Conductivity Probe

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The Conductivity Probe determines the ionic content of an aqueous solution by measuring its conductivity. This has many applications in chemistry, biology, and environmental science.

Description

The Conductivity Probe has three ranges, providing optimal precision in any given range. Biology teachers can use this probe to demonstrate diffusion of ions through membranes. Chemistry students are able to quickly investigate the difference between ionic and molecular compounds, strong and weak acids, or ionic compounds that yield different ratios of ions. Environmental science students use it to measure TDS, total dissolved solids.

Additional Features

  • Fast response time: Reaches 98% of full value in less than 5 seconds.
  • Quick and easy calibration using our software.
  • Built-in temperature compensation allows you to calibrate the probe in the lab, and then make measurements outdoors without temperature changes affecting data.
  • Alternating current at its electrodes preventing polarization and electrolysis, reducing contamination of solutions.
  • Epoxy-body graphite electrode eliminates worry about corrosion of metal electrodes.

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Specifications

  • Range:
    • Low Range: 0 to 200 μS/cm (0 to 100 mg/L TDS)
    • Mid Range: 0 to 2000 μS/cm (0 to 1000 mg/L TDS)
    • High Range: 0 to 20,000 μS/cm (0 to 10,000 mg/L TDS)
  • Resolution (LabQuest 2, LabQuest, LabQuest Mini, Go!Link, LabPro):
    • Low Range: 0.1 μS/cm (0.05 mg/L TDS)
    • Mid Range: 1 μS/cm (0.5 mg/L TDS)
    • High Range 10 μS/cm (5 mg/L TDS)
  • Accuracy using factory calibration:
    • ±8% of full-scale reading for low range
    • ±3% of full-scale reading for mid range
    • ±4% of full-scale reading for high range
  • Accuracy using custom calibration: ±2% of full-scale reading for each range
  • Response Time: 98% of full-scale reading in 5 seconds, 100% of full-scale in 15 seconds
  • Temperature Compensation: automatic from 5 to 35 °C
  • Temperature Range (can be placed in): 0 to 80 °C
  • Cell Constant: 1.0 cm-1
  • Description: ABS body, parallel carbon (graphite) electrodes
  • Dimensions: 12 mm OD and 150 mm length

Download the user manual for full specifications

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What’s Included

Sensor Requirements

The Conductivity Probe requires a compatible interface and software to collect data. Interface and software sold separately. Getting started with probeware »

Compatible Interfaces

The Conductivity Probe is compatible with these interfaces:

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

    NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
    Conductivity ProbeCON-BTA$95
    Optional Accessories
    Electrode SupportESUP$10
    MicrostirrerMSTIR$9
    Standard High Concentration (12880 μS/cm) SolutionCON-HST$16
    Standard Low Concentration (150 μS/cm) SolutionCON-LST$16
    Standard Medium Concentration (1413 μS/cm) SolutionCON-MST$16
    Water Depth SamplerWDS$71

    Educational use only: Vernier products are designed for educational use. They are not appropriate for industrial, medical, or commercial applications. Product usage disclaimer »

    Order Code CON-BTA
    U.S. Educator Price $95

    Sample Data

    Diffusion through membranes
    Diffusion through membranes
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