Zahner PP211 Potentiostat



The PP211 is a 4-quadrant power potentiostat designed to apply and sink high currents up to ±10A at a volatge range of ±20V. The total power dissipation of the PP211 is 200W.


The PP-Series potentiostats are controlled by an EPC42, a plug-in module for the Electrochemical Workstations IM6 and Zennium. Due to the built-in microprocessor, each EPC42 can address up to four PPSeries potentiostats. Up to four EPC42 cards can be installed in an IM6 or an Zennium. In total, up to 16 PPs can be controlled by one IM6/Zennium. Each potentiostat will hold the control parameters from one access to the next one, so that no potential or current disturbances can occur while scanning the potentiostats. If series measurements are performed with more than one PP-Series potentiostat, spectra are taken from all modules in a definable order.

The PP-Series is embedded completely in the IM6/Zennium environment. Thus, all acquisition and analysis techniques that run on the IM6/Zennium can be applied with the power potentiostats as well. The installation of one or more PP-Series potentiostat will upgrade your IM6/Zennium to an even more versatile, high-current electrochemical workstation.

The PP-Series potentiostats can also be controlled by a Windows®-PC. In this case they provide methods, summarized in the table below. They also work as a LabView® Virtual Instrument under the LabView® software. To implement the PP-Series potentiostats into existing test environment, a supporting DLL is available on demand.

You can control the PP-Series potentiostats in a mixed mode with an IM6/Zennium and a PC in parallel. Both devices can be connected and disconnected during operation.

Supported methods with IM6/Zennium

Software module

Impedance spectroscopy


Simulation & model fitting


Cyclic voltammetry


Polarisation curves


Multicell multitasking voltammetry


Arbitrary current/potential/time meas.


Capacity/potential measurements


Automatic series measurements


Supported methods with PC

Test Sampling

U vs. time, I vs. time

Current Potential Curves (U/I)

Cyclic Voltammetry, CV at OCP

Charging/Discharging, Battery Cycling

LabView® Virtual Instrument

DLL support available

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PP211 Power Potentiostat 20 V / 10 A



Operating modes


Potential range

±20 V

Potential accuracy

±0.1% / ±2 mV

Current range

0 A … ±10 A

Current accuracy

±0.25 % / ±1 mA

Output power

200 W

Frequency range

10µHz - 200kHz

Impedance range

1µ Ω - 1 kΩ

Ambient temperature

0oC … 30oC


364 x 160 x 376 mm


10 kg

System requirements

IM6/Zennium+EPC42 or PC

More Information

Brochure PP2x1

Download the latest brochure about ZAHNER PP2x1...
PDF-Document b_pp.pdf (PDF)

Manual PP-Series / EL / XPOT

Download the latest manual about ZAHNER PP2x1/XPot...
PDF-Document m_ppxpot.pdf (PDF)

PP-Inspector V6.4 (PC Software)

Download the latest version of PP-Inspector software...
Setup-Program PPInspector_64.exe (Setup)

Manual PP-Inspector

Download the latest manual about PP-Inspector software...
PDF-Document m_ppinspector.pdf (PDF)



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