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Michael Radunsky [Specifications]
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Michael Radunsky [Proper Usage]
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 ===== Proper Usage ===== ===== Proper Usage =====
 | {{ :​warning-sign.png?​100&​nolink }}  | If this instrument is used in a manner not specified by the manufacturer in this manual or other relevant literature, protection provided by the instrument may be impaired. | | {{ :​warning-sign.png?​100&​nolink }}  | If this instrument is used in a manner not specified by the manufacturer in this manual or other relevant literature, protection provided by the instrument may be impaired. |
 +|:::| Successful implementation of the SLICE-QTC depends critically on the design of the whole system: controller, transducer, plant, and sensor. |
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 +==== Tips for Successful Temperature Regulation ==== 
 +  -  The transducer, plant, and sensor must all be in good thermal contact. Use thermal paste or epoxy to avoid air gaps between a TEC or heater and the body of the plant as well as to secure the thermistor to the plant.
 +  - Know the electrical limits of of your transducer and set the limits of the SLICE-QTC accordingly. ​ Each channel can provide up to  6 A or 20 W of power with a maximum compliance voltage up to ~18 V.  Choose transducers that work within these limits. ​ Using the current, power, and/or voltage ratings of your transducer to calculate loads on individual channels and set limits appropriately in the CH X > Settings > Load Limits window.
 +  - Maintain proper shielding of the control cable, but avoid ground loops between the SLICE-QTC and the plant. ​ In most cases this means extending the foil shield in the cable to as close as possible to the plant without electrically connecting the SLICE-QTC to the plant.  ​
  
 ===== List of Symbols ===== ===== List of Symbols =====
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