The Base Station is the component of the Safety Turtle wireless alert system which sounds the alarm. All Safety Turtle wireless systems require at least one Base Station. Safety Turtle sensors have no audible or visual outputs, so serve no useful function without a Base Station.
There is no limit to the number of sensors / sensor types of the same color that can work with one Base Station. Additional Base Station(s) spaced apart:
- increase the total sensor coverage area, and/or
- expand the area of alarm audibility
In the first case, Base Stations alarm in unison only when the sensor is activated where coverage overlaps. In the second case, the coverage areas are nominally the same and the Base Stations are intended to alarm in unison.
There are two models of Base Station, Standard and Integrator. Common features include:
- NOT weather proof - see weatherproof carrying bag
- Requires AC or external 12V battery input – see battery pack
- Requires baby Turtle plug that comes with Safety Turtle sensor
- Will respond only to a sensor that is the same color as inserted baby Turtle*
- One button and two LEDs control and indicate status of Base Station.
- Base Station set to "ACTIVE" flashes and alarms @ 110 decibels until acknowledged or for 30 minutes.
- Base Station set to "TEST" beeps slowly if sensor battery is healthy and while sensor signal is received.
- Volume is adjustable in "TEST" but not in "ACTIVE".
- Rapid beeping occurs in "FAULT". The cause of the fault is indicated by LEDs.
The following accessories are available. Click to obtain additional information.
- Turtle Power battery pack and weatherproof carrying bag for Base Station lets you temporarily locate Base Station outside without AC power. Battery pack can be connected as uninterrupted power supply [UPS] so Base Station works through 9 hour power outage.
- Cigarette Lighter Adaptor powers Base Station from 12V battery
- Alternate AC Adaptors
- 120 volt North American
- 240 volt Europlug [also substitutes for South Africa type]
- 240 volt UK
- 240 volt Australia