Direct Heat CO2 Incubator

200-Liter Capacity | Humidity (RH) Control | Dual Decontamination Cycles | Coved Interior Corners

The In-VitroCell CO2 Incubator model NU-5820 features humidity control through a relative humidity (RH) sensor and a water reservoir to minimize cell desiccation. The RH sensor monitors humidity levels in the growth chamber. When humidity is needed to maintain, setpoint vapor is injected into the chamber from the water reservoir. In addition, model NU-5820 comes standard with a 200-liter capacity, dual decontamination cycles, and a dual wave single source infrared (IR) sensor. In-VitroCell NU-5820 creates optimal cell growth conditions and is the perfect solution for cell lines prone to desiccation.

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Model NU-5820 is available in two electrical configurations.






Quick Specs

CO2 Accuracy ± 0.1%
CO2 Recovery Up to 5% ± 0.2% / -0.5 in 5 minutes Average
Control System NuTouch
Temperature Accuracy °C ± 0.1%
Temperature Control Direct Heat
Temperature Recovery 0.12°C/min. on Average
Temperature Uniformity °C ± 0.35°C @ 37°C
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CO2 Incubator Humidity (RH) Control

Reduce Cell Desiccation

Precise Humidity Control

Relative humidity levels up to 90% are achieved in the growth chamber through the use of a 3-liter reservoir external to the chamber. The chamber air is routed through the water vapor saturated the air in an evaporate box to add humidity when the RH sensor indicates more humidity is needed to meet set point.


The Modern User Experience you Expect

NuTouch Control System

The NuTouch control system provides you with the user experience you have come to expect from any piece of modern equipment. Change set points, view chamber history, start a decontamination cycle, or perform a calibration procedure from this simple interface. All NuAire CO2 incubators standardize on the NuTouch control system, meaning that once users learn to navigate one incubator they can move seamlessly to any other in the lab.

CO2 Incubator Coved Interior Corners

Coved Interior Corners

NuAire CO2 incubators are designed to minimize potential hiding places for contamination. Coved corners and a crevice-free interior, which makes it easy to clean.

CO2 Incubator Decontamination Cycles

Dual Decontamination Cycles

The direct heat technology enables the use of a 145°C dry and 95°C humidified decontamination cycle that can be conveniently run overnight in just 8 hours without removing the CO2 or temperature sensors. The NuTouch control system steps the user through the process with on screen instructions and displays progress throughout each phase of the complete cycle.

CO2 Incubator Dual Wave Infrared (IR) Sensor

Infrared (IR) Sensor

A single source dual wave infrared (IR) sensor controls CO2 levels within the growth chamber to maintain an optimal PH. The wavelengths used are absorbed only by CO2, making the measurements insensitive to other components such as water vapor. Advanced design provides a stable output minimizing drift, and requires less frequent calibrations.

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Backed by the Industry's Best

  • 3 Years Parts & Labor, IR Sensor 5 Years Parts Only (United States and Canada)
  • Consult Local Distributor (Global)

