Your safety is the most important. Don't hesitate to ask if you are not sure how to do
some part of your project safely. Either find me or (if not quite so
urgent) e-mail me
- The usual intracellular amplifiers run off 15V power supplies.
Nonetheless, donít touch their headstages with wet fingers - its
unlikely that you'll get a shock but you might damage their
high-impedance inputs or cause corrosion of a soldered joint which will
lead to interference on your recordings next day!
- Voltage clamp amplifiers may deliver higher voltages; don't touch
them or connect or disconnect microelectrodes unless they are switched
- Switch everything off at the mains with the designated
wall/distributor switch; don't turn off individual items (except the
- Don't resolder wires without asking and checking that all is
- Don't let saline flood over mains cables.
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