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  1. Using Dino-Lite on Google Chromebook
    Instructions for setting up a compatible Dino-Lite on Google Chromebook Learn More
  2. Using Dino-Lite on Windows RT
    Instructions for setting up a compatible Dino-Lite on Windows RT Learn More
  3. Nozzle (endcap) material information
    All "AD" series caps are made out of polycarbonate material. "AM" series caps are made out of acrylic or polycarbonate material. Please contact us to inquire about a specific model. Learn More
  4. Traditional vs digital microscope magnification
    Traditional microscopes and Dino-Lite digital microscopes both use a lens (optical magnification) to provide an enlarged view of a specimen. A particular magnification value may appear more powerful using a traditional microscope compared to a digital microscope because magnification is defined differently between the two types of devices... Learn More
  5. About numeric aperture
    Numeric aperture varies between different models. In general it is above 0.065. For specific inquiries or product recommendations please contact us. Learn More
  6. About color correction
    Color correction matrix varies based on specific model and exposure settings. For specific inquiries or recommendations for applications requiring color accuracy, please contact us. Learn More
  7. Glass or plastic lens
    The Dino-Lite uses a glass lens. Learn More
  8. About polarization
    The polarizer is an adjustable feature on Dino-Lite microscopes that allows you to help reduce glare on reflective surfaces Learn More
  9. About the MicroTouch feature
    MicroTouch is a touch sensor that provides convenient snapshot without disturbing the image by moving a physical button. Learn More
  10. About Dino-Eye eyepiece cameras
    The Dino-Eye camera devices are designed to add digital microscope functionality to an existing stereo or compound microscope. The camera connects to the microscope either by replacing a binocular eyepiece, a trinocular tube, or a c-mount connection. Learn More
  11. LED wavelength information
    Information about LED wavelength and filters.. Learn More
  12. About refresh speed / frame rate (FPS)
    In general, standard models have maximum frame rate of 30 fps at low resolution (640 x 480) and can expect between about 10 - 15 fps at 1280 x 1024 resolution. High frame rate models (3713) series have a maximum frame rate of 60 fps at 640 x 480. Learn More
  13. Environmental temperature and pressure
    For Temperature Rating: Internal electronic components: Temperature rating (14° F ~ 131°F) / (-10° C ~ 55° C) Learn More
  14. Infrared light sensitivity
    Dino-Lite scope lens are glass with IR coating. The filter is an IR pass filter. Learn More
  15. Dino-Lite power consumption
    For the Dino-Lite USB models in the 300/3000, and 400/4000 series, the Dino-Lite consumes 1980mW (1340mW microscope + 640mW for all 8 LEDs). Learn More
  16. Sensor: How many microns per pixel can be seen with the Dino-Lite?
    To determine microns per pixel, measure the field of view at the magnification being used. Learn More
  17. Built-in LED light lifetime
    The Dino-Lite uses long-lasting LED lights rated at 20,000 operational hours. Learn More
  18. How fast can the LEDs be cycled ON/OFF
    The LEDs can be toggled on/off programmatically using the Dino-Lite SDK. The maximum switching rate is approximately 20Hz. Learn More
  19. Does the strobe feature affect LED lifetime?
    While in a strobe pattern, the LED lights alternate being in an “on” and “off” state. Learn More
  20. How do I clean a Dino-Lite?
    Please read the full article for important information and proper cleaning instructions Learn More
  21. Do UV and IR models contain visible light filters?
    Some models, including the AM413FIT (IR) and AM4113FVT (UV) contain visible light filters Learn More
  22. Does the Dino-Lite store user data (data volatility)
    No, the Dino-Lite microscopes do not store any customer data Learn More
  23. Drawing File Request
    Need a drawing or design schematic file of a Dino-Lite microscope or accessory? Learn More
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