The PID temperature controller model ADN-PID-12V8A is featured with low voltage direct current (DC) output for using with a low noise DC-powered heating plate. It allows accurate electrophysiological recording with minimal electromagnetic field interference (EMF). This controller offers high sensitivity and precision with T-type thermocouple sensor. It is equipped with a rectal temperature probe suitable for both mice and rats. The controller is equiped with data logger, which can store measured temperature in a text file on a microSD card. It also provide a PC connection port for realtime monitoring and save measured data directly to PC. An operational instruction and user's manual will be provided with the package.
Figure 1. shows a typical temperature monitoring result, which was obtained using the default PID settings, and the temperature sensor was placed in the center of the heating pad and covered with a piece of paper towel, the target temperature was set to 37.50 Celsius degree. The heating pad temperature was maintained within a very tight range of +/- 0.05 Celsius degrees, the temperature fluctuation was almost eliminated.
Input voltage: 100 to 240 VAC 50 /60 Hz.
Output voltage: 12 VDC, 8A Max.
Control Mode: PID, On-Off.
Output switching device: 400W MOSFET Trigger Switch.
Rectal probe: Polyvinyl coated 24 AWG T-thermocouple wire, epoxy and silicon-rubber coated tip, 2-3 mm diameter.
Probe cable length: 1.5 meter.
Temperature resolution: 0.01 degree C.
Temperature range: 0-100.00 degree C.
Mini. Control Temperature: 5 degree C above ambient.
Max. Control Temperature: 100.00 degree C.
Temperature accuracy: +/- 0.1 degree C (in 25-40 degree C range).
Data logger: MicroSD card, 16G.
PC connection port: RS232, works with RS232 to USB converter.
Dimensions: 7.5x5.5x4.5 inch (190 x140x115 mm) WxHxD.
Weight: 1.60 lb.