These units are designed to be mounted (glue or bolt-on) the carapace of turtles.
|Model||Weight||Standard Life||Lifespan range||Dimensions: L x Diameter (mm)|
|SI-2F||12g||12 months||6-18 months||33 x 11|
|SI-2F||14g||18 months||12-24 months||40 x 11|
|SI-2F||16g||24 months||12-30 months||50 x 11|
Frequency Range: 138 – 235 MHz.
Transmitter: Crystal controlled two-stage design pulsed by a CMOS multivibrator.
Pulse Width (standard): 24 milliseconds.
Pulse Rate (standard): 35 pulses per minute (ppm). Available from 20-120ppm.
Power Output: Set to use available battery power over the required transmitter life.
Activation: Removing an external magnet starts the transmitter. Replacing the magnet stops the transmitter.
Housing: The battery and transmitter are hermetically sealed in a brass case.
Attachment: Brass tabs are attached at the mid-point or at the ends for screw attachment to a turtle carapace. The transmitter is usually mounted above a back leg.
Antenna: Stranded stainless steel cable covered with a black nylon coating. Additional layers of shrinkable tubing and/or a spring reinforce the antenna at its base.
Temperature (suffix “T”): An increase or decrease in temperature results in a corresponding increase or decrease in pulse rate. At the standard settings, the pulse rate changes from ~15 ppm at 0°C to ~40 ppm at 40°C. Each transmitter is supplied with a plotted calibration curve. This option adds ~0.05g to the finished weight of the transmitter.