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PARSTAT 3000A-DX Bipotentiostat

PARSTAT3000A-DX is the industry-leading bipotentiostat with EIS

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  • Highlights +

    • Bipotentiostat with hardware synchronization provides the best coordination for RRDE experiments for Fuel Cell Catalyst evaluation.
    • 2 high performance, independent potentiostats with EIS in a single chassis
    • Combines high voltage channel (30 Volts) and high current channel (2 Amps) for application flexibility
    • Easy-to-use VersaStudio software included

  • Overview +

    PARSTAT Single Channel Family
    The PARSTAT Single Channel Family consists of the PARSTAT4000A and PARSTAT3000A.

    This series of potentiostats is defined by offering superior performance as standard.  The PARSTAT4000A and PARSTAT3000A complement each other.  Both of these single channel potentiostats operate in VersaStudio software with all techniques available, including Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy up to high frequency.

    The PARSTAT4000A provides high compliance voltage and improved voltage accuracy.  
    The PARSTAT3000A provides 6-WIRE measurement and high polarization voltage.
  • Applications and Software Overview +

    The PARSTAT 3000A is a high-performance potentiostat engineered into a small foot-print for space conscious laboratory and/or application environments.

    The additional voltage measurement (6-WIRE) makes this instrument well suited for Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) on batteries as two impedance values can be simultaneously acquired.  Users can assign impedance values to anode and cathode; across separators; or to individual cells in a stack.  Physical electrochemistry applications also benefit from using this input to capture pH measurements, temperature, or pressure by means of an external probe.

    The Compliance Voltage (30 V) of the PARSTAT 3000A allows measurement in low conductivity (high impedance) solutions, such as ethanol, or when the Counter Electrode is isolated by a Bridge Tube with frit.  Matching Polarization Voltage (30 V) gives the PARSTAT 3000A the ability to take full advantage of this high Compliance for potential control in electrophoretic deposition or high-voltage anodization.

    The PARSTAT 3000A provides accurate EIS measurements up to 7 MHz.  This is made possible by:
    • Advanced calibration routines for overall improved accuracy across the entire range of frequency and impedance
    • Faster experiment duration, without sacrificing data quality typically associated with Multi-Sine EIS techniques
    • New algorithms that provide increased accuracy of signal amplitude at high frequency
    • Direct connection to energy-storage devices through the MACCOR battery holders that eliminate impact from cell cable impedance

    Through VersaStudio software users can select from the different groups of techniques that are available:

    providing charge-discharge curves (including CC-CV) for Capacity-vs-Cycle Number or Coulombic Efficiency as well as dedicated techniques such as Constant Power, Constant Resistance and Potentiostatic / Galvanostatic Intermittent Titration Technique (PITT, GITT)

    providing fundamental electrochemical techniques such as Cyclic Voltammetry, Chrono-techniques. The Advanced Voltammetry techniques also include Pulse Voltammetry methods.

    providing multiple corrosion analysis techniques, including the most common ASTM standards such as Linear Polarization Resistance (LPR, ASTM G59), Tafel (ASTM G5), Cyclic Polarization (ASTM G61), etc.

    may be added to any system to provide Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy techniques


  • Brochure and Manual +

  • Differentiated Specifications +

    Differentiated Specifications

    PARSTAT 3000A-DX compares as a high performance potentiostat...

     Specifications  PARSTAT 4000A PARSTAT 3000A PARSTAT 3000A-DX
    Compliance Voltage  ± 48 V  ± 30 V  ±30 V (Channel 2)
    Max Current Output  ± 4 A up to ± 20 A    ± 1 A  ± 2 A (Channel 1)
    Min Current Range  ± 40 pA
    (1.2 fA resolution)
    down to
    ± 80 fA (2 aA)
     ± 4 nA
    (122 fA resolution)
    down to
    ± 4 pA (122 aA)  
    ± 4 nA
    (122 fA resolution)
    down to
    ± 4 pA (122 aA) (Ch1)
    EIS Maximum Frequency  10 MHz, included 7 MHz, included 7 MHz, Included (Channel 2)
    1 MHz, Included (Channel 1)
    E and I Monitors Supplied, BNC Supplied, DB9 Supplied, DB9
    Software VersaStudio, Fully Enabled; VersaStudio Developers Kit (VDK)

    PARSTAT 3000A-DX compares as a bipotentiostat...

     Specifications PARSTAT 3000A-DX VersaSTAT 3 
    VersaSTAT 3F
    2 x

    Compliance Voltage  ± 30 V (Channel 2) ± 12 V   ± 12 V
    Max Current Output  ± 2 A (Channel 1)  ± 2 A per channel ± 2 A per channel 
    Min Current Range ± 4 nA
    (122 fA resolution)
    down to
    ± 4 pA (122 aA) (Ch1)
    ± 4 nA (122 fA resolution)
    down to ± 4 pA (122 aA) (V3F, PMC-1000)  
    EIS Maximum Frequency 7 MHz, Included (Ch 2)
    1 MHz, Included (Ch 1)
     1 MHz, Optional  1 MHz, Included
    DAC Output for
    Rotator Speed Control 
    Supplied, DB9  Supplied, BNC  Supplied, DB9
    Software VersaStudio, Fully Enabled; VersaStudio Developers Kit (VDK)
    Synchronization Strategy Hardware Synchronization  Software
     Special Features 6-WIRE Auxiliary Voltage Operate as separate stations 
    as needed 
    Expandable Chassis 
  • 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
  • Accessories +

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      K0235 Flat Cell Kit

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    • Princeton Applied Research K0264 MicroCell Kit
      K0264 Micro-Cell Kit

      The Micro Cell Kits is designed for small volume experiments, most commonly physical electrochemistry.

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  • Video +

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  • Optional Software +

    • ZSimpWin Software

      ZSimpWin offers the ability to fit EIS data without requiring user-input starting parameters.  This software integrates with our most-popular VersaStudio software platform.

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    • ZView Software
      ZView Software

      Companion EIS data analysis software for ZPlot and other related packages, offering best-in-class equivalent circuit modeling

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