The MUX8 module is an 8 channel multiplexer extension for use with the EmStat3 potentiostat module. Picture represents MUX8 multiplexer in combination with the EmStat3 module.
The MUX8 multiplexer is meant for use with 2- or 3- electrode sensors or cells up to 8 channels. The MUX8 module allows to switch:
- 8x WE, 8x RE, 8x CE
- 8x WE, 8x RE+CE joint together
- 8x WE with fixed RE and CE
The MUX8 can be mounted directly to the EmStat3 potentiostat module as shown below. Or it can be connected via short wires or flatcable.
The MUX8 module can be mounted directly on the EmStat Development board. Connections to different cells can be made using the screw terminals on the development board.
The available libraries for software development are also made compatible with the MUX8 module.
It is not possible to apply a potential simultaneously to more than one sensor or cell each with three electrodes. This requires a multipotentiostat, one potentiostat for each channel. This is however possible with two electrode sensors or cells, so when combined counter and reference electrodes are applied.