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Interface 5000E

The Interface 5000E™ potentiostat is a fully-featured potentiostat/galvanostat for battery testing.  It is also ideally designed for testing of fuel cells and supercapacitors.  

Key features include:

  • Dual Electrometer
  • Maximum Applied Potential - ±6 V
  • Maximum Current - +/- 5A
  • EIS - 10 μHz - 1 MHz

For techniques including:

  • Electrochemical Energy
  • Critical Pitting Temperature
  • Pulse Voltammetry
  • EIS

System Highlights

Interface 5000E Potentiostat

The Interface 5000E potentiostat is designed for cell-level testing of various energy storage and conversion devices and includes capabilities for monitoring both half cell voltages in addition to the whole cell voltage during an experiment. 

Dual Electrometer

A second electrometer gives you the ability to monitor both half cells in a typical three electrode setup. You can monitor both the anode and cathode in addition to the entire cell in charge/discharge experiments and EIS experiments.

Interface 5000 Full Cell with half cells
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Accuracy Contour Plot

The accuracy contour plot provides a detailed look at the performance you can expect from your instrument in real-world situations. The results include the cell cable. Accuracy contour plots are important because they let you compare the performance of different manufacturers to ensure you are getting the best possible measurement.

Interface 5000 Accuracy Contour Plot


Multichannel Potentiostat

The Interface 5000E can be configured as a single-channel potentiostat, bipotentiostat, or multichannel-potentiostat providing you with the flexibility you need to get more done.

Need Less Capabilities?  See the Interface 5000P

More Details

Below are additional details regarding the capabilities of the Interface 5000E potentiostat. Each bullet point contains a list of the type of techniques available for the potentiostat to run.

  • Electrochemical EnergyTest 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 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.

  • Physical Electrochemistry  - Techniques such as cyclic voltammetry, chronoamperometry, and chronopotentiometry and derivatives of these techniques.

  • Pulse VoltammetryTechniques such as pulse voltammetry, square wave voltammetry, and associated stripping techniques such as anodic stripping voltammetry.  

  • DC CorrosionRun standard DC corrosion tests such as polarization resistance, potentiodynamic, cyclic polarization, and galvanic corrosion in addition to a number of others.

  • 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 ModulationA 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, TDC5 Temperature Controller, and associated accessories to automatically measure the Critical Pitting Temperature of a material.

  • Electrochemical NoiseA more general form of electrochemical noise testing. It is also an ECM8 Multiplexer compatible electrochemical noise software package. 

  • eChemDC Toolkitcontains 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 Toolkit - Includes full capabilities of eChemDC Toolkit plus allows electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and EFM experiments.

Other details

  • 2, 3, 4 and 5 electrode measurements
  • Measure both half cell voltages in addition to the full cell voltage
  • 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.
    • RTD probe for temperature measurements
  • Warranty
    • Protected by 2-year factory service warranty.




Cell Connections 2, 3, 4 or 5
Maximum Current ±5 A
Current Ranges 6 (50 μA - 5 A)
Current Ranges
(including internal gain)
Minimum Current Resolution 15 pA
Maximum Applied Potential ±6 V
Rise Time <1 μs
Minimum Time Base 10 μs
Noise and Ripple <20 μV rms


Compliance Voltage ±8.5 / ±2.5 V
Output Current >±5 A
Speed Settings 5
Unity Gain Bandwidth 1050, 250, 43, 4.4, 0.5 kHz


EIS 10 μHz - 1 MHz
EIS Accuracy See Accuracy
Contour Plot
Voltage AC Amplitude 3 V maximum
Current AC Amplitude 5 A maximum


Input Impedance >1012 Ω || <2 pF
Input Current (typical) <25 pA
Bandwidth >12 MHz at -3 dB
CMRR >98 dB (10 kHz)
>88dB (100 kHz)


Applied Accuracy    ±1 mV ±0.2% of setting
Applied Resolution 200 μV, 50 μV, 12.5 μV/bit
Measured Accuracy ±0.5 mV ±0.2% of reading
Measured Resolution 200 μV, 20 μV, 2 μV/bit


Applied/Measured Accuracy ±25 pA ±0.05% of range ±0.2% of value
Applied/Measured Resolution 0.0033% full-scale/bit
Bandwidth >5 MHz (5 mA)


Simple but powerful

Rating: 5.0 5 Out of 5 Stars

Organization: Flex-N-Gate

Application Area: Battery

"A simple and easy-to-use potentiostat to perform EIS and CV electrochemical diagnostic methods for Li-ion batteries."

Good device and easy to handle

Rating: 5.0 5 Out of 5 Stars

Organization: Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH

Application Area: Electrolysis

"I think the product is very useful, but it would be better if the voltage of the counterelectrode (responisble voltage) have a wider range, because sometimes there are distances and memebranes inbetween and a overload occurs. That would be easier with a higher responsible voltage of the counter electrode."

Great reproducible EIS-experiments

Rating: 5.0 5 Out of 5 Stars

Organization: ZBT G,bH

Application Area: Electrochemical fuel cell characterization

"The Gamry Interface 5000E is a perfect tool for characterizing electrochemical processes within a fuel cell by impedance spectroscopy. In particular, the good and easy-to-use software as well as the Labview interfaces make the use of this and other Gamry devices very simple."

