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Power Requirements


Basic power requirements for the Q Exactive GC GC/MS system


Q Exactive GC


Use the following guidelines to ensure your site is equipped with enough power to support the Q Exactive GC GC-MS system:

  • All circuits should be 50/60 Hz ± 2 Hz, single-phase with < 6% total harmonic distortion.
  • Circuit 1: Q Exactive GC MS plus the foreline pump. 230 VAC ±10%, frequency of 50/60 Hz, single phase, 16 AMAX (tripping characteristic C).
  • Circuit 2: GC. 230 VAC ±10%, 10 AMAX. The GC cannot be reconfigured in the field.
  • Additional Circuits: Additional circuits are needed for the computer or other equipment. 120 VAC+6/-10% or 230 VAC ±10%.

NOTE: Due to the power draw of the Q Exactive GC MS and GC, each instrument must be on its own dedicated circuit. These two circuits must be separate from the circuits used for the computer and other equipment such as the autosampler.

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NOTE: The power quality supplied to your system is very important. It must be stable and within the minimum specifications.


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