Model US150 has a robust aluminium/silicon alloy top plate for excellent heat transmission. The top plate has a thin ceramic coating for added chemical resistance. A 700W element gives rapid heating and ensures even temperature distribution across the whole surface of the plate. The hot plate has microprocessor control and an innovative LED based true °C temperature setting system rather than simply a 1 to 10 arbitrary scale. The unit can also be used in conjunction with the SCT1 digital contact thermometer to accurately control sample temperature rather than plate temperature. The Hot warning light will flash whenever the plate temperature is above 50°C even when the hot plate is turned off and unplugged from the mains.