LEEC – Mini CO2 Incubator (T50 Safe TOUCH)

The LEEC IR CO2 sensor offers the latest technology and is completely drift-free. T.C. CO2 sensors only measure accurately at the desired relative humidity of 88-92% (% RH). After the inner glass door is opened, the T.C. sensor will measure inaccurately for up to 1 hour after the door is closed. The TC technology is much older and its major drawback is that accurate % CO2 can only be obtained when the relative humidity (% RH) has recovered to 88-92% RH, which typically takes up to 1 hour. For very important samples and cell lines, this is simply not acceptable. The pH level of the culture medium will not recover and cell desiccation may result.

All LEEC Culture Safe CO2 incubators are fitted with a premium quality state-of-the-art drift-free infrared CO2 sensor. This ensures accurate CO2 measurement at all instances in time and total peace of mind that your samples are culturing at the correct %CO2 level all the time. This eradicates the need for any additional auto-referencing / zeroing of the CO2 sensor which is sometimes necessary on other manufacturers’ incubators to stop drifting of CO2 calibration and carries the heavy risk of contamination introduction into the incubator each time the auto-referencing / zeroing is performed.

LEEC has developed a clever six-sided heating system controlled by using a state-of-the-art PID controller. There is also independent control of both the door and the base (located under the water tray) allowing for extremely accurate and precise control of temperature inside the inner chamber. This precise control eliminates the need for a fan (refer to benefits of fanless) and is accurately achieved by the most gentle convection of air movement inside the chamber. This prevents any turbulence and possible rapid spreading of contamination introduced into the chamber by the higher turbulent airflow created by fan-assisted incubators.

Another great benefit is a much larger internal chamber capacity against rivals with fans fitted with considerably smaller external dimensions. The LEEC Culture Safe CO2 range with its very compact external dimensions will comfortably sit on a laboratory bench or even under the laboratory bench if more convenient, many other brands are simply too large to fit in either location.

The new state-of-the-art PID controller is designed to be as user-friendly as possible, allowing the user to quickly access the required menus via a simple icon navigation system.

On board text and graphical data logging of temperature and CO2 with a minimum of 72 hours graphical data logging and 100 text event logs, all conveniently saved as .csv files for viewing in MS-Excel from a removable SD card.

LEEC – Mini CO2 Incubator (T50 Safe TOUCH)

Key Features

  • 50 liter capacity
  • Touch screen controller and datalogger
  • Benchtop CO2 incubator
  • Ideal for I.V.F. and stem cell applications
  • Easy to clean and replaceable inner door seal
  • Ideal for research of critical samples
  • Minimised loss of conditions on door opening
  • Option – 3 inner or 6 inner doors for quicker recovery of conditions
  • Option – %RH display


Model LEEC-T50
Chamber Capacity (L) 50
Temperature (°C) Range Ambient +5 to +60
Control 0.1
Stability ±0.1 at 37°C
CO2 Control (%) Range 0 to 20
Control ±0.1
Stability ±0.2
Uniformity ±0.2
CO2 Sensor IR
Humidity (at 37ºC / 5% CO2) up to 90%
Dimensions; W x H x D (mm) Chamber 402 x 402 x 300
External 534 x 717 x 460
Min CO2 inlet pressure 5 psi / 0.3 bar
Max CO2 inlet pressure 10 psi / 0.7 bar
Power Requirements 230VAC, 50 / 60 Hz (120V versions available)
Weight (Kg) 38
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