• Bain sec numérique et électronique, chauffant et refroidissant

Bain sec numérique et électronique, chauffant et refroidissant

  • - ECHOterm IC20

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.


  • Energy efficient Peltier design
  • Digital control to 1°C from -10 to 100°C
  • Control at ambient
  • Count down timer (up to 30 days) with alarm and user settable Auto-Off
  • RS232 I/O port for control and data collection
  • Control software available for use with computer
  • Built-in data logger
  • Electronic calibration.  User resettable to any local standard
  • Small, compact size uses very little bench space
  • Field operation using cigarette lighter jack in any car or truck
  • 12 volt dc operation.  Requires no agency safety approvals
  • External power supply provided is UL, CSA, and CE approved
  • Twelve month warranty


  • Maintaining 14°C for ligation reactions
  • Maintain 17°C for storing oocytes
  • Store samples at ice bucket temperatures
  • Incubate samples in 96-well assay plates, or in aluminum blocks holding 0.2, 0.5, or 1.5 ml centrifuge tubes
  • Cool blood samples prior to coagulation testing
  • Store enzymes or DNA libraries at your work station
  • Transport samples from the field at exactly the right temperature
  • Chill or heat samples in the field
  • Enzyme reactions and deactivations
  • Freeze and store most any small sample at your work station


Range -10° to 100°C
Readability 1 °C
Accuracy ±1 °C
Stability ±1 °C
Sensor Type Solid State IC
Controller Type PID
Uniformity ±0.5 °C
Range 00:01 to 30 days
Readability 1 second
Audible Alarm Yes, sounds for 1 minute. Timer counts up until turned off.
Auto-Off Yes, user settable
Data Logger
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)


Ordering Informations
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