Measuring Key Water Quality Parameters: MyronLMeters.com

Posted by 12 Apr, 2014

TweetThe right meter is essential for measuring any of several key water quality parameters:Conductivity is the ability of water to conduct an electrical current and is an indirect measure of the conductive ionic mineral concentration. The more conductive ions that are present, the more electricity can be conducted by the water. This measurement is expressed […]

The right meter is essential for measuring any of several key water quality parameters:

Conductivity is the ability of water to conduct an electrical current and is an indirect measure of the conductive ionic mineral concentration. The more conductive ions that are present, the more electricity can be conducted by the water. This measurement is expressed in microsiemens per centimeter (µS/cm) at 25º Celsius. Myron L Meters carries a complete line of conductivity meters, including the Ultrameter II 4P.

Resistivity is the inverse of conductivity. Electrical conductivity is a measure of water’s resistance to an electric current. Water itself has a weak electrical conductivity. Electric current is transported in water by dissolved ions, making conductivity measurement a quick and reliable way to monitor the total amount of ionic contaminants in water. Myron L Meters carries a complete line of resistivity meters, including inline monitor/controllers like the 753II Resistivity Digital Monitor/Controller.

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) is also a measurement of the amount of dissolved minerals in the water. In this instance they would be called solids in solution. The quantity of dissolved solids in the solution is directly proportional to the conductivity. In this case, conductivity is the measurement but it is used to estimate TDS. It is measured with a conductivity meter but is reported as TDS in parts per million (ppm), via a complex algorithm. Myron L Meters carries a complete line of TDS meters, including the Ultrapen PT1.

pH is a measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions in the water, indicating the acidity or alkalinity of the water. On the pH scale of 0-14, a reading of 7 is considered to be neutral. Readings below 7 indicate acidic conditions, while readings above 7 indicate the water is alkaline or basic. Naturally occurring fresh waters have a pH range between 6 and 8. Myron L Meters carries a complete line of pH meters, including the Ultrapen PT2

Temperature is expressed in degrees Celsius (C) or Fahrenheit (F). Most digital handheld Myron L Meters include a temperature function.



Oxidation reduction potential (ORP)can correlate millivolt readings to the sanitization strength of the water. Microbes can cause corrosion, fouling, and disease, and oxidizing biocides are usually used to keep microbial levels under control. ORP is expressed in millivolts (mV). Myron L Meters carries a complete line of ORP meters, including the Ultrapen PT3

Free Chlorine refers to both hypochlorous acid (HOCl) and the hypochlorite (OCl–) ion or bleach, and is commonly added to water systems for disinfection. Free chlorine is typically measured in drinking water disinfection systems to find whether the water system contains enough disinfectant.  Myron L Meters Ultrameter II 6PFCe and Ultrapen PT4 can both be used to measure free chlorine.

Salinity is simply a measure of the amount of salts dissolved in water, a measurement useful to pool service technicians and others.  You can measure salinity with a Myron L Pool Pro PS6.

Alkalinity is a measure of the capacity of water or any solution to neutralize or “buffer” acids. This measure of acid-neutralizing capacity is important in figuring out how “buffered” the water is against sudden changes in pH. Alkalinity is a titration function of the Ultrameter III 9PTKA.

Hardness is caused by compounds of calcium and magnesium, and by a variety of other metals.  As water moves through soil and rock, it dissolves very small amounts of minerals and holds them in solution. Calcium and magnesium dissolved in water are the two most common minerals that make water “hard.” Hardness is a titration function of the Ultrameter III 9PTKA.

LSI or Langelier Saturation Index helps you determine the scaling potential of water. LSI is a calculated number used to predict the calcium carbonate stability of water. It indicates whether the water will precipitate, dissolve, or be in equilibrium with calcium carbonate. LSI is a titration function of the Ultrameter III 9PTKA.

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Ultrapen PT2 Product Review – Myron L Meters

Posted by 6 Apr, 2014

TweetUltrapen PT2 product review. Myron L Meters presents a review of the Ultrapen PT2 that measures pH. In this video, we cover the steps for measuring pH, changing the temperature setting, changing the pH measurement mode, and overall features.Order the Ultrapen PT2 here: http://www.myronlmeters.com/Myron-L-PT2-Ultrapen-Multiparameter-pH-temperature-p/dh-up-pt2-ss.htm

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Ultrapen PT2 product review. Myron L Meters presents a review of the Ultrapen PT2 that measures pH. In this video, we cover the steps for measuring pH, changing the temperature setting, changing the pH measurement mode, and overall features.

