VersaSTAT 3F Potentiostat Galvanostat

315 VersaSTAT 3F
The VersaSTAT 3F is the latest addition to the VersaSTAT family. Although sharing similar specifications to the VersaSTAT 3 (10µs data acquistion, ±650mA current range) and the VersaSTAT 4 (4nA lower current range, enhanced filtering options) the VersaSTAT 3F was designed specifically to operate with earth-grounded cells.

The "F" in the VersaSTAT 3F name is for "floating," a term used to describe the electrical isolation of the systems electrode leads and reat panel connectors from the earth ground. In floating mode, the internal ground of the VersaSTAT 3F (as well as the cell leads and external connections at the rear panel) is allowed to float with respect to earth grounded cells. Examples or earth grounded cells include autoclaves, strain apparatus, storage tanks and pipelines, and additional electrodes connected to a separate potentiostat that is not floating.

The VersaSTAT 3F was designed to operate in either a "normal" mode (same mode as V3 and V4 models) or a "floating" mode, selectable in the operating software. In addition to the mode selections, the VersaSTAT 3F also provides additional filters that could be required with some cells in order to enhance the signal to noise. A special "Notch Filter" for those frequencies associated with line power (50/60Hz), and "EIS Filters" (for those systems equipped with the FRA option) are available as needed.
  • Capable of "floating" for operation with grounded cells and electrodes
  • Specialized filters for float mode operation for enhanced signal /noise ratio
  • ±650mA/±10V polarization range as standard
  • An internal frequency response analyzer option that provides impedance analysis over the frequency range 10µHz to 1MHz
  • Additional bandwidth filtering options for greater stability on capacitive cells
  • Easy-to-use VersaStudio software included
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  • Specifications +

    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 six settings; high stability, 1MHz-100Hz
    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) (10Vs-1VersaSTAT- 100)
    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, ±200pA
    Max. Current Range/Resolution ±650mA / 60µA
    Min. Current Range/Resolution ±4nA / 120fA
    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 (10 ranges)
    1A (650mA max.) to 4nA (10 ranges)
    2A to 4nA (with option)
    Current Resolution 120fA (4nA range)
    Current Accuracy (DC) 20 nA to 2A: ±0.2% of reading, ±0.2% of range
    4nA: <0.5%±20pA
    Bandwidth 1MHz (signal≥2mA range typical)
    Bandwidth limit filter Yes, five total
    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
    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
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  • Options +

    2A High Current Option Model Number
    ±2A high current option for battery, fuel cell, or electroplating applications 2A/VersaSTAT3F
    FRA Option
    An optional internal Frequency Response Analyzer that provides impedance analysis over the frequency range 10µHz to 1MHz FRA/VersaSTAT3F
    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/VersaSTAT3F
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    • 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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