NEED HELP ID A TUBE

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NEED HELP ID A TUBE

Postby Cajun » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:49 pm

Hi everyone!

Can someone help me identify the tube
of my new Insight Technology NVM 001 cage 0B107
on tube KM (with a bolt between) 272069-8 S/N 753745DC0408

I bought it for a third gen..

many thanks!
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Postby flex297 » Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:13 pm

What you got there is a very nice thinfilmed Gen3 tube of ITT F9800 type, non-autogated with 64-72 lp/mm. Production date in 2004. There is no need to worry, you bought the right thing.
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Postby Cajun » Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:09 pm

well I'm relieved :)
are you sure it it not autogated?

many thanks for your prompt replay!
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Postby flex297 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:44 pm

Yes, I am 100% sure it is not autogated..

Does it whistle?
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Postby Balnk » Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:13 pm

Please excuse the necro post....but my question is on topic.

I am in the middle of a purchase of an Insight NVM-14 0B107 with a serial number of 0C5941. Only other infomation I have is the monocular number is MVM-000-A5 and the number of the tube is: NVM-000A1. Seller says it is auto-gated. But is it?

Was told it was purchased new in the summer of 2008. It most likely is an F9800, but is it auto-gated (Pinncale)?

Thanks for helping.
Adam
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Postby flex297 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:37 pm

Balnk wrote:Please excuse the necro post....but my question is on topic.

I am in the middle of a purchase of an Insight NVM-14 0B107 with a serial number of 0C5941. Only other infomation I have is the monocular number is MVM-000-A5 and the number of the tube is: NVM-000A1. Seller says it is auto-gated. But is it?

Was told it was purchased new in the summer of 2008. It most likely is an F9800, but is it auto-gated (Pinncale)?

Thanks for helping.
Adam
Hmmmm. nothing you have written indicated anything about the tube used. Even the number on the tube NVM-000A1 does not tell me anything.

Teh fact that it was purchased new in 2008 does not tell anything as there are plenty new non-AG tubes still in production.
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Postby Balnk » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:41 pm

Thanks Flex,

I did not buy the MUM. He could not provide tube info.

Would you give me a round about idea of a fair price for PVS-14 or MUM-14 that would have an ITT Pinnacle gen3? I'm shopping and don't know what a fair price would be. I'm guessing $3500 for new, and maybe $3000 for nicely used?

Thanks again.
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Postby flex297 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:00 pm

You're right. Anywhere between $3000 and $3500 is an usual US market price.
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Postby Balnk » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:03 pm

Flex, I have more questions. Hope you have an oppinion.

I am looking to purchase a NQ PVS-14, for $1500. Was told it was bought new in 2007. It has the older 2xAA battery housing, not autogated, but does have variable gain. Only one tiny spot in lower left. Worth it?

Is the "Night Quest" from ITT the model before the "Night Enforcer" was introduced?

I am assuming it has an XM-11769 tube, but how will I determine this?

Lastly, if I wanted to install a single AA battery box, how would I do this? It is easy?

Thanks a million.
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Postby flex297 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:53 pm

It's simple.. For $1500, ANY PVS-14 is good enough..

Night Quest is not a predecessor of the Night Enforcer. It is the same model, but Night Enforcer features extended guarantee service as it is intended for security pros and law enforcement (does the word Enforcer ring a bell?)

Night Enforcer will not have the MilSpec MX-11769/UV tube rather than its civilian counterpart from ITT, the F9815. Its suffix (C, K, L, VG, etc.) will help determine the minimum assured performance.

Installing a single battery box requires unscrewing the four screws, disconnecting all wires and then putting it all together again. After doing that so many times I can make it in less than two minutes now. You will need roughly seven... :)
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Postby Balnk » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:23 pm

Okay, I unscrewed the eye piece to take a look at the intensifier tube.

These are the numbers that are in the black plastic.

KM 273297 26 & s/n 871637 DC05 13


Do they mean anything or do I need to remove the tube to see additional numbers? Do these tell me which tube is inside?
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Postby Balnk » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:18 am

Update to my quest.

I found out that the tube was made in 2005 and has a serial number 1549181. That would make it an F9815, but does anyone know which letters the tube would be? ie F9815"SLG"...

Thanks again
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Postby Dino1130 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:16 am

I would think it is a thin film ITT made in 05 that is not autogated. Have not seen Flex in a couple days. He is much better than I at decoding this stuff. I would think with the date a thin film 64 to 72 lp/mm. The absolute dead on specs can only be had by a data card that came with the tube,have it tested or call ITT with the module number and see if they will tell you its specs.

Flex can tell you the general specs for that tube. I am sure he will chime in when he spots this post.

I don't remember all the stuff off my head but I think the slg model is autogated and your tube is not.
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Postby flex297 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:27 pm

Balnk, Dino

Sorry for delay, cause mainly by my inability to gather more info. Now I am back and report on this one a bit..

First, this is definitely a late model, thinfilmed, with 64 lp/mm, made in early/mid 2005.. The PSU type was largely unknown to me until I have found a remark in one of my files which says - K&M 273297-26 – non autogated. No idea where I got this info from but I am 100% certain that this is not an autogated tube.

To identify the exact suffix is impossible from the provided data. The reason is simple, the engraved data on the backside of the tube say much about used Power Supply Unit only but nothing about the core of tube. But one thing is clear - this is by no means an F9815 type rather than F9800 without manual gain. My bet goes on F9800K with 64+ lp/mm, 1800+ micA/lm and SNR 21+
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Postby Dino1130 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:38 pm

Flex, Are not the AG ITT/K&M autogated power supply's 3 set of numbers with two in the middle ? 999-99-999... and so forth. Ed wrote something about this but I can't find the post.
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