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by reindeer
20 May 2018, 08:02
Forum: Illumination
Topic: Blacksun ruby ranger issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1484

Re: Blacksun ruby ranger issue

I have these too and I do not think it is the Yukon lens that causes this but tiny imperfections that are present in the dome lens that is in front of the IR emitter. It is the quality of the Yukon lens that makes these visible. You can also see them with illuminator switched off, lens focussed when...
by reindeer
20 May 2018, 07:54
Forum: DIY Nightvision
Topic: Could I run my 12v E700 camera off these batteries?
Replies: 6
Views: 831

Re: Could I run my 12v E700 camera off these batteries?

I use 9 v. block batteries from Aldi and they work fine for powering my e700 add on and my e700 spotter.
by reindeer
16 Apr 2018, 09:15
Forum: Illumination
Topic: Pill Life
Replies: 9
Views: 982

Re: Pill Life

- is black wire, + is red wire.
by reindeer
09 Apr 2018, 11:08
Forum: Illumination
Topic: Pill Life
Replies: 9
Views: 982

Re: Pill Life

Leaving an IR illuminator switched on in high mode while stored away is almost a guarantee for failure. I have had this happen with a few 4715AS pills. The heat generated by the LED is not dispersed properly, causing the driver to overheat and fry. The LED though is probably still in working order. ...
by reindeer
05 Apr 2018, 08:09
Forum: Illumination
Topic: Choose the right IR for the job.
Replies: 10
Views: 1424

Re: Choose the right IR for the job.

When the 4715AS led became available, I installed one in my 4715S Sunnranger. I was quite disappointed with the results; as much as the old T20 S benefited from the 3x42 lens, as little improvement, if any, was noticable with the AS pill, probably because of the absorbtion of light by the thick, mut...
by reindeer
28 Mar 2018, 09:40
Forum: DIY Nightvision
Topic: rotary switch
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Re: rotary switch

I ordered this one It looks nice and small:

http://www.mylampparts.com/Products/But ... 19314.aspx
by reindeer
12 Mar 2018, 18:49
Forum: DIY Nightvision
Topic: rotary switch
Replies: 3
Views: 769

rotary switch

I use a simple mini push switch to turn my DIY spotter on/off. I am not satisfied with it because functioning is not consistent. I am looking for a small rotary switch with just two positions; on/off, but I can't find one. I remember having seen them on professional tubed NV. Does anyone know where ...
by reindeer
01 Mar 2018, 16:02
Forum: DIY Nightvision
Topic: New display
Replies: 291
Views: 32392

Re: New display

[quote][/Are you serious about putting a viewfinder of this type on a 8x57 , in the past I used to modify the Vf2c to protect against.308 as the components would not take it otherwise?quote]

No, of course I am not! That is where Cinemizer takes over! 8-) :lol:
by reindeer
01 Mar 2018, 12:05
Forum: DIY Nightvision
Topic: New display
Replies: 291
Views: 32392

Re: New display

' You may want to think outside the box a little and spring load the viewfinder and have an eye protector rim for the recoil' That may be an option for light recoiling calibers like.222 and .223, but shooting a high power rifle like .30-06 or 8x57 , knowing that you are going to be hit by a spring ...
by reindeer
28 Feb 2018, 16:42
Forum: DIY Nightvision
Topic: automatic on/off
Replies: 11
Views: 862

Re: automatic on/off

Good guessing, Dave, but one thing at a time please.
We all try to make our home brews as user friendly as possible, aren't we?

Thanks Bruce, I will try to master the basic knowledge of electronics!
In the mean time, keep thinking! :thumbup: