Our step-by-step guide to connecting the Bio Amp with the PowerLab and LabChart set-up.
Our Head of Support, Mark de Reus, demonstrates how to connect the Bio Amp with a PowerLab for the purpose of recording physiological signals such as ECG, EMG or EEG in LabChart software.
- BNC cable.
- USB cable.
- I-Squared-C cable.
- Computer with LabChart Software installed.
- Connect the Bio Amp and PowerLab Units using the I-Squared-C input on the BioAmp and the output on the PowerLab.
- Connect the BNC cable to the signal output on the Bio Amp.
- Connect the other end of the BNC cable to one of the channels of the PowerLab.
- Connect one side of the USB cable to the PowerLab and the other into the computer with LabChart.
- Connect the power cable and switch on the PowerLab.
- Plug in the lead wires into the Bio Amp, which will be used to record the biopotential signal from your subject.
- Launch your LabChart software.
- The Bio Amp should be automatically detected by LabChart.
- The Status LED on the PowerLab should turn green.
- With a subject connected to the lead wires, set the number of required channels.
- You can find the Bio Amp settings in the dropdown list of the channel it is connected to.
- In the Bio Amp dialogue box, you can:
- Set up the range of the input signal
- Set up the required low or high pass filters
- Switch on the mains filter if mains noise is present
- Invert the signal if needed.
- Once you have finished your setup in the dialogue box, click on OK.
- Press start to begin recording.
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