turns back on when removed from the excessively lit environment.
Automatic shut-off system automatical y turns off the device when it is unused (controls are not touched) for 60 minutes. The automatic shut-off function preserves battery life should the device be inadvertently activated.
The CO-MINI is powered by a single AA or CR123A battery.
The CO-MINI uses a bi-color LED indicator to show the operator when the bright light protection sys- tem is activated, or to indicate a low battery.
The Picatinny/ Weaver mount has an adjustable lever-cam clamping device for easy, quick and reliable mounting and removal of the CO-MINI.
The CO-MINI is shown in Figure 2-2. The ITEM NO. column in Table 2-1 indicates the number used to identify items in Figure 2-2.
FIGURE 2-2. CO-MINI NIGHT VISION CLIP-ON DEVICE
TABLE 2-1. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Objective Lens Cap Gain Control Knob Battery Cap with Adapter Quick Release Mount 2.2 SPECIFICATIONS
TABLE 2-2. SYSTEM DATA
Factory aligned to 2 MOA or better Permanent to within 4 MOA or better — Repeatability System Resolution subject to Tube Resolution: — 45 to 54 lp/mm — 55 to 64 lp/mm — Over 65 lp/mm TABLE 2-3. MECHANICAL DATA
Dimensions (without Mount) 125×68×55 mm (4.9x2.7x2.2 in) Weight* (without Mount) 0.43 kg (0.95 lbs) Weight* (with Mount and Light Suppressor) 0.48 kg (1.06 lbs) Height of the CO-MINI Axis above Picatinny/ 38.8/ 29.3 mm (1.53/1.15 in) Weaver Rail (with/without Riser)* Without Battery TABLE 2-4. ELECTRICAL DATA
CR123 Lithium 3V (1), or AA Alkaline 1.5V (1), or any AA or CR123 type rechargeable batteries with voltage from 1.2V to 3.2V (1) Battery Life (3V / 1.5V) Up to 60 hrs / up to 40 hrs TABLE 2-5. OPTICAL DATA
Objective Lens Focal Length Objective Lens F-number Exit Pupil Diameter TABLE 2-6. ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Operating Temperature -40 to +50°С (-40 to 122°F) Storage Temperature -50 to +50°С (-58 to 122°F) Il umination Required Natural night il umination (overcast starlight to moonlight) 10m for 30 minutes TABLE 2-7. XLR-IR850 ILLUMINATOR DATA
Il umination Range Single 18650 Rechargeable Battery (3.7V)* Battery Life at 20°C (68°F) Up to 10 (1/4 Power); 8 (1/2 Power); 6 (3/4 Power); 2.5 (Full Power) Overall Dimensions (with Mount) 150×48×57 mm (5.9×1.9×2.2 in) Weight (with Mount, w/o Battery) Operating Temperature -20 to +50°С (-4 to 122°F) Storage Temperature -50 to +70°С (-58 to 158°F) Environmental Rating * 18650 rechargeable battery and charger are included TABLE 2-8. SCOPE MOUNTING SYSTEMS DATA
TURE OF DAY
EXAMPLE OF THE SCOPES
Leupold 1,5-5x20 PR Leupold 1,5-5x20 MR/T M2; Meopta Artemis 2000 4x32 Leupold Mark 4 3-9x36; Leupold Mark 4 2,5-8x36; Leupold 3,5-10x40; Leupold VX-II 3-9x40 Swarovski PV-N 2,5-10x42 Meopta Artemis 3000 3-9x42; Meopta Artemis 3000 4-12x40 Schmidt&Bender 10x42 Schmidt&Bender 3-12x50 Leupold 4.4-14x50; Leupold VX-III 3,5-10x50 Swarovski 2,5-10x56; Kahles CSX 3-12x56 2.3 STANDARD COMPONENTS
The CO-MINI standard components are shown in Figure 2-3 and listed in Table 2-9.
The ITEM NO. column indicates the number used to identify items in Figure 2-3.
FIGURE 2-3. STANDARD COMPONENTS
TABLE 2-9. STANDARD COMPONENTS
CO-MINI Night Vision Clip-On Device
A night vision device intended for use in conjunction with a day scope.
Single Lever-Lock quick Release Picatinny Mount #27
A quick-release mount (QRM) used to install the CO-MINI on a Picatinny/ Weaver rail. The QRM is secured on the NVD with a riser for height alignment of the CO-MINI and day scope optical axes. The riser is furnished with two М4×18 flat head socket cap Advanced Wireless Remote Control
Wireless control used to operate the CO-MINI in short-time activation mode. Ensures quick and silent CO-MINI activation/deactivation. Delivered with CR2032 (3V) battery Picatinny Adapter for Advanced Wireless Remote Control
A adapter mounted to the Picatinny rail of an weapon. Al ows the Advanced Wireless Remote Control to be instal ed on the weapon.
Light Suppressor 1
A rubber cup mounted to the CO-MINI output lens to reduce light scattering. Used when instal ing the CO-MINI in front of day scopes with lens housing outer diameter over the range 25.4 to 42.0 mm.
Light Suppressor 2
A rubber cup mounted to the CO-MINI output lens to reduce light scattering. Used when instal ing the CO-MINI in front of an ACOG 4×32 scope.
