UrologyCatheter Tip Pressure Transducers

Robust metal sensing diaphragms mounted within a soft flexible silicone rubber catheter

Excellent frequency response and simple to use in all urological applications, including ambulatory recording.

The units are compatible with a wide range of monitors, which have been set for use with conventional transducers having a sensitivity of 5µV/V/mmHg, using the extension lead, type ELF-1 for single and ELF-2 for dual sensor catheters, with the appropriate connector which can be fitted by the customer or by Gaeltec Devices.

Sterilisation is by means of cold aqueous solutions of detergicide (e.g. Cidex) or by ethylene oxide gas. Do not use sodium hypochlorite solution.

Gaeltec Devices is able to supply variations on these standard items to suit the particular needs of the customer.

Technical details:

Sensor:

Metal diaphragm with directly deposited resistive strain gauges

Excitation:

5V AC r.m.s. maximum or 1V DC maximum

Bridge resistance:

1.5kΩ nominal

Sensitivity:

5µV/V/mmHg

Linear pressure range:

0 - 150mmHg

Compensated temperature range:

15 - 40°C

Temperature coefficient of zero:

< 0.05%FS/C°

Temperature coefficient of sensitivity:

< 0.2%/C°

Linearity and hysteresis error:

< ±1%FS BSL

Overpressure:

600mmHg

Connector:

6 pin Lemo 2 series for single sensor,
14 pin Lemo 4 series for dual sensors

Useful information

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