The TC-510 Pressure Control Unit provides a passive interface between the Millar Mikro-Tip catheter pressure transducer and strain gauge pressure monitors, which supply bridge excitation voltage and have balance and calibration controls for full-bridge strain gauge pressure transducers. The TC-510 has an internal calibration circuit to provide an electrical zero as well as a 100 mmHg calibration signal. The output connector is a standard 9-pin sub-D. A separate monitor interface cable is required.
The TC-510 Pressure Control Unit is designed to be used only with monitors which supply patient isolation.
Mikro-Tip pressure catheters are provided with either Viking (4-pin) or Millar Low Profile (4-pin) connectors depending on the model purchased. Catheter models with Viking connectors may connect directly to the TC-510. Connecting the catheter with a Viking connector directly to the control unit limits access to the subject or patient. It is recommended that a TEC-10C interface cable be used between the catheter and control unit. All catheters with low profile pressure connectors require a TEC-10D interface cable to the control unit. Each pressure channel requires a separate interface cable and control unit.
|Cable Model||Part Number||Cable Length||Catheter End Connector Type||Control Unit Connector Type|
|TEC-10C||850-1108||10 ft (304 cm)||Viking||Redel|
|TEC-10D||850-1308||10 ft (304 cm)||Low Profile||Redel|
Note: A strain gauge amplifier is need to complete the connection. Viking connectors are round with 4 pins. Low Profile connectors are flat with 4 pins.