Thermal Cycler

Thermal Cycler

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Code: TC3000
Price: $2,999.00
The TC-3000 Thermal Cycler is unrivaled as a reliable low cost personal cycler. Designed for research and teaching, the TC-3000 offers the ultimate in low cost solutions where ease of use is high on the priority list. It has numerous applications in Molecular Biology and Diagnostic laboratories and is suitable for use with diagnostic kits.

It has been designed for the individual; priced to be inexpensive enough so anyone can own one. The TC-3000's high speed allows a typical 30 cycle program to be completed in around 1 hour, enabling the operator to complete more work in a day.

Using advanced peltier technology, the TC-3000 is capable of heating/cooling rates better than 2.0 - 3.0°C/second (average cooling and heating) and using a high tolerance thermistor sensor to give a temperature stability of ±0.1°C and a block uniformity of ±0.5°C.

One of TC-3000's many features is incremental/de cremental segment hold time. This allows the user to increase or decrease the hold time of a given segment hold with each cycle. Use incrementally on 'extension' for techniques such as Long DNA and RAPD to allow sufficient time for the increasing quantity of DNA to extend. Use decremental feature on 'denaturation' to allow initial highly specific denaturation and then less time with each cycle at 95°C so as to maintain the enzyme's (taq) half-life.

TC-3000 Series Features & Benefits
  • One of smallest footprints on the market
  • Fast ramping
  • Unparalleled block uniformity
  • Low cost
  • PC Control and networking
  • Alpha-numeric screen, keypad and program naming
  • Fast and intuitive programming with large memory
  • Ready-to-go templates
  • Interchangeable blocks
  • Various block formats available:
    • 25 x 0.2ml
    • 20 x 0.5ml
    • 48 x 0.2ml (gradient and non-gradient)
    • 30 x 0.5ml (gradient and non-gradient)

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Technical Specifications   TC-3000  TC-3000X< /td>   TC-3000G
Blocks Formats
0.5ml capacity   20  30 30
0.2ml capacity   25 48 48
User interchangeable &nbs p; Yes Yes Yes
Block Temperature Specifications
Maximum ramp rate*   3.6°C/sec 3.3°C/sec 3.3°C/sec
Block uniformity at 50°C*   <±0.1°C <±0.2°C <±0.2°C
Temperature range   4°C to 99°C 4°C to 99°C 4°C to 99°C
Temperature set point precision   0.1°C 0.1°C 0.1°C
Heated Lid
Selectable heated lid temperature   100°C - 115°C 100°C - 115°C 100°C - 115°C
Heated lid enable/disable   Yes Yes Yes
Over temperature cu t out   Yes Yes Yes
Regulated lid pr essure   Yes Yes Yes
Heated lid only comes on if block is set above 35°C
Number of programs #   80 80 80
Password protection   Yes Yes Yes
Programming   4-line alphaN 4-line alphaN 4-line alphaN
Graphical display   No    
Incremental/decremental temperature   Yes Yes Yes
Incremental/decremental hold time   Yes Yes Yes
Maximum hold time   18 hrs 18 hrs 18 hrs
Minimum hold time   1 sec 1 sec 1 sec
Variable programmable ramp rate   0.1°C/sec steps 0.1°C/sec steps 0.1°C/sec steps
Run end time calculation   Yes Yes Yes
Pause and stop facility   Yes Yes Yes
End of program alarm (enable/disable)   Yes Yes Yes
Auto restart on power failure   Yes Yes Yes
Serial port   RS232 USB USB
Dual Voltage (120/230V)   Yes Yes Yes
Temperature sensor   Thermistor Thermistor Thermistor
Peltier elements/block   4 6 6
Dimensions L x W x H (in inches)   13 x 7 x 7.5 13 x 7 x 7.5 13 x 7 x 7.5
Footprint L x W (in inches)   91 in2 91 in2 91 in2< /td>
Connection to PC control program   Yes Yes Yes
Free software upgrades from website   Yes Yes Yes
Power consumption   230 Watts 230 Watts 230 Watts
Frequency   50 - 60 Hz 50 - 60 Hz 50 - 60 Hz
Net weight   13 lbs 13 lbs 13 lbs
Warranty   4 years < font size="2" face="Trebuchet MS" color="#008000">4 years 4 years

* Given are typical values of a standard 0.2ml block, in an ambient temperature of 20°C.
# Actual numbers are dependent on complexity of the programs.

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