DiVa ND filter holder modification?

DeCoste, Christina CDeCoste at molbio.princeton.edu
Fri Jun 25 15:00:18 EST 2004


Hi, I have not tried such a modification with the detector itself, but my
service engineer has devised an easier way to work with the current holder.
The additional wires can be gently bundled and attached to the body of the
instrument slightly up and out of the way of the ND filter sliding door
using a zip strip/ty wrap and adhesive mount (BD PM Kit Part numbers
84-10008-00 and 84-10003-00, respectively).  This has successfully resolved
the issue for me.

Tina DeCoste
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
cdecoste at molbio.princeton.edu

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ray Hester [mailto:rhester at jaguar1.usouthal.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2004 11:35 AM
> To: Cytometry Mailing List
> Subject: DiVa ND filter holder modification?
> I sent the message below to BD but received no answer.	
> Has anyone in 
> the field tried such a modification?
> Thanks.
> Ray Hester
> Univ. of South Alabama
> Mobile, AL
> rhester at jaguar1.usouthal.edu
> ................................
> Surely some lab has figured out a way of easily getting to 
> the neutral 
> density filter holder on the Vantage.  The DiVa upgrade seems to have 
> made an awkward situation even more so what with additional wires in 
> front of this slide-out holder.
> Has BD thought of attaching a half-moon shaped recepticle to 
> the front 
> of the forward scatter diode?  Then, all you would have to do is pull 
> out the scatter detector and add filters to/or remove them from the 
> holder.  No more need to slide the present holder in and out.
> Any thoughts/suggestions?

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