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General

ARE THERE LASER SAFETY RESTRICTIONS FOR THE FN ELITY®?

In high power mode, the FN Elity® needs special precautions for use related to the class 3B laser. The FN Elity® lasers have a low power mode classified as class 1 (eye safe).

Only laser pointers are subject to class 3B, the laser range finder is only class 1 by design.

The FN Elity® is designed to avoid any undesirable manipulations involving a laser safety hazard. Furthermore, for use in training, the product features a mechanical switch between high and low power mode. It is also possible to limit/reduce the laser power output digitally from the FN Elity® settings.

WHICH HOST PLATFORMS CAN ACCEPT THE FN ELITY®?

The FN Elity® is compatible with every small arms caliber weapon (up to 12.7x99mm/.50 cal) equipped with a Picatinny type rail. It can also be mounted onto sniper spotting scopes. Characteristics of the host platform are entered either in the Android app or directly in the FN Elity® settings.

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A CUSTOMER TO CREATE SPECIFIC FIRING TABLES ON THE FN ELITY®?

Yes. To do so, it is important to correctly prepare the different configurations that are to be used with the FN Elity®.  A very user-friendly Android app allows the user to create these configurations. There are several factors to enter in order to obtain the best results such as: weapon data (barrel length, caliber, barrel twist…), aiming system data, ammunition data. There is a preset ammunition library in the FN Elity® but the user can also create his own ballistic table with the app.

Defense

ARE THERE LASER SAFETY RESTRICTIONS FOR THE FN® FCU MK3?

In high power mode, the FN® FCU Mk3 needs special precautions for use related to the class 3B laser. The FN® FCU Mk3 lasers have a low power mode classified as class 1 (eye safe).

Only laser pointers are subject to class 3B, the laser range finder is only class 1 by design.

The FN® FCU Mk3 is designed to avoid any undesirable manipulations involving a laser safety hazard. Furthermore, for use in training the product has a mechanical switch as well as a specific blue cable ensuring the lasers stay locked in class 1.

IS THE FN® FCU MK3 FIRE CONTROL UNIT COMPATIBLE WITH MEDIUM VELOCITY TYPE GRENADES AND LAUNCHERS?

Yes, the FN® FCU Mk3 can be used on a multitude of low and medium velocity grenade launchers. This just requires specific firing tables according to the grenade and the launcher type used. Read Q&A no. 3 below for more details

Security

HOW LONG IS THE BATTERY LIFE?

When connected in Bluetooth mode to a tablet or a computer, the battery life is 24 hours, charging is easily done by plugging a micro USB to the FN® Expert. When using the stand-alone mode (not connected in Bluetooth), the battery life goes up to 72 hours.

IS THERE ANY SAFETY ISSUE REGARDING THE USE OF THE FN® EXPERT?

The operating principle of the FN® Expert is based on infrared light that is totally eye safe. The FN® Expert does not contain any toxic product and can be transported without any constraint.