Autolab PGSTAT204

Autolab PGSTAT204
Order number: PGSTAT204

The PGSTAT204 combines the small footprint with a modular design. The instrument includes a base potentiostat/galvanostat with a compliance voltage of 20 V and a maximum current of 400 mA or 10 A in combination with the BOOSTER10A. The potentiostat can be expanded at any time with one additional module, for example the FRA32M electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) module.

The PGSTAT204 is an affordable instrument which can be located anywhere in the lab. Analog and digital inputs/outputs are available to control Autolab accessories and external devices are available. The PGSTAT204 includes a built-in analog integrator. In combination with the powerful NOVA software it can be used for most of the standard electrochemical techniques.

  • Tech specs
  • Documents
  • Included parts
  • Opt. equipment
Analog integrator true
Compliance voltage range in volt 20
Current resolution 0.0003 % of current range
Dimensions in mm (W/H/D) 150/200/260
Dimensions remark without cables
Input impedance in Ohm 100 G
Maximum bandwidth in Hz 1 M
Maximum current in ampère 0.4
Maximum number of channels 1
Maximum number of modules 1
Modular instrument true
Multichannel instrument false
Number of current ranges 8.0
Number of current ranges remarks 10 nA to 100 mA
Potential and current accuracy 0.2% or 0.2% of current range
Potential range in volt 10
Potential resolution 3 µV (gain 100)
Weight of the instrument in kg 4.1

Download the complete Scope of Delivery and Optional Accessories for as PDF:

  • Set of crocodile clamps
    Set of crocodile clamps

    Set of four (2 black, 2 red) crocodile clamps, for connections to electrodes in the electrochemical cell.

    1 piece(s)

  • Autolab dummy cell
    Autolab dummy cell

    Dummy cell for instrument testing.

    1 piece(s)

  • Power cable
    Power cable

    Standard power cable for Autolab instruments and accessories.

    1 piece(s)

  • Standard USB cable
    Standard USB cable

    Standard USB cable for Autolab instruments.

    1 piece(s)

  • Cell cable
    Cell cable

    Standard cell cable, 1.5 m, with connection for counter electrode (CE), reference electrode (RE), sense electrode (S), working electrode (WE) and ground for M101/M204/PGSTAT204.

    1 piece(s)

  • Advanced software for electrochemical research
    Advanced software for electrochemical research

    NOVA is the package designed to control all the Autolab instruments with USB interface.

    Designed by electrochemists for electrochemists and integrating over two decades of user experience and the latest .NET software technology, NOVA brings more power and more flexibility to your Autolab potentiostat/galvanostat.

    NOVA offers the following unique features:

    • Powerful and flexible procedure editor
    • Clear overview of relevant real-time data
    • Powerful data analysis and plotting tools
    • Integrated control for external devices like Metrohm Liquid Handling devices

    1 piece(s)

Download the complete Scope of Delivery and Optional Accessories for as PDF:

  • Field case for PGSTAT204
    Field case for PGSTAT204

    The PGSTAT204 field case is designed to conveniently store or carry the Autolab PGSTAT204 and its components. The field case for PGSTAT204 provides room for the PGSTAT204, power cable, dummy cell, cell cable, monitor cable, NOVA Getting Started Manual and NOVA installation CD.

  • Dual mode bipotentiostat module
    Dual mode bipotentiostat module

    The BA is a dual-mode bipotentiostat module that converts the Autolab into a double channel potentiostat with which measurements on 2 working electrodes can be performed sharing the same counter and reference electrode.

    In the Bipotentiostat mode, a fixed potential is applied to the second channel (second Working Electrode) while applying a potential step or a sweep to the first channel (first Working Electrode). In the Scanning Bipotentiostat mode, a potential offset with respect to the first channel is applied to the second channel.

  • Booster10A

    The Booster10A module increases the maximum current of the PGSTAT100N, PGSTAT128N, PGSTAT302N, PGSTAT204 or M204 to 10 Ampere. The compliance voltage of the system is 20 V in combination with the Booster10A.

