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qX2x2/Cary5000

Dual, air-cooled, Peltier-control for the Cary 4000, 5000, 6000i and 7000 UV/Vis/NIR Spectrophotometers
Product Overview

The qX2x2/Cary5000 is a pair of cuvette holders providing independent Peltier temperature control for both the sample and reference cuvettes in the Cary 4000, 5000, 6000i and 7000 UV/Vis/NIR Spectrophotometers. Simply replace the existing sample and reference cuvette holders and their mounting plates. Two options are available for bringing utilities (tubes and wires) out of the sample compartment. For laboratories that have the Agilent extended “nose” assembly, we can provide a simple access plate that mounts below the nose. Otherwise, you may purchase our PANEL/5000/x2 option, which permits connections of the front of the spectrophotometer. Use the qX2x2/Cary5000 to set and maintain precise sample temperatures and stir at steady reproducible rates, while bathing the cuvettes in a controlled gaseous environment. Although dependent on rapid, precise Peltier technology, no circulating water is required for normal operation from 0 °C to 110 °C. Purchase the low temperature option, consisting of a windowed vest and capability for liquid cooling, and operate the qX2x2/Cary5000 from 0 °C down to -40 °C. Purchase the extended temperature option to extend operation a little below -40 °C or above 110 °C to 150 °C. Control the qX2x2/Cary5000, using the TC 1B/Dual Temperature Controller included in the purchase price. For additional control and temperature monitoring, use Quantum Northwest’s computer control software, T-App, available for purchase. Alternatively, use an ADL program for temperature ramping with WinUV ADL Shell software.

Product Features

Rapid, precise Peltier temperature control
Precise stepper-motor-driven magnetic stirring
Dry gas purge for work at low temperature
Lid to improve temperature stability
Threaded inserts to mount windows or filters
Optical slit holders to control illuminated volume
Cuvette lifter for removal of cuvette
Probe input for sample temperature
Bases and posts for mounting in the spectrophotometer
NIST-traceable temperature calibration
ADL program for temperature ramping

  • Technical Specifications
    Number of cuvettes controlled
    2
    Typical use
    Absorbance (sample and reference)
    Standard cuvette size (outside)
    12.5 mm x 12.5 mm
    Optical ports per cuvette
    2
    Optical port dimensions
    12 mm high x 10 mm wide
    Cuvette z-height
    15 mm
    Windowed vest available
    yes
    Factory set temperature range
    -40 °C to +110 °C
    Temperature range easily achievable
    -5 °C to +110 °C
    Range with low temperature option
    -35 °C to +110 °C
    Range with extended temperature option
    -35 °C to +150 °C
    Temperature precision
    ±0.02 °C
    Thermistor probes accepted
    Probe/QNW3
    Magnetic stirring motor type
    Stepper under each cuvette
    Magnetic stirring speed range
    1-2500 rpm
    Default stirring speed
    1200 rpm
    Stirring speed best performance
    60-1800 rpm
  • Basic Package

    qX2x2 – Pair of temperature-controlled cuvette holders
    TC 1B/Dual – Dual-Channel Temperature Controller
    Base plates, posts and front panel
    NIST-traceable calibration and performance data
    ADL program for temperature ramping
    Two magnetic stir bars, tubing for dry gas and cables

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