Why should I buy Gardner TLB Alarms?
These Gardner TLB Alarms are the smallest, self-contained carp alarms out there. Simply said, self-contained is defined as having everything that you need straight out of the box without requiring an additional sound box.
Many fishermen might take a look at the TLB Alarms, and just figure that the TLB is missing something, such as all the devices that many anglers seem to prefer, and that they might discount these Gardner TLB Alarms because of its diminutive size. However, they would be missing a whole lot from these carp alarms, and here is why that is:
Gardner TLB Aalarms technical details:
- The TLB is totally compatible with Version 2 ATTx Wireless Remote Systems with a 2.5mm sized jack.
- The faceplate is made of heavy gauge polished stainless steel with a cover over the roller.
- The free running roller is lightweight and operates with light bobbins.
- A separate compartment to the output socket and the battery seals all of the electronic components.
- A stainless cover houses the sensor wheel to give it protection and enhance the overall design of the TLB.
- Waterproof All The Way! Of all of the buzzers of which we are aware, the TLB is one of just a few that have this level of waterproofing. Heavy rainfall won’t affect it, and even if it goes in the drink accidentally, it should continue to operate just fine. See the DVD below!
- Each buzzer is tested individually before it is shipped from the factory, as the buzzers are all individually hand made in England.
- Battery life is extended by having a sealed on/off switch.
- The speaker unit is very high-powered with its 10 second LED latch time. The output of the speaker is 93 decibels at 10cm.
As is abundantly displayed, it is evident that the TLB is designed to minimize any possibility of anything going wrong.
Some additional details in regard to these carp alarms themselves:
One notices right off the bat that the TLB Alarms is of a small size and it has a unique, diamond shape so it cannot be mistaken for any other carp alarm that is on the market. The front part of the carp alarm has a metal plate, with choices of various colours from which the purchaser can choose. The remaining part of the alarm is black, except the roller cover which is coloured the same of the plate.
The LED on the Gardner TLB is located above and to the left of the roller and gives off enough light to be able to be seen in all different kinds of lighting situations. The latch time on the LED is ten seconds and it only starts when the roller stops moving. When the roller moves, the LED will pulse in time with the beeping sound that is coming from the speaker.
The sound from the speaker is well channelled through the small opening at the front and it gives a powerful, easily heard sound. The tonal quality of the alarm when it sounds is of a high pitch, which is more easily heard than if it was to be pitched lower. The alarm would awaken even the soundest of sleepers, even if there were to be no sounder box.
Tests have been done, where the TLB alarms have been heard as far away as 50m, and that was with bushes blocking the way. The speaker can be muted, or the volume can be lowered if the user wishes to do so, say for example, for use during the daytime by using a cut piece of eraser or a cigarette filter.
A 2.5mm jack plug is located on the alarm on the left of the alarm at the very bottom. This jack will take any 2.5mm sounder box lead or remote set. There are other adaptations that can fit similar configurations together to suit the situation that the purchaser needs to have. The alarm is extremely adaptable to a number of given situations, and easily fitted to that particular need.
The ears on the alarm are large and sturdy enough so that the rods are not pulled off the alarm on a fast take, but if fishing gets locked up, the available snag bars that other manufacturers have will stop the rod from being pulled off of the alarm.
The power for the Gardner TLB Alarms are provided by a 12v, 23 amp battery that is not hard to find, as it is available at most any good tackle or bait shop. There are many TLB Alarms that are still using the original battery for 3 years or more, even with lots of usage and lots of takes. A finger switch powers the alarm to turn it on or off. Changing the battery is really very simple as it involves undoing 4 screws to take off the cover plate. It is important to pay attention not to damage the gasket between the alarm itself and the plate, as this is what gives the battery compartment it ability to remain waterproof.
There is a thread that connects the bankstick or buzzer bar that is constructed of a solid metal, and it is fixed very rigidly inside of the Gardner TLB Alarms, and it should not be moved, or you will invalidate the warranty.
There is a drawstring pouch that is supplied with the TLB Alarms, and it is made of a strong, hardwearing material, and this can be used with the buzzers on buzzer bars or sticks. The indicators can be tucked into the pouch to save time on the bank when getting things set up.
The Gardner TLB Alarms will give a good, long life of service, and if maintained well they will prove to continue to do so. The alarms are incredibly reliable and can be used under all sets of circumstances and weather. The alarms do the job! They make a noise when the roller moves, the LED lights up along with that, and this is the job that the majority of anglers are looking for in such a device.
Is Gardners TLB Alarms waterproof?
Yes, they are one of the best waterproofed alarms on the market as demonstrated in this Gardner Video - They even work underwater!!!!
Have a look at just how truly waterproof these little alarms really are.
Where can I buy Gardner TLB Alarms?
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