AB Night Vision Optical Pods can be assembled in the MOD-3 Binocular Bridge to form a full function binocular. A latching mechanism firmly holds the Optical Pods in place and is easily manipulated with one finger. Installing or removing the Optical Pods is accomplished in just a couple seconds.
The Binocular Bridge has the features you expect to find on a Night Vision Binocular. It has IP adjustment, dovetail mount, IR LED, IR LED “on” indicator lights in the viewing plane, and low battery warning. It also includes a circuit that powers the tubes long after most systems would have shut down, using the 3V lithium battery down to a mere 0.9V before shutting down. This allows you a large emergency reserve after your low battery indicator flashes.
The same style gold plated contacts that conduct power to the Optical Pods are also utilized in the Bridge assembly. These conduct power from the Optical Pods to a circuit board and eliminates the need for wires in the joint which moves as you change IP adjustment. This prevents any problems with wires breaking and failing in this area.
The IP adjustment is accomplished through IP screws such as the AVS goggles employ. The screws have ball detent ‘bumps’ as they are rotated, preventing vibrations from accidentally changing your settings. The MOD-3 Binocular can be collimated and weighs in at 618 grams.
The other half of the MOD-3 system is the MOD-3 Monocular Adapter. This adapts an Optical Pod into a full function monocular. It has the same circuitry as the Binocular Bridge which means you have a flood IR LED, IR “on” indicator, low battery indicator, and battery extender circuit. It uses the 3V lithium battery as well. It also accepts the IR Spot/Flood adapters like the PVS-7 goggles use.
Like the Binocular Bridge, the Monocular Adapter releases the Optical pod with the press of one finger, allowing instant changeover from monocular to binocular. The monocular housing is waterproof and has a side mount like a PVS-14, allowing you to use it as you would any other monocular with head and weapon mounts. The monocular is 75 grams lighter than a PVS-14.
MOD-3 Monocular Specifications:
Tubes: Compatible with MX-11769 style
Optics: Compatible with PVS-14 mil spec optics
Battery: 1 CR123
Weight: 318g (11.2oz) with battery, no eyecups or lens covers
Size: L 4.4 x W 1.9 x H 2.88
Mounting Options: Side mount, like PVS-14
IR LED: Flood Type, with IR LED on indicator in viewing plane. Accepts spot/flood like PVS-7.
Low Battery Indicator: Indicator flashes in the viewing plane at 2.1V. Battery extender circuit powers tubes only down to 0.9V battery level for emergency use.
Water Resistance: Waterproof to 66ft.
Warranty: 2 years on housing and electronics.
Braxton Cain (verified owner) –
I bought this back in March 2020. The overall product I received seems rugged, possibly more than a set of PVS14s. No machining marks, Great finish. Once I received it, I called to see what parts I needed to get to finish the parts kit. SUPER cool dude answered the phone, turns out it was the owner. I still haven’t finished the build so I couldn’t tell you how they hold up. But 10 out of 10 on the company’s part.