PowerLab Data Acquisition Systems

PowerLab Data Acquisition Systems

The Research PowerLab 35-series and 26-series are high-performance digital data acquisition and analysis systems for use in life science research. They offer comprehensive data recording, display and analysis features designed for research in the fields of human and animal physiology, pharmacology, neurophysiology, biology, zoology, biochemistry and biomedical engineering.

Item# Description U.S. List Price Quantity
77-0310 PowerLab 2/26 Data Acquisition System with 2-Channel Recorder and LabChart Software (PL2602)
77-0311 PowerLab 4/26 Data Acquisition System with 4-Channel Recorder and LabChart Software (PL2604)
77-0241 PowerLab 8/35 Data Acquisition System with 8-Channel Recorder and LabChart Software (PL3508)
77-0242 PowerLab 8/35P Data Acquisition System with 8-Channel Recorder, LabChart Software, and all LabChart Pro Modules (PL3508/P)
77-0243 PowerLab 16/35 Data Acquisition System Data Acquisition System with 16-Channel Recorder and LabChart Software (PL3516)
77-0244 PowerLab 16/35 Data Acquisition System Data Acquisition System with 16-Channel Recorder and LabChart Software (PL3516/P)
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The Research PowerLab 35-series and 26-series are high-performance digital data acquisition and analysis systems for use in life science research. They offer comprehensive data recording, display and analysis features designed for research in the fields of human and animal physiology, pharmacology, neurophysiology, biology, zoology, biochemistry and biomedical engineering. 

The system has 16-bit resolution (hardware and software supported) and is capable of recording at speeds of up to 200,000 samples per second (400 kHz aggregate). Communication is via High Speed USB (2.0 or 3.0). Research PowerLabs provide 16-bit resolution on all gain ranges for high resolution on even the smallest of signals. Each channel has individual filters and noise reduction circuitry for minimal channel crosstalk and signal noise. All research PowerLabs have at least 1 analog output, a trigger input and offer a 5-year product warranty.

Features

PowerLab Flexibility

  • Intuitive and powerful LabChart software allows researchers to concentrate on the science. With no programming required, the software is mastered quickly and provides comprehensive recording, display and analysis features.
  • Combine with Harvard Apparatus research systems to create complete solutions for virtually any bio-research application.
  • Available with 2, 4, 8 or 16 channels.
  • Detects a broad range of signals simultaneously via multiple devices and transducers, at adjustable sampling frequencies.
  • Analog outputs for external device control or stimulation protocols.
  • DIN connectors for pre-calibrated transducers and low-cost amplifiers.
  • Digital input and output connectors for signaling to/from external devices.

LabChart Software

  • Suitable for research on any species from humans to mice to flies.
  • Capable of continuous recording and display up to 16 channels of data, perform online or offline calculations, display numerous analysis windows and automatically extract data.
  • Configurable recording parameters, including settings, calibrations and computed values, saved in a single file.

 System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 7 and later or MacIntosh OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion and later.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 and later.
  • Internet Explorer 8.0 or later.
  • USB-2 or USB-3 interface for operation with PowerLab.
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1280 x 768 to support common projector settings.
  • Recent Intel or AMD processor and 2 Gb or more of system memory will be enough.

 All PowerLab Data Acquisition Systems include:

  • LabChart or LabChart Pro Software
  • Cable Kit Including Power Cord, BNC to BNC Test Cable, USB Cable
  • Getting Started with PowerLab Manual
  • Finger Pulse Transducer
Specifications
  77-0310 77-0311 77-0241 77-0242 77-0243 77-0244
Included Software LabChart LabChart LabChart LabChart Pro LabChart LabChart Pro
Data communication USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Trigger Input Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Analog input channels 2 4 8 8 16 8
Single ended inputs 2 4 8 8 16 8
Differential inputs 2 4 4 4 4 4
Input voltage range ± 20 mV to ± 10 V ± 20 mV to ± 10 V ± 2 mV to ± 10 V ± 2 mV to ± 10 V ± 2 mV to ± 10 V ± 2 mV to ± 10 V
Data Resolution 16 bit 16 bit 16 bit 16 bit 16 bit 16 bit
Min sampling rate 1 S/10 min 1 S/10 min 1 S/10 min 1 S/10 min 1 S/10 min 1 S/10 min
Max sampling rate per channel 100 kS/s 100 kS/s 200 kS/s (Max 400kS/s Aggregate) 200 kS/s (Max 400kS/s Aggregate) 200 kS/s (Max 400kS/s Aggregate) 200 kS/s (Max 400kS/s Aggregate)
Input crosstalk > 90 dB > 90 dB 75 dB (min) 75 dB (min) 75 dB (min) 75 dB (min)
Frequency response - 3 dB (37 kHz, 10 V) - 3 dB (37 kHz, 10 V) - 3 dB (25 kHz, 10 V) - 3 dB (25 kHz, 10 V) - 3 dB (25 kHz, 10 V) - 3 dB (25 kHz, 10 V)
CMRR >95 dB @100 Hz,     20-100 mV >95 dB @100 Hz,     20-100 mV >100 dB @ 100 Hz,    2-100 mV >100 dB @ 100 Hz,    2-100 mV

>100 dB @ 100 Hz,    2-100 mV

>100 dB @ 100 Hz,    2-100 mV
Input impedance 1 MΩ @ 150 pF 1 MΩ @ 150 pF 1 MΩ @ 100 pF 1 MΩ @ 100 pF 1 MΩ @ 100 pF 1 MΩ @ 100 pF
Output amplifier Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Output channels 1 1 2 2 2 2
Output resolution 16 bit 16 bit 16 bit 16 bit 16 bit 16 bit
Output voltage ranges ± 200 mV to ± 10 V ± 200 mV to ± 10 V ± 200 mV to ± 10 V ± 200 mV to ± 10 V ± 200 mV to ± 10 V ± 200 mV to ± 10 V
Digital output channels 0 0 8 8 8 8
Digital input channels 0 0 8 8 8 8
Built-in bio-amplifier No No No No No No
Safety rating IEC60601-1 IEC60601-1 IEC60601-1 IEC60601-1 IEC60601-1 IEC60601-1
Bio-amplifier channels - - - - - -
Amplification range - - - - - -
Bio-amplifier CMRR - - - - - -
Isolated stimulator No No No No No No
Isolated stimulator current range - - - - - -
Pulse duration - - - - - -
Pulse rate - - - - - -