Apex Backpack Electrofishers are transforming fisheries research. You asked us for data and standardization and we listened. Apex electrofishers record electrofishing inputs and outputs every second while displaying them on a beautiful color LCD screen. In the field or the office, download your electrofishing data in seconds via USB or iOS App then analyze over 20 variables.Order Online Compare Electrofishers
For a limited time, receive a $2000 credit towards the purchase of a new Apex Backpack Electrofisher when you trade-in any manufacturer's operational backpack electrofisher. Terms and conditions apply.
While electrofishing, the full color LCD screen displays 3-minutes of electrofishing output graphs for Peak Voltage, Peak Current, Peak Power, and Percent Load. A quick glance at the screen provides rapid analysis of trends in the backpack's performance to give you confidence in your settings and technique.
Integrated Global Positioning System (GPS) eliminates the need for manually recording location data. GPS coordinates can be exported and used with standard mapping software to create professional displays.
With more than 50 years of building electrofishers under our belt, we pulled out all the stops when designing the Apex. Dual Channel Outputs, Power Standardization Mode, Widest Electrical Output Ranges, Timer Alarm, Help Tutorials, Diagnostic Mode, Animated Waveform, Trend Graphs, GPS Coordinates, Battery Meter, Data Recording, Data Download, User Performed Software Upload, and more.
The Apex allows you to standardize for Peak Voltage and Peak Power — a first for backpack electrofishers. With the toggle of a button, switch between the two parameters to maintain electrofishing effectiveness between waterbodies with differing environmental conditions.
Did you forget what frequency to use? The Apex comes loaded with an onscreen help system containing tutorials, suggestions, and tips that make your fieldwork more effective and informed. If you encounter any issues that you are unable to resolve, quickly download and send the recorded diagnostic data to Smith-Root for help — even while in the field.
|Output Power||400W continuous, 47,000W peak|
|Output Voltage||50 to 1,200V in 1V steps|
|Output Frequency||0 to 1,000Hz in 1Hz steps|
|Duty Cycle||0% to 100% in 1% steps|
|Output Current||40A peak max, 4A continuous at 100V|
|Output Waveforms||Smooth DC, Pulsed DC, Burst of Pulses DC|
|Waveform Storage||Save voltage, frequency, duty cycle, and pulse type for 12 different waveforms|
|Operational Duty Cycle||40% Max. (192 seconds on 288 seconds off) at 40°C ambient 400VA output|
|Overload Protection||Excessive peak current, average current or over-temperature will shutdown the unit before damage can occur. Resets automatically when condition is corrected|
|Output Indicator||Audio tone for 30VDC and greater and increasing pulse rate for output power, Flashing red light, Animated output waveform, Charted displays for output voltage, current, power, and % load. Diagnostic screen shows all inputs and outputs, including peaks and averages|
|Metering||Peak and average output current, Peak and average output voltage, Peak and average output power, Battery voltage, Battery current, Battery fuel gauge, Timer and alarm, Waveform settings, Case temperature, Heat sink temperature, Percentage load, Error messages, Fault conditions|
|Output On Timer||0 to 999,999 seconds, resettable via menu|
|Environmental Requirements||Operational altitude: -400 to 3000 meters
Relative humidity: 10% to 90% noncondensing
Operating temperature: 0° to 40° C
Storage temperature: -15° to 50° C
|Construction||Sealed molded polyethylene and ABS case NEMA 4, IP 65|
|Safety Devices||Output indicator
Tilt switch: Forward 50°, backward 40°, sideways 45° all ± 10°
Electrode out of water sensor
Electode pole switch
Emergency stop switch
Battery compartment interlock
Battery fuseable link
|Electrodes||6 ft. 2-piece pole, 6 ft. 1-piece pole; 6 in., 11 in., 18 in. aluminum ring, 11 in. stainless steel ring; stainless steel trailing cathode|
|Battery||Choice of 24V batteries|
|Battery Life||40 minutes continuous at 100W with 7Ah battery|
|Size and Weight||Height: 27.5 in (69.9 cm)
Width: 14.5 in (36.9 cm)
Depth: 14.5 in (36.9 cm)
Weight: 20.35 lb. (9.23 kg) without battery or accessories
Specifications subject to change without notice.
The Smith-Root rental program is a worry-free and flexible way to get the equipment you need for field season. You can rent on a weekly or monthly basis and Smith-Root's rental program also offers you credit toward ownership of new equipment.Learn more