Bluelab V2 Truncheon CF/EC/PPM Meter
Bluelab V2 Truncheon CF/EC/PPM Meter
The Bluelab Truncheon CF/EC/PPM Meter's tough, completely waterproof and famously reliable, making it the favourite nutrient strength meter of growers for years. The Bluelab Truncheon gives you an easy to read, incredibly accurate view of your nutrient strength, so you can make sure your plants are getting exactly what they need, taking you from hobbist to professional. It's no wonder that most growers choose to use a Bluelab Truncheon.
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- Make sure your plants get the optimum levels of nutrients - delivering you healthier, bigger plants.
- Virtually indestructible - made of tough plastic
- Automatic on-off. No switches
- No calibration required
- Scales for conductivity in EC, CF, PPM500 and PPM700
- Fully waterproof
- Blue LED indicators make it easy to use – even in daylight
- You can even use it to stir your nutrient solution
- Very reliable and accurate
1 x Bluelab V2 Truncheon CF/EC/PPM Meter
How the Bluelab V2 Truncheon CF/EC/PPM Meter works:
Growers everywhere regard the Bluelab Truncheon CF/EC/PPM as the best nutrient strength meter you can get. The Bluelab V2 Truncheon measures the electrical conductivity of your nutrient solution via electrodes on the bottom end. The Bluelab V2 Truncheon then displays the measurement on a row of LED's calibrated in all the popular scales (CF, EC and PPM). The electrodes are very high quality and will last a long time and are protected by a slotted plastic shroud.
The display LED's are a bright blue which makes them easy to read, even in daylight. The Bluelab V2 Truncheon automatically switches itself on when dipped into liquid and switches itself off when it is removed from the liquid to save battery-life. The Bluelab V2 Truncheon is pre-calibrated at the factory and has temperature compensation to ensure accuracy. The whole Truncheon is made of a super-tough, waterproof plastic and it's shape means that it can even be used to stir your nutrient solution with. Very highly recommended.
Using the Bluelab V2 Truncheon CF/EC/PPM Meter
Feeding your plants with an appropriate strength nutrient solution for the stage of growth is one of the most important aspects of successful gardening. If the nutrient solution is too weak then your plants will grow slowly. If it's too strong your plants will become overfed leading to slowed growth and could even burn! Using a Bluelab V2 Truncheon in combination with a reliable nutrient manufacturer's feeding schedule gets rid of the guesswork when making up your nutrient solution.
To use, make up your nutrient solution according to the nutrient manufacturer's recommended schedule and stir it well. Dip the end of the Bluelab V2 Truncheon into the solution so that the probe-shroud is submerged and then leave it there for 1-2 minutes so that the Bluelab V2 Truncheon probes can equalise to the same temperature as the solution. Remove the Truncheon and then dip it back in to take the reading. The flashing display will now give you an accurate measurement of the nutrient solution strength in CF, EC and PPM scales.
The nutrient solution can now adjusted to bring it to the correct strength by adding more nutrient or by diluting with water as necessary. Always rinse the probes with fresh water after every use and clean them once a week with an appropriate cleaner such as the Bluelab Conductivity Probe Cleaning Kit to maintain accuracy, reliability and probe-life.
Bluelab V2 Truncheon measuring range: 0.2-3.6 EC (2-36 CF) and ppm scales