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What in the World is the Tri-Tronics G2 EXP? by Geoffrey English
Tri-Tronics has done it again… Yes, they changed their collars twice in less than a year. Just when you thought a good thing couldn’t get any better.
Well, let me walk you through the series of changes that have occurred with the new Tri-Tronics G2 EXP line. Simply put, not much has changed for the guy looking for a single dog unit. In fact, if you are one of those guys who says, “I will never have the need to run more than one dog at a time.” Well, then the EXP model is not for you. In fact, Tri-Tronics has made the decision to keep the standard G2 models available – but only in the one dog versions. My guess is you will see the one dog versions go away (which will please Tri-Tronics dealers to no end – less models to carry in inventory).
Tri-tronics has simply added a toggle switch to the transmitter to allow the user to select between color-coded collar receivers.
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So what is this G2 EXP line? Maybe it’s easier if we start by talking about what it is not. It is not some new designed ergonomic transmitter, additional functionality or even new hot technology released by Tri-Tronics. In fact, it’s the same old transmitter design, same functionality and the same technology we saw with the release of the G2 product line. So what is the G2 EXP? EXP stands for expandable; see when electronic collar engineers run out of acronyms like G2 (for Generation 2) they start using abbreviations – EXP for expandable. In this case the abbreviation works, it’s the same model as the G2 but expandable to a multiple dog model. Adding expandable collars to transmitters is nothing new. In fact, that technology has been around for years. However, this is Tri-Tronics’ first attempt at such an endeavor and I believe they got it right.
One of the common complaints we hear about other manufacturers who have attempted to design an expandable dog collar is that as you add collars to the system you lose functionality of the system. Well, this is not the case with the Tri-Tronics G2 EXP models. Tri-tronics has simply added a toggle switch to the transmitter to allow the user to select between color-coded collar receivers. From a customers’ perspective the only gotcha is that the additional chargers and cradles are not included when you purchase a multi-dog system. Therefore, you will need to buy additional cradles and charging stations if you want to charge all your collars and transmitter simultaneously. The second gotcha is that additional G2 EXP receivers DO NOT include a collar strap as Tri-tronics ships three collars straps (black, red and blue) when you purchase a G2 EXP system.
All G2 EXP Collar/Receivers will work with any of the G2 EXP transmitters. All you need to do is sync up the collar/receiver with the existing transmitter. Once you sync up the unit, you will be able to control the collar/receiver by switching the toggle switch on the transmitter to the appropriate collar.
Please note, all Tri-Tronics G3 collars incorporate EXP technology. Therefore, you can add additional collars to all G3 as you wish.
Here are some of the more popular models in the Tri-tronics product line:
Tritronics Sport Basic G3
Tritronics Classic 70 G3
Tritronics Field 90 G3
Tritronics Trashbreaker G3
Tritronics Pro 500 G3
Tritronics Bark Collar
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