Raidar Snake repeller - Snake Defence MP LITEPLUS Solar
The New Multi Pulse snake repeller MP Liteplus with additional features.
All the great features from the Snake Defence MP Plus with an added internal light in the head.
One unit covers approx 700sqm (30m diameter) - Day and Night. Portable - Take it camping, on picnics, to the holiday house etc
Safe to use around children, pets, birds or livestock.
Snakes know that a heavy or unusual vibration could spell trouble and possible injury, exactly the sense of danger the "Snake Defence repeller" is designed to create.
Of the two pulses emitted (a vibration and a noise), the earth borne vibration is the most important. The sound is detected by the snake, but signals to the owner that the unit is working correctly .
Changing vibration patterns of the MP LITEPLUS model
About every 50 seconds the Raidar Snake Defence MP LITEPLUS emits a variety of vibrations and sound that change every 2 days. Starting with a single 3 second pulse for 2 days, followed by 3 pulses for 2 days, then 5 pulses for 2 days it reverts back to one pulse to start the rotation all over again. The idea behind the changing pulses is to vary the pattern so snakes do not become accustomed to the pulse.
The unit covers a radius of up to 15 metres (30m Diameter) or about 700 sq metres in all directions. We suggest an overlap of 5 metres, so the units should be positioned about 25m apart.
Breakthrough design, available exclusively from Raidar
- The Raidar Snake Defence pulse (vibration and sound) changes every second day
- 100% safe to use around children, pets, birds and livestock
- One snake repeller unit covers approx 700sqm (maximum 30m diameter) - day and night
- Portable - take it camping, on picnics, to the holiday house etc
- Long lasting rechargable battery (replaceable) charged by the solar panel
- Dimensions: height: 330mm, head diameter: 160mm, ground probe diameter: 27mm
- External on/off switch
- External access to the battery compartment
- 50 second vibration spacing
- Optional mains power charging adapter
This unit works by emitting a sound and pulsing a vibration through the ground every 50 seconds. Snakes pick up these vibrations through their body sensors and think there is danger ahead.
A solar panel and a rechargeable battery collect power by day for operation at night. When the battery is fully charged it supplies enough power for around-the-clock operation, even on dull days.
Before using for the first time
The battery (located in the water proof housing) must be fully charged (do not join the black wires that run the vibration and sound at this time). To charge the battery you have two choices:
- leave the green plastic head in the sun for two days in bright sunshine or 3 to 4 days if overcast; or
- if you have ordered the optional mains power charger, charge the head unit for one hour.
Positioning your repellers
The repeller radiates in all directions (full 360 degrees) up to a maximum of 15m radius or 30m diameter (about 700 sqm). To make the best use of the repellers we strongly recommend installing 2 or more repellers, no more than 25 metres apart (ie with a 5m overlap see drawing).
Firmer ground gives a better result. Clay soil will transmit the furthest, while sandy soil will reduce the diameter of the signal. Waterlogged soil should be avoided.
Except for concrete walls/buildings with a foundation deeper than 100mm, the repeller signal will travel through the ground under fences, shallow concrete paths, sheds and behind retaining. Trees, dog kennels, bushes and chain link fencing should pose no problems.
Installing your repellers
- If the stake is covered by a clear, hard plastic film (some do and some dont) this must be removed before installation: use a sharp pointed knife to split the film by running it down the length of the fluted tube, then peel it off.
- Make a ground hole for the stake with great care (this is a critical step). The hole must be driven using either a crow bar with a point, round dowel, metal tube or metal rod about the same diameter (but no larger) than the stake. The soil must be kept firm DO NOT dig a hole and fill around the stake as the loose soil will reduce the effective diameter of the signal. NEVER use a hammer to drive the stake into the ground and NEVER force the stake into the ground by pushing down on the plastic top/solar panel. The head unit should only be added once the stake is firmly in place.
- For final positioning before the head unit is installed carefully push down on the stake with a block of softwood such as pine (do not hammer). Take care not to deform or damage the stake otherwise the plastic head will not fit correctly.
