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Backpack Aspirator - Product Details

Backpack Aspirator

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Catalog #2846, Backpack-Aspirator Catalog #2846A, Back-Pack-Aspirator-replacement-battery Catalog #2846C, Collecting-Cups

Originally developed by the U.S. Public Health Service to collect adult resting mosquitoes, this vacuum collector is also useful in other indoor/outdoor environments for collecting fly-size resting insects in buildings, on row crops, or in nurseries and orchards.

Several improvements have been made to the basic design, and the backpack aspirator now features:   

  • Ultra-light frame with easily adjusted harness
  • Incorporation of sealed, deep-cycle gel-cell battery
  • Inclusion of dual-rate charger with charge indicator
  • On/off switch conveniently located in suction wand for one-hand operation
  • Collection cups made of high-density polypropylene
  • The unit is comfortable to wear and simple to operate by inserting a collection cup onto the wand and turning on the switch. It has a very quiet 5.1-amp suction motor, and pulls 150 cu. feet of air per minute. The 12 VDC , 18 amp hour, sealed battery provides about three hours of continuous use when fully charged. A fully depleted battery requires less than 10 hours to recharge.

    The unit comes with a 12VDC battery, Battery Charger and, Five, 8-ounce collection cups with 18 x 14 mesh screen (.009" wire diameter) are furnished. Collection cups with 30 x 30 fine mesh screen (.008" wire diameter) are also available, sold separately. Operating and battery maintenance instructions are included.

    Dimensions and weight:   

  • Size: 39" long, 15" wide, 15" deep (99.1 x 48 x 38 cm);
  • Flexible suction hose length: 42" (106.7 cm)
  • Wand length: 30" (76.2 cm)
  • Weight: 25 lbs.; shipping weight: 45 lbs. with cups, battery and charger)
  • 2846 Click here for product MSDS, instructions. Backpack Aspirator

    $1,270.50 Add this product to cart

    2846A Click here for product MSDS, instructions. Replacement Battery, 12 VDC 18 AHr, For 2846 Aspirator

    $113.45 Add this product to cart

    2846C Collecting Cups 18X14 Set of 10

    $102.46 Add this product to cart

    2846D Collecting Cups 30 X 30 Set of 10

    $102.46 Add this product to cart