The Digital Brix Meter is an optical instrument that employs the measurement of refractive index to determine the % Brix of sugar in aqueous solutions. The method is both simple and quick. Samples are measured after a simple user calibration with deionized or distilled water. Within seconds the instrument measures the refractive index of the sample and converts it to % Brix concentration units. This digital refractometer eliminates the uncertainity associated with mechanical refractometers and is easily portable for measurements in the field.
The measurement technique and temperature compensation employ methodology recommended in the ICUMSA Methods Book (Internationally recognized body for Sugar Analysis).
Temperature (in °C or °F) is displayed simultaneously with the measurement on the large dual level display along with icons for Low Power and other helpful message codes.
Key features include:
Specifications: Brix Range: 0 - 85% Temp Range: 0 - 80°C / 32 - 175°F Brix Resolution: 0.1% Temp Resolution: 0.1°C / 0.1°F Brix Accuracy: ± 0.2% Temp Accuracy: ± 0.3°C / ± 0.5°F Light Source: Yellow LED Measurement Time: Approx 1.5 seconds Sample Volume : 100 µL (cover prism totally) Sample Cell: SS ring and flint glass prism Temp Compensation: Auto between 10 - 40°C / 50 - 104°F Battery Life: Approx 5000 readings Battery Type: 1 x 9v Alkaline - included Auto Shut-off: After 3 minutes of non-use