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Vertex

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Available in several current/voltage configurations

8 current ranges: 10nA up to 10A

Optional FRA/EIS: 10µHz to 1MHz

Optional True Linear Scan generator

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Product description

Affordable solution

The Vertex is an entry level potentiostat/galvanostat with optional FRA/EIS. Its price easily matches its application in educational and applied electrochemistry. A complete suite of IviumSoft control and data processing software is included as standard (for Windows based PCs).

Wide application range

The robust design, the variety of available power configurations, the floating operation, and the availability of a wide range of electrochemical techniques makes the Vertex ideal for many applications, including:

  • educational
  • routine electrochemistry and analysis
  • batteries and fuel cells – corrosion
  • sensors
  • biotechnology

Expandability

All products in the Vertex range can optionally be expanded with a True Linear Scan module and/or FRA/EIS capability. The Vertex.100mA, Vertex.1A and Vertex.5A models are also available with optional Bipotentiostat (ex-Factory and not upgradable in the field). Next to these, the Vertex range is compatible with other Ivium options and modules, such as the HiMUX and CIM, and several Ivium boosters for higher power requirements.

Hardware

  • Automatic current range selection over all available current ranges
  • Automatic variable noise filter and potentiostat/galvanostat stability settings
  • Simultaneous acquisition of current/potential and peripheral signals
  • Real time data display up to 500 pnts/s. Acquisition up to 100,000 pnts/s is stored in instrument memory
  • Applicable scanrates: 1µV/s to 10,000V/s
  • Minimum interval time: 10µs (0.125µs resolution)
  • Result optimisation by automated tuned filters, gain amplifiers and DC-subtraction
  • User selectable floating operation

Software

The Vertex is controlled via Ivium’s own IviumSoft. This versatile, yet intuitive software allows instrument control, data management and analysis, peripheral instrument control, etc. IviumSoft can also interface with and be controlled from LabVIEWTM, C++, Delphi, etc. A full suite of IviumSoft is included as standard with each instrument.

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Specifications

Environment
Power requirements
100-240V, 50-60Hz, 700mA (supply included)
Interfacing
USB
PC requirements
Windows 8/10, with free USB port
Specifications subject to change, Ivium Technologies ©2021

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Model comparison

Vertex.5A
Vertex.10A
Vertex.Q (multi-channel)
Vertex.20V
Vertex.20V1A
Vertex.100mA.DC
System performance
Number of channels in instrument
1
1
4
1
1
1
Current compliance
±5A
±10A
±30mA
±2A
±1A
±100mA
Maximum compliance voltage
±10V
±5V
±10V
±20V
±20V
±10V
Maximum applied voltage
±10V
±5V
±10V
±10V
±10V
±10V
Electrode connections
4; WE, CE, RE, S (and GND) with 4mm banana plugs
4; WE, CE, RE, S (and GND) with 4mm banana plugs
4; WE, CE, RE, S with 4mm banana plugs
4; WE, CE, RE, S (and GND) with 4mm banana plugs
4; WE, CE, RE, S (and GND) with 4mm banana plugs
4; WE, CE, RE, S (and GND) with 4mm banana plugs
Potentiostat
Applied potential range
±10V, 0.333mV res.
±5V, 0.333mV res.
±10V, 0.333mV res.
±10V, 0.333mV res.
±10V, 0.333mV res.
±10V, 0.333mV res.
Current ranges
±10nA to ±10A
±10nA to ±10A
±10nA to ±10mA
±10nA to ±1A
±10nA to ±1A
±10nA to ±1A
Galvanostat
Galvanostatic current ranges
±10nA to ±10A
±10nA to ±10A
±10nA to ±10mA
±10nA to ±1A
±10nA to ±1A
±10nA to ±1A
Impedance Analyser
Frequency range
10µHz to 1MHz
10µHz to 1MHz
10µHz to 1MHz
10µHz to 1MHz
10µHz to 1MHz
-
Amplitude
0.15mV to 1.0V, or 0.03% to 100% of current range
0.15mV to 1.0V, or 0.03% to 100% of current range
0.15mV to 1.0V, or 0.03% to 100% of current range
0.15mV to 1.0V, or 0.03% to 100% of current range
0.15mV to 1.0V, or 0.03% to 100% of current range
-
DC offset
16bit DC offset subtraction and 2 DC-decoupling filters
16bit DC offset subtraction and 2 DC-decoupling filters
16bit DC offset subtraction and 2 DC-decoupling filters
16bit DC offset subtraction and 2 DC-decoupling filters
16bit DC offset subtraction and 2 DC-decoupling filters
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Peripheral connections
Analog in/out
2/1 (±10V, 16bit resolution, bandwidth 40kHz/±10V, 16bit resolution)
2/1 (±10V, 16bit resolution, bandwidth 40kHz/±10V, 16bit resolution)
16bit analog input, 1 per channel (*not available with cell cable delivered as standard)
2/1 (±10V, 16bit resolution, bandwidth 40kHz/±10V, 16bit resolution)
2/1 (±10V, 16bit resolution, bandwidth 40kHz/±10V, 16bit resolution)
2/1 (±10V, 16bit resolution, bandwidth 40kHz/±10V, 16bit resolution)
Digital input/output
1/3 (0 to +5V)
1/3 (0 to +5V)
-
1/3 (0 to +5V)
1/3 (0 to +5V)
1/3 (0 to +5V)
I-out/E-out
Analog monitor for cell current and potential
Analog monitor for cell current and potential
-
Analog monitor for cell current and potential
Analog monitor for cell current and potential
Analog monitor for cell current and potential
AC-out
±0.5V sinewave, 10µHz-1MHz with var. att.
±0.5V sinewave, 10µHz-1MHz with var. att.
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±0.5V sinewave, 10µHz-1MHz with var. att.
±0.5V sinewave, 10µHz-1MHz with var. att.
±0.5V sinewave, 10µHz-1MHz with var. att.
Channel-X input, Channel-Y input
±4V: to record impedance from peripheral devices
±4V: to record impedance from peripheral devices
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±4V: to record impedance from peripheral devices
±4V: to record impedance from peripheral devices
±4V: to record impedance from peripheral devices
Shared analog input/output
-
-
Optional analog input per channel: ±10V, 16bit resolution, bandwidth 40kHz (*not available with cell cable delivered as standard)
-
-
-
Bipotentiostat (optional)
Current compliance (BiStat)
±35mA
-
-
-
-
±35mA
Applied potential offset
±2V with 0.06mV resolution wrt. RE or WE
-
-
-
-
±2V with 0.06mV resolution wrt. RE or WE
Environment
Power requirements
100-240V, 50-60Hz, 2A
100-240V, 50-60Hz, 4A
100-240V, 50-60Hz, 700mA
100-240V, 50-60Hz, 2A
100-240V, 50-60Hz, 2A
100-240V, 50-60Hz, 700mA (supply included)
Size (w x d x h)
15 x 36 x 4.5cm
15 x 36 x 4.5cm
15 x 36 x 4.5cm
15 x 36 x 4.5cm
15 x 36 x 4.5cm
13 x 27 x 4cm
Weight
2.5kg
3kg
1.5kg
2.5kg
2.5kg
1.5kg

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