Light Suppressor for a Day Scope
A rubber cup mounted to the day scope output lens to reduce light scattering when CO-MINI is used and prevent surrounding light from interfering with image on eyepiece.
A single lithium battery used to power the CO-MINI. A single lithium battery used to power the XLR-IR850.
An instrument used for repositioning the adapter in the CO-MINI battery cap, depending on the battery being instal ed.
TABLE 2-9. CONTINUED
10 XLR-IR850 Detachable Wide Angle Adjustable X-Long-Range Infrared Illuminator
A detachable LED long-range infrared il uminator with a wide, adjustable beam angle. Should be used when there is little to no ambient light. Comes ful y assembled with a dedicated mount in order to be instal ed on a Picatinny/Weaver rail. 18650 rechargeable battery and Charger are included.
11 Carrying Case
A protective case used for storing and carrying of the CO-MINI and its accessories.
12 Operation and Maintenance Manual
Provides safety information, equipment description, mounting procedures, operating instructions, and preventive maintenance checks and services (including a List of Spare 2.4 OPTIONAL EqUIPMENT
Optional items are shown in Figure 2-4 and listed in Table 2-10.
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.
FIGURE 2-4. CO-MINI OPTIONAL EqUIPMENT
TABLE 2-10. CO-MINI OPTIONAL EqUIPMENT
IR850W Detachable Wide Angle Adjustable X-Long Range Infrared
Il uminator A detachable LED extra long-range infrared il uminator with wide- angle adjustable beam (2 to 30 degrees).
Light Suppressor 3
A rubber cup mounted to the CO-MINI output lens to reduce light scattering. Used when instal ing the CO-MINI in front of the day scopes having a lens housing outer diameter over the range of 47 to 50mm.
Platform Ring #61
A mounting system with a Weaver type rail. Al ows the XLR-IR850 or other additional equipment to be instal ed on a day scope with fitting diameter of 25.4 or 30 mm.
Scope Mounting System 1 #40
A mounting system used to install the CO-MINI on the lenses of specified day scopes. Includes a clamp with inserts that wil fit 25.4 and 30mm diameters.
— Scope Mounting System 2 #41
A mounting system used to install the CO-MINI on the lenses of specified day scopes. Includes a clamp with inserts that wil fit 38 and 42mm diameters.
TABLE 2-10. CONTINUED
— Scope Mounting System 3 #42
A mounting system used to install the CO-MINI on the lenses of specified day scopes. Includes a clamp with inserts for 46.7, 48, 48.7-49, 49.5 and 50mm fitting diameters.
— Scope Mounting System 4 #43
A mounting system used to install the CO-MINI on the lenses of specified day scopes. Includes a clamp with inserts for 56, 57 and 58.7mm fitting diameters.
— Scope Mounting System 6 #44
A mounting system used to install the CO-MINI on the lenses of specified day scopes. Includes a clamp with inserts for 62mm fitting diameter.
Extended Rail Adapter #85
A mounting system used to install a day scope behind the CO-Mini on a weapon, using a short-mounting Picatinny/ Weaver rail.
Converts the CO-MINI into 3x night vision device for long-range observation.
XLR-IR Afocal Doubler
Doubles the distance of XLR-IR850 IR Il uminator beam. Comes complete with an thread adapter #174. Hard Shipping/Storage Case #102
A protective case used for shipping/storage of the CO-MINI and its accessories.
2.5 KEY FEATURES
Converts your day scope, sight, or binoculars into night vision-capable devices
–Mounts in front of any day scope with no re-zeroing required
–Available in a variety of high-performing Gen 2+ and Gen 3 image intensifier tube options
–Wireless remote control
–Fixed-focus objective lens effective at distances further than 20m
–Automatic or manual (CO-MINI MG only) gain control
–Powered by a single AA or CR123A battery
–Bright light cut-off system
–Bright light cut-off and low battery indicators
–Filled with dry nitrogen to prevent internal fogging
–Mounts on Picatinny/ Weaver rail with a quick-release mount
–Mounts on the lenses of specified day scopes with the optional adapters
–Long-range XLR-IR850 infrared illuminator
–Limited two-year warranty
2.6 SYSTEM LIMITATIONS
The CO-MINI requires some ambient light (moonlight, starlight, etc.) to operate. Factors that can re- duce natural night light and negatively affect the efficiency and operation of the CO-MINI include: rain, fog, sleet, snow, and smoke; passing cloud cover and objects that produce shadows; low-contrast environments such as snow-covered territory, sandy deserts, large bodies of water or grassy hil s.
3.1 INSTALLATION AND MOUNTING
To protect the image intensifier tube when the device is not in use or when it is being operated
in daylight, keep the protective objective lens cap securely fitted over the lens.
3.1.1 CO-MINI BATTERY INSTALLATION
At operating temperatures below -20°C (-4°F), alkaline battery life wil be severely reduced. Un-
der said conditions, the use of lithium battery is recommended.
Ensure that the device is off before instal ing a battery.
