OHAUS Frontier FC5306 Mini Centrifuge

Category Mini Centrifuges
Manufacturer Ohaus
Country of manufacture the United States

Powerful and Convenient Mini Centrifuge for Simple and Rapid Life Science Separation Applications!

The OHAUS Frontier 5306 is a powerful mini centrifuge for simple and rapid liquid separation. The Frontier 5306 includes an 8-position 1.5/2 mL tube rotor as well as a 4-position 8-strip PCR tube rotor that can accommodate 32 individual PCR tubes or 0.2mL strip tubes. With the included adapters, 0.2 mL and 0.5 mL strip tubes can also be accommodated in the 8 position tube rotor, further increasing its versatility. Frontier 5306 also has a quick release design in which the rotors can be removed and installed without the use of any tools. This centrifuge provides quiet, safe, and easy operation for your everyday quick spin-down applications.


  • A Quiet Motor and Rubber Base Assure Quiet Operation—With a low voltage power input, quiet motor, and rubber base that absorbs vibrations, Frontier 5306 keeps operational noise to a minimum and reduces disruptions in the laboratory. 
  • Multiple Protective Features Ensure the Safety of Centrifuge Operator—Frontier 5306 has many safety attributes, including a low voltage power input, sturdy lid, and two safety switches which immediately stop the rotors should the lid open while in rotation. An imbalance sensor also stops the centrifuge if the rotors become imbalanced or sudden shock occurs, protecting the operator from being injured by the high-speed spinning rotors.
  • Simple One-Step Operation—Frontier 5306 takes simple operation to a new level. Once the device is powered on, simply place your sample in the centrifuge, close the lid, and it will begin to rotate. Not even one button press is needed in order to separate your sample.
Key Attributes
RPM 6,000
RCF 2,000
Refrigeration No
Capacity 8 x 1.5 / 2.0 ml
Warranty (years) 2
Manufacturer Specifications
Speed Range Fixed speed 6,000 rpm
Maximum Relative Centrifuge Force (x g) 2,000 g
Maximum Capacity (Rotor) 8 x 1.5 / 2.0 ml
Program memories 0
Rotor In Package Angle 8 x 1.5 ml / 2.0 ml; Angle rotor 4 x 8 place PCR Strips
Acceleration Gear 1
Deceleration Gear 2
Dimensions (HxLxW) 5 in x 6.6 in x 5.9 in (128 mm x 168 mm x 150 mm)
Display No display
Lid lock Mechanical
Net Weight 2.3 lb (1.1 kg)
Noise Level ≤60±2 dB(A)
Power 100 - 240 V
Pre-cool time Not applicable
Rotor Compatibility Angle 8 x 1.5 ml / 2.0 ml; Angle 4 x 8 place PCR Strips
Running Time Continous
Safety Certification CE; FCC; TUV
Working Environment 41°F – 104°F, 80%RH, non-condensing (5°C – 40°C, 80%RH, non-condensing)

What is the amperage of the Frontier FC5306 Mini Centrifuge?

1.5 A.


Can I run the Frontier FC5306 Mini Centrifuge on a car charger?

Short answer: Probably, but if something goes wrong it most likely wouldn't be covered under warranty.

If you have an appropriate converter you may be able to run it on a car charger, as it the FC5306 only outputs 2.0 amps at 24 V (48 watts). If your car charger can provide this much juice, then it should work. For most car chargers, this is a small enough load that it would not risk blowing a fuse.

Also, like any centrifuge, it must be on a flat, level surface during use, which may be a challenge in a mobile environment.

However, any damage that results due to not having the specified electrical input (100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz) or use on an uneven surface would not be covered under warranty.


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