A TDS Meter is a digital hand-held meter designed to measure the TDS level in a liquid. The more minerals, metals or salts a liquid contains, the higher its conductive power. TDS Meters measure the conductivity in a liquid and calculate the TDS level. TDS levels are displayed in Parts Per Million or PPM. You can find out more about TDS Here.
TDS Meter applications
After PH Meters, TDS Meters are probably the second most popular testers in demand on the global market. TDS Meters are used mostly in water-treatment facilities and water-softeners. When used in water-treatment, TDS is a good indication of the amount of contaminants present in a liquid. On average the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends drinking water with a maximum TDS level of 300PPM.
If you have hard water in your local area, you will have a high a TDS Level caused by the high amount of minerals and metals present in the water. You could reduce the TDS level by installing a water-descaler for your house. You will find that after the water has passed through the descaler, the TDS level has been reduced drastically. The same principle applies to your small water filters, it removes the metals and minerals from your tap water to make it taste softer and nicer.
TDS Meter Calibration and Storage
Both our TDS Meters can be calibrated, however a TDS meter does not need to be calibrated often and this should only be done if you are certain the meter is no longer measuring precisely. Read the manual of your TDS Meter carefully and make sure only use fresh Conductivity Standard.
Make sure you dry your TDS meter after each, be careful not to bend or damage the sensitive electrodes. Store your TDS Meter in a dark and dry place, at room temperature and out of reach of children.