Digital Water Tester 3 in 1…
To use a digital water tester 3 in 1, follow these steps:
- Remove the protective cap.
- Immerse the meter into the water to a depth of about 1 inch.
- Stir the water around the meter for a few seconds.
- Wait for the display to stabilize.
- Read the TDS (total dissolved solids) reading in ppm (parts per million).
- To measure the temperature, press and hold the button for 3 seconds.
- To measure the EC (electrical conductivity), press and hold the button for 5 seconds.
Interpreting the results:
- TDS: A lower TDS reading indicates cleaner water. A reading of 0 ppm is pure water, but this is rare in nature. A reading of 50 ppm or less is considered good quality water. A reading of 50-100 ppm is still acceptable, but may not be suitable for drinking or cooking. A reading of more than 100 ppm is considered poor quality water and may not be safe for human consumption.
- Temperature: The ideal temperature for drinking water is between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
- EC: A higher EC reading indicates more dissolved minerals in the water. This can be beneficial for plants and hydroponics, but it may not be suitable for drinking or cooking.
- Rinse the meter with clean water before and after each use.
- Store the meter in a cool, dry place.
- Avoid using the meter in saltwater or highly acidic or alkaline water.
Some digital water testers 3 in 1 also have a hold function, which allows you to freeze the display reading. This can be useful for taking multiple measurements or for comparing readings over time.
Some meters also have a backlight, which can be helpful for reading the display in low-light conditions.
Applications of the Digital Water Tester 3 in 1
- Aquaculture and aquarium: A constant level of minerals is necessary for aquatic life. The water in an aquarium or tank should have the same levels of TDS and pH as the fish and reef’s original habitat.
- Hydroponics: (It is the best measurement of the nutrient concentration in a hydroponic solution.)
- Window Cleaning / Carwash: It’s levels must be monitored to prevent maintenance problems.
- Industrial: High levels could impede the functions of certain applications, such as boilers and cooling towers, food and water production and more.
- Food & Beverage: For a truly great cup of coffee, proper levels must be maintained.
- Water Treatment: Hardness (and Water Softeners) – High TDS indicates Hard water, which causes scale buildup in pipes and valves, inhibiting performance.
- Colloidal silver water: TDS levels must be controlled prior to making colloidal silver.
- Taste/Health: (High TDS results in undesirable taste which could be salty, bitter, or metallic. It could also indicate the presence of toxic minerals. The EPA’s recommended maximum level of TDS in water is 500mg/L (500ppm).)
- Filter performance: Test your water to make sure the reverse osmosis or other type of water filter or water purification system has a high rejection rate and know when to change your filter (or membrane) cartridges.
The benefits of a digital water tester are that you get a spot on results and they can perform tests the reagents cannot, such as Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Salinity (Salt level) and ORP. … Simply using a digital Salinity tester can eliminate that error.