User Instruction Manual
Milwaukee Instruments MA873 Digital Refractometer, 0-85% Glucose, MA 873
*** This is a special order item, it normally takes 3-5 weeks to ship.
MA873 Digital Refractometer for Glucose Measurements
The MA873 is an optical instrument that employs the measurement of refractive index to determine the % Glucose in aqueous solutions. The method is both simple and quick.
Samples are measured after a simple user calibration with deionized or distilled water.
Within seconds the instrument measures the refractive index of the sample and converts it to % by weight concentration units.
The MA873 digital refractometer eliminates the uncertainity associated with mechanical refractometers and is easily portable for measurements on the go.
The measurement technique and temperature compensation employ methodology recommended in the ICUMSA Methods Book (Internationally recognized body for Sugar Analysis).
Temperature (in ï¿½C or ï¿½F) 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:
ï¿½ Dual-level LCD
ï¿½ Automatic Temperature Compensation (ATC)
ï¿½ Easy setup and storage
ï¿½ Battery operation with Low Power indicator (BEPS)
ï¿½ Automatically turns off after 3 minutes of non-use.
Stainless Steel Sample Well and Prism
Place a few drops of the sample in the well and press the READ key.
Liquid Cristal Display (LCD)
Dual Level LCD with Primary and Secondary Display
Range 0 to 85%
0 to 80ï¿½C / 32 to 175ï¿½F
0.1ï¿½C / 0.1ï¿½F
ï¿½0.3ï¿½C / ï¿½0.5ï¿½F
Light Source Yellow LED
Measurements Time Approximately 1.5 seconds
Minimum Sample Volume 100 ï¿½L (cover prism totally)
Sample Cell SS ring and flint glass prism
Temperature Compensation Automatic between 10 and 40ï¿½C / 50 to 104ï¿½F
Case Material ABS
Enclosure Rating IP 65
Battery Type 1 x 9V AA (included)
Battery Life 5000 reading
Auto-shut off after 3 minutes of non-use
Dimensions 192 x 102 x 67 mm
Weight 420 g