VersaSTAT 3 Potentiostat Galvanostat

315 VersaSTAT 3
The more value oriented VersaSTAT 3 provides most of the capabilities you need in your laboratory. This versatile potentiostat / galvanostat is performance driven allowing for use in many different applications including corrosion, Energy Storage, Sensors, Nanotechnology, and Research Electrochemistry.

Electrochemical techniques provided by the VersaSTAT 3 that are widely used in corrosion applications include Linear Polarization Resistance (LPR), Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), and EIS at various polarization levels.

The new VersaStudio software is included with all VersaSTAT 3 systems. Systems are provided for a range of voltammetry and corrosion applications. The following groups of techniques are available:

Corrosion providing multiple corrosion analysis techniques such as LPR, Tafel, etc.

Voltammetry providing basic and advanced scan, step and pulse electrochemical techniques

Impedance may be added to any system to provide EIS techniques
  • ±650mA / ±10V polarization as standard
  • ±2A high current option and boosters up to 20A for battery, fuel cell, or electroplating applications
  • Excellent current measurement resolution for corrosion, coatings, and micro-electrode analysis
  • An internal frequency response analyzer option that provides impedance analysis over the frequency range 10µHz to 1MHz
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    Data Acquisition
    Data Acquisition 3 x 16 bit 500k samples per second ADCs synchronized voltage/current/auxiliary
    Time Base Resolution (min) 10µs (100k samples/second)
    Automatic Noise Filters Enabled/disabled
    Power Amplifier
    Voltage Compliance ±12V
    Current Compliance ±650mA (standard)
    ±2A (with 2A option)
    Potentiostat Bandwidth 1 MHz
    Stability Settings high speed, high stability
    Slew Rate >8V per µs typical (no load)
    Rise Time (-1.0V to +1.0V) <350 ns (no load)
    Voltage Control (potentiostat mode)
    Applied Voltage Range ±10V
    Applied Voltage Resolution for ±10mV signal = 300nV
    for ±100mV signal = 3µV
    for ±1V signal = 30µV
    for ±10V signal = 300µV
    Applied Voltage Accuracy ±0.2% of value ±2mV
    Maximum Scan Rate 5000 Vs-1(50 mV step)
    Maximum Scan Range ±10V / 300µV
    Current Control (galvanostat mode)
    Applied Current Range ±full scale(depends on range selected)
    ±650mA (standard), ±2A (with option)
    Applied Current Resolution ±1/32,000 x full scale
    Applied Current Accuracy ±0.2% of reading, ±0.2% of range
    Max. Current Range/Resolution ±650mA / 60µA
    Min. Current Range/Resolution ±200nA / 6 pA
    Electrometer
    Max. Input Range ±10V
    Bandwidth ≥10MHz (3dB)
    Input Impedance ≥1012Ω in parallel with ≤5pF (typical)
    Leakage Current ≤5pA at less than 25°C
    CMRR 60 dB at 100kHz (typical)
    Voltage Measurement
    Voltage Range ±10V
    Minimum Resolution 6µV
    Voltage Accuracy ±0.2% of reading, ±2mV
    Current Measurement
    Current Ranges Auto-ranging (8 ranges)
    650 mA to 200 nA (8 ranges)
    2A to 200nA (with option)
    Current Resolution 6pA (200nA range)
    Current Accuracy (DC) ±0.2% or reading, ±0.2% or range
    Bandwidth 1MHz (signal ≥2mA range typical)
    Bandwidth limit filter Yes
    Impedance (EIS) Option
    Mode Potentiostat/Galvanostatic
    Frequency Ranges 10µHz to 1MHz
    Minimum AC Voltage Amplitude 0.1mV RMS
    Sweep Linear or Logarithmic
    iR Compensation
    Positive Feedback Yes
    Dynamic iR Yes
    Interfaces (included as Standard)
    Digital inputs/outputs 5 TTL logic outputs, 2 TTL logic inputs
    Auxiliary Voltage Input Measurement synchronized to V and I
    ±10V range, input impedance 10kΩ
    Filter: off, 1kHz, 200kHz
    BNC connector
    DAC Voltage Output (Standard) ±10V range, output impedance 1kΩ
    BNC connector (for stirrers, rotating disk electrode etc.)
    PC / Software
    Communications Interface Universal Serial Bus (USB)
    Operating System Windows 8 (64-bit & 32-bit)
    Windows 7 (64-bit & 32-bit)
    Windows XP
    PC Specification (minimum) Pentium 4 (1GHz) / 1GB memory
    High Data rates may require additional memory
    Software VersaStudio
    General
    Power 250VA Max. Voltage range 90Vac to 250Vac, 50-60Hz
    Dimensions 16¼” x 15¼” x 3½” 421 x 387 x 89mm
    Weight 10lbs, 4.5kgs
    Operating Temperature Range 10°C to 50°C
    Humidity Maximum 80% non-condensing
    Temperature (specified) 25°C
    Dummy Cell Internal (DC only)
    CE Approved Yes
  • Accessories +

    • Power Booster
      Power Boosters - PAR Compatible

      • 8, 10, and 20 Amp options
      • Operates in boosted mode or normal mode
      • Compatible with PowerSuite or VersaStudio software
      • Power Boosters may be purchased during purchase or added later

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    • LC Low Current Interface

