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PreSens' Featured dCO2 Measurement System for Perfusion Monitoring
The pCO2 mini is a precise fiber optic CO2 meter with temperature compensation. It is used with sensors based on a 2 mm optical fiber. A PC is connected to run the user-friendly software. The pCO2 mini is additionally equipped with an analogue output and a trigger input. The compatible CO2 sensors of type CD1 are optimized for physiological solutions.
A polymer optical fiber (POF) is needed to transfer excitation light to the sensor and the sensor response back to the meter. We offer different versions for different meters depending on their optical connector type. A POF enables non-invasive and non-destructive measurements to be made from the outside through the wall of a transparent or slightly colored container. The POF with SMA connector is compatible with meters of the Fibox, OXY-1 SMA, OXY-1 WM,OXY mini and pH mini series, as well as the pCO2 mini. The POF with ST connector is compatible with meters of the Microx 4 and OXY-1 ST series. Different standard lengths are offered, e. g. 2.5 m, and fibers with connectors on one or both sides are available, depending on your adapter or sensor application.
The FTC-CD1 holder is a customized holder fixing the polymer optical fiber in position for signal transduction. The flow-through cell with the integrated CO2 sensitive sensor spot is inserted in the holder and secured with a knurled screw.
The FTC-CD1 consists of a miniaturized optical carbon dioxide sensor integrated in a glass tube with 7 mm outer diameter. A customized holder fixes the polymer optical fiber for sensor read out. The cell is autoclavable.