• Digital Hand-Held Pocket Refractometer

Digital Hand-Held Pocket Refractometer

  • Calibration with water only
  • Measurement in 3 seconds
  • Extremely water resistant (IP65)

The PAL-α is a special model with a wide brix range (0-85%) offered at a very reasonable price.

PAL-α is useful for measuring most kinds of samples as well as samples that are in the cooking process. Designed with a water resistant feature, the PAL-α can be washed under running water. PAL-α is equipped with the same great features as the other PAL units.


  • Outdoors in the vegetable fields and fruit orchards
  • Indoors for beverages (fruits juice, coffee, soft drink, etc) and foods (soy sauce, sauce, seasoning, soup, jam, marmalade, maple syrup, etc.)
  • At fruit and vegitable packing facilities and in the supermarket
  • At restaurants or shops
  • At junior high schools, high schools, or universities as course material


  • Calibration with water only
  • Measurement in 3 seconds
  • Extremely water resistant (IP65)
  • Light & Compact, 100g
  • Ergonomically designed for easy, one-handed operation
  • Convenient storage case
  • Automatic Temperature Compensation (ATC)
  • Designed with a strap holder option
Model PAL-α
Cat.No. 3840
Scale Brix
Measurement Range Brix : 0.0 to 85.0 %
Temperature : 10.0 to 100゚C
Resolution Brix : 0.1%
Temperature : 0.1゚C
Measurement Accuracy Brix : ±0.2 %
Temperature : ±1゚C
Temperature compensation range 10 to 100 ゚C
(Automatic Temperature Compensation)
Ambient Temperature 10 to 40゚C
Sample Volume 0.3mL
Measurement Time 3 seconds
Power Supply 2 x AAA Batteries
Battery Life Approx. 11,000 times measurement (when alkaline batteries are used)
International Protection Class IP65 Dust-tight and Protected against water jets.
Dimensions & Weight 55(W)×31(D)×109(H)mm, 100g (Main Unit only)