Light worked fine for a while, then became intermittent
I bought a Nite Ize LED wand which comes with the chip controled (squeeze for different modes and switch on and off) Inova Microlight. (Blue in my case) I use it while hiking and camping. I tested it out at home before the last trip out and it seemed to work fine. When I got out into the woods, and tried to turn it on, it would only stay on while I was squeezing it, and then only very dimmly. I tried replacing the batteries, but it had no effect. Any suggestions?
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Hello, it could be a number of problems with your Night Leopard Monocular.
Broken wire, bad switch, cold solder joint, faulty electronic components, image
intensifier tube has gone south faster than a Ethiopian chicken. Another problem
here is were it was manufactured and there quality control procedures.... I
would say that Russia manufacture mostly junk in their NV devises. But they also
manufacture some night vision components that really good. Nothing to the
quality of the US tho.
Since, I have work on a few of these Russian NV devises. 90% of the problem
will the image intensifier tube. They might work for six months or six years.
There quality control isn't the best in the work; of course, the companies in
the USA that has there name and logo on them they tell a different story.
Hello, Is there two switches on the NV monocular? If so, one is for the IR
illuminator and other is for turn the scope off/on. Also, does each switch have
a LED associated with it? Green for turning on the monocular and red LED when
the IR illuminator is on. Now the IR switch is a momentary switch once you push
on the button it turn on IR. If you release the IR button it turns off the IR..
What do you mean by green lightening storm in the view finder? Generation 1
image intensifier tubes when ignited by 15KV it will glow green in the tube. If
you look through the eye pieces there will be a green glow with fluctuating
intensity as bright light impact the plate in the image tube.
As you probably know that internal electronic are manufactured in Russia. I just repair an ATN MK238. Verything from the image intensifier tube to power supply was shot. I managed to round up 1 gen green Russian image tube, but the ccfl inverter, tolorid coil, voltage multiplier I had to manufactured them. Sorry, wish that I could be more help. stewbison
I think I answer you question--when?? Take the good CCTV camera and hook it up to
monitor. Then hook up the CCTV camera and turn it on. Point the working CCTV
camera at the bad camera that is turn on. Now, look at the monitor which is
working with your operational camera. Look at the bad camera while it on, and
see how many IR LED's you can see on the bad CCTV, while it turn on. You should
be able to the IR LED glowing red. If not, then there is a problem with bad CCTV
IR LED's. Short wire, no power to the IR LED's. stewbison
Most of the LED's colors are Green on/off switch, Red for IR light. When you take a look see in the eye piece what do you see, white, white on white, green 18mm image, or just plan nothing. stewbison. It could be number of things, battery OK, just because it lights the LED doesn't mean it has the power to iignite the image tube----try a new batter---If it's not this, there could a number of things that have stop operating.; such as, image intensifier tube, ccfl inverter, voltage multiplier, toloidal coil, control panel. Some of the NV devisies are micropressor control. stewbison
Hello, let do this. IR illuminator has a montary switch, that is when you push it comes on, and when you release it the IR goes off and it has a red LED to indicate the IR illuminator is being activated.
When you turn you binocular on there will be a green LED activated. This switch is DTSA---double throw sing activated. That is, one throw of the switch it turns on the binocular, the throw will turn off the binocular.
Also within the control panel there is timing circuit to keep the IR illumniator on for ten second the shuts off. Make sure you have the right switches etc. Let me know, then we can brain storm on this matter. stewbison
Hello, contact Night Vision Optics they should be able to get you one. You can
make your own by using an head light. Get an IR bulb, or change the lens to IR
lens. If you want to high tech then get head light will IR LED's. If the white
LED's are used don't use IR lens over this white LED's because of the light
spectrum is different for the the LED's than incandescent light. They will have
to be changed IR LED's..GB...stewbison
Hello, this Night Owl monocular will have two light (LED's), one green for on/off, and other red LED for IR illuminator. So, does the green light come on? Also, if still does work, then send it to me. I some parts to fix other NV devise and 95% of them are manufactured in Russia including yours. I wish you all the luck. GB...stewbison
Hello, check and see if the IR led isn't operating. You'll will have to remove it from it illumination tube. Check with digital multi-meter on diode check. These diode and LED are active simiconductor devises. GB....stewbison