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Thermo Scientific™ Forma™ 88000 Series -86°C Upright Ultra-Low Temperature Freezers Available on GSA/VA Contract for Federal Government customers only.

Store the most critical samples in these upright ultra-low temperature freezers, which feature outstanding safety, security and thermal performance.

Manufacturer:  Thermo Scientific™ 88500V

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Catalog No. 88-500V

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‡Based on internal performance data; Data on file May 2011 †Comparison of energy-savings and high-performance mode.



Store the most critical samples in Thermo Scientific™Forma™ 88000 Series -86°C Upright Ultra-Low Temperature Freezers, which feature outstanding safety, security and thermal performance.

  • Choice of five capacities maximizes sample storage while minimizing the freezer's footprint; features the industry's leading capacity per footprint specifications‡
  • High-performance mode provides the tightest temperature uniformity and peak variation†—for most applications, energy-savings mode offers excellent temperature control, plus up to 15% savings on energy usage compared to high performance mode
  • Increases the internal capacity of 2 in. vials over previous generation freezers—gain up to 76% more capacity in the same footprint with 1mL CryoBank tubes†
  • Monitor the freezer's health 24/7 and access a detailed event log—simply touch the heart icon on the main screen to see freezer's temperature, and access settings and operating parameters
  • Download a report of the current event log to a portable drive
  • Experience more efficient heat transfer with a brazed plate heat exchanger and joints to reduce leak potential and improve reliability
  • Protect against a wide range of voltage variation with a power management system that is easily accessible through the touch-screen display
  • Monitor the freezer with remote alarm contacts: 4-20 milliamp output compatible with external alarm and monitoring systems
  • Use inexpedient probes or instrumentation with two 1 in. (25mm) rear access ports
  • Store up to 15 years worth of temperature and event data on the on-board compute
  • Use the USB port to download freezer temperature and event log data, or freezer settings from one freezer to another
  • Protect against dust on the condenser, which can cause reduced refrigeration performance and increased risk to samples, with easy-to-remove, washable filter
  • Store up to 278 lbs. of samples (depending on freezer model) on reinforced, stainless steel shelving
  • Maximize cabinet temperature and eliminate frost build-up with 4x7 heated gasket with four touchpoints of security and seven zones of protection
  • Maintain cabinet temperature during openings with five polystyrene insulated inner doors that feature embedded rare earth magnets, eliminating exposed latches or magnets
Ordering information:
  • Several optional features including LN2 and CO2 back-up system, chart recorder, stainless steel inventory racking solutions and hands-free locking option
  • Environmentally-friendly, CFC/HCFC free refrigerants
Description & Specifications


205 lb.
KeyLock Standard, Padlock Compatible, Key Card Optional
cULus, CE listed
Capacity: 24.1 cu. ft. (681.5L); Holds 500 boxes; 230V/50Hz
24.1cu. ft., 682L
37.6 x 38 x 78 in. (96 x 96.5 x 198cm)
Vacuum Panel and Water Blown Foam
782 lb.
-50° to -86°C
Ultra Low Freezer, Upright
230V 50Hz
0.92 sq. meters
Painted Steel - Standard, Stainless-steel - Optional
High Performance or Energy Efficiency
SmartView Compatible
1.54 watts/100mL vials (box)
54.348 vials/cu. m
237 min.
Warranty varies by country, please contact us for details
CO2 or LN2 Optional
7-day ink or inkless Optional
RS-485, 4-20mA, dry contacts - standard
24.1cu. ft.
Touch ScreenLCD
28.3 x 28.8 x 51.2 in. (72 x 73 x 130cm)
500 boxes
-50°C to -86°C
28 min.
9.92 sq. ft.
On Screen,Log File
Line voltage and Buck/Boost
Standard - Individual user names and passwords
5.040 vials/sq. ft
782 lb.
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