Should deionized or distilled water be used in the Incubator, Water Bath?

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Document ID TE6920

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Version 4.0

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Status Published

Published Date

Published Date 05/21/2019
Question
Should deionized or distilled water be used in the Incubator, Water Bath?
Summary
Type of water used in the Water Bath Incubator.
Answer
The Incubator, Water Bath, 110 Vac (Product # 2616300) and Incubator, Water Bath, 220 Vac (Product # 2616302) both have instructions that say to use distilled water only, not deionized (DI) water.

The DI water, in its quest for ions, will aggressively attack the stainless steel in the bath, pit the surface and allow corrosion to start.  This will shorten the life of the unit.

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