EnergyLab XM Potentiostat Galvanostat

EnergyLab XM is an application specific XM (Xtreme Measurement) potentiostat/galvanostat that is primarily focused on battery / fuel cell / supercapacitor research.

EnergyLab XM includes a reference grade potentiostat/galvanostat, frequency response analyzer (FRA) and 2A booster. The unit may be operated in boosted or unboosted mode (with automatic switching), providing optimum test conditions and accuracy for a wide range of energy devices.

EnergyLab XM’s extreme sensitivity allows complete characterization of prototype low current or low impedance new generation cells.

If high current is needed (for example to measure cells in the sub 100 μΩ range), external power boosters can be connected and automatically controlled, allowing fully integrated high current tests at up to 100 A.

All modes (boosted and unboosted) make use of Solartron Analytical’s unique auxiliary channel capability allowing simultaneous DC/impedance testing of complete cells and anodes/cathodes.

EnergyLab XM’s impedance accuracy contour plot highlights Solartron’s best in class measurement performance, brought to you in a small, lower price package in the new Apps-XM series of products. 
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    Cell connections 2, 3 or 4 terminal
    Instrument connections CE, WE, RE, LO
    Floating measurements yes
    Impedance measurement bandwidth 1 MHz (via FRA)
    Maximum time record Unlimited
    IR compensation yes
    Counter Electrode (CE)
    Smooth "analog" scan generator
    64 Ms/s interpolated
    and filtered
    Voltage polarization (and compliance) range ±8 V
    Current polarization range Pstat ±300 mA
    Booster ±2 A
    Recommended voltage scan rate
    25 kV/s to 1 µV/s
    Recommended current scan rate 1 kA/s to 200 µA/s
    Bandwidth (decade steps) 1 MHz to 10 Hz
    Polarization V / I error (setting + range) 0.1% + 0.1%
    Minimum pulse duration 1 µs
    Slew rate >10 V/µs
    Reference Inputs (RE)
    Connections Differential Input
    Cable shields Driven (3T) / Ground (4T)
    Maximum voltage measurement ±8 V
    Ranges 8 V, 3 V, 300 mV, 30 mV, 3 mV
    Accuracy (reading % + range % + offset) 0.1% + 0.05% + 100 µV
    Maximum resolution 1 µV
    Input impedance >100 GΩ, <28 pF (3T)
    Input bias current <10 pA
    Maximum ADC sample rate 1 MS/s
    Working Electrode (WE)
    Maximum current Pstat ±300 mA
    Booster ±2 A
    Ranges Pstat 300 mA to 30 nA
    Booster 3 A to 30 nA
    Accuracy (reading % + range % + offset) 0.1% + 0.05% + 30 fA
    Maximum resolution 1.5 pA
    Compliance voltage range (floating) ±8 V
    Maximum ADC sample rate  1 MS/s
    Auxiliary electrodes (A, B, C, D)
    Differential Auxiliary Electrodes
    4 (same spec. as RE)
    DC Measurement Sychronized to RE
    Impedance measurement bandwidth 1 MHz (via FRA)

    Frequency Response Analyzer
    Maximum sample rate
    40 MS/s
    Frequency range
    10 µHz to 1 MHz
    Frequency resolution 1 in 65,000,000
    Frequency error
    ±100 ppm
    Minimum ∫ time per measurement
    (single sine, FFT or harmonic)
    10 ms
    Signal Output
    Single sine, multi-sine 
    Single Sine
    Linear / logarithmic
    Multi-sine / harmonic frequencies
    All or selected
    Analysis channels
    Accuracy (ratio)
    ±0.1%, ±0.1
    Anti-alias, digital filters, DC bias reject
    Analysis channels
    RE, WE, Aux A/B/C/D
    Analysis modes
    Single sine, FFT, Harmonic
    DC Bias rejection
  • Accessories +

  • Software +

    • XM-studio Software | Potentiostat | Solartron Analytical

      • Wide range of electrochemical test techniques, including cyclic voltammetry, NPV/DPV, impedance, AC voltammetry and Mott-Schottky
      • Wide range of materials test techniques, including I-V, C-V, impedance and Mott-Schottky
      • Full support of XM products including ModuLab, ModuLab XM and Apps-XM series
      • Full support of Power Boosters up to 100 V and 100 A for DC and EIS electrochemistry
      • Integrated temperature control including custom designed cryostats and furnaces
      • Integrated equivalent circuit and electronic materials fitting functions

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    • ZView Software

      • ZView is the companion EIS data analysis software for ZPlot
      • Multiple display formats (impedance, admittance, capacitance, permittivity and electrical modulus)
      • Comprehensive data analysis capabilities include an extensive library of equivalent circuit data fit models – R, C, L, Warburg, Distributed Elements

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