In order to save batteries if unintentionally switched on, the BATSCANNER / BATSCANNER STEREO will turn off automatically after 30 minutes of inactivity.
On the BATSCANNER STEREO auto shutdown can be turned off (see manual).
Yes. Basically it is possible to record all kinds of sounds in the ultrasonic range (approx 15-150kHz). As our units are tailored to bats, it might be necessary to adjust the trigger settings accordingly, or manually trigger recording.
So far we have positive feedback to:
Yes, if the recording is a WAV file or a RAW file (PCM, e.g. Batcorder). Both real-time as well as time expanded recordings can be opened and analyzed.
As external power supply the following sources can be used:
The power supply specifications (10..26VDC, min. 20W) must be strictly adhered to. In addition, it is important to note the regional safety regulations.
If a 12V power supply is used, the setting "12V On" must be used to ensure optimal charging (see manual chapter 9.2.7).
Yes. The BATLOGGER M can also be operated with the AC adapter plugged in. If no electrical outlet is available, we recommend the StrongBox with their additional batteries to extend the autonomous runtime up to 153h. It is also possible to connect an other suitable power source as a 12V lead accumulator. Please note the following power requirements: 9-15 VDC, min. 5 W, 2.1/5.5mm connector type (e.g. S760, attach positive pole to the inner short solder terminal).
Not directly. However, using a commercially available audio recorder the converted calls can be recorded. For this purpose connect a normal 3.5mm jack cable between the headphone output of BATSCANNER / BATSCANNER STEREO and the recorder. With special cables, it is even possible to record with a mobile phone.
The recordings created this way are only partially suitable for evaluation and species identification, since they contain only a limited part of the call information and were transferred into the audible range.
For real recordings we recommend a real-time recording-system.
The Crest Trigger releases when the ratio of the loudest frequency (Xmax) and noise (XRMS) is higher than the selected Crest faktor (C):
Advantages Crest Advanced:
Settings Crest Advanced (Values mean default values):
Settings Crest (Values mean default values):
The difference in sound production of bats (vocal cords) and insects
(stridulation) affects the period continuity. The period trigger takes
advantage of this:
The trigger fires when ProdVal and DivVal are lower than the set limits
(see below), so if the values are within the yellow range.
Settings (Values mean default values):
The runtime depends on various factors:
If the BATLOGGER A / A+ loses the time and date, the internal CR2032 battery is empty and should be changed.
Turn the device off and remove the 8 AA batteries (A) or the battery pack (A+). To change the internal CR2032 battery, the front part of the Batlogger has to be removed. This can be done by loosening the front at the four corners.
Loose the front carefully with a screwdriver at all four corners. Be aware to only do that in the corners so the device doesn't get damaged.
Make sure that you position the screwdriver in the right location.
Continue with this at all four corners.
The front can now be removed and the internal battery is shown. Carefully remove it and replace the old one with a new CR2032.
Put the front back in it's position by connecting it at the top first. Check if both cables are in the right position and aren't being jammed before pushing the bottom connectors back in.
Push the front back in it's place.
Check that the front is back in it's place in all four corners. You should hear a click sound in all four corners when the connection is correct.
The data of the recordings like species, temperature, notes etc. can
be processed in a geographic information system (GIS). To do this export
the data as CSV file (Comma Separated Values, Excel) or KML file
An example will illustrate the procedure with QGIS.
Export data from BatExplorer:
Import data into QGIS:
If the software is not working properly anymore or the settings are fully displaced and even a reinstallation does not help, BatExplorer should be reset to the factory settings. To achieve this, delete the (hidden) folder "C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Local\Elekon_AG".
If your BATLOGGER has problems getting a GPS fix, it can be helpful to reset the GPS module.
To reset the module, go to setup menu 4/7, choose "reset module" and start the reset with >>.
While using the GPS, please be aware of the following to ensure a good GPS reception:
By dirt or moisture, the sensitivity of the BATLOGGER microphone may be impaired. With a simple method one can test the functionality of the microphone:
(Caution: The various microphone types have different noise spectrums, please consider the microphone type)
Microphone OK (SPM):
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