TC-1000 Temperature Controller

Homeothermic controller

Product Category: Temperature Control
Part No.: 08-13000, 08-13001, 08-13002
  • Systems for mice, rats, & cats
  • Accurate, proportional controller
  • Uses Standard YSI thermistor probes
  • Adjustable temperature alarms
  • No interference; works with sensitive recording set-ups
  • Temperature control range: 25 - 45 oC
  • Temperature resolution: 0.1oC
  • Thermistor probe compatibility: YSI-400 Series
  • Probe input connector: Phone jack, 2-cond
  • Analog temperature output: 100mV/ oC
  • Heater blanket connection: 5-pin locking DIN
  • Heater power: 12VDC @ 3A max
  • Power requirements: 120/240VAC, 50/60Hz, 75VA
  • Dimensions: 9.4W x 4.5H x 8 inches (24 x 11.5 x 20.5 cm)

Model TC-1000 Temperature Controller monitors and controls the body temperature of small animals. This instrument features a low-voltage DC proportional controller to provide artifact-free heating using a resistive heating pad. 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 Pad Mouse for TC-1000

Heating Pad Mouse

Part No. 08-13013

Flexible silicone rubber heating pad, mouse size, 3" x 6" (7.6cm x 15cm), 1mm thick, w/ cover.  Cable length 9 ft.

Heating Pad Rat for TC-1000

Heating Pad Rat

Part No. 08-13014

Flexible silicone rubber heating pad, rat size, 5" x 8" (12.7cm x 20.3cm), 1mm thick, w/ cover.  cable length 9 ft.

TC-EXT 10m

TC-EXT 10m

Part No. 08-09214

Type-T thermocouple extension cable, 10 meters long

Type-T thermocouple extension cable, 6' long

TC-EXT 6ft

Part No. 08-09213

Type-T thermocouple extension cable, 6' long

Thermocouple interface for TC-1000


Part No. 08-09200

Thermocouple interface for TC-1000, TM-1000 (please specify)

THERMO-1 Miniature Type-T Thermocouple

Part No. 08-09210

Miniature Type-T thermocouple, 0.5mm dia, 10' cable (MR-compatible) (requires TCA-1 interface)

THERMO-2 Miniature Type-T Thermocouple

Part No. 08-09211

Miniature Type-T thermocouple, 1.5mm dia, 10' cable (MR-compatible) (requires TCA-1 interface)

Heating Pad extension cable 12ft for CWE TC-1000


Part No. 08-09215

Heating Pad extension cable, 12' (4m) long

THPROBE-EXT Temperature Probe Extension Cable for CWE TC-1000

THPROBE-EXT Temperature Probe Extension Cable

Part No. 08-09214

Thermistor probe extension cable, 12' (4m) long.

YSI-401 Thermistor Probe for Cats used with CWE TC-1000

YSI-401 Thermistor Probe for Cats

Part No. 10-09010

Thermistor probe for cats, 4.75mm dia. Cat-size rectal probe (supplied w/ TC-1000 Cat).

YSI-402 Thermistor Probe for Rats used with CWE TC-1000

YSI-402 Thermistor Probe for Rats

Part No. 10-09020

Thermistor probe for rats, 3mm dia. cable length 10 ft. Rat size rectal probe (supplied w/ TC-1000 Rat).

YSI-451 Mouse Temperature Probe for CWE TC-1000

YSI-451 Mouse Temperature Probe

Part No. 10-09012

YSI-451 miniature thermistor probe for mouse, 1mm dia, cable length 10 ft. (supplied with TC-1000 Mouse)