The sensors are side mounted and the tip can be sharpened or domed.
They have been used in a variety of applications, both in experimental equipment and in clinical use for physiological measurements such as compartment pressure and intradiscal pressure. They have excellent frequency response and are compatible with a wide range of monitors.
Sterilisation is by means of cold aqueous solutions of detergicide (e.g. Cidex) or by ethylene oxide gas. Do not use sodium hypochlorite solution.
Metal diaphragm with directly deposited resistive strain gauges
5V AC r.m.s. maximum or 1V DC maximum
5µV/V/mmHg or as appropriate to range
Compensated temperature range:
Temperature coefficient of zero:
Temperature coefficient of sensitivity:
Linearity and hysteresis error:
Reinforced flexible silicone rubber
6 pin Lemo 2 series as on the appropriate extension lead type EL-1