Thermo Scientific™ Forma™ 8600 Series -40°C Ultra-Low Temperature Chest Freezers Available on GSA/VA Contract for Federal Government customers only.

Store samples confidently in the Forma 8600 Series -40°C chest freezer. Available in four sizes to accomodate a variety of needs.

Manufacturer: Thermo Scientific™ 703CA

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Catalog No. 70-3CA

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    Type Ultra Low Freezer, Chest
    Product Line Forma
    Temperature Range (Metric) -10°C to -40°C,-10° to -40°C
    Dimensions (L x W x H) Exterior 29.9 x 28.5 x 43.8 in. (75.9 x 72.4 x 111.3cm)
    Capacity 3 cu. ft., 84.9L,3 cu.ft., 84.9L
    Capacity (English) 3 cu. ft.
    Temperature Range -10° to -40°C
    Plug Type NEMA 5-20
    Voltage 120V
    Electrical Requirements 120V 60Hz
    Operating Modes Standard Operation
    Regulatory Approvals UL
    Data Outputs RS-485, 4-20mA, dry contacts - standard
    Setpoint Security Single ID
    Unit Weight (Metric) 186kg
    Control Push Button LED
    Voltage Compensation Buck/Boost
    Water Cooled Not Avaialble
    Amperage 10.5A,10.5A
    Capacity (Metric) 84.9L
    Backup Systems Optional CO2 or LN2
    Dimensions (D x W x H) Interior 18.5 x 18.5 x 16.5 in. (47 x 47 x 41.9cm)
    Holds 63 boxes
    Insulation Polyurethane Foam,Polyurethane Foam
    Model Forma
    Access Security key lock
    Shipping Weight (Metric) 179kg,179kg
    Chart Recorder Optional 7-day chart recorder
    Certifications/Compliance cULus, CE listed
    Interior Stainless-steel
    Smart View Compatibility SmartView Compatible
    Unit Weight (English) 392 lb.
    Description Capacity: 3 cu. ft. (84.9L); 120V/60Hz; 10.5A
    Hertz 60Hz,60Hz
    Shipping Weight (English) 395 lb.,395 lb.
    Height (English) Interior 16.5 in.
    Width (English) Interior 18.5 in.
    Height (Metric) Interior 41.9cm
    Depth (Metric) Interior 47cm
    Height (English) Exterior 43.8 in.
    Width (English) Exterior 28.5 in.
    Depth (English) Exterior 29.9 in.
    Height (Metric) Exterior 111.3cm
    Plug NEMA 5-20
    Depth (English) Interior 18.5 in.
    Depth (Metric) Exterior 75.9cm
    Width (Metric) Interior 47cm
    Width (Metric) Exterior 72.4cm

    Store samples confidently in Thermo Scientific™ Forma™ 8600 Series -40°C Ultra-Low Temperature Chest Freezers. Available in four sizes, and with a full range of racking solutions, to accomodate a variety of needs, these freezers deliver all of the sample protection features of the Forma™ 900 and 700 upright series.

    Key Features:

    • Centralized information center, including microprocessor control and monitoring system ensures that all controls and displays are easy to reach and read—knee level on the 3 cu. ft. models
    • Improves temperature control and increases reserve BTUH capacity, resulting in a more stable temperature sample
    • Easy to remove, washable filter provides protection from dust on the condenser, causing reduced refrigeration performance and increased risk to samples
    • Simplified installation with our new easy-roll 2 inch locking casters
    • Easy to use ergonomic door handle allows convenient disposal, and retieval of, specimens


    • 5 in. (127mm) foamed in place, polyurethane insulation reduces power consumption and maintains temperature setpoint
    • Triple-point door gasket provides longer holding time in the event of a door opening
    • Rugged, heavy gauge, cold-rolled steel cabinets resist chipping and rust
    • 1 in. (25mm) access ports allow for the use of inexpedient probes or instrumentation
    • Stainless steel interior
    • Polystyrene interior sub-lids reduce cold air loss and improve temperature recovery after door openings

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