The RC-2 model is intended to operate in an automotive environment. The components are rated at -40 F to +185 F. (-40 to +85C) The RC-3 is powered by quality alkaline batteries.

The effective range is 3 to 6 feet, and mounting location should be selected so as not to cast a shadow in the area that you are trying to protect.

 

Specifications for the basic unit:

Mounting method .  NdFeB Neodymium Rare Earth Magnet for RC-2.

Lead length. . . . . .6 feet for the RC-2. (Need a different length cable? email tech support, we can do it!)

Power source . . . Runs off vehicle battery (RC-2) or a 6 cell, 9v battery pack for the RC-3)

Temperature:. . . .RC-2: -40F to +185 F  RC-3: -40F to +140 F (limited by the battery pack)

Voltage input . . .  6 to 16 VDC

Current draw . . . .Less than 1.0 mA @12Vdc

Battery life. . . . . .  Using 6 AA alkaline cells, up to 7 months. When using the car battery,  the battery life is                                 greater than 10 years!

Unit life . . . . . . . . .Greater than 10 years, all solid state circuitry.

 

Q&A:

Q: What is the life of the Rid-A-Rat unit?

A: All the components are solid state, and are operated at well below their maximum ratings. The life should easily exceed 10 years.

Q: Will this run my Car battery down?

A: No. The current draw of the Rid-A-Rat is less than 1.0 mA, far less than the phantom drain or the keep alive drain of all the other accessories in the vehicle. The life of the battery is computed to be greater than 10 years with a standard car battery. This is beyond the shelf life of the battery.

Q: It gets mighty hot in the engine compartment here in the Arizona Sonoran desert. Will the module survive this?

A: Yes. The module has been tested for operation up to +200 degrees F. The components are rated to operate from -40F to +185F.

Q: Will this keep pack rats out of my barn?

A: Only in a limited area. The RC-3  will protect small areas up to 3' radius.

  Q: Help! I can't find the battery in my vehicle!

  A: In some vehicles the battery is located under a protective cover, hidden from view. Refer to the owners manual for its location. Also, in some luxury vehicles and in hybrids, the battery is located in the trunk. In this case, use the RC-2B.

Q: Will the Rid-a-Rat help me get rid of roof rats?

A: We haven't experimented with roof rats yet, but their physiology would be similar. Their habitat however, is generally much larger. They prefer citrus trees, yucca trees, and other types of desert plants in addition to invading attics. This is beyond the effective range of the Rid-a-Rat.

Q: What part of the U.S. has pack rats?

A: There eight species of packrats in the United States, they are most abundant in the desert southwest area but packrats and other types of rodents and pests can be found throughout the U.S. , Canada and central America. Please refer to Map

 
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The RC-2 model is intended to operate in an automotive environment. The components are rated at -40 F to +185 F. (-40 to +85C) The RC-2B and the RC-3 are powered by alkaline batteries. (not included)

The effective range is 3 to 6 feet, and mounting location should be selected so as not to cast a shadow in the area that you are trying to protect.

All unit circuitry is potted to resist water and moisture intrusion.
 

Specifications for the basic unit:

Mounting method .  NdFeB Neodymium Rare Earth Magnet for RC-2, RC-2B and RC-4.

Lead length. . . . . .6 feet for the RC-2, 3 feet for the RC-2B 

Power source . . . Runs off vehicle battery (RC-2) or a 6 cell, 9v battery pack for the RC-2B
  The RC-4 uses two AA batteries.

Temperature:. . . .RC-2: -40F to +220 F 
Voltage input . . .  8 to 24 VDC  (RC-2 only)

Current draw . . . .600 microamps  @12Vdc

Battery life. . . . . .  When using the car battery, (RC-2)  the battery life is greater than 10 years! The RC-2B and  RC-4 use  AA cells, lasting up to 6 months.

Unit life . . . . . . . . .Greater than 10 years, all solid state circuitry.

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Q&A:

Q: What is the life of the Rid-A-Rat unit?

A: All the components are solid state, and are operated at well below their maximum ratings. The life should easily exceed 10 years.

Q: Will this run my Car battery down?

A: No. The current draw of the Rid-A-Rat is less than 1.0 mA, far less than the phantom drain or the keep alive drain of all the other accessories in the vehicle. The life of the battery is computed to be greater than 10 years with a standard car battery. This is beyond the shelf life of the battery.

Q: It gets mighty hot in the engine compartment here in the Arizona Sonoran desert. Will the module survive this?

A: Yes. The module has been tested for operation up to +200 degrees F. The components are rated to operate from -40F to +185F.

Q: Will this keep pack rats out of my barn?

A: Only in a limited area. The RC-4  will protect small areas up to 3' radius.

  Q: Help! I can't find the battery in my vehicle!

  A: In some vehicles the battery is located under a protective cover, hidden from view. Refer to the owners manual for its location. Also, in some luxury vehicles and in hybrids, the battery is located in the trunk. In this case, use the RC-2B.

Q: Will the Rid-a-Rat help me get rid of roof rats?

A: We haven't experimented with roof rats yet, but their physiology would be similar. Their habitat however, is generally much larger. They prefer citrus trees, yucca trees, and other types of desert plants in addition to invading attics. This is beyond the effective range of the Rid-a-Rat.

Q: What part of the U.S. has pack rats?

A: There eight species of packrats in the United States, they are most abundant in the desert southwest area but packrats and other types of rodents and pests can be found throughout the U.S. , Canada and central America. Please refer to map below.