Bio-Rad Gene Pulser, Capacitance Extender, Pulse Controller, Shocking chamber



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The Gene Pulser apparatus is a pulse generator which uses capacitor discharge to produce controlled exponential pulses for cell electroporation. The unit is capable of
producing pulses of up to 2,500 volts at over 125 amperes. Pulses with field strengths of
up to 12,500 V/cm can be generated in the 0.2 cm cuvette (catalog number 165-2086), or pulses of up to 6,250 V/cm can be generated in the 0.4 cm cuvette (catalog number 165- 2088).

The unit provides digital read-out of the voltage and capacitance settings. After a
pulse is delivered, the actual voltage and resistance-capacitance (RC) time constant are
automatically measured and may be displayed.

The Gene Pulser apparatus contains a power supply and capacitors of 0.25, 1.0, 3.0,
and 25.0 microfarads (µF). Connectors at the rear of the Gene Pulser apparatus allow the
use of the optional Capacitance Extender (catalog number 165-2087). The Capacitance
Extender contains capacitors of 125, 250, 500, and 960 µF. These larger capacitors have
a maximum voltage limit of 450 volts. The Gene Pulser apparatus and Capacitance
Extender are recommended for electroporation of most eukaryotic cells, including
mammalian cells and plant protoplasts.




  • Bio-Rad Gene Pulser (Model# 1652076)
  • Bio-Rad Capacitance Extender (Model# 1652087)
  • Bio-Rad Pulse Controller (Model# 1652089)
  • Bio-Rad Shocking chamber
  • Interconnect wires
  • Power cord



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