WaveNow Wireless/WaveVortex 10 RDE (E5TQ)


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This bundle combines a WaveNow® Wireless potentiostat with a compact WaveVortex® rotator, giving you an affordable Rotating Disk Electrode (RDE) system that can be controlled remotely and easily installed in a glovebox, mounted on a mobile lab cart, or taken into the field. This bundle includes a ChangeDisk RDE tip (with an interchangeable glassy carbon disk insert), an electrochemical cell, reference and counter electrodes, and related accessories.

Every purchase of a Pine Research potentiostat and rotating electrode bundle includes a free one-hour online training session! Contact Pine Research now (click here) to learn more and to schedule your training session.

Under the control of our powerful AfterMath® software package, the WaveNow Wireless Potentiostat/Galvanostat is capable of performing a wide range of DC electroanalytical techniques including several Rotating Disk Electrode (RDE) voltammetry techniques. This potentiostat plays well with the WaveVortex 10 Rotator and is able to automatically control the rotation rate while measuring electrochemical signals. This RDE start-up bundle includes the following principal items along with compatible cables and accessories:

  • WaveNow Wireless Potentiostat/Galvanostat
  • WaveVortex 10 Electrode Rotator, ChangeDisk RDE Tip, Glassy Carbon Disk Insert
  • Pine Research AfterMath Software
  • Jacketed RDE Cell (glass) with Pt Counter and Ag/AgCl Reference Electrode

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# Description Price in USD
Potentiostat/Rotating Disk Electrode (RDE) Bundle

WaveVortex 10 ChangeDisk Rotating Disk Electrode with WaveNow Wireless Bundle
features E5TQ series RDE tip with removable glassy carbon disk insert

includes potentiostat, WaveVortex 10 rotator, software, cables, electrodes, cell, and accessories

Power Cords

this bundle includes two power cords

List of All Items Included in Bundle

Pine Research AfterMath Software

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WaveNow Wireless Potentiostat/Galvanostat

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WaveVortex 10 Rotator
includes power adapter and motor control cable


Shielded WaveNow Cell Cable
connects potentiostat to electrodes in the cell

cable assembly with outer shield; HD-15 male to five banana plugs with optional alligator clips
compatible with any WaveNow series potentiostat


WaveVortex 10 Rotation Rate Control Cable
allows potentiostat to control WaveVortex 10 rotation rate


ChangeDisk RDE Tip
15.0 mm OD PEEK shroud, PTFE U-Cup insulator
accepts 5.0 mm OD disk inserts

maximum rotation rate is 2500 RPM - never exceed maximum rotation rate when working with rotating electrodes.


Glassy Carbon Disk Insert
5.0 mm OD x 4.0 mm L

please read our glassy carbon disclaimer


Disk Ejection and Polishing Tools
for use with E5TQ and E6R1 ChangeDisk tips

tools for installing, removing, and polishing disk inserts


Standard Platinum Counter Electrode Kit
6.9 mm OD epoxy tube shroud, 150 mm long, includes fritted isolation tube


Single-Junction Silver Chloride (Ag/AgCl) Reference Electrode
includes 14/20 PTFE adapter, storage bottle, bottle of filling solution


Jacketed Glass Cell for Rotating Electrodes
includes five PTFE stoppers, gas vent bend, and dual-port gas sparge tube


Gas-Purged Bearing Assembly
helps center rotating shaft within the 24/25 center port on the glass cell


Polishing Solutions and Materials Kit
this kit includes three packs of polishing disks (microcloth, nylon, and 600 grit sandpaper) and three bottles of polishing solutions (5.0 µm, 0.3 µm, and 0.05 µm)

This bundle includes an E5TQ Series ChangeDisk RDE tip with an interchangeable glassy carbon disk insert. As your research grows, you can expand your rotating electrode collection to include a wide variety of additional RDE tip designs that are compatible with the WaveVortex 10 rotator.

This bundle combines three important concepts – portable, compact, and wireless – into one integrated system that will get you started with Rotating Disk Electrode (RDE) voltammetry. Enjoy remote wireless control of an unbeatable potentiostat and rotator combination which is easily installed in tight lab spaces (such as inside of a glovebox).

This bundle includes a selection of the most popular accessories for rotating disk voltammetry, including a five-neck and water-jacketed electrochemical cell, a glassy carbon RDE (the working electrode), a platinum counter electrode, and a silver/silver-chloride reference electrode. A special rotation rate control cable allows the WaveNow Wireless Potentiostat/Galvanostat to directly control the rotation rate of the WaveVortex 10 Rotator, so that you can set up all of your experimental parameters, including the rotation rate, using our powerful AfterMath instrument control and data analysis software.

