The SR-1101 Fish Counter provides a state-of-the-art fish counting system. It is designed for counting operations requiring both upstream and downstream fish movements through a single tunnel. The SR-1101 provides field reliability, simplicity of operation and ease of installation.
Principle of Operation
The SR-1101 uses a counting tunnel with metal rings, flush-mounted, on the inner surface. The passage of fish through the counting tunnel causes water conductivity changes. Special logic in the SR-1101 allows it to discriminate between upstream and downstream fish passages. Two six-digit liquid crystal displays (LCD) tally completed fish passages. The displays are easy to read even in direct sunlight.
The SR-1101 employs an Auto-Balance system which compensates for changes in water conductivity, water temperature and marine growth. The Auto-Balance feature makes it possible to set it and forget it for unattended counting operations.
A wide-range Sensitivity Control determines the minimum size of fish that will be counted. Maximum sensitivity depends on the ratio of tunnel to fish dimensions. For best counting accuracy, tunnel diameter to fish length should not be more than one-to-one.
Output signals are provided which may be used to drive remote tally units, digital cameras or other devices. The system easily tallies 5 counts per second, giving 18,000 counts per hour.
The SR-1101 Fish Counter is designed to work in fresh water within a conductivity range of 20 to 5000 ÁS/cm. The submerged counting tunnel should be mounted in a location to produce a velocity through the tunnel sufficient to sweep through fishes desiring to rest within the tunnel, i.e., water velocity through the counting tunnel should be equal to, or greater than, the sustained swimming ability of the fish. With a correct tunnel-size to fish-size ratio, count accuracy is typically better than 95%.
The SR-1101 Fish Counter can be powered from either 120 VAC 60 Hz or from the optional 1101-RB internal rechargeable battery. The battery life varies from 5 to 7 days, depending on water conductivity and tunnel size. A low-battery indicator will provide a warning several days before a battery change is required. When powered from 120 VAC the battery is kept fully charged at all times. An internal stand-by battery is provided to preserve count data when the AC power is turned off or when the 1101-RB battery is being replaced.
The SR-1101 Fish Counter features a rugged all-welded aluminum case. The case has a top cover with a see-through window which allows observation of count data while providing protection from rain and wet environment.
- Type of detection: Potentiometric bridge
- Water conductivity range: 20 to 5000 microSiemens/cc
- Count sensitivity: 1% tunnel unbalance, minimum
- Count rate: 5 per second
- Count capacity/channel: 999,999 six digit LCD
- Counting mode: Directional
- Type of tunnel required: Three element potentiometric
- Auto balance range: 5% tunnel unbalance
- Tunnel diameters: 1" to 12" standard
- Tunnel length:diameter: 3:1 minimum
- Smallest fish detected: Length equal to tunnel diameter
- Data output signals: 0 to 12V pulse for each count
- Power requirement: 120 VAC 60 Hz or 12 VDC
- Battery life with 12V 12Ah: 5 days minimum
- Size: 13.5"W X 6.25"D x 6.75"H
- Weight: 17 pounds (with battery) / 4 pounds (without battery)