ModuLab XM ECS Electrochemical Test System

315 ModuLab XM ECS

ModuLab XM ECS is an Xtreme Measurement electrochemical test system that is capable of measuring ultra-low, micro-ohm impedance cells (latest generation batteries and fuel cells, for example), while being able to accurately characterize ultra-high impedance corrosion coatings at the other extreme. The system uses a unique AC calibration method that ensures ultimate accuracy in all cases. Each system is independently calibrated, ensuring the accuracy of your results.

Energy Storage Batteries | Fuel Cells | Solid State Batteries | Supercapacitors | Solar Cells | Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC)
Corrosion & Coatings Linear Polarization Resistance | Electrochemical Noise | Tafel | Potentiodynamic Galvanodynamic | Zero Resistance Ammeter
Physical Electrochemistry Sensors | Nanotechnology | Fundamental Research
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    General
    Control Module Slave Modules
    Potentiostat High Voltage Low Current Internal
    Booster
    XM PSTAT 1MS/S XM HV100 /
    HV30
    XM FEMTO
    AMMETER
    XM BOOSTER
    2A
    Slots taken 1 slot 1 slot 1 slot 2 slots
    Cell connections 2, 3 or 4 terminal 2, 3 or 4 terminal 2, 3 or 4 terminal 2, 3 or 4 terminal
    Instrument Connections CE, WE, RE, LO CE, WE, RE, LO WE, LO CE, WE
    Floating measurements yes yes yes yes
    Impedance measurement bandwidth 1 MHz (via FRA) 1 MHz (via FRA) 1 MHz (via FRA) 1 MHz (via FRA)
    Maximum ADC sample rate 1 MS/s N/A N/A N/A
    Smooth scan generator 64 MS/s interpolated
    and filtered
    N/A N/A N/A
    Maximum time record Unlimited N/A N/A N/A
    DC scan rate (potentiostatic) 1.6 MV/s
    1 µV/s1
    10 MV/s
    1 µV/s1
    N/A 1.6 MV/s
    1 µV/s1
    DC scan rate (galvanostatic) 60 kA/s to 200 µA/s1 10 kA/s
    200 µA/s1
    N/A 400 kA/s
    200 µA/s1
    Minimum pulse duration 1 µs N/A N/A N/A
    IR compensation yes N/A NA N/A
    Counter Electrode (CE) XM PSTAT 1MS/S XM HV100 / 
    HV30
    XM FEMTO
    AMMETER
    XM BOOSTER
    2A
    Voltage polarization range ±8 V ±100 V / ±30 V N/A ±20 V(2)
    Current polarization range ±300 mA ±100 mA /
    ±200 mA
    N/A ±2 A
    Maximum compliance (CE vs. LO) ±8 V ±100 V / ±30 V N/A ±20 V(2)
    Bandwidth (decade steps) 1 MHz to 10 Hz 1 MHz to 10 Hz N/A 1 MHz to 10 Hz
    Polarization V / I error
    (setting + range)
    0.1% + 0.1% N/A N/A N/A
    Slew rate >10 V/µs >10 V/µs N/A >10 V/µs
    Reference Inputs (RE) XM PSTAT 1MS/S XM HV100/
    HV30
    XM FEMTO
    AMMETER
    XM BOOSTER
    2A
    Connections Differential input Differential input PSTAT or HV PSTAT or HV
    Cable shields Driven/Ground(3) Driven/Ground(3) N/A N/A
    Maximum voltage measurement ±8 V ±100 V / ±30 V N/A N/A
    Ranges 8 V to 3 mV 100 V to 3.75 mV N/A N/A
    Accuracy
    (reading % + range % + offset) 
    0.1% + 0.05%
    + 100 µV 
    0.1% + 0.05%
    + 100 µV 
    N/A N/A
    Maximum resolution 1 µV 1.25 µV N/A N/A
    Input impedance >100 GΩ
    <28 pF3
    >100 GΩ
    <28 pF3
    N/A N/A
    Input bias current <10 pA <10 pA N/A N/A
    Working Electrode (WE) XM PSTAT 1MS/S XM HV100 /
    HV30
    XM FEMTO
    AMMETER
    XM BOOSTER
    2A
    Maximum current ±300 mA ±100 mA /
    ±200 mA 
    ±300 mA ±2 A
    Ranges 300 mA to 30 nA 300 mA to 30 nA 300 mA to 3 pA 3 A to 30 nA
    Accuracy
    (reading % + range % + offset)
    0.1% + 0.05%
    + 30 fA
    0.1% + 0.05%
    + 30 fA
    0.1% + 0.05%
    + 30 fA4
    0.1% + 0.05%
    + 30 fA
    Maximum resolution 1.5 pA 1.5 pA 0.15 fA 1.5 pA
    Compliance voltage range
    (floating)
    ±8 V ±100 V / ±30 V ±100 V ±20 V(2)
    Auxiliary electrodes (A, B, C, D) XM PSTAT 1MS/S XM HV100/
    HV30
    XM FEMTO
    AMMETER
    XM BOOSTER
    2A
    Connections 4 (each differential) 4 (each differential)  PSTAT or
    HV RE used
    PSTAT or
    HV RE used
    Specification Same as RE above3 Same as RE above3 N/A N/A
    DC Measurement Synchronized to RE Synchronized to RE N/A N/A
    Impedance measurement
    bandwidth
    1 MHz (via FRA) 1 MHz (via FRA) N/A N/A

