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PalmSens4

Compact, versatile and powerful

  • Potentiostat / Galvanostat / Impedance Analyzer
  • FRA / EIS: 10 μHz up to 1 MHz
  • 9 current ranges: 100 pA to 10 mA
  • Bluetooth or USB connection
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Description

PalmSens4 descriptionOur flagship instrument, the PalmSens4, is a USB and battery powered Potentiostat, Galvanostat, and optional a Frequency Response Analyser (FRA) for Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS). The PalmSens4 has a large potential range (-5V to 5V or -10V to 10V) and current range (100 pA to 10 mA) with a high resolution and low noise. The economical PalmSens4 is a complete laboratory instrument but its compact and rugged design makes it also ideal for field work. Connecting via Bluetooth guarantees a perfectly floating measurement.

Configurable

PalmSens4 comes in different configurations:

  • ±5 V or ±10 V potential range
  • EIS/FRA with maximum frequency of 100 kHz or 1 MHz
  • optional Bipotentiostat module for second WE
  • optional iR-Compensation

Always a backup

Every PalmSens4 is equipped with an internal storage of 8 GB. This means all your measurements* can automatically be saved on-board as backup.
Measurements can be browsed and transferred to the PC easily using the PSTrace software for Windows.

*Not supported for on-device backup: EIS, MultiStep and MixedMode

PalmSens4 on-board the International  Space Station

 

The PalmSens4 potentiostat is extremely robust and reliable and was selected for NASA expedition 63. It was launched into space on 9 April 2020 being part of a scientific experiment on-board the International Space Station.
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Standard included

  • Rugged carrying case
  • High quality, double shielded cell cable with
    2 mm banana connectors for Working, Counter, Reference electrode and Ground
  • Crocodile clips
  • Dummy cell
  • USB cable
  • Manual and Quick Start document
  • PSTrace software for Windows

 

Techniques

Voltammetric techniques

  • Linear Sweep Voltammetry (LSV)
  • Cyclic Voltammetry (CV)
  • Fast Cyclic Voltammetry (FCV)
  • AC Voltammetry (ACV)

Pulsed techniques

  • Differential Pulse Voltammetry (DPV)
  • Square Wave Voltammetry (SWV)
  • Normal Pulse Voltammetry (NPV)

Amperometric techniques

  • Chronoamperometry (CA)
  • Zero Resistance Amperometry (ZRA)
  • Chronocoulometry (CC)
  • MultiStep Amperometry (MA)
  • Fast Amperometry (FAM)
  • Pulsed Amperometric Detection (PAD)
  • Multiple-Pulse Amperometric Detection (MPAD)

Galvanostatic techniques

  • Linear Sweep Potentiometry (LSP)
  • Chronopotentiometry (CP)
  • MultiStep Potentiometry (MP)
  • Open Circuit Potentiometry (OCP)
  • Stripping Chronopotentiometry (SCP or PSA)

Other

  • Mixed Mode (MM)

Potentiostatic/Galvanostatic Impedance spectroscopy (EIS/GEIS)

  • Potential scan or current scan
  • Fixed potential or fixed current
  • Time scan
Missing a technique? Find it in our cross-reference list

Specifications

General
dc-potential range ±10 V (or ±5 V) *
compliance voltage ±10 V
maximum current ±30 mA (typical)
max. acquisition rate 150,000 data points/s
Potentiostat (controlled potential mode)
applied dc-potential resolution 76.3 µV
applied potential accuracy ≤ 0.1% ±1 mV offset
current ranges 100 pA to 10 mA (9 ranges)
current accuracy ≤ 0.1 % (at Full Scale Range)
measured current resolution 0.005 % of current range (5 fA on 100 pA range)
0.0025% of 10 mA range
Galvanostat (controlled current mode)
current ranges 1 nA to 10 mA (8 ranges)
applied dc-current range ±6 times applied current range
applied dc-current resolution 0.0076% of applied current range (<10 mA)
0.0038% of 10 mA range
measured dc-potential resolution 78.13 μV at ±10 V
7.813 μV at ±1 V
0.7813 μV at ±0.1 V
measured dc-potential accuracy ≤ 0.05% or ±1 mV (for |E| < ±9 V)
≤ 0.2% (for |E| ≥ ±9 V)
FRA / EIS (impedance measurements)
frequency range 10 μHz to 1 MHz (or 10 μHz to 100 kHz) *
ac-amplitude range 1 mV to 0.25 V rms, or 0.6 V p-p
GEIS (galvanostatic impedance measurements)
frequency range 10 μHz to 100 kHz (or 10 μHz to 100 kHz)
ac-amplitude range 0.001 x CR to 0.4 x CR (<10 mA)
0.001 x CR to 0.2 x CR (10 mA)
(CR = current range)
Electrometer
electrometer amplifier input > 1 TΩ // 10 pF
bandwidth 1 MHz
Other
housing  aluminium with rubber sleeve: 15.7 x 9.7 x 3.5 cm3
weight +/- 500 g
temperature range 0 ºC to + 50 ºC
power supply USB or internal LiPo battery
communication USB and Bluetooth (Dual Mode)
battery time > 16 hours idle time
> 4 hours with cell on at max. current
extendable by means of power bank
internal storage space 8 GB
or +/- 800000 measurements incl. method info (assuming 200 data points per measurement)
Auxiliary port (D-Sub 15)
analog input ±10 V, 18 bit
analog output 0-10 V, 12 bit (1 kOhm output impedance)
4 digital outputs 0-5 V
1 digital input 0-5 V
i-out and E-out raw output of current and potential
E-out ±10 V (1 kOhm output impedance)
i-out ±6 V (1 kOhm output impedance)
power 5 V output (max. 150 mA)

*depending on PalmSens4 hardware configuration

 

EIS Contour Accuracy Plot

Software

PSTrace Method Editor

PSTrace

PSTrace for Windows provides support for all techniques and device functionalities. With a smooth simple interface, showing only the applicable controls, PSTrace is suitable for all levels of user experience. Functions include:

  • Direct validation of method parameters
  • Equivalent Circuit Fitting
  • Automated peak search
  • Scripting for running an automated sequence of measurements
  • Open data in Origin and Excel with one click of a button
  • Browse measurements on PalmSens4’s internal storage

More information about PSTrace

PStouch

PStouch works with all our single channel and multiplexed instruments. PStouch functions include:

  • Setting up and running measurements
  • Analysing and manipulating peaks
  • Sharing data directly via e-mail, Dropbox, or any other file sharing service
  • All files compatible with PSTrace

 

Get it on Google Play

More information about PStouch

Software Development Kits

The PalmSens Software Development Kits (SDKs) for .NET can be used with any of our instruments or OEM potentiostat modules to develop your own software. The SDK’s come with a set of examples that shows how to use the libraries.

PalmSens SDKs with examples are available for the following .NET Frameworks:

  • WinForms
  • WPF
  • Xamarin (for Android)
  • UWP

More information about SDKs for .NET

Downloads

Name Type Last updated
App Note – PalmSens4 Connecting via Bluetooth This document shows how to connect the PalmSens4 via Bluetooth to PSTrace (for Windows) or PStouch (for Android)08-04-20
PalmSens4 example calibration report PalmSens4 example calibration report08-04-20
App Note – Galvanic Isolation In this application note the galvanic isolation options are discussed for the different PalmSens instruments as well as the effect of galvanic isolation on your measurement.08-04-20
PalmSens4 description Description of the PalmSens4 instrument08-04-20

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