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Ward's® 1208 and 1204 Visible Spectrophotometers

S1200-505 S1208-VWR 9499770 1204VWR S1208-515
  • One and 4 sample holders available
  • V-Type round tube holder accepts cuvettes and tubes
  • Windows® based software available for easy data collection
Wards® Visible Spectrophotometers are perfect for your classroom or laboratory. The easy-to-use 1208 and 1204 are ideal for any standard application, while staying within a conservative budget. They have a high quality silicon photodiode detector and 1200 lines/mm diffraction grating that assures high performance, as well as a large digital display and built-in, automatic filters for easy operation. These spectrophotometers feature Absorbance, Transmittance, Factor and Concentration modes, as well as automatic zeroing and blanking with the touch of a single button. The 1208 and 1204 visible spectrophotometers feature both USB and RS-232C ports for data transfer and you can select optional Windows® based software for easy data collection and application expansion to standard curve and kinetics, Abs. and %T. Data can be easily exported to Microsoft Excel® for further processing, analysis and storage. Software can be used with Windows® 2000, ME, and XP. Bulb changes are quick and easy when needed and require no tools, or alignment. The large sample compartment can accept cuvettes up to 50 mm path length and can accept a variety of optional accessories.

Certifications: CE Approved.

Ordering information: The Model 1208 comes with a standard V-type round tube holder, a single square cuvette holder, 12 round optical glass cuvettes, a set of two optical square glass cuvettes, operation manual and dust cover. The Model 1204 comes with a standard 4-cell (four position) 10 mm, square cuvette changer, set of two optical glass square cuvettes, manual and dust cover.



Visible Spectrophotometers
Item # Description Model Wavelength Unit Availability Price Quantity
470013-170 V-Type Tube Holder, 5 nm
1208 325-1000 nm Each Retrieving
470227-656 4 Position Cell Holder, 5 nm
1204 325-1000 nm Each Retrieving

Item # Description Model Unit Availability Price Quantity
470013-166 Application Software for PCs
1208/1204 Each Retrieving
470227-668 Replacement Tungsten Halogen Lamp
1204 Each Retrieving
470227-670 Replacement Tungsten Halogen Lamp
1208 Each Retrieving


Optical design Single Beam, Grating System 1200 lines/mm
Photometric Accuracy ± 1%T
Photometric Range 0% T to 125% T/1 to 2.0A/1 to 999C
Wavelength Accuracy ± 2
Wavelength Repeatability ± 1
Stray Light Less than or equal to 0.5%T at 340 and 400 nm
Light Source Tungsten Halogen lamp 6V/10W
Electrical 110-120V, 60Hz Switchable, 220V-240V/50Hz
Weight 15 lbs. (6.5 kg)
Communication Interface USB and RS-232C
Sample compartment Accommodates 50 mm pathlength cuvette with optional holder
Width 16"
Height 7"
Depth 12"
Slit width 5 nm


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