The WaveNow Wireless Potentiostat/Galvanostat is the latest development in our popular WaveNow® compact potentiostat series. How do you make something great even better? Reduce the wire clutter! For years, our customers have enjoyed using our small yet powerful WaveNow potentiostats for educational, research, and field-based applications. Now, the engineering team at Pine Research has stepped it up a level, adding wireless communication plus a few other new features. Imagine setting up your glovebox with an electrochemical experiment and not having to worry about passing cell cables or communications cables through the wall of the glovebox. The WaveNow Wireless makes this possible today.

This full-featured DC potentiostat includes six current ranges, a wide ± 8.0 V potential range, built-in iR compensation, an overload LED indicator, and an external port allowing it to control a rotating electrode or a spectrometer. Communication between the computer and the potentiostat can occur via a direct USB connection or via a wireless USB dongle. Power to the potentiostat can be supplied from a traditional AC power supply or from a rechargeable DC battery.

A license for our AfterMath® instrument control and data analysis software is included with every system. This single license gives you access to all of the DC electrochemical methods that the WaveNow Wireless can perform (Pine Research does not charge you extra for various categories of electrochemical techniques – will give all of them to you with a single license). Key features of our AfterMath software are listed below:

  • Instrument Control. When started, AfterMath automatically detects all compatible instrumentation attached to the computer and provides complete control over each instrument. AfterMath can simultaneously and independently control multiple instruments, and multiple experiments may be queued on each individual instrument. Even as new experiments are queued or running in the background, data acquired in previous experiments may be manipulated by the user.
  • Flexible Plotting. AfterMath has a powerful “drag-n-drop” feature that allows traces from one plot to be quickly and easily copied and moved to other plots. Preparing an overlay plot from several voltammograms is straightforward. AfterMath provides precise control over line sizes, point markers, colors, axis limits, axis labels, and tick marks. One or more text boxes may be placed anywhere on a plot, and the text may be formatted with any combination of fonts, font sizes, or colors as desired.
  • Scientific Units. Unlike graphing software designed for business and marketing applications, AfterMath is designed with scientific data in mind. Proper management of scientific units, metric prefixes, scientific notation, and significant figures are built into Aftermath. For example, if an operation divides a potential measured in millivolts by a current measured in nanoamperes, then Aftermath properly provides the result as a resistance measured in megaohms.
  • Data Archiving. A unique and open XML-based file format allows data from several related experiments to be stored together in one single archive file. Keeping related experiments together in an archive file eliminates the need to manage multiple individual data files on the hard drive. The internal archive hierarchy can contain as many subfolders, reports, plots, notes, experimental parameters, and data sets as desired (subject to available memory and storage).
  • Tools and Transforms. Flexible tools can be placed on any graph to precisely measure quantities such as peak height and peak area. Multiple tools can be placed on a plot, and all such tools remain exactly where they are placed, even if the data archive is saved to a disk and reloaded at a later time. Fundamental mathematical operations (addition, multiplication, integration, logarithm, etc.) can be applied to any trace on any plot.

If you are already an owner of an earlier WaveNow model, you may be wondering how the WaveNow Wireless differs from earlier models. Our engineering team has packed the following new features into the WaveNow Wireless:

  • iR Compensation. If you are working in a highly resistive solvent system, you can measure the uncompensated resistance between the working and reference electrodes (using a positive feedback iR drop measurement), and then the potentiostat can actively correct for this iR drop in subsequent voltammetry experiments.
  • Overload Indicator Light. A red indicator light on the front panel signals an overload condition (i.e., signal exceeds measurement range).
  • Wireless Communication. Communication is now possible without having to route a USB cable to the instrument.
  • Expanded Current Ranges. Improved low current and high current limits with six ranges from ±5 nA to ±150 mA.
  • Potentiostat Housing. The original WaveNow features a slick enclosure, but forces its use in one plane. Now, the (slightly larger) housing for the WaveNow Wireless permits either vertical or horizontal orientation for easier installation in tight spaces.

MAXIMUM ROTATION RATE: Each electrode tip model used with the WaveVortex 10 rotator has a maximum rotation rate. Do not the exceed maximum rotation rate when working with rotating electrodes.

The WaveVortex 10 Electrode Rotator is designed to suit the needs of those looking to perform rotating disk (RDE) and rotating ring-disk (RRDE) electrode experiments with limited lab space.  This small footprint rotator is compatible with all 15 mm OD RDE/RRDE electrodes manufactured by Pine Research, along with many of our cells, glassware, and accessories.

