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Water baths, VWB2 series

Supplier: VWR Collection
Unstirred water baths with double walled, stainless steel (inner) and coated steel sheet (outer) housing. All baths except the 2 litre models feature a drain tap for convenient emptying and are suitable for use with water or alternatively with heat transfer beads. Baths with a capacity of 5 litres or more have a heat transfer bead mode which is activated through the main menu. A drain stopper (plug) is supplied as on optional accessory to ensure heat transfer beads do not get stuck in the drain outlet. Note: Baths are classified Safety Class 1, allowing unattended operation when used with non flammable liquids.

  • Fast heat up, accurate temperature control
  • Digital temperature indicator with three temperature presets
  • Temperature range ambient +5 to 99 °C
  • Temperature stability ±0,2 °C
  • Adjustable over-temperature alarm protects samples from over heating
  • Dry run protection turns the bath off if no water or low water level is detected
  • Countdown timer and audible alarm: 1 to 999 minutes

Delivery information: Supplied with a hinged clear polycarbonate lid (the 2 litre models have an unhinged lid) and universal tray. A wide range of optional accessories are available.



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Type Temp. range Temp. stability Capacity Bath W×D×H W×D×H Weight Pk VWR Catalog Number Quantity
VWB2 2 Ambient +5...99 °C ±0,2 °C 2 l 117×131×125 mm 186×200×305 mm 2,5 kg 1 462-0554H
VWB2 2S (shallow) Ambient +5...99 °C ±0,2 °C 2 l 289×139×40 mm 335×215×260 mm 3 kg 1 462-0555H
VWB2 5 Ambient +5...99 °C ±0,2 °C 5 l 281×131×125 mm 335×215×335 mm 3,9 kg 1 462-0556UK
VWB2 12 Ambient +5...99 °C ±0,2 °C 12 l 306×281×125 mm 335×390×380 mm 6,2 kg 1 462-0557UK
VWB2 18 Ambient +5...99 °C ±0,2 °C 18 l 281×485×125 mm 335×590×420 mm 9,2 kg 1 462-0558H
VWB2 26 Ambient +5...99 °C ±0,2 °C 26 l 278×481×175 mm 335×590×430 mm 9,4 kg 1 462-0559UK

Stainless steel test tube racks
Description For Pk VWR Catalog Number Quantity
Stainless steel test tube rack 0,5 ml microtubes 1 462-0566
Stainless steel test tube rack 1,5 ml microtubes 1 462-0567
Stainless steel test tube rack 10 mm tubes 1 462-0560
Stainless steel test tube rack 13 mm tubes 1 462-0561
Stainless steel test tube rack 16 mm tubes 1 462-0562
Stainless steel test tube rack 19 mm tubes 1 462-0563
Stainless steel test tube rack 25 mm tubes 1 462-0564
Stainless steel test tube rack 30 mm tubes 1 462-0565

Stainless steel raised shelves
Description For Pk VWR Catalog Number Quantity
Stainless steel raised shelf VWB2 12 1 462-0568
Stainless steel raised shelf VWB2 18 1 462-0569
Stainless steel raised shelf VWB2 26 1 462-0570

Stainless steel base trays
Description For Pk VWR Catalog Number Quantity
Stainless steel base tray VWB2 2 1 462-0571
Stainless steel base tray VWB2 2S, VWB2 5 1 462-0572
Stainless steel base tray VWB2 12 1 462-0573
Stainless steel base tray VWB2 26 1 462-0574

Spare polycarbonate base trays (1 is supplied with each bath as standard)
Description For Pk VWR Catalog Number Quantity
Polycarbonate base tray, for VWB2 12 - 1 462-0577
Polycarbonate base tray, for VWB2 26 - 1 462-0578
Polycarbonate base tray VWB2 2 1 462-0575
Polycarbonate base tray VWB2 2S, VWB2 5 1 462-0576
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Description For Material Ø Pk VWR Catalog Number Quantity
Anti-evaporation spheres - PP 20 mm 300 462-0584
Drain stoppers, to prevent heat transfer beads entering the drain opening VWB2 5, VWB2 12, VWB2 18, VWB2 26 - - 5 462-0585
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