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1280Z Electrochemical Test System

1280Z combines a potentiostat and FRA in a single instrument


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  • Highlights +


    • Range of DC tests and AC tests, like EIS, with FRAs and ZPLOT software
    • Two high resolution digital voltmeters across multiple ranges
    • Patented pulse width conversion technique for high accuracy, stability and linearity
    • Electrochemical Interface for stand-alone FRAs such as 1260A, 1255B.
    • BNC connections ensure that different cable options are available locally.
    • Popular options of CorrWare acquisition software and USB-to-GPIB converter to support interface to modern computers.

  • 12xx Family - 1287A and 1280Z +


    12xx Family
    The current members of the 12xx Family of potentiostats include the Solartron Analytical 1287A and 1280Z.

    The 1287A is a potentiostat for DC experiments, such as Cyclic Voltammetry or Galvanostatic techniques.  This commonly controlled by CorrWare software.
    The 1287A is also the 'electrochemical interface' for the line of Frequency Response Analyzers, such as the Solartron Analytical 1260A.  These two instruments work together with ZPLOT software to provide Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy experiments up to 1 MHz.

    The 1280Z combines the functionality of DC and AC experiments up to 20 kHz into a single box 

    Both of these products are GPIB control.  For systems, such as laptops, that do not have a GPIB card installed, we do have GPIB-to-USB converter available. 
  • Applications and Software +


    Applications and Software

    The Solartron Analytical 1280Z Electrochemical Test System is a complete instrument that packages the potentiostat hardware for DC and Frequency Response Analyzer (FRA) hardware for AC tests in a single compact unit. 

    Popular options for the 1280Z are CorrWare data DC acquisition and ZPLOT for AC acquisition software.  A USB-to-GPIB converter helps support interface to modern computer.

    With similar measurement technology of the 1287A Electrochemical Interface and a 1253A FRA, the 1280Z implements Solartron’s patented pulse width conversion technique to provide high accuracy, stability and linearity throughout the entire focused range of the instrument.

  • Brochure and Manual +

  • Differentiated Specifications +



     Specifications  1287A 1280Z
    Polarization, Compliance Voltage ± 14.5 V, ± 20 V ± 14.5 V, ± 20 V
    Max Current Output ± 2 A up to ± 100 A  ± 2 A up to ± 100 A
    EIS Functions and Compatibility 1 MHz with 1260A
    1 MHz with 1255B
    20 kHz with 1253A
    65 kHz with 1250E
    Included, to 20 kHz
    Control Software  CorrWare (DC)
    ZPlot (AC, EIS)
    CorrWare (DC), included
    ZPlot (AC, EIS), included
  • External Booster Options +



     Power Booster PART NUMBER Voltage, Current, Power
    BOOST6V100A Power Booster 6V, 100A 
    BOOST8V50A Power Booster 8V, 50A
    BOOST10V60A Power Booster 10V, 60A
    BOOST12V20A Power Booster  12V, 20A
    BOOST24V10A Power Booster 24V, 10A
    BOOST50V5A Power Booster 50V, 5A 
    BOOST50V25A Power Booster 50V, 25A , 125 W
    BOOST100V3A Power Booster 100V, 3A 
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  • Video +

    Watch video demonstrations of the 1280Z Electrochemical Test System

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