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Offline eKretz

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Re: Flir E40 opportunity
« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2018, 07:58:03 pm »
One thing I've just noticed I'm not sure is normal - on my E40 after I've used it for a bit and turn it off I notice there's a red L.E.D. or something lit up inside. Since the gull wing doors are missing it's quite noticeable - can see it when looking in through the ports on either side. Does anyone else's do this? I wonder what that is. Still waiting to see if it will eventually turn off.
 

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Re: Flir E40 opportunity
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2018, 08:49:00 pm »
Perfectly normal.

The E40 thermal camera has soft power switching and operate in three states

1. Off
2. Standby
3. On

When switching the E40 off, it enters standby for a period of time and then shuts down fully to the off condition. This is so you can restart the camera quickly if needed. A full off condition can be actioned by pressing and holding the power button for more than 10 seconds.

The Red LED us just a PCB diagnostic indicator to show the camera is not fully shut down and is in the standby state.

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Re: Flir E40 opportunity
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2018, 10:20:05 pm »
Ok thanks much for the clarification. I really hadn't spent much time with it prior to all the upgrades so I wasn't sure if it had done that previously or not. Good to know that it's just fine.
 

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Re: Flir E40 opportunity
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2018, 12:30:03 pm »
Anyone else notice the EXX advertised minimum focus distance doesn't seem to be correct?  My cam seems to focus just fine all the way down to about 6" away from a subject (edit: confirmed - just measured - exactly 6")  According to the brochure/datasheet it's supposed to be 1.3 feet MFD.
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Re: Flir E40 opportunity
« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2018, 01:31:57 pm »
That could change with the lens... Maybe you don't have the exact lens that your brochure is talking about, or it doesn't turn far enough.
 

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Re: Flir E40 opportunity
« Reply #30 on: June 10, 2018, 09:49:56 pm »
I don't think that either of those is likely - the base lens isn't interchangeable on these as far as I can tell. It doesn't screw in like on the EX series. The optional lenses are just add-ons that mount in front of the base lens, and I don't have any of those. As far as not turning far enough, if the focus ring didn't turn far enough I'd think it would increase the MFD, not decrease it.
 

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Re: Flir E40 opportunity
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2018, 08:15:00 am »
Just fitted a new screen protector. That worked perfectly to hide the scratch.
 

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Re: Flir E40 opportunity
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2018, 08:21:54 am »
Oh, and in case anyone ever needs any help with disassembly, I've now had this camera completely torn down. Most of it is pretty simple but there's one tricky spot.
 

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Re: Flir E40 opportunity
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2018, 01:24:33 pm »
Did you have to cut down a screen protector or was it one intended for a 3.5" screen ?

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Re: Flir E40 opportunity
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2018, 01:42:19 pm »
I cut one originally intended for a cell phone. "Invisible Shield" brand as I recall.
 

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Re: Flir E40 opportunity
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2018, 05:16:47 pm »
Excellent. The ones I have seen being sold specifically for the Exx series are silly money .... £20+ !

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Re: Flir E40 opportunity
« Reply #36 on: June 17, 2018, 05:42:06 am »
Yikes. I just happened to have access to the little lady's stash. She found a clearance bin of cell phone screen protectors at Target for something like $1 each and bought the whole bin. Probably 10 of them in there.

BTW Fraser, did you happen to have a chance to get a few photos of the gull wing door latch setup for me?
 


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