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lcd monitor ........ help

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics and Illumination' started by matthew28, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. matthew28

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    Hi guys went out to try my diy nv last night must say needs a few tweeks but overall well impressed until.......about 90 mins into my night my screen started to flicker on/off disconnected it after 10 mins tried it again , working fine for 5 mins maximum then same again? Is it over heating im using a 12v 1.3 amh battery incase it matters. Only managed to bag the 1 rat aswell due to my unexpected rave machine( monitor) flashing like a disco on/off lol
     
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    I'm no expert but first thing I would check would be the battery, do you have the right type and a high enough capacity? My DY NV set up is still going strong when I decide to pack up after maybe 4 hours with others on here saying they can get more than 8 hours out of theirs. I'm using a battery similar to the one below although mine came from a UK supplier.

    http://snurl.com/28go2pb
     
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    Check the battery first.
    I've bought the same type from the bay of evil. and the charger instantly exploded when I plugged it in (not even connected to the battery pack)
    The battery itself was ok for about an hour or so, then I also had the turning on/off happening.
    After checking it was not just the monitor, but also the camera as well.

    I then focused on the battery, and after removing the shrinkwrap I found out that almost all the solderjoints between the individual battery cells were either broken or not connected at all, but just touching the battery because of the tape/shrinkwrap compressing it all together.

    Bought a new one from a different supllier, thats on its way now.
    Your's could easily be off the same build quality.
     
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    Here's the battery I bought from a UK company and I have to say it's been brilliant. A little bit more expensive but quick delivery, 12 month warranty and peace of mind.

    http://snurl.com/28gpjmt
     
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    I have just received mine today, good to hear its a good one, when charging do I turn pack on?
     
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    Yes, you need to have it turned off when you connect it to the charger, then turn the battery on and finally turn the charger on. Mine changes from red to green when fully charged.
     
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    Cheers mate
     
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    That is a low amp battery mate. get a higher capacity one.
     
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    Thanks for the input guys i tried it today came back on working normal but know you mentioned it i did have insulation tape around the battery last night maybe it was compressing it?
     
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    Myself and my mate have had the same problem, caused by different things.
    His was the battery running down, mine was due to the fact i cut one of the cable plugs for the screen (the white sound one) off as i didnt need it, but every now and then it would short the circuit out.
     
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    Ok great so keep an eye on the battery thanks for the info :up:
     
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    You need a higher capacity battery mate, especially for ratting as you need to constantly scan back n fore. I have a 6800mAh and it lasts for hours at a time and for more than one trip out.
     
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    Interesting the bloody shop told me 6800 amh was less than 1amp so theoretically this battery was suppose to last longer ,bloody charlatons
     
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    Doesn't 6800amh (mAh) = 6.8 ah which makes it more than 5 times bigger than your 1.3 ah battery???
     
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    Yes it does....from my experience if it was the battery running down your image would get duller with more 'noise' in the picture.
    Sounds more like a dodgy connection some where.
     
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    Not sure neiled hopefully someone in the kno can enlighten us
     
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    They were correct. 1Amp is definitely more than 6800MAH.....

    I think you're confused with Amps and Milliamps..I assume your battery is not 1.3 Amps but 1.3 MAH which is pretty crap compared to 6800MAH..:D
     
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    I think he's got his amh the wrong way round and meant to put mah.....1 amp is equivalent to 1000 mah so a lot less than 6800mah (6.8 ah)
    Have you got a link to your battery matthew28?....as it appears you have been sold a 1300mah battery which is a 1.3 ah (amp) battery
     
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    ********!! Lol ill have a look but i bought it local ill checkk flea bay see if i can find a similar one
     
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