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

Document ID

Document ID TE6920

Published Date

Published Date 27/05/2017
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(Catalog Number/Order Code 2616300) and Incubator, Water Bath, 220 Vac(Catalog Number/Order Code 2616302) instructions to use distilled water only, not deionized (DI) water. The DI water, in it's quest for ions, will aggressively attack the stainless steel in the bath, pitting the surface and allowing corrosion to start.  This will shorten the life of the unit.