Bluelab Commercial Truncheon Meter
Big jobs require a big Truncheon! With a conductivity range right up to 6.0EC (60CF or 4200ppm), it will never leave you short. The Commercial Truncheon Nutrient Meter has been designed for hydroponic crops that require a higher than normal EC or CF requirement during their growing cycle. Its super tough, fully waterproof, has no on/off buttons to worry about and does not need calibrating. Its great for stirring your nutrient tank too!
The Commercial Truncheon Meter measures the amount of dissolved solids in a solution and gives you a conductivity reading but measures to a higher conductivity value than the standard Truncheon Meter. To maintain optimum plant growth and phenomenal crops, you need to KNOW what the conductivity of the solution is before feeding your plants AND while they are growing. If the solution is too weak, your plants will miss out on the vital elements they need to grow. Too strong and you risk root burn, especially if evaporation occurs within your growing environment. The nutrient solution needs to be measured regularly so you know when to add more concentrated solution or when to add fresh water. Without a Truncheon Meter to measure it, you are only guessing and risk crop failure.
There is no easier conductivity meter to use than the Bluelab Commercial Truncheon Meter! OK...how simple is it to use? To find the conductivity of your solution, simply place the probe head into the solution for 1-2 minutes (automatically turns on) to reach the same temperature of your nutrient. Remove from the solution (automatically turns off) and place back in. The bright, easy to read red LED will flash next to a number/s on the scale of your choosing. Rinse the probe after use in fresh water to stop nutrient salts building up on the probe face and clean once a week to ensure the Meter remains accurate. It is fully waterproof so if you drop in the tank or swimming pool, it's OK!
Conductivity is the total soluble salts contained within a liquid solution. Because pure water does not conduct electricity it has a conductivity measurement of zero. By adding soluble elements to the water, electricity is able to move through the solution giving it a conductivity rating. Conductivity is measured using various scales. The scales the Commercial Truncheon Meter will provide you are EC (Electrical Conductivity), CF (Conductivity Factor), ppm 500 (parts per million), which is also know as TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) and ppm 700.
EC and CF are the only two absolute scales of conductivity, however the USA mainly uses the ppm 500 scale (also known as TDS). The UK mainly uses the ppm 700 scale.
Nearly all conductivity meters need to be calibrated. The great thing is, the Bluelab Commercial Truncheon Meter does not need calibrating as this is locked in during manufacture. The only maintenance it requires is cleaning the probe and changing the batteries. 'The instrument is only as accurate as the probe is clean' - easy probe cleaning and a quick test is all you need to do to keep the Meter operating perfectly for years!
The Commercial Truncheon is 400mm/16" long and 24mm/1" wide.
It weights only 225grams.
- EC (0.4 - 6.0), CF (4 - 60) and ppm scales (TDS and 700 scale)
- Fully waterproof
- No calibration required
- Auto sense on and off
- No external switches or adjustable buttons
- Battery life minimum 1 year (or shelf life of battery)
pH Calibration - N/A
EC/PPM Calibration - Not Required, Automatic
Cleaning Solution - Recommended
Storage Solution - Not Required
Item Number: 131890
International Article Number: 9421024920111
Manufacturer's Part Number: HGC716049