Electrophoresis safety question

un691cs at genius.embnet.dkfz-heidelberg.de un691cs at genius.embnet.dkfz-heidelberg.de
Fri Jun 19 02:28:53 EST 1998


On Thu, 18 Jun 1998 17:27:32 -0700, Jennifer A. Griffin  said:

>Given this information, I would say that running open gels with 100V @ 3A
>power supplies consitutes an extremely dangerous hazard.

>---Gary Snethen

If you are contemplating buying a nwe powersupply, you may
also want to check whether it has an automatic swicth off:
that means that the machine registers when there is a sudden drop
in resistance (for instance because you have inserted your hands
into the tank) and reacts by turning itself off. I believe
(but am not sure !) that f.i. the larger pharmacia squencing-grade
powersupplies have this feature.

Clemens




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