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Ultrapen PT2 Product Review – Myron L Meters

Posted by 5 Apr, 2014

TweetUltrapen PT2 product review. Myron L Meters presents a review of the Ultrapen PT2 that measures pH. In this video, we cover the steps for measuring pH, changing the temperature setting, changing the pH measurement mode, and overall features. Order the Ultrapen PT2 here: http://www.myronlmeters.com/Myron-L-PT2-Ultrapen-Multiparameter-pH-temperature-p/dh-up-pt2-ss.htm

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Ultrapen PT2 product review. Myron L Meters presents a review of the Ultrapen PT2 that measures pH. In this video, we cover the steps for measuring pH, changing the temperature setting, changing the pH measurement mode, and overall features.

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Replacing the Ultrapen PT2 pH Tester Battery: MyronLMeters.com

Posted by 3 Apr, 2014

TweetI. Battery Replacement The PT2 display has a battery charge indicator that depicts the life left in the battery. When the indicator icon is at 3 bars, the battery is full. When the indicator icon falls to 1 bar, replace the battery with an N type battery.             1. In […]

I. Battery Replacement
The PT2 display has a battery charge indicator that depicts the life left in the battery. When the indicator icon is at 3 bars, the battery is full. When the indicator icon falls to 1 bar, replace the battery with an N type battery.

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1. In a CLEAN DRY environment unscrew the pen cap in a counter-clockwise motion.
2. Slide the cap and battery housing out of the pen.
3. Remove the depleted battery out of its housing.
4. Insert a new battery into the battery housing oriented with the negative end touching the spring.
5. Align the groove along the battery housing with the guide bump inside the pen case and slide the battery housing back in.
6. Screw the pen cap back on in a clockwise direction. Do not overtighten.

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Calibrating the Ultrapen PT2 pH Tester: MyronLMeters.com

Posted by 3 Apr, 2014

Tweet I.      Calibration The factory recommends calibrating the Ultrapen PT2 pH tester twice a month, depending on usage. However, you should check the calibration whenever measurements are not as expected. 3-point Wet Calibration is most accurate and is recommended. NOTE: If the measurement is NOT within calibration limits for any reason, “Error” will display. Check […]

I.      Calibration

The factory recommends calibrating the Ultrapen PT2 pH tester twice a month, depending on usage. However, you should check the calibration whenever measurements are not as expected. 3-point Wet Calibration is most accurate and is recommended.

NOTE: If the measurement is NOT within calibration limits for any reason, “Error” will display. Check to make sure you are using a proper pH buffer solution. If the solution is correct, clean the glass bulb of the sensor with a cotton swab soaked in isopropyl alcohol. Restart calibration.

NOTE: Small bubbles trapped in the sensor may give a false calibration. After calibration is completed, measure the pH buffer solutions again to verify correct calibration.

NOTE: If at any point during calibration, you do not submerge the sensor in solution

before the flashing slows, allow the pen to power off and start over.

A.    Calibration Preparation

  1. For maximum accuracy, fill 2 clean containers with each pH buffer. Arrange them in such a way that you can clearly remember which is the rinse solution and which is the calibration buffer. If you don’t have enough buffer, you can use 1 container of each buffer for calibration and 1 container of clean water for all rinsing. Always rinse the pH sensor between buffer solutions.

2.   Ensure the pH sensor is clean and free of debris.

B.    3-Point Calibration

Use pH 7, 4 and 10 buffers for 3-point calibration.

1. Thoroughly rinse the pen by submerging the sensor in pH 7 buffer rinse solution and swirling it around.

2. Push and release the push button to turn the unit on.
3. Push and hold the push button. The display will alternate between “CAL”, “FAC CAL”, “ºCºF TEMP”, “ModE SEL” and “ESC”.
4. Release the button when “CAL” displays. The display will indicate “CAL” and the LED will flash rapidly. 
5. While the LED flashes rapidly, dip the pen in pH 7 buffer calibration solution so that the sensor is completely submerged. 
6. While the LED flashes slowly, the pH calibration point will display along with “CAL”. Swirl the pen around to remove bubbles, keeping the sensor submerged.
7.   If the pH 7 calibration is successful, the display will indicate “SAVED”, then “PUSHCONT” will be displayed.

