The Bluelab Probe Care Kit – pH includes everything you need to clean, hydrate and calibrate pH probes.
The instrument is only as accurate as the probe is clean. Accurate readings simplify crop management and provide improved growth. Prolong the life of your pH Probe.
Probe cleaning and correctly storing pH probes ensures you get the most accurate readings possible and will maximize the life of a probe.
The probe surface is where the instrument takes the reading of the solution or soil/media. If the probe face is dirty or contaminated, the readings may be inaccurate. Much like the windshield of a car, if it’s dirty you can’t see out! If the probe face is dirty, it cannot read the solution or soil accurately.
pH probes specifically, should be kept wet at all times for optimal performance and life.
- Probe care instructions
- 20ml single-use Bluelab Solution Sachets, 2 each of: pH 7.0 & pH 4.0, KCl
- 3x plastic cups
- Bluelab pH Probe Cleaner
- Bluelab Toothbrush (pH probe cleaning instrument)
Handy tips to care for the pH Pen
pH probes do not last forever. They age quickly through normal use. Following these care steps will help you maintain accuracy and improve the life of the pH pen:
› Hydrate the Bluelab pH Pen for 24 hours in KCl storage solution before fi rst use.
› Always keep the pH probe tip wet. If it dries, it dies!
› Rinse the pH probe tip in clean tap water between readings for accuracy.
› Always place the storage cap back onto the pH pen after use.
› Add 3-5 drops of KCl storage solution to the round hole of the storage cap
› Clean, hydrate and calibrate the pH pen every 30 days. Do this when the CAL
check mark disappears. This improves accuracy and reading response speed.
› Only use plastic containers when cleaning, hydrating and calibrating.
› Touching the glass bulb with your fi ngers will contaminate the glass.
› Never plunge a cold probe into a hot liquid (or vice versa). Sudden temperature
changes can permanently damage the pen.
› Do not immerse in oils, proteins or suspended solids that will leave a coating
on the glass bulb.
› Never drop or knock the pH pen, the glass bulb will break.