ELC-03XS

ELC-03XS - Versatile All-in-One Amplifier

Features:

  • Recording with patch, sharp, metal or carbon fiber electrodes
  • In vivo recordings with miniature headstages
  • Extracellular recordings with high gain
  • Headstages with additional extracellular channels
  • Juxtasomal filling of dyes or DNA
  • Intracellular recording in CC (bridge) mode with patch or sharp electrodes
  • Intracellular recording in VC mode with patch electrodes
  • Single cell stimulation
  • Amperometry, voltammetry and iontophoresis
  • Improved series resistance compensation
  • Telegraph lines for filters and gains
  • Reliable recording from astrocytes
  • Compatible to all major data acquisition systems
  • Combined in vivo whole-cell patch-clamp recordings with extracellular multielectrode recordings with the NEURALYNX system

Ordering

Part no. Description
ELC-03XS Universal Amplifier
ELC-01X Amplifier for extracellular recording and electroporation
ELC-01MX Universal Amplifier, Module for EPMS System
ELC-MOD Cell Model Circuit for ELC System (passive)
ELC-SEAL Surplus for Seal Resistance Test
ELC-PRS Remote Switch for Penetration Unit
ELC-EH-SET Electrode Holder Set for ELC Amplifiers
ELC-EH Standard Micro-/Patch Electrode Holder
ELC-HS ELC Headstage
ELC-DIFF Surplus for Differential Headstage for ELC Amplifiers
ELC-SWI Surplus for switchable Headstage, x1/x100
ELC-MINI-C Standard Cable Extension for MINI-Headstage (max. 6m)
ELC-MINI-DIFF-X ELC MiniHeadstage with differential input, X additional inputs, with standard cable 2.5m, D=2.3mm, w/o housing,
ELC-MINI-H Housing for MINI-Headstage 15x12x09 mm, weight: 3g Housing for MINI Headstage
ELC-MINI-HL Housing for MINI-Headstage 21x12x09 mm, weight: 4g Housing for MINI Headstage
ELC-MINI-SC Special Cable for MINI-Headstage, high flexibility, 6-11 lines, 2.5m
ELC-MINI-SCE Special Cable Extension for MINI-Headstage, high flexibility, 6-11 lines, max. 6m
ELC-MINI-SE-X ELC MiniHeadstage single-ended, X additional inputs, standard cable 2.5m, D= 2.3mm, w/o housing
ELC-MINI-SW ELC MiniHeadstage single-ended, switchable x1/x100, standard cable 2.5m, D= 2.3mm, w/o housing

Technical Data

HEADSTAGE:
Input voltage range:
±1000 mV, other ranges possible
Operating voltage:
±15 V
Enclosure:
Size: 23 x 70 x 26 mm, grounded
Mounting plate:
Size: 68 mm x 54 mm
On request:
Holding bar:
length 150 mm, O.D. 8 mm
Electrode connector:
BNC with driven shield
Ground connector:
2.4 mm connector
Input resistance:
>1013 Ω (internally adjustable)
Current range:
±12 nA into 100 MΩ, other ranges possible

ELECTRODE PARAMETER CONTROLS:
OFFSET:
range ±100 mV, ten-turn control (ELC-03XS)
range ±200 mV, ten-turn control (ELC-01X)
CAPACITY COMPENSATION:
range 0 - 30 pF, ten-turn control
BIAS (internal adjustment):
range ±100 pA, current adjustable with trim potentiometer (ELC-03XS)
range ±100 pA, current adjustable with ten-turn control (ELC-01X)

BRIDGE BALANCE:
0-100 MΩ (0-1000 MΩ possible);
djustable with ten-turn control

ELECTRODE RESISTANCE TEST:
Sensitivity 100 mV / MΩ application of square current pulses ±1 nA (ELC-03XS)
Sensitivity 1 mV / MΩ application of square current pulses ±1 nA (ELC-01X)
Display:
3 1/2 digit, XXX MΩ, activated by push-button (same as POTENTIAL display) (ELC-03XS)
3 ½ digit, XXX MΩ, activated by key switch (same as POTENTIAL display) (ELC-01X)

