Buying a night vision monocular is getting harder and harder these days due to such an abundance of choices. Not only are there at least 10 manufacturers making AN/PVS14 monocles, but each one also has their own model capable of same functional tasks as PVS-14. All these units are available in many different night vision tube variations and come with a variety of different accessory packages.
So what makes Night Vision Depot PVS14 night vision monoculars different? To start with it is the 10 year warranty. There are no other manufacturer on the market offering such vote of confidence in their own products. Secondly, NV Depot PVS14 nvm's and this model NVD-PVS-14-PM+ in particular come with a detailed data sheet providing you with exact parameters of the image intensifier tubes. This means that you will get a unit which is guaranteed to be in the quality category you opted in for.
Standard accessories shipped with NVD-PVS-14-PM+ include everything you would need to get started:
Bottom line is if you are in the market for a PVS14 type night vision monocular and want a top of the line device with superb optics and amazing 10 year warranty, then NVD-PVS-14-PM+ is an easy choice.
The PVS-14 is the all around best multi functional night vision monocular available. Head or helmet mounted, the PVS-14 allows the user to retain their night adapted vision in one eye while viewing their surroundings through the illuminated eyepiece of the PVS-14. The new battery housing completes the perfect package by allowing the user to power off the unit when in an upright position and power on when flipped down.
Another strength is its ability to be weapon mounted behind most collimated daylight aimers and Reflex sights such as the ACOG, Aimpoint and EO Tech systems. This allows the user the ability to use their PVS-14 both as a night vision monocular for increased mobility and tactical awareness and as a short range weapon sight.
Gain control gives the user the ability to increase or decrease the tube gain. Under extremely dark conditions, gain control allows the user to adjust the gain upward, giving a better image. Under high light conditions, details can be washed out due to an excess of light. Lowering the system gain can allow those details to be better seen. Additional features of the PVS-14 include an infrared LED with LED indicator and a low battery indicator.
All NVD PVS-14s are built with Exelis GEN III Pinnacle Auto Gated image intensifier tubes, and is available with Commercial, MIL GRADE or MIL SPEC tubes.
This system complies with MIL-PRF-49324(CR), MIL-PRF-49427(CR) and MIL-STD-810G.
TEN YEAR WARRANTY!
|2200 min.||2000 min.||1800 min.||1750 min.|
|25.0 min.||25.0 min.||25.0 min.||20.0 min.|
|EBI||2.5 max||2.5 max||2.5 max||2.5 max|
|Resolution||64 lp/mm min||64 lp/mm min||64 lp/mm min||64 lp/mm min|
|Max Spots Allowed in Each Zone, Spot Size (in.)||Zone|
|.012 – .015||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|.009 – .012||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||1|
|.006 – .009||0||0||1||0||0||1||0||1||1||0||2||2||0||2||2||0||2||2|
|.003 – .006||0||0||2||0||0||2||0||2||2||0||2||3||0||2||3||0||2||3|
|Lens System||27mm f1.2|
|Range of Focus||9.8” to infinity|
|25 cm to infinity|
|Diopter Adjustment||+4 to -6|
|Automatic Brightness Control||Yes|
|Bright Light Cut-off||Yes|
|Low Battery Indicator||Yes|
|Power Supply||1x 1.5V (AA)|
|Battery Life||40 hours|
|Operating Temperature||-59° F to +120° F|
|-51°C to +49°C|
|Storage Temperature||-59° F to +185° F|
|-51°C to +85°C|
|Dimensions||4.5” x 2” x 2.25”|
|114.3 mm x 50 mm x 57 mm|
Please note that most high end night vision devices are built per order. It may take 3-5 days or more for your order to ship. If timely shipping is important to you, please, contact us to verify availability prior to ordering.
Our Night Vision units with the 3P designation use ITT Pinnacle™ Image Intensifier tubes. The industry leading ITT Pinnacle™ image tubes utilize a gated power supply providing truly outstanding performance in high-light or light-polluted areas, such as urban environments. The Pinnacle™ tube with gated power supply minimizes any “halo” effects. “Halo” is often associated with using night vision devices in an urban area where random street lights are often an issue with early Generation Night Vision devices. Night Vision units with Pinnacle™ tubes have a resolution of 57-64lp/mm and a typical signal to noise ratio between 16.2 and 25 . All Night Vision devices utilizing Pinnacle™ Image Intensifier tubes come with ITT data record sheet. Units with Pinnacle™ tubes are not available for export. A signed export compliance and end use statement is required prior to shipping of these units. As with all night vision tubes, each one coming off the production best has different parameters. We can help you with picking the parameters which will fit your needs and the price of the device will depend on the quality of the tube you select.
3P Gen. ITT Pinnacle™ IIT Features:
• Photo Cathode type: Gallium Arsenide
• Resolution from 57 to 64 lp/mm
• Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 16.2-25
• 10,000-hour tube life
* Pinnacle is a registered trademark of ITT Night Vision
Delivery Time and Manufacturing Process for Night Vision Depot PVS-14 Gen3 Handheld P+ Mil Grade Night Vision Monocular:
Most of our manufacturers do not keep products like Night Vision Depot PVS-14 Gen3 Handheld P+ Mil Grade Night Vision Monocular assembled on the shelf. Night Vision tubes are kept separate from the body of the unit. When the order is placed, the manufacturer starts the order processing and assembly process which includes the following:
Only by following the above steps can we along with our manufacturers bring you - our customer - night vision products of highest quality, However as you can understand the above process can take several days to complete. For example if your device fails QA, the entire process restarts. Also at QC stage a manufacturer may realize that the tube they have in stock has a defect and a replacement tube needs to be ordered. Due to the complexity of this process, it is prudent to expect 3-4 business days for production and handling of the purchased device. Keep in mind that this process is designed to guarantee your satisfaction with the night vision device of your choice. It occasionally possible to expedite the process for urgent orders but addional fees or other restrictions may apply.
When I first spoke with Night Vision Guys, I had them on the phone for 30 minutes asking questions before I made a purchase. I was disappointed with the specs on my P+ Other vendors put the minimum specs far lower than the actual shipping units, but not Night Vision Depot. Minimum SNR was 21 vs the actual unit I got was 23.5 and actual photocathode response of 1850 vs 1750 minimum. Not good enough for me. When I explained the situation to Steven, he offered to give me a free upgrade to HP+, which has higher minimum specs, closer to what I actually want. I guess christmas is busy season for night vision because the new order took almost 3 weeks to ship. Again Steven took care of me by upgrading shipping to 2 day so I could get it quicker. When I finally got the unit, the responsiveness and clarity were impressive. However there was condensation trapped between the interior lenses, so I had to ship it back to NVD to get it cleaned and purged. However, I know that when I get it back it will be just what I wanted at a bargain price.