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Moth Traps - 12v Battery Powered

We can supply traps in a variety of formats. DIY kits include the relevant electric kit together with plans and instructions for building your own trap and represent the cheapest way of starting moth trapping. We can also supply ready built traps constructed from top quality materials and professionally finished. (see also Moth Trap Electrics )

With the huge success of both the Mains 20w Compact Skinner Trap and Compact Heath Trap we have launched a 12 volt version after many requests from our UK, European and US customers.. The catch rate is the best 12 volt battery operated moth trap on the market. Similar to the mains twin 30w systems used in our Robinson Traps. The moth traps will run for approximately 10 hours on a 22Ah battery and 6 hours on a 14Ah battery. Please choose your battery carefully. We recommend Lithium batteries due to their size and weight. See our batteries page here for further details.

LED Moth Traps

In late 2018 we launched our first ever LED moth trap (see details below), this has been field tested for over two years. Being incredibly light weight will mean the recorder can take advantage of trapping at any location, coupled with using smaller cheaper lithium batteries, the combined price will mean it being the cheapest 12 volt set up available.
Why LED?

Customer Comment: When considering running portable moth traps I thought about buying a generator but the high price of these along with 12 volt moth traps, cable, and fuel per night, this worked out at just over £1,000! With the price of one of your Compact 20w 12 volt moth traps and 22Ah lithium battery, this worked out at only half the price!

         12v Battery Traps      (click here for Mains Electric Traps)

Compact 20w Skinner Trap

Similar to the Compact Heath Trap but has the added advantage of clear polycarbonate upper panels so the moths can be easily viewed, pin-pointed and accessed.
 
  • Manufactured in lightweight and durable polypropylene and polycarbonate.
  • Easy to assemble. Fully flat packs.
  • Best catch rate on the market for a 12 volt battery operated moth trap (20w actinic systems) and similar to Twin 30w Mains Robinson Trap.
  • Dimensions: 35cmx35cmx32 cm box height. Total height with rain guard 48cm.
    12 volt Control Box 20cmx16cmx8cm.
  • Weight: Moth trap 3kg. Control Box 1.5kg. Combined weight 4.5kg.
  • Will run from 22Ah lithium battery for 10 hours or 6 hours from a 14Ah lithium battery.
  • Available with and without photo cell.

Customer Comments (2)

 Code  Product  Price  
UV16
ALS 20w Compact 12 volt Skinner Trap complete with bulb, Portable unit and in-built light sensor (turns on and off automatically) Batteries not included.
£245.00
UV17
ALS 20w Compact 12 volt Skinner Trap complete with bulb and Portable unit without light sensor. Batteries not included.
£225.00
UV02
Spare 20w Compact Actinic Bulb - Recommended for use with ALS Compact Moth Traps
£15.00
MS16
Compact Trap Bag - A bag for your Compact Heath/Skinner Trap, equipment & egg trays. 50x35x25cm
£20.00

12 volt Compact 20w Heath Trap

 
  • Very lightweight moth trap made from durable polypropylene.
  • Easy to assemble. Fully flat packs.
  • Best catch rate on the market for a 12 volt battery operated moth trap (20w actinic systems) and similar to Twin 30w Mains Robinson Trap.
  • Dimensions: Box height 25cmx25cmx28cm. Total height with vanes 47cm.
    12 volt Control Box 20cmx16cmx8cm.
  • Weight: Moth trap 3kg. Control Box 1.5kg. Combined weight 4.5kg.
  • Will run from 22Ah lithium battery for 10 hours or 6 hours from a 14Ah lithium battery.
  • Available with and without photo cell.

Customer Comments (1)

 Code  Product  Price  
UV18
ALS 20w Compact 12 volt Heath Trap complete with bulb, Portable unit and in-built light sensor (turns on and off automatically) Batteries not included.
£220.00
UV19
ALS 20w Compact 12 volt Heath Trap complete with bulb and Portable unit without light sensor. Batteries not included.
£200.00
UV02
Spare 20w Compact Actinic Bulb - Recommended for use with ALS Compact Moth Traps
£15.00
MS16
Compact Trap Bag - A bag for your Compact Heath/Skinner Trap, equipment & egg trays. 50x35x25cm
£20.00

NEW for 2019

White Compact LED Skinner Trap

Using 2x 2w LED units which have been extensively tested by Chris Williams, Dave Grundy and Jon & Adelene Clifton in the UK, Ireland, Spain and the US over the past two years. With results approaching a single 15w actinic in species and numbers (see graphs here for further details).

Made from a special white polypropylene which will reflect the UV rather than absorbing it like other materials. This trap is advantageous in that smaller, cheaper 4Ah or 8Ah lithium batteries can be used to power it, meaning air travel is possible with the battery, the legal limit being a maximum of 8Ah (always check with your airline). UV spectacles recommended for this moth trap. Available from ALS (see bottom of page).

 
  • Very lightweight moth trap made from white reflective durable polypropylene which reflects UV.
  • Easy to assemble. Fully flat packs.
  • Dimensions: 35cmx35cmx32 cm
  • Weight: Moth trap 3kg (not including battery)
  • Will run from 4Ah lithium battery for 9 hours or 18 hours from a 8Ah lithium battery.
  • Click here for catch rate graphs.
  • LED units also available for sale individually. See below.

