6890N GC

The Agilent 6890N GC has been made obsolete.  This includes the G1530N, G1530N-EU, G1540N, and G1942N mainframes and all associated options.  Agilent will provide guaranteed support for these products through July 31, 2015.  Accessories for your 6890N GC can still be ordered.
The 7890A GC system is the latest gas chromatograph from Agilent and is the replacement product for the 6890N.

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Average Rating: 4.1

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Rating: 4.7
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  • Review date: 02 Jul 2014

  • Application Area: Environmental/Emission Testing

  • 6890N GC

"This machine is a workhorse. We use it daily in tandem with Markes & PE Thermal desorbers."

Rating: 4.3
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  • Review date:01 Jul 2014

  • Application Area:Biotechnology

  • 6890N GC

"This is Mr Reliable among the GC equipment available on the market today. It has a very good range of inlet selections (eg. split/splitless/PTV /etc) and also offers the choice of a wide range of analysis (FID, MS, etc..). The sample holder can handle up to 80-100 samples and has a very good user interface that is the icing on the cake. I highly recommend to all!"
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:22 Apr 2014

  • Application Area:Pharmaceutical

  • 6890N GC

"This instrument is really very easy to operate and thanks to Agilent. "
Rating: 4.0
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4 out of 5
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  • Review date:14 Mar 2014

  • Application Area:Separation Sciences

  • 6890N GC

"It is easy to use. However some parts are discontinued. "
Rating: 3.7
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4 out of 5
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  • Review date:11 Mar 2014

  • Application Area:Sample Preparation

  • 6890N GC

"This is an easy to use product with various applications, especially when coupled to MS. For our labs purposes it is sufficient for analysis of peak area for optimization of different sample preparation techniques. It does have issues communicating with our auto sampler but is a very robust and versatile instrument. "
Rating: 4.3
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  • Review date:04 Feb 2014

  • Application Area:Laboratory

  • 6890N GC

"This machine has excellent performance. It is very reliability and user friendly."
Rating: 3.0
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  • Review date:13 Jan 2014

  • Application Area:Residue Chemistry And Forensic Analysis

  • 6890N GC

"The system is very reliable and the result very reproducible. Cleaning of the system can take some time and can be difficult, but it is not a frequent necessity. The software is user friendly but it takes some time to get used to it. It is very useful for pesticide screening, especially in water. I have seen some good results. It is also very useful for Toxicological screening with an MSD or MS. I highly recommended for this function."
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:24 Jul 2013

  • Application Area:undergraduate laboratory

  • 6890N GC

"This product is simple to use at an undergraduate level. The students are easily able to learn the principles of analytical analysis in our laboratory and apply this knowledge into learning how to analyze and interpret spectra."
Rating: 4.3
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  • Review date:26 Jun 2013

  • Application Area:academic instruction

  • 6890N GC

"Versatile and reliable. User friendly and has been used in the field for many years. "
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:03 Jun 2013

  • Application Area:pesticides

  • 6890N GC

"User-friendly software and hardware. MS is quite robust, and offers great inter-day reproducibility. The minor services such as ion source cleaning is pretty easy in this system."
Rating: 4.7
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  • Review date:03 Jun 2013

  • Application Area:Fatty Acid Profiles, Trans Fat Analysis

  • 6890N GC

"Consistent, reliable performance with very low maintenance issues.  Low downtime allows 24/7 operation in a production environment.  Easy to use and routine maintenance is simple and straightforward (e.g. column changes, liner changes, etc.)."
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:03 Jun 2013

  • Application Area:Environmental

  • 6890N GC

"This instrument is very useful and easy to use, I like the software, it is very robust. I use it for TPH analysis. I would recommend it to a colleague. The web services are also good, we get a lot of information there. "
Rating: 3.7
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  • Review date:03 Jun 2013

  • Application Area:Analytical

  • 6890N GC

"Though the instrument works very well when it is functioning properly, we always seems to have issues with the sensitivity and proper functioning for long periods of time. Other than that it is a simple, user friendly system which is great for quick and simple sample analysis."
Rating: 4.0
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  • Review date:03 Jun 2013

