Found GREAT DEAL ON COMBO METER! Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by hydroponickush, Jan 1, 2013.

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    hydroponickush

    hydroponickush Member

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    Evo8Emperor

    Evo8Emperor Active Member

    Don't take me on it but I could of sworn I remember hearing that Milwaukee made a good meter. For the price I would buy it but I already spent what I could this week on my grow supplies. lol. Ill be book marking that though.
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    Evo8Emperor

    Evo8Emperor Active Member

    Also ec and ppm are pretty much the same thing. One is used to determine the other. It would have been a better deal if it was ph,temp,and tds.
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    hydroponickush

    hydroponickush Member

    True but I have an infrared temp measure thing from radioshack I found so as long as my temps stay between 68-78 ill be happy so with this specific meter the sm802 in order to get ppm dont i have to convert using math with ec and tds or something?
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    tenthirty

    tenthirty Well-Known Member

    I have been using one for about 2 years. Don't totally submerge the probe and you should be good.
    It is much better than the cheap ones.
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    hydroponickush

    hydroponickush Member

    so you can use this to measure ppm even though it says tds and ec? I thought I had to convert? nobody answered me so I ask twice
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    iamjustthatguy

    iamjustthatguy Active Member

    tds (total dissolved solids) measures out in ppms which is what you are looking for
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    iamjustthatguy

    iamjustthatguy Active Member

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    GreenThumbSucker

    GreenThumbSucker Well-Known Member

    That's a good deal for that price. I have had good luck with Milwaukee meters in the past.

    Converting ec using .7 conversion (which most people here go by)

    1 ec = 700 PPM
    2 ec = 1400 ppm
    .5 ec = 350 PPM

    ...
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    stormp

    stormp Member

    Its a very nice piece of kit. Just be aware that when it becomes time to replace the probe, you need to get the original one.
    Separate ph and ec meters have the advantage that you can use any cheap replacement probe.
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    hydroponickush

    hydroponickush Member

    Im not ordering one from that specific website considering I can not contact them and the price is so damn cheap it seems sketchy. I will get it from another source I just dont like that.
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    Krondizzel

    Krondizzel New Member

    I'm completely sold on the bluelab trimeter. It's more expensive, but, after dealing with ph for so long, the bluelab trimeter is the way to go. the sooner u get it, the happier you'll be.
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    hellraizer30

    hellraizer30 Rebel From The North

    Bluelab is bar none the best in the biz!
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    Krondizzel

    Krondizzel New Member

    Foooor sure. Moderator approval boom. Right there haha
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    thatsbetter

    thatsbetter Member

    Milwaukee sm802... Horrible reviews on Amazon
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    Krondizzel

    Krondizzel New Member

    Milwaukee should stick with brewers and power tools.
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    Nizza

    Nizza Well-Known Member

    i like my bluelab pens and meters. i use a conductivity standard to recalibrate and also keep the ph meter in a 4.0 buffer solution. i keep my ec meter in tap water and use the bluelab cleaner kit to clean salts off of them. i also flush off the pens each use. :D just thought id share
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    Krondizzel

    Krondizzel New Member

    Yeah, I usually leave my pen in a buffer solution packet as well.
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    hellraizer30

    hellraizer30 Rebel From The North

    Call me crazy but i dont use any of that buffer solution lol

    just keep water in the cap and thats it :)
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    Krondizzel

    Krondizzel New Member

    I have to do that too, lord knows that my solution packet has tipped over and drained out all on to the floor.

    Keeping that sponge on the end of the electrode and having a bit of water in the pen cap works just fine as well. Provided you use it on a regular basis like the hydro growers do :)

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