8.   Push and release the push button to continue. The LED will begin flash rapidly.Repeat steps 5 through 8 with pH 4 and 10 buffer calibration solutions.After the 3rd calibration point is successfully saved, the display will indicate “SAVED” and power off.Verify calibration by retesting the calibration solution.

C.    2-Point Calibration

Use pH 7 and 4 or 10 buffers for 2-point calibration.

  1. Thoroughly rinse the pen by submerging the sensor in pH 7 buffer rinse solution and swirling it around.
  2. Push and release the push button to turn the unit on.
  3. Push and hold the push button. The display will alternate between “CAL”, “FAC CAL”, “ºCºF TEMP”, “ModE SEL” and “ESC”.
  4. Release the button when “CAL” displays. The display will indicate “CAL” and the LED will flash rapidly.
  5. While the LED flashes rapidly, dip the pen in pH 7 buffer calibration solution so that the sensor is completely submerged.
  6. While the LED flashes slowly, the pH calibration point will display along with “CAL”. Swirl the pen around to remove bubbles, keeping the sensor submerged.
  7. If the pH 7 calibration is successful, the display will indicate “SAVEd”, then “PUSHCONT” will be displayed.
  8. Push and release the push button to continue. The LED will begin flashimg rapidly.

Repeat steps 5 through 7 with pH 4 or 10 buffer calibration solution.

Leave the pen in the same buffer solution until the unit powers off. The offset will be applied to the remaining calibration point.
Verify calibration by retesting the calibration solution.

 

D.    1-Point Calibration

Use pH 7, 4 or 10 buffer for 1-point calibration.

  1. Thoroughly rinse the pen by submerging the sensor in pH buffer rinse solution and swirling it around.
  2. Push and release the push button to turn the unit on.
  3. Push and hold the push button. The display will alternate between “CAL”, “FAC CAL”, “ºCºF TEMP”, “ModE SEL” and “ESC”.
  4. Release the button when “CAL” displays. The display will indicate “CAL” and the LED will flash rapidly.
  5. While the LED flashes rapidly, dip the pen in pH buffer calibration solution so that the sensor is completely submerged.
  6. While the LED flashes slowly, the pH calibration point will display along with “CAL”; swirl the pen around to remove bubbles, keeping the sensor submerged.

If the pH calibration is successful, the display will indicate “SAVEd”, then “PUSHCONT” will be displayed. “PUSHCONT” will not display if you calibrated 4 or 10.

Leave the pen in the same buffer solution until the unit powers off. The offset will be applied to the remaining calibration points.

Verify calibration by retesting the calibration solution.

E.    Factory Calibration

When pH buffers are not available, the PT2 can be returned to factory default calibration using the FAC CAL function. This will erase any stored wet calibration. NOTE: default factory calibration resets the electronics only and does NOT take the condition of the sensor into consideration.

To  return your unit to factory calibration:

  1. Push and release the push button.
  2. Push and hold the push button. The display will alternate between “CAL”, “FAC CAL”, “ºCºF TEMP”, “ModE SEL” and “ESC”.
  3. Release the button when “FAC CAL” displays. The display will alternate between “PUSHnHLD” and “FAC CAL”.
  4. Push and hold the push button. “SAVED FAC” displays indicating the pen has been reset to its factory calibration.

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Ultrapen PT2 pH Tester Measurement: MyronLMeters.com

Posted by 3 Apr, 2014

Tweet Measuring pH and Temperature with the Ultrapen PT2 NOTE: Selecting “ESC” from any menu immediately powers the unit off without saving changes. I. Temperature Unit Selection The PT2 allows you to select the type of units used for displaying temperature: ˚C (Degrees Celsius) or ˚F (Degrees Fahrenheit). To set the preference: 1. Push and […]

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Measuring pH and Temperature with the Ultrapen PT2

NOTE: Selecting “ESC” from any menu immediately powers the unit off without saving changes.

