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Reference 600 is a high performance Potentiostat.
With Reference 600, you can measure the impedance at 1 MHz with less than 2% error that is because the Reference 600 has a rise time of less than 250 nanoseconds, you can acquire data in DC experiments at 300 kHz, or one data point every 3.3 microseconds.
That translates to a scan rate in cyclic voltammetry of 1200 volts/second with a step height of 4 mV.
Reference 600 has 11 current ranges from 600 mA to 60 pA. That's 11 different current ranges in I/E converter.
By increasing the gain, the instrument can extend to 600 fA full-scale. With this wide current capability, the Reference 600 is a great Potentiostat for corrosion, physical electrochemistry, paints and coatings, and the development of lithium ion batteries.
The Reference 600 employs a very clever scheme to reduce the noise levels in the measurement of the current, voltage, and auxiliary input signal.
In addition to a well-designed layout, components selected to balance speed and noise, and extensive analogue filtering, the Reference 600 oversamples the voltage and current signals, then averages to smooth the signal.
The Reference 600 samples at 60 kHz (16.6 microseconds per point), then averages this data to provide the measurement at the sampling period you specify during the experimental setup.
With the ability to measure impedances as high as 1012 ohms, the Reference 600 does a good job on high-impedance coatings.
The combination of wide frequency range and wide impedance range puts the Reference 600 in a class by itself. The accuracy at 1 MHz is particularly impressive.
The USB Interface allows easy connection to desktop, portable, and laptop computers.
In addition to potentiostatic and galvanostatic modes, the Reference 600 is also designed for zero resistance ammeter functionality.
A ZRA is required for galvanic corrosion measurements and is preferred for electrochemical noise measurements.
Despite these impressive specifications, the Reference 600 is surprisingly compact. It measures 10 cm W x 20 cm H x 30 cm D and weighs about 3 kilograms.