The PLANT!T pH meter is reliable and easy to use. Small and lightweight, it is ideal for any growroom.
The PLANT!T pH meter features:
- The LCD dual display shows pH and temperature readings
- Calibration is easy with a one touch auto-calibration and can give up to a 3 point calibration
- The meter is IP65 rated – water resistant
The pH meter is specially designed for testing the pH level of nutrient solutions. Just dip the sensor into test solution, stir and wait, then read a stable reading in about 20 seconds.
The unit is water resistant, but not waterproof.
The energy saving feature shuts off the tester when it is not in use. The unit also displays a low battery symbol to warn you before it degrades the accuracy of important readings. It has digital calibration at the push of a button.
Probe – 6 Months
Meter – 1 Year
How should a pH meter be properly cared for?
Although there are general maintenance techniques for pH meters, each brand and model will have its own requirements. Always follow the directions for your meter and you will enjoy it for a longer time, with fewer issues.
In addition to frequent calibration, properly maintaining the pH sensor will ensure a longer life and more accurate results. Many pH meters incorporate glass sensors and reference tubes that must be stored in specially formulated solutions. If using a handheld meter, the storage solution will often be in the meter’s cap. For most pH sensors, it’s critical that the sensor be stored wet in the appropriate solution.
To clean most pH sensors, rinse in distilled or deionized water. Shake off any excess water and return the sensor to its storage solution.
The majority of pH sensors have a lifespan of approximately 1-2 years. If you are experiencing erratic readings and having difficulty calibrating, it may be time to replace.
Tips and tricks
- Always read the instruction manual prior to use. Sure, the instructions may be boring, but they’ll answer your questions, and those answers will protect your investment
- Always be sure your pH meter is properly calibrated
- If your handheld meter includes a storage solution in the cap, store the meter upright for more effective saturation
- Never touch a sensor electrode or reference cell with your fingers: skin oils will affect readings and can permanently damage a pH sensor
- Always lightly swirl a meter in the water or solution to dislodge any trapped air bubbles
- Never store a pH meter in high heat or humidity
- Never store a pH sensor in distilled water
- A pH meter is a sensitive scientific instrument and should always be treated as such