I. Temperature Unit Selection

The PT2 allows you to select the type of units used for displaying temperature:
˚C (Degrees Celsius) or ˚F (Degrees Fahrenheit).

To set the preference:
1. Push and release the push button to turn the unit on.
2. Push and hold the button. The display will alternate between “CAL”, “FAC CAL”, “ºCºF TEMP”, “ModE SEL” and “ESC”.
3. Release the button while “ºCºF TEMP” is displayed. The display will alternate between “PUSHnHLD” and “ºCºF TEMP”.
4. Push and hold the button. The display will alternate between “˚C”, “˚F” and
“ESC”. Release the button when desired unit preference displays.
5. “SAVEd ºC” or “SAVEd ºF” will display; then the unit will power off.

II. pH Mode Selection

The PT2 allows you to select the pH measurement mode you prefer:
Hold (once stabilized, the readings are captured then displayed) or
LIVE (real-time readings are displayed continuously during measurement)
To set the pH measurement mode preference:
1. Push and release the push button to turn the unit on.
2. Push and hold the button. The display will alternate between “CAL”, “FAC CAL”, “ºCºF TEMP”, “Mode SEL” and “ESC”.
3. Release the button when “ModE SEL” is displayed. The display will alternate between “PUSHnHLD” and “Mode SEL”.
4. Push and hold the push button. The display will alternate between “Hold”, “LIVE” and “ESC”.
5. Release the button when desired mode displays.
6. “SAVED” will display, then the unit will power off.

III. pH Measurement

The following table explains what the LED Indicator Light signals indicate and gives the duration of each signal:

LED Signal Action Duration
Rapid Flashing Dip pen in solution. 6 sec
Slow Flashing Measurement in process.
In LIVE mode, the readings are displayed. In LIVE mode, note measurement values. 10-30 sec in Hold mode 60 sec in LIVE mode
Solid Light (Hold mode only) Measurement is complete.
In Hold mode, captured readings are displayed. In Hold mode, note measurement values. 6 sec

CAUTION: To measure solution at the extremes of the specified temperature or pH range, allow the pen to equilibrate by submerging the sensor in the sample solution for 1 minute prior to taking a measurement.

NOTE: If you cannot dip the pen in the sample solution, pour the sample into a clean container. If you don’t have a container or need to test a vertical stream of solution, use the scoop to hold sample solution.

1. Rinse the pen. If measuring from a container, submerge the pen and swirl it around in FRESH sample solution 3 times. Alternatively, 30 seconds under a stream or of swirling in a body of water is sufficient to prepare the sensor for measurement.
2. Remove pen from solution. (Fill the container one more time with FRESH
sample solution, if applicable.) Then push and release the push button.
3. Grasp the pen by its case with your fingers positioned between the display and
the battery cap to avoid sample contamination.
4. While the LED flashes rapidly, dip the pen in FRESH sample solution so that the sensor is completely submerged. If you do not submerge the sensor in solution before the fl slows, allow the pen to power off and retake the reading.
5. While the LED flashes slowly, swirl the pen around to remove bubbles, keeping
the sensor submerged.
a. In Hold mode when the LED turns on solid, remove the pen from solution.

The display will alternate between the final pH and temperature readings.
Note the readings for your records.
b. In LIVE mode allow the pen to remain in solution while the LED flashes slowly. The display will alternate between live pH and temperature readings. Note the readings for your records. LIVE measurement will time out after 1 minute OR push and release the push button to power the pen off at any time during LIVE measurement.

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Ultrapen PT2 pH Tester Features: MyronLMeters.com

Posted by 3 Apr, 2014

TweetThe ULTRAPEN™ PT2 pH Pen is designed to be extremely accurate, fast and simple to use in diverse water quality applications. Advanced features include automatic temperature compensation; highly stable microprocessor-based circuitry; user-intuitive design; and waterproof housing. A true one- handed instrument, the PT2 is easy to calibrate and easy to use. To take a measurement, […]

The ULTRAPEN™ PT2 pH Pen is designed to be extremely accurate, fast and simple to use in diverse water quality applications. Advanced features include automatic temperature compensation; highly stable microprocessor-based circuitry; user-intuitive design; and waterproof housing. A true one- handed instrument, the PT2 is easy to calibrate and easy to use. To take a measurement, you simply push a button then dip the pen in solution. Results display in seconds.

