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The Smith-Root Advantage

Smith-Root backpack electrofishers give you the advantage in the field.

Industry leading innovation, unsurpassed customer benefits, and unmatched reliability have secured Smith-Root electrofishers as the most trusted equipment in the field for fisheries researchers around the globe.

Smith-Root’s line of backpack electrofishers provide the widest range of electrofishing capabilities combined with top of the line safety features. With three models to choose from, including the lowest priced backpack and combo on the market, Smith-Root makes a safe and effective backpack electrofisher for all research needs and budgets.

Additionally, Smith-Root will match any competitor's written and official quoted price to provide you the confidence you won’t end up with an inferior piece of equipment.

Smith-Root HallTech MLES ETS
Apex LR-24 LR-20B HT-2000 Xstream ABP-3 ABP-2 Badger 1 Badger 2
Apex LR-24 LR-20B HT-2000 Xstream ABP-3 ABP-2 Badger 1 Badger 2
Pricing
Backpack Unit (Including: Packframe, Harness, & Timer) $9,327 $7,337 $5,297 $5,955 $12,000 $5,625 $6,325 $5,325 $6,025
Electrofishing Combo $11,975 $9,985 $7,945 $8,370 $17,583 $8,973 $9,673 $8,643 $9,343
Benefits
Free 2-day Training and Certification Class Yes Yes Yes
"Ask the Expert" Support for Life from Certified Fisheries Professionals and Professional Engineers Yes Yes Yes
Industry Leading Customer Support Yes Yes Yes
A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau Yes Yes Yes
Designed with 50+ years of experience contributing to Fisheries Resource Management Yes Yes Yes
Equipment recycling program and credit Yes Yes Yes
Air shipment of Lithium Batteries Yes Yes Yes
1-day Turnaround Rush Repairs Yes Yes Yes
Compatibility of Accessories Across Electrofishers Yes Yes Yes
Features
Peak Power Standardization Mode Yes
User Updates Software through USB Drive Yes
Integrated GPS Yes
Georeferenced Output Data Storage Yes
USB Data Port Yes
Quickset menu option Yes Yes
Tone Frequency Adjusts to Changes in Output Power Yes Yes Yes
Overpower Foldback Mode Yes Yes
Thermal Foldback Mode Yes Yes
On Screen Problem Solving Suggestions Yes Yes Yes
Standard Anode Pole and Cord Length is Equally Compatible for Left or Right Hand Yes Yes Yes
Number of Savable and Recallable Settings 12 10 8
Automatic Voltage Range Shift Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Delivers Peak Power Immediately (No Soft Start) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Output Overload Protection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Display
Full Color LCD Screen Yes
Single LCD Screen for all controls and outputs Yes Yes Yes
Graphical Display of Peak Power Over Time Yes
Graphical Display of Peak Voltage Over Time Yes
Graphical Display of Peak Current Over Time Yes
Graphical Display of Output Waveform Yes
Graphical Display of Dual Channel Waveforms Yes
Graphical Display of % Capacity Yes
Graphical Display of Error Warnings Yes
Lifetime Timer Yes Yes
Resettable Seconds Timer Display Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes NS NS NS NS
Peak Power Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Peak Voltage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Peak Current Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Average Power Yes Yes
Average Voltage Yes Yes
Average Current Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery Voltage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery Meter Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery Current Yes Yes Yes
Heat Sink Temperature Yes Yes Yes
Internal Temperature Yes Yes Yes
Safety
ETL Safety Listing Yes
Non-conductive electrode connectors Yes Yes Yes
Custom Designed Packframe for Electrofishing Yes Yes
Magentic Safety Interlocks on Control Box Yes Yes Yes
Non-conductive enclosure Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Emergency Off Switch Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tilt Sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Immersion Sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anode-Out-Of-Water Warning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes NS NS NS NS
"Power On" Strobe Light Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Audible Output and Warning Alarm Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Non-conductive packframe, shoulder harness, and waist belt Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes NS NS NS NS
Quick Release Harness Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Warranty
Years 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
Extended Warranty Option Yes Yes Yes
Electrical Waveforms
Direct Current (DC) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pulsed Direct Current (PDC) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gated Burst Direct Current Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Independent Controls
Waveform Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Voltage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Duty Cycle Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Frequency Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Peak Outputs and Settings
Maximum Average Output Power (Watts) 400 400 400 200 400 200 200 200 200
Peak Output Voltage (Volts) 1200 990 990 950 1200 600 600 600 600
Peak Output Current (Amps) 40 40 40 30 40 10 10 10 10
Peak Output Power (Watts) 47,000 39,600 39,600 28,500 47,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000
Maximum Frequency in PDC mode (Hertz) 1,000 120 120 250 300 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Dual Channel Outputs Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Duty Cycle (%) High setting 100 100 100 NA 100 95 95 95 95
Incremental Adjustments
Voltage (Volts) 1 5 Variable Variable 1 1 Variable 1 Variable
Frequency (Hertz) 1 1 Variable Variable 1 1 Variable 1 Variable
Duty Cycle (%) 1 1 Variable NA 1 1 Variable 1 Variable
Dimensions
Weight (Pounds) 20.35 20.35 16.5 22 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5
Available Accessories
Carry Case
Pelican Carry Case with Custom Milled Form Fitted Foam Yes Yes Yes
Batteries
7 Amp Hour Lead Acid Battery (24 Volt) Yes Yes Yes
12 Amp Hour Lead Acid Battery (24 Volt) Yes Yes Yes
9.6 Amp Hour Lithium Battery (24 Volt) Yes Yes Yes
19.2 Amp Hour Lithium Battery (24 Volt) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electrode Poles
6 Foot 1 Piece Pole Yes Yes Yes Yes
6 Foot 2 Piece Pole Yes Yes Yes
9 Foot 2 Piece Pole Yes Yes Yes
Electrodes
11 Inch Stainless Steel Ring Yes Yes Yes
Diamond Ring Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6 Inch Aluminum Ring Yes Yes Yes Yes
11 Inch Aluminum Ring Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
18 Inch Aluminum Ring Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rattail Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Information retrieved from:

  • Competitor websites on June 1, 2017.
  • Allman, J., Branson, G., Ford, Z., McKeage, B., Meade, R., Pitts, P., Sullivan, K., Turner, A., Winders, K., and Woods, D. 2015. Electrofishing Equipment and Safety Manual. Missouri Department of Conservation Electrofishing Equipment and Safety Committee Report.
  • Publicly available state and federal bid data.
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