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product design

ELx808 Absorbance Reader

Technical Details


Detection modes Absorbance
Read methods End point, kinetic, linear scanning
Microplate types 96-well plates
Temperature control 4-Zone incubation to 50 °C
+0.2 °C at 37 °C
Shaking Linear
Software Gen5 Software included
Gen5 Secure for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance (option)
Gen5 IVD (option)


Light source Tungsten halogen
Detector photodiode
Wavelength selection filters
Wavelength range 380 to 900 nm
340 to 900 nm (ELx808IU)
Dynamic range 0 to 4.0 OD
Resolution 0.001 OD
Pathlength correction no
Filter wheel capacity 6 positions
Filters supplied 4 filters (5 with UV option)
OD accuracy < 1% at 2.5 OD
OD linearity <1% at 2.5 OD
< 2% at 3.5 OD
OD repeatability < 0.5% at 2.5 OD
< 1.5% at 3.5 OD
Reading speed (kinetic) 96 wells: 8 seconds

Physical Characteristics

Power 100 - 240 Volts AC. 50/60 Hz
Dimensions 15.5"W x 16"D x 8.75"H
Weight 30 lbs (13.6 kg)


Regulatory CE and TUV marked. RoHS Compliant. Models for In Vitro Diagnostic use are available.