Invitrogen Mini Gel Tank electrophoresis chamber system

Mini Gel Tank – 3D Virtual Tour

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Get acquainted with the unique attributes of the Mini Gel Tank and Blot Module using this 3D virtual tour. Experience how easy it is to use for both electrophoresis and western blot transfers.

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Mini Gel Tank specifications

CapacityUp to 2 mini gels
Gel compatibilityGel size: 8 x 8cm
Gel cassette: 10 x 10cm
Thickness: 1.0mm or 1.5mm
Compatible gelsAll Invitrogen precast mini gels, SureCast handcast gels, and Invitrogen empty mini gel cassettes
Buffer chamber requirement400 mL for each mini gel
Optional transfer apparatusMini Blot Module
Transfer capacityUp to 2 mini gels
Compatible power suppliesPowerEase Touch 120W and PowerEase Touch 350W, Owl systems, for other systems such as Hoefer or Bio-Rad use with Novex Power Supply Adapters (Cat. No. ZA10001)
Unit dimensions32 x 11.5 x 16 cm (height with lid)
MaterialPolycarbonate
Electrode wirePlatinum
Electrode limits500 VDC or 100 Watts
Chemical resistanceThe Mini Gel Tank is impervious to most alcohols but not compatible with chlorinated hydrocarbons (e.g., chloroform), aromatic hydrocarbons (e.g., toluene, benzene), or acetone.
Catalog numberA25977

Description

The Mini Gel Tank has a unique tank design that enables convenient side-by-side gel loading and enhanced viewing during use. Each tank can accommodate up to two gels per run where each gel is run in its own separate chamber- making it easy to run just one gel. This advantage allows for lower buffer requirements- only use the buffer needed to run one gel.

The Mini Gel Tank can be used for wet tank transfers using the Mini Blot Module. Two Mini Blot Modules fit into the Mini Gel Tank to allow transfer of two gels at a time. The unique design of the blot module allows for lower transfer buffer- only 220 mL per gel. This lower requirement keeps the amount of methanol needed to a minimum. Learn more about transferring in the Mini Gel Tank here.

Learn how to separate proteins using the Invitrogen Mini Gel Tank.

Learn how to perform a western wet tank transfer using the Invitrogen Mini Blot Module in the Mini Gel Tank.

Recommended electrophoresis run conditions

Gel TypeVoltage (V)Current (mA)Ending CurrentRun Time
Bolt Bis-Tris Plus 4-12% (MES)2001607020
Bolt Bis-Tris Plus 4-12% (MOPS)2001605035
NuPAGE 4-12% BisTris (MES)2001609030
NuPAGE 4-12% BisTris (MOPS)2001405042
Novex 4-20% TrisGlycine (denatured)1254010100
Novex 4-20% TrisGlycine (native)125301090
NuPAGE 3-8% TrisAcetate (denatured)150602050
NuPAGE 3-8% TrisAcetate (native)1504010100
Novex 10-20% Tricine1251104065
NativePAGE 3-12%15010<1080
pH 3-10 IEFprogram85150
10% Zymogram (Gelatin)125401090
10% TBE-Urea (DNA)180101050

Mini Gel Tank specifications

CapacityUp to 2 mini gels
Gel compatibilityGel size: 8 x 8cm
Gel cassette: 10 x 10cm
Thickness: 1.0mm or 1.5mm
Compatible gelsAll Invitrogen precast mini gels, SureCast handcast gels, and Invitrogen empty mini gel cassettes
Buffer chamber requirement400 mL for each mini gel
Optional transfer apparatusMini Blot Module
Transfer capacityUp to 2 mini gels
Compatible power suppliesPowerEase Touch 120W and PowerEase Touch 350W, Owl systems, for other systems such as Hoefer or Bio-Rad use with Novex Power Supply Adapters (Cat. No. ZA10001)
Unit dimensions32 x 11.5 x 16 cm (height with lid)
MaterialPolycarbonate
Electrode wirePlatinum
Electrode limits500 VDC or 100 Watts
Chemical resistanceThe Mini Gel Tank is impervious to most alcohols but not compatible with chlorinated hydrocarbons (e.g., chloroform), aromatic hydrocarbons (e.g., toluene, benzene), or acetone.
Catalog numberA25977

Description

The Mini Gel Tank has a unique tank design that enables convenient side-by-side gel loading and enhanced viewing during use. Each tank can accommodate up to two gels per run where each gel is run in its own separate chamber- making it easy to run just one gel. This advantage allows for lower buffer requirements- only use the buffer needed to run one gel.

The Mini Gel Tank can be used for wet tank transfers using the Mini Blot Module. Two Mini Blot Modules fit into the Mini Gel Tank to allow transfer of two gels at a time. The unique design of the blot module allows for lower transfer buffer- only 220 mL per gel. This lower requirement keeps the amount of methanol needed to a minimum. Learn more about transferring in the Mini Gel Tank here.

Learn how to separate proteins using the Invitrogen Mini Gel Tank.

Learn how to perform a western wet tank transfer using the Invitrogen Mini Blot Module in the Mini Gel Tank.

Recommended electrophoresis run conditions

Gel TypeVoltage (V)Current (mA)Ending CurrentRun Time
Bolt Bis-Tris Plus 4-12% (MES)2001607020
Bolt Bis-Tris Plus 4-12% (MOPS)2001605035
NuPAGE 4-12% BisTris (MES)2001609030
NuPAGE 4-12% BisTris (MOPS)2001405042
Novex 4-20% TrisGlycine (denatured)1254010100
Novex 4-20% TrisGlycine (native)125301090
NuPAGE 3-8% TrisAcetate (denatured)150602050
NuPAGE 3-8% TrisAcetate (native)1504010100
Novex 10-20% Tricine1251104065
NativePAGE 3-12%15010<1080
pH 3-10 IEFprogram85150
10% Zymogram (Gelatin)125401090
10% TBE-Urea (DNA)180101050
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