- Leave approximately 50mm of the stake above the ground, more if the area is prone to flooding. The repeller is weatherproof, but is not waterproof: rain presents no problem, however the top of the stake unit must never be underwater. If there is the potential for hail or frost the unit should be either covered or removed. In winter (if you are not concerned about snakes) we recommend you store the units undercover.
- When the battery is fully charged and the stake is in place, join the black wires together and place the head unit onto the stake.
Starting your repellers
If you have more than one unit we recommend staggering the starting times. In other words when starting a second unit wait for the beep from the closest unit and start about 25 to 30 seconds later.
To start the repeller simply press the rubber covered On/Off button on the underside of the head unit. When starting for the first time you know the unit is performing correctly if you hear the unit go through its 3-stage multi pulse cycle. First a single beep, followed by a triple beep, then 5 beeps.
Once the activation test is over, within about 60 seconds you will hear a single beep starting the first 2 day rotation of the 3 different pulses (days 1 & 2 you will hear one beep, days 3 & 4 there will be 3 beeps, days 5 & 6 you will hear 5 beeps and on the 7th day the cycle will start over with one beep).
Day and night operation
The repeller charges best in bright direct sunlight. However it will also charge on cloudy days or in dappled sunlight. We have found that once fully charged it will continue working for days, even without direct sunlight.
Replacing the battery
Although the battery may last for up to 18 months we suggest replacing it every 12 months: spring is a great time to do this. PLEASE NOTE: When replacing the battery ensure the replacement is the same specification as the supplied battery (AA 1.2 volt NI-MH 800mAH rechargeable battery) otherwise the unit will not work as designed. Unscrew the battery cover to replace the battery.
Replacement head and stake units, plastic solar panel covers and batteries are available: please purchase via our website or contact us on 03 6272 3270.
Snakes can be somewhat unpredictable. No product is 100% fool proof, and we do not claim ours to be, so there is always the chance of an unforseen encounter. In particular be watchful in the first few days after the repellers are installed in case nearby snakes start to move about and away from the repellers. We believe that under usual circumstances our snake repellers will seriously reduce the chance of encounters with snakes.
Please keep this information in the unlikely event you experience technical problems with your repellers
The snake repeller isnt working
- Have you pressed the On/Off switch? Some will arrive with the switch on, others in the off position.
- Is the battery fully charged? Disconnect the head from the stake unit and leave the head in the sun for two days in bright sunshine or 3 to 4 days if overcast. Or, if you have purchased the optional mains power charger, charge the head unit for one hour.
- Are you still using the original battery? If not, is the battery the same specification as the supplied battery (AA 1.2 volt NI-MH 800mAH rechargeable battery) otherwise the unit will not work as designed. We suggest replacing the battery every 12 months. If the battery is less than 12 months old, chances are it is still OK, but may be low on charge especially in winter. Try recharging the battery as per above.
- If the above has not resolved the problem you will need to work out if the battery is at fault and needs to be replaced. Temporarily install a brand new standard 1.5volt AA alkaline battery as a test (please remember that this battery must be removed as it will not recharge from the solar panel).
- If the unit in still not working, there may be a problem with either the plastic head or stake unit. The repeller is made up of only 2 parts and it is unlikely that both parts are not working correctly. To identify the part requiring replacement, conduct the following test if you have more than one unit: remove the head from the non-working repeller and attach it to the stake unit of a working repeller. If the head works correctly then the stake is the problem. If the head still does not work then the head is the problem.
