Model 1100C Series Power Potentiostat/Galvanostat


The Model 1100C series power potentiostat/galvanostat is designed for electrochemical applications that require relatively large current and high compliance voltage, such as battery studies, corrosion, electrolysis, and electroplating. The potential control range is ±10 V, the current range is ±2 A, and the compliance voltage is ±25 V. The instrument contains a high speed digital function generator, a fast data acquisition system, current signal filters, iR compensation circuitry, a potentiostat, and a galvanostat (1140C only). The function generator can update at a 10 MHz rate, and the maximum sampling rate is 1 MHz at 16-bit resolution. The 1100C series is capable of measuring current down to tens of picoamperes. The steady state current of a 10 μm disk electrode can be readily measured without external adapters. The instrument provides a very wide dynamic range of experimental time scales. For instance, the scan rate in cyclic voltammetry can be up to 1000 V/s with a 0.1 mV potential increment, or 5000 V/s with a 1 mV potential increment. The potentiostat/galvanostat uses a 4-electrode configuration, allowing it to be used for liquid/liquid interface measurements and eliminating the effect of the contact resistance of connectors and relays for high current measurements. The data acquisition systems allow an external input signal (such as spectroscopic) to be recorded simultaneously with electrochemical data.

The model 1100C series is the latest upgrade to our model 1100 series. The major improvement is very stable and accurate potential control.

The 1100C series has a USB port (default) and a serial port for data communication with the PC. You can select either USB or serial (but not both) by changing a switch setting on the rear panel of the instrument.

16-bit highly stable bias circuitry has been added for current or potential bias. This allows wider dynamic range in AC measurements. It can also be used to re-zero the DC current output.

We provide several different models in the 1100C series. The following table compares the different models. Other than what is listed, the specifications and features of these models are identical. Models 1100C/1110C are basic models, while Model 1140C is a more advanced model with a galvanostat.


Model 1100C Series Specifications - for older series (1100A, etc.), contact us.


Galvanostat (1140C only)

Potential range: -10 to 10 V

Applied potential resolution: 0.0015% of potential range

Applied potential accuracy: ±2 mV, ±0.02% of scale

Potentiostat rise time: < 2 μs

Compliance voltage: ± 25 V

3- or 4-electrode configuration

Current range: ± 2 A

Reference electrode input impedance: 1x1012 ohm

Sensitivity scale: 1x10-12 - 0.1 A/V in 12 ranges

Input bias current: < 50 pA

Current measurement resolution: < 1 pA

Potential update rate: 10 MHz

Data acquisition: 16-bit @ 1 MHz

External voltage signal recording channel

External potential input

Automatic and manual iR compensation

Potential and current analog output

RDE control voltage output:  0-10V (1130C and up)

CV and LSV scan rate:  0.000001 to 5000 V/s

Potential increment during scan:  0.1 mV @ 1000 V/s

CA and CC pulse width:  0.0001 to 1000 s

CA and CC Steps: 320

DPV and NPV pulse width:  0.001 to 10 s

SWV frequency:  1 to 100 kHz

CA and i-t sample interval: minimum 1 μs

ACV frequency: 0.1 Hz to 10 kHz

SHACV frequency: 0.1 Hz to 5 kHz

Automatic potential and current zeroing

Signal low-pass filters, covering 8-decade frequency range, Automatic and manual setting

Potential and current analog output

Cell control: purge, stir, knock

Current low-pass filters, covering 8-decade frequency range, Automatic and manual setting

Flash memory for quick software update

USB or serial port selectable for data communication

Maximum data length:  128K-4096K selectable

Chassis dimensions:  14.25”(W) x 9.25 ”(D) x 4.75”(H)

Weight:  17 lb.            

Chronopotentiometric measurement

Chronopotentiometric measurement

Model Comparison

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Functions 1100C 1110C 1120C 1130C 1140C

Cyclic Voltammetry (CV)

Linear Sweep Voltammetry (LSV) &

Staircase Voltammetry (SCV) #,&




Tafel Plot (TAFEL)




Chronoamperometry (CA)


Chronocoulometry (CC)


Differential Pulse Voltammetry (DPV) #,&


Normal Pulse Voltammetry (NPV) #,&


Differential Normal Pulse Voltammetry (DNPV)#,&





Square Wave Voltammetry (SWV) &



AC Voltammetry (ACV) #,&,$




2nd Harmonic AC Voltammetry (SHACV) #,&,$




Amperometric i-t Curve (i-t)




Differential Pulse Amperometry (DPA)





Double Differential Pulse Amperometry (DDPA)





Triple Pulse Amperometry (TPA)





Bulk Electrolysis with Coulometry (BE)


Sweep-Step Functions (SSF)





Multi-Potential Steps (STEP)





Chronopotentiometry (CP)





Chronopotentiometry with Current Ramp (CPCR)





Multi-Current Steps (ISTEP)





Potentiometric Stripping Analysis (PSA)





Open Circuit Potential - Time (OCPT)






RDE control (0-10V output)





CV simulation program

iR Compensation

External Potential Input

Auxiliary Signal Measurement Channel

#: Corresponding polarographic mode can be performed.

&: Corresponding stripping mode can be performed.

○: Limited version

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