U Turn Round
Weather and Vandal Resistant U-Turn RoundUSB programmingRear of U-Turn Round

U-Turn Round


Our unique 4th generation self powered and waterproof sound store with included USB Programmer.

Product Description

Product in Use

View the U-Turn Round options in use here

What is U Turn Round?

The U-Turn Round is our unique, third generation, wind-up dynamo powered digital sound store. Weather and vandal resistant, the U-Turn Round is designed for external use. Now updatable via the included USB Programming Dongle.

How does it work?

Select, Turn, Listen…

Visitors can select a message to listen to through the selector dial, which offers up to eight message options. Just a few turns of the handle is enough to play any message in full, with no need for continuous winding once playback begins. Just relax, listen and enjoy.

The U-Turn Round is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Designed to be fitted onto a pole or mounted to a wall (as standard), the U-Turn Round’s independence from mains power means it can be installed virtually anywhere, including wildlife sites, canal towpaths, nature trails, play areas, zoological gardens and Sites of Special Scientific Interest. We also offer an Oversized Through Panel for the U-Turn Round, for installations that involve fitting onto a panel. TurnView the full fitting options here.


U-Turns have 2 shaped inserts on the front panel which we call (due to their shape) Batwings. Our personalisation service offers etching of these U-Turn Round Batwings to your requirements. Find out more here.

Version 3.5

Version 3.5 boasts improved functionality and easier updating of content through the new USB programmer. Now supporting mp3 files updated via USB Stick, the ability to enable or disable end of message beeps, single track usage statistics, overall play statistics and 10 volume levels, we’re confident the U-Turn is now even better than before!

Key Features

  • User Programmable with supplied Programmer
  • Usage statistics as standard
  • No mains power required
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Tough, durable stainless steel casing for high weather and vandal resistance
  • Virtually maintenance free
  • Can be installed and used both indoors and out
  • Stand-alone unit
  • User-friendly interactive operation
  • Up to eight re-programmable messages

Additional information

Weight 9.5 kg
Dimensions 165 x 266 x 260 mm

USB Programming Dongle and USB Flash Stick included.

Message storage

On Board 64MBit Flash memory

Number of messages

8 messages standard

Message sampling type/rate

16 bit mono – 22.05 / 16.0 / 11.025 KHz

Maximum total message length

23 minutes with audio @ 96kbps


Hand cranked dynamo charging internal capacitors (approx 2 mins. message play time at full charge). 1 x 5 second turn provides approximately 1 minute of audio playback.


  • U-Turn-Round Manual USB Jan 2017
  • U-Turn-Round Fitting Options
  • U-Turn-Round ‘Bat Wing’ Template – PDF
  • U-Turn-Round ‘Bat Wing’ Template – DXF
  • U-Turn-Round Line Drawing
  • Default A1 and A2 messages & test files

    Older Manual Versions

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