Install the battery as fol ows (refer to Figure 3-1): FIGURE 3-1. THE CO-MINI. BATTERY INSTALLATION
1. Unscrew the battery cap (A) and check the position of the adapter (B). See Figure 3-2 for the correct positioning of the threaded adapter, which changes depending on the battery being instal ed.
2. If necessary, change the adapter position in the cap. Use the special wrench.
3. Install the battery (C) into the battery compartment (D). Fol ow the battery symbol (E).
4. Replace the battery cap (A).
FIGURE 3-2. POSITIONS OF THE ADAPTER IN THE BATTERY CAP
3.1.2 XLR-IR850 BATTERY INSTALLATION
Install the battery as fol ows (refer to Figure 3-3): CAUTION:
Ensure that the IR Il uminator is off before instal ing the battery.
1. Unscrew the battery cap (A).
2. Install the ful y charged 18650 rechargeable battery (B) into the battery compartment. Align the polarity symbols on the battery with those on the cap face.
3. Replace the battery cap (A).
FIGURE 3-3. XLR-IR850 ILLUMINATOR. BATTERY INSTALLATION
The XLR-IR850 can be used as hand-held long-range IR il uminator with optional Afocal Doubler. Attach the magnifying lens to the XLR-IR850 as fol ows (refer to Figure 3-4):1. Screw the Afocal Doubler (A) into the threading adapter (B).
2. Screw the Afocal Doubler with adapter into the threading of the XLR-IR850 objective lens (C) hous- ing. Be careful not to over-tighten the lens.
FIGURE 3-4. XLR-IR850 ILLUMINATOR WITH AFOCAL DOUBLER
The caution notice DO NOT REMOVE IN DAYLIGHT on the front lens cap of this universal magni-
fying lens is not applicable when using it on the XLR-IR850.
3.1.3 INSTALLING THE CO-MINI ONTO A PICATINNY/ WEAVER RAIL
When instal ing the equipment on a weapon, verify that the weapon is clear and that the safety
is on before proceeding.
Armasight recommends using an eyecup on the eyepiece of the day scope, al owing for
the eyepiece diameter and eye relief and having side paddle preferably in order to escape NOTE:
The optical axes of the CO-MINI and the day scope should align. The distance between the
axes should not exceed 2mm. If the difference in the axis heights of the CO-MINI and day scope above the weapon rail exceeds 2mm, you will need to replace the day scope mounting rings or monoblock.
Install the CO-MINI on a Picatinny/ Weaver rail in front of a day scope as fol ows:1. Unscrew the output lens cap.
2. Screw the light suppressor into the output lens' thread, in place of the cap.
3. Unlock the clamping device of the CO-MINI mount by pushing down on the lever holder (A, Figure 3-6) and unlocking the cam lever (B).
4. Instal the CO-MINI on the Picatinny/ Weaver rail in front of the day scope. The stop (A, Figure 3-7) should slide into one of the rail's transverse slots. The light suppressor should cover the day scope's objective lens.
5. Affix the CO-MINI to the rail by locking the cam lever.
6. Verify that the clamping device (B, Figure 3-7) firmly holds the CO-MINI. If necessary, adjust the clamping device as detailed in Part 3.1.4 (Clamping Device Adjustment).
Figure 3-5 shows the CO-MINI and a day scope instal ed on a Picatinny/ Weaver rail.
FIGURE 3-5. THE CO-MINI ON A PICATINNY RAIL IN FRONT OF A DAY SCOPE
FIGURE 3-6. MOUNT. TOP VIEW
FIGURE 3-7. MOUNT. UNDERSIDE VIEW
3.1.4 CLAMPING DEVICE ADjUSTMENT
Adjust the mount clamping device as fol ows (refer to Figure 3-7):1. Unlock the clamping device and remove the CO-MINI from the weapon.
2. To tighten or loosen the clamping device, push the cam (C) towards the arrow. This will cause the nut (D) to slide out of the hol ow. Turn the nut (D) CW/CCW respectively, in one-two increments (see note below). Much like when the cam (C) is released, the backward-moving springs in this mechanism will cause the nut (D) to slide back into the hol ow.
The eight-sided nut of the clamping device will only fit into the hol ow if turned in one of the
discrete positions using increments equal to 360°/8.
3. Verify that the adjusted clamping device firmly holds the CO-MINI.
3.1.5 INSTALLING THE qUICK RELEASE MOUNT
The QRM is secured on the NVD with a riser for height alignment of the CO-MINI and day scope optical axes. The riser is furnished with two М4×18 flat head socket cap screws.
The ful y assembled CO-MINI with the riser is shown in Figure 3-8.
FIGURE 3-8. THE CO-MINI READY-ASSEMBLED WITH THE RISER
To replace the mount and riser from CO-MINI, do the fol owing (refer to Figure 3-9). Using a 2.5mm Al- len key, unscrew both of the М4×8 fixing screws (A) of the CO-MINI mount (B). Remove the QRM with riser (C) from the seating rail (D).
To install the QRM and rizer onto the place, do the fol owing. Apply a small amount of thread lock to the threads. Secure the riser (C), together with the mount (B), to the seating rail (D) with two furnished М4×18 screws (A). FIGURE 3-9. INSTALLING THE MOUNT WITH THE RISER
3.1.6 INSTALLING THE CO-MINI ONTO THE LENS OF A DAY SCOPE
To install the CO-MINI onto a day scope, use the optional adapters.
