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The Colorimeter is great for Beer’s law experiments, determining the concentration of unknown solutions, or studying changes in concentration vs. time.


This 4-wavelength Colorimeter measures the amount of light transmitted through a sample at a user-selectable wavelength in order to determine the concentration of a solution. Features such as automatic sensor identification and one-step calibration make this sensor easy to use.

Sample Data



  • Range: 0 to 3 (absorbance)
  • Useful Range:
    • 0.05 to 1.0 (absorbance)
    • 90% to 10% transmittance (%T)
  • Wavelengths: 430 nm, 470 nm, 565 nm, 635 nm
  • Typical Resolution: 0.035 %T
  • Supply voltage: 5VDC +/- 25 mV
  • Supply current: 40 mA (typical)
  • Power up time: 700 ms (maximum)
  • Output voltage range: 0 – 4 V
  • Transfer function: Vout = 0.035 x (%T) + 0
View the Colorimeter user manual

Experiments and Lab Ideas

Select a lab book to see a list of experiments and more information.

Lab Ideas and Innovative Uses

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Compatibility Requirements

The Colorimeter may require a compatible interface and software. Choose a platform below to see compatible interface and software options.

What’s Included

  • Vernier Colorimeter
  • (15) 3.5 mL cuvettes

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Optional Accessories
Cuvette RackCUV-RACK$9
Plastic Cuvettes (Visible Range)CUV$19
Water Depth SamplerWDS$89


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