FEATURES
1. Push Button — turns instrument on; selects mode and unit preferences.
2. Battery Cap — provides access to battery for replacement.
3. Pocket Clip — holds pen to shirt pocket for secure storage.
4. Battery Indicator — indicates charge left in battery.
5. Display — displays measurements, menu options, battery indicator, and firmware revision (during power-up).
6. LED Indicator Light — indicates when to dip instrument in solution, when measurement is in progress, and when to remove instrument from solution.
7. pH Sensor — measures hydrogen ion concentration of solution.
8. Soaker Cap — contains a sponge soaked with pH Sensor Storage Solution to maintain sensor hydration. To remove, twist the soaker cap while pulling off. To replace, fill the soaker cap with storage solution just until the sponge is covered. Pour out any excess solution. Twist the soaker cap while pushing back on.
CAUTION: Do NOT overfill the soaker cap as solution can squirt out while you are pushing the cap back on.
9. Scoop — used to hold sample solution when dipping is not possible. To install, push the scoop onto the sensor
while shifting side-to-side. To remove, pull the scoop off while shifting side-to-side. Verify the pH sensor remained fully inserted into the PT2. If not, reinstall per pH Sensor Replacement, p. 5. To use, pour solution into the scoop or hold the scoop directly under a vertical stream to collect sample.
10. Holster — run your belt through the strap in the back of the holster for hands-free portability.
11. Lanyard — attach through hole in top of pocket clip.

SPECIFICATIONS
pH Temperature
Range: 0.00-14.00pH 0-71°C/32-160°F
Accuracy: ± 0.01pH (After Wet Calibration) ±0.1ºC/±0.1ºF
Repeatability: ± 0.01pH ±0.1ºC/±0.1ºF
Resolution: 0.01pH 0.1ºC/0.1ºF
Time to Reading Stabilization: 10-30 seconds
Power Consumption: Active Mode 37mA, Sleep Mode 2µA
Temperature Compensation: Automatic to 25ºC
Physical Dimensions: 17.15cm L x 1.59cm D or 6.75in. L x 0.625in. D
Weight: 54g/1.9oz. (without soaker cap and lanyard)
Case Material: Anodized Aircraft Aluminum with Protective Coating
Battery Type: N type, Alkaline, 1.5V
Calibration Solutions: pH4, pH7, pH10
Operating/Storage Temperature: 0-55ºC or 32-131ºF
Enclosure Ratings: IP67 and NEMA6
EN61236-1: 2006 – Annex A: 2008: Electrostatic discharge to case of instrument may cause PT2 to spontaneously power on. If this happens, the PT2 will power itself off within seconds.

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The Ultrapen PT-2: MyronLMeters.com

Posted by 12 Jun, 2013

Tweet Myron l Meters Ultrapen PT-2 from Myron L Meters

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Testing Hydroponics System’s Nutrient Solution – MyronLMeters.com

Posted by 3 Apr, 2013

TweetTDS meter Whether or not you’re a newcomer to hydroponic growing, keeping your hydroponic system’s nutrient solution properly balanced with a satisfactory nutrient concentration can be tough. Regular testing of one’s t solution is required if you want to keep the hydroponic system balanced and your plants healthy and growing. The simplest way to keep […]

TDS meter

Whether or not you’re a newcomer to hydroponic growing, keeping your hydroponic system’s nutrient solution properly balanced with a satisfactory nutrient concentration can be tough. Regular testing of one’s t solution is required if you want to keep the hydroponic system balanced and your plants healthy and growing. The simplest way to keep your nutrient solution balanced is via testing. You must check your solution’s pH level and nutrient concentration no less than every couple of days. To be able to try out your solution you need a few basic devices. You need to get a trusted pH tester and either an overall total Dissolved Solids (TDS) meter or perhaps a Conductivity (EC) meter.

pH tester

It is generally agreed that the pH of one’s nutrient solution should be kept slightly acidic using a pH range of 5.5-6.0. You will find exceptions for this generalization. If you are unsure what are the best pH range is for the plants you might be growing, there are many resources open to guide you. You can find three basic means of testing pH. The least expensive technique is paper testing strips. They’re simple to use but could be difficult to learn. Typically the most popular testing way is liquid test kits. This method is extremely accurate and easier to see than paper testing strips but it is also more expensive. An electronic digital pH meter may be the last available option. Digital pH meters are available in various shapes, sizes, and price ranges. The benefit of an electronic pH meter is that it can be really user friendly, fast, and accurate. However, they are the most costly of the testing options, they can break easily, plus they has to be calibrated frequently if you’d like them to remain accurate.

