Recently, we reported a new way of performing 2-DE, called P-dimensional electrophoresis (2-PE). In this approach, the second dimension is achieved in a radial gel which can accommodate up to six 7 cm long IPG strips simultaneously, improving reproducibility and throughput power in respect to 2-DE. Nevertheless, 2-PE was up to now limited to the use of only short strips because of technical difficulties. Here, we describe how to load longer strips (e.g., 18-24 cm) on 2-PE and report some representative images for a qualitative assessment. © 2014 Springer-Verlag Wien.