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Rat Zapper Ultra Quick-Start Guide

The Rat Zapper ULTRA battery compartment is located on the top of the unit. Open by pulling the securing tap back and lift the battery compartment door. Properly install 4 "D" batteries in the battery holder and re-secure the lid to the battery compartment.
Important Information: The performance of your Rat Zapper will depend upon:

  1. The quality of batteries;
  2. The amount of time your Rat Zapper is turned on;
  3. The number of rodents killed.
  4. Cleaning the floor of the unit.
OK to Use Battery Type Expected Use
YES Duracell Ultras with M3 Technology or Energizer E2 Titanium These batteries will provide increased battery life.
OKAY Alkaline Batteries These batteries should provide approximately 30 kills or 90 days of standby power.
NO Heavy Duty, Super Heavy Duty, Extra Heavy Duty, Carbon Zinc, non- alkaline Are not recommended for the Rat Zapper ULTRA.
NO NiCad (Nickel Cadmium) or NMH Rechargeables Are not recommended for the Rat Zapper ULTRA.

What do the green and red lights on the Rat Zapper ULTRA mean?
Green light: Battery check- Every time you turn the power switch on the Rat Zapper ULTRA to the ON position, the light the green light should blink on then off to let you know the batteries are good. If the green light does not appear you should replace the batteries with fresh batteries. (See chart above for Recommended Batteries.)
Red light: Rodent Check- The red kill indicator light will repeatedly blink when the Rat Zapper ULTRA needs to be emptied. Just hold the Rat Zapper ULTRA over an appropriate receptacle, tilt it, and let the rodent slide out.
To reset: Rat Zapper ULTRA- Turn it OFF, then re-bait and place the unit on a flat surface where you suspect rodents exist. Then, return the Rat Zapper ULTRA power switch to the ON position.

Instructions for cleaning (Remove batteries)
When dust, dirt or other contaminants accumulate in the Rat Zapper Ultra, you will need to clean the unit. When the Rat Zapper Ultra is dirty it may buzz or the red light will blink repeatedly when you turn it on.

  • Remove batteries before cleaning for safety.
  • Obtain inexpensive thin aluminum pan approximately large enough, in width and length, to accommodate the Rat Zapper Ultra.
  • Fill the pan with approximately 2 inches of warm/hot water, with ample amount of dish detergent. Set the Rat Zapper Ultra in the pan and let it soak for approximately 1 hour (to loosen debris.)
  • Using a soft bristle or bottle brush commonly found in the cookware section of your local supermarket, gently brush the bottom of your Rat Zapper Ultra.
  • To rinse, carefully allow a gentle stream of fresh water to flow over the cleaned bottom surface of the Rat Zapper. Do not spray the unit out or allow moisture to intrude into the electronics that are housed at the top of the unit, as this may cause the electronics to short out and impair the performance.
  • After cleaning and rinsing the bottom of the unit thoroughly, place it with the open side face down to allow the Rat Zapper Ultra to drain and dry completely (before putting it back into service).

Instructions for outdoor use
Protect the Rat Zapper Ultra from water and other elements to prevent damage to the electronics or "tripping" of the circuit.

  • The best solution for continuous use outdoors is to purchase a PVC tube that is 6" in diameter and approximately 18" in length. Also purchase a cap for one end of the PVC tube.
  • After outfitting the Rat Zapper ULTRA with quality batteries and baiting the unit with dry bait, place the Rat Zapper ULTRA in the tube so that the back end of the Rat Zapper is toward the capped end of the PVC tube.
  • Place the PVC tube containing the Rat Zapper in a location of suspected rodent activity and secure the tube so that it will not roll or rock when the rodent enters the tube or Rat Zapper. (Rodents are weary to enter anything that does not provide stable footing.)
  • Another temporary solution for the outdoor use of the Rat Zapper is to place the unit under a weather-proofed tarp, or you can place the unit in a plastic freezer bag that completely covers the Rat Zapper except for the entry. Use a rubber band to secure the plastic bag to the Rat Zapper.


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