    With its fast response time, the Autolab Booster10A has been optimized to perform electrochemical impedance measurements, in combination with the FRA32M module, on fuel cells, batteries and super-capacitors. The booster is able to handle active as well as passive cells. The Booster10A can be used to measure the charge and discharge characteristics of super-capacitors, perform measurements on fuel cells or perform DC or AC measurements on large area electrodes.

  • Monitor cable for M101/M204/PGSTAT204
    Monitor cable for M101/M204/PGSTAT204

    Monitor cable for M101/M204/PGSTAT204, providing connections for analog outputs (Eout, iout and Vout) and input (Vin).

  • Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Microbalance module
    Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Microbalance module

    The EQCM module provides the means to perform Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Microbalance experiments. The EQCM module measures a mass change per unit area by recording the change in resonant frequency of a quartz crystal oscillator.

    Measurements in the sub μg/cm2 are possible. The EQCM can be fitted with 6 MHz, AT-cut crystals.

    The EQCM module is supplied with a suitable electrochemical cell, reference and counter electrode and two 6 MHz gold-coated crystals.

  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy module
    Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy module

    The FRA32M provides the means to perform impedance and electrochemical impedance measurements in combination with the Autolab. This module allows one to perform both potentiostatic and galvanostatic impedance measurements over a wide frequency range of 10 µHz to 32 MHz (limited to 1 MHz in combination with the Autolab PGSTAT). In addition to the classical EIS, the NOVA software also allows the users to modulate other outside signals such as rotation speed of a rotating disk electrode or the frequency of a light source to perform Electro-hydrodynamic or Photo-modulated impedance spectroscopy.

    The FRA32M module comes with a powerful fit and simulation software for the analysis of impedance data.

  • Interface for PAR303/303A
    Interface for PAR303/303A

    The IME303 is used to control the PAR303 mercury electrode for electroanalytical measurement.

  • Interface for Metrohm 663 VA Stand
    Interface for Metrohm 663 VA Stand

    Interface for Metrohm 663 VA Stand.

  • Multiplexer module
    Multiplexer module

    The MUX module series allows you to perform electrochemical experiments on multiple cells or multiple working electrodes, sequentially. The cell to perform measurement on can be selected either manually or automatically using the sequencing option of NOVA. Metrohm Autolab offers two types of MUX modules.

    • MUX.MULTI4 - Used to multiplex all four connections from the Autolab. This allows sequential measurements on complete electrochemical cells, up to 64 cells with increments of 4.
    • MUX.SCNR16 - Used to multiplex the working electrode connection of the Autolab. This allows sequential measurements on cells that share the same counter, reference and sense electrode but different working electrode, up to 255 different working electrodes with increments of 16.
    • MUX.SCNR8 - Used to multiplex the reference and sense electrode connections of the Autolab. This allows sequential voltage sensing across different electrochemical cells, up to 128 cells with increments of 8.
  • Voltage and pH measurement module
    Voltage and pH measurement module

    The pX1000 allows the measurements of pH or pX values during electrochemical experiments. This module also provides an additional Pt1000 input which allows recording of the temperature during the experiments, either through a Pt1000 sensor or through a combined pH/Pt1000 sensor. The temperature measurement allows automatic pH corrections.

    The pX1000 module can also be used as an additional differential electrometer, with the same specifications as the main Autolab electrometer. The pX1000 module is compatible with the Metrohm pH and temperature sensors.

    The user can connect any pH, pX or ‘double’ electrode to the pX1000 module. In case an electrode other than a pH electrode is used, the output is given as the voltage difference that is measured between the electrodes making it possible to connect a detection electrode to perform coulometric titration. The pX1000 module also works as an independent pH meter.

  • Software development kit
    Software development kit

    The Autolab Software Development Kit (Autolab SDK) is designed to control the Autolab instrument from different external applications such as LabVIEW, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), scripting etc. With the Autolab SDK the external application can be used to measure complete procedures or control individual Autolab modules.

    In order to use the Autolab SDK from other applications, these applications must have the possibility to use .NET assemblies or in the case of 'older' applications to use COM assemblies. How to integrate these assemblies is explained in the manual of the application.

    The Autolab SDK is compatible with Autolab NOVA however it does not require NOVA to be installed.