Changing the current convention during acquisition (Framework version 4.10 or newer):
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to questions that go beyond setup and basic device information.
We have seen several examples where a customer has recorded an open circuit voltage of 3, 4, or even 5 volts when running EIS on a coated sample. The Eoc values that were recorded in these experiments are probably not real Eoc readings. For very, very good coatings, such as the ones that these researchers were studying, we recommended that the potentiostatic EIS measurement be done at a potential vs. Eref, not vs. Eoc. The Eoc values are often not related to the coating or to the substrate: They are a function of the length of time the potentiostat has been connected to the cell.
After updating Framework you may be prompted to update the firmware on your instruments. To begin, make sure the instruments that need a firmware update are powered on and connected to the computer via the USB cable. This guide is valid for all Reference and Interface family instruments
Gamry sells the Saturated Calomel and Ag/AgCl Reference Electrodes. Proper care must be taken to ensure that your electrode continues to take accurate measurements. The tip of the electrode is a Vycor frit (clear) or electro porous glass (opaque white). The frit allows ionic transport into the electrode. In order to operate properly the frit must always be kept wet with electrolyte. Reference Electrodes can be stored for short periods of time with a rubber cap installed over the frit. A securely fitted cap can keep a frit in good working condition for about 2 months. For a better storage method, immerse the tip of the electrode into a beaker of saturated KCl solution. Electrodes stored in this manner will have a working frit for a very long time.
The Copy to clipboard button is located on the toolbar of the Chart tab when your data file is displayed in Echem Analyst. This button gives you the option to copy a Bitmap, Metafile, or raw data directly to the Windows Clipboard.
Gamry potentiostats have either 9 or 11 current measurement ranges. The value of the current range indicates the maximum current that the range can measure. For example, these are the current measurement ranges of a Reference 600 potentiostat:
Authorization Codes activate your Gamry Software to work with your potentiostat. Each of the software packages has a package name (e.g. “DC105” for DC Corrosion Techniques) and a 10-digit Authorization Code that is linked to the serial number of your instrument.
Microsoft is Ending Support for Windows 7
Microsoft will discontinue support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020 which means Gamry will also be discontinuing support for Windows 7. If you are upgrading to Windows 10, like many companies and institutions, you need to be running Version 7 of our software. Please note that only USB and Ethernet-based instruments can run in Version 7. Eligible users can download the latest version of our software through our online Client Portal.
If you haven’t already registered your instrument, you can do so through the Client Portal.
Please email Technical Support if you have any questions regarding this transition. Please be sure to include your instrument model and serial number when contacting us.