PARSTAT 3000A Potentiostat Galvanostat

315 PARSTAT 3000A
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
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  • Specifications +

    Data Acquisition
    Data Acquisition 4 x 18 bit 1 M samples per second ADCs Synchronized voltage/current/auxiliary/6-wire
    Time Base Resolution 1 µs (1 M samples/second)
    Automatic Noise Filters Enabled/disabled
    Power Amplifier
    Voltage Compliance ±30 V
    Current Compliance ±1 A
    Potentiostat Bandwidth 7 MHz
    Stability Settings 10 settings
    Rise Time (-1.0V to +1.0V) 56 ns (typical)
    Voltage Control (Potentiostat Mode)
    Applied Voltage Range ±6 V, ±30 V
    Applied Voltage Resolution
    (technique dependent) 
    for ±10 mV signal = 305 nV
    for ±100 mV signal = 3 µV
    for ±1 V signal = 30 µV
    for ±6 V signal = 183 µV
    Applied Voltage Accuracy ±0.2% of value ±2 mV
    Maximum Scan Rate for a 25 mV step = 25000 Vs-1
    Current Control (Galvanostatic Mode)
    Applied Current 0 to ±1 A
    Applied Current Accuracy ±0.2% of reading, ±0.2% of range ±200 pA
    Maximum Current Resolution 62 µA
    Minimum Current Resolution 6.1 pA
    Maximum Input Range ±30 V
    Bandwidth ≥10 MHz (-3 dB)
    Input Impedance ≥1013 Ω in parallel with ≤5 pF (typical)
    Leakage Current ≤5 pA at less than 25°C (typical)
    CMRR ≥70 dB at 300 Hz, ≥55 db at 100 kHz (typical)
    Voltage Measurement
    Voltage Range ±6 V, ±30 V
    Minimum Resolution 915 nV,  5 µV
    Voltage Accuracy ±0.2% of reading, ±2 mV
    Current Measurement
    Current Ranges Auto-ranging (10 ranges) 1 A to 4 nA
    Current Resolution 30.5 fA
    Current Accuracy (DC) 20 nA to 1 A: ±0.2% of reading,±0.2% of range
    4 nA: ±0.2% of reading, ±0.2% of range ±50 pA
    Bandwidth ≥5 MHz for ≥2 mA range (typical)
    Bandwidth limit filter Yes
    Impedance (EIS)
    Mode Potentiostat/Galvanostatic
    Frequency Ranges 7 MHz to 10 µHz
    Minimum AC Voltage Amplitude 0.1 mV RMS
    Sweep Linear or Logarithmic
    iR Compensation
    Positive Feedback Yes
    Dynamic iR Yes
    Interfaces (Optional BNC cables)
    Signal Monitors E1, E2, and I
    Digital inputs/outputs 5 TTL logic outputs, 2 TTL logic inputs
    Auxiliary Voltage Input
    Measurement synchronized to V and I ±10 V range, input impedance 10 kΩ
    9 pin connector standard
    DAC Voltage Output (Standard) ±10 V range, output impedance 1 kΩ
    9 pin connector standard.  (for stirrers, rotating disk electrode etc.)
    Communications Interface Universal Serial Bus (USB)
    Operating System Windows 10/8/7 (64-bit & 32-bit), Windows XP
    PC Specification (Recommendation) Intel Core i5 or equivalent / 4 GB memory, High Data rates may require additional memory
    Software VersaStudio, VersaStudio Developer's Kit (VDK)
    Ground (Selectable) Isolated (floating) / Earth
    Dimensions 17 cm x 43 cm x 31cm
    Operating Temperature Range Range 10°C to 35°C
    Humidity Maximum 80% non-condensing
    Dummy Cell Internal and external
    CE Approved Yes

  • Accessories +

    • 636A Rotating Ring-Disk Electrode (RRDE)

      Rotating Ring-Disk Electrode (RRDE)

      • 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 electrode selections
      • 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 geometrie

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    • K0235 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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    • K0047 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) 

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    • RDE0018 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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    • K0264 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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  • 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.  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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