Mini-PROTEAN® Tetra Vertical Electrophoresis Cell, 4-gel, for 1.0 mm thick handcast gels, with PowerPac™ Basic Power Supply #1658025FC



4-gel vertical electrophoresis system (#165-8001) and PowerPac Basic Power Supply (#164-5050), for 1.0 mm gels, with five 10-well combs and casting accessories for up to 4 gels and TGX Stain-Free™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Starter Kit, 10% (161-0182)



Use the Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Vertical Electrophoresis System to cast and run 1–4 mini gels.

This complete polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis system combines the following:

  • Mini-PROTEAN Tetra 4-gel Vertical Electrophoresis System including:
    • Tank, lid with power cables, electrode assembly
    • Mini cell buffer dam
    • Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Companion Running Module (165-8038)
    • 2 casting stands with 4 casting frames
    • 5 short plates and 5 spacer plates with integrated 1.0 mm spacers
    • Five 10-well combs
    • Five gel releasers (165-3320)
    • TGX Stain-Free FastCast Acrylamide Starter Kit, 10% (161-0182)
  • PowerPac Basic Power Supply (164-5050)

The Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell eliminates tedious assembly procedures and has a patented sealing mechanism* that prevents assembly errors during handcasting.

The PowerPac Basic Power Supply offers simple programming, timer control, constant voltage or constant current output, and the ability to pause and resume a run.

  • Best for vertical mini gel electrophoresis and submerged horizontal gel electrophoresis
  • Sufficient output to support the Mini Trans-Blot® Cell for western blotting

Note: To run 1–4 gels, please order a 4-gel cell or order a 2-gel cell and the optional Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Companion Running Module.

Related Products

View our complete line of Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cells and accessories for additional options in protein electrophoresis systems.

We offer a full selection of polyacrylamide gel reagents including high-purity acrylamide solutions and powders for handcasting gels.

* U.S. patent 6,436,262



Number of gels
Cell (tank and lid with power cables)
Companion module (to run up to 4 gels)
10-well combs
1.0 mm spacer plates (5 plates per box)
1 box
Short plates (5 plates per box)
1 box
Casting stand
Casting frames
Precast gels
Mini-PROTEAN or Ready Gel® precast gels
Handcast gels
Handcast using Mini-PROTEAN glass plates
Total buffer volume for 2 gels, ml
Total buffer volume for 4 gels, ml
Power supply
PowerPac™ Basic
Typical run time for SDS-PAGE
35–45 min (at 200 V constant)
Gel format
Buffer dam