Digital Chilling/Heating Dry Bath with Probe

SKU: IC50 Category:

Chill and heat biological samples from -10.0°C to 110.0°C (without sample block). Control the heating plate with internal temperature sensor, or control the sample block or the solution in a vessel directly using the temperature probe provided. Have precise sample control, even at ambient temperature, in your lab or in the field on a compact, versatile and inexpensive electronic chilling/heating dry bath.

Price: $ 1925.00

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Data Sheet

Programming Manual

User Manual


The completely solid-state EchoTherm™ IC50 Digital Electronic Chilling/Heating Dry Bath is compact, versatile, reliable and easy to use. Simply use the UP or DOWN arrows on the front panel membrane switch to set the temperature desired and the unit will go to that temperature.

The chilling/heating surface is a 2.875” (7.3 cm) x 4.375” (11.1 cm) aluminum plate that is very flat for optimal contact with your sample or sample block. When unloaded, the plate surface will reach below 0°C in under two minutes. It will also heat to 37°C in approximately 1 minute. This rate of chilling or heating may vary with the load (sample aluminum block) on the plate. For instance, temperatures down to 4.0°C can be reached on a solid aluminum block as large as 4” (10.2 cm) x 3” (7.6 cm) x 6” (15.2 cm) in well less than one hour. When insulated (ask us about this), these large blocks can be driven below 0°C. Temperature gradients from the center to the edge of any aluminum block mentioned will be less than 0.3°C at any temperature.

A sample cover is available for most assay plates and most aluminum blocks and other samples. These blocks and covers are available as accessories (see below).


  • Energy-efficient Peltier design
  • Digital control to 0.1°C from -10.0C to 110.0°C w/o sample block
  • Temperature settable and stable to 0.1C from -10.0C to 110.0C
  • Accurate to +/- 0.2C
  • 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 50C and above
  • 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
  • 12-month warranty
  • Universal power supply provided for use anywhere in the world
  • UL, CSA, and CE compliant


  • Maintaining 14°C for ligation reactions
  • Enzyme reactions and deactivations
  • Maintaining 17°C for storing oocytes
  • Hybridizations
  • PCR sample preparation
  • Reagent chilling at 4.0C with insulated blocks for 15, 50, 250, 2-250, and 500ml centrifuge tubes
  • Storing samples at ice bucket temperatures
  • Incubate samples in 96-well and 384-well assay plates, or in aluminum blocks holding 0.2 ml, 0.5 ml, 1.5 ml, 15 ml, 50 ml centrifuge tubes, test tubes and vials of all sizes
  • Storing enzymes or DNA libraries at your work station
  • Reagent chilling in insulated vessels as large as 250 ml
  • Freezing and storing most any small sample at your workstation
  • General molecular biology applications

Full Product Specifications

Range-10.0°C 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
Chilling/Heating Module Dimensions
Width6.5” (16.5 cm)
Depth8.75” (22.23 cm)
Height4.0” (10.16 cm)
Power Supply Dimensions
Length6.5” (16.5 cm)
Height3.2” (8.1 cm)
Width2.2” (5.6 cm)
Weight (power supply & chiller/heater module)6.5 lbs (2.9 kg)

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