The attaching diameters of the adapters differ, and must fit with the day scope parameters
specified in Table 2-8 (Scope Mounting Systems Data).
The CO-MINI cannot be attached to the scope if there is a focus ring attached to the objective
The Scope Mounting Systems are not recommended for instal ing the CO-MINI on firearms that
have vigorous recoil (0.308 Win or stronger).
Figure 3-10 shows the CO-MINI instal ed on the lens of a day scope.
FIGURE 3-10. THE CO-MINI INSTALLED ON THE LENS OF A DAY SCOPE
To install the CO-MINI on the lens of a day scope, do the fol owing (refer to Figure 3-11):1. Using a 2.5mm Al en key, unscrew both М4×8 fixing screws on the CO-MINI mount. Remove the mount from the seating rail and place it, along with the screws, into the storage case.
2. Take off the output lens cap and place it into the storage case.
3. With the nut (B) loosened, position the insert (C) into the adapter's clamp (A).
4. Screw the adapter into the CO-MINI's output lens thread.
5. With the nut (B) loosened, slide the CO-MINI, with the adapter, onto the lens of the day scope as far as it will go.
6. Tighten the nut (B) with a screwdriver.
The second Weaver rail can be instal ed in place of the removed mount.
FIGURE 3-11. SCOPE MOUNTING SYSTEM
If the position of the adapter's clamping nut is undesirable, it can be adjusted by performing the fol- lowing:1. Decide on desirable position of the nut and estimate the angle through which the adapter should be turned CW (see Figure 3-12).
OF thE NUt
FIGURE 3-12. ESTIMATION OF THE SMS TURNING ANGLE
2. Remove the adapter from the CO-MINI.
3. Using a screwdriver, remove both screws M2×2.5 (F, see Figure 3-11) and then unscrew the ring (E).
When loosening the ring (E), only utilize the two auxiliary, non-threaded holes (D). Avoid using
the threaded ones.
4. Using a turning machine, cut the inside face of the ring (E). The value of cutting (in mil imeters) is equal to the value of the turning angle (in angular degrees) divided by 360°.
5. With the cut end directed inwards, screw the ring (E) into the adapter's body and tighten it.
6. Apply a smal amount of thread lock to the threads. Affix the ring (E) with two M2×2.5 screws (F).
3.1.7 FASTENING A WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL UNIT TO WEAPON
Using Velcro tape (A, Figure 3-13), fasten the remote control unit (B) to the weapon in an easily acces- sible place (e.g., on the front of the rifle stock) on the side of the CO-MINI's wired cover preferably.
If your rifle has a Picatinny or Weaver rail on the forend you can use the Picatinny Adapter for Advanced Wireless Remote (C). Install adapter on the rail. Insert the remote control unit in the adapter.
FIGURE 3-13. ADVANCED WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL
3.1.8 INSTALLING THE IR ILLUMINATOR
Armasight long range IR il uminators are delivered with a dedicated mount, to be instal ed on the Picat- inny/Weaver rail.
To mount an IR il uminator, do the fol owing (refer to Figure 3-14):1. With the nut (A) loosened, install the mount (B) on the rail so that the stop (C) slides into one of the transverse slots of the rail.
2. Tighten the nut (A).
The mount clamp (D) has a spherical hinge that al ows the IR il uminator to be aligned with the
field of view of the CO-MINI for maximum effectiveness.
FIGURE 3-14. XLR-IR850 IR ILLUMINATOR
3.1.9 INSTALLING THE 3X MAGNIFIER
Figure 3-15 shows the CO-MINI with instal ed 3x magnifier.
To install the 3x magnifier on the CO-MINI, do the fol owing:1. Take off the output lens cap and place it into the storage case.
2. Screw the 3x magnifier into the CO-MINI's output lens thread.
FIGURE 3-15. THE CO-MINI WITH A 3X MAGNIFIER
3.1.10 INSTALLING THE LIGHT SUPPRESSOR FOR A DAY SCOPE
The Light Suppressor for a Day Scope (A) slides over the eyepiece of your daytime scope (B). The sup- pressor can be used with scopes that have 40. 43mm eyepiece diameter and 100. 120 mm eye relief.
The suppressor can be adjusted for the eye relief of your scope by cutting the rubber at the desired distance (C).
FIGURE 3-16. LIGHT SUPPRESSOR FOR A DAY SCOPE
3.2 CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
DO NOT force the equipment controls past their stopping points.
3.2.1 CO-MINI CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
The CO-MINI controls are shown in Figure 3-17.
The CO-MINI controls and indicators are defined in Table 3-1. The ITEM NO. column indicates the num- ber used to identify items in Figure 3-17.
FIGURE 3-17. CO-MINI CONTROLS
TABLE 3-1. CO-MINI CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
Activates the CO-MINI when turned CW from OFF to ON. The switch must be pushed to turn the device on.
Activates the standby mode when turned CCW from OFF to STB. The switch must be pushed to switch to STB.
Deactivates the CO-MINI when turned from ON/ STB to OFF.
Gain Control Knob* Adjusts the brightness of the image.
