This handheld digital refractometer MISCO has been developed for the absolute most accurate, repeatable readings of honey moisture content, % soluble solids, specific gravity & density. This device from the latest generation of digital refractometers represents the ultimate top in the field of honey quality measuring. It is suitable for government honey inspectors, professional beekeepers, honey producers, honey mixers, honey brokers, or anyone who needs to check the absolute honey quality.
Digital refractometer MISCO is equipped with the sample well made from stainless steel. The measuring sample can be covered by an evaporation cover which prevents sample evaporation or air moisture absorption.
Use always this cover you get more accurate results.
The measuring prism is made from sapphire glass. The sapphire glass is the next hardest substance to diamond and that is why the prism is a virtually unscratchable surface.
The user interface of this digital refractometer MISCO consists a large backlit 24-character display and two buttons - "GO" and "MENU". The measurement is therefore very intuitive and easy. The measured value is displayed including the unit. You need not remember meaning of any code because the display of this size allows to show full text messages, warnings or errors.
The calibration is performed by distilled water (eventually by ordinary tap water) and it takes just a few seconds.
We recommend to clean and dry wipe the measuring prism prior to measurement!
Place a few drops of honey onto the sapphire prism at the bottom of the sample well. Close the evaporation cover and allow some time for the temperature to equalize. Press the "GO" button and the result value will be displayed in a few seconds.
The measurement precision
The precision of the MISCO digital refractometers provides the Palm Abbe OPTICAL-ENGINE®. This Optical-Engine uses high-precision optics with a linear detector array containing 1024 elements (seven times more elements than refractometers from other producers).
This detector array allows to measure with the precision higher than ±0.1% honey moisture content.
The measuring results measured by the digital refractometer MISCO is comparable to mid-range benchtop refractometers costing thousands of Euro more!
Digital refractometer MISCO is a laboratory precision instrument for a reasonable price.
Automatic temperature compensation
Temperature compensation is automatic between 0 and 50 °C (32 to 122 °F).
Since honey is a mixture of mostly fructose, glucose, and water, the digital refractometers MISCO Digital use a special compensation specific to honey.
Other refractometers on the market use sucrose temperature compensation which get a slight error already at 25 °C (77 °F) and even more error as the temperature increases.
Refractometers without temperature compensation can be off by more than 3% and therefore you should not even buy such devices.
Refractometer in an orange protective silicone sleeve, 4 plastic pipettes, lightweight transparent foam-filled packaging.
General technical specifications
|Scale range and resolution
0 to 85 °Bx (0.1 °Bx)
% soluble solids in range from 75 to 87 % (0.1 %)
13 to 30 % (0.1 %) honey moisture
1.361 to 1.445 (0.001) - honey specific gravity (D20/20)
1.359 to 1.443 g/cm3 (0.001 g/cm3) - honey density
||Distilled water, eventually tap water
|Prism window material
|Well (sample area) material
|Sample evaporation cover
|Min. sample volume
||< 5 s
||Precision LED @ 589.3 nm
||24 characters in 2 lines (12 x 2)
||English, French, German, Russian, Spanish
|Temperature compensation method
||Automatic, special honey compensation
||0 to 50 °C (ambient temperature)
||2 AAA batteries
||> 5000 readings
||145 x 75 x 37 mm
||Plastic (Valox), blue colour
||IP65 - splashing water
|Approvals and certifications
|Country of origin