Re: Installed new batteries and it still will not work
Replace with new battery and retest. this unit has a itt 2nd gen tube with an encapsuled power supply next to the tube the power supply is probably faulty the two sides of this nv are also siliconed together making it a difficult unit to dissasemble for testing but i have done this model before
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I sound like the Russian manufactured image intensifier tube has gone bad. This Kalinka Zenith Piezon Russian NV monocular was and is manufactured in Russia. Have tried to use piezo handle on the top of the monocular. This is suspose to eliminate the battery for operation by using you hand and finger to pull down on the handle many time to charge up some capacitor and diodes.. GB...stewbison
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.
Hello, Welcome to the world of Russian night vision system. That is right, Night Owl Optics Cyclops NOCC3 is manufactured in Russian. The biggest problem with these monocular and binoculars and even scope is that they use cheap 1st generation Russian image tubes and everything else. It would be cost prohibitive to have it fixed, that is, if Night Owl Optics will fix it for you. Hint: Auction it on Ebay as night vision parts. Sorry, GB...stewbison
Hello, I really don't think it is the image intensifier tube that has bad. The good possiblity the piezo electric capacitor has shorted out. Have tried to charge the capacitors by hand cranking the handle on top of the Kalinka NV monocular. Try first, crank the level and get the cap charged up before turn on the switch. GB....stewbison
Hello David. David you night vision doesn't use any batteries that one installs. You have Kalinka Zenit NV monocular that is Russian manufactured but is sold by Night Vision Optics. Your night vision uses a piezo electric ignitor to charges the batteries and charge a couple capacitors.
The lever on top to the Zenit monocular is activated by squeezing the handle that is covered in a rubber type material. Just keep squeezing on the lever and in while things will start working. Best of Luck David. GB...stewbison
Hello, Your Paramount 3-6X was manufactured for Night Vision and Night Vision
sold them to Moonlight which had their name Paramount and logo install on the
monocular. Now, Moonlight uses a foil type sticker with their name and logo on
the sticker and it is installed on the Night Vision Inc. Russian NV devises.
Here is the bad news. The hole monocular was manufactured in Russia. I'm telling
you the truth.
Forget about getting it repaired. The cost to repair your monocular would be
Auction it off on eBay, or you can send me a message through fixya. What do
you want for it? Sorry, GB....stewbison
My advice ,if i were you, would be to leave the batteries in for a day and leave your unit turned on. either leave the cap on, or put it in a closet and see if it works better. The new AAA batteries should be fine i'm sure you have how to put the four in correct, and yes they are all that's needed. But leaving your unit on for the day will do a few things. First, it puts a current through all of the working components, i.e. light gathering elements and your infrared components. They may "wake up" from being on and they may not. But at the very worst you are only out the cost of four triple A's.