Colorimeter, order code COL-BTA, $115
Specifications and User Guide
-Primary Test: Connect the Colorimeter to a LabPro, CBL 2, CBL, Serial Box, or ULI. Allow the Colorimeter to warm up for 5 minutes. Place a cuvette, about 3/4 full of distilled water, in the Colorimeter and close the lid. Select a wavelength. Press and hold the CAL button on the Colorimeter. When the red LED begins to flash, release the CAL button. When the red LED stops flashing, the Colorimeter is calibrated. Check the absorbance readings, which should be very nearly zero.
-Secondary test: Prepare a solution with a color (a simple test solution for the 635 nm wavelength setting can be made by adding 2 drops of green food coloring to 100 mL of tap water). After calibrating the Colorimeter, fill a cuvette about 3/4 full with the test solution. Place the cuvette in the Colorimeter and close the lid. The absorbance readings should change. You may dilute the test solution and place a cuvette of the dilute solution in the Colorimeter to check the change in absorbance.
-The normal, most useful absorbance range is 0.05 - 1.0, or 10% - 90% transmittance.
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-new order code: COL-BTA
-old order code: COL-DIN
-Range: 0 to 3 (absorbance)
-Useful Range 0.05 to 1.0 (absorbance) and 90% to 10% transmittance (%T)
-Wavelengths: 430 nm, 470 nm, 565 nm, 635 nm
-Resolution (LabPro, ULI II, SBI): 0.035 %T
-Resolution (CBL, CBL 2): 0.14 %T
-Supply voltage: 5VDC +/- 25 mV
-Supply current (typical): 40 mA
-Power up time: 700 ms (maximum)
-Output voltage range: 0 - 4 V
-Transfer function: Vout = 0.035 x (%T) + 0
-Stored calibration values: Slope = 28.571; Intercept = 0
-Calibration? Yes, each time before use. After powering up the Colorimeter and waiting for a 5 minute warm up, press the < or > button on the Colorimeter to select a wavelength. Open the lid, insert a cuvette filled about 3/4 full of distilled water, and close the lid. Make sure that one clear side of the cuvette is lined up with the arrow at the top of the cuvette slot. Press the CAL button and hold it until the red LED begins to flash and then release the CAL button. When the LED stops flashing, the calibration is complete.
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- for extra cuvettes, Plastic Cuvettes (visible range), order code CUV, $15 (pkg. of 100)