The Iray / InfiRay JerryC C5 is a Clip-On Thermal Imager (COTI) that features a high 640x512 resolution, 12um sensor with a 50Hz refresh rate. Functionally identical to Jerry CE5, the critical difference is the C5 has on-board power AND an outboard battery port. However the C5 does not come with a battery pack.
The C5 easily attaches to existing night vision devices (NVDs) to instantly add thermal detection capabilities by overlaying a thermal image on top of the analog image intensified image, creating multi-spectrum capability and removing the need to switch to a completely separate device. Unlike legacy clip-on thermal devices, the Jerry C5 provides over 30 degrees of thermal overlay for increased themal field of view. With a standard quick disconnect, the C5 interfaces to any night vision devices that also accepts PVS-14 optics, such as DTNVS, Katana, RNVG, Sentinel, PVS-7, etc.
Because the JerryC has onboard power, users wanting to use the external eyepiece adapter during the daytime, without the need for a host night vision device, will find this device much less cumbersome. The C5 weighs 110g compared to the CE5's 78g. The C5 also comes with a battery extender which allows the use of longer 18650 batteries.
NOTE: You will NOT be able to use refocus devices like the Matbock Tarsier Eclipse or Phokus Hoplite caps when using the JerryC devices due to the geometry of the system and how the JerryC mounts and projects onto your objective lens.
Detailed Features & Controls
The latest version of the C55 now allows users to calibrate the location/offset of the thermal image so that they can line up the analog night vision and thermal images perfectly. A copy of these instructions will be included with every C5. In addition, the C5 now "remembers" the orientation/settings from the last time the unit was on, even with the power disconnected. Users are also able to adjust brightness, contrast, and threshold.
The C5 has two main controls: a button and a multi-function dial. By default, the multi-function dial turns the unit on and controls gain. The C5 has 3 main display modes: full thermal, highlight, and outline. These are easily accessed by depressing the multi-function dial. Pulse Mode is accessed by clicking the button on the rear of the unit, once in Pulse mode, the frequency of the pulse can be controlled by the dial. Pulse mode is a mode that gently flashes the thermal image on and off, especially useful to differentiate between high light areas of the analog image and thermal signatures. Long-pressing the button will display the menu.
WARRANTY INFO: Standard 2-year warranty from Infiray Canada