1. Do snakes come past snake repellers?
It is always very hard to explain as to why a snake has come into the zone of the snake repeller as it is hard to ascertain why a snake is on the move. Some of the circumstances I have had in the past where this has happened are. • A neighbour was slashing his grass and therefore drove the snake over to the next property. • A lady had a potting shed with compost heaps outside and a rock retaining wall and gravel around the area, -this would be a hard area to defend. • Another person had a tiered garden on a hill with a lot of pine bark etc, -this also was a hard area to defend. • Another person had a food source (rabbit warren) close to the house – the snake will still come just more warily. We do sell a lot of snake repellers and do have great feedback from our customers and some great stories of either seeing no snakes or cutting down the number of snakes seen since installing snake repellers. We can’t be more exact for you as a snake is a wild animal and they are all different and somewhat unpredictable. I do encourage you to continue with them as they do work. Some of the things to look at are-Rubbish piles or anywhere a snake can easily hide, this includes even thick vegetation in the garden. Grass kept cut. Water being kept around the house. Compost heaps – they provide shelter and food for the snakes prey as well as protection. Snakes are normally secretive and timid animals. They like to hide in the most unlikely places including under wood, tin, old lino, concrete slabs, plastic and roof tiles on the ground, within piles of bricks, pipes, firewood and stones, inside sheds and houses. So we need to do all that is possible to make your property snake un-friendly and this includes the use of snake repellers.
2. How long does the battery last in the Snake repeller?
The batteries should usually last between 12 and 18 months. We recommend the batteries be replaced every 12 months – usually at the start of the season August to October – this will give the best operation for the coming season.
3. Is there a warranty with the Snake repeller?
The units have a 12 month warranty from the date of purchase against any faults with the units.
4. Should the snake repeller make a noise?
The noise that the snake repellers make has 2 purposes. 1. It is the noise that actually produces the vibration down at the tip of the snake repeller. 2. The noise lets you know that thesnake repeller is working. The noise comes up the stake unit and out into the atmosphere, you can put a piece of rag or similar down the tube and this will quieten the noise level. It has no bearing on the operation of the Snake Repeller. Try this and see how you go.
5. What batteries do the Snake Repellers use
The snake repellers use an 800mah Ni-MH battery. These are avaliable from the spares page or specialist battery suppliers please note most off the shelf rechargable batteries will not work in them due to their capacities being to large for the solar panels to charge.
6. What is wrong if the Snake Defence goes quiet?
If the unit is more than 12 months old and has not had the battery changed that may be all the problem is. There may be a problem with the Head or the Stake. By doing the following simple test you may be able to determine if only part of the unit is faulty The snake repeller is of course only made up of only 2 parts (the ground probe/stake and the plastic head), it’s unlikely that both parts are not working correctly. Could you please remove a head of a working unit and attach it to the non working ground probe (stake). If it works correctly then the problem is the head, If it does not work the ground probe stake) is the problem. However, just to be sure, please place the plastic head off the non working unit onto the working unit for confirmation. The result will then determine if the entire unit is faulty or just the head or stake. Sometimes the problem is the clear cover over the solar panel has got very dirty or discoloured and would be stopping the solar panel from charging the battery properly. You can then order the required part on line or phone if it is a warranty claim.
The 6 snake repellers we purchased must be doing the job as there have been no sightings so far in what seems to be an active snake year. Thank you so much!Harry H, Tas
We've been happy with the repellers and I've seen one snake shoot away very quickly when it came across a repellerHelen B, QLD
Hi I would just like to thank you for the high quality snake repellents.We had a brown snake caught between glass sliding door & gauze door.We have daushies & 2 large dogs & so far we have not seen a snake anywhere near house.My daughter who referred you is also very impressed with your products.<br><br>Marilyn, Tamworth
We love the spider catcher we bought from you so much. It has been perfect for relocating huntsmen from our houseMelanie W
We have not seen a snake since we put them in (Snake Defence Solar Repellers) but the neighbours have, heeheeKaye M
Just to let you know we've been really happy with the snake repellers and I've seen one snake shoot away very quickly when it came across a repeller.Helen B, Tallebudgera, QLD
I can’t recommend the snake repellers highly enough. We haven’t seen one since we put them in.Michelle J, NSW
Just to let you know that your snake repellers are working great. After $2,600 in vet bills for 2 of my 4 dogs in past years, the repellers are doing a great job. I live on 5 acres and have them close to the house. Adjoining properties are reporting lots of snakes this year after the winter rain and a big increase in the mouse population.Peter N, Kyogle, NSW
The Snake repellers are working very well, had a snake wander through over the weekend and it turned around way before it even got near the device. So I'd like to order another two!Gaye H, Hope Valley, WA