Enduro Gel XL by Labnet International

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Enduro Gel XL
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Average Rating: 2.0
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2 out of 5
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Cheap and flimsy.
Rating: 2.0

  • Application Area: Agarose gel electrophoresis

"This piece of equipment is cheap junk. Flimsy, power supply controls are awkward, trays are not UV-translucent so you have to remove the gel from the trays to image. Running at higher, although not excessive (e.g. 140V for large/long gel), voltage often melts gels. Casting tray isn't gasketed so always leaks agarose below the tray. Our lab has several similar devices that work well without any of the issues mentioned above, so this particular unit is nothing to write home about."

Review date: 28 Jul 2016 | Enduro Gel XL
Labnet's Enduro Gel XL includes all components necessary to cast and run horizontal gels: gel trays, combs, casting stand, gel tank and digital power supply. The migration tank, gel trays and multichannel combs are molded for leakproof performance and a long service life. The direct connection of the power supply into the gel box eliminates the need for power leads.

Pressing the eject button separates the gel box and power supply. Reconnecting is easy-just press the two pieces together. The power supply can be set to either constant voltage or constant current with automatic crossover between the two parameters. Parameters are shown on the large digital display that is easily visible from a distance.

There are three different gel options for the Enduro Gel XL; 12.5 x 12cm, 12.5 x 6cm and 6 x 6cm. One larger gel with multiple combs will accommodate up to 112 samples. Or run two small gels or four micro gels at the same time. Cassettes protect fragile electrodes from damage and allow for easy replacement.

A magnetic sensor allows current to flow to the electrodes only when the lid is in place. If the lid is removed while the system is operating, current is immediately shut down. In addition, the lid of the gel box is vented to dissipate heat produced during electrophoresis. To aid in visualizing the gel while it is running, there is a clear window over the gel platform.

Product Specifications

Overall dimensions (WxLxH)          24.5 x 17.0 x 6.2 cm
Gel tank dimensions (WxLxH)        18.3 x 16.4 x 5.6 cm
Power supply dim. (WxLxH)            7.5 x 17.0 x 6.2 cm
Maximum sample capacity              112 (4-28 tooth combs)
Gel capacity                                  Per run
Large (12.5 x 12 cm)                     1 each
Small (12.5 x 6 cm)                      2 each
Micro (6 x 6 cm)                            4 each
Buffer capacity                              300mL
Input voltage                               AC 100-240V, 50/60 Hz
Output voltage                             10 - 150 V
Output current                              10 - 400 mA
Timer                                          up to 99 hours or continuous
Memory                                       Last programmed parameters saved