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Magenta Bat 5 Bat Detector


The Magenta Bat 5 is a handheld super-heterodyne bat detector with an illuminated easy-to-read LCD frequency display. This fantastic entry-level detector converts ultrasonic bat calls into a sound that is audible to humans, allowing you to listen to and identify the bats flying around you. The Magenta Bat 5 has a dial which is used to tune the detector to the required frequency and an LCD screen which displays the frequency that the detector is tuned into. For details of the frequencies and sounds produced by British bats we recommend the FSC Guide to British Bats, a fold-out field sheet identification guide.

  • Superheterodyne detector with illuminated LCD frequency display
  • Easy one-handed operation
  • Listen to bat calls through the speaker or headphones

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Magenta Bat 5 features
* Backlit 4 digit LCD frequency display
* Large digits – visible for daytime and nighttime use
* Frequency range of 10kHz to 130kHz
* Extended low frequency coverage – suitable for insects and some birds
* Custom moulded compact design
* Specially contoured microphone housing for enhanced frequency sensitivity
* Requires 4 x AAA Alkaline, NiCd, or NiMH rechargeable batteries
* Low-power design ensures a very long battery life
* Top-illuminated large diameter frequency dial
* Conveniently placed output sockets on the bottom edge of the case
* Output socket to connect a recorder
* Headphone socket which automatically mutes loudspeaker
* Built-in LED torch
* Volume and frequency controls located on the side for easy one-handed operation
* Wrist strap for added security and convenience when taking notes


* Highly linear heterodyne oscillator for easy frequency setting
* Multi-stage active filters for stable loudspeaker operation over the whole frequency range
* Fixed level recorder output socket – before the volume control – simplifies recording
* Headphone socket suitable for any stereo headphones from 8 ohms upwards
* Short-circuit proof headphone output
* Wide range equalised microphone – sensitive across the whole frequency range
* Low noise circuit techniques optimised for wide bandwidth with minimum noise



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