Power source: 2 x 1.5V button cell batteries (included)
Battery life: over 1000 hours of continuous use
Dimensions: 15.5 x 3.1 x 2.3cm (6.1 x 1.25 x 1")
Weight with case: 76.5g (2.7 oz)
Weight without case: 56.7g (2 oz)
Ideal for commercial use. Includes a carrying case with belt clip.
Highly efficient and accurate due to its advanced microprocessor technology.
Hold Function: saves measurements for convenient reading and recording.
Auto-off function: the meter shuts off automatically after 10 minutes of non-use to conserve batteries.
Measurement Range: 0-9990 ppm. From 0-999 ppm, the resolution is in increments of 1ppm. From 1000 to 9990 ppm, the resolution is in increments of 10ppm, indicated by a blinking 'x10' image.
Display: large and easy-to-read LCD screen.
Factory Calibrated: recalibration is not necessary, but can be done easily with a watch screwdriver. There's no need for messy solutions.
Also available in "x10" mode: reads in increments only of 10 ppm (0-9990 ppm).
"I have been learning new things abroad and whilst it is mostly related to my work but there are some that are not. One of it is the quality of water that we drink. I had no idea just how bad was the quality of water until a friend of mine explained about it and that included noting down the TDS value of the water. TDS reading in Kabul is not looking too good… The higher the TDS reading, the lower the quality of water it will be. For a comparison, a freshwater from the mountains gives a TDS reading of 0 whilst the seawater gives a reading of 2,000. So how bad was the water that we been drinking in Sharjah and Kabul? It’s bad!
A friend of mine had a mineral water for a drink and almost immediately he had stomach ache - after we checked, the TDS reading of the “mineral water” was 600. The tap water in the bathroom shows a TDS reading of 950.
This incident woke me up - I am now wondering the TDS reading of the water back at home. So, the first thing I am going to do when I get back home is to check and if need to, replace the water filtration system. Having a RO system at home may not be a bad thing after all.