Combines optical isolation with +/-1mA current generator
Battery charger sold separately
Designed for Neuroscience and Muscle applications
Accurate and repeatable Accuracy and repeatability of WPI's A385 are excellent. Designed for subcutaneous stimulation, maximum output voltage at the stimulating electrodes is 36 volts, reducing the possibility or serious accidental transcutaneous shocks. A compliance/output alarm sounds when the 36-volt limit is reached. Internal curcuitry maintains electrodes short-circuited during inactive periods ("electrode exhauster" feature). A385 is not appropriate for transcutaneous stimulation.
Delivers positive, negative or bipolar currents For bipolar delivery, polarity of the output is toggled to the opposite state with each pulse presented to the input. Pulse duration is controlled by an externally applied voltage. Input connector is a standard BNC, allowing signals from any source - such as computer D/A or I/O lines - to be used.
Output amplitude Output amplitude is set on a 3-digit, ten-turn dial as a percentage of the range selected: for example, a setting of 45.6 in the 0-10mA range translates to 4.56mA at the output.
Battery life The 1.2 amp-hour rating of the six heavy-duty lead-acid rechargeable batteries ensures that experiments will not be interrupted by dead batteries - even at peak currents. Indicator lights and audible alarms keep the user constantly apprised of battery charge status. These batteries must be recharged by the A382 system charger designed especially for the A385.