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Pulsar Helion 2 XQ38F

The HELION 2 XQ38F is a thermal monocular made by Pulsar and is part of the Helion 2 XQ series.


The Helion 2 XQ38F packs a quality 35mm f/1 lens to capture thermal radiation. The field of view (FOV) on this thermal monocular reads 10.7 x 8 degrees. It's equipped with a 4x digital zoom to capture additional details. The eye relief distance is 15mm.

Inside the housing of the Helion 2 XQ38F you'll find the (uncooled, 17µm) 384 by 288px sensor with a refresh rate of 50Hz. The NETD (Noise Equivalent Temperature Difference) of this thermal monocular is <40mK.

The dimensions of this thermal monocular are 234 x 55 x 58mm (length/width/height) and weighs in at 450g. This device is rated IP?7. It can withstand dust, shocks and water (splashes). Operating temperatures range between -25°C and 50°C.

The Helion 2 XQ38F can be used for surveillance missions, hunting, law enforcement and search and rescue operations.



  • Highly Sensitive Sensor
  • Large aperture lens
  • HD AMOLED display
  • Stadiametric Rangefinder
  • Magnesium alloy housing
  • Variable Digital Zoom
  • Long detection range
  • Wi-Fi streaming


Lens35 mm
Eye relief distance15 mm
Optical zoom3 x
Digital zoom4 x
FOV (h/v)10.7 ° / 8.0 °
Thermal typeUncooled
Sensor resolution (h/v)384 pixels / 288 pixels
Pixel pitch17 µm
Sensitivity40 mK
Display resolution (h/v)1024 pixels / 768 pixels
Refresh rate50 Hz
Output screen colorFull color
Dimensions (l/w/h)234 mm / 55 mm / 58 mm
Weight450 g
TypeIPS7 Battery pack
Number of batteries1
Battery life9 hours
Law enforcement
Search & rescue
Fire fighting
Operating temperature-25 °C / 50 °C
Environmental ratingIP?7

DRI Ranges

DRI stands for Detection, Recognition and Identification and is based on the widely used Johnson's criteria.

  • Detection Detect if an object is present
  • Recognition See what type of object it is (i.e. person, vehicle, airplane)
  • Identification For example see if someone is a friend or foe
Detection Recognition Identification
Rabbit 370 meters 92 meters 46 meters
Person 1303 meters 325 meters 162 meters
Vehicle 3156 meters 789 meters 394 meters

Please note that these values are calculated, always consult the manufacturer for official range numbers.


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