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BTX ECM 399 Electroporator

SKU: BIO45-0000


The BTX ECM 399 electroporator is suitable for the transformation of bacteria and yeast cells, and ideal for research and academic laboratories.

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The economical BTX ECM 399 is an exponential decay wave electroporation generator specifically designed to deliver the field strengths and pulse lengths required for the simple transformation of bacteria and yeast cells. In low voltage mode, the ECM 399 has a limited capability for transfecting some mammalian cell lines.

System comprises: ECM 399 Generator, PEP, Cuvettes 1 mm, 2 mm, 4 mm, pk 30 (10 each) and Cuvette Rack 660.


  • Ideal for Gram negative bacteria and plant cells
  • High transformation efficiencies
  • Easy to use and cost effective
  • Compact and portable
  • Internal self-test upon start-up


Display Type                 16-character liquid crystal LCD backlit

Controls                       Single rotary knob with push button toggle to set parameters, On/Off power and Start switches

Interface                       Digital


Input                            110V / 220V Universal

Charge Time                 5 sec maximum (without delay)

Voltage Range               LV Mode: 2 – 500V / 2V resolution; HV Mode: 10 – 2,500V / 10V resolution

Capacitance                  LV Mode: 1,050µF fixed; HV Mode: 36µF fixed

Resistance                    LV Mode: 150ohm fixed, HV Mode: 150ohm fixed

Maximum Voltage Output         2,500 Volts Peak

Maximum Pulse Length             125ms at 500V peak or 5ms at 2,500V peak

Safety                                       Generator short circuit proof


Operating Conditions    10°C to 40°C, 60%RH

Power Source Voltage   100 to 240VAC, 50 to 60Hz, CAT I

Fusing                          2.5A, T rating 250V


Dimensions (WxDxH)     9.1″ x 7.7″ x 4.3″

Weight                         3.2kg

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BTX ECM 399 Electroporator

BTX ECM 399 Electroporator