trail cameras &
night vision devices
Can MINOX trail cameras be connected to external power sources?
Yes, but please make sure that you do not exceed the maximal Volts, otherwise the camera will get damaged. When the camera is connected to an external power source, the batteries will be bridged. It is not possible to charge the batteries in this way - not even if a solar panel is connected.
DTC 390 / 395 / DTC 550 WiFi / 650 / 700 / 1200
A 6V/2A DC external power source can be used.
An external power source with 6V or 9V can be used.
DTC 450 / 460
Here, an external power source cannot be used.
Which SIM card can be recommended for use with the DTC 1100?
In Germany, we generally recommend using T-Mobile (as a free network) or the Revierwelt (currently Eseye SIM card). Please note that this must be a telephony-capable data card. Additionally, the SIM card must not have an NFC function (Near Field Communication).
Setup with a T-Mobile SIM card
The setup is done directly on the camera, not via a PC (without Download Tool). In the right tab of the menu, select "Set up network" -> Select network provider. First select the country and then "T-Mobile". Then go one step back to "MINOX Server", confirm with OK in the sub-menu "Activate". Afterwards, all you need to do is enter the email address under "Recipient e-mail". The camera is now set up and will find the network.
Setup with a Revierwelt SIM card
The activation / setup of the Revierwelt SIM card can be done online via the Revierwelt portal. There, an account must first be created and the SIM card activated (the activation code is included with the SIM card). In this case, no manual entry may be made in the right tab of the camera (Network).
Which batteries are recommended?
Rechargeable NiMH batteries are recommended for use with wildlife cameras or night vision devices. Irrespective of cost savings, these rechargeable batteries have the advantage that, in contrast to conventional alkaline-manganese batteries, they also provide power at low outdoor temperatures (below 0° Celsius). It is important for the functionality of the device that all batteries have the same level of charge. Please also make sure that the batteries are charged equally (if indeed batteries are used). The indicated maximum battery life is in reference to an infrequent use of the trail camera during the day. The largest power consumer is the IR flash. Frequent photo and video triggering at night can significantly reduce the battery life. For this reason, it is recommended to select short video sequences (5 or 10 seconds maximum). Please do not use 1.5V alkaline batteries mixed with 1.2 V rechargeable batteries.
I forgot my password. What do I do?
Please send an email to our customer service. It is unfortunate, but it often occurs that trail cameras are stolen - for us to reset the password for you, we require a proof of purchase.
The DTC 1100 is not sending photos
It is important that you make sure that the camera is in the SET mode before turning it on. Wait a moment until the camera has found the network. Now switch the camera to ON.
Please check the following:
- Is the camera in Send mode? If not, this must be activated via SMS.
- Is the photo in an email spam or junk folder?
- Perform the software update. You can find this here.
- Is there enough credit on your SIM card?
- Has the SIM card been activated? You can find out by asking your SIM card provider.
- Is the PIN request disabled?
- Did your camera find the network?
- Has the camera been configured in accordance with the network? Reset the camera to factory settings and configure it anew.
The camera stops sending even after the credit has been topped up. What do I do?
If the credit of the SIM card is zero or the SIM card has not been used for some time, it is blocked by many providers. Please contact your SIM card provider so that they can check the card and reactivate it if necessary.
How do I navigate in the menu of the MINOX NVD 650 night vision device?
By pressing and holding the image brightness button (2 seconds) you will enter a small setup menu. Here you can set photo resolution, video resolution, date, backlight and USB standard. In the setup menu, the zoom buttons are used to enter and exit a submenu. Within a menu, you can switch from one menu item to the next by using the IR button. The recording button is used to confirm your setting.
With the IR button, you can navigate downwards. With the "-" button, or alternatively the "REC" button, you can choose a menu item; with the "+" button, you can exit the menu item.
How many Nanometers does the infrared illuminator on the NVD 650 emit?
850 Nanometers. The range of the illuminator is up to 350 meters.
Is it possible to use the NVD 650 with a powerbank?
Yes, a standard powerbank with 5.6 - 6V is suitable. This is connected to the micro USB port of the NVD 650.
Can an external IR illuminator be used with the NVD 650?
An additional external IR illuminator (not a MINOX accessory) can be mounted on the Picatinny rail by means of an appropriate mounting. A direct connection to the device is not possible.