Portable Chambers

All portable chambers now CE and UKCA marked

Darwin Chambers NQ Series Portable Incubators have several uses, such as:

    • Transporting Blood Samples
    • Water Treatment Research
    • Maintaining Microbiological Cultures for Cell Research

All of our portable chambers are now and marked. The NQ Series removes the possibility of blood and/or dangerous chemicals getting into the component case. Our newer secure latch lid provides safer sample transportation and prevents accidental openings. As an added option, we have incorporated lightweight Lithium-Iron Phosphate (LFP) battery technology to power the unit on battery power alone. This will be useful anywhere a 120V or 12V power supply is not available. For longer periods of time, extra battery power can be added if required for your incubator needs.


  • Top-opening, hinged and latch lid, with durable handles
    for easy carrying and transportation.
  • Exterior: Double wall foam insulation, Seamless high-density polyethylene, Foamed-in-place closed-cell insulating material.
  • Interior: One-piece molded poly with coved floor for ease of cleaning.
  • Unit completely pre-wired at factory, and includes a 12VDC car adapter shown
    below and AC/DC power supply cord.

Depicted above is the NQ30


  • Heat only with a High/Low temperature cut off.
  • Hinged and latch lid allows for a more secure transportation.
  • NQ30, NQ50, and NQ72 attached oversized drain plug allows easy cleaning
  • Standard, redundant high temperature over-ride.
  • Ruggedized interface panel.
  • Redundant power inlets.


  • Precision Liquid-In-Glass Verification Thermometer, 15/50C. NIST Traceable.
  • Test tube rack
  • Attached document pouch
  • Battery pack (details listed below)
      • Allows the NQ30 incubator to operate approximately 15 hours without need for an external power source at 23-23.5C Ambient.
      • The NQ16 incubator runs for approximately 14 hours at 23-23.5C Ambient.
      • The NQ09 incubator runs for approximately 14 hours at 23-23.5C Ambient.
      • Ultra-lightweight. Less than 1/4 the weight of comparable lead-acid battery.
      • The battery pack is approximately 3" (7.6cm) in additional width and weighs 3.75 lbs (1.7 kg).
      • Incredibly long life.
      • Lightweight Lithium-Iron Phosphate (LFP) batteries proven rugged
      • Li-Fe batteries are the standard type of batteries chosen for motorcycle
        and automobile racing due to their weight, output, and reliability.
      • Safe. Unlike other lithium based batteries, Li-Fe batteries are not
        susceptible to overheating and spontaneous fire. Unlike lead-acid batteries, there is no lead or acid to worry about.
      • Includes battery charger and cables.
    Rechargeable Battery Manual


    Model Interior Dimensions (US) Exterior Dimensions (US) Weight (US) Interior Dimensions (METRIC) Exterior Dimensions (METRIC) Weight (METRIC)
    NQ09 5.2" H, 10.6" W, 7.5" D 10.7" H, 13.1" W, 9.6" D 4 lbs, 11 oz 13.2 cm H, 26.9 cm W, 19.1 cm D 27.2 cm H, 33.3 cm W, 24.4 cm D 2.1 kg
    NQ16 6.1" H, 12.8" W, 8.9" D 12.5" H, 16.9" W, 12.3" D 8 lbs, 2 oz 15.5 cm H, 32.5 cm W, 22.6 cm D 31.8 cm H, 42.9 cm W, 31.2 cm D 3.7 kg
    NQ30 10.3" H, 12.5" W, 10.5" D 20" H, 21.4" W, 15.7" D 15 lbs, 9 oz 26.2 cm H, 31.8 cm W, 26.7 cm D 50.8 cm H, 54.4 cm W, 39.9 cm D 7.1 kg
    NQ50 10.6" H, 23.6" W, 11.6" D 15" H, 28" W, 14.7" D 18 lbs, 4 oz 26.9 cm H, 59.9 cm W, 29.5 cm D 38.1 cm H, 71.1 cm W, 37.3 cm D 8.3 kg
    NQ72 12.4" H, 25.6" W, 13" D 17.5" H, 29.8" W, 16.7" D 22 lbs, 4 oz 31.5 cm H, 65.0 cm W, 33.0 cm D 44.5 cm H, 75.7 cm W, 42.4 cm D 10.1 kg
    Battery Pack N/A Approx. 3" Additional Width 3 lbs, 12 oz N/A Approx. 7.6 cm Additional Width 1.7 kg

    Below is a NQ16 with Battery Pack Option installed. 

    Photo depicts the NQ7Plus with both attachable cords (included with purchase): use either the AC/DC power supply cord or the 12VDC car adapter to power the unit.  Battery pack option also available, please see below. 


    Download Specification Drawing