3 Compartment Place Preference Chamber

3 Compartment Place Preference System Provides Unprecedented Ease in Changing Context Walls!

Kinder Scientific’s 3 Compartment Place Preference enclosure is made up of clear polycarbonate walls surrounded by white acrylic walls for context programming. Each wall allows you to manually program its context pattern by attaching your desired context pattern to the white acrylic wall and then sliding the white acrylic wall with corresponding context pattern into a slot built into the clear polycarbonate wall.  As a result, the context pattern is directed into the 3 Compartment Place Preference enclosure.  Each of the 3 compartments also contains independent light control for balancing the subject’s preference before conditioning. It is also the only system available containing both X and Y beams providing greater resolution. Constructed of high quality acrylics and stainless steel where possible.

UNIQUE Place Preference Conditioning Chamber

Kinder Scientific is the only scientific partner to offer a Manual Conditioning Chamber!  The Manual Conditioning Chamber is a relatively inexpensive stand-alone device that allows you to condition your animals separately from the use of the 3 Compartment Place Preference system. This results in an increase in your throughput.  In other words, you can be conditioning rats in the Rat Place Preference Conditioning Chamber while you are testing rats in the 3 Compartment Place Preference.  Some people use several of these Rat Place Preference Conditioning Chambers in conjunction with a single 3 Compartment Place Preference system.

Key Features: 

General Features:
32 Infrared PhotoBeams (16X & 16Y)
Individual start button at each station
Automatic 4 level diagnostics
Maximum Stations 30
User Definable Zones – not factory installed
Post Processing Analysis
Session Templates
Individual Runtime Clocks for each station
User selectable output measures
Optional Advanced Graphic Comparators – HotSpots, Playback and OverTime

Movement Metrics

X Ambulations
Y Ambulations

Fine Movements

Lever Presses

Rearing Events

Rearing Time

Custom Events

Basic Movements (Total X/Y Breaks)

Hole Pokes

Zone Metrics
Time in Zone
Time at Rest
Entries into Zone
Time Active
Pokes into Zone

Computer Requirements: PC with Windows 7 Pro or Windows 10 Pro
Power: 90-240vac 50-60 Hz

Overall dimensions: 22.1″ wide x 22.1″ long x 15.83″ high
Subject Field dimensions: 16″ wide x 16″ long x 15″ high

Maximum number of stations: 32
PhotoBeams: Infrared PhotoBeams with 16 X and 16 Y resolution
Housing: Brushed stainless steel
Computer Interface: A single ethernet connection or RS232 serial port, regardless of the size of the system!