The expanded features in today’s pH meters reflect the broad use of this technology. Researchers use pH meters in a wide range of research fields—including biological and chemical, agricultural and environmental, and virtually all kinds of manufacturing.
Top 6 Questions You Should Ask When Buying a pH Meter
- What type of connector does the meter use?
- Is it a BNC or DIN?
- Is it proprietary or can other manufacturers’ probes be used with it?
- What is the replacement cost for a pH electrode?
- What accessories are included with the meter?
- What is the complete cost of all accessories needed to operate the meter?
- If something goes wrong with the meter, can it be fixed locally?
- What is the general turnaround time for repair?
Types of pH meter(s) used by survey respondents:
|Benchtop - pH only||59%|
|Benchtop - multi parameter||44%|
|Portable - pH only||27%|
|Portable - multi parameter||20%|
|In-line - pH only||3%|
|In-line - multi parameter||3%|
Methods used to measure pH as reported by survey respondents:
Nearly 55% of respondents are engaged in purchasing a new pH meter. The reasons for these purchases are as follows:
|Replacement of an aging system||
|Addition to existing systems, increase capacity||
|Setting up a new lab||
|First time purchase||
Top 10 features/factors respondents look for when purchasing a pH meter:
|Ease of use||77%|
|Resolution and accuracy of the meter||75%|
|Low Maintenance / Easy-to-clean||72%|
|Autocalibration with temperature compensation||66%|
|Availability of supplies and accessories||46%|
|Heavy-duty and waterproof||42%|
|Detachable Electrode Probe||42%|
|Longer-lived refillable electrode type||40%|
|Service and support||38%|
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See results from previous pH meter surveys: