The EmStat3 module is a research grade potentiostat that was developed for OEM purposes. The EmStat3 is a reliable and versatile potentiostat that found its way to the market in many different forms.
The EmStat3 module is successfully integrated in devices for specific applications, but also in our own product range that we sell for generic research purposes such as the EmStat Blue and MultiEmStat.
- Linear Sweep Voltammetry (LSV)
- Cyclic Voltammetry (CV)
- Differential Pulse Voltammetry (DPV)
- Square Wave Voltammetry (SWV)
- Normal Pulse Voltammetry (NPV)
These methods can all be used in their stripping modes which are applied for (ultra-) trace analysis.
- Chronoamperometry (CA)
- Zero Resistance Amperometry (ZRA)
- Chronocoulometry (CC)
- MultiStep Amperometry (MA)
- Pulsed Amperometric Detection (PAD)
- Multiple-Pulse Amperometric Detection (MPAD)
- Open Circuit Potentiometry (OCP)
The EmStat module features:
- 9 embedded common electrochemical techniques
- options for manual cell control (potentials, changing current range and timing)
- USB and serial communication or USB as Virtual COM port
- automatic current ranging
- digital I/O for peripheral control (stirrer or valve)
- analog input for measuring auxiliary input like temperature
- analog output for controlling peripherals like a stirrer
- multiplexer control
|dc-potential range||± 3.000 V||± 4.000 V|
|compliance voltage||± 5 V||± 8 V|
|dc-potential resolution||0.1 mV||0.125 mV|
|dc-potential accuracy||0.2 %||0.3 %|
|current ranges||1 nA to 10 mA (8 ranges)||1 nA to 100 mA (9 ranges)|
|maximum current||± 20 mA typical|
and ± 15 mA minimum
|± 100 mA typical|
The current is measured using a zero resistance ammeter (ZRA).
|current resolution||0.1% of current range, 1 pA at lowest current range|
|current accuracy (deviation)||≤ 1 %of current range at 1 nA|
≤ 0.5 % at 10 nA
≤ 0.2 % at 100 nA to 100 uA
≤ 0.5 % at 1 mA, 10 mA
all with max. 0.2 % offset error
|electrometer amplifier input||> 100 Gohm // 4 pF|
|rise time||approx. 100 μs|
|power||ES3: 5V, max. 130 mA|
ES3+: 5V, max. 500 mA
|external I/O options||analog: 1 input and 1 output|
both 0 V- 4.096 V
digital: 4 in/output lines
max. rating: -0.3 V to 5.3 V
|PCB dimensions||ES3: 51.5 x 34 mm|
ES3+: 55 x 41 mm
The EmStat module can be used with our PSTrace software for Windows. This allows you to evaluate its capabilities before starting your development project.
Software can be developed in any language or for any platform by means of the EmStat Communication protocol. A C library which implements the EmStat Communication protocol is also available. Other available code example and libraries include:
The MUX8 multiplexer is meant for use with 2- or 3- electrode sensors or cells up to 8 channels. The MUX8 module allows to switch:
- 8x WE, 8x RE, 8x CE
- 8x WE, 8x RE+CE joint together
- 8x WE with fixed RE and CE
The MUX8 can be mounted directly to the EmStat3 potentiostat module as shown below. Or it can be connected via short wires or flat cable.
The MUX8 module can be mounted directly on the EmStat Development board. Connections to different cells can be made using the screw terminals on the development board. The available libraries for software development are also made compatible with the MUX8 module.
It is not possible to apply a potential simultaneously to more than one sensor or cell each with three electrodes. This requires a multi-channel potentiostat, having one potentiostat for each channel. Virtual simultaneous measurements (by means of fast switching, but maintaining potentials) using a multiplexer are possible with two electrode sensors or cells, so when combined counter and reference electrodes are applied.
|Embedded SDK for EmStat3 An example project of how to use the SDK is provided for Arduino. It's made in "Arduino Software (IDE)" found at "www.arduino.cc". For more information about the example, read the comments in "EmStatSDKExample.ino".A short explanation with an example of how to use the SDK in any c/c++ environment can be found in PSComm.h. The Arduino example should also be easy to port to C or C++, if required.For more advanced use beyond the scope of the SDK, refer to the "EmStat communication protocol##.pdf".||Software||09-04-20|
|App Note – Bluetooth module for EmStat3 OEM Describes how to use the Bluetooth module for EmStat3 OEM||Application Note||09-04-20|
|EmStat3 module description EmStat3 module description||Documentation||09-04-20|
|EmStat3 series description||Documentation||08-04-20|