Fast Exchange Diamond Bath Chambers (RC-24 and RC-24E)

Fast Exchange Diamond Bath Chambers (RC-24 and RC-24E)

The RC-24 and RC-24E chambers allow for very fast solution exchange for a variety of applications. These recording chambers feature the smallest bath volumes of Warner's open style chambers.

  • Designed for physiological measurements of cell cultured coverslips
  • Applications include patch clamp, imaging, and intracellular/extracellular recordings
  • Diamond shaped bath provides laminar solution flow
  • Both perfusion and aspiration ports on same side of chamber
  • Very small bath volume facilitates very fast solution exchange

Item# Description U.S. List Price Quantity
64-1431 Straight Suction Tube, Series 20 Classic Design for use with RC-24, RC-24E, and RC-28 chambers
64-0274 Heater Elements (2) for PH (Heater) Platforms with Mounting Pads and Screws, RH-2
64-0107 TA-29 Replacement Cable with Bead Thermistor
64-0106 Model CC-28 Cable Assemblies with Connector for TC-324B/344B
64-0704 CS-22S Coverslips for use with RC-21B Chamber, 0.15 mm (0.006 in), 22 x 22 mm, pkg of 100
64-0707 CS-22/40 Coverslips, use with RC-22, RC22C, RC-24, RC-24E, RC-24N, RC-26, RC-26G, RC-26GLP, RC-30, and RC-50, pkg of 50
64-0756 (PE-160/100) Polyethylene tubing, PE-160, 100 ft
64-0755 PE-160/10 Polyethylene Tubing PE-160, 10 ft.
64-1920 (SA-20PS1) Adapter Ring for Pecon Heating Insert P
64-1506 (RPC-1) Replacement platform clamps and screws for P-1, P-3, P-4, P-5, and P-6 platforms, 2 pack
64-1526 PM-1 Chamber platform with magnetic clamps
64-0284 Series 20 Heater Platform, Model PH-1
64-0277 Series 20 Plain Platform, Model P-1
64-0231 Fast Exchange RC-24E Recording Chamber
64-0230 Fast Exchange RC-24 Recording Chamber
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The bath volume in these models is among the smallest of the open style chambers. This enables very fast solution exchange for a variety of applications, including patch clamp and electrophysiology studies. The small bath volumes are especially useful when using drugs in small quantities.

The RC-24 and RC-24E have a an unusual characteristic in that both the perfusion inlet and aspiration outlet is on the same side of the chamber. This allows the associated perfusion lines to be conveniently placed on only one side and facilitates electrode placement.

An agar bridge well for reference electrodes is provided, as is an aspiration well. The aspiration well is equipped with a stainless steel aspiration tube together with a clamp. The clamp insures that the adjustable suction tube will not move once the height is set by the user.

The floor of these chambers can be formed from either a 22 mm square coverslip or from a 22 mm x 40 mm rectangular coverslip. Each chamber requires a platform (PM-1, PH-1, or P-1) and stage adapter to complete the assembly for mounting on a microscope.

A temperature controller TC-344C or TC-324C that connects to the heated platform can be added to set and maintain a certain temperature.

Perfusion can be achieved by adding a VC-8 or VC-6 perfusion system, the DVW vacuum system takes care of the waste.

Each chamber is supplied with a package of #1 thickness glass coverslips (CS-22/40, 22x40 mm, 50/pkg) and 10 ft of PE-160 tubing.

 RC-24 RC-24E
Material Polycarbonate Polycarbonate
Bath dimension
(L x W x H)
15 x 5 x 3.8 mm 15 x 6 x 3.8 mm
Volume, by depth 40 μl/mm 50 μl/mm
Bottom coverglass 22 x 40 mm 22 x 40 mm
Input tubing (ID x OD) 1.14 x 1.57 mm (PE-160) 1.14 x 1.57 mm (PE-160)
Aspirator coupling 1.67 mm (OD) 1.67 mm (OD)

 RC-24 Drawing

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Integrated Components Brochure_06_7_11.pdfIntegrated Components for Live Cell Imaging Brochure
RC-24 24E (080724).pdfRC-24 and RC-24E Chamber Instructions
perfusion_strategies.pdfPerfusion Strategies (Leinders-Zufall)