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DataSecure (WI-FI) Connection Module & Data Safe
IviumBoost Potential/Current booster series for Ivium P/Gs
CompactStat.h power booster Integrated power booster for CompactStat.e
Plus module External power booster for CompactStat
MultiWE32 Multi-potentiostat module to control 32 WE's vs 1 CE/ 1 RE
True Linear Scan Smooth analog ramp option
BipotentioStat Second working electrode (WE2) option
Multiplexer    8 channels, stackable to 64 channels (sequential)
Peripheral Port Expander Break out box for analog and digital inputs&outputs
Peripheral Differential Amplifier Measures high-ohmic external voltages (ref, pH, etc.)
mPDA 2 channel mini PDA
FastScan/QuickScan Ultrafast data recorder & scan generator
Peripheral Level Transformer Adapter to increase voltage of analog I/O
Current Interrupt module Module for measuring the IR-drop via the current-interrupt technique.
ModuLight-module Programmable light source for photo-electrical research
IviSUN 1000 W/m2 programmable LED-light source
To check the compatibility of the various options and modules with your designated instrument click here.




DataSecure module
DataSecure_data-safe           DataSecure_wifi
The DataSecure module has been designed to fulfill 2 specific functions:
DataSecure: Connection:  
  • Data storage and back up
  • Never lose your data
  • WI-FI
  • LAN
  • USB
  • Remote/direct
The Ivium DataSecure module stores data from your entire on-going experiment, independent from your PC. Even if your computer fails, your data will be saved on the DataSecure module. Your data will never be lost. You can "log-on" at any time to stream the available data to your PC. And "log-off" to leave the potentiostat running, and take your laptop to continue work elsewhere.            The Ivium DataSecure module is the connection link between the Ivium potentiostat and your computer. The DataSecure can connect directly to your WI-FI network to be accessed from anywhere in the WI-FI covered area. Alternatively the DataSecure can also create its own hotspot. In this way password protected connection is possible. Direct (hard-wired) connection to your computer is also possible via both LAN and USB.
Brochure DataSecure    





The IviumBoost series of instruments are power boosters that have been designed to increase the potential and/or current of Ivium potentiostat/galvanostat/ZRAs. The booster is connected in front of the P/G in-line with the cell cable. The operation is fully integrated in the IviumSoft.

Available in the IviumBoost series:

  • ±100V @ ±0.6A
  • ±20V @ ±5A
  • ±10V @ ±10A
To check if a particular IviumBoost is compatible with your designated instrument, click here.  

The IviumBoost is a separate external instrument and has full potentiostat-galvanostat-ZRA capability. It can be purchased at the initial order of your Ivium potentiostat, but can of course also be ordered at a later time. For example when the emphasis of your research shifts to higher power requirements, an IviumBoost will be ideal to enhance the capability of your Ivium potentiostat.

IviumBoost hardware specifications


CompactStat.h power booster

To increase the power of the CompactStat.h an optional power booster can be integrated inside the housing of the CompactStat.h. This power booster can be ordered ex-factory, or when the need arises, at a later time.

The CompactStat.e power booster is available in the models:

● CompactStat.h10800
● CompactStat.h20250
● CompactStat.h10030

→    ±10V/±800mA
→    ±20V/±250mA    
→    ±100V/±30mA   

The integration of a power booster into the CompactStat.h will greatly increase the application possibilities. When available, an automatic selection will choose whether the power booster is activated or not:

      - when powered from USB the power booster is not activated;
      - when powered from adapter the power booster is automatically activated.

In this way the portable use of the USB powered CompactStat is preserved.

CompactStat.h with booster technical specifications

NOTE that the h10800, h20250 and h10030 power boosters are only available for the CompactStat.h. If you own an older CompactStat, you can order a Plus-module to increase the power (see below).




The Plus-module increases the power of the CompactStat. It connects in front of the CompactStat in-line with the cell cable, both together forming the CompactStatPlus. So, in order to operate a Plus-module a CompactStat is needed.

The Plus-module is available in two models:

plus module

● Plus
● Plus II

→    ±250mA@±20V
→    ±800mA@±8V/±500mA@±10V 

The Plus-module is a separate module that is designed to increase the power capacity of the CompactStat. This will allow the CompactStat to be used with full potentiostat power. The modularity of the Plus-module still allows the CompactStat to be used separately, thus not loosing any of its portable applications! Because of its power requirements the CompactStatPlus needs a power adapter that connects to the grid.

The CompactStatPlus has all the same features and accuracy of the separate CompactStat, but adds the 100 mA current range.

Plus-module technical Specifications




The MultiWE32 is a multi-potentiostat module that controls up to 32 WE's simultaneously vs. 1 CE and 1 RE! It is designed especially for applications with low power/current requirements, such as nanotechnology, sensor development, analytical electrochemistry, biotechnology, medical research, etc.

