– Proper Set-Up:
1. Remove the storage bottle from the electrode by first unscrewing the lid and then removing the bottle and lid. Thoroughly rinse the lower section of the probe, especially around the bulb-shaped tip, using distilled or deionized water.
2. Connect the electrode to one of the Vernier electrode amplifiers. Push the BNC connector of the electrode cable onto the connector on the amplifier, then turn the BNC connector about one-half turn clockwise. It should lock tight.
3. Connect the amplifier to your lab interface and run data-collection software.
4. Readings can be displayed in pH or mV. Choose the desired unit before collecting data.
– Primary Test: Does it read approximately 4 in its storage solution? Note: A reading of 13 to 14 indicates 0 volts and might mean that the sensor is defective or damaged.
– Secondary Test: Take readings in fresh buffers, NOT distilled water! If no buffers are available, try it in vinegar (~ pH 2.5-3.5) and ammonia (~ pH 10.5-11.5). If readings do not change when the sensor is placed in different solutions, the sensor is possibly defective or damaged.
RELATED TIL ENTRIES
–How do I calibrate my sensor?
–Where do I get pH buffer solutions?
–What is the difference between the pH buffer capsules with order codes PHB and PH-BUFCAP?
–During calibration, what are the typical potential output readings for the PH-BNC electrode?
–The pH electrode I have been using no longer seems to work or is slow to respond. Is there anything I can do to fix it?
–My pH probe no longer gives an accurate reading. What should I do?
–Why doesn't my pH Sensor read pH 7 in distilled or deionized water?
–Will I get interference when I put two sensors in the same solution?
–What type of liquids cause problems for the pH Sensor?
–The liquid inside my pH Sensor is low or gone. Will it still work?
MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
–Where do I get pH or ORP Storage Solution? (Buffer Storage Solution)
–What do I do about mold growth in my bottle of pH electrode storage solution?
–How can I keep my pH or ORP storage solution from spilling when the sensor is in use?
–My pH sensors were stored dry. Will they still work?
–What is the best way to clean the glass bulb of the pH electrode?
–Do any of your sensors require special storage?
–I bought your pH buffer capsules. Can I make storage solution for my pH Sensors with this kit?
–How do I dispose of my pH sensor?
– Calibrate? Usually no. However, for the most accurate measurements with this sensor, we recommend calibration. It is a simple process that only takes a few minutes. Custom calibrations can also be stored directly onto the sensor.
– For calibration instructions, see: How do I calibrate my sensor?
– In pH 4 buffer, the calibration voltage reading should be approximately 1.56
– In pH 7 buffer, the calibration voltage reading should be approximately 1.19
– In pH 10 buffer, the calibration voltage reading should be approximately 0.82