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Milwaukee MA871 Digital Brix Refractometer

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Product Description

The MA871 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 steam distilled water (starter bottle provided with your unit). Within seconds the instrument measures the refractive index of the sample and converts it to % Brix concentration units.

The MA871 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:

  • Dual-level LCD
  • Automatic Temperature Compensation (ATC)
  • Easy setup and storage
  • Battery (9V) operation with Low Power indicator (BEPS)
  • Automatically turns off after 3 minutes of non-use.
Specifications MA871 BRIX Refractometer

0 to 85% Brix
32 to 175 °F

 Resolution 0.1 Brix
0.1 °F
 Accuracy ±0.2% Brix
±0.5 °F
 Light Source  Yellow LED
 Measurement Time  Approximately 1.5 seconds
 Minimum Sample Volume  100µL (about 2 drops)
 Sample Cell  Stainless Steel ring and flint glass prism
 Temperature Compensation  Automatic between 50 and 104 °F
 Case Material  ABS
 Enclosure Rating  IP 65
 Battery Type  1 x 9V (included)
 Battery Life  5000 readings
 Automatic Shut Off  After 3 minutes of non-use
 Dimensions  aprox. 8" x 4" x 3"
 Weight  aprox. 15 oz.
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