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1252A Frequency Response Analyzer

1252 Frequency Response Analyzer
The 1252A Frequency Response Analyzer is one of a range of instruments that will meet your needs today and in the future. Using the single sine technique the 1252A provides precise measurement of gain and phase between any two points in a system. This fully digital technique is used to assess the performance of both simple and complex systems - electrochemical, materials, electrotronics, mechanical, and acoustic.

For over 45 years Solartron Analytical have produced frequency response analyzers, instruments which are regarded throughout the world as industry standards. This unsurpassed knowledge and experience has been used to produce the 1252A, with its outstanding 300kHz frequency range and 1 in 65 million frequency resolution.

The 1252A Frequency Response Analyzer applies the power and sophistication of modern measurement technology; simple in concept, fast and precise in performance, and so easy to use, even by non-technical personnel.

Measurement of impedance has become an important tool in the study of electrochemical/biological phenomena and material properties.

The 1252A together with a potentiostat such as 1287A, can be used in a wide range of applications, including:-
  • Corrosion and corrosion protection
  • Properties of organic and inorganic coatings and films
  • Development of solid electrolytes for oxygen sensors
  • Development of novel anode/cathode materials and electrolytes
  • Studies of animal and plant tissue properties
  • Photoelectric effects
Materials Testing
When combined with a 1296A Dielectric Interface and temperature test equipment the 1252A can be used to test a wide range of materials, such as:
  • Supercapacitor/fuelcell electrochemistry
  • Relaxation processes in the molecular dynamics of liquid crystals, polymers and liquids
  • Charge transport in semiconductors, organic crystals, ceramics etc.
  • Analysis of chemical reactions, polymerization and curing processes
  • Novel gas and liquid sensors
  • Characterization of insulating and semiconductor materials
  • Quality control in the production of insulators, printed circuit boards, etc.

Electronic Testing
1252A is ideally suited to a wide variety of applications in the field of electronics - from fundamental aspects, such as the characterization of the electrical and mechanical properties of materials, to the development and testing of components and complete circuits.

Generally these applications require the measurement of transfer functions and group delay over a wide frequency range. In the case of filters, a wide dynamic range coupled with high frequency resolution are also needed to enable the attenuation characteristics to be full defined.

Mechanical Testing
Mechanical Tests include aerospace applications such as servo systems, guidance control systems, acoustic systems. 

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    Waveform Sine
    Frequency Range: 10 µHz to 300 kHz, max resolution: 10 µHz
    Error: ±100 ppm, stability (24 hrs, ±1 ºC): 10 ppm
    Amplitude 0 to 3 Vrms
    Resolution 5 mV
    Error (driving open circuit) ±(5% + 1% / MHz + 5 mV)
    Distortion <2%
    Sweep types frequency (logarithmic and linear), amplitude (linear) dc bias )linear)
    Resolution frequency: >10,000 points, amplitude: >200 points
    dc Bias
    Range ±40.95 V
    Resolution 10 mV
    Error (driving open circuit) ±1% ±10 mV
    Max. Current ±100 mV
    Max. Voltage (lo to ground) ±0.4 V
    Impedance output: 50 Ω ±1%, lo to ground: 100 Ω, <10 nf
    Connection single BNC, outer floating to ±0.4 V
    Output is short circuit proof

    Two independent analyzers operating in parallel.

    Range Sensitivity (dynamic range) Full scale peak input Com. Mode rejected
    30 mV 1 µV (90 dB) 45 mV 5 V
    300 mV 10 µV (90 dB) 500 mV 5 V
    3 V 100 µV (90 dB) 5 V 5 V
    Input protected to ±46 V peak
    Coupling DC or AC (-3 dB at 1 Hz)
    Impedance Hi to outer: 1 MΩ ±2%, <35 pF
    Outer to ground (floating): 10 kΩ, <330 pF
    Common mode rejection
    at 1 MHz)
    >50 dB
    Cross-channel isolation
    (at 1 MHz)
    >100 dB
    Integration time 0.01 s to 10s, or auto
    Measurment delay 0 to 10s
    This is a remotely controlled instrument which can only be configured via software
    Power supply 90 to 126 VAC, 198 to 252 VAC, 48 to 65 Hz
    Consumption 200 VA
    Dimensions (w x h x d) 432 mm x 176 mm x 573 mm (17 in x 6.93 in x 22.56 in)
    Weight 18 kg (40 lbs)
    Operating temp. range 0 to 50 ºC (32 to 122 ºF)

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    560 001 160 National Instruments USB-GPIB Adapter
    31203B Shielded GPIB cable 6' (2 meter)
    359 902 120 Reverse Slimline Adapter (National Instruments 182770-00) required to use P/N 560 001 160 with a standalone FRA
  • Software +

    • 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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    • Mstat, MultiStat Software
      MultiStat Software

      • Wide range of potentiostatic and galvanostatic test techniques for battery/fuel cell/supercapacitor, including charge/discharge, cyclic voltammetry, galvanic pulse, and impedance (if FRAs are connected).
      • Full support of CellTest multichannel potentiostat products including 1470E, 1470A/1480A
      • Full support of 1455A/1451A for parallel impedance, and 12xx FRAs for multiplexed impedance
      • Power Boosters for DC and EIS testing of high power batteries/ fuel cells and for anodization and electroplating

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