BANDWIDTH AND SPEED RESPONSE:
Full power bandwidth (REL = 0):
>30 kHz, rise time (10% - 90%)
<10 µs (REL = 100 MΩ)
<5 µs (REL = 5 MΩ)

OUTPUTS:
Output impedance:
50 Ω
Max. voltage:
±12 V
Current output:
BNC connector, sensitivity 0.1...10 V/nA,
Current output sensitivity:
Rotary switch, 0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10 V/nA
Current display:
3 1/2 digits, XX.XX nA, resolution 10 pA (ELC-03XS)
3 ½ digits, XXX.X nA, resolution 100 pA (ELC-01X)
Current LP filter:
4-pole BESSEL filter (other options available) corner frequencies (Hz):
20, 50, 100, 200, 300, 500, 700, 1k, 1,3k, 2k, 3k, 5k, 8k, 10k, 13k, 20k (ELC-03XS)
1-pole, corner frequency 5 kHz (other options available) (ELC-01X)
attenuation:
-24 dB/octave,
Potential output x1:
BNC connector, sensitivity 1 V/V
Potential output:
BNC connector, sensitivity 10...1k V/V
Potential output gain:
Rotary switch, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1k
Potential Output Resolution in AC:
50µV (ELC-01X)
Potential LP filter:
4-pole BESSEL filter (other options available)
attenuation:
-24 dB/octave,
corner frequencies (Hz):
20, 50, 100, 200, 300, 500, 700, 1k, 1,3k, 2k, 3k, 5k, 8k, 10k, 13k, 20k
Potential HP filter:
1-pole BESSEL filter (other options available)
attenuation:
-6 dB/octave,
corner frequencies (Hz):
DC, 0.1, 0.3, 0.5, 1, 3, 5, 10, 30, 50, 100, 300, 500, 800, 1k, 3k (ELC-03XS)
DC, 300, 400, 600 (ELC-01X)
Telegraph potential LP filter:
-8…+7 V, 1V/step
Telegraph potential HP filter:
-8…+7 V, 1V/step
Telegraph current filter:
-8…+7 V, 1V/step (ELC-03XS)
Telegraph potential output sensitivity:
+1…+7 V, 1 V/step
Telegraph current output sensitivity:
+1…+7 V, 1 V/step

DIGITAL DISPLAYS:
Display mV/MΩ:
3 1/2 digits, XXXX mV or XXX MΩ (ELC-03XS)
3 ½ digits, XXXX mV or XXX.X MΩ (ELC-01X)
Display current:
3 1/2 digits, XX.XX nA (ELC-03XS)
3 ½ digits, XXX.X nA (ELC-01X)

INPUTS:
Input impedance analog:
100 kΩ
Input range:
±12 V
Input impedance digital (TTL):
10 kΩ
Input range TTL:
0-5 V

Current stimulus input CC:
via BNC connectors, sensitivity 1 nA / V (ELC-03XS)
via BNC connectors, sensitivity 10 nA / V (ELC-01X)
Current stimulus input CCx10:
via BNC connectors, sensitivity 10 nA / V (ELC-03XS)
Step gate input:
via BNC connector (TTL)
Gated stimulus CC:
with ten-turn control of holding current, resolution: 10 pA, range: ±10 nA (ELC-03XS)
with ten-turn control of holding current, resolution: 100 pA, range: ±100 nA
Gated stimulus CCx10:
with ten-turn control of holding current, resolution: 100 pA, range: ±100 nA (ELC-03XS)
Polarity:
selectable with toggle switch

Voltage command input VC:
via BNC connectors, sensitivity: /10 mV
Voltage command input VCx10:
via BNC connectors, sensitivity: /1 mV
Step gate input:
via BNC connector (TTL)
Gated stimulus VC: with ten-turn control of holding potential, resolution: 1 mV, range: ±1 V
Gated stimulus VCx10:
with ten-turn control of holding potential, resolution: 10 mV, range: ±10 V (ELC-03XS)
Polarity :
selectable with toggle switch

POWER REQUIREMENTS:
115/230 V AC, 60/50 Hz, fuse 0.4/0.2 A, slow, 25 W

DIMENSIONS:
19" rackmount cabinet
19" (483 mm), 10" (250 mm), 3.5" (88 mm)
4.5 kg (ELC-03XS)
4.0 kg (ELC-01X)