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Taking care of your thermal imager.

Mar 30, 2021 | 01:31 pm 225 0
Taking care of your thermal imager.

Let's imagine a situation: you have been looking for an opportunity to fulfill your dream and acquire a thermal vision device for a very long time. You've read hundreds of articles with reviews and tips for buying the right thermal imaging device. You have watched thousands of videos about these devices. You know everything you can about the device. Finally, you have found the right and reliable manufacturer and purchased your dream thermal vision device.

Now you're ready to hunt, explore the wilderness, and embark on new, dizzying adventures. There are no more obstacles - night or a blizzard cannot prevent you from seeing everything you need. Now nothing can stop you from enjoying life and discovering new horizons of your favorite hobby. Or maybe?

Let's figure it out today. And we will tell you about the responsibility that you bear for weapons and equipment. You are responsible for the ideal state of things that accompany you on a hike or raid. Ah, the perfect condition can save your life and keep you safe. This is the most important question. Today we will tell you how to solve it and keep your thermal imaging device long. How to care for it and how not to spoil it. If you follow the basic rules, you will not only save money, but you will also feel calm when night falls.

How a thermal imager works.

But first, let's take a look at how this technology works. After all, understanding the processes is the key to the long life of your device.

So, no matter what it is, a monocular or binoculars, a thermal vision device works on the principle of fixing the thermal signatures of objects of observation. Everything with a temperature above absolute zero is recorded by the device and visualized with a contrasting image. For such devices, the presence of light does not matter (unlike night vision devices). They work even during the day. Weather conditions also do not matter since the technology is not tied to the visualization of the location. The only drawback is hiding from the observer behind an object that will hide the temperature. Even ordinary glass can be such an object.

As you can imagine, the device's design is complex and combines a symbiosis of technological solutions that require careful and tender treatment. Both during use and during storage and transportation. And, if everything is clear with transportation - you need a reliable case, protected from impacts, then leaving everything is a little more complicated.

Thermal imager care tips.

The main advice you will receive may offend you. But, do not neglect it. Read the instructions for the use of your device! And read it carefully. No matter how many videos you have watched and how smart you are, you should carefully study the instructions for your device. It contains obvious information that is understandable even for a student and practical advice and warnings for a specific device. And each device and each manufacturer has its own characteristics, which can be found out just in the instruction manual.

 

The second sacred rule is the principle of non-interference in the operation of the device. As we have already said, a thermal imager is a complex device made up of fragile and technologically advanced parts. Many scientists and engineers have worked on it with special, specific knowledge that you do not have. Firstly, if you decide to repair yourself, you can damage the device's fragile parts. Secondly, you can lose the manufacturer's warranty service, even if he is as friendly and honest as possible. And, in this situation, you will be wrong.

 

Preserving a fragile device is essential for every owner. When you are not using the thermal imager, immediately put it in a case or case. Of course, the devices have a certain margin of safety, but it is insignificant, and any fall of the device can become fatal. It would help if you didn't relax at home either. Do not leave the device, even in a carrying case, where children or pets can reach. Inattention can cost you too much.

 

The batteries in the device can become a time bomb. First, you should only use tested batteries from a reliable manufacturer, or better - batteries from the device's manufacturer. If you are not using the device, remove the batteries. Is always. You can forget about them, and when you find them a year later, it will be too late.

 

Is it worth mentioning separately that your device should always be clean? Do not use aggressive chemicals to clean the elements of the device. They can damage the metal and rubber parts of the appliance. Do not neglect tissues and cotton swabs - they will help clean up most of the dirt. Use only recommended products to clean optics and lenses. Check the instructions to go, call the support service - you will definitely get answers to all your questions.

In addition to mechanical damage, thermal imagers' main enemies are moisture ingress and exposure to sources of intense thermal radiation. Accordingly, do not allow moisture to enter the device. Many appliances can withstand rain, but you must tightly seal the connectors on the device to prevent moisture from entering.

And do not point the device while it is on at objects that emit strong, intense heat. There is no particular problem if such items fall into the surveillance area. But, if you focus optics on such objects for a long time, it threatens to disable the device.

 

As you can see, there is nothing difficult or impossible to take care of a thermal imager. A little more attention, a little less self-confidence - and your dear and the beloved device will be safe.

Besides, it is essential to choose the right supplier and manufacturer. A reliable manufacturer will always provide you with a competent support service and will not create problems in a warranty repair event.

And remember: respect your equipment, take care of it, and it will repay you with many years of work and many vivid impressions.


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