Reach In Plant Growth Chambers E-36VL

Percival® Scientific offers superior flexibility and control with every chamber. The E-36VL Seed Germination Chamber provides an optimal environment for studying lighting effects on vascular plants, plant production, plant pathology and seed germination and development. The lighting equipment on the E-36VL makes it unique, with two externally mounted lamp banks on either side of the unit. This lighting situation not only provides evenly dispersed fluorescent lighting across the plants, but also reduces heat accumulation within the chamber, thus requiring less heat expulsion and cooling. The externally mounted lamps are also easy to change, without requiring shelf or subject removal to change the bulbs.

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-Frequently used for research application such as seed germination, seedling development, growth of algae in flasks, lighting for vascular plants to facilitate standard plant production, plant pathology research, growth of the Arabidopsis plant
-Many other applications exist for this product

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Lighting System
-Two externally mounted lamp banks each containing fluorescent lights, reduce interior heat load while eliminating need to open chamber and remove shelves when changing light bulbs.
-Externally mounted lamp banks separated from chamber growth space by glass side wall
-Intensity programmable up to 515 micromoles/m2/sec of light irradiance measured at 6” from lamps on 2 on/off light events (without drop-off due to low temperature)
-Programming and control of the lighting is done via IntellusUltra real time controller

Cabinet Construction
-Interior constructed of 22-gauge electro-zinc plated steel
-Exterior constructed of 18-gauge exterior electro-zinc plated steel
-Welded seams and joints on outer and inner shells
-Inner shell supported by non-compressing/non-thermal conducting material locking inner liner in place without a metal-to-metal bond to outer case
-Overall wall thickness is 2”
-Side walls constructed with dual-pane, tempered, argon-filled glass inserts which let light through, yet keep lamp heat out of the chamber environment
-Chamber floor equipped with floor drain and hose assembly
-Contains caster assembly and adjustable leveling legs to compensate for floor unevenness in the lab

-Woodless construction using CFC free insulation (overall wall thickness is 2”, ample insulation for maintenance of stated temperature range)

-One door opening of 29.2” x 57.5” providing full access to chamber interior (magnetic gasket provides a tight seal to door frame)

Interior Space
-29.7 cu.ft. with work area of 27 sq.ft. provided on five tiers

-Five tiers of white epoxy coated steel wire shelving (each shelf is 28.8”D x 27”W)
-Shelves are supported by shelf clips allowing 1/2” vertical adjustments
-Maximum clearance between shelves is 9.5” per tier with all five shelves installed

-Interior and exterior painted with high reflective, environmentally friendly, high temperature baked white powder coating

-Self-contained air-cooled condensing unit with hot gas bypass system for continuous compressor operation, extended life and close temperature control (this continuous running condensing unit ensures precise temperature control by alternating cycling refrigerant and hot gas to coil; this also prolongs life of compressor, and eliminates risk of ice buildup in coil)
-Top mounted refrigeration system allows easy access for maintenance (e.g. cleaning)
-As heat is rejected, it rises and is dissipated into room without having any effect on inside temperature of cabinet
-Solenoid valves have extended stem for quiet and long life operation
-Ceiling mounted evaporator coil
-Heat rejection to ambient (standard chamber): 3950 BTU/hr

Temperature Range
– 7-44C (+/- 0.5C) lights on and 2-44C (+/- 0.5C) lights off

Temperature Safety Limit Controls
-Experiment Protection: Adjustable high and low temperature controls, audible alarms, and visual indicators provided
-Controls shut down all power to chamber, activating alarms (when the temperature returns to the normal range the system will automatically reset)

Convenience Receptacles
-Two 115/1/60 convenience receptacles provided inside chamber

Electrical Requirements
-Consult Geneva Scientific for electrical requirements and amperage draw.

-Additive Humidity Control with Sensor
-Dehumidifier with Sensor
-IntellusUltra Connect
-Android-Based Touch Screen
-CO2 Enrichment Package
-Self-Contained Water-Cooled Condensing Unit
-Dry Alarm Contacts
-Dimmable Lighting
-LED Lighting in Lieu of Fluorescent Lamps
-Please contact us for more optional items

***Specifications subject to change.***

ModelTemp Range
(with lights on)
Interior Space (Volume)Total Shelving Floor AreaMaximum Growing HeightExterior DimensionsLight Intensity (6" from lamps unless noted)# of Tiers
E-36VL7-44±0.5 °C29.7 ft3
0.8 m3
27 ft2
2.5 m2
9.5 in
24.1 cm
38.8 in (W)
33.6 in (D)
77.2 in (H)
515 µmol/m2/s5