Surge Protector for SM3/SM4 Bat Recorders

£264.63 Ex. VAT
In stock

Protect your Song Meters from electrical surges!


This accessory should be used wherever microphones are mounted at elevation.

While the Song Meter recorders are weatherproof, electrostatic discharge or electrical storm activity could put your equipment at risk. Wildlife Acoustic’s Surge Suppressor protects SM4/SM4BAT and SM3/SM3BAT recorders from power surges that could travel down the microphone cable to damage the recorder.

The Surge Suppressor is installed between a microphone cable and the recorder and includes a grounding lug which is connected to a good earth ground. This ensures that an electric surge travelling down the microphone cable is shunted to ground before damaging the recorder.

Dimensions (mm): 130 x 79 x 51
Enclosure: Waterproof polycarbonate
Certification: IEC 61000-4-5 at 1kV (Level 2)
Compatibility: SM3, SM3BAT, SM4, SM4BAT

Comes with:
Surge suppressor (white box with three cable connectors)
Connector cable (3 meter cable, 5 conductors, L-shape plug at one end, straight plug with ferrite at other end)
1 Ferrite (to be connected to microphone cable)
1 zip tie (to secure ferrite)

NOTE: The suppressor is not designed to protect against a direct lightning strike.

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We aim for next working day delivery on all UK mainland orders received before 3.00pm. Where products need to be made to order or are not a regular stock item, or during busy times of year, despatch times may be longer.

If your order is urgent please call us on 01451 833 181. There is usually an additional charge for timed delivery.

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Important Information About Backorders

At Wildcare there are times when items are only available on a backorder basis, either due to high demand or if the item is a special order item. We refer to these as ‘backorder items.

Backorder items are clearly listed on our website as ‘Order To Reserve Stock (Backorder)’. Items that are in stock and ready to be shipped immediately are listed as ‘In Stock’.

When you place an order for a back order item or an order that includes back order items, a member of our team will be in contact within 48 hours of your order to confirm the lead time for delivery. For any queries before then, please call us on: 01451 833 181

Avoiding Disappointment

We cannot guarantee that a backordered item will come back into stock or be delivered for a specific date, however we will always do our best to keep you informed and updated.

If your back order is urgent or required within a specific time frame we suggest to call us on 01451 833 181 so we can keep your requirements in mind throughout the waiting period.


If you receive damaged items or the wrong goods, please let us know straight away so that we can arrange for them to be returned to us and replaced as quickly as possible.

You will need to obtain a Returns Number  - please call us on 01451 833 181 or email

Please return goods, WITH THE RETURNS NUMBER MARKED ON THE PARCEL to: Wildcare, Eastgate House, Moreton Road, Longborough, GL56 0QJ

We may ask for a photograph any damaged items before we agree to replace them.

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