The introduction of the 1285A Potentiostat affords scientists specializing in DC electrochemistry the benefits of Solartron Analytical’s superior technology in a comprehensive yet cost-effective package.
The complete solution:
The 1285A combines Solartron Analytical measurement hardware with highly respected CorrWare for Windows™software.
In conjunction with a standard PC, a complete spectrum of DC measurement techniques can be applied with unprecedented ease -- open circuit, potentiostatic, galvanostatic, potentiodynamic, galvanodynamic, cyclic voltammetry, potential square-wave, potential scan/hold, potential stair-step, galvanic square-wave, galvanic cycle, electrochemical noise.
Complex experiments can be set up, stored and repeated at the click of a mouse.
Using the scanner facility, multiple sequences can be repeated indefinitely without further intervention.
Data can be analyzed in a wide variety of display formats, and you can even calculate corrosion rates using automatic Tafel curve fit routines.
Simultaneous current and voltage measurement:
Solartron’s patented pulse width conversion technique gives the 1285’s voltmeters unequalled accuracy, stability and linearity right across the range - perfect for work with low conductivity electrolytes, for example. In addition, unlike many potentiostats,
the 1285 has two “5x9” digital voltmeters enabling true simultaneous current and voltage measurements to be made - essential for measuring electrochemical noise.
Floating 2, 3 or 4 terminal measurements:
Use 2 terminals for general electrochemistry, 3 for corrosion investigation, or all 4 for measuring single battery cells or ion transport across membranes.
Whatever your application, for total floating flexibility - working on buried structures, pipelines, storage tanks or autoclaves, say - there’s only one answer: the 1285.
With resolution down to 1μV for the reference electrode and 1pA for the working electrode, the Solartron 1285 outperforms all other potentiostats. It has to be the favourite for low signal applications such as coatings and inhibitors, and with ±14.5V polarization voltage and ±2A polarization current for the counter electrode, the 1285 is first choice for batteries and fuel cells.
Wide range of DC electrochemistry techniques including cyclic voltammetry, galvanostatic, potentiostatic, galvanodynamic, potentiodynamic, E&I noise, etc.
Full support of 12xx series potentiostats including 1287A, 1285A and 1280Z
Integration with ZPlot software and Solartron 12xx FRAs for impedance
Full support of Power Boosters up to 100 V and 100 A for testing high power batteries/ fuel cells and for anodization and electroplating.
Cell connectors: 2-, 3- or 4-terminal, all floating
Common Mode Voltage, LO to EARTH (Ground) : 10 V
Current measurement resistor (Rs) range: 0.1 Ω to 1 MΩ
Full scale current ranges: 2 A to 200 nA
Maximum resolution (5.5 digits): 1 pA
Limit of error: 0.1 reading ±0.0025% of full scale
Output voltage: >±20 V with respect to LO
Output current: 2 A, subject to thermal protection limits:
Slew rate: 10 V/µs (potentiostatic control)
Full scale voltage range: ±14.5 V, 2 V, 200 mV
Input impedance: >10 GΩ
Input capacitance: <50 pF
Input current: <1 nA
Limit of error: 0.05% reading ±0.0025% full scale
Common Mode Rejection: 70 dB
Range: ±14.5 V
Limits of error:
V <3.2 V: 0.2% ±200 µV
V >3.2 V: 0.2% ±2 mV
Max resolution: 100 µV
Current range: ±2 A
Limit of error: 0.2% ±0.1% of range
Max resolution: 100 pA
DC Sweep Capability - Analog Ramp:
Ramp rate (voltage) : 6 mV / min to 6000 V / min
Segment duration: 10 ms to 105 s
DC Sweep Capability - Stepped Ramp:
Step height: 5 µV / 5 pA to 29 V / 4 A
Step duration: 10 ms to 105 s
GPIB (IEEE-488): For instrument control
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