The MultiWE32 is an add-on module, either the IviumStat or the CompactStat are needed to operate it. A single unit can control 32 WE's, but 8 units can be stacked so that 256 WE's can be operated simultaneously (i.c.w. IviumStat)


This 32-channel potentiostat module can operate up to 32 working electrodes simultaneously that share a single counter electrode and reference electrode. That means that it applies a potential across all channels continuously! And the potentials for each working electrode have an independent programmable offset. During measurement all channels are sampled simultaneously. The maximum applied potential is determined by the controlling potentiostat (i.e. ±4 V for the CompactStat; ±10 V for the IviumStat; etc.)

Specs per channel:

● max. current: ±1 mA
● potential offset: max. ±2 V, 0.0625 mV resolution
● sequential or simultaneous mode

MultiWE32 technical specifications

Sales brochure MultiWE32



True Linear Scan (LinScan)

The True Linear Scan is a hardware option that applies a smooth analog ramp, instead of the standard staircase sweep. This hardware configuration is available on all IviumStats and CompactStats and can be fitted retrospectively via a software-key upgrade.

The True Linear Scan option is designed to be used in those cases where the nature and speed of the electrochemical reaction processes lead to information loss when a standard digital staircase signal is applied (fast transient behaviour, absorption, α-characteristics).

The Software parameters and scanlimits are identical to the standard staicase technique. Specific parameters:

● Scan range ±2 V, 0.125 mV resolution
● Scanrate 1 μV/s - 10.000 V/s
● Available in the techniques: LSV and CV



BipotentioStat (BiStat)

The bipotentiostat (BiStat) is a hardware option that enables a second working electrode (WE2) with programmable potential offset wrt RE or WE1. It is used for various applications, including rotating ring disc electrode (RRDE) measurements. The bipotentiostat is fully integrated in the potentiostatic Sweep and Transient methods. Its data is recorded simultaneously with the primary channel and can be represented in the same plot using a secondary axis, or in a separate plot. The maximum scanrate or minimum interval times are the same as for the primary channel

Specific parameters:
● 2 configurations ♦ "standard": WE2 at a fixed potential w.r.t. RE
  ♦ "scanning": WE2 at a fixed offset potential w.r.t. the primary WE
● Applied offset potential range ±2.0 V
● Applied potential resolution 0.0625 mV
● Compliance voltage ±2.0 V w.r.t. primary WE
● Maximum current ±30 mA
● Current ranges 1 pA to 10 mA in 11 ranges (lower 4 ranges use gain amplifier)
● Measured current resolution 0.076 % of current range, and 0.0000023% using gain amplifier
● Minimum current resolution 0.15 fA
● Data acquisition simultaneously with primary WE1, 100 kHz max.
● Programmable response filter 1 MHz, 100 kHz, 10 kHz, 1 kHz, 10 Hz




The Ivium Technologies electrochemical multiplexer can work individual cells with 2, 3 and 4 electrodes and a WE2 (BipotentioStat, optional). Each multiplexer has 8 channels and the multiplexer units can be stacked so that up to 64 channels can be controlled sequentially by a single potentiostat.

Ivium HiMUX multiplexer

Ivium Technologies can offer 2 types of multiplexers:
Each channel with its own electrometer; compliance ±5A and ±20V
Each channel switches with relays; can be used with any Ivium potentiostat
8 independent channels per module:
- WE, CE, RE, S, WE2, GND
Stackable up to 8 modules with a total of 64 channels
Technical specifications:
● Fast channel switching: Because no switches are connected to RE&S, there are no (dis-)charge currents when channels are switched. High impedance (reference-) electrodes require a long stabilization time after each switch. The HiMUX keeps RE&S always connected, and allows for fast channel switches without disturbing the electrochemical cells.
● Excellent high frequency performance: the design with independent active
electrometers allows the whole RE/S cable-length to be enclosed within driven shields. This results in a very low leakage capacitance, and measurements can be done in the high frequency range without performance loss compared to the un-multiplexed situation.
Each Electrometer: ♦ Input impedance: >1000 Gohm//<8 pF
  ♦ Bandwidth >16 MHz
● Maximum compliance WE & CE: 5A
● Automatic channel selection is integrated in the software.

8 independent channels per module:
- WE, CE, RE, S, WE2, GND
Stackable up to 8 modules with a total of 64 channels

In the uMUX each channel switches with relays and can be used with any Ivium potentiostat, including the 50V and 100V versions. The uMUX has the advantage of a lower price than the HiMUX.XR. Automatic channel selection is integrated in the software.



Peripheral Port Expander

The Peripheral Port Expander (PPE) is a connection box with 32 banana sockets (4mm) for easy connection to the various analog and digital inputs&outputs that are available in each Ivium potentiostat. The banana sockets are colour coded for easy recognition and include a
5 V, max. 100 mA power point. A DB37-data cable connects the PPE to the potentiostat.

PPE technical specifications




Peripheral Differential Amplifier

The Peripheral Differential Amplifier (PDA) module allows the simultaneous recording of differential bipolar high-ohmic external voltages, such as reference or pH meters. The PDA has 8 differential input channels, and it is stackable up to units with a total of 64 channels. The PDA module is powered from the grid via an adapter.
The PDA module is like the PPE module, it has the same appearance. However, instead of
8 analog inputs that just measure vs. gnd, the PDA module has 8 differential channels with high input impedance (> 10^12 Ohm) for measuring high-ohmic external voltages. Next to that the PDA module is a connection box for the various analog and digital inputs&outputs that are available in each Ivium potentiostat.


