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  • 1.Digital Crosshairs Kits
    Question about Digital Crosshairs night vision clip-ons.
  • What is the difference in Digital Crosshairs models?
    admin00818-01-2016

    Currently we have three Digital Crosshairs Models.  All models come in a complete kit including all mounting hardware and a very powerful long range focusable 850nm IR illuminator based on the Oslon Black IR emitter.

    Digital Crosshairs 1000

    The best choice for night vision clipon.  It uses a 1000TVL (television Line) resolution IR night vision capable CMOS board camera.  It is very sensitive to visible and infrared light spectrum.  This model will give you excellent visibility into the shadows at dusk and dawn when there is light available that your eyes can not see, this unit can.   It also takes advantage of ambient visible and IR light in the environment at night.

    The Digital Crosshairs 1000 comes complete with an 850nm long range IR illuminator.  This illuminator projects a very bright light beam in the 850nm spectrum that animals and humans can not see, however Digital Crosshairs converts this light into a visible black and white picture on the LCD targeting monitor.

    Expect to get 150+ yards of night vision.  Results vary dependent on the scope and environmental condition any particular night.  The 1000 unit has digital B&W night vision and can also be used in daylight however the day time colors are not alway natural because this unit does not filter out any IR light, day or night.

    Digital Crosshairs 800

    A great choice for a budget friendly affordable night vision clip-on.  It uses a 800 TVL (television line) resolution IR night vision capable CMOS board camera.  It is very sensitive to visible and infrared light spectrum.  This model will give you excellent visibility into the shadows at dusk and dawn when there is light available that your eyes can not see, this unit can.  It takes advantage of ambient visible and IR light in the environment at night.  Expect to get 100+ yards of night vision visibility with the DC800 model.

    The 800 unit has digital B&W night vision and can also be used in daylight however the day time colors are not alway natural because this unit does not filter out any IR light, day or night.

    Digital Crosshairs 7SE

    A great choice for the shooting that want to use their Digital Crosshairs product just as much in the day light as at night.  The 7SE is built using the Sony 700TVL Effie IR CMOS board camera technology that provides true life color during the day and about 100+ yards of night vision.

    This model is popular with user that are looking for an alternative to looking through a scope eyepiece for targeting and are not as concerned with night vision

  • Does Digital Crosshairs work with all scopes?
    admin00818-01-2016

    Digital Crosshairs works with nearly all scopes.  There are so many scopes out there that it is impossible to test it on all scopes.  Here is what we can say, if it does not work with your scope you can return it for a full refund within the first 5 days, no questions asked.  Our customer service is excellent and we are happy to walk you through the install although it is quite simple.

    You kit will fit scope eye pieces up to 50mm.  One size fits all!  Not extra part to buy.

    It includes mounting hardware for 1" and 30mm scopes.  This is simply a picatinny rail adapter that mounts on your scope.  If your scope is very short and does not have room for this adapter you will need to buy a scope mount that has a rail on top.

    Some scopes have a rose or orange filter that filters out IR light.  Digital Crosshairs will work during the day with this type of scope but need the IR light to pass through in order to work at night so it will not work at night with this type of scope.

     

  • Do I see my scope’s crosshairs?
    admin00818-01-2016

    Yes.  Digital Crosshair clips an IR day/night vision video camera onto your scope's eye piece.  This camera looks down the barrel of your scope and displays your scope's field of view on the rail attached targeting monitor.  It shows you your crosshairs.  Just adjust the eye relief of your scope until the crosshairs are clear on the screen and you are all set.  No change need to be made to your scope's zero.

  • How long do the batteries last for Digital Crosshairs?
    admin00818-01-2016

    The night vision unit runs on a 12 volt polymer lithium-ion battery.  This battery will run the unit for about 5 to 6 hours on one charge.  The system comes with a charger.  It takes several hours to charge this battery.  You can purchase extra batteries and just change them when one needs to be re-charged.  Extra batteries are available at www.digitalcrosshairs.net .

    The illuminator runs on 18650 lithium-ion batteries.  These batteries come in different qualities.  The ones shipped with the unit should run about 2 hours on a charge.  You can purchase more expensive 18650 batteries that will run 5 or more hours on a charge.  The kit includes two batteries and a battery charger.

  • How long do the battery last for the included illuminator?
    admin00818-01-2016

    The illuminator uses one 18650 re-chargeable lithium-ion battery.  These come in different qualities.  The batteries included will run the illuminator about 2 hours.  You can buy better batteries that will run up to 5 hours or more that cost about $18 each.

  • How long does it take to turn on and boot up?
    admin00818-01-2016

    The Digital Crosshairs night vision units are instant on, no boot-up time required.

  • How far can you see at night?
    admin00818-01-2016

    The distance you can see in the dark depends to some degree on the type of scope you mount it on and the amount of ambient  available in the environment that night.  As a general rule:

    Digital Crosshairs 1000 -- 150+ yards night vision

    Digital Crosshairs 800  -- 100+ yards night vision

    Digital Crosshairs 7SE  -- 100+ yards night vision

    Customers have reported farther ranges but these are the averages to expect.

  • Does it work in the day light?
    admin00818-01-2016

    Yes.  All units work day or night.  the DC1000 adn DC800 do not provide true colors all the time because they are sensitive to IR light in the day time.  The DC7SE filters IR light during the day so it gives true color during the day.

  • Where is it made?
    admin00818-01-2016

    Digital Crosshairs products are made by Digital FOV, LLC. in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

  • What is the warranty?
    admin00818-01-2016

    One year parts and labor.  Free repair for life as long as parts are available, just charge for parts.

    Service done in Stone Mountain, Ga.

    Call 404-590-6513

  • Do I need an IR illuminator?
    admin00818-01-2016

    All IR night vision devices work best with an IR illuminator.  Digital Crosshairs will process light better than your eyes at dusk and dawn, enabling you to gain sight into shadows you would not naturally be able to see in.  After dark you will need the illuminator.

  • What kind of illuminator does it come with?
    admin00818-01-2016

    Digital Crosshairs night vision clip-on kits come with an 850nm IR illuminator that is built on an Oslon Black 850nm emmiter and UniqueFire UF-T20 focusable flashlight host.

  • Is it water proof?
    admin00818-01-2016

    Digital Crosshairs is not water proof but is water resistant.  You would not want to use it in pooring rain, however a light drizzel should not hurt it.  The monitor needs to be protected from water, just like a cell phone.

  • How well will it stand up to weather conditions?
    admin00818-01-2016

    Cold tolerant.  Do not put in water.  Do not expose the batteries to extreme heat.

    If accidentally submerged, send back to Digital FOV for inspection and repair ASAP.

    Lithium battery safety precautions should be used.  Do not store in a hot car trunk or hot attic. See manual for care instructions.

  • Where can I see Digital Crosshairs products?
    admin00818-01-2016

    Digital Crosshairs product are sold over the internet, at some gun shows and some outdoor shows. It is not currently sold in any retail outlet.

  • 12. How much light does the screen give off?
    admin00818-01-2016

    The monitor gives off about the same amount of light as a cell phone.  The monitor is adjustable for brightness and contrast.  The screen can be dimmed and we offer free red screen protectors which changes the glow from white light to red light.