  • Application Area:metabolomics

  • 6890N GC

"Great front end for GC-MS based metabolomics. Interfaces well with most mass spectrometers."
Rating: 4.3
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  • Review date:03 Jun 2013

  • Application Area:Organic chemical analysis

  • 6890N GC

"This is a very effective product. Rugged and dependable. Has been used heavily for years and is still in good condition. It is very easy to use. It has many features (both EI and CI). It is a good price for the type of instrument that you receive. Overall, a very good product."
Rating: 4.3
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  • Review date:03 Jun 2013

  • Application Area:VOCs in cigarette smoke

  • 6890N GC

"This system allows me to sample hundreds of cigarette samples with little downtime. The system is set up for expandability to increase the number of analyses I can do. Agilent is very easy to work with and has fast response times for problems I can't figure out on my own. I would recommend this system and the 7890 GC to any analyst that wants a robust, easy to use GC system."
Rating: 4.3
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  • Review date:29 May 2013

  • Application Area:Environmental

  • 6890N GC

"I've been using this instrument since 2005, it is very reliable and stable for the analysis of environmental samples. The only issue I had was with benzene, it gave a wrong calibration in between 10 to 250 ppb range of concentration."
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:28 May 2013

  • Application Area:POLYMER ANALYSIS

  • 6890N GC

"It is a very good instrument; we have had it for over 20 years. It is reliable and user friendly. Our main use for this instrument is helping us with identification."
Rating: 4.3
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3 out of 5
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  • Review date:28 May 2013

  • Application Area:Academia

  • 6890N GC

"The Agilent 6890 GC/MS system has an intuitive user interface that makes it easy to setup and produces great results every time."
Rating: 3.7
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4 out of 5
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  • Review date:20 May 2013

  • Application Area:Organic Chemicals

  • 6890N GC

"This is our second GC-MS from Agilent. It has held up well with little problems. It has much higher sensitivity than the previous model but just as robust. We also use it with a pyrolysis unit from Quantum which we find useful but rather difficult to maintain and we're not as impressed as with our old Pyro Probe."
Rating: 4.0
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  • Review date:18 Mar 2013

  • Application Area:College

  • 6890N GC

"This GC product works very well for my purpose and I would recommend this to other laboratories as well. Good value for money."
Rating: 4.3
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  • Review date:18 Jul 2012

  • 6890N GC

"We have had the system for 10 years and it is still working without problems."
Rating: 2.6
Ease of use
3 out of 5
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  • Review date:21 Jun 2012

  • Application Area:Gas analysis

  • 6890N GC

"The instrument has many applications and is one of the best GC/GC-MS systems, compatible with many columns. However repair service is expensive and there are no free updates and only a small range of free after sales service."
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:21 May 2012

  • Application Area:Tobacco

  • 6890N GC

"Excellent ease of use and integration with various autosamplers. Chemstation works great and is great to use with quantitation. We do sometimes get random unknown errors which stop sequences from running."
Rating: 4.0
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  • Review date:21 May 2012

  • Application Area:Gasoline Analysis

  • 6890N GC

"Very easy to use in lab. Total gasoline component analyzer."
Rating: 4.3
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4 out of 5
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  • Review date:17 May 2012

  • Application Area:Simulated distillation

  • 6890N GC

"Chemstation software is well designed, easy to use, and can be used across platforms (LC etc). User maintenance is simple and modular systems can be shipped for repair. Response is usually rapid. Phone support available through a single number."
Rating: 4.3
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  • Review date:17 May 2012

  • 6890N GC

"Excellent reliability, software very easy to use/master. Easy to work on and reconfigure."
Rating: 4.0
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  • Review date:17 May 2012

  • Application Area:Analysis of oils

  • 6890N GC

"Easy to operate, I would recommend it for headspace and/or pyrolis sample introduction. Software is easy, intuitive and there are good data treatment options, it is AMDIS compatible. Very good customer support, I would recommend a service contract."
Rating: 3.6
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  • Review date:14 May 2012

