The Panlab Harvard Apparatus homeothermic blanket allows a precise control of the body temperature in small laboratory animals (mouse, rat, hamster or rabbit). The complete system consists of a blanket or a pad, a control unit and a temperature probe.
Basically, the desired body temperature (32°-45°C) is easily set by the front panel of the control unit. The body temperature is controlled by the linear temperature probe connected to the control unit. When the body temperature falls below the target, the control unit increases the temperature of the blanket.
The blankets can be hard (rigid pad), suitable for stereotaxic surgery as it fits perfectly into the stereotaxic frame or a soft blanket.
The heat of the blanket is maintained by the HB-101 or HB 121 Control Units, working with a DC power supply to minimize electrical noise interferences on surrounding electronic apparatus. The unit allows the user to adjust the animal body temperature between 32 to 45°C.
In the HB-101 Control Unit, the heat is maintained by a thermistor probe physically associated to the blanket or to the animal (rectal probe).
In the HB-121 Control Unit, the two probes can be connected in parallel (one to the blanket and one to the animal). A switch allows selecting the probe which temperature will be used as reference by the control unit. Both blanket and animal body temperatures can be visualized simultaneously on two different displays on the HB121 control unit.
The control unit (HB101 or HB121) can be delivered with a RS-232 output, so the user can see the temperature data on his computer through the SEDACOM software (not included) at selected time periods. The new SEDACOM 2.0 version provides an easy and convenient way to visualize and export the data on a computer for further analysis.
The homeothermic system uses calibrated thermistor probes, interchangeable without any loss of accuracy.
- Blanket temperature
- Animal rectal temperature
- Interchangeable and precalibrated temperature probes
- Electrical noise avoided thanks to DC power supply
- Control unit raises/lets temperature drop in order to match preselected desired animal's body temperature
- Models available for a number of species (rat, mouse, rabbit)
- Soft Blanket or Hard Pad
- HB101 or HB121 Control Unit
- Temperature probes (to be chosen from the list)
- Instructions manual
- Cables, connectors
- Set of two spare fuses
- SEDACOM Software
- RS232 communication output
- Complete range of temperature probes
- RS232/USB adapter for USB communication
|Range of body's temperature selection||32-45 degrees Celsius|
|Resolution||0,1 degrees Celsius|
|Rabbit Soft Blanket dimensions||40 x 70 cm|
|Rat Soft Blanket dimensions||15 x 25 cm|
|Rat Hard Pad dimensions||10,5 x 23 cm|
|Mouse Soft Blanket dimensions||10 x 15 cm|
|Mouse Hard Blanket dimensions||11,4 x 9 cm|
|YS401 temperature probe's diameter||3.8 mm|
|YS402 temperature probe's diameter||3 mm|
|YS451 temperature probe's diameter||1.3 mm|
|HBM||Mice hard pad (90 x 114 mm)|
|HBSM||Mice soft blanket (100 x 150)|
|HBH||Rat hard pad (105 x 230 mm)|
|HBS||Rat soft blanket (150 x 250 mm)|
|HBRB||Rabbit soft blanket (400 x 700 mm)|
|HB101||Control unit for homeothermic blanket/pad|
|HB121||Control unit for homeothermic blanket/pad with additional display|
|YS401||Temperature probe for rabbits (3.8 mm)|
|YS402||Temperature probe for rats&mice (3 mm)|
|YS451||Temperature probe for mice (1.3 mm)|
|YS409||Surface temperature probe (disc dia. 9.5 mm)|
|RS||RS232 comm. port for HB101 or HB121 (SeDaCom Software not included)|
|SEDACOM V2.0||SEDACOM software for data transfer to a computer|
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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