Conductivity Probe Cleaner - Atlas Scientific
An E.C. (electrical conductivity) probe measures the electrical conductivity of a solution. It is commonly used in hydroponics, aquaculture and freshwater systems to monitor the number of nutrients, salts or impurities in the water. Inside the conductivity probe, two electrodes are positioned opposite from each other, an AC voltage is applied to the electrodes causing cations to move to the negatively charged electrode, while the anions move to the positive electrode. The more free electrolyte the liquid contains, the higher the electrical conductivity.
Over time Conductivity Probes can become dirty and covered in mineral deposits.
This can change the basic electrical properties of the probe and cause inaccurate readings.
Cleaning the probe can be a bit tricky; you can’t simply scrub it with a brush without destroying the fragile platinum conductors inside the probe. Take care of your Conductivity Probe, if the probe is not well maintained how accurate will your readings be?