TDS tester

Both conductivity meters and TDS meters are used to look at the strength, or concentration, of your hydroponic nutrient solution. Even though it is crucial that you know the concentration of your solution, this is because measurements ought to be used being a guideline only. EC meters will almost always be measured much the same way. Two sensors they fit within the solution being tested along with a little bit of electricity is emitted by one sensor and received by the other sensor. How well the electricity travels is then based on the EC meter. The harder electricity conducted, the greater the power of solids in the solution. A TDS meter uses the EC after which calculates the amount of solids inside the solution according to among three conversion factors. Considering that the TDS is dependant on a calculation, it really is only a quote of solids in the nutrient solution.

With this particular basic comprehension of the main difference between TDS and conductivity meters you can determine which measurement process is best for you. When you use a packaged nutrient solution, browse the product label to learn which kind of meter the maker recommends. In the event the manufacturer recommends a TDS, they’ll also inform you which conversion step to use as well as the recommended concentration range for his or her product. If you use a homemade nutrient solution plus a TDS meter, a great general guideline is to keep your TDS between 800 and 1200 ppm (ppm). If you work with an EC meter to test your homemade nutrient solution, a good range is 1.0 to 3.0 mS/cm (milisiemens per centimeter).

This information will help keep your hydroponics nutrient solution balanced and your plants healthy.

Myron L Meters has the perfect solution for hydroponics testing – the Ultrapen Combo.

ULTRACOMBO – ULTRAPEN PT1  Conductivity – TDS – Salinity pen & PT2  - pH – Temp Pen

Accuracy of +/-1% of READING (+/-.2% at Calibration Point)
Accuracy of +/- 0.01 pH
Reliable Repeatable Results
Solution modes: KCl, NaCl and 442
Automatic Temperature Compensation
Autoranging
Durable, Fully Potted Circuitry
Comes with 2oz bottle of pH Storage Solution
Waterproof

Ultrapen Combo

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Ultrapen PT2 Calibration – MyronLMeters.com

Posted by 28 Oct, 2012

Tweet Ultrapen PT2 Calibration We recommend calibrating twice a month, depending on usage. However, you should check the calibration whenever measurements are not as expected. 3-point Wet Calibration is most accurate and is recommended. NOTE: If the measurement is NOT within calibration limits for any reason, “Error” will display. Check to make sure you are […]


Ultrapen PT2 Calibration
We recommend calibrating twice a month, depending on usage. However, you should check the calibration whenever measurements are not as expected. 3-point Wet Calibration is most accurate and is recommended.

NOTE: If the measurement is NOT within calibration limits for any reason, “Error” will display. Check to make sure you are using a proper pH buffer solution. If the solution is correct, clean the glass bulb of the sensor with a cotton swab soaked in isopropyl alcohol. Restart calibration.

NOTE: Small bubbles trapped in the sensor may give a false calibration. After calibration is completed, measure the pH buffer solutions again to verify correct calibration.

NOTE: If at any point during calibration, you do not submerge the sensor in solution
before the flashing slows, allow the pen to power off and start over.

A. Calibration Preparation
1. For maximum accuracy, fill 2 clean containers with each pH buffer. Arrange them in such a way that you can clearly remember which is the rinse solution and which is the calibration buffer. If you don’t have enough buffer, you can use
1 container of each buffer for calibration and 1 container of clean water for all rinsing. Always rinse the pH sensor between buffer solutions.
2. Ensure the pH sensor is clean and free of debris.

