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TC-3000X and TC-3000G Thermal Cyclers

The TC-3000X personal cycler is based on the unrivalled and reliable TC-3000. It is ideal for those laboratories that need just that little bit more, with its expanded sample capacity to accommodate 30x0.5ml or 48x0.2ml tubes or for covenience, a 48-well plate.

• Increased sample capacity: the footprint remains the same, only 561cm2, but the capacity increases to 48x0.2ml or 30x0.5ml tubes
• Adjustable heated lid: the heated lid can now be adjusted for use with all PCR tubes, strip tubes or 48-well plates sealed with sealing mats
• Rapid heating rate: utilizing the latest Peltier technology, the TC-3000X has a heating ramp rate of 3.3°C/sec and a cooling rate of 2.0°C/sec
• Fast-track programming: modern intuitive programming and ready-to-go templates means creating even the most complicated protocols is simple
• PC control & networking: the TC-3000X can be linked together with other Techne cyclers; up to 32 cyclers can be networked to one computer

The world's smallest gradient cycler, the TC-3000G will hold half a 96-well plate, in a horizontal format so that it offers 8 columns for annealing temperature optimization and 6 rows for optimizing reagents such as MgCl2 and primer concentrations. Annealing temperatures can be optimized over a 15°C gradient between the temperatures of 20 and 80°C. It can also accommodate 30x0.5ml and 48x0.2ml block formats.

All the features of the TC-3000 and TC-3000X plus...

• Gradient block: a gradient of up to 15°C between the temperatures of 20 and 80°C can be set, allowing any protocol to be optimized within a single experiment
• New software: enables a gradient to be added to any temperature step of the program
• Gradient calculator: the gradient calculator function displays the temperature for each of the 8 columns, ensuring easy replication of thermal conditions

Technical Specifications

Parameters TC-3000X TC-3000G
0.5ml block capacity 30 30
0.2ml block capacity 48 48
Temperature range 4°C to 99°C 4°C to 99°C
Maximum ramp rate 3.3°C/sec 3.3°C/sec
Gradient range NA 20°C to 80°C
Maximum gradient NA 15°C
Block uniformity at 50°C ±0.2°C ±0.2°C
Peltiers per block 6 6
selec table heatd lid temperature 100°C to 115°C 100°C to 115°C
Heated lid enable/disable Yes Yes
No. of programs 80 80
Programming display 4-line alphanumeric 4-line alphanumeric
Auto restart on power failure Yes Yes
Dimensions L x W x H 330 x 170 x 190mm (13 x 6.7 x 7.5") 330 x 170 x 190mm (13 x 6.7 x 7.5")
Voltage 230/115V/100V 50-60Hz 230/115V/100V 50-60Hz
Power 230W 230W
Shipping weight 6kg (13.2lbs) 6kg (13.2lbs)

Ordering Information

Product Code Description
FTC3X/02 TC-3000X thermal cycler for 48 x 0.2ml microtubes, 100V/115V/230V
FTC3X/05 TC-3000X thermal cycler for 30 x 0.5ml microtubes, 100V/115V/230V
FTC3G/02 TC-3000G gradient thermal cycler for 48 x 0.2ml microtubes, 100V/115V/230V
FTC3G/05 TC-3000G gradient thermal cycler for 30 x 0.5ml microtubes, 100V/115V/230V
FTC3X/02/B TC-3000X block for 48 x 0.2ml microtubes
FTC3X/05/B TC-3000X block for 30 x 0.5ml microtubes
FTC3G/02/B TC-3000G gradient block for 48 x 0.2ml microtubes
FTC3G/05/B TC-3000G gradient block for 30 x 0.5ml microtubes

The TC-3000X and TC-3000G thermal cyclers come with a 4 year warranty (on unit and blocks)

Purchase of this instrument conveys a limited non-transferable immunity from suit for the purchaser's own internal research and development and applied fields other than human in vitro diagnostics under non-real-time thermal cycler patents of Applied Biosystems LLC.

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