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Magenta Bat 5 Bat Detector

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

Magenta Electronics Ltd

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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.

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



Magenta Bat Detector Case

Protect your Magenta bat detector from bumps and scratches

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Power Options

AAA Alkaline Battery (LR03): 4 Pack

Four AAA batteries to power your Magenta Bat 5

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Recommended Reading

A Guide to British Bats

Essential information for getting the most out of your bat detector

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Reviews (1)

Magenta Bat 5 Detector
By IAN 9 Jul 2017

Being new to bat monitoring I couldn't decide which bat detector to choose. I eventually decided on the Magenta Bat 5 mostly because this detector is one of the cheapest. It is easy to use and has a useful LCD screen showing the frequency setting which is very useful when trying to identify different bats. The detector was well packaged and included a useful frequency guide for the different bats. After my first ever try with a bat detector I found it easy to dial into Common Pipistrelles and by adjusting the frequency dial up or down you can hear how the peak sound of the call falls away or changes in tone which is useful for positive ID. I was a bit concerned by the background noise but I think this is a feature with most detectors, but when the volume is reduced the bat sounds dominate loud and clear over the background noise. I recommend this detector to anyone becoming interested in bat identification.

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