Milwaukee Digital Seawater Refractometer

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Milwaukee Digital Seawater Refractometer

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The new Milwaukee MA887 Seawater Digital Refractometer encompasses 3 different types of user selected scales for the measurement of seawater providing for a much more precise evaluation. Each scale is temperature compensated.

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The spec says that the accuracy is +/- 0.002. That is not very good considering my range of interest is between 1.022 and 1.028. Comments?
Question by: Boz on Apr 15, 2016 3:54:00 PM
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Hi, Does the case come with the Milwaukee refractometer or is it a separate purchase?
Question by: Tony on Feb 18, 2016 11:09:00 AM
Great question!
This will not come with the case. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 2, 2016 6:33:00 PM
Do you sell the case that is recommended for it?
Question by: Sam on Oct 4, 2013 4:57:00 AM
Hi Sam,
We sure do. I believe this is the case that you are looking for.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Oct 4, 2013 4:57:00 AM

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The new Milwaukee MA887 Seawater Digital Refractometer encompasses 3 different types of user selected scales for the measurement of seawater providing for a much more precise evaluation. Each scale is temperature compensated.

  1. PSU - The newest type scale standard – Letters stand for Practical Salinity Units and is fast become the universal standard for seawater measurement
  2. PPT - The old standard of Parts Per Thousand of saturated salt. This is the oldest of the 3 seawater measurements scales
  3. S.G. - The current standard of Specific Gravity hydrometers and refractometers.

The Milwaukee Instruments MA887 digital refractometer is easy to calibrate and easy to read and provides highest accuracy possible for the measurement of seawater 3 specific scales. This is the type of accuracy demanded by today’s professionals and Milwaukee Instruments delivers.


Milwaukee Digital Seawater Refractometer Specifications:




PSU: 0-50 1 +/- 2
PPT: 0-150 1 +/- 2
S.G.: 1.000 - 1.114 0.001 +/- 0.002
Temp: 0-80C / 32-176F 0.1 C/F +/- 2 0.3 C/ +/- 5F
Calibration: Automatic


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  • It was good at first but... By Tom on 5/11/2016

    I had this product for almost 5 months now and for the few months it worked well. Then after that I've been getting inaccurate readings from the unit. It kept saying that my salinity in my tank is 1.024 when its really at 1.026. I tried calibrating it with steamed distilled water and the calibration solution that came with the kit but it was still giving inaccurate reading. The calibration solution is at 1.025 and it reads 1.024.
  • GREATproduct By Mike on 4/7/2016

    Very accurate and very easy to use.
  • works great and calibration is simple By rblarmer on 4/7/2016

    just go this three weeks ago so longevity not known but definitely easy to use and calibration is simple. Only negative thus far is power on/off button ok but a little quirky thought I had a bad battery and put new battery in and still would not power up so pushed a little firmer and came on, not the way a great quality switch works.
  • Nice and easy By MO on 3/28/2016

    This is great calibrates easily and fast accurate readings. As I get older my vision is fading and trying to read a sight Refractometer is getting hard, this has nice bright and big numbers for me.
  • Awesome addition! By jsbull on 1/2/2016

    I love this thing. It's super easy and super fast. I calibrated it the first time I used it and haven't had to recalibrate it since (2 months). I can take it anywhere and did I mention it's super easy and super fast?!?

    I do wish the case had more room to store the test solution and pipet.
  • a must have for simple reefing By james on 1/1/2016

    this is by far a must have for reefers its extremely accurate and instant so can't go wrong with that
  • love it By mquinn1 on 12/19/2015

    Put a couple drops on hit the button done
  • Great overall product. By Alan on 12/17/2015

    If been using a refractometer for a few years now, and I don't know why I waited so long to get this. So much easier to zero than the regular refractometer. If you are dedicated to Reefing this buy is a no brainier. Calibration solution are point on and I have no issues. All I can say is this should be one of your first buys if you plan on getting into the saltwater hobby.
  • Amazing ACCURACY By RJ on 9/29/2015

    My first salt water checkers were the old float hydrometers. In perfect condition, properly used they gavee fairly good results. Good enough for fish only aquariums. When I got back to the hobby five years ago, I soon found the new standard- swing arm devices just about worthless. Refractometers are a better solution BUT it was hard for me to detect small fluctuations. The Milwaukee Digital Refractometer is a well built, sound instrument that gives EXACT readings. Easy to read, easy to zero and easy to convert readings between different standards and easy to use.
  • Precise and practical By merlinpi on 9/29/2015

    using it is a breeze, results are fast and zeroing it is super easy with distilled water. would definitely recommend.
  • Great By Skippy on 9/20/2015

    Quick, easy and accurate. Love it
  • Quick and precise By ASeattle on 6/9/2015

    I'm a bit obsessive about testing and this helps take the guess work out. visual refractometers are great, this is for the people who would rather see a number. Easy to calibrate, add a sample and you're done. Auto shut off is convenient.

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