The control box, motor, shaft, and enclosure are all fixed into one convenient unit, making the WaveVortex compact and portable.  The rotation rate can be manually adjusted on the front panel and monitored on the digital display.  Alternately, the potentiostat can control the rotation rate using the appropriate rate control cable.

This bundle is a good choice for an initial laboratory setup. As your research evolves, it is likely your specific needs will change. Pine Research has you covered, and we offer many additional kinds of rotating electrode tips and accessories to allow you to expand the capabilities of your WaveVortex 10 rotator. This rotator can also be used with Rotating Ring-Disk Electrodes (RRDE). If you are contemplating future RRDE research work, keep in mind that working with an RRDE requires a bipotentiostat, and we suggest that you consider our WaveDriver 40 DC Bipotentiostat or our WaveDriver 200 EIS Bipotentiostat to control such RRDE experiments.

Visit our YouTube channel for helpful instructional videos regarding the use and maintenance of this and many other Pine Research products.

All specifications are subject to change without notice.
WaveNow Wireless Potentiostat

Working Electrode Channels


Measured Current Ranges

±150 mA, ±5 mA, ±150 μA, ±5 μA, ±150 nA, ±5 nA



Practical Current Range

1 pA to 150 mA

ADC Input

16 bits

Compliance Voltage

> ±11 V

Measured Potential Ranges

±8.0 V

CV Sweep Rate (min)

10 μV/s (469 μV step per 46.9 s, 313 μV step per 31.3 s, or 78 μV per 7.8 s)

CV Sweep Rate (max)

10 V/sec (10 mV step every 1.0 ms)

Point Interval

1 ms (minimum)

EIS Capable


EIS Frequency Range


Instrument Dimensions

55 × 170 × 130 mm (2.17 × 6.69 × 5.12 in)

Instrument Weight

0.6 kg (1.25 lb)


Wireless or USB

Wireless Capable


Additional Specifications

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WaveVortex 10 Electrode Rotator

Rate Accuracy

100 - 200 RPM: Accurate to within ±2 counts of display reading
200 - 8,000 RPM: Accurate to within ±1% of display reading

Rate Control (external)

Optional rate control via input signal on external I/O port
Available control ratios: 1, 2, or 4 RPM/mV, jumper selectable

Rate Output

Optional rate monitoring via output signal on external I/O port
Output signal ratio: 2 RPM/mV

Maximum Continuous Torque

18.7 mN m

Motor Power

11 W

Electrode Connections

Disk electrode: red banana jack on motor unit
Ring electrode: blue banana jack on motor unit


Width: 15 in (38 cm)
Depth: 11 in (28 cm)
Height with enclosure window in lower position: 15 in (38 cm)
Clearance required to raise enclosure window: 24 in (61 cm)

Shipping Information

Shipping weight: 24 lb (11 kg)
Shipping dimensions: 16.0 × 16.0 × 16.0 in (41 × 41 × 41 cm)

Rotating Disk (RDE)

E5, E5TQ

Rotating Ring-Disk (RRDE)

E6, E7, E8

Rotating Cylinder (RCE)


Additional Specifications

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Single Junction Silver Chloride Reference Electrode

Standard Potential

0.199 V vs. NHE

Filling Solution

4 M KCl with AgCl

Document # Title
WaveNowXV Potentiostat/Galvanostat


WaveNow Wireless Potentiostat/Galvanostat User Guide
click here to download (6 MB download)

WaveVortex 10 Electrode Rotator


WaveVortex 10 Rotator User Guide
click here to download (4 MB download)


WaveVortex 10 Rotator Marketing Brochure
click here to download (916 KB download)

Electrode Information


E5TQPK Series ChangeDisk Rotating Disk Electrode Information
click here to download (1 MB download)


Care and Use of the Platinum Counter Electrode Kit
click here to download (252 KB download)


Silver/Silver-Chloride Reference Electrode User Guide
click here to download (333 KB download)


Electrode Shrouds Overview
click here to download (177 KB download)


Pine Research Electrode Polishing Guide
click here to download (239 KB download)

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Below are selected product references:

WaveVortex 10 Electrode Rotator [AF01WV10]
Standard Platinum Counter Electrode [AFCTR5]
Single Junction Silver Chloride Reference Electrode [RREF0021]
RDE/RRDE Cell With Water Jacket [AKCELL3]
Electrode Polishing Kit [AKPOLISH]
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