Multiparameter Photometers with Digital pH Electrode Input

The Hanna Instruments HI83300 family compact, multiparameter photometers are for use in the lab or in the field.


  • Innovative optical design that utilizes a reference detector and focusing lens to eliminate errors from changes in the light source and from imperfections in the glass cuvette.
  • Up to 73 different programmed methods measuring 40 key water and wastewater quality parameters.

  • Absorbance measurement mode for performance verification and can also be used to plot a custom concentration versus absorbance curve useful for user-supplied chemistry and for teaching students about photometry. 
  • High performance pH meter that uses advanced digital pH/temperature electrodes. 

Innovative Optical System

HI83300 photometer multiparameter optical system

High Efficiency LED Light Source

An LED light source offers superior performance as compared to a tungsten lamp. LEDs have a much higher luminous efficiency, providing more light while using less power. They also produce very little heat, which could otherwise affect the optical components an electronic stability.

Quality Narrow Band Interference Filters

The narrow band interference filter not only ensures greater wavelength accuracy (+/- 1 nm) but is also extremely efficient, allowing a brighter, stronger signal to be transmitted. The end result is increased measurement stability and less wavelength error.

Reference Detector for a Stable Light Source

A beam splitter is used as part of the internal reference system of the HI83300 photometer. The reference detector compensates for any drift due to power fluctuations or ambient temperature changes. Now you can rely on a stable source of light.

Large Cuvette Size

The sample cell of the HI83300 fits a round, glass cuvette with a 25 mm path length. Along with the advanced optical components, the larger size of the cuvette greatly reduces errors in rotation from the indexing mark of the cuvettes. The relatively long path length of the sample cuvette allows the light to pass through more of the sample solution, ensuring accurate measurements even in low absorbance samples.

Focusing Lens for Greater Light Yield

Adding a focusing lens to the optical path allows for the collection of all of the light that exits the cuvette and focusing the light on the silicon photo detector. This innovative approach to photometric measurements cancels the errors from imperfections and scratches present in the glass cuvette eliminating the need to index the cuvette.



Photometer Capabilities

Concentration Measurement Function

Users can access the menu of measurement methods with the simple press of a button. Low, medium, and high range methods of several parameters are available for users to obtain a high accuracy reading. Each method is assigned a concentration unit of measure. Parameters can be expressed in different chemical forms based on their preference.

Absorbance Measurement Mode

Users can select to calibrate and measure samples in absorbance mode for each wavelength used by the meter. This mode is a convenient way for users to develop their own calibration curves and measure samples with customized chemistries.

CAL Check Functionality

Hanna’s exclusive CAL Check feature allows for performance verification of the independent measuring channels. Our CAL Check standard vials are developed to simulate a specific absorbance value at each wavelength to verify its’ accuracy.

Built-in Reaction Timer

Reaction time is of key importance when performing colorimetric measurements, which is why the built-in timer of the HI83300 is an ideal feature. The countdown timer displays the time remaining until a measurement will be taken, ensuring consistent results between measurements and users.

Digestion Vial Adapter

A digestion vial adapter is supplied with photometers programmed with digestion parameters. The adapter is used with reagents packaged in 16mm digestion vials, including COD and various forms of Nitrogen and Phosphorous.




Data Management Capabilities

HI83300 photometer multiparameter logging

Log on Demand

The HI83300 family can store up to 1000 photometer and pH electrode readings, which can be logged by pressing the LOG key on the face of the meter. pH readings are logged along with comprehensive GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) information such as date, time, calibration buffers, and electrode offset and slope.

User ID and Sample ID

An alphanumeric keypad can be used to enter sample ID and user ID to be stored with the measurement reading. The recall key allows the user to review the data along with the date and time that the reading was taken.

USB for Data Transfer

Two USB ports are provided for transferring data. One port allows the data to be transferred to a flash drive while the other USB is used for direct connection to a computer. All data is transferred as a .csv file that can be used with many spreadsheet programs for documentation.



ADP application designed photometers


Since 1978 Hanna has introduced instrumentation that is tailored to the needs of the user.

From this we have created a line of Application Designed Photometers that are customized to include only the necessary parameters measured for a specific application or industry.

Select the meter that is right for you from the nine choices below to learn more about these meters and the parameters programmed to use.



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HI83306 Environmental Analysis Photometer

HI83308 Water Conditioning Photometer

HI83303 Aquaculture

HI83325 Nutrient Analysis Photometer

HI83326 Pool and Spa