  • Application Area:Analysis for Pesticides

  • 6890N GC

"Trouble free operation with little maintenance required. The software is user friendly and the manual is useful for troubleshooting."
Rating: 4.0
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  • Review date:09 May 2012

  • Application Area:Flavors and food analysis

  • 6890N GC

"Very easy to use with no detailed/complex instructions. Service sometimes takes a while for personnel/maintenance to reply to questions (3-5 days). Sometimes there is a problem with syringe error (getting stuck) or bad communication of software (Chemstation) with MSD."
Rating: 4.0
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  • Review date:08 May 2012

  • Application Area:Trace level chemical analysis

  • 6890N GC

"Gives good, clear results, quickly with good selectivity."
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:23 Mar 2012

  • Application Area:Refining

  • 6890N GC

"GC/MS system is very user-friendly. Service and installation was timely and informatiive. Software upgrades (Chemstation) with library are well done and up to date."
Rating: 3.0
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4 out of 5
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3 out of 5
  • Review date:23 Mar 2012

  • Application Area:Forensics

  • 6890N GC

"Service varies by region and by the quality of the rep. At the moment we have a good rep so service is good."
Rating: 4.0
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  • Review date:23 Mar 2012

  • Application Area:Environmental analysis

  • 6890N GC

"Reliable and easy to use. Software has some limitations in transferring data to other Windows applications. Easily replaceable parts, useful for a fast GC. Software/hardware adaptable to many column configurations."
Rating: 4.0
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  • Review date:23 Mar 2012

  • Application Area:Environmental analysis

  • 6890N GC

"Reliable and easy to use. Software has some limitations in transferring data to other Windows applications. Easily replaceable parts, useful for a fast GC. Software/hardware adaptable to many column configurations."
Rating: 4.3
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  • Review date:23 Mar 2012

  • Application Area:Tobacco and smoke analysis

  • 6890N GC

"Agilent provides the highest quality instruments in the industry and has superior customer service. However, in my opinion the Agilent software is antiquated and needs improvement."
Rating: 4.3
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  • Review date:22 Mar 2012

  • 6890N GC

"A workhorse GC that is reliable, accurate and precise. It is easy to use and maintain."
Rating: 4.3
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  • Review date:22 Mar 2012

  • 6890N GC

"High reproducibility and very durable. Software is very user friendly."
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:04 Jul 2011

  • 6890N GC

"Reliable, user friendly software. Good, friendly tech support."
Rating: 4.3
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  • Review date:01 Jul 2011

  • 6890N GC

"Software is too complex and not easy in handling, hardware works perfect."
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:01 Jul 2011

  • 6890N GC

"Software is very easy to use, as is the management of the data systems."
Rating: 3.3
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4 out of 5
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3 out of 5
  • Review date:21 Jun 2011

  • 6890N GC

"this instrument is easy to use in comparison to previously used models."
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:14 Jun 2011

  • 6890N GC

"An excellent system- very few problems."
Rating: 4.3
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  • Review date:14 Jun 2011

  • 6890N GC

"very easy to use."
Rating: 4.6
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  • Review date:14 Jun 2011

  • 6890N GC

"Very good."
Rating: 3.6
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3 out of 5
  • Review date:14 Jun 2011

  • 6890N GC

"Terrific workhorse instrument- after sales service can be spotty without service contract- technical support by phone is very good. Agilent pricing for single instrument sales is non-competitive, even for the better instrument."
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:14 Jun 2011

  • 6890N GC

"very easy to use, maintain, long lasting and dependable."
Rating: 4.0
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4 out of 5
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  • Review date:14 Jun 2011

  • 6890N GC

"Robust system."
Rating: 4.0
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4 out of 5
  • Review date:14 Jun 2011

  • 6890N GC

"There is currently a glitch in the software, but Agilent is working to fix it."
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:14 Jun 2011

  • 6890N GC

"Easy to use!"
Rating: 4.0
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  • Review date:13 Jun 2011

  • 6890N GC

Rating: 4.6
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  • Review date:08 Jun 2011

