Eppendorf 5418 R Refrigerated Centrifuge

Category Micro Centrifuges
Manufacturer Eppendorf
Country of manufacture Germany

The refrigerated Eppendorf Centrifuge 5418 R with its 18-place capacity rotor is specifically designed for low to medium capacity in 1.5/2.0 mL tubes and Microtainer®. Its speed of up to 16,873 × g allows for standard molecular biology applications. Moreover, this compact device has an especially low access height and is characterized by a remarkably quiet operation.


  • Max. rotor capacity: 18 × 1.5/2.0 mL vessels
  • Max. speed: 16,873 × g (14,000 rpm) for quick separation
  • Small footprint and low access height of 23 cm
  • OptiBowl® design for quiet operation – even without a rotor lid
  • Eppendorf QuickLock® rotor allows for fast and ergonomic lid locking
  • Soft-touch one-finger lid closure for ergonomic operation

Features for refrigerated version:

  • Temperature range from 0 °C to +40 °C
  • Guaranteed temperature of 4 °C at maximum rotational speed
  • FastTemp™ function for quick pre-cooling and maximum temperature accuracy inside the rotor
  • ECO power shut-off engages after 8 hours of nonuse to reduce energy consumption (46 % over night) and extend compressor life (can be deactivated)
  • The patented compressor technology reduces vibrations and protects your samples
  • Built-in condensation drain to eliminate water accumulation in the rotor chamber
Key Attributes
RPM 14,000
RCF 16,873 g
Refrigeration Optional
Capacity 18 × 1.5/2.0 mL
Warranty (years) 2
Manufacturer Specifications
Models 5418 R
Max. RCF 16,873 × g
Speed 100 – 14,000 rpm (100 rpm steps)
Max. capacity 18 × 1.5/2.0 mL
Rotors available 1
Acceleration time1 11 s
Deceleration time1 12 s
Display large LCD
Timer 30 s to 9:59 h, with continuous run function
SOFT brake function no
Noise level < 47 dB(A)
Volume range 36 mL
Power supply 120 V, 50 – 60 Hz
Max. power consumption 320 W
Dimensions (W × D × H) 30 × 46 × 25 cm
Height (with open lid) 52 cm
Weight w/o accessories 22 kg
Cooling refrigerated
Temperature control range 0 °C to +40 °C
1Acceleration and deceleration times may vary depending on rotor, load and voltage version

I am looking for the non-refrigerated Eppendorf 5418 centrifuge. Is that model still available?

No, Eppendorf discontinued that model in early 2020. The recommended replacement is the 5420 centrifuge.


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