The module has 32 banana sockets (4mm) that are colour coded for easy recognition and include a 5 V, max. 100 mA power point. A DB37-data cable connects the PPE to the potentiostat.

Technical specifications:
● Each unit can record up to 8 differential channels
● Stackable up to 8 units with a total of 64 differential channels
● Differential measurement range: ±2.0 V
● Maximum common mode voltage: ±15 V
● Input impedance: > 10^12 Ohm

PDA technical specifications




The mPDA, or miniPDA, is a 2 channel version of the Peripheral Differential Amplifier (PDA). It has 2 analog inputs for simultaneous recording of differential bipolar high-ohmic external voltages, such as reference or pH meters. The mPDA is integrated in a cable that connects directly to the peripheral port.

The cable ends in 4 banana's (4mm) and is available in two different versions, one for the CompactStat/IviumStat and one for the sModule/Vertex (only if periph. port is available, for compatibility see also in the table).


Technical specifications:
● Each cable facilitates recording of  up to 2 differential channels
● Cable length 1.3m; 1 black/red banana pair for each channel
● Differential measurement range: ±10 V
● Maximum common mode voltage: ±12 V
● Input impedance: > 10^12 Ohm

mPDA Product Note




Ivium Technologies offers 2 modules for high speed signal application and data sampling. The FastScan is an external module that connects to the peripheral port of the potentiostat and a USB port of the computer. The QuickScan is placed inside the housing of the potentiostat. Both modules use a built-in memory for data storage before sending it to the PC. The functionality is integrated in IviumSoft in the techniques CA, CP and CV. 
Both the FastScan and the QuickScan are designed to be used in combination with an IviumStat or CompactStat.


FastScan module

QuickScan FastScan    
  • Max. acquisition speed
5 Msamples/s 20 Msamples/s    
  • Scan rate
1,000,000V/s 10,000,000V/s    
  • Measurement data memory
4,000,000 points 10,000,000 points    
  • Applied data memory
4,000,000 points 64,000 points    
  • Applied voltage range
±4V ±4V    
16 bit 16 bit    



Peripheral Level Transformer

The Peripheral Level Transformer (PLT) is an adapter module that increases the voltage of the analog inputs&outputs for easy communication with external devices. It is connected between the instrument and the periphery. All signals are passed through this module, and except level change of the analog inputs and outputs, it is fully compatible with the situation without PLT.
The IviumStat and CompactStat are equipped with a 37-pins expansion port that can be used to apply analog output signals and measure analog input signals. The standard input/output-range is 0 to +4V. The PLT adapter module can be used to extend this range. The PLT transforms the range of the analog inputs 1&2 to ±10V, and the analog outputs to 0 to +10V (or ±10V)

peripheral level transformer v1

peripheral level transformer v2

PLT product note



Current Interrupt module

The Current Interrupt Module (CIM) is an adapter module for measuring the IR-drop via the current-interrupt technique. This device connects in-line with the cell-cable of the potentiostat.


CIM product note

current interrupt module




ModuLight module

The ModuLight-module is a programmable light source that has been specifically designed to investigate photo-electrical devices, such as solar cells. The add-on module will operate in combination with the IviumStat and CompactStat, through the peripheral I/O-port.

The ModuLight, by default, contains 7 LEDs with wavelengths ranging from 460-740 nm. On request LEDs can be exchanged for others from the same product range.

During operation an LED can be programmatically selected. The sinewave generator of the potentiostat can then be used to modulate the light intensity of the LED with a frequency of  10µHz to 2MHz. Using the extensive Solar cell applications that are included in the Ivium software allow a full characterization of the solar cell. The functionality includes E/I curves as function of the light intensity, IMVS/IMPS, and solar cell modelling resulting in all characteristic values of the studied object.


ModuLight product note

Sales brochure ModuLight






The Ivium Technologies IviSUN is a programmable light source designed to be capable of a light intensity equal to the 1 sun standard, i.e. 1,000 W/m2. Its light intensity can be fixed manually, or modulated using the FRA output of your Ivium potentiostat.


  • Stand alone:    The light intensity can be manually fixed at 0 - 125% output
  • Remote:    Controlled from your IviumStat or CompactStat. The light intensity can be fixed  or modulated (using the FRA output of your potentiostat). The IviSUN control and data analysis are fully integrated in the IviumSoft.

The IviSUN instrument consists of 1) a base that houses the power supply, instrument controls and display window, and 2) a separate light box that connects to the base via a 1.5m cable. The light box houses the actual light source, anc can be positioned freely with respect to the base of the instrument. It contains a high density LED array with an area of 15 x 15 cm (= 5.9 x 5.9 inch).


IviSUN brochure




Compatibily of P/G instruments and options/modules:

compatibility table