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The LC3 is an optional high-capacity chip changer that allows the MANTIS to work with many more reagents than its typical setup.
LC3 Front View
LC3 Back View
The LC3 is the base for the chip changer carousel. It has several components such as power ports, USB ports and a barcode scanner port.
The chip changer carousel consists of chip stations and tube holders. There are two types of carousels, with 24-chip or 18-chip capacity.
Depending on the type of LC3 carousel you use, the tube holders are compatible with either 15 mL Falcon tubes or 50 mL Falcon tubes.
The chip changers are compatible with High Volume (HV), Low Volume (LV), High Volume PFE, Low Volume PFE, High Volume 3PFE, Low Volume 3PFE, and Continuous Flow (CF) chips.
There are four USB ports, three Type A and one Type B. The Type B port is used for connecting the LC3 to your MANTIS. The other three can be used for USB flash drives.
The power switch turns the LC3 on and off.
There are two power ports, one for connecting the LC3 to the MANTIS — as the MANTIS can power itself off of the LC3 — and one for connecting the LC3 to a power outlet.
The barcode scanner port is used for connecting the LC3 to a barcode scanner. Please note that the barcode scanner is optional.
The function of the locating plate is to align the LC3 with the MANTIS.
There are three different locating plates: Left, Right and Right-Left. The locating plate shipped with your MANTIS depends on your specific order.