Battery Pack for Stereo Microscope Fluorescence Adapter

What is this?

It’s a compact battery pack that can run the Stereo Microscope Fluorescence Adapter (SFA) all day long.

What is the benefit?

The battery enables truly portable operation so that you can set up demos anywhere or explore fluorescence in the field, without having to worry about plugging into the power grid.

How do I use it?

Just plug the battery into the SFA base instead of the usual power connector. The battery has been tested at over 8 hours of continuous operation, and it will last even longer if you turn the system off when you don’t need it. Plug it into the included charger overnight to recharge.

Tell me something cool I can do with this

Fluorescence Everywhere™ – Combine the battery with the Eclipse MicroTent™ and you not only don’t need a place to plug in, you don’t even need to be in the dark! We have used this combination to do fluorescence microscopy at a beach in the middle of the day, in the desert at high noon, and more. Fluorescence can be found everywhere, and now you have the tools to go there.

SFA + Eclipse MicroTent + Battery

SFA + Eclipse MicroTent + Battery = Fluorescence Everywhere (TM)

Part number and price

  • SFA-BATT – $280 – includes charger


  • Battery type –   Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)
  • Capacity –   12V, 3.8 Ah
  • Dimensions –   11.4 x 8.9 x 5.6 cm (4.5 x 3.5 x 2.19 in)
  • Weight –   0.7 kg (1 lb 9 oz)
  • Operating duration –   > 8 hours continuous
  • Charge time –   overnight
  • Charger –   50/60 Hz, 110/220V (US type plug)

How do I order?

NIGHTSEA products for the laboratory are distributed by Electron Microscopy Sciences