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SHOCKABLE RUNNING WHEEL FOR RAT - DROP PAN H10-37R-DP-09W)
SHOCKABLE RUNNING WHEEL FOR RAT - DROP PAN H10-37R-DP-09W)


 

Product Code: H10-38R
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Description
 
The running wheel features a shockable gird floor, a revolution sensing circuit to count turns, and a drag brake on the axle to allow for control of the force necessary to turn the wheel.  The brake is controllable for "on" or "off" by a spare stimulus output of the Habitest Linc.

Revolution counting is accomplished by a magnetic reed switch reporting to a standard response switch input of the Habitest Linc.

The printed circuit board wheel carries the shock stimulus from commutators near the hub to the grid bars around the circumference of the wheel. The girds are the same as all of the rat shock floors in the system.

When the brake control input is operated, the force necessary to run the wheel is increased from approximately 7 grams to approximately 30 grams (at 30 RPM) at the circumference of the wheel.  This force is not an absolute brake to stop the wheel, but represents an effective resistance (in the range of substantial activity) that increases the effort required to turn the wheel.  The resistive (drag) breaking force is generated by feedback from the magnetic interaction of the motor windings of the motor when it is turning.  Resistance is proportional to speed, reaching about 30 grams at 30 RPM.  

The running wheel may be joined to any runway or the H10-37R-LD Coupler (with or without door).  Access to the wheel may be controlled by using a guillotine door at either end of any runway.  The coupler with he lockable door may also control access. If you use either of the couplers, you can connect a rat test cage directly to the wheel and the two will fit in an isolation cubicle.

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