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Hanna Instruments HI-96801 Refractometer


Sugar 0 to 85%Brix

SKU: HI-96801 Category:


Digital Refractometer for Sugar Analysis Sucrose

Ideal for the analysis of fruits, energy drinks, puddings, soy milk juices, jam, marmalade, honey, soups, jelly, tofu and condiments. Note: Salt in sample will effect the meassurement.

The dual-level LCD displays measurement and temperature readings simultaneously

Automatic Temperature Compensation for accurate measurements
Easy measurement; place a few drops of the sample in the well and press the READ key
BEPS (Battery Error Prevention System) alerts the user in the event that low battery power could adversely affect readings.
IP65 water protection; built to perform under harsh laboratory and field conditions.
Quick, accurate results, readings are displayed in approximately 1.5 seconds.
Single point calibration with distilled or deionized water
Small sample size, can be as small as 2 metric drops.
Automatic shut-off after three minutes of non-use
Stainless steel sample well, easy to clean and corrosion resistant
ABS thermoplastic casing

The HI 96801 Sucrose digital refractometer is rugged, portable and water resistant for measurements in the lab or field. This instrument offers a specific analysis to determine accurate sugar concentration.

This optical instrument employs the measurement of the refractive index to determine parameters pertinent for sugar concentration analysis.

The actual measurement of refractive index is simple and quick and provides the operator a standard accepted method for sugar content analysis. Samples are measured after a simple user calibration with deionized or distilled water. Within seconds this instrument measures the refractive index of the sample and converts it to %Brix. This digital refractometer eliminates the uncertainty associated with mechanical refractometers and is easily portable for measurements in the field.

The HI 96801 utilizes internationally recognized references for unit conversion and temperature compensation and 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 messages.

Order Information:
HI 96801 is supplied with battery and instruction manual.


Accuracy ± 0.2 % Brix / ± 0.3°C (±0.5°F)
Auto-off After 3 minutes of non-use
Automatic Temperature Compensation between 10 and 40°C (50 – 104°F)
Battery Type / Life (1) 9V / 5000 readings
Case Material ABS
Dimensions 19.2(W) x 10.2(D) x 6.7 (H)cm
Enclosure Rating IP65
Light Source Yellow LED
Measurement Time Approximately 1.5 seconds
Minimum Sample Volume 2 metric drops
Range 0 to 85% Brix / 0 to 80°C (32 to 176°F)
Resolution ± 0.1% Brix / ±0.1°C (±0.1°F)
Sample Cell Stainless steel ring and flint glass prism
Weight 420g




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Additional information

Weight 0,42 kg