TNVC TNV/PVS-14 Powered Bridge Mount
The TNV/PVS-14-PBM (Patent Pending) was originally conceived to provide an option for military and law enforcement customers that already have large fleets of PVS-14 MNVD (Monocular Night Vision Device) and provide them with BNVD capability, offering improved depth perception and motion parallax, increased situational awareness, and PID range. While purpose-built BNVD systems remain a superior solution under most circumstances, it is not always realistic for large organizations to purchase brand new BNVD systems or pay for expensive conversion programs to rebuild old devices, especially when they already have fully functional and serviceable PVS-14s.
While the concept of bridging together two PVS-14s to create a set of BNVDs is not new, the TNV/PVS-14 Powered Bridge Mount offers new capabilities to provide the best possible solution for individuals and organizations seeking to get BNVD capabilities from their PVS-14s.
The TNV/PVS-14-PBM is a “drop-in” conversion for all TNV/PVS-14s, and most current AN/PVS-14s and other PVS-14s with a single AA battery compartment (TNVC can convert double AA units to current specifications upon request), and replaces the individual AA cells with battery inserts that connect to the central bridge, powered by a single AA cell and allowing for centralized activation of both devices without needed to operate each PVS-14 independently. The battery inserts also feature threaded ends to allow the factory battery housing caps to remain tethered and stowed to the device, requiring no modification of the host monoculars to be used in the BNVD configuration.
Unlike most bridge systems, the TNV/PVS-14-PBM uses two points of contact, the threaded accessory mounting point and the objective lens locking ring, to ensure the best possible alignment of the devices to prevent user-fatigue created by misaligned monoculars.
The TNV/PVS-14-PBM mounts with a standard BNVS-style dovetail interface, compatible with industry standard and issued Wilcox Industries and Norotos dovetail mounts, and providing greatly improved, secure and positive lockup compared to the current USGI “bayonet” interface typically used with the PVS-14 when used with the USGI “J-Arm.”
In addition to the onboard power supply, the Powered Bridge Mount also features the capability to be used with auxiliary battery packs, such as the Low Profile Battery Pack (LPBP) used with ANVIS aviator’s night vision system, and readily available through both military supply chains and the 1033 program, allowing increased battery life, as well as allowing users to shift some weight to the rear of the helmet, and serving as a counterweight.
The TNV/PVS-14-PBM also features independently articulating arms, allowing users to adjust the interpupillary distance (IPD), as well as swiveling one or both monoculars out of the way if the user needs to use their natural vision. This rotating feature, also allows the goggle to stow more closely to the user’s helmet, both distributing the weight more evenly, and allowing the user to maintain a lower profile when the goggles stowed.
The TNV/PVS-14-PBM is manufactured in the U.S. out of Delrin polymer and 6061 aluminum to the same high standards of quality, construction, ruggedness, and waterproofing as the proven TNV/Sentinel and RNVG systems.
- Weight: 5.8 oz
- Construction: Delrin Polymer and 6061-T6 Mil-Spec Anodized Aluminum
- Finish: Matte Black
- Mount Interface: BNVS (Dovetail)
- Compatible: All Mil-Spec PVS-14 systems with single AA Battery Housing
- Onboard Power: (1) AA Lithium Battery
- Battery Life: Approx 12 hours at room temperature
- Auxilliary Power: ANVIS/LEMO
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