The Atago 3810 PAL-1 handheld, digital refractometer fits in many pockets, measures Brix in the 0.0 to 53.0% range and temperature 9.0 to 99.9 degrees C, has automatic temperature compensation (ATC), an external light interference (ELI) warning, and Ingress Protection (IP)-65 rating. A Brix refractometer measures the refractive index of a solution in a sample, converts it to sugar concentration in units of percent by weight (% Brix, also known as degrees Brix), and displays the results. Handheld refractometers, also known as sugar meters, concentration meters, or Brix meters, are commonly used in the culinary, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, educational, geological, chemical, and ecological industries, and for water-testing applications.
This refractometer has a light (100g), compact body (10.9 x 5.5 x 3.1cm) that fits in many trouser and shirt pockets. The ergonomic design features curved sides to accommodate one-handed operation, and rounded edges to comfortably fit in pockets. The digital LCD displays values in three seconds. Automatic temperature compensation (ATC) provides immediate, accurate calibration readings, regardless of ambient temperature, and the device can be calibrated with water. High temperature samples can be measured up to 99.9 degrees C with ATC. An external light interference (ELI) feature displays a warning message when direct light is detected. The sample stage and well shape help prevent spilling. The body has Ingress Protection (IP)-65 rating for dust and water jets. It can be washed under running water. The 3810 PAL-1 comes with a plastic protective carrying case.