These systems are designed for two-electrode, whole-cell voltage clamping of large cells such as Xenopus oocytes and cell structures such as squid axons. They are either bundled with an Oocyte Clamp Amplifier or a more comprehensive Two Electrode Voltage Clamp Workstation, which provide clamping and amplification of measured signals from glass microelectrodes/sharp electrodes. The amplified signals are then recorded and analysed via the supplied PowerLab and LabChart Pro data acquisition system. Glass microelectrodes/sharp electrodes are purchased separately.
Two E series electrode holders are also supplied to connect 1.5 mm diameter glass microelectrodes/sharp electrodes to the corresponding headstages of the Oocyte Clamp Amplifier. Their vented designs prevent pressure build-up inside the electrode, which can damage oocytes.
Accessories (optional and purchased separately):
- E Series Electrode Holder (Str, Vent, Ag Wire) – sizes 1.0, 1.2, or 2.0 mm
- E Series Electrode Holder (45°, Vent, Handle, Ag Wire) – sizes 1.0, 1.2, or 2.0 mm
- Magnetic Steel Base Plate (305 x 610 x 9.5 mm)