Electrochemistry

Our electrochemical workstations IM6 and ZENNIUM base on an universal and modular data acquisition system. Together with the THALES software package we offer all standard electrochemical methods at a mouse click.

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Photo-Electrochemistry

CIMPS is an universal photo- and spectro-electrochemical workstation for a wide field of applications. You can easily extend the basic CIMPS system with various options for special fields of photo-electrochemical research.

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Energy Storage & Conversion

Our power potentiostats, electronic loads and multi-channels acquisition systems provide a smart system for research and investigation on batteries, fuel cells and super caps.

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EL1000

The EL1000 was designed to investigate single cells or complete stacks up to 100 V. Adding an additional external electronic load, the maximum current of 200 A can be raised up to 600 A and the corresponding power from 1000 W to 60 kW.

Due to the limited potential span resulting from the combination of chemical elements or compounds, a huge number of cells have to be stacked to achieve a technical practicable voltage, say for instance 100 V. The EL 1000 was designed to investigate complete stacks, either as stand-alone device under PC control or in combination with a ZENNIUM X, ZENNIUM pro or ZENNIUM Electrochemical Workstation for instance for impedance measurements. Adding an additional external electronic load, the power can be raised up – adding the PAD4 to the controlling workstation, individual segments of the stack can be investigated separately.

The EL-Series potentiostats are controlled by an EPC42, a plug-in module for the electrochemical workstations ZENNIUM X, ZENNIUM pro or ZENNIUM. Each EPC42 can address up to four EL-Series potentiostats. Up to four EPC42 cards can control up to 16 ELs by one ZENNIUM X, ZENNIUM pro or ZENNIUM electrochemical workstation. Each potentiostat will hold the control parameters from one access to the next one, so that no potential or current disturbances can occur while scanning the potentiostats. If series measurements are performed with more than one EL-Series potentiostat, spectra are taken from all modules in a definable order. The EL-Series is completely integrated into the ZENNIUM-series environment. Thus, all acquisition and analysis techniques that run on the ZENNIUM electrochemical workstations can be applied with the EL-Series potentiostats as well. The installation of one or more EL-Series potentiostat will upgrade your ZENNIUM workstations to even more versatile, high-current electrochemical instruments.

The EL1000 potentiostats can alternatively be controlled by a Windows®-PC. In this case they provide methods, summarized in the table below. They also work as a LabView® virtual instrument under the LabView® software. To implement the EL1000 potentiostats into existing test environment, a supporting DLL is available on demand.

You can control the EL1000 potentiostats in a mixed mode with a ZENNIUM-series electrochemical workstation and a PC in parallel. One of both devices can be connected and disconnected during operation.

Supported methods with ZENNIUM X/pro and ZENNIUM

Software module

Impedance spectroscopy

IM

Simulation & model fitting

SIM

Cyclic voltammetry

CV

Polarisation curves

I/E

Multicell multitasking voltammetry

CV

Arbitrary current/potential/time meas.

PVI

Capacity/potential measurements

C/E

Automatic series measurements

AS

Supported methods with PC

Test Sampling

U vs. time, I vs. time

Current Potential Curves (U/I)

Discharging

LabView® Virtual Instrument

DLL support available

 EL1000

 

Operating modes

pot/gal/oc

Potential range

±4 V / ±100 V

Potential accuracy

±0.1% / ±5 mV

Current range

0 A … 200 A

Current accuracy

±0.25 % / ±10 mA

Power dissipation

1000 W @ Ta

Frequency range

10 µHz - 10 kHz @ 200 A
10 µHz - 100 kHz @ 50 A

Impedance range

1 µΩ - 1 kΩ

Ambient temperature

0 oC … 25 oC

Dimensions

470 x 160 x 446 mm

Weight

20 kg

System requirements

ZENNIUM X/pro / ZENNIUM + EPC42 or PC

Download the latest catalog about ZAHNER EL1000 and PAD4...
PDF-Document Catalog_EL1000_PAD4.pdf (PDF)

 

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