Temperature Controlled Dry Bath



Supplied with a temperature probe to insert directly into the sample or into the sample block, the EchoTherm Model IC50, Peltier driven, Chilling/Heating Dry Bath, senses the sample temperature or sample block temperature directly and sends that information to the unit to drive and control the temperature exactly where set. A sensor in the heater plate allows the user to set the plate temperature and use the probe to monitor the sample.


The unit displays and controls temperature to ±0.1°C. It can freeze, chill or heat samples from -10.0 to 110.0°C in assay plates, centrifuge tubes of all sizes, vials, test tubes, and most any other sample container. It is particularly well suited to the molecular biology lab for doing hybridizations, sample prep for PCR, ligations, enzyme reactions, and deactivations and much more. 


Model IC50 has digital display and timer for days, hours, minutes, and seconds up to 30 days, a surface hot indicator lamp, a data logger, and RS232 I/O port to control the unit by computer or to record data.


The compact unit measures 6.5 by 8.75 by 3.5 in. It comes complete with 100 watt chiller/heater module, universal power supply, AC line cord, and instructions. A variety of over 30 standard sample blocks may be ordered as accessories. Special blocks can be made for any container in as little as 3 weeks.


Range-10.0 to 110.0°C (without sample blocks)
Sensor TypePlatinum RTD built into plate and probe
Controller TypePID
Range1 second to 99 hours, 50 minutes and 59 seconds 
Readability1 second
Audible AlarmYes, alarm sounds for 1 minute. Timer counts up until turned off.
Auto-OffYes, user settable.
Heater/ChillerPeltier, 100 watts
Operating Voltages100 to 265 VAC, 50/60 Hz input to universal power supply. 12 VDC output to chiller/heater module.
Power Consumption100 watts maximum
Power SwitchYes, for 12 VDC into heater/chiller module



  • Energy-efficient Peltier design
  • Digital control to 0.1°C from -10.0 to 110.0°C w/o sample block
  • Accurate to +/- 0.2°C
  • Control plate surface with internal sensor
  • Control sample block directly with temperature probe provided
  • Control solution directly with temperature probe provided
  • Control at ambient
  • Hot surface indicator. Red LED on front panel illuminates at 50°C
  • 99-hour count down timer with audible alarm and user settable Auto-Off
  • RS232 I/O port for computer control or data collection
  • More than 30 standard sample blocks available
  • Two-line, 16-character per line, backlit, alphanumeric display
  • Universal power supply provided for use anywhere in the world
  • UL, CSA, and CE compliant
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