Remote Control Button Activates/ deactivates the CO-MINI in standby when pressed/released.
Closes/ opens the photoreceiver when placed in the highest/lowest position.
Built-in Bi-Color LED PERMANENT YELLOW GLOW in the viewing area indicates excessive light conditions. After 10 seconds of exposure to excess light, the image intensifier tube wil be cut off. The CO-MINI wil turn back on when moved away from the excessive light.
A FLASHING RED LIGHT in the viewing area indicates a low battery. The LED will flash three times every 3 minutes.
* For CO-Mini MG version only. 3.2.2 IR ILLUMINATOR CONTROLS
The controls of the optional IR il uminators are shown in Figure 3-18 and defined in Table 3-2. The ITEM
NO. column indicates the number used to identify items in Figure 3-18.
FIGURE 3-18. IR ILLUMINATOR CONTROLS
TABLE 3-2. IR ILLUMINATOR CONTROLS
Switches the IR il uminator on/off and adjusts for radiated power. Four ON positions are located between the two OFF positions, and are each marked with a different-sized spot. The larger the spot, the greater the radiated power.
Adjusts for IR beam divergence. Adjustment range is covered within approximately one turn of the lens.
3.3 OPERATING PROCEDURES
3.3.1 OPERATING THE CO-MINI
Operating procedures should be performed in dark or nighttime conditions only.
Use of the CO-MINI in brightly lit conditions may damage the image intensifier tube.
1. Verify that the battery is instal ed as required.
2. Perform a visual estimation of the illumination level in the viewing area, using the reference data pre- sented in Appendix A. You can begin operating the CO-MINI if the illumination level is less than 1 lx.
3. Remove the objective lens cap and place it over the lens' housing.
Before removing the objective lens cap, verify that the photoreceiver is open.
4. Verify that there are no bright light sources in the CO-MINI's field of view. Turn the device on. After a slight delay, a green glow will appear in the day scope's output lens.
Avoid exposing the device to bright light sources such as firelight, headlights, searchlights, etc.,
as these can damage the CO-MINI.
5. To operate the CO-MINI in short-time activation mode, put the device in standby mode. To activate the CO-MINI, press and hold the remote control button. Release the remote control button to deac- tivate the CO-MINI.
6. Observe the scene. Adjust the image contrast by rotating the gain control knob (CO-MINI MG only).
7. If the day scope includes a focusing ring (i.e., paral ax adjustment knob), adjust the focus for a paral- lax-free image.
8. Turn on the day scope's reticle il umination and adjust the reticle brightness.
Do not leave the CO-MINI activated if it is not being used.
If the automatic shut-off system automatical y turns off the device when it is used you need
turn the operation switch to OFF position and then back to ON position for continuing the 3.3.2 OPERATING THE IR ILLUMINATOR
Use an IR il uminator when there is little to no ambient light.
The IR il uminator infrared light will be invisible to the naked eye. The light can, however, be
detected by other night vision devices.
DO NOT leave the IR il uminator activated in the ON position if it is not being used.
Operate the IR il uminator as fol ows:1. Turn on the IR il uminator by rotating the power switch (A) from OFF position.
2. To change the power level, turn the power switch to one of the spots between the two OFF posi- tions.
3. To adjust IR beam divergence, turn the objective lens of IR il uminator (B).
4. To adjust the IR spot position in the field of view, loosen the two clamp screws (C) and tilt the IR il- luminator as required in the spherical clamp hinge. Tighten the screws using a 2.5 mm hex key.
FIGURE 3-19. IR ILLUMINATOR ADjUSTMENT
3.3.3 OPERATING IN CHANGING LIGHT CONDITIONS
If a mission must be carried out in changing light conditions, you can deactivate the bright light protec- tion system of the CO-MINI. To shut down the protection system, close the photoreceiver by flipping up the pivoted shutter.
After your mission is complete, open the photoreceiver by flipping the pivoted shutter down.
Shut-down the CO-MINI as fol ows:1. Turn off the device. The green glow wil disappear.
2. Place the cap over the objective lens.
3. Remove the CO-MINI from the weapon/day scope lens.
4. Remove the light suppressor from the output lens.
5. Screw the cap into the output lens thread.
6. Remove the XLR-IR850 from the CO-MINI.
7. Remove the batteries.
Do not store the equipment with the battery still in it.
Remove the light suppressor from the CO-MINI to avoid deformation or damage.
8. Ensure that the CO-MINI and any accessories are clean and dry before placing them into the storage 9. Place the CO-MINI and any accessories into the appropriate locations in the storage case and close PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE AND
4.1 PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
Table 4-1: Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services has been provided so that you can keep your equipment operable and in good condition.
Perform al functional tests in the order listed in Table 4-1.
Operating Procedures are detailed in Chapter 3.
Always observe any CAUTIONS that appear in the table.
Explanation of Table Entries:
SEQ NO. column. Sequence numbers are for reference and appear in the order required to perform
checks and services.
LOCATION OF ITEM TO CHECK/ SERVICE column. Indicates the location and the item to be checked
PROCEDURE column. Details the checking/ servicing procedure.
