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Non ZIF Probe Adapters

Non ZIF Adapters for Commonly Used Electrodes


Each TDT headstage is designed for use with a particular style of probe. Probe adapters allow each headstages to be used with a wider variety of probes. When using adapters, keep in mind that standard operation (differential vs single ended) varies for acute and chronic preparations and headstages are designed accordingly. When adapting across preparations, carefully note and understand the use of the ground(G) and reference(R) connections provided on each adapter.
Channels Part # Preparations Probe Connector Mates With
16 AC-CH Chronic 18-pin female Omnetics Nano dual row header RA16AC or RA16AC4
16 CH-AC Acute 18-pin female DIP socket header (0.5mm pins) RA16CH or LP16CH
32 CHx2-NN Acute 40-pin Samtec FOLC high density socket strip (1.27mm pins) RA16CH x 2 or LP16CH x 2
32 ACx2-NN Acute 40-pin Samtec FOLC high density socket strip (1.27mm pins) RA16AC x 2 or RA16AC4 x 2

Part Number: AC-CH

16 Channel Acute Headstage to 16 Channel Chronic Probe


This adapter allows the user to connect a 16-channel chronic probe (such as a TDT Omn1010 microwire array) to a RA16AC or RA16AC4 acute headstage. Standard operation for chronic preparations is single ended with ground and reference shorted together in the chronic headstage. However, the acute headstage is designed for differential operation. When using the acute headstage with our microwire arrays, short G and R together on the adapter for single ended operation.

Part Number: CH-AC

16 Channel Chronic Headstage to 16 Channel Acute Probe


This adapter connects a 16-channel acute probe to a chronic headstage (RA16CH). Reference and ground are tied together by default on the chronic headstage so in general only one pin connection is necessary. A jumper is provided on the RA16CH for differential operation.

Part Number: CHx2-NN

16 Channel Chronic Headstage to 32 Channel Acute Probe


This adapter allows the user to connect a 16-channel chronic probe (such as a TDT Omn1010 microwire array) to a RA16AC or RA16AC4 acute headstage. Standard operation for chronic preparations is single ended with ground and reference shorted together in the chronic headstage. However, the acute headstage is designed for differential operation. When using the acute headstage with our microwire arrays, short G and R together on the adapter for single ended operation.

Part Number: ACx2-NN

16 Channel Acute Headstage to 32 Channel Acute Probe


This adapter connects a 32-channel acute Samtec MOLC probe (compatible with NeuroNexus) to two acute headstages (RA16AC/RA16AC4). Standard operation with the NeuroNexus probe is differential. If you wish to use the Reference pad on the probe, do not tie G and R together.