The Vertex is an entry level potentiostat/galvanostat with optional FRA/EIS and optional I/O port. Its price easily matches its application in educational and applied electrochemistry. A complete suite of IviumSoft control and data processing software is included (for Windows based PC’s).


Available in various configurations:

±1A @ ±10V

– 8 current ranges: 10nA to 100mA (1A, 10A)
– WE/RE/S/CE 4-electrode configuration
– Floating operation
– Data acquisition rate 100 kHz
– Optional:

# FRA/EIS: 10µHz to 1MHz

System Performance: Standard (100mA/10V)
Current compliance ±100 mA
Maximum output Voltage ±10 V
Potentiostat Bandwidth >500 kHz
Stability settings High Speed, Standard, and High Stability
Programmable response filter 1 MHz , 100 kHz , 10 kHz , 1 kHz , 10 Hz
Signal acquisition dual channel 16 bit ADC, 100.000 samples/sec
Applied potential range ±10 V, at 0.333mV resolution
Applied potential accuracy 0.2%, or 2 mV
Current ranges ±10 nA to ±100 mA (±1A, ±10A)
Measured current resolution 0.015% of current range, minimum 1.5pA
Measured current accuracy 0.2%
Applied current resolution 0.033% of applied current range
Applied current accuracy 0.2%
Potential ranges ±10 mV, ±100 mV, ±1 V, ±10 V (±20V)
Measured potential resolution 0.004% of potential range, minimum 0.4µV
Measured potential accuracy 0.2%, or 2mV
Impedance Analyser (optional)
Frequency range 10µHz to 1MHz
Amplitude 0.015mV to 1.0V, or 0.03% to 100% of current range
DC offset 16 bit dc offset subtraction, and 2 dc-decoupling filters
Special functions
Ohmic drop compensation 2 V/current range, 16 bits resolution
Input impedance >100 Gohm //<20pF
Input bias current <20 pA
Bandwidth >5 MHz
Peripheral connections
Shared Analog input/output user selectable:
– analog input: ±10V, 16 bits resolution, or
– analog output: ±10V, 16 bits resolution
bandwidth 40 kHz
Power requirements 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz, 700mA (supply included)
Interfacing USB
Size w x d x h = 13 x 27 x 4cm
Weight 1.5 kg
PC requirements Windows XP/7/8/10, with free USB port


Other models

Vertex* 1A 5A 10A 2A
System performance: 1A/10V 5A/10V 10A/10V 2A/20V
Current compliance ±1A ±5A ±10A ±2A
Additional current ranges ±10A ±10A ±10A
Maximum output voltage ±10V ±10V ±10V ±10V
Maximum compliance voltage ±10V ±10V ±10V ±20V
Peripheral port as standard see below** see below** see below**
Power requirements as standard 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 2A 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 4A 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 2A
Size (w x d x h) as standard 15 x 36 x 4.5cm 15 x 36 x 4.5cm 15 x 36 x 4.5cm
Weight 1.5kg 2kg 3kg 2kg
*) all other specs same as standard model


**) Peripheral connections:
2 Aanalog in
1 Analog out
1 Digital input, 3 Digital outputs
±10V, 16 bits res., bandwidth 40kHz
±10V, 16 bits res.
0 to +5V
I-out and E-out
Channel-X and Channel-Y inputs
analog monitor for cell current and potential
±0.5V sinewave, 10µHz-1MHz with var. att.
±4V: to record impedance from peripheral devices


The Vertex is controlled via Ivium’s own IviumSoft. This versatile, yet intuitive software, allows instrument control, data management and analysis, peripheral instrument control, etc. IviumSoft can also interface with and be controlled from LabVIEWTM, C++, Delphi, etc. A full suite of IviumSoft is standard included with each instrument.