The FC232D is an amplified pH electrode with a built-in temperature sensor. This probe is designed with low temperature (LT) glass, a conical tip shape, and is housed in a food grade PVDF body with a removable, piercing stainless steel blade. This electrode also features a unique open junction design in which there a viscolene (hard gel) electrolyte layer that is free of silver chloride (AgCl) between the sample to be measured and the internal reference cell. The open junction design resists clogging and the probe’s conical tip makes it ideal for pH measurements in meat and semi-solid food samples.
Conical Glass Tip
The conical shaped tip design allows for penetration into solids, semi-solids, and emulsions for the direct measurement of pH in food products including meat, cheese, yogurt, and milk.
Open Junction Reference
The open junction design consists of a solid gel interface (viscolene) between the sample and internal Ag/AgCl reference. This interface not only prevents silver from entering the sample, but also makes it impermeable to clogging, resulting in a fast response and stable reading.
Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) is a food grade plastic that is resistant to most chemicals and solvents, including sodium hypochlorite. It has high abrasion resistance, mechanical strength and resistance to ultraviolet and nuclear radiation. PVDF is also resistant to fungal growth.
- Automatic Temperature Compensation
- One or two-point automatic calibration
- BEPS - Alerts the user of low battery power that could adversely affect readings
- Compact, heavy-duty, and waterproof
- Battery % displayed on start-up
- HELP feature, displays tutorial messages on LCD
pH Range -2.00 to 16.00 pH pH Resolution 0.01 pH pH Accuracy ±0.02 pH pH Calibration automatic, at one or two points with two sets of standard buffers (pH 4.01 / 7.01 / 10.01 or pH 4.01 / 6.86 / 9.18) Temperature Range -5.0 to 105.0°C / 23.0 to 221.0°F Temperature Resolution 0.1°C / 0.1°F Temperature Accuracy ±0.5°C (up to 60°C); ±1.0°C (outside) / ±1°F (up to 140°F); ±2.0°F (outside) Temperature Compensation automatic from -5.0 to 105.0ºC (23 to 221ºF) Electrode/Probe FC232D pre-amplified pH probe with internal temperature sensor, DIN connector and 1 m (3.3’ cable) Battery Type/Life 1.5V (3) AAA / approximately 1200 hours of continuous use; auto-off after 8 minutes of non-use Environment 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F); RH max 100% Dimensions 152 x 58 x 30 mm (6.0 x 2.3 x 1.2”) Weight 205 g (7.2 oz.) Ordering Information HI99163 is supplied with FC232D pH/ temperature probe with FC099 stainless steel blade tip, HI70004 pH 4.01 buffer solution sachet (20 mL), HI70007 pH 7.01 buffer solution sachet (20 mL), HI700630 electrode acid cleaning solution sachets for meat, grease and fats (2 x 20 mL), batteries, instructions, and hard carrying case.