The Model IC20 Digital, Electronic Chilling/Heating dry baths are very compact, completely solid state, versatile, reliable, and easy to use. They run from a 12VDC power supply provided.
The IC20 has simple digital controls and a two line alphanumeric digital display that is backlit for easy reading. The display normally shows the target and actual temperatures. Additionally, it is used to display the target and actual temperatures and the count down timer. To set a temperature just push the UP or DOWN arrow until the display shows the desired target temperature. The unit then will go to that temperature. Calibration is factory set, but calibration is settable by the user in the field to any local standard. It is electronic and simple to do.
Also, there are power and buffer lamps on the front panel. The power lamp indicates when the unit is turned on. The buffer lamp flashes when the buffer is collecting data. The lamp illuminates constantly when the buffer is full of data to be downloaded. The buffer can be set to collect temperature data in 1 second, 1 minute, or 5 minute intervals to a total of 8110 data points.
The IC20 also is provided with an RS232C interface. This can be used to record data for monitoring agencies, and for controlling the unit via a computer. With the computer the unit can be made to run ramp and soak cycles of any frequency or duration.
The chilling/heating surface is a 2.875” (7.3 cm) x 4.375” (11.1 cm) aluminum plate that is very flat for good contact with the sample. This size is perfect for seating a 96-well assay plate. When unloaded, the plate surface will reach below 0 °C in under two minutes. It will heat to 37 °C in less time. This rate of chilling or heating will change with the load on the plate. For instance, temperatures to 4.0 °C can be reached on a solid aluminum block as large as 4” (10.2 cm) x 3” (7.6 cm) x 6” (15.2 cm) in less than one hour. When insulated, these large blocks can be driven below 0 °C. Temperature gradients from the center to the edge of any aluminum block mentioned will be less than 0.5 °C at any temperature.
Two sample covers are available: one for 96-well assay plates, and a larger one for covering aluminum blocks that will hold centrifuge tubes or other samples. These blocks are available.
|Range||-10° to 100°C|
|Sensor Type||Solid State IC|
|Range||00:01 to 30 days|
|Audible Alarm||Yes, sounds for 1 minute. Timer counts up until turned off.|
|Auto-Off||Yes, user settable|
|Sample times||1 sec, 1 min, or 5 minutes per data point|
|Capability||8110 data points|
|Heater/Chiller||Peltier, 50 watts|
|Operating Voltages||100, 115, or 230 VAC, 50/60 Hz input to universal power supply. 12 VDC output to chiller/heater module.|
|Power Consumption||50 watts maximum|
|Power Switch||Yes, for 12 VDC into heater/chiller module|
|Chilling/Heating Module (WxDxH)||6.5 x 8.75 x 3.5 in. (16.5 x 22.23 x 8.9cm)|
|Power Supply (LxHxW)||6.5 x 3.2 x 2.2 in. (16.5 x 8.1 x 5.6cm)|
|Weight||6.5 lbs (2.9 kgs) (power supply & chiller/heater module)|
|TOIC20-000||ECHOtherm Digital, Electronic Chilling/Heating Dry Bath Model IC20|
|TO6205012-||Block, aluminum, 40 holes for 0.5 ml centrifuge tubes.|
|TO6205013-||Block, aluminum, 30 holes for 1.5 ml centrifuge tubes.|
|TO6205014-||Block, aluminum, 40 holes for 0.5 ml and 15 holes for 1.5 ml|
|TO6205015-||Block, aluminum, 96 holes for 0.2 ml PCR tubes spaced for 8 and 12 tube strips.|
|TO6205016-||Block, aluminum, for "V" bottom 96-well assay plates|
|TO6205017-||Block, aluminum, for round bottom 96-well assay plates|
|TO6205018-||Block, aluminum, 24 holes for 2.0 ml vials|
|TO6205019-||Block, aluminum, 384 holes for 384-well assay plates|
|TO6205020-||Block, aluminum, for flat bottom 96 and 384-well assay plates|
|TO6205021-||Block, aluminum, 24 holes for 10 mm test tubes|
|TO6205022-||Block, aluminum, 12 holes for 15/16 mm test tubes|
|TO6205023-||Block, aluminum, 20 holes for 12/13 mm test tubes|
|TO6205024-||Block, aluminum, mixed holes for various sized test tubes|
|TO6205025-||Block, aluminum, 8 holes for 20 mm test tubes|
|TO6205026-||Block, aluminum, 30 holes for 6 mm test tubes|
|TO6205027-||Block, aluminum, 12 holes for 15ml centrifuge tubes|
|TO6205028-||Block, aluminum, 12 holes for 20ml scintillation vials|
|TO6205030-||Block, aluminum, 6 holes for 50ml centrifuge tubes|
|TO7200008-||Cover, assay plates and all assay plate blocks, 1.75" high|
|TO7200009-||Cover, aluminum blocks, 3.25" high|