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Thermo 5696 High Performance Forma 1L HPR Refrigerated Centrifuge 8947 IEC Rotor

Tested to 5,300 rpm at -6°C. Includes 90-Day Warranty.
AdID: 14366

Availability: In stock


Fully-Functional, Refrigerated Benchtop
Centrifuge with Rotor and Buckets - Tested
to 5,300 RPM at -6°C

Every week here at the New Life Scientific tech shop, we are inspecting, testing,
and servicing benchtop centrifuges such as this Thermo 5696 High Performance
centrifuge, offering you a wide variety of pre-owned centrifuges with a clear
understanding of their condition and functionality.

Our technician inspected and tested this centrifuge, confirming it to reach rotor
max speed 5,300 rpm and refrigeration to reach -10
°C when idle and hold at -6°C
during operation.

We found this centrifuge to be in fair physical condition overall, with significant
damage on the rotor chamber walls due to past unbalanced loads, but our testing
has proven this centrifuge safe to operate.

What’s Included

- Thermo 5696 High Performance Refrigerated Centrifuge
- Thermo 8947 IEC Swinging Bucket Rotor
- 4x 250 mL Thermo Swing Buckets
- Power Cable

Inspected and Tested by Technician

In addition to testing the centrifugation and cooling features of this centrifuge,
our technician ensured that other key features were working and gave the centrifuge
a clean bill of health.

The following tests and services were performed:

- Tested to safely reach rotor max speed 5,300 rpm
- Refrigeration reaches -10°C when idle and holds at -6°C during operation
- Min/max accel and decel profiles tested
- Pulse mode tested
- Door lock and unlock tested
- All control panel buttons tested

Experienced Centrifuge Dealer

New Life Scientific is no stranger to centrifuges. Over the past four years we have
dealt in and worked on a wide variety of benchtop and floor centrifuges from the
top manufacturers, including Eppendorf, Beckman, and Sorvall/Thermo.

You can have confidence in our technical evaluations and our warranty knowing
that we have actual in-house technicians who inspect, test, service, and repair
centrifuges. After their examinations and being cleaned inside and out, they often
leave our shop meeting manufacturer specs.

When you buy from us, you’re not just buying a centrifuge. You also gain a
resource for after-sales support for any questions or issues that may arise, even
after your warranty expires.

90-Day Warranty for your Peace-of-Mind

We realize that buying pre-owned can be unnerving, so we include a 90-day
warranty on our equipment to protect you against any equipment failure or
defects. If anything goes wrong, our in-house support is only a phone call away.






5696 High Performance

Serial No.


Maximum Speed

16,800 rpm

Maximum g-Force

30,300 xg

Maximum Capacity

4 x 250 mL

Run Time

Time (Up to 99 hrs, 59 min)
Hold, Pulse (Short Run)

Refrigerant / Charge

R-404A / 11.5 oz

Design Pressures High / Low

210 psi / 15 psi

Set Temperature Range

-9ºC to +40ºC

Computer Interface

RS-232 port, Run control/monitoring


120V, 12A, 60Hz

Dimensions (W x D x H)

31 x 22.25 x 15.5 in



Swing buckets

Max. g-force

Max. speed

Max. load per bucket

8947 IEC

4 x 250 mL

5,500 x g

5,300 rpm

357 g

Aerocarrier Adapters for 8947 Rotor

4 x 100 ml (42 X 143 mm)


4 x 250 ml


4 x 225/175 ml Falcon conicals


5 x 14 ml (Falcon 2059 177400mm)


8 x 50 ml rb


8 x 50 ml F/C


20 x 15 ml F/C


12 x 1.52/2ml Microtubes


12 x 25 ml Universals


10-15 ml (16 x 100, 16 x 125 mm)


5-7 ml (13 x 75, 13 x 100 mm)


3-5 ml (10 x 75, 12 x 75 mm)