GNAT MX2 Dipslide Incubator

£211.00 exc. VAT

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GNAT MX2 Dipslide Incubator


The GNAT MX2 incubator is perfect for all low-volume Dip-slide applications, plug in and go!

Based on the proven technology behind the CASP GNAT, the GNAT MX2 incubator features upgraded functionality to make your small scale incubation solution even simpler. The MX2 is our bespoke brand for situations requiring the small scale incubation of one to two tests in any 48 hour period.

The GNAT MX2 is the market leader in easy, low cost compliance solutions for industry standard TVC testing. Easy to use just plug in!

The GNAT MX2 incubator is pre-set; all you have to do is allow 15-20 minutes to stabilize – then incubate.

What’s more, the addition of low voltage heater control technology means the MX2 can run via an optional in-car cigarette socket – giving you unparalleled versatility in situations where mobile/field testing may be required.

A yellow heating indicator cuts in and out as heat is required.

Why do i need a dipslide incubator?

The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) point to the use of dipslides as an effective routine monitoring tool for measuring microbial activity in cooling system waters within their Approved Code of Practice and associated technical guidance for the control of legionella in water systems (L8 and HSG274).

For valid results when using dip slides, timing and incubation temperatures are critical.  48 hours at 30ºC incubation is recommended  for the BT2 dipslides (for determination of total aerobic microbial contamination levels) supplied with the GNAT MX2. 

Reliable incubation of dipslides is very important to ensure that results from your system monitoring regime are comparable from one week to the next.  If incubation temperatures are too low, it is possible that growth rates will be also be low, which could result in undetected high levels of microbial growth within the system under observation being left un-addressed.  If incubation temperatures are too high, microbial counts may be deemed to be at a level that triggers the need for time-consuming or expensive action, when this may not actually be required.

The GNAT MX2 dipslide incubator gives you the peace of mind that your dipslide results can be reliably interpreted as part of your ongoing legionella compliance regime.


technical specifications

Power supply – Adaptor – 100-240v AC @ 300 mA
Power supply – Incubator 12 Volts DC @ 1 Amp
Temperature Control – MX Darlington switched solid state
Temperature – Factory set to 30ºC +/- 0.5
Capacity – 1 or 2 slides
External case size- (footprint) 15 x 8 x 9(H) cm
Total Weight – Inc cables & adaptor 1.1 Kg
Guarantee – 2 Years

Dipslides, Boxes of 10

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Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg

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