Customer Comments (3)

 Code  Product  Price  
LED08
ALS LED Compact Skinner Trap complete with 2x 2w LED units. Batteries not included.
£275.00
LED02
Single 2W LED 12v unit with backing plate and cable - For customers who already have moth traps and want to convert to LED
£78.00
LED03
Two 2W LED 12v units with backing plates and two-way spilter cable - For customers who already have moth traps and want to convert to LED
£145.00
GM07
8Ah Lithium ion Battery, including charger - Dimensions L15.3 x W8 x D3.8cm. Weight= 0.6Kg. Click here for further details Includes bespoke lead for connecting electronics to battery.
£136.00
GM08
4Ah Lithium ion Battery, including charger - Dimensions L11.5 x W7.6 x D3.2cm. Weight= 0.36Kg. Click here for further details. Includes bespoke lead for connecting electronics to battery.
£106.00

White Compact LED Heath Trap

Using 2x 2w LED units which have been extensively tested by Chris Williams, Dave Grundy and Jon & Adelene Clifton in the UK, Ireland, Spain and the US over the past two years. With results approaching a single 15w actinic in species and numbers (see graphs here for further details).

Made from a special white polypropylene which will reflect the UV rather than absorbing it like other materials. This trap is advantageous in that smaller, cheaper 4Ah or 8Ah lithium batteries can be used to power it, meaning air travel is possible with the battery, the legal limit being a maximum of 8Ah (always check with your airline). The trap easily flat packs into a small day rucksack for transport. UV spectacles recommended for this moth trap. Available from ALS (see bottom of page).
 
  • Very lightweight moth trap made from white reflective durable polypropylene which reflects UV.
  • Easy to assemble. Fully flat packs.
  • Dimensions: Box height 25cmx25cmx28cm. Total height with vanes 40cm.
  • Weight: Moth trap complete 1.7kg (not including battery)
  • Will run from 4Ah lithium battery for 9 hours or 18 hours from a 8Ah lithium battery.
  • Click here for catch rate graphs.
  • LED units also available for sale individually. See below.

Customer Comments (3)

 Code  Product  Price  
LED01
ALS LED Compact Heath Trap complete with 2x 2w LED units. Batteries not included.
£255.00
LED02
Single 2W LED 12v unit with backing plate and cable - For customers who already have moth traps and want to convert to LED
£78.00
LED03
Two 2W LED 12v units with backing plates and two-way spilter cable - For customers who already have moth traps and want to convert to LED
£145.00
GM07
8Ah Lithium ion Battery, including charger - Dimensions L15.3 x W8 x D3.8cm. Weight= 0.6Kg. Click here for further details Includes bespoke lead for connecting electronics to battery.
£136.00
GM08
4Ah Lithium ion Battery, including charger - Dimensions L11.5 x W7.6 x D3.2cm. Weight= 0.36Kg. Click here for further details. Includes bespoke lead for connecting electronics to battery.
£106.00

Heath Trap

Our bestselling moth trap worldwide, extremely popular. The 15w 'Heath type' Moth Trap is made from durable light weight polypropylene (2.4kg including portable electrics). It is very strong and very easy to assemble. The electronics' incorporate a light sensor which enables the trap to turn on and off itself at dusk and dawn. In addition, it also has an intelligent in-built voltage regulator which will turn the trap off automatically should the battery become almost fully discharged (approximately 95% discharged), thus protecting the battery from possible damage to the cells from over-discharge and to the bulb. Will run for 12 hours from a 22Ah lithium battery, 8 Hours from a 14Ah and 6 hours from an 8Ah. Choose your battery carefully.
 
This model comes with a 12v portable unit and tube (battery not included). See Going mobile

For batteries click here

Also available with a mains electric unit and tube (see mains traps)

Customer Comments (4)

 Code  Product  Price  
SK22
ALS 15w actinic 12 volt 'Heath type' Moth Trap. Polypropylene, weighs only 2.4kg with electrics. Portable Unit with in built light sensor (turns on and off automatically) Batteries not included. See Going mobile
£189.50
SK12
Spare 15w actinic tube for ALS traps
£15.00
MS18
Heath Trap Carrying Bag - A bag for your Heath Trap, equipment & egg trays. 77x35x25cm.
£20.00

Suitcase Trap

The ALS Suitcase Trap is the ideal trap to keep all your equipment together during transportation. The trap collapses down and holds the control box, bulb and egg cartons all together. Ideal for holidays. Nothing gets lost - available as MV or 15w versions.

For batteries click here

Customer Comments (1)


 Code  Product  Price  
SK25
ALS Suitcase Trap. 15w Actinic 12 volt Portable model. Complete with electric's. L=58; W=49; D18cm when closed. L=58; W=49; H=39cm when open. Weight 8kg. Made to order
£328.50

Batteries
 Code  Product  Price  
GM05
14Ah Lithium ion Battery, including charger - Dimensions L16.5 x W11 x D5.5cm. Weight= 0.9Kg. Click here for further details. Includes bespoke lead for connecting electronics to battery.
£205.00
GM06
22Ah Lithium ion Battery, including charger - Dimensions L16.5 x W11 x D5.5cm. Weight= 1.2Kg. Click here for further details Includes bespoke lead for connecting electronics to battery.
£256.00
GM07
8Ah Lithium ion Battery, including charger - Dimensions L15.3 x W8 x D3.8cm. Weight= 0.6Kg. Click here for further details Includes bespoke lead for connecting electronics to battery.
£136.00
GM08
4Ah Lithium ion Battery, including charger - Dimensions L11.5 x W7.6 x D3.2cm. Weight= 0.36Kg. Click here for further details. Includes bespoke lead for connecting electronics to battery.
£106.00

Clear UV Glasses

We recommend the use of UV protected sunglasses if working with the moth trap at night. These will protect the eyes from UV and from the glare of the bright bulb – obviously they must be removed when leaving the area for obvious reasons.

If an alternative is required, try our clear UV glasses which are shatterproof and are UV400 filtered for maximum protection.

 Code  Product  Price  
UV01
Clear UV Glasses
£15.00

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