AB NightVision MOD-3 Binocular NV System
The MOD-3 is a revolutionary new night vision system. Until now, you could have either a binocular, or monocular. Monoculars have more versatility and can be used handheld, mounted to a weapon, or head mount. However, everybody loves the image from a good binocular. With them, you have depth perception and you do not have the eyestrain that comes from only using one eye with a monocular. Many people enjoy using two monoculars when hunting, one on a neck lanyard for spotting, and one mounted on a rifle. Nevertheless, with most of the cost of night vision being in the optics, even avid hunters are hesitant to purchase both a binocular system and two monoculars for their sport. The MOD-3 though, overcomes these problems by utilizing Optical Pods that are waterproof, nitrogen-purged, and installed into either a PVS-14 style monocular or ANVIS style binocular. Spring-loaded gold plated contacts conduct power to the intensifier tube and indicator LEDs.
Putting the Optical Pods in the MOD-3 Binocular Bridge, you get a fully functioning ANVIS style binocular. A latching mechanism firmly holds the Optical Pods in place and you can install or remove them in just a couple seconds. The Binocular Bridge has the features you expect to find on a night vision Binocular. It has Inter-pupillary (IP) distance adjustment (the distance between your eyes), dovetail mount, IR LED with “on” indicator that lights in the viewing plane, and low battery warning. The same style gold plated contacts that conduct power to the Optical Pods are in the Bridge assembly. These conduct power from the Optical Pods to a circuit board and eliminate the need for wires in the joint, which moves as you change IP adjustment. The IP adjustment is accomplished through screws such as the AVS goggles employ. The screws have ball detent ‘bumps’ as they are rotated, preventing vibrations from accidentally changing your settings. This removes the potential for power failure due to wire breakage and The MOD-3 Binocular is collimateable.
MOD-3 Binocular Specifications:
- Tubes: compatible with mx-10160 style
- Automatic Gain
- Optics: compatible with PVS-14 mil spec optics
- Battery: (1) CR123
- Weight: 618g (21.7oz) with battery, no eyecups, or lens covers
- Size: L 4.4 x W 4.96 x H 3.2
- Mounting Options: Dovetail (PVS-15/18)
- IR LED: Flood type, with IR LED “on” indicator in viewing plane.
- IP Adjustment: 56mm (2.2”) to 75mm (2.96”)
- Low Battery Indicator: Indicator flashes in the viewing plane at 2.2V.
- Water Resistance: Waterproof to 66 ft.
- Warranty: 2 years on housing and electronics