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1287A Potentiostat Galvanostat

1287A - Potentiostat Galvanostat

The Solartron Analytical 1287A potentiostat and galvanostat is a high accuracy, wide bandwidth instrument which offers a range of DC test capabilities.  The 1287A can be coupled with a frequency response analyzer, such as the Solartron Analytical 1260A or 1255B, and ZPLOT software for AC tests such as Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy.

Popular options for the 1287A are CorrWare data DC acquisition software and a USB-to-GPIB converter to help support interface to modern computers. BNC connections ensure that different cable options are available locally.

Measurement Integrity
Central to the measurement capability of 1287A are two high resolution digital voltmeters across multiple ranges which provide simultaneous voltage and current measurements.  Using Solartron Analytical’s patented pulse width conversion technique, we have high accuracy, stability and linearity throughout the entire range of the instrument.

The 1287A has excellent measurement resolution and accuracy down to 1μV for the reference electrodes and 1pA for the working electrode, which makes it an ideal choice for measurements where signal levels are extremely low.

The 1287A uses floating measurements on all connections: it is equally at home measuring corrosion rates on grounded oil pipelines as it is in the laboratory. For safety reasons, it is often necessary to ground laboratory equipment such as fuel cells and autoclaves, a major problem if your instrumentation is not capable of floating measurements.

The 1287A offers complete flexibility for cell connection: 2-, 3- or 4-terminal measurements can be made with equal ease.

  • 2-terminal techniques for general materials/electrochemical testing
  • 3-terminal techniques for physical electrochemistry and corrosion/coating applications
  • 4-terminal techniques for accurate characterization of batteries/fuel cells, enabling lead resistance and impedance
  • Documents and Manuals +

  • Specifications +

    Measurement Configuration
    Cell connectors 2-,3- or 4-terminal, all floating
    Working electrode current measurement resistor (Rs) range: 0.1 Ω to 1 MΩ
    Full scale current ranges 2 A to 200 nA
    Limit of error: 0.10% ±0.05% of range
    Counter Electrode Output voltage, with respect to LO: >±30 V
    Current, subject to thermal protection limits 2 A
    Slew rate potentiostatic control >10 V/µs
    Reference Electrodes
    Input impedance: 10 GΩ
    Input capacitance: 50 pF
    Input current: 1 nA
    Limit of error: 0.1%±100 µV
    Rejection: f<10 kHz: 75dB, f<1 MHz: 40 dB
    Measurement Configuration
    DC polarization voltage range: ±14.5 V
    limits of error: V<3.2 V: 0.2%±200 µV
    V >3.2 V: 0.2% ±2 mV
    max. resolution: 100 µV
    Current range: ±2 A
    limit of error: 0.2% ±0.1% of range
    max. resolution: 100 pA
    DC sweep: analog ramp ramp rate (voltage): 6 mV/min to 6000 V/min
    segment duration: 10 ms to 10s
    DC sweep: stepped ramp step height: 5 µV/5 pA to 29 V/4 A
    step duration: 10 ms to 10s
    AC input voltage range: ±10 V, gain: x1. x0.01, impedance: 10 kΩ
    Control Loop Bandwidth 100 Ω resistive load, unity gain
    potentistatic mode, type C stability: >1 MHz
    galvanostatic mode, type B stability: >100 kHz
    Digital meters
    Resolution 31/2, 41/2,51/2 digits
    Maximum resolution 1 µV/1 pA
    Bias Rejection
    Voltage Range: ±14.5 V
    limit of error: 0.2% ±10 mV
    resolution: 5 mV
    Current ranges (full scale): 200 nA to 2 A
    limit of error: 0.2% ±1% of range
    resolution: 1% of range
    Power Supply 90 to 110 VAC, 108 to 132 VAC, 198 to 242 VAC, 216 to 264 VAC, 48 Hz to 65 Hz
    Power comsumption 150 VA
    Dimensions (w x h x d) 432 mm x 108 mm x 472 mm (17 in x 425 in x 18.5 in)
    Weight 11 kg (24 lb)
    Operationg temp. range 0 to 50 ºC (32 to 122 ºF)
  • Options +

    560 001 160 National Instruments USB-GPIB Adapter
    31203B Shielded GPIB cable 6' (2 meter)
  • Optional Software +

    • CorrWare Software/CorrView Software
      CorrWare/CorrView Software

      • Wide range of DC electrochemistry techniques including cyclic voltammetry, galvanostatic, potentiostatic, galvanodynamic, potentiodynamic, E&I noise, etc.
      • Full support of 12xx series potentiostats including 1287A, 1285A and 1280Z
      • Integration with ZPlot software and Solartron 12xx FRAs for impedance
      • Full support of Power Boosters up to 100 V and 100 A for testing high power batteries/ fuel cells and for anodization and electroplating.

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    • ZPlot Software
      ZPlot Software

      • Wide range of potentiostatic and galvanostatic electrochemical techniques, including cyclic voltammetry, galvanic pulse, impedance, AC voltammetry and Mott-Schottky
      • Full support of 12xx series Impedance and Frequency Response Analyzers including 1260A, 1255B, 1252A, 1250E, 1253A
      • 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 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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