Battery and Charger

It’s a compact battery pack that can run the Stereo Microscope Fluorescence Adapter (SFA) all day long.

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What is the benefit?

The battery enables truly portable operation so that you can set up demos anywhere or explore fluorescence in the field, without having to worry about plugging into the power grid.

How do I use it?

Just plug the battery into the SFA base instead of the usual power connector. The battery has been tested at over 8 hours of continuous operation, and it will last even longer if you turn the system off when you don’t need it. Plug it into the included charger overnight to recharge.

Tell me something cool I can do with this

Fluorescence Everywhere™ – Combine the battery with the Eclipse MicroTent™ and you not only don’t need a place to plug in, you don’t even need to be in the dark! We have used this combination to do fluorescence microscopy at a beach in the middle of the day, in the desert at high noon, and more. Fluorescence can be found everywhere, and now you have the tools to go there.


SFA + Eclipse MicroTent + Battery = Fluorescence Everywhere (TM)


Fluorescence microscopy on the beach in the middle of the afternoon with the Eclipse MicroTent, Tru-Block Eye Shields, and SFA Battery Pack Fluorescence stereo micrograph of underside of a snail shell, showing the operculum and algae growing on the shell High noon in the desert – fluorescence microscopy with the Eclipse MicroTent and SFA Battery Pack Fluorescence stereo micrograph of a desert flower taken outdoors using the SFA, Eclipse MicroTent, and SFA Battery Pack


– Battery type – Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)
– Capacity – 12V, 3.8 Ah
– Dimensions – 11.4 x 8.9 x 5.6 cm (4.5 x 3.5 x 2.19 in)
– Weight – 0.7 kg (1 lb 9 oz)
– Operating duration – > 8 hours continuous
– Charge time – overnight
– Charger – 50/60 Hz, 110/220V (US type plug)



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