Abstract : A new ECR ion-source has been designed and studied for single-charged ion beams. A very stable regime has been obtained with an ion-source made of two identical stages in cascade. The RF power supplies consist of two 2.45 GHz magnetrons. The discharge chamber is made of two coaxial Pyrex tubes. The external one ensures vacuum and HT insulation. The tubes are aligned inside the two multimode cavities axially limited by three magnetic coils. The ion beam is extracted at 20 kV and focused with electric lenses. For argon and xenon, 1 mA single-charged ion currents have been extracted. The influence of various parameters has been progressively achieved with a set-up including a 60° analyzing magnet and with the 120° on-line isotope separator at SARA. From emittances and images observed it appears difficult to compensate charge space effects. Suggestions and future developments are proposed to improve qualities of the isotopic separation.