Animal Housing Chamber - AH-41VL

The Percival® Scientific animal housing chamber has been designed to stimulate any needed environment for your research, while providing special safety features for your animals. This chamber can be used in applications involving small animals such as bats and rodents.

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Product Description

Applications

  • Designed for animal housing for laboratory animal research
  • Many other applications exist for this product

Percival’s IntellusUltra Controller

  • Percival Scientific has built a reputation of providing flexible, customized options for research scientists around the world. We have taken the philosophy to the next level with our improved IntellusUltra Controller. Now choose from the levels of functionality that meet your needs.

Lighting System

  • Fluorescent lamps vertically mounted. Intensity programmable up to 75 micromoles/m²/s of light irradiance measured @ 6” from the lamps.
  • Programming and control of the lighting is done via IntellusUltra™ controller.

Cabinet Construction

  • Stainless steel interior
  • Interior floor constructed of 24-gauge #304-4 stainless steel
  • 24-gauge smooth white galvanized exterior
  • NSF compliant seam design
  • Overall wall thickness 2″
  • Foamed-in-place non-CFC insulation
  • One 1 1/4″ diameter access port on right hand wall
  • Chamber floor equipped with floor drain and hose assembly
  • Contains casters assembly and adjustable leveling legs to compensate for floor unevenness in the lab

Insulation

  • Woodless construction using 2″ thick foamed-in-place non-CFC Urethane insulation with 93% closed cell, R-value of 12.5, K-value of 0.16 and density of 2.2 lbs/ft3

Door

  • One door opening 36.8” x 57.5” provides full access to the chamber interior (magnetic gasket provides a tight seal to door frame
  • A heavy duty latch is provided to ensure a light tight seal
  • Door has 12×12 observation window along with light tight seal
  • The door and door frame heater prevent condensate on the door at low temperatures. Each door is installed with a fresh air port

Interior Space

  • 37.2 cu.ft. with work area of 24.4 sq.ft. provided on four tiers

Shelving

  • Four tiers of stainless steel wire shelving (each shelf is 27”D x 32.6”W)
  • Shelves are supported by shelf clips allowing 1/2” vertical adjustments
  • Maximum clearance between shelves is 11.9” per tier with all four shelves installed

Airflow

  • Fresh air blowers continue running even if the chamber shuts down due to an alarm.

Finish

  • Exterior painted with high reflective, environmentally friendly, high temperature baked white powder coating

Refrigeration

  • Self-contained air-cooled condensing unit with hot gas bypass system for continuous compressor operation, extended life and close temperature control (this continuous running condensing unit ensures precise temperature control by alternating cycling refrigerant and hot gas to coil; this also prolongs life of compressor, and eliminates risk of ice buildup in coil)
  • Top mounted refrigeration system allows easy access for maintenance (e.g. cleaning)
  • As heat is rejected, it rises and is dissipated into room without having any effect on inside temperature of cabinet
  • Solenoid valves have extended stem for quiet and long life operation
  • Ceiling mounted evaporator coils incorporate twin air circulation fans in aluminum housing

Temperature Range

  • 5°- 44°C with lights ON (± 0.5°C), 2°- 44°C with lights OFF (± 0.5°C)

Temperature Safety Limit Controls

  • Experiment Protection: Adjustable high and low temperature controls, audible alarms, and visual indicators provided
  • Controls shut down all power to chamber, except for the fresh air blower, activating alarms (when the temperature returns to the normal range the system will automatically reset)

Convenience Receptacles

  • Two 115/1/60 convenience receptacles provided inside chamber

Electrical Requirements

  • Consult Geneva Scientific for electrical requirements and amperage draw.

Options

  • Additive Humidity Control with Sensor
  • Dehumidifier with Sensor
  • IntellusUltra Connect
  • Android-Based Touch Screen
  • CO2 Enrichment Package
  • Self-Contained Water-Cooled Condensing Unit
  • Dry Alarm Contacts
  • Please contact us for more optional items

***Specifications subject to change.***

ModelTemp Range
(with Lights On)
Interior SpaceTotal Shelving Floor AreaMaximum Growing HeightExterior DimensionsLight Intensity
(6" from lamps unless noted)
# of Tiers
AH-41VL5-44±0.5 °C37.2 ft3
1.05 m3
24.4 ft2
2.3 m2
11.9 in
30.2 cm
41 in (W)
33.6 in (D)
77.2 in (H)
75 µmol/m2/s4