The Essentials EC Meter is a temperature compensated conductivity tester, designed to measure the strength of your nutrient solution. This is a budget EC Meter and is great value for money. If you are looking for a more professional device, have a look at our Bluelab EC Pen.
How it works
The electrodes on the bottom end of this device measure the electrical conductivity of your nutrient solution. This information is then clearly displayed on the LCD screen. With this information you will be able to perfect the strength of your nutrient solution for optimised plant growth. There is a protective, slotted plastic shroud on the bottom of the device, this shroud protects the electrodes and temperature sensor, this sensor is for temperature compensation. We highly recommend you calibrate the EC Meter before use, and it is advisable that the unit is recalibrated every 10 measurements to ensure complete accuracy.
This innovative device is splash proof, but not completely waterproof so always avoid submersion. To preserve battery life, this device will automatically turn off after not being used for a few minutes.
How to use the EC Meter
To use the EC Meter, make up your normal nutrient solution and stir meticulously. Then press the On/Off button, dip the end of the device into the solution and submerge the shroud, a simple tap will remove any bubbles. Keep the probe still for a few seconds and it will equalise to the temperature of the solution. When the meter has taken the reading, you will the see the EC of the solution displayed on screen
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