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What Is a Refractometer?

Refractometer

What Is a Refractometer?

A refractometer is a device which measures the content (brix or sugar, honey, urine, salt, battery fluid…) of a solution by the refraction of light.  Using an optical refractometer is simply a matter of placing several drops of the sample liquid on the angled prism and sealing the clear plate on top of it. Look through the eyepiece while pointing the refractometer at a source of direct light (do not look directly at the light with the naked eye). The use of a digital refractometer eliminates the uncertainty associated with optical refractometers; a digital refractometer uses an LED light to shine through the sample. When...

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