CDC Miniature Light Trap
The CDC Miniature Light Trap Model 512 was developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to provide a reliable and portable sampling device for the collection of mosquitoes and sand flies used in arbovirus and taxonomic studies. This basic trap is capable of once-a-day tending when fitted with the optionally available PhotoSwitch and Air-Actuated Gate System.
- Control motor and light with optional ON/OFF photoswitch.
- Use with collection cup or killing jar.
- Downdraft fan keeps catch in the collection bag.
- Optional Air-Actuated Gate System traps catch when the fan is off.
- Available in a similar Downdraft Blacklight (UV) Model 912 trap.
- Model 512 Manual
- LCS-2 Retrofit instructions
This battery operated trap is being used throughout the world in arbovirus and taxonomic studies. It has become a standard, battery-operated survey tool for mosquito control operations. This basic trap is capable of once-a-day tending when fitted with the optionally available PhotoSwitch (LCS-2) and Air-Actuated Gate System. When configured with a switch and gate, it is possible, with only a small battery, to collect for 3 or 4 nights with only one trip to the trap.
Optional LCS-2 PhotoSwitch (P/N 1.60)
The LCS-2 (part number 1.60) turns a trap on at dusk and off at dawn. When used with the optional Air-Actuated Gate System, the LCS-2 conserves battery life and allows a single trip to the trap per day for consecutive days of collection.
Optional Air-Actuated Gate System (P/N 1.30)
Our patented gate system employs a butterfly check valve downwind of the motor which is opened by air from the fan and closed by counter-balancing weights. The gates and pivot shafts are made of stainless steel and are entirely maintenance free.
When used with the CDC Miniature Light Trap fitted with a PhotoSwitch, it is possible to use only a small battery to collect for 3 or 4 nights with only one trip to the trap. When a series of traps are being run, the combination of PhotoSwitch and gate system results in substantial labor savings by allowing once-a-day tending and eliminating the need for early morning and late evening work.
The CDC Miniature Light Trap Model 512 includes:
- Trap Assembly with light, motor and fan.
- Collection Cup
- Power Cable
- The trap draw is 0.2 Amps/hour at 6 volts.
- Requires a 6 volt, 12 amp DC battery. See the options below or the batteries and chargers product page for more information.
|1.20||Killing Jar and Assembly|
|1.30||Air-Actuated Gate System|
|1.42||Collection Bag, Single-ring, fine mesh|
|1.49||New Collection Cup, Fine Mesh|
|1.44||New Collection Cup, Standard Mesh|
|1.45||Collection Bag, Double Ring, Fine Mesh only|
|1.60||PhotoSwitch LCS-2 for Trap Model 512
LCS-2 Retrofit instructions
|1.50||4 D-cell External Battery Holder|
|1.55||Trap-mounted 2 D-cell battery holders (pair)|
|2.30||Sealed, Gelled-Electrolyte Battery, 6volt, 12 Amp Hours (requires a charger).|
|3.10||Replacement Lamp model CM-47 for Trap Model 512, rated at 6.3 volts.|
|4.10||Motor and Fan for Miniature Traps (6-volt)|
|4.30||Battery Cable for Model 1012 and 1212 Traps|