    1 Highest scan rates require external data acquisition card, internal ADC's may be used up to 25 kV/s
    2 20 V with HV option fitted, 8 V with core card only
    3 Driven shields used in 3-terminal mode, grounded for 4-terminal. Capacitance spec, applies to 3-t mode. Aux. electrodes use driven shields.
    4 The WE Femto Ammeter "reading %" accuracy term is 0.2% for 300 pA range, 2% for 30 pA range and 5% for 3 pA range 

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    XM FRA 1MHz The most versatile Frequency Response Analyzers available today. Fully compatible with all XM slave modules for high voltage, high/low current, and impedance measurements of anodes/cathodes and complete cells in a battery/fuel cell stack
    XM Pstat 1MS/S The latest high technology potentiostat/galvanostat, including hardware for accurate waveform generation and fast data acquisition
    XM HV100 High voltage amplifier options extend the XM PSTAT's voltage range to 100 V/30V for testing fuel cell stacks, battery stacks or other high voltage cells
    XM Femto
    Ammeter
    Low current amplifier option that extends current measurement resolution to sub fA
    XM PhotoEchem Photoelectrochemical option techniques; IMPS, IMVS, impedance, Photovoltage Decay, Charge Extraction, I-V
    XM Booster 2A
    Internal and external boosters extend the system's impedance measurement resolution enabling tests on ultra-low impedance micro-ohm cells
    XM Chas 04 4 slot chassis
    XM Chas 08 8 slot chassis
    Notes: Each of the modules & options takes one slot in the chassis, except for XM Booster 2A which take two slots
    At least one Pstat 1MS/s is required per chassis, all options are associated with the Pstat

    The most versatile Frequency Response Analyzers available today. Fully compatible with all XM slave modules for high voltage, high/low current, and impedance measurements of anodes/cathodes and complete cells in a battery/fuel cell stack

    The most versatile Frequency Response Analyzers available today. Fully compatible with all XM slave modules for high voltage, high/low current, and impedance measurements of anodes/cathodes and complete cells in a battery/fuel cell stack
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    • 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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    • ZPlot Lab Software

      • Wide range of potentiostatic and galvanostatic electrochemical techniques, including cyclic voltammetry, galvanic pulse, impedance, AC voltammetry and Mott-Schottky
      • Full support of ModuLab ECS and ModuLab XM ECS
      • Full support of Power Boosters up to 100 V and 100 A for DC and EIS testing of high power batteries/ fuel cells and for anodization and electroplating

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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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