B. 3-Point Calibration
Use pH 7, 4 and 10 buffers for 3-point calibration. You can find the buffer solutions here: http://www.myronlmeters.com/pH-Buffer-Calibration-Solutions-s/82.htm
1. Thoroughly rinse the pen by submerging the sensor in pH 7 buffer rinse solution and swirling it around.
2. Push and release the push button to turn the unit on.
3. Push and hold the push button. The display will alternate between “CAL”, “FAC CAL”, “ºCºF TEMP”, “ModE SEL” and “ESC”.
4. Release the button when “CAL” displays. The display will indicate “CAL” and
the LED will flash rapidly.
5. While the LED flashes rapidly, dip the pen in pH 7 buffer calibration solution
so that the sensor is completely submerged.
6. While the LED flashes slowly, the pH calibration point will display along with
“CAL”. Swirl the pen around to remove bubbles, keeping the sensor submerged.
7. If the pH 7 calibration is successful, the display will indicate “SAVEd”, then
“PUSHCONT” will be displayed.
8. Push and release the push button to continue. The LED will begin flashing rapidly.
9. Repeat steps 5 through 8 with pH 4 and 10 buffer calibration solutions.
10. After the 3rd calibration point is successfully saved, the display will indicate
“SAVEd” and power off.
11. Verify calibration by retesting the calibration solution.

C. 2-Point Calibration
Use pH 7 and 4 or 10 buffers for 2-point calibration.
1. Thoroughly rinse the pen by submerging the sensor in pH 7 buffer rinse solution and swirling it around.
2. Push and release the push button to turn the unit on.
3. Push and hold the push button. The display will alternate between “CAL”, “FAC CAL”, “ºCºF TEMP”, “ModE SEL” and “ESC”.
4. Release the button when “CAL” displays. The display will indicate “CAL” and
the LED will flash rapidly.
5. While the LED flashes rapidly, dip the pen in pH 7 buffer calibration solution
so that the sensor is completely submerged.
6. While the LED flashes slowly, the pH calibration point will display along with
“CAL”. Swirl the pen around to remove bubbles, keeping the sensor submerged.
7. If the pH 7 calibration is successful, the display will indicate “SAVEd”, then
“PUSHCONT” will be displayed.
8. Push and release the push button to continue. The LED will begin flashing rapidly.
9. Repeat steps 5 through 7 with pH 4 or 10 buffer calibration solution.
10. Leave the pen in the same buffer solution until the unit powers off. The offset will be applied to the remaining calibration point.
11. Verify calibration by retesting the calibration solution.

D. 1-Point Calibration
Use pH 7, 4 or 10 buffer for 1-point calibration.
1. Thoroughly rinse the pen by submerging the sensor in pH buffer rinse solution and swirling it around.
2. Push and release the push button to turn the unit on.
3. Push and hold the push button. The display will alternate between “CAL”, “FAC CAL”, “ºCºF TEMP”, “ModE SEL” and “ESC”.
4. Release the button when “CAL” displays. The display will indicate “CAL”
and the LED will flash rapidly.
5. While the LED flashes rapidly, dip the pen in pH buffer calibration solution
so that the sensor is completely submerged.
6. While the LED flashes slowly, the pH calibration point will display along with “CAL”;
swirl the pen around to remove bubbles, keeping the sensor submerged.
7. If the pH calibration is successful, the display will indicate “SAVEd”, then “PUSHCONT” will be displayed. “PUSHCONT” will not display if you calibrated 4 or 10.
8. Leave the pen in the same buffer solution until the unit powers off. The offset will be applied to the remaining calibration points.
9. Verify calibration by retesting the calibration solution.

E. Factory Calibration
When pH buffers are not available, the PT2 can be returned to factory default calibration using the FAC CAL function. This will erase any stored wet calibration. NOTE: default factory calibration resets the electronics only and does NOT take the condition of the sensor into consideration.
To return your unit to factory calibration:
1. Push and release the push button.
2. Push and hold the push button. The display will alternate between “CAL”, “FAC CAL”, “ºCºF TEMP”, “ModE SEL” and “ESC”.
3. Release the button when “FAC CAL” displays. The display will alternate between “PUSHnHLD” and “FAC CAL”.
4. Push and hold the push button. “SAVEd FAC” displays indicating the pen has been reset to its factory calibration.

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