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Pulsar Battery Guide

Pulsar night vision and thermal imaging devices are popular tools used for various activities such as hunting, observation and security. Ensuring that you are using the correct battery for your device is crucial, this battery guide aims to provide you with essential information on compatible batteries plus tips to maximise the battery life and effeciency of your Pulsar devices.

Battery Types

Pulsar devices use custom rechargeable lithium (Li-ion) battery packs due to their high energy density, reliability, and longer lifespan compared to standard batteries (such as a standard 18650 or disposable equivalent) found across different branded products.


Pulsar APS2 Battery
  • Capacity: 2000 mAh
  • Compatible with: Digex C50, Digex N450 & Thermion/Thermion 2 Models (inc. LRF).


Pulsar APS3 Battery
  • Capacity: 3200 mAh
  • Compatible with: Axion Key XM22/XM30, Axion XM30F, Axion XM30S, Digex C50, Digex N450, Merger LRF & Thermion/Thermion 2 Models (inc. LRF).


Pulsar APS5 Battery
  • Capacity: 4900 mAh
  • Compatible with: Axion XQ38 (Inc. LRF), Axion 2 XQ/XG Models (Inc. LRF), Axion 2 Pro XQ/XG Models (Inc. LRF) & Proton Models.


Pulsar APS5T Battery
  • Capacity: 4900 mAh
  • Compatible with: Talion Models.


Pulsar IPS7 Battery
  • Capacity: 6400 mAh
  • Compatible with: Accolade Models (inc. LRF), Digisight Ultra Models, Forward F Models, Helion & Helion 2 Models, Krypton & Krypton 2 Models, Trail & Trail 2 Models (inc. LRF).


Pulsar IPS14 Battery
  • Capacity: 12800 mAh
  • Compatible with: Accolade Models (inc. LRF), Digisight Ultra Models, Forward F Models, Helion & Helion 2 Models, Krypton & Krypton 2 Models, Trail & Trail 2 Models (inc. LRF).


Pulsar LPS7I Battery
  • Capacity: 6400 mAh
  • Compatible with: Telos Models.


Pulsar DNV Battery
  • Capacity: 2300 mAh
  • Compatible with: Quantum Models (also compatible with Yukon Photon RT & Yukon Sightline).

The main advantage of Pulsar battery packs compared to internal batteries found across different branded products is that if an internal battery fails, the whole unit becomes redundant and will need to be returned to the manufacturer for repair. If a battery pack fails, the unit is still functional and you can simply replace the battery pack.


Initial Charge: When using a new battery, follow the manufacturers instructions for the initial charging process. Batteries do not come fully charged, it is essential to allow the battery to charge fully before using it for the first time.

Charging Cycles: For optimum performance, it is recommended to periodically perform full discharge and recharge cycles on your battery. This process helps to calibrate the battery and maintain its overall capacity.

To guarantee maximum charging capability, please ensure you use the Pulsar branded charging accessories (such as 3-Pin plug, USB cable & charging dock) supplied with your Pulsar night vision or thermal imaging device.


Battery Indicator: Most Pulsar devices have a battery indicator that shows the remaining charge level. Pay attention to this indicator and recharge the battery when it reaches low levels to prevent sudden power loss during use.

Spare Batteries: Consider carrying spare batteries or a power bank when using your Pulsar device for extended periods away from a power source. This ensures that you have backup power readily available.

Storage and Maintenance

Storage: If you don't plan to use your Pulsar device for an extended period, it is advisable to remove the battery to prevent discharge over time. Store the battery in a cool, dry place.

Cleaning: Keep the battery contacts and terminals clean and free from debris. Use a dry cloth or cotton swab to gently clean them if necessary.

By following these guidelines, you can optimize the battery life and performance of your Pulsar night vision and thermal imaging devices. Remember to always refer to the specific instructions provided by the manufacturer for your particular model. Proper battery management will ensure that your Pulsar device is always ready to deliver excellent performance when you need it.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. Call on 01535 610066 or email to speak to a member of our knowledgeable team.