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Model TC-1000 Temperature Controller
Accurate, versatile homeothermic controller for a range of animals

TC-1000 Temperature Controller

Model TC-1000 Temperature Controller monitors and controls the body temperature of small animals. This microprocessor-based instrument features a low-voltage DC proportional controller to provide artifact-free heating using a resistive heating blanket. The smooth Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) control eliminates the electrical transients common to on/off type controllers. A front-panel LCD panel displays the current body temperature, the targeted set-point temperature, alarm settings, and a heater power bar graph. An analog output provides a linear voltage corresponding to temperature.

The controller uses standard YSI-400 series (or compatible) thermistor probes. These interchangeable probes are available from CWE in a variety of sizes to suit the animal being monitored. Resistive heating blankets are available in mouse, rat, or cat size. Other resistive-type heating devices (such as immersion heaters) can be connected, as long as the current draw is less than 3A at 12VDC. Heater currents up to 10A are possible using an external battery or power supply, accessible using binding posts on the rear panel.

Operation: The TC-1000 controller is simple to operate. After plugging in the probe and heating blanket, the animal�s temperature is shown on the display. The adjustable set-point temperature and alarm band is also displayed, both being adjustable using a single knob. An over/under temperature alarm with adjustable hysteresis is pushbutton activated. The unit automatically detects fault conditions such as a defective or disconnected probe or heating blanket. Initial setup procedure selects animal size to provide optimal control to prevent accidental overheating.


Heating pads, probes and accessories


Part No. 08-13013
Mouse Heating Pad
Flexible silicone rubber heating pad, mouse size, 3" x 6" (7.6cm x 15cm)

Part No. 08-13014
Rat Heating Pad
Flexible silicone rubber heating pad, rat size, 5" x 8" (12.7cm x 20.3cm)


Part No. 08-13015
Cat Heating Pad
Flexible silicone rubber heating pad, cat, rabbit, small primate size, 10" x 18" (25cm x 46cm)

Part No. 10-09012
Mouse Temperature Probe
YSI-451 thermistor probe, 1mm dia. tip.

Part No. 10-09020
Rat Temperature Probe
YSI-402 thermistor probe, 3mm dia. tip.

Part No. 08-09214
Temperature Probe Extension Cable
Extension cable for any YSI-400 series thermistor probe, 9' (274cm) long..


Standard configurations:

Part No. Model Description
08-13000 TC-1000 Mouse Temperature controller, probe (YSI-451), small heating pad
08-13001 TC-1000 Rat Temperature controller, probe (YSI-402), rat heating pad
08-13002 TC-1000 Cat Temperature controller, probe (YSI-401), medium heating pad

 Individual components

Part No. Model Description
08-13013 Mouse Pad Heating pad, waterproof, mouse, 3 x 6" (7.6 x 15.2cm), MR-compatible
08-13014 Rat Pad Heating pad, waterproof, rat, 5 x 7" (12.7 x 17.8cm), MR-compatible
08-13015 Cat Pad Heating pad, waterproof, cat, 10 x 18" (25.4 x 45.7cm), MR-compatible
08-13011 Blanket-Cat Heating blanket w/ cover, cat, 18 x 27" (45.7 x 68.6cm), not MR-compatible
10-09012 Mouse Probe Miniature thermistor probe, YSI-451, mouse, 1mm dia
10-09010 Cat Probe Thermistor probe, YSI-401, cat, 4.75mm dia
10-09020 Rat Probe Thermistor probe, YSI-402, rat, 3mm dia
10-09030 YSI-403 Thermistor probe, stainless steel for immersion, 4mm dia
08-09200 TCA-1 Thermocouple interface for TC-1000
08-09210 THERMO-1 Thermocouple probe Type-T, 0.5mm dia, 10' cable, MR-compatible
08-09211 THERMO-2 Thermocouple probe Type-T, 1.5mm dia, 10' cable, MR-compatible
08-09213 TC-EXT Type-T thermocouple extension cable, 6' long

Data sheet: Click here for a complete TC-1000 data sheet in pdf format.


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Last modified: October 31, 2012