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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.

CDC Miniature Light Trap Model 512

Full view of the trap, suitable for both mosquitoes and sandflies.

Highlights

Design Characteristics

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.

CDC Miniature Light Trap with Air-Actuated Gate System and LCS-2 Photoswitch

CDC Miniature Light Trap with Air-Actuated Gate System and LCS-2 Photoswitch

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.

Included Items

The CDC Miniature Light Trap Model 512 includes:

  • Trap Assembly with light, motor and fan.
  • Lid
  • Collection Cup
  • Power Cable
  • Instructions

Requirements

  • 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.

Options

P/N Description
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