[Protein-analysis] Re: Opinions about Bio-Rad PowerPac Basic Power Supply

SJC via proteins%40net.bio.net (by scott.coutts At med.monash.edu.au)
Mon Nov 20 16:42:04 EST 2006

DK wrote:
> In article <1163708083.041683.219360 At f16g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>, "Lechu" <lech_kaczmarczyk At yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Is this power module suitable for western-blotting transfers? 
> Yes. Reasonabley cheap, simple and very convenient. 
>> Or do I
>> need sth more powerful? 
> Depends. 
>> Any reccommendations? How about running 2
>> transfers simultaneosly (2 chambers x 2 membranes)?
> PowerPac Basic is rated 400 mA, which puts right on the edge 
> when running 2 transfer modules at the same time, so it's
> not practical. Bio-Rad has higher power version of it they 
> call "PowerPac Basic HC". It handles 1000 mA, so parallel
> transfers are no problem. Many parallel gel rigs are not a
> problem with either. 
> DK

We use the power pack and it is fine... except that it can become quite 
noisey because it is fan cooled. We have had a faulty unit replaced 
because of this. The power pack worked fine, but the noise was very 
annoying - The fans are quite cheap.


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