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A Battery-Operated Timer and Power Supply for Insect Light Traps1

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A portable self-contained power inverter and timer is described for operation of blacklight fluorescent lamp insect traps. The power source is a 12-volt direct current automotive battery which operates the timer and inverter circuitry. The timer provides for unattended operation of light traps for any programmed hour periods of successive nights. When a 4-watt lamp was used 3 hours per night, an average of 21 days of operation was obtained per battery charge.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1969

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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