PAL-α Pocket Refractometer


The portable PAL-α boasts a wider range than the PAL-1, allowing for usage in a wider range of applications.

Looking to have your measurement’s data transfer directly to your Bluetooth device? Select one of the Bluetooth options for your PAL-α above. 



Model PAL-α Cat.No. 3840
Measurement Range Brix 0.0 to 85.0 %
Temperature 9.0 to 99.9°C
Resolution Brix 0.1 %
Temperature 0.1°C
Measurement Accuracy Brix ±0.2 %
Temperature ±1°C
Ambient Temperature 10 to 40°C
Measurement Temperature

10 to 100°C

( Automatic Temperature Compensation )

Sample Volume 0.3 ml
Power supply 2 × AAA Batteries
Measurement Time 3 seconds Dimensions & weight 55(W) ×31(D)×109(H)mm, 100g (Main Unit only)
Optional • MAGIC™ : RE-39446 (This adaptor is used for a hot sample to cool it down quickly and to minimize its evaporation.)
• PAL-CASE : RE-39409
• 10% Sucrose Solution (±0.03%) : RE-110010
• 20% Sucrose Solution (±0.03%) : RE-110020 
• 30% Sucrose Solution (±0.03%) : RE-110030
• 40% Sucrose Solution (±0.04%) : RE-110040 
• 50% Sucrose Solution (±0.05%) : RE-110050
• 60% Sucrose Solution (±0.05%) : RE-110060
*Calibration Certificate: NIST-traceable certificate. This may increase the lead time of the order by up to 2 - 3 weeks. Contact an ATAGO representative for details.
International Protection class  IP65 Dust-tight and protected against water jets.


Additional features

Measurement Method




Customer Reviews

Reviewed by Dr. L, 05/14/2019

I recently bought the PAL-a for my lab and I can say it's been great so far! It is convenient and easy to use. We use it for teaching and research purposes in different products like jams, jellies, salsas and sauces.