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Old 01-02-2014, 06:41 PM   #1
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Best ph meter?


What is everyone's favorite affordable digital pH meter?


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Old 01-02-2014, 06:47 PM   #2
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pinpoint for me. The pens just weren't doing it. ~$100 or less.
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pinpoint for me. The pens just weren't doing it. ~$100 or less.
I have a $10 one from ebay I bought about 2 years ago, it has worked quite all right, although a bit slow. It takes about 1 - 2 minutes for the first read of the day, then maybe 20-30 second for subsequent readings of similar PH.

I wanted a faster one so I went and bought a Milwaukee MW101 which turned out to be a huge disappointment. It never worked. Doesn't matter what water I test with, the ph reading just keeps going down from around 9.00... and if I leave it on for a few hours eventually it settles at around 5.5... sigh.

So, my question is, how long have you had your pinpoint and how fast does it get you a reading? Thanks.
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I've used my pinpoint about a yr now. It does take some time for a precise reading though. I usually place the probe in a cup and come back to it around 10 min later. It's held settings very well.

It's not a quickie reading though.
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Ya I've read the pinpoints are best. Out of my range right now. I think I'll stick to the API color test for now until I can upgrade.


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I have a Hanna and a Martini. They both do pretty well. Both take a while to get settled down to a reliable reading with our kinds of water. I wish I had bought a Pinpoint to begin with, personally. One thing to think about is that you should also purchase calibration solutions when you do finally buy a meter. They are needed unless the unit you buy already comes with them. Calibration of pH meters fairly often is pretty important.
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Pinpoint hanna milwaukee all good, but you need the actual units. Do not go with Pens, they suck and never read right. I know this after trying out about 10 brands... I only use actual units now. I have all Milwaukee and they work great. I have 6 and they have lasted a long time. They run 24/7 in tanks the whole time.
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:11 AM   #8
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i use the cheap $13 one from [Ebay Link Removed] works pretty good for its price. and gets the job done. but if i wanted to spend extra money on a better one pinpoint is the way to go.
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