NOT FULLY MISSION CAPABLE IF… column. Indicates what faults will prevent your equipment from
operating successful y.
TABLE 4-1. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
LOCATION OF ITEM
TO CHECK/ SERVICE
NOT FULLY MISSION
BEFORE OPERATION CHECKS Inventory items by comparing them with the data Items are missing.
specified in this manual.
Inspect for cracks or damage. Scratches and Cracked or damaged.
gouges are OK if operation is not affected. Inspect Screw or knob is missing.
for missing parts (screws, knobs).
Objective Lens Cap Inspect for cuts, tears and dirt. Clean as required.
Cap is torn or cut.
Inspect for dirt. Check ease of installation and Cap is difficult to remove.
removal. Clean as required.
Check to make sure the adapter is present. Check Retainer is broken. Cap, O-ring Compartment/ Cap for corrosion, cap damage or retainer breaks. Check or battery adapter is damaged or O-ring for cuts or damage.
Check for operation (without battery).
Switch is inoperative.
TABLE 4-1. CONTINUED
LOCATION OF ITEM
TO CHECK/ SERVICE
NOT FULLY MISSION
Inspect for cleanliness, scratches, chips or cracks. Chipped or cracked. Scratches hin- Clean as required.
der vision through the CO-MINI.
Inspect for cleanliness, scratches. Clean as required. Photoreceiver is damaged.
Check for damage. Damaged. Unit or tape is missing. Check Velcro tape for wear. 10 Light Suppressors Inspect for cuts or tears. Check ease of installation Light suppressor is torn or cut.
Inspect for damage or corrosion, and for missing Damaged. Some parts are missing. parts. Check for proper operation.
Clamping device is inoperative.
12 XLR-IR850 Body, Inspect for damage and missing parts.
Damaged. Missing parts.
13 XLR-IR850 Battery Check O-ring for damage. Check for proper opera- O-ring is damaged or missing. Cap, Power Switch Switch is inoperative.
14 XLR-IR850 Lens Inspect for cleanliness, scratches, chips or cracks. Lens is chipped or cracked. Lens Clean as required. Check to ensure there is free sticks or is too loose when turned.
rotation through the full range of travel (one turn).
15 Scope Mounting Inspect for damage and missing parts.
Damaged. Missing parts.
16 Optional Extended Inspect for damage and missing parts. Check Damaged. Missing some parts. clamping devices for proper operation.
Clamping devices inoperative.
OPERATIONAL CHECKS CAUTION:
The objective lens cap has an axial pinhole, which allows operational testing of the CO-MINI in daylight. Activate
the CO-MINI in daylight with the objective lens cap on or in dark conditions.
DO NOT forget to open the photoreceiver after finishing operational checks.
Daylight checks are described below.
17 Turn-Push Switch Insert the battery. Remove the output lens cap. No green glow.
Close the photoreceiver by flipping up the pivotal shutter. Push and turn the switch to ON. Look for green glow (after a slight delay) in viewing area.
Open the photoreceiver by flipping the pivotal shut- Green glow is present, yellow glow ter down. Look through the output lens and wait about 10 seconds for the green glow to disappear.
18 Remote Control Close the photoreceiver. Push and turn the switch to Green glow is absent.
STB. Press and hold the remote control button. Look for the green glow in the output lens. Release the button. Turn the switch to OFF.
19 Gain Control Knob Push and turn the switch to ON. Rotate the gain Knob does not adjust the screen's (CO-Mini MG only) control knob to ensure it adjusts the screen's bright- brightness.
Inspect for any operational defects (refer to Section Shading, edge glow, flashing, flicker- 4.3: Inspection Criteria for Proper Image Intensifier ing, and intermittent operation, or excessive cosmetic defects are Insert the battery. Mount the XLR-IR850 onto the No light appears on the wall.
CO-MINI. Turn the XLR-IR850 on. Direct the radiated beam at a wall from a distance of about 5m. Look through the CO-MINI. A square of light should ap- pear on the wall.
AFTER CHECKING PROCEDURES Turn off the XLR-IR850 and CO-MINI. Screw the protective cap into the CO-MINI output lens thread. Remove the batteries. Return the CO-MINI and all accessories to the storage case.
4.2 OPERATOR TROUBLESHOOTING
The purpose of troubleshooting is to identify the most commonly occurring equipment malfunctions, their probable causes, and the corrective actions required to fix them.
Table 4-2 lists the common malfunctions that may occur during the operation or maintenance of the CO-MINI. Perform the tests, inspections, and corrective actions in the order listed in the table.
This table cannot list all of the malfunctions that may occur with your CO-MINI, 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
PROBABLE CAUSE/ TEST/INSPECTION
CO-MINI fails to activate.
Battery is missing or improperly installed. Insert battery or install correctly.
Battery is dead.
Replace the battery.
Battery surfaces or contacts are dirty or 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 4.4.3.
Defective image intensifier.
Please contact Customer Support.
Poor image quality.
Objective and output lenses are dirty.
Thoroughly clean the surfaces of each lens.
Damaged optical components.
Please contact Customer Support.
LED indicator fails to activate. Visual inspection.
Please contact Customer Support.
CO-MINI affects boresight Factory alignment is broken.
