CaloBox - System for indirect calorimetry

A new system for indirect calorimetry in mice and other small animals.

Simply connect the CaloBox with an animal cuvette, turn on air flow, and press “Start” for measurement.

Applications in research and teaching: animal metabolism, nutrition, heat regulation, thermoregulation.

Developed by Prof. Dr. Gerhard Heldmaier, Philipps-Universität Marburg.

Dimensions35 x 30 x 15.8 cm
Weight3.5 kg
Mass flowmeter for sample air / Response time / Repeatability 0...5 sLpm (0….300 L/h) / 60 msec / +- 0.5%
Electrochemical O2-cell. Range / response time / accuracy0….25 Vol% / 12 sec / <1% @ 21 Vol%
CO2 measurement, NDIR-cell (non dispersive infrared): range / response time / accuracy0...0.5 Vol% / 20sec / +-30 ppm
HT-Sensor, relative humidity resolution / temperature sensor resolution0.025% / 0.04°C
Thermocouple Type T, Cu-Const, resolution+/- 0.1 °C
Membrane pumpslonglife with brushless dc motor

CaloBox with small animal cuvette