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Pard Nv007 Problem

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics and Illumination' started by Old_Hunter, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. Jonkem

    Jonkem Pro Poster

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    Cell protection makes sense Bruce thank you. :claping:

    I don't suppose you did the voltage drop tests with and without the onboard IR deployed?

    From my totally unscientific test the pard onboard IR is using more than 50% of the battery :shrug:
     
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    This summarises all the measurements I made
    You can get the power consumption of the IR at each power level by subtracting the basic power needed to run the device without any IR
    IR1 draws approx 360ma
    IR2 draws approx 87ma
    IR3 draws approx 1060ma

    Cheers

    Bruce
     

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  3. Lev Levvin

    Lev Levvin Beast of Bodmin !!

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    I havnt had any batteries run flat out on my night forays...

    well, once but that was a snowy night!

    3400ah 18650’s from Torchy :thumb:

    I have four of them... I carry two in a chubby gorilla case... but Havnt needed to swap batts on a hunt yet other than the one freezing night.

    that’s running the pard IR X3 constantly... I didn’t know you could sleep the pard until reading about it in here yesterday

    easy enough to swap a battery... I wouldn’t see the point in a heavy bulky battery pack like ATN offer
     
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    Not worth using IR3 then! I don't notice much difference of view between IR2 and IR3. Almost nothing
     
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    Yep, IR 1 is fine for most airgun ranges.

    As advised by Bruce a while ago, adjust the EV setting in the menu and get a balance between illumination, contrast & lag for the best NV experience.
     
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    Regular EV? On what level? Does it affect a lot
     
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    Brilliant Bruce, thank you again :claping:
     
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    Lev Levvin Beast of Bodmin !!

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    I’ve heard of some being quite tight to pop out....

    not sure why ? They’re not glued

    An o-ring gripping it I believe

    a sucker of some sort would help grab the lens to pull it out ?
     
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  10. Lev Levvin

    Lev Levvin Beast of Bodmin !!

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    I used to have same thought...

    until I discovered the sleep function

    just short press the power button in between viewing ...

    the functions sleep until you tap power button again where they wake up instantly

    one battery will last a session easily even in cold weather
     
  11. velvet

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    Hello boys
    Has anyone tried using the PARD NV007A with an external IR940 flashlight? I have noticed that some wild boars that detect the beam are suspicious, others hide in the vegetation, and others run.
    The ideal solution would be for the PARD to come with an IR940, but we already know that it doesn't. So, I came up with two ideas: one, is to cover the IR with some kind of ARD (anti reflex device) to lower its intensity, and the other, to use an external IR940.
    Has anyone experience about it?
    Thanks for any help.
    Best regards
     
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    I can’t even get an image on my pard when looking through a scope. Black around the edges and a small blurry centre screen. It’s as though it doesn’t sit close enough to the scope to get an image . Tried with both my scopes a helix ffp and a optisan eve Sfp. Work fine hand held but not mounted I have tried everything wondering if I have been given the wrong adapter
     
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    Have you gone through the correct procedure for installing and adjusting the 007?
    1. Make sure the scope dioptre is adjusted for your eye such that the reticle is in focus when the scope is at maximum magnification for an sfp scope and minimum magnification for an ffp scope
    Also, with ffp scopes the reticle may well drift in and out of focus as the scope magnification is changed - not much can be done about this, it's just how the optics of ffp scopes work.
    2. The PARD adaptor should be fitted to the ocular bell of the scope such that the slot in the adaptor is lined up with the end of the ocular bell (not the dioptre ring which will probably be sticking out from the end of the ocular bell)
    3. Switch on the PARD and bring up the main menu. Adjust the dioptre (rear lens) on the PARD so that all the menu text is in focus for your eye.
    4. Fit the PARD to the adaptor and adjust the main PARD lens until the reticle is in focus
    5. if necessary, rotate the adaptor until the reticle lines are vertical and horizontal and in the centre of the PARD display. The main lens may need further adjustment to get the reticle in focus again.
    6. Adjust the scope parallax to bring the target into focus
    Note that if you do this in daylight, you will need to adjust the parallax again when you use IR.
    Black around the edges of the display when the PARD is fitted to the scope is normal for PARDs with 12mm lenses.
    A small blurry image in the centre of the display is not.
    If it works fine when used as a hand held then there's nothing wrong with the PARD meaning it has not been fitted and/or adjusted correctly

    Cheers

    Bruce
     
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    Following advice from @mealiejimmie I have replaced my Nite Site Viper with a used 16mm Pard 007a that allegedly has only been out twice since its purchase in April. The original owner chose to replace it with a Wraith that was on a heavily discounted special offer.
    I researched the NV007a before purchase and after speaking to the vendor was worried that he didn't seem to be aware that the battery shouldn't be charged via the USB cable. I explained that it was for data transfer only which appeared to be news to him, although he was a little vague.
    As the unit is already on its way I wondered if anybody could advise me of the damage that such an error would cause and any checks that I can do to establish that this is all OK.
    Thanks!
     
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    If there are no signs of the plastic around the usb port melting or distorting, and the PARD powers up and operates as it should, then the only thing I would do would be to get rid of the existing battery and fit a genuine new 3400mah 18650 of a reputable brand. (Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, LG, AMPLUS,) from a reputable seller (Ecolux Shop, Torchy the battery boy)
    Make sure the battery is the flat top unprotected type, otherwise it will not fit the PARD battery compartment

    Cheers

    Bruce
     
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    Excellent!
    Thanks for the advice!

    Regards

    Clive
     

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