Fish Handling Gloves

Temporarily Immobilize Fish for Easy Handling

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The Smith-Root Fish Handling Gloves are a lightweight, water-proof, and portable system designed to temporarily immobilize live fish for easier handling. Special purpose gloves are electrified to pass levels of manually adjustable electric current through the body of a fish. Recovery of motion occurs for the fish upon release.

The equipment consists of a pair of conductive Fish Handling Gloves, a pair of rubber Insulating gloves, control box, wire leads, four elastic bands, operator’s manual, and battery charger. Rechargeable batteries are contained in the light-weight waterproof control box that can be hooked on a belt, making the device fully portable during the fish handling process.

Two sets of gloves must be worn when operating the Fish Handling Glove system. A pair of rubber Insulating Gloves insulates the handler from the electric current, and is worn under the pair of Fish Handling Gloves. The conductive Fish Handling Gloves are worn over the rubber gloves and are connected to the Control Box with the Wire Leads. On one hand, a Fish Handling Glove acts as the negative terminal (cathode) and on the other hand the glove is the positive terminal (anode). The circuit is completed and current will flow when an electric current setting is selected and a fish is contacted by each of the Fish Handling Gloves.

FHG Combo

Technical Specifications

Power Source 9V Rechargeable NiMH, 175mAh x 4
Battery Voltage, normal operation 32V min to 39V max
Battery Shutdown Voltage 30V typical, ±2% range
Estimated Battery Life 25mA range: 5 hours
16mA range: 9 hours
10mA range: 13 hours
6.3mA range: 18 hours
4mA range: 25 hours
Output Voltage 39V maximum
Output Current 25mA maximum
Environmental Requirements Storage temperature: -20° to 30° C
Size and Weight Height: 8.25 in (20.9 cm)
Width: 4.75 in (12 cm)
Depth: 2.5 in (6.3 cm)
Weight: 1.55 lb. (703 g)

Specifications subject to change without notice.