Why measure conductivity?
The science behind healthier plants
All plants need the right amount of food (nutrients) in order to grow. If you over- or under-feed your plants, this can result in the waste of expensive nutrient resources and crop health issues.
Conductivity is an essential measurement that indicates the total amount of nutrients available to your plants. It refers to ionic content (dissolved salts), which creates a potential for electricity to move through a solution.
Bluelab provides conductivity meters, controllers and monitors that will help you measure conductivity in your nutrient solution. What’s more, our meters feature customisable measurement scales, so you can choose to measure in EC, CF, PPM 500 (TDS) or PPM 700.
Handheld EC meters and pens
Grow healthier plants with Bluelab
Whether you’re a first-time grower or an experienced grower who wants healthier plants, conductivity is a critical measurement that you need to keep track of. Our handheld conductivity pens are portable and hardy, helping you take quick and accurate conductivity and temperature measurements on the go.
In fact, our long-lasting and robust Bluelab Truncheon Nutrient Meter is renowned as the best EC meter for hydroponics, allowing you to take conductivity measurements simply and quickly.
By using a digital conductivity meter to regularly check whether your nutrient strength is within the correct range, you’ll be giving your plants the chance to truly thrive.
How to maintain your conductivity meter
All our EC products are factory calibrated so you don’t need to worry about calibrating your meters. This is just another way that Bluelab helps to make your life easier. Instead of calibrating, we recommend that you clean your conductivity meter electrodes on a regular basis to ensure their ongoing accuracy.
To clean your EC meter, use our conductivity care kits, which contain everything you need for cleaning your conductivity electrodes. With regular cleaning and ongoing maintenance, you’ll be maximising your conductivity meter’s longevity and accuracy.