Electrophoresis safety question

Bob from the Idaho high desert relo'd to Northern Cal 110643.2643 at CompuServe.COM
Thu Jun 18 13:20:39 EST 1998

A couple of other potential solutions to the problem of 
overheating gels:
1)  If you have the time, lower the voltage.  Try running at 
35-50 V overnight.

2)  Depending on the design of your gel rig, you may be able to 
blow air inbetween the lid and buffer via one of those little 
dime store desktop fans.  I do this all the time with my Owl 
Scientific box (standard disclaimer), which I can run at 175 V 
and 110 mA.  Works like a charm.



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