Nightline, Inc. NL914C Power Pack | An Enhanced PVS-14 Multi-Battery Housing
An enhanced, push-button, multi-battery housing with digital circuitry offering up to 75 hours run time, plus a more than 35% weight drop versus traditional housings.
The patented NL914C Power Pack by Nightline, Inc.™ takes the PVS-14 night vision monocular to the next level by rethinking the entire battery housing. Its unique layout allows the use of shorter but more powerful CR123A lithium batteries in the same tray as the AA battery. The user can choose to use CR123A or AA batteries as desired. When used in conjunction with high-draw, filmless white phosphor tubes, it is possible to double or even triple the PVS-14's run time by using more powerful and longer-lasting, higher voltage CR123A batteries through Nightline's hardened digital circuitry.
Plus, the design offers significant weight savings: the NL914C Power Pack weighs only 1.6 oz / 45 g total, or approximately 36% less than a traditional single-AA battery housing (which weighs 2.5 oz / 71 g). If the goal is to relieve the strain on your neck and make it easier for you to focus on the task at hand, this product delivers.
Finally, the #1 failure point on milspec PVS-14 housings are the rotary dials for power and gain control. These relatively fragile dials are completely replaced by push buttons on the NL914C Power Pack, leading to much better long-term durability and vastly improved water resistance. There is no maintenance required, and the controls are easy to press and very intuitive. Simply click the power button once to turn the monocular off or on, press and hold the + or - button to change gain, and click the IR button to momentarily activate the built-in infrared illuminator or double click it for constant on.
A 1-year warranty is included. The NL914C Power Pack is proudly made and assembled in the U.S.A.
Considerations to account for when using this product:
We recommend hiring a professional to both install this item and purge your monocular with inert gas. The inert gas prevents fogging in humid climates. However, if you are a DIYer, it is possible to install this item without special tools. There is some information online about completing a PVS-14 purge, but without a professional setup, it will be impossible to leak test the gas seal. If you are in a dry climate, purging is not necessarily imperative, but it may matter in a more humid climate, and it is especially important if the monocular is to be used in a professional capacity.
It is recommended to use CR-123A batteries for general use, as they tend to produce the longest run time. Use of RCR-123A (rechargeable variant) is permitted, but the run time will likely be severely degraded due to lower battery capacities.
When using AA batteries, it recommended to use alkaline variants, as fresh AA lithium batteries may trigger the internal, blinking, low-voltage indicator light. This is because, depending on the ambient temperature and state of charge in the lithium AA battery, the NL914C Power Pack circuitry may misinterpret the lithium AA battery's higher voltage instead as a CR-123A battery in a low-voltage (dying) condition.
COMPATIBLE WITH: PVS-14
INCLUDES: HOUSING ONLY (NO SCREWS AND NO GASKET / O-RING)
OPERATING CONDITIONS: -40F TO +140F
TOTAL ASSEMBLED WEIGHT OF THIS PRODUCT: 1.6 OZ
DIMENSIONS: 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.5"
WARRANTY: 1 YEAR
PATENTED: US20120113503A1 AND USD868130S1
MADE AND ASSEMBLED IN THE U.S.A.
ONLY FOR SALE TO U.S. PERSONS IN THE UNITED STATES. YOU MAY NOT EXPORT THIS ITEM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.