VIP® ECO Series -86°C Upright Freezers


Three Sizes Now Available in 220V and 115V Models, ENERGY STAR® Certified1

energy efficient lab freezer


Natural Refrigerant -86°C Ultra-Low Temperature Freezers

The VIP ECO ultra-low temperature freezer product line includes the prestigious Good Design award-winning -86°C upright model. Operating on natural refrigerants, all VIP ECO Series freezers are ENERGY STAR Certified and available in both 115V and 220V models. Our freezers are designed, tested and field-proven for safe, reliable storage of biologicals.
High performance and energy saving lab freezers

High performance and dependability are central to the PHC sustainability equation. Smart compressors and integrated electronics combine with natural refrigerants to lower operating costs without putting reliability and ultra-low temperature performance at risk.

Energy Efficient Lab Freezers1

ENERGY STAR Certified and independently tested by a nationally recognized testing laboratory. Now available in two sizes.

Size 18.6 cu.ft. | 528 L 18.6 cu.ft. | 528 L 25.7 cu.ft. | 729 L 25.7 cu.ft. | 729 L 29.8 cu.ft. | 845 L
Electrical 220V 115V 220V 115V 115V
Energy kwH/day, Steady State
-80°C 6.75 7.12 8.40 8.20 Pending
-70°C 5.20 5.83 6.19 5.91 Pending
Energy kwH/day, Daily
-80°C 7.14 7.56 9.00 8.82 Pending
-70°C 5.56 6.20 6.72 6.34 Pending
Temperature Uniformity
-80°C 1.38 2.34 2.67 2.01 Pending
-70°C 2.51 2.44 1.95 1.86 Pending
kWh/cu.ft. (published) 0.35 0.37 0.31 0.29 0.30
UL Certification number 4788321237 4788723268 4787624502 4788723268 4789267856
1) Emerging Industry Comparisons. Based on independent third-party testing at time of publication. ENERGY STAR test results for submitted products can be compared for performance across the competitive market. See Certification Numbers 4788723268, 4788321237, 4787624502 and 4789267856.

-40°C to -86°C Upright Freezer
  • 18.6 cu.ft. | 528 L
  • 220V

-50°C to -86°C Upright Freezer
  • 18.6 cu.ft. | 528 L
  • 115V
-40°C to -86°C Upright Freezer
  • 25.7 cu.ft. | 729 L
  • 220V
-50°C to -86°C Upright Freezer
  • 25.7 cu.ft. | 729 L
  • 115V

-50°C to -86°C Upright Freezer
  • 29.8 cu.ft. | 845 L
  • 115V

VIP ECO Freezer Sustainability

Natural refrigerants minimize environmental impact without compromising ultra-low temperature performance. The unique internal heat exchanger increases the performance envelope to provide superior uniformity and stability even in high ambient temperatures. The VIP ECO upright freezer is constructed using PHC's VIP Series cabinet design which slows warm-up during power outages. Energy efficient reserve cooling power is achieved through fast pull-down to -80°C and quick recovery following frequent door openings.

Most energy efficient lab freezer

Ergonomically designed for minimal effort and one-handed operation, the EZlatch door handle spans a compact arc of only 45 degrees. It gently pushes the door away from the face of the cabinet and evenly draws the door to the multi-point gasket when closing. EZlatch is standard on VIP ECO upright freezers.

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EZlatch Access System

VIP ECO New User-Friendly Cabinet Design

The Advanced Frost Control System is based on EZlatch, a new, one-handed door handle that simplifies door openings and closings. The cabinet includes multi-point door gaskets, for cabinet periphery protection, which are field-replaceable without tools or downtime. The gaskets save energy, reduce moisture accumulation and minimize any potential ice buildup.

3D Virtual Product Demo

Take an up close and interactive tour of the PHCbi brand VIP ECO -86°C ultra-low temperature freezer, now recognized as the industry's best performing freezer worldwide. Choose from a menu of views inside and out, with special component highlights and pop-up information on what you’re seeing and why it's important. Performance, reliability, energy savings and ergonomics are critical deliverables that have earned the VIP ECO ENERGY STAR® certification, awards and customer satisfaction in each installation.

Quick and Convenient VIP ECO Freezers

Replace your older, less efficient ultra-low temperature freezer with a VIP ECO upright freezer from PHC and get back to work with minimal downtime. The VIP ECO permits rack-based and bulk storage through multiple shelf and inner door configurations, and works with racks from many current and legacy ultra-low temperature freezer manufacturers.

VIP ECO Smart Controls

The new, highly visible full-color touchscreen controller serves as an intuitive control, eye-level display and data management center with USB port.


Fifty Years of Innovation with Scientific and Social Purpose

As new technologies are developed within and beyond our industry, we explore, evaluate, test and deliberate their benefits with respect to the safety of the high-value stored product you entrust us to protect with each laboratory product you purchase.
For more than 50 years, we have earned a reputation for introducing new generation ultra-low temperature freezers with documented success, each better than the last, and each created and tested for reliability and performance. We empower our global marketing and sales teams to share ideas and real-world customer experiences with our research and development experts. Our manufacturing engineering group invests in the latest industrial design techniques for building better cabinets. We educate our customers. And as we continue this journey at your side, the PHC brand promise will remain the industry standard for performance, reliability and common-sense energy management without compromise.
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Reliable Performance and Security for Your Samples
The PHCbi VIP ECO ultra-low temperature freezers represent a continuing evolution in the development of products used in life science, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Other PHCbi products include ultra-low and cryogenic temperature storage freezers, biomedical freezers, pharmacy and high performance refrigerators, cell culture CO2 and multigas CO2/O2 incubators, biological safety cabinets, Cell Processing Work Stations, portable autoclaves and cloud-based monitoring systems.


Specifications are subject to change without notice. For latest specification information contact PHC Corporation of North America at Performance data herein is based on independent testing at time of publication.

PHC Corporation of North America

PHC Corporation of North America is a leader in laboratory equipment for the biopharmaceutical, life sciences, academic, healthcare and government markets. Product lines under the new PHCbi brand include the space saving and energy efficient VIP® ECO, TwinGuard® and VIP Series ultra-low temperature freezers, cryogenic and biomedical freezers, pharmacy and high performance refrigerators, cell culture CO2 and multigas incubators and Drosophila/plant growth chambers. PHC Corporation of North America is a subsidiary of PHC Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, which is a global healthcare company involved in the three core businesses of Medical Devices, Healthcare IT and Life Sciences. For more product information, please call PHC Corporation of North America at 800-858-8442.