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Reference 3000 Potentiostat

Gamry Instruments992-00051Available: Worldwide

A high-current, high-performance potentiostat/galvanostat/ZRA.

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Average Rating 4.7

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Easy to use and very helpful after-sales support


Average Rating 4.3

Application Area:

Corrosion testing of metals

The instrument is easy to set up and the software is very intuitive. Several times when I had trouble understanding some anomalous results, the Gamry technical staff was very proactive in helping me diagnose and fix the issue. The no-questions-asked and free machine check+calibration at the end of the warranty period is a plus and gives peace of mind. The cost is reasonable, but it would have been nice if this was a multi-channel potentiostat. Overall, I recommend this product for corrosion testing.

Review Date: 14 Jun 2022 | Gamry Instruments

Highly customisable for many different applications


Average Rating 4.7

Application Area:

Electrophoretic Deposition of Nanoparticles

The Gamry Reference 3000 does fulfill all experimental needs easily, and its software makes highly customisable electrochemical experiments possible! Would definitely recommend it.

Review Date: 8 Feb 2022 | Gamry Instruments

Great results and great papers


Average Rating 5.0

Application Area:

Battery and corresion

Device is perfect and it is very useful for the sensitive measurements.

Review Date: 23 Nov 2021 | Gamry Instruments

Great instrument, I will keep using this for my research.


Average Rating 5.0

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Testing PEM/AEM water electrolyzers for V-i curves, impedance, and durability.

I have been using several different potentiostats for my researches, and found that Gamry is ease to use and the data has high quality. The instrument is also very easy to maintain and very friendly to use or running tests. I have been the user of Gamry for more than 3 years, and will purchase my own Gamry instrument soon.

Review Date: 19 Oct 2021 | Gamry Instruments

I only buy Gamry potentiostats.


Average Rating 5.0

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Gamry potentiostats are very easy to use and give high quality data. I like the ability to write custom measurement scripts and automation via the Gamry sequencer. Tech support is excellent - they even help you write your custom programmes if necessary. I have connected the potentiostat to peristaltic pump, led light source and optical shutters to control these aux devices during electrochemical measurements.

Review Date: 21 May 2021 | Gamry Instruments

Worth every penny


Average Rating 5.0

Application Area:

Electrochemical measurements

Works well and is reliable. Worth the price

Review Date: 17 Dec 2020 | Gamry Instruments

Highly recommended for corrosion studies.


Average Rating 4.7

Application Area:

Study corrosion of metals and degradation of coatings

This is a versatile, accurate potentiostat for a wide range of applications. I like that the software UI is targeted for corrosion testing as opposed to fundamental electrochemical research. Though the software looks very dated, it's still very easy to use. The Gamry support staff are pretty responsive and the tutorials on the website makes getting started easy. Though I should note that the price range is on the higher side and similar functionality at a lower price tag is possible with OEMs like Pine Research or Biologic.

Review Date: 8 Dec 2020 | Gamry Instruments

Easy to use.


Average Rating 4.0

Application Area:

Corrosion testing

The potentiostat is easy to setup and the software is simple to use. However, the Framework and ECehm Analyst software looks very dated and does have some unfortunate bugs (e.g. incessant warnings about experiment data coming from terminated/aborted tests even when it’s not true). The support team is helpful to answer questions.

Review Date: 13 Oct 2020 | Gamry Instruments

Stable and easy to use.


Average Rating 4.0

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Easy to use by students. Generally a very stable instrument. Very happy with it.

Review Date: 30 Sept 2020 | Gamry Instruments

Excellent results. planning to get another one to increase the number of channels.


Average Rating 4.7

Application Area:

Batteries and supercapacitor research

I bought this potentiastat together with a 30A current booster and the results I have been gettting for supercapacitors and capacitive deionization are fantastic and quite repeatable. Compared to Solartron Analytical potentiastats that I used during my postdoctoral fellow research, Reference 3000 is very user friendly. After installing and calibrating the instrument, I emailed Gamry to check whether they offer short courses especially on EIS. Gamry replied promptly and though they said do not have in-house short training course. They informed that they offer courses from time to time and showed me how I can subscribe to know when the oncoming courses will be offered. Considering the quality of data and repeatability vis-a-vis the amount of money I spent buying it, I am really getting value for my money.

Review Date: 15 May 2020 | Gamry Instruments

The Reference 3000 is a high-current, high-performance potentiostat well suited for researchers studying batteries, fuel cells or supercapacitors. It is also well suited for general physical electrochemistry experiments requiring high voltages and high currents. For very high current applications, the Reference 3000 can be interfaced with our Reference 30K Booster. The Reference 30000 is fully equipped to perform electrochemical impedance spectroscopy up to 1 MHz. The Accuracy Contour Plot below provides a detailed look at the performance you can expect from your instrument in real-world situations. The results include the cell cable.


  • Dual compliance – 15 V at 3A or 32 V at 1.5 A
  • 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 cell connections
  • EIS to 1 MHz
  • Current Interrupt and Positive Feedback iR Compensation
  • Auxiliary I/O
  • Boostable to 30 A

Techniques Available:

  • Physical Electrochemistry
  • Pulse Voltammetry
  • Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy
  • DC Corrosion
  • Electrochemical Energy
  • Critical Pitting Temperature

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