Hanna HI96801 Sugar Brix Digital Refractometer
Brand Hanna Instruments
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  • Calibrate with distilled or deionized water
  • Sample size can be as small as 2 metric drops (100 μl)
  • Samples automatically compensated for temperature variations
  • Readings are displayed in approximately 1.5 seconds
  • The dual-level LCD displays measurement and temperature readings simultaneously
  • Easy to clean and corrosion-resistant
  • Battery percent level remaining at startup and low battery indicator
  • To conserve battery life the meter shuts off automatically after three minutes of non-use
  • Easy to clean and corrosion-resistant
  • Water resistant ABS plastic casing designed to perform under laboratory and field conditions.

The HI96801 portable refractometer converts the refractive index of a food 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. The HI96801 is ideal for the analysis of fruits, energy drinks, puddings, soy milk, juices, jam, marmalade, honey, soups, jelly, tofu and condiments. The HI96801 is an easy to use tool for measuring sugar in food samples in the field or in the lab.

  • Designed for food sugar analysis
  • Temperature Compensation algorithms based on sucrose solution
  • 0 to 85% brix range with an accuracy of ± 0.2%

Making a Standard % Sucrose Solution

To make a Sucrose Solution, follow the procedure below:

  • Place container (such as a glass vial or dropper bottle that has a cover) on an analytical balance.
  • Tare the balance.
  • Weigh out X grams of high purity sucrose (CAS #: 57-50-1 directly into a beaker
  • Add distilled or deionized water to the beaker so the total weight of the solution is 100g.
  • Note: Solutions above 60% may need to be vigorously stirred or shaken and heated in a water bath to roughly 40°C (104°F). Remove solution when sucrose has dissolved and allow to cool before use.
What's in the box
  • HI96801 Digital Brix Refractomer x 1unit