Digital Hand-held PAL-1

The PAL-1 works perfectly in measuring almost any fruit juice, food, or drink, such as soup, sauce, ketchup, tomato sauce, low-sugar jam, or marmalade. PAL series comes with Data Transmission Function with NFC(Near Field Communication)technology. Data history can be accessed by bringing PAL-NFC to any Android devices or PC-linked USB NFC Reader.

The Atago PAL series now comes standard with Data Transmission Function with NFC(Near Field Communication) technology. Data history can be accessed by bringing PAL-NFC to any Android devices or PC-linked USB NFC Reader.  

The Atago PAL-1 "Pocket" Digital Refractometer from Japan uses the Brix % scale to measure total dissolved solids or TDS in aqueous solutions. 

The most common example is the determination of sugar content in fresh fruit, vegetables and juices, jams, sauces and condiments.  Widely used for quality control monitoring within the manufacturing process and also finished goods.

The PAL-1 has a wide measuring range from 0-53% Brix with 0.1% resolution.

It is ultra compact and lightweight for total portability and is IP65 protected against dust and water jets making it easy to clean up after use under running water.  It runs on 2 x AAA batteries (up to 11,000 measurements) and features Automatic Temperature Compensation "ATC" for samples of all temperatures through use of advanced algorithms.

Usage is extremely simple with one touch measurement.  As little as 0.3ml (2 to 3 drops) of sample is required for testing and results are determined quickly within 3 seconds.  Zero calibration can be completed with water.

Top quality and made in Japan to the highest standards by the leaders in refractometry with 76 years experience.


Range: 0 to 53% Brix
Resolution: 0.1% Brix 
Accuracy: +/- 0.2% Brix 
0.3ml sample for testing
One touch operation
Fast measurement within 3 seconds
IP65 water resistant
Ultra compact 55 x 31 x 109mm 
Cat #3810








Brix 0.0 to 53.0 %


Brix 0.1%


±0.2 %

Temperature compensation

10 to 100゚C


Common Specification

Sample Volume

2 to 3 drops

Measurement Time

About 3 seconds

Power Supply

2 × AAA Batteries

Battery Life

About 11,000 measurements (When using AAA Batteries. About 1,500 times for PAL-S only)

International Protection Class

IP65 Water resistant

Dimensions & Weight

5.5 × 3.1 × 10.9cm 100g (main unit only)

Measures the total dissolved solids (TDS) in an aqueous solution using in the Brix scale. The measurement range of the PAL-1 is 0-53% Brix. With its 0.1% resolution and IP65 rated casing, it is top-of-the-line when it comes to Portable Digital Refractometers.

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