Interface 1000E Potentiostat

The Interface 1000E has been upgraded to the Interface 1010E with some enhanced features.
Read more on the 1010E and review the specifications and Accuracy Contour Plot.  

System Highlights

Interface 1000E Potentiostat

If you're looking for a full-featured potentiostat capable of performing all techniques, including electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, for applications such as physical electrochemistry, electrochemical corrosion, battery testing, fuel cell testing, dye solar cell testing, and sensor development, then the Interface 1000E is the right potentiostat for you.

Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy

Gamry provides Accuracy Contour Plots for every one of our potentisotats that is EIS-capable.  The accuracy contour plot provides a detailed look at the performance you can expect from your potentiostat in real-world situations. The results include the cell cable.  Accuracy contour plots are important because they let you compare the performance of potentiostats from different manufacturers to ensure you are getting the best possible measurement. 

Interface1000 ACP 2016 limits

Flexible Configurations

The Interface 1000E potentiostat can be configured as a single-channel potentiostat, bipotentiostat, or multichannel-potentiostat.  Gamry provides you with the flexibility you need to get more done. 

Need less capabilities?  See the Interface 1000A

More Details

Below are additional details regarding the capabilities of the Interface 1000E potentiostat. Each bullet point contains a list of the type of techniques available for the potentiostat to run.

  • Physical Electrochemistry  - Techniques such as cyclic voltammetry, chronoamperometry, and chronopotentiometry and derivatives of these techniques.  
  • Pulse Voltammetry - Techniques such as pulse voltammetry, square wave voltammetry, and associated stripping techniques such as anodic stripping voltammetry.  
  • DC Corrosion - Run standard DC corrosion tests such as polarization resistance, potentiodynamic, cyclic polarization, and galvanic corrosion in addition to a number of others.
  • Electrochemical Energy - Test single-cells and stacks of various batteries, fuel cells or supercapacitors. Includes charge, discharge, cyclic charge-discharge techniques, potentiostatic, galvanostatic, self-discharge, leakage rate, and read cell voltage.
  • Electrochemical Signal Analyzer -  Designed specifically for the acquisition and analysis of time-dependent electrochemical noise signals. Cell voltage and current are continuously monitored at rates from 0.1 Hz to 1 kHz. A full featured set of analysis tools provides powerful analysis features such as statistical analysis, detrending, impedance spectra, and histogram analysis.
  • Electrochemical Frequency Modulation - A non-destructive corrosion rate measurement technique. It allows for measurement of the corrosion rate without prior knowledge of the Tafel constants. In addition, the technique determines the Tafel constants and provides 2 internal validity checks.
  • Critical Pitting Temperature - controls a Gamry Potentiostat, TDC4 Temperature Controller, and associated accessories to automatically measure the Critical Pitting Temperature of a material.
  • Electrochemical Noise - A more general form of electrochemical noise testing. It is also an ECM8 Multiplexer compatible electrochemical noise software package. 
  • Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy - includes experimental scripts for potentiostatic, galvanostatic and hybrid impedance spectroscopy experiments in addition to single frequency techniques like Mott-Schottky. We also have our unique power-leveling multisine technique that improves signal-to-noise across the spectrum. On the analysis side, it provides tools for fitting spectra to equivalent circuit models, Kramers-Kronig transform for data validation and a graphical model editor. Our software even includes a script for EIS simulation.
  • eChemDC Toolkit - contains all of the capabilities of the eChemBasic and further extends these capabilities by adding advanced signals and data acquisition modes to simplify implementing experiments like cyclic voltammetry, pulse voltammetry, and dynamic DC corrosion techniques. Also includes more advanced stop tests, particularly useful in fast experiments.
  • eChemAC - Includes full capabilities of eChemDC Toolkit plus allows electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and EFM experiments.

Other details

  • 2, 3, and 4 electrode measurements
  • Electrical Isolation
    • Floating instrument: use with autoclaves, mechanical stress apparatus, or pipeline probes.
  • Portable
    • Size of a chemistry textbook, weighing only 3 kgs (6.6 lbs). Easy USB 2.0 connection to a Windows computer.
  • Built-In EIS
    • On-board DDS to perform EIS from 10 µHz to 1 MHz. 
  • DSP (Digital Signal Processing) Mode
    • Oversamples for improved signal-to-noise and accurate capacitance measurements.
  • Current Interrupt iR Compensation
    • Gamry potentiostats and their controlling software use control loop algorithms to accurately measure and correct for uncompensated resistance.
  • Auxiliary I/O
    • Control additional equipment via additional I/O interfaces: external signal input, analog voltage output, analog current output, auxiliary A/D input, and digital I/O connector.
  • Warranty
    • Protected by 2-year factory service warranty.




Potentiostat Yes
Galvanostat Yes
Zero Resistance Ammeter Yes
Floating (Isolated from Earth Ground)  Yes
Cell Connections 2, 3, or 4
Maximum Current ±1 A
Current Ranges 9 (10 nA - 1 A)
Current Ranges
(including internal gain)
Minimum Current Resolution 3.3 fA
Maximum Applied Potential ±12 V
Rise Time <1 μs
Minimum Time Base 10 μs
Noise and Ripple <20 μV rms
Weight 2.4 kg
Dimensions 24 (W) x 6 (H) x 27 (D)


Compliance Voltage ±20 V
Output Current >±1 A
Speed Settings 5
Unity Gain Bandwidth 980, 260, 40, 4, 0.4 kHz


EIS 10 μHz - 1 MHz
EIS Accuracy See Accuracy
Contour Plot
AC Amplitude 2.33 V maximum
17.8 μV minimum


Input Impedance >1012 Ω
Input Current (typical) <20 pA
Bandwidth >10 MHz
CMRR >80 dB (10 kHz)
>60 dB (1 MHz)


Applied Accuracy    ±1 mV ±0.2% of setting
Applied Resolution 200 μV, 50 μV, 12.5 μV/bit
Measured Accuracy ±1 mV ±0.3% of reading
Measured Resolution 1 μV, 10 μV, 100 μV, 400 μV/bit


Applied Accuracy    ±5 pA ±0.3% of range
Applied Resolution 0.0033% full-scale/bit


Measured Accuracy ±5 pA ±0.3% of range
Measured Resolution 0.0033% full-scale/bit
Bandwidth >10 MHz (1A - 100 μA)
>1.5 MHz (10 μA)
>0.15 MHz (1 μA)



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