pH Range: -2.0 to 20.0 pH; -2.00 to 20.00 pH; -2.000 to 20.000 pH
pH Resolution: 0.1 pH; 0.01 pH; 0.001 pH
pH Accuracy: ±0.1; ±0.002 pH
pH Calibration: up to five point calibration, seven standard buffers available (1.68, 4.01, 6.86, 7.01, 9.18, 10.01, 12.45) + five custom buffers
mV Range: ±2000 mV
mV Resolution: 0.1 mV
mV Accuracy: ±0.2 mV
Temperature Range: -20.0 to 120.0°C (-4.0 to 248.0°F)
Temperature Resolution: 0.1°C (0.1°F)
Temperature Accuracy: ±0.4°C (±0.8°F) (excluding probe error)
Temperature Compensation: manual or automatic from -20.0 to 120.0°C (-4.0 to 248.0°F)
Slope Calibration: from 80 to 110%
Electrode/Probe: FC2323 Foodcare PVDF body, pH electrode with internal temperature sensor, quick connect DIN connector and 1 m (3.3’ cable)
Input Impedance: 10¹² Ohms
Log-on-demand: 200 samples (100 pH and 100 mV range)
PC Connectivity: opto-isolated USB with optional HI 92000 software and micro USB cable
Battery Type/Life: 1.5V AA batteries (4) / approximately 200 hours of continuous use without backlight (50 hours with backlight)
Auto-off: user selectable 5, 10, 30, 60 min or can be disabled
Environment: 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F); RH 100% (IP67)
Dimensions: 185 x 93 x 35.2 mm (7.3 x 3.6 x 1.4”)
Weight: 400 g (14.2 oz.)
Ordering Information: HI98163 is supplied with FC2323 PVDF body pH electrode, HI7004M pH 4.01 buffer solution (230 mL), HI7007M pH 7.01 buffer solution (230 mL), HI700630 electrode acid cleaning solution for meat grease and fat deposits sachet (2), 100 mL plastic beaker (2), 1.5V AA batteries (4), HI92000 PC software, HI920015 micro USB cable, instruction manual with quick start guide, instrument quality certificate and HI720161 hard carrying case.
Warranty: 2 years (probe 6 months)
Besides being supplied with a unique pH electrode for meat, the HI98163 has the Hanna's unique CAL Check™ feature that alerts the user to potential problems during the calibration process. This is a very important for the food processor since it is likely that the probe will be coated with the solids found in the food product being measured. This coating can easily lead to errors in pH measurement. By comparing previous calibration data to the current calibration, the meter will inform the user, with display prompts, when the probe needs to be cleaned, replaced, or if the pH buffer might be contaminated. After calibration, the overall probe condition is displayed on screen as a percentage from 0 to 100% in increments of 10%. The probe condition is affected by both the offset and slope characteristics of the pH electrode, both of which can be found in the GLP data.
Pressing the “AutoHold” virtual key in measurement mode, the meter will freeze and automatically log a stable reading. An “out of calibration range” warning can be enabled that will alert the user when a reading is not within the bracket of calibrated pH values.
The log-on-demand mode allows the user to record and save up to 200 samples. The logged data, along with the associated GLP data, can then be recalled or transferred to a PC with Hanna’s HI920015 micro USB cable and HI92000 software for traceability in record keeping for specific product batches. GLP data includes date, time, calibration buffers, offset, and slope, and is directly accessible by pressing the dedicated GLP key.
A contextual help menu based on the screen that is currently being viewed can be accessed at any time by the press of a dedicated button.
The high contrast, graphic LCD screen is easy to view outdoors in bright sunlight as well as in low-lit areas with the backlight. A combination of dedicated and virtual keys allows for easy, intuitive meter operation in a choice of languages.
The compact, durable HI720161 carrying case is thermoformed to hold all necessary components for taking a field measurement, including the meter and electrode, beakers, buffer solutions and cleaning solutions.