Invitrogen Mini Gel Tank electrophoresis chamber system

The Mini Gel Tank is designed for more intuitive use and greater convenience compared to traditional electrophoresis tanks. The unique, side-by-side tank design allows you to perform electrophoresis of 1 or 2 mini gels.

Features:

  • Forward-facing well configuration—for easy sample loading
  • Less running buffer required—two separate gel chambers, only use the buffer needed for each gel
  • Side-by-side tank configuration—allows for simultaneous visualization of both gels
  • Compatible—fits all Invitrogen precast mini gels and SureCast handcast mini gels

Power supplies  Protein gels

Mini Gel Tank specifications

Capacity Up to 2 mini gels
Gel compatibility Gel size: 8 x 8cm
Gel cassette: 10 x 10cm
Thickness: 1.0mm or 1.5mm
Compatible gels All Invitrogen precast mini gels, SureCast handcast gels, and Invitrogen empty mini gel cassettes
Buffer chamber Requirement 400 mL for each mini gel
Optional transfer apparatus Mini Blot Module
Transfer capacity Up to 2 mini gels
Compatible power supplies PowerEase 90W, PowerEase 300W, Owl systems, for other systems such as Hoefer or Bio-Rad use with Novex Power Supply Adapters (Cat. No. ZA10001)
Unit dimensions 32 x 11.5 x 16 cm (height with lid)
Material Acrylic
Electrode wire Platinum
Electrode limits 500 VDC or 100 Watts
Chemical resistance The 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 number A25977

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 Type Voltage (V) Current (mA) Ending Current Run Time
Bolt Bis-Tris Plus 4-12% (MES) 200 160 70 20
Bolt Bis-Tris Plus 4-12% (MOPS) 200 160 50 35
NuPAGE 4-12% BisTris (MES) 200 160 90 30
NuPAGE 4-12% BisTris (MOPS) 200 140 50 42
Novex 4-20% TrisGlycine (denatured) 125 40 10 100
Novex 4-20% TrisGlycine (native) 125 30 10 90
NuPAGE 3-8% TrisAcetate (denatured) 150 60 20 50
NuPAGE 3-8% TrisAcetate (native) 150 40 10 100
Novex 10-20% Tricine 125 110 40 65
NativePAGE 3-12% 150 10 <10 80
pH 3-10 IEF program 8 5 150
10% Zymogram (Gelatin) 125 40 10 90
10% TBE-Urea (DNA) 180 10 10 50

Mini Gel Tank specifications

Capacity Up to 2 mini gels
Gel compatibility Gel size: 8 x 8cm
Gel cassette: 10 x 10cm
Thickness: 1.0mm or 1.5mm
Compatible gels All Invitrogen precast mini gels, SureCast handcast gels, and Invitrogen empty mini gel cassettes
Buffer chamber Requirement 400 mL for each mini gel
Optional transfer apparatus Mini Blot Module
Transfer capacity Up to 2 mini gels
Compatible power supplies PowerEase 90W, PowerEase 300W, Owl systems, for other systems such as Hoefer or Bio-Rad use with Novex Power Supply Adapters (Cat. No. ZA10001)
Unit dimensions 32 x 11.5 x 16 cm (height with lid)
Material Acrylic
Electrode wire Platinum
Electrode limits 500 VDC or 100 Watts
Chemical resistance The 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 number A25977

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 Type Voltage (V) Current (mA) Ending Current Run Time
Bolt Bis-Tris Plus 4-12% (MES) 200 160 70 20
Bolt Bis-Tris Plus 4-12% (MOPS) 200 160 50 35
NuPAGE 4-12% BisTris (MES) 200 160 90 30
NuPAGE 4-12% BisTris (MOPS) 200 140 50 42
Novex 4-20% TrisGlycine (denatured) 125 40 10 100
Novex 4-20% TrisGlycine (native) 125 30 10 90
NuPAGE 3-8% TrisAcetate (denatured) 150 60 20 50
NuPAGE 3-8% TrisAcetate (native) 150 40 10 100
Novex 10-20% Tricine 125 110 40 65
NativePAGE 3-12% 150 10 <10 80
pH 3-10 IEF program 8 5 150
10% Zymogram (Gelatin) 125 40 10 90
10% TBE-Urea (DNA) 180 10 10 50
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