IFC 5000E is great for Li-Ion Battery testing.

Rating: 5.0 5 Out of 5 Stars

Organization: Bundesanstalt f

Application Area: Battery characterization

"We're using four IFC 5000E for battery characterization and ageing diagnosis in our research battery laboratory.
The results of those tests are used to assess the safety of aged/EOL Li-Ion batteries for further sencond life use. We really like the ease of use. You can just connect multiple IFC 5000E to a PC and the software automatically detects and connects them. The software for the experiments is very easy to use. What we'd wish to see for next generation equipment is a ethernet connection."

A great potentiostat in a small form factor

Rating: 5.0 5 Out of 5 Stars

Organization: RenewCO2

Application Area: Electrocatalysis research

"Easy to use, versatile, and with plenty of experiment scripts, this portable potentiostat is my go-to.
Pros: Great capabilities, experiment sequences are easy to build, easy to use, portable, the knowledge database/documentation on Gamry"

Incredible equipment.

Rating: 4.3 4.33 Out of 5 Stars

Organization: PolyMaterials App, LLC.

Application Area: Energy supercapacitors

"Electrochemical characterization of composites performance in liquid solutions. Absolutely incredible equipment with excellent accuracy."

I strongly recommend Gamry.

Rating: 4.7 4.7 Out of 5 Stars

Organization: West Virginia University

Application Area: Study the electrochemistry of batteries

"The price of the Gamry Interface is lower than any other equivalent instrument from other suppliers and it's very easy to use. I strongly recommend Gamry."

Excellent instrument and great after-sales customer service.

Rating: 5.0 5 Out of 5 Stars

Organization: Newcastle University

Application Area: Electrolysers, fuel cells and catalysis

"The instrument is perfect for the application in terms of catalysis where the current range is from micro to milli amperes and the sensitivity is very good in that range. The best part is the dual electrometer where you can record both anode and cathode data as well as impedance for both anode and cathode. Even using a higher current range for fuel cells and electrolysers provides good sensitivity and stability. Thus, providing a solution for both lower and higher current density applications with much lower cost compared to other potentiostats. The service provided after salee is excellent as I have received great support every time I have had some questions. Responses are given within a day or two and they have gone out of their way to helping me develop new methods for my specific requirements."

Quality data and intuitive software interface. I would definitely purchase again!

Rating: 5.0 5 Out of 5 Stars

Organization: University of Colorado Boulder

Application Area: Flow battery testing and analysis

"We use this unit to flow test battery electrolytes and evaluate their electrochemical performance. The software is straightforward to learn and use, especially for setting up long-term cycling studies. The EIS is superb and efficient. We have published data collected with the Interface 5000E in several top tier research journals."

Quite convenient?Great results?

Rating: 5.0 5 Out of 5 Stars

Organization: Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Application Area: lithium-ion batteries

"Easy to use, especially for the sequence test mode. The analysis software is also quite easy."

Very useful.

Rating: 5.0 5 Out of 5 Stars

Organization: Swinburne University

Application Area: Microbial fuel cells

"The Sequence Wizard enables a series of experiments to be reproducibly applied. Double potentiostat enables individual measurements at both electrodes."

Serving its purpose! one of the great EC tools in the market.

Rating: 4.0 4 Out of 5 Stars

Organization: University of Calgary

Application Area: Electrochemistry

"Mainly we use Gamry 5000E for the electrochemical studies of solid state batteries and fuel cells. The product is pretty compact. After using potentiostats from other manufacturers I think that the Gamry user interface is intuitive and user friendly. Impedance data is pretty reliable on solid state batteries. Can think of including FRA in all potentiostat models."

High price

Rating: 4.3 4.3 Out of 5 Stars

Organization: West Virginia University

Application Area: Electrochemistry, fuel cell, batteries, corrosion

"I have used the Interface 5000E and 1010E to achieve relatively high-quality and reproducible results. It is easy to use. However, the electrochemical noise technique limits the duration of data collection. Our experiment requires the data record frequency of 2Hz for months, whereas the Gamry Interface 1010E restricts the time duration length. Therefore, we have to stop the electrochemical noise program and resume the data collection again every two days. The sequence function in Gamry workstation is not as straightfoward as that of BioLogic instrument. It would be helpful if the Gamry software could selectively show one CV cycle plot in continuous CV cycles. This has been realized in BioLogic instrument. Specifically, if I collected 10 CV cycles continuously. In the BioLogic electrochemical workstation software (EC-lab), I can select and show one specific CV cycle among 10 cycles. However, the Gamry software (Gamry Echem Analyst) only show all overlapped 10 CV cycles. Overall, the ease of use is 85%. I have not used after-sales care. The Gamry Interface series have better value for money compared to other commercial potentiostats."

Great results. It makes the experiment so easy.

Rating: 5.0 5 Out of 5 Stars

Organization: Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Science

Application Area: Analyze the electrical conductivity of samples

"It is convenient to measure the electrical conductivity under AC or DC current, and the data is easy to process."

Good potensiostat to initiate research projects and get reliable results

Rating: 3.3 3.3 Out of 5 Stars

Organization: Ryerson Univeristy

Application Area: Electrochemical measurements for membranes and batteries

"The device is simple, but user friendly and effective. So far we had no problem and it works properly."

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