LC Carousel Centrifuge 2.0

Please note the LightCycler® 2.0 Instrument is no longer available for sale as of 18 December 2018. Contact your local sales representative for more information.

Conforms to the European directive for in vitro diagnostic medical devices 98/79/EC. For USA: For laboratory use.


Product No. Pack Size
03709507001 1 centrifuge plus rotor and bucket (115 V)
Product No. Pack Size
03709582001 1 centrifuge plus rotor and bucket (230 V)

To order these products, please contact your Roche order management team.

The LC Carousel Centrifuge 2.0 is an easy-to-use centrifuge with a specially designed rotor that can hold one LightCycler® 2.0 Sample Carousel (for 20 µl or 100 µl capillaries) of the LightCycler® 2.0 Instrument. The LightCycler® Sample Carousel used with LightCycler® 1.5 instruments and older versions can be centrifuged when inserted into the LC Carousel Centrifuge 2.0 Bucket 2.1.


 Type  Benchtop centrifuge
 Dimensions  285 mm (H) x 315 mm (W) x 380 mm (D)
 (12 in W x 15 in D x 11 in H)
 Weight  20.6 kg (45.4 lbs) without rotor
 Capacity  LightCyler® 2.0 Sample Carousel (20 μl or 100 μl)
 with 1 to 32 LightCycler® Capillaries
 Operating time  Fixed program approximately 30 seconds
 Speed  Max. 735 x g
 Power source  AC 115-230 V, 50/60 Hz

Table 1: Instrument characteristics.

The LC Carousel Centrifuge 2.0 is used to centrifuge LightCycler® 2.0 Sample Carousels, containing PCR samples in LightCycler® Capillaries. After the capillaries are placed into the carousel, the reaction mix is pipetted into the polypropylene reservoirs of the capillaries, manually or automatically, using the MagNA Pure LC Instrument. The capillaries are sealed with stoppers, and the carousel is placed within the bucket into the centrifuge. After a preset centrifugation of 30 seconds, the LightCycler® 2.0 Sample Carousel can be inserted into the LightCycler® 2.0 Instrument for sample amplification

LC Carousel Centrifuge 2.0 Accessories
The LightCycler® 2.0 Sample Carousel differs from previous versions. To enable compatibility between the LC Carousel Centrifuge and the LC Carousel Centrifuge 2.0, and other LightCycler® Carousel versions, we provide the following accessories.

  • LC Carousel Centrifuge 2.0 Rotor Set
    The LC Carousel Centrifuge 2.0 Rotor Set is used with the LC Carousel Centrifuge (Cat. No. 03 030 512 001 [115 Volt],  12 189 682 001 [230 Volt]) to centrifuge the LightCycler® 2.0 Sample Carousel and the LightCycler® Sample Carousel .
  • LC Carousel Centrifuge 2.0 Bucket 2.1
    The LC Carousel Centrifuge 2.0 Bucket 2.1 is used with the LightCycler® Sample Carousel  to enable its centrifugation in the new LC Carousel Centrifuge 2.0.