Please contact Customer Support.
after installation or during the firing.
Hindered rotation of the Dirty cap thread.
Clean the thread.
Damaged cap thread.
Please contact Customer Support.
Battery adapter difficult to Check for damaged battery adapter and If damaged please contact Customer battery cap.
Light visible around light Incorrect position of the CO-MINI relative Align the CO-MINI position relative to the to the day scope.
Check the light suppressor resilience.
If light suppressor is defective please con- tact Customer Support.
XLR-IR850 fails to activate.
Battery is missing or improperly installed. Insert battery or install it correctly.
Battery is dead.
Replace the battery.
Please contact Customer Support.
4.3 INSPECTION CRITERIA FOR PROPER IMAGE INTENSIFIER
4.3.1 OPERATIONAL DEFECTS
Operational defects relate to the reliability of the intensifier, and are an indication of instability. If iden- tified, the user will need to return the CO-MINI immediately. Operational defects include shading, edge glow, flashing, flickering, and intermittent operation.
If shading is persistent, you wil not be able to see a ful y circular image (Figure 4-1). Shading is a very dark, high-contrast area with a distinct line of demarcation present, and you cannot see an image through it. Shading always begins on the edge and will eventual y migrate inward until it spans across the entire image area. If you notice shading with your device, please contact Customer Support.
FIGURE 4-1. SHADING
Verify that any shading is not the result of improper eye-relief adjustment.
B. Edge Glow
Edge glow is a bright area (it sometimes appears to be coloring) in the outer portion of the viewing area (see Figure 4-2). To check for edge glow, block out al light from the device by cupping a hand over the lens. If the image intensifier tube is displaying edge glow, the bright area will still show up; if edge glow occurs please contact Customer Support.
FIGURE 4-2. EDGE GLOW
C. Flashing, Flickering, or Intermittent Operation
The image may appear to flicker or flash. If there is more than a single flicker, check for a loose battery adapter or a weak battery. If flickering continues, please contact Customer Support.
4.3.2 COSMETIC BLEMISHES
Cosmetic blemishes are usual y the result of manufacturing imperfections. They do not affect the reli- ability of the image intensifier tube, and are not normal y a cause for returning the CO-MINI. However, some types of cosmetic blemishes can worsen over time and interfere with the user's ability to properly operate the device during missions. If you believe a cosmetic blemish is cause for returning the device, record the specific nature of the problem on the maintenance forms and use the clock method to iden- tify the position of the blemish and approximate distance from the center (e.g., 5:00 toward the outside, 2:30 near the center, or 1:00 midway).
The fol owing are examples of cosmetic blemishes:
A. Bright Spots
A bright spot is a smal , non-uniform bright area that may flicker or appear constant (Figure 4-3).
Not all bright spots make the CO-MINI returnable. Cup your hand over the lens to block out all light. If the bright spot remains, please contact Customer Support.
Bright spots usual y go away when all light is blocked out. Verify that any bright spots are not simply the result of bright light in the area you are observing. Bright spots are acceptable if they do not interfere with the user's ability to view the scene or perform missions.
B. Emission points
Emission points are steady or fluctuating pinpoints of bright light in the image area that do not go away when al external light is blocked from the objective lens (Figure 4-3). The position of an emission point within the image area does not move. Not all emission points are cause to return the CO-MINI. Verify that emission points are not simply light sources present in the scene you are observing. Emission points are acceptable if they do not interfere with the user's ability to perform missions.
FIGURE 4-3. EMISSION POINTS AND BRIGHT SPOTS
C. Black Spots
Black spots are cosmetic blemishes in the image intensifier or debris between the lenses. Black spots are acceptable as long as they do not interfere with the user's ability to observe the scene. No action is required if this condition is present, unless the spots interfere with the operator's ability to perform missions.
D. Fixed-pattern Noise
Fixed-pattern noise is usual y a cosmetic blemish characterized by a faint hexagonal (honeycomb) pat- tern that appears throughout the viewing area. This typical y occurs in excessively lit environments or when viewing very bright lights (Figure 4-4). This pattern can be seen in every image intensifier if the level of light is high enough. This condition is acceptable as long as the pattern does not interfere with the user's ability to view an image or their ability to perform missions.
FIGURE 4-4. FIXED-PATTERN NOISE
E. Chicken Wire
Chicken Wire is an irregular pattern of dark thin lines that can appear in the field of view, either through- out the image area or in sections of the image area (Figure 4-5). In the worst-case scenario, these lines will form hexagonal or square, wave-shaped lines. No action is required if this condition is present, un- less it interferes with the user's ability to view an image or their ability to perform missions.
FIGURE 4-5. CHICKEN WIRE
The section regarding CO-MINI operator maintenance consists of operational tests, inspections for unit serviceability, cleaning and mounting procedures, troubleshooting, and replacement instructions for a limited number of parts. Maintenance instructions covered elsewhere in this manual (PMCS, trouble- shooting, etc.) are not repeated in this section.
The CO-MINI is a precision electro-optical instrument, and must be handled careful y at all
times to prevent damage to body and mechanisms.
4.4.2 CLEANING PROCEDURES
Thoroughly dry each item before placing them into the storage case.