Standard Features

  • Chamber Volume: 200L (7.06 Cu. Ft.)
  • NuTouch Electronic Control System
  • Decontamination Cycle: 145°C Dry, 90°C Humidified
  • Humidity Control: Reservoir, RH Sensor Controlled
  • O2 Control: Not Available
  • Closed Loop HEPA Filtration System
  • Leg Levelers
Est. Shipping Width Inches (mm)
Est. Shipping Height Inches (mm)
Est. Shipping Depth Inches (mm)
Access Port Location
Chamber Air Circulation Method
Chamber Air Filter
Chamber Heater(s) Location
Chamber Jacket Technology
CO2 Accuracy ± 0.1%
CO2 Control Logic Fixed Algorithm/Manual, Environmental Adaptable
CO2 Display Resolution 0.1%
CO2 Range 0.1 to 20%, 5% Default Set Point
CO2 Recovery Up to 5% ± 0.2% / -0.5 in 5 minutes Average
CO2 Sensor Type Infrared (NDIR)
Control System NuTouch
Data Output Features
Door and Perimeter Heater Control Logic Base Duty Cycle set to chamber temperature Set-Point, Proportional 0-100% [manually adjustable
Electrical Configuration 115V50Hz, 230V5060Hz
Exterior Depth Inches (mm) 27.188 (691)
Exterior Door Seal
Exterior Height Inches (mm) 39.688 (1008)
Exterior Material
Exterior Width Inches (mm) 26.750 (680)
Footprint Depth inches (mm) 20.75 (527)
Footprint Width inches (mm) 23.75 (603)
In-line Gas Filters
Segmented Doors
Inner Doors One
Interior Depth Inches (mm) 20.053 (509)
Interior Door Seal
Interior Height Inches (mm) 28.500 (724)
Interior Material
Interior Volume Cubic Feet (Liters) 7.06 (200)
Interior Width Inches (mm) 21.257 (540)
Net Weight lbs (kg) 235 lbs. / 106 kg.
O2 Accuracy
O2 Control Logic
O2 Display Resolution
O2 Measuring Range
O2 Set Point Range
O2 Recovery
O2 Sensor Type
Power Cord Length Foot (Meter) 8 (2.5)
Remote Alarm Terminals
RH Accuracy ± 3%
RH Control Method
RH Control Logic Fixed algorithm/manual environmental adaptable
RH Control Range Ambient dependent to 90%
RH Display Resolution 0.1%
RH Evaporator Box Capacity
RH Recovery 90% +5%/-3% within 25 minutes on average
RH Sensor Type Precision capacitance bulk-polymer
RH Water Pan Capacity
Sample Port Location
Shelf Capacity lbs (kg)
Shelf Depth Inches (mm)
Shelf Material
Shelf Width Inches (mm)
Est. Shipping Weight lbs (kg)
Decontamination Cycle 95°C Humidified Decontamination, 145°C Dry Decontamination Cycle
Temperature Accuracy °C ± 0.1%
Temperature Control Direct Heat
Temperature Control Range 5°C above ambient (to a 30°C max ambient) to 55°C
Temperature Display Resolution 0.1°C
Temperature Recovery 0.12°C/min. on Average
Temperature Sensor Type Precision Integrated Circuit
Temperature Set-Point Range 5°C to 55°C (37.0°C Default)
Temperature Uniformity °C ± 0.35°C @ 37°C
Water Pan Depth
Water Pan Length Inches (mm)
Water Pan Width


NU-5820 NU-5820E
Electrical Configuration 115V60Hz 230V5060Hz


NU-5820 NU-5820E
Safety Certification [ "", "UL, UL-C" ] [ "", "UL, UL-C" ]


Copper Alloy Chamber 115V
Copper Alloy Chamber 230V
Stainless Steel Chamber 115V
Stainless Steel Chamber 230V

Inner Door

Inner Glass Door
Sectioned Inner Door

Outer Door (Right Hinge Standard)

Left Side Door Hinge

Power Cord

Euro Power Cord Option Shipping Kit
UK Power Cord Option

NuAire Accessories

Please keep in mind parts and accessories are product and size specific, contact your sales representative for any clarity to your size questions.
Brochure In-VitroCell CO2 Incubator Brochure

In-VitroCell CO2 Incubator Brochure

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Warranty NuAire Standard CO2 Incubator Warranty in United States and Canada

CO2 Incubator Standard Warranty for US and CA

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White Paper CO2 Incubator Buying Guide

CO2 Incubator Buying Guide

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Specification CO2 Incubator Direct Heat NU-5800 Family Specification

CO2 Incubator Direct Heat NU-5800 Family Specification

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BIM Revit

NU-5700 Family Stacked on NU-5800 Family of Direct Heat CO2 Incubator 3D Model

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Video In-VitroCell CO2 Incubators IR Sensor

In-VitroCell CO2 Incubators IR Sensor

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Video In-VitroCell CO2 Incubators from NuAire Lab Equipment

In-VitroCell CO2 Incubators from NuAire

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Video CO2 Incubator Contamination Control

CO2 Incubators Constant Contamination Control

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Video In-VitroCell CO2 Incubators Temperature Uniformity

In-VitroCell CO2 Incubators Temperature Uniformity

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Video In-VitroCell CO2 Incubator Closed Loop HEPA Filtration

In-VitroCell CO2 Incubator Closed Loop HEPA Filtration

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Video CO2 Incubators NuTouch Electronic Control System

In-VitroCell CO2 Incubators NuTouch Electronic Control System

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BIM Revit

NU-5800 Family of Direct Heat CO2 Incubators 3D Model

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CO2 Incubator Cut Sheet for models NU-5800, NU-5810, NU-5820, NU-5831, NU-5841

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NU-5700 stacked on NU-5800 CO2 Incubator

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Manuals OM0245 CO2 Incubator Manual for models NU-5810, NU-5820, NU-5831, and NU-5841

OM0246 CO2 Incubator Manual for NU-5810/E through NU-5841/E

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Manuals Operation and maintenance manual for NU-5800 and NU-5800E Series 12 CO2 Incubator

OM0245 NU-5800 and NU-5800E Series 12 CO2 Incubator Manual

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