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Running Wheel for Mouse Home Cage

Running Wheel for Mouse Home Cage
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General Information

The Columbus Instruments Mouse Home Cage Running Wheel measures spontaneous activity in a voluntary free-spinning running wheel. The wheel is constructed to fit universally into most typical "shoebox" style cages (cage is not included with the system). Each wheel has a magnetic indicator and a hall effect sensor that connects to a computer interface and records wheel revolutions at user-specified intervals. Windows software is included for installation on a customer supplied PC. Data can be viewed in real time and exported into a CSV format at the end of the experiment.

The wheel is designed to fit universally into most home cages provided that the wire lid has a flat area measuring 2 inches (5.1 cm) x 4 inches (10.2 cm) and has a ceiling height of 5.5 inches (14 cm). The Wheel Counter Interface has inputs for 8 wheel sensors and multiple counters can be daisy chained together to provide a maximum of 128 wheel inputs.

Home Cage Running Wheel Brochure


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Features / Specifications

Polycarbonate Wheel and support
Windows Software Included
Maximum of 128 wheels connected to a single PC
Fits inside most typical home cages

Wheel diameter of 4 inches (10.16 cm)
Interior diameter of 3.625 inches (9.2 cm)
Wheel with of 2 inches (5.1 cm)


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Ordering Information

0297-0521 Mouse Running Wheel
0297-0501 Hall Effect Sensor with Mount
0297-4125-RW Mouse Running Wheel for Innovive Disposable Animal Cage
0297-4125-SM Hall Effect Sensor with Mount for Innovive Disposable Animal Cage
0297-0050 Wheel Counter 8 Channel Interface with Software
0297-0051 Quad CI-Bus [0272-4201] USB PC Interface with MDI Software 

Home Cage Running Wheel Examples
0297-8 8 Station Home Cage Running Wheel System with Software 
0297-16 16 Station Home Cage Running Wheel System with Software 


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