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Biotek PowerWave HT 340 Microplate Reader
Biotek PowerWave HT 340 Microplate Reader
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Biotek PowerWave HT 340 Microplate Reader

The Biotek PowerWave HT 340 is an eight-channel, automated, benchtop, and general-purpose absorbance microplate reader that performs optical density measurements of samples in a 96- or 384-well microplate format. The PowerWave HT 340 features a monochromator which offers continuous wavelength selection from 340 to 999 nm in 1-nm increments, as well as wavelength scanning without the need for interference filters. A variety of read methods can be utilized, including endpoint, kinetic, multiwavelength, and spectral scanning. The user may choose from three reading speeds: normal, rapid, and sweep mode. The microplate reader is computer controlled using Biotek's Gen5 PC software for all operations, including data reduction and analysis.

Absorbance measurements are made by utilizing the featured xenon flash lamp and the monochromator for wavelength selection. The PowerWave HT 340 is also equipped a unique 4-Zone temperature control from 4°C over ambient to 50°C that ensures superior temperature uniformity necessary for kinetic assays. An internal microplate shaker is also featured on this unit, which allows for selection between low, medium, high, and variable speeds with adjustable durations. The PowerWave HT 340 can also be interfaced with Biotek's BioStack Microplate Stacker for robotic functionality.

The Biotek PowerWave HT 340 Microplate Reader includes:
  • > Windows 10 Data Station with Pre-Loaded Gen5 PC Software
  • > Operator's Manual
  • > Interface Cable
  • > Full 90 Day Part and Labor Warranty

Biotek PowerWave HT 340 Microplate Reader Specifications

Wavelength Range

340 to 999nm

Wavelength Accuracy

± 2 nm

Wavelength Repeatability

± 0.2 nm

Wavelength Bandpass

5 nm

Microplate Capacity

Standard 96- and 384-well microplates

Dimensions (D x W x H)

16 x 8.5 x 8.5 in (40.6 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm)


24 lb. (10.9 kg)


Operational temperature 18º to 40°C

Light Source

Absorbance: Xenon flash light source


10% to 85% relative humidity (non-condensing)

Power Consumption

100 VA max


Temperature control range from 4º over ambient to 50ºC

Temperature variation ± 0.50°C across the plate @ 37°C (250 µL per well with the plate sealed)

Plate Shaking

Low, Medium, High and Variable shaking speeds. Duration is programmable by the user

Read Modes

Normal, Rapid and Sweep

Absorbance Measurement Range

0.000 to 4.000 OD

Absorbance Accuracy

2.000 to 2.500 OD ± 3.0% ± 0.010 OD Normal and Rapid modes, 96- and 384-well plates

Absorbance Linearity

2.000 to 2.500 OD ± 3.0% Normal and Rapid modes, 96- and 384-well plates

Absorbance Repeatability

2.000 to 2.500 OD ± 3.0% ± 0.005 OD Normal and Rapid modes, 96- and 384-well plates

Computer Specifications


Intel I5-4300U CPU


8.0 GB



Hard drive

240GB Solid State Drive

Operating System

Windows 10 64-Bit

Biotek PowerWave HT 340 Microplate Reader Manual

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