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Digital Refractometer for Sugar (% Brix) Analysis in Wine, Must and Juice - HI96811

The HI96811 is a rugged, portable digital refractometer designed for sugar measurement of wine, juice and must. The HI96811 reports sugar content as % Brix and has a high accuracy of ±0.2%. The operation of the meter is simplified with only two buttons: one button is to calibrate with distilled or deionized water and the other to take a measurement. All readings are automatically compensated for temperature variations according to the ICUMSA Methods Book standard and displayed within a 1.5 second response time. The sealed flint glass prism and stainless steel well are easy to clean. Just wipe with a soft cloth in preparation for the next sample.

Designed for wine sugar analysis

The HI96811 Digital Wine Refractometer converts the refractive index of a wine, juice or must sample to % Brix. This conversion is based on the tables found in the ICUMSA Methods Book (International Commission for Uniform Methods of Sugar Analysis) that documents the changes in refractive index with temperature for a percent by weight sucrose solution. Since the majority of sugar in grape juice and must is fructose and glucose instead of sucrose, the reading is sometimes referred to as “Apparent Brix”. Typical grapes at harvest will be between 19-24% Brix or degrees Brix (°Bx). The HI96811 is an easy-to-use tool for winemakers for measuring sugar in grapes or must, in the field or in the lab.

Features 

  • Sample size as small as 2 metric drops (100 μl)
  • Sealed stainless steel well with high-grade optical prism made of flint glass
  • Fast 1.5 second response time for temperature compensated readings
  • Temperature Compensation algorithms based on sucrose solution
  • 0 to 50% Brix range with an accuracy of +/- 0.2% Brix

Specifications 

Sugar Content Range 0 to 50% Brix
Sugar Content Resolution 0.1% Brix
Sugar Content Accuracy ±0.2% Brix
Temperature Range 0 to 80°C (32 to 176°F)
Temperature Resolution 0.1°C (0.1°F)
Temperature Accuracy ±0.3 °C (±0.5 °F)
Temperature Compensation automatic between 10 and 40°C (50 to 104°F)
Automatic Shut-Off after three minutes of inactivity
Battery Type/Life 9V / approximately 5000 readings
Dimensions 192 x 102 x 67 mm (7.6 x 4.01 x 2.6”)
Weight 420 g (14.8 oz.)
Refractometer Light Source yellow LED
Minimum Sample Volume 100 μL (to cover prism totally)
Sample Cell stainless steel ring and flint glass prism
Measurement Time approximately 1.5 seconds
Ordering Information HI96811 is supplied with battery and instruction manual
Notes Enclosure Rating: IP65

 

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