  • 6890N GC

"Training on equipment and ease of contact superb."
Rating: 4.0
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  • Review date:31 May 2011

  • 6890N GC

"Robust system."
Rating: 4.6
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  • Review date:27 May 2011

  • 6890N GC

"They are reliable instruments that are easy to repair. They work well on Perkin Elmer's TotalChrom."
Rating: 3.3
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  • Review date:25 May 2011

  • 6890N GC

"Very good instrument, but poor support."
Rating: 4.0
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  • Review date:16 Apr 2009

  • 6890N GC

Rating: 3.0
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3 out of 5
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  • Review date:16 Apr 2009

  • 6890N GC

"It works well."
Rating: 4.0
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  • Review date:16 Apr 2009

  • 6890N GC

Rating: 4.6
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  • Review date:16 Apr 2009

  • 6890N GC

Rating: 3.6
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  • Review date:15 Apr 2009

  • 6890N GC

"A good work-horse instrument."
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:15 Apr 2009

  • 6890N GC

"A great product. A great improvement from the 5890 GC."
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:14 Apr 2009

  • 6890N GC

Rating: 4.6
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  • Review date:14 Apr 2009

  • 6890N GC

Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:14 Apr 2009

  • 6890N GC

Rating: 3.3
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  • Review date:09 Apr 2009

  • 6890N GC

Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:22 Jul 2008

  • 6890N GC

Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:24 Aug 2007

  • 6890N GC

"Easy to use, very good software."
Rating: 4.0
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  • Review date:22 Aug 2007

  • 6890N GC

"Difficult to obtain support at initial installation. Software quirks."
Rating: 4.3
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  • Review date:09 Jul 2007

  • 6890N GC

Rating: 3.0
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  • Review date:13 Jun 2007

  • 6890N GC

"A very veratile instrument."
Rating: 3.6
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  • Review date:06 Jun 2007

  • 6890N GC

Rating: 3.0
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  • Review date:02 May 2006

  • 6890N GC

"It could be more user-friendly."
Rating: 3.3
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  • Review date:04 Feb 2005

  • 6890N GC

"Very easy to use, although physical access to columns is somewhat limited. Agilent technical support definitely needs improvement."
Rating: 3.0
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  • Review date:04 Jun 2004

  • 6890N GC

"No problems in routine use, no after-sales concerns, very reliable. Higher maximum split flows would be useful."
Rating: 4.3
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  • Review date:12 May 2004

  • 6890N GC

Rating: 2.0
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  • Review date:12 May 2004

  • 6890N GC

"After changing to Agilent from HP, poor customer service"
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  • Review date:07 Apr 2004

  • 6890N GC

"Great"
Rating: 4.0
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  • Review date:06 Apr 2004

  • 6890N GC

"I use it every day and never have any problems"
Rating: 4.6
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  • Review date:06 Apr 2004

  • 6890N GC

"Very Good"
Rating: 3.6
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  • Review date:01 Apr 2004

  • 6890N GC

Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:01 Apr 2004

  • 6890N GC

Rating: 4.0
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  • Review date:01 Mar 2004

  • 6890N GC

"Only a few minor gripes about design eg access for column and injector nuts. No problems with operation or reliability, solid workhorse, no problems with technical support (in UK)"
Rating: 3.6
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  • Review date:31 Mar 2003

  • 6890N GC

Rating: 2.6
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4 out of 5
  • Review date:31 Mar 2003

  • 6890N GC

"Great GC easy to use and full of features, but the technical support is hideous!"
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:28 Mar 2003

  • 6890N GC

Rating: 4.3
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  • Review date:27 Mar 2003

  • 6890N GC

"I would like to see a change in Inlet Nut capability."

Description

The Agilent 6890N GC has been made obsolete.  This includes the G1530N, G1530N-EU, G1540N, and G1942N mainframes and all associated options.  Agilent will provide guaranteed support for these products through July 31, 2015.  Accessories for your 6890N GC can still be ordered.
The 7890A GC system is the latest gas chromatograph from Agilent and is the replacement product for the 6890N.

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6890N GC

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4.1/5.0 (86 reviews)
Ease of use
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