This Information Applies To: Agilent 5200/5300/5400 Fragment Analyzer, Femto Pulse, ZAG DNA Analyzer, and Oligo Pro II
Methods for storing capillary array when not in use for longer than two weeks. The array can either be stored installed in the instrument or in the external array docking station.
Steps to Follow
Before Storing the Array:
The capillary array must be stored with the capillary tips in fresh Capillary Storage Solution under the capillaries.
Caution: The recommendations for the rows and drawers in this article apply to the default settings. If the configuration has been changed, use the updated rows and drawer.
The Capillary Storage Solution should be changed at least once every four weeks. However, it is recommended to change the Capillary Storage Solution every one to two weeks due to evaporation, especially in low humidity/high temperature environments. It is best practice to run a full conditioning run weekly.
Storing the capillary array in the instrument
Using the Array Docking Station
Operation of the external docking station requires the array spindle accessory kit, part number A1300-910, which is shipped with all instruments.
Powering on System After Prolonged Downtime
After prolonged storage of the system, it is recommended to perform a Method B – Hot Water Soak of the capillaries followed by a Method C – 0.5N NaOH flush.
*The Oligo Pro II system does not have appendixes detailing the Method B or Method C flush. Instead of the flushes, place a buffer tray filled with 1.0 mL/well of hot water (150 to 200 °F, 66 to 93 °C) in the buffer position. Send to this location for 30 minutes.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
Learn how to effectively maintain and operate your parallel capillary electrophoresis instrument:
5200, 5300, and 5400 Fragment Analyzer system manual on Agilent.com
Femto Pulse user manual on Agilent.com
ZAG DNA Analyzer system manual on Agilent.com
Oligo Pro II user manual on Agilent.com