      • Designed as a plug-in add on to extend the low current capability of many of the Princeton Applied Research potentiostats

      • Femtoampere accuracy and attoampere resolution for both DC and AC (EIS) measurements

      • Auto-current ranging capability from 200mA-4pA (80fA minimum range with PARSTAT 4000)

      • 5 selectable E and I filters for noise reduction

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    • 636A RRDE Rotating Ring-Disk Electrode

      Rotating Ring-Disk Electrode

      • Disk or Ring-Disk configuration
      • Protective enclosure
      • Remote analog speed control (input is summed with front-panel settings)
      • A variety of disk and ring-disk electrodes to choose from
      • Interchangeable electrode assemblies in either disk or cylinder configurations for corrosion studies
      • On/off and Rotational Rate Control

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    • 616A Rotating Disk Electrode

      Rotating Disk Electrode

      • Front-panel speed controls
      • Protective enclosure
      • Remote analog speed control (input is summed with front-panel settings)
      • Front-panel and remote (TTL) on/off switching
      • Remote analog output for speed verification
      • Integral ring-stand for convenient cell mounting

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    • QCM922A Quartz Crystal Microbalance and EQCM

      Quartz Crystal Microbalance

      • Sensitive enough to measure weight changes in a monolayer 
      • Quantify both elastic and viscous changes in your system
      • Front panel display of resonant frequency and resistance changes
      • Frequency range of 1MHz to 10MHz
      • Designed for EQCM with a potentiostat or stand alone operation

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    • Battery Holders

      • Replaces the standard cell cable by connecting directly to the potentiostat
      • 5 options are available for the following form factors:  18650, AA, AAA, coin cell (2032) and a flexible screw-based design for custom cell geometries

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    • Flat Cell Kit

      • Optimal construction for corrosion/coatings studies of flat specimens having a range of sizes and geometry

      • Specially designed gasket to minimize crevice corrosion

      • Platinum mesh counter electrode and Ag/AgCl reference electrode included

      • Exposed sample area is 1 cm2 with an option for a larger exposed area of 12.6 cm2

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    • Corrosion Cell Kit

      • Ideal for corrosion analysis of cylindrical metal specimens with an optional sample holder to accommodate flat specimens

      • Cell configuration is modeled after a design commonly found in many ASTM standards

      • Supplied with graphite counter electrodes and saturated calomel reference electrode (SCE)

      • Jacketed version is available for studies at elevated temperatures

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    • Analytical Cell Kit

      • Designed with two cell top configurations, one for general use and the other for accommodating a rotating electrode (RDE, RRDE, RCE) connected to the 616 or 636 A/B rotator

      • Supplied with a platinum wire counter electrode and Ag/AgCl reference electrode

      • Standard 14/20 tapper joints can accommodate a variety of working electrodes and reference electrode chemistries

      • Operates with solution volumes from 5 – 50 mL

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    • Micro-Cell Kit

      • Intended to be used for any application where solution volume is limited, requiring volumes ranging from 3 to 15 mL

      • Purge tube assembly provided for bubbling or blanketing the solution with inert gas

      • Platinum wire counter electrode and Ag/AgCl reference electrode included

      • Compatible with a range of working electrode materials available in two sizes: 2 mm or 10 µm diameter

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    • K0307 Tait Cell Kit

      • Designed specifically for corrosion studies on flat specimens under conditions where typical reference electrodes are incompatible

      • Hastelloy C-276 reference and counter electrodes included

      • Exposed sample area of 32 cm2

      • Holds volumes as low as 80 mL

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    • Faraday Cage

      • Designed to shield anything housed in the cage from the effects of external electric fields, thereby reducing noise from interfering with the experiment
      • Standard faraday cage is 27 x 30 x 41 cm and is large enough to accommodate the VersaSTAT LC
      • An oversized faraday cage designed for use with the VersaSCAN is also available

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  • Options +


    2A High Current Option Model Number
    ±2A high current option for battery, fuel cell, or electroplating applications 2A/VersaSTAT3
    FRA Option
    An optional internal Frequency Response Analyzer that provides impedance analysis over the frequency range 10µHz to 1MHz FRA/VersaSTAT3
    Advanced Auxiliary Interface
    The AAI option allows for an additional 4 A/D input for the Versastudio software to acquire along with data recorded directly from the VersaSTAT AAI/VersaSTAT3
  • Software +

    • VersaStudio Software

      • Functional software platform used to control various Princeton Applied Research potentiostats/galvanostats (VersaSTAT and PARSTAT series) with the option of sequencing potentiostatic, galvanostatic and impedance capabilities for versatile experiment design.

      • Simple to use, straight forward data comparison and convenient data analysis and fitting routines, such as Tafel, polarization resistance and peak analysis.  Text file format allows easy importing of data into other graphing software for further analysis and/or report generation.

      • New versions made easily accessible with free download from our website without the need for registration.  Collaborators and coworkers, without access to an instrument, can also install the software for manageable data sharing. 

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    • ZSimpWin

      • High performing electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) data analysis software that easily interfaces with the VersaStudio software platform.
      • Minimal user input without the need for the starting values and simple, single-click fitting procedures.
      • Various options from pre-loaded circuit models to user created and saved models.  Output results using a range of plot formats and easily view estimated parameters and historical records of computation process.

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