There is confusion among biologists about the use of the percent of range control in the GPP series of Smith-Root electrofishers. We evaluated the output of a GPP 7.5 electrofisher to examine how adjustments to the percent of range control affect voltage, pulse width, duty cycle, and waveform. We found that contrary to how most users interpret the labels on the GPP unit, adjustments to the percent of range control are linked only indirectly to changes in peak voltage. Suggestions for dealing with the restrictions of the GPP units are offered. ?? Copyright by the American Fisheries Society 2005.
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Understanding the output of a Smith-Root GPP electrofisher