Clean the CO-MINI and XLR-IR850 as fol ows:1. Gently brush off any dirt from the device's body using a clean, soft cloth.
2. Moisten the cloth with fresh water and gently wipe external surfaces (except for glass surfaces).
3. Dry any wet surfaces (except for glass surfaces) with another clean, soft, dry cloth.
4. Using a lens brush, careful y remove al loose dirt from the glass surfaces.
5. Slightly dampen a cotton swab with ethanol. Gently and slowly wipe the lenses (including the pho- toreceiver). Without touching the lens holders, clean the glass surfaces in circular movements, be- ginning in the center and moving out towards the edge. Change the cotton swab after each circular stroke. Repeat until the glass surfaces are clean.
6. Clean the battery surfaces and contacts with a pencil eraser and/ or alcohol-dampened cotton Clean optional equipment with a soft brush (cloth), soap, and water as required.
4.4.3 BATTERY REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT
Refer to Parts 3.1.1 and 3.1.2 for the CO-MINI and XLR-IR850 battery instal ation procedure, respec- tively.
Replace the remote control battery as fol ows: 1. Using a screwdriver, unscrew the four screws (A, Figure 4-6) that affix the cover to the bottom of the unit. Remove the cover.
2. Replace the battery with new one (CR2032, 3V). Stack the battery in its place under the leaf contact spring with the minus contacts directed towards the electric board, as the minus sign etched on the board indicates.
3. Replace the cover and retighten the screws (A).
FIGURE 4-6. ADVANCED WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL BATTERY INSTALLATION
4.5 RETURN INSTRUCTIONS
For service, repair or replacement, please email [email protected]. To assist the Service Representative (SR) with determining whether or not an item is repairable, please provide the fol owing information:1. Serial Number of the defective item. 2. Thorough description of the malfunction, defect or damage.
3. An explanation of how the malfunction, defect or damage occurred, if known.
If the SR determines that the item is under warranty or should be returned for repair, a Return Material Authorization number (RMA#) will be provided. RMA can be obtained via e-mail to [email protected] or via phone by cal ing Armasight Customer Service at (888)959-2259 Ext. 2 or via fax (888)959-2260. When returning the CO-MINI for service or repair, the fol owing procedures should be done to prevent any additional damage: 1. Verify that the CO-MINI is free of all contaminants, such as dirt or any other foreign material.
2. Remove the battery.
3. Place the cap over the objective lens.
4. Screw the cap into the output lens thread.
5. Place the CO-MINI and its accessories into the shipping case.
6. Place the CO-MINI 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 using a fast, traceable service. Shipping must be prepaid by the Customer.
A. ESTIMATION OF AMBIENT ILLUMINATION LEVEL
Table A-1 lists some common natural light conditions and their corresponding representative il umina- tion values.
TABLE A-1. STANDARD NATURAL LIGHT CONDITIONS AND ILLUMINATION VALUES
STANDARD NATURAL LIGHT CONDITIONS
ILLUMINATION VALUE, LUX
Late twilight sky Overcast sky in the daytime B. LIST OF SPARE PARTS
The parts authorized in the below list of spare parts are required for operator maintenance. This list includes parts that must be removed in order to replace authorized parts.
The ITEM NO. column indicates the number used to identify items in Figure B-1.
The PART NO. column indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer to identify an item; this number controls the design and characteristics of the item by means of its engineering, specifications, standards, and inspection requirements.
FIGURE B-1. CO-MINI SPARE PARTS
TABLE B-1. CO-MINI LIST OF SPARE PARTS
Objective Lens Assembly Objective Lens Cap Battery Adapter (not shown) Battery Cap Retainer Gain Control Knob (CO-MINI MG only) Single Lever-Lock Quick Releas mount Mount М4×18 flat head socket cap screws (not shown) Output Lens Assembly Operation and Maintenance Manual Advanced Wireless Remote Control (AWREC) Picatinny Adapter for AWREC Light Suppressor 1 Light Suppressor 2 Light Suppressor for a Day Scope XLR-IR850 Illuminator 18650 Rechargeable Battery (not shown) Charger for 18650 Rechargeable Battery (not shown) CR2016 Battery for AWREC (not shown) C. PRODUCT WARRANTY REGISTRATION CARD
In order to validate the warranty on your product, Armasight must receive a completed Product War- ranty 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 Cen- ter: Armasight Inc. 815 Dubuque Avenue South San Francisco ARMASIGHT PRODUCT WARRANTY REGISTRATION CARD
Customer Signature Required BATTERY INSTALLATION OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS OPERATIONAL DEFECTS OPERATOR TROUBLESHOOTING COSMETIC BLEMISHES FIXED-PATTERN NOISE SYSTEM DESCRIPTION FLASHING, FLICKERING, OR INTERMITTENT OPERATION TURN-PUSH SWITCH GENERAL INFORMATION WARRANTY INFORMATION I
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Standard Operating Procedure for the Pre- operative, Peri-operative and Post-Operative Care for Cataract Surgery Patients John Coupland Hospital Johnson Community Hospital Name of originator / author: Matron, John Coupland Hospital Name of responsible committee / Individual Quality Scrutiny Group Community Hospital Staff