This waterproof sensor connects via Bluetooth® to measure both conductivity (ionic content in solution) and total dissolved solids.
- 1x Coin cell battery
See the Buying Guide for this item's required, recommended, and additional accessories.
The Wireless Conductivity Sensor measures the electrical conductivity of an aqueous solution. It is ideal for investigating the properties of solutions, including total dissolved solids (TDS) for water quality inquiry. Because it is temperature compensated, calibrations are less frequent and can be applied across a range of temperatures. With a range of 0 to 20,000 μS/cm, this sensor can be utilized for chemical, biological, and environmental studies.
Teacher tip: To measure brackish or marine samples, perform a dilution until the measurement falls within the range, then multiply to determine sample conductivity.
- Measure conductivity and total dissolved solids
- Automatic temperature compensation
- Battery life >1 year
- Remote logging with built-in memory
- Dust-proof, sand-proof, and water-resistant (1 meter for 30 minutes)
- Water quality investigations
- Performing condumetric titrations
- Investigating solution properties
- Diffusion of ions through membranes
- Differences between ionic and molecular compounds
- Comparing strong and weak acids
How It Works
Conductance is the reciprocal of resistance. In this case, the Wireless Conductivity Sensor determines the conductance of an aqueous solution by measuring the current flowing through the circuit created when a voltage is applied to a 2-cell electrode submerged in the solution. The electrode cell is constructed from insulating material with embedded with pieces of platinum that are placed at a fixed distance apart to serve as sensing elements. Because conductivity is dependent on temperature, the Wireless Conductivity Sensor includes a built-in temperature compensation.
- 1x Coin cell battery
|Range||0 to 20,000 μS/cm (0 to 10,000 mg/L TDS)|
|Accuracy from 200 µS/cm to 20,000 µS/cm||± 10% of value|
|Accuracy below 200 µS/cm||qualitative|
|Response time||95% of final reading in 5 seconds or less|
|Probe Environmental Tolerance (Min-Max)||0-80°C|
|Probe Material||The probe is composed of 300 series stainless steel and glass filled polypropylene|
|Waterproof||IP-X7 rated (1m for 30min)|
Battery & Logging
|Stored Data Points Memory (Logging) 1||>35,000|
|Battery - Connected (Data Collection Mode) 2||>195 hr (2-3yrs of normal classroom use)|
|Battery - Logging (Data Logging Mode) 3||>3 days|
1 Minimum # of data points with all measurements enabled, actual results depend on enabled measurements.
2 Continuous use in a connected state until battery failure, actual results will depend on sample rate, active measurements, and battery condition.
3 Logging until battery failure, actual results will depend on sample rate, active measurements, and battery condition.
* Normal classroom use is the sensor in active use for 20min/lab for 120 lab periods/yr.
This product requires PASCO software for data collection and analysis. We recommend the following option(s). For more information on which is right for your classroom, see our Software Comparison: SPARKvue vs. Capstone »
This product can connect directly to your computer or device with the following technologies. No Interface required. See the following guide for details regarding device compatibility: Wireless Bluetooth Product Compatibility »
|Coin Cell Battery Pack||PS-3504||$10|
|USB Bluetooth Adapter||PS-3500||$14|
Perform the following experiments and more with the Wireless Conductivity Sensor.
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Use a conductivity sensor to determine if an unknown substance is an ionic, polar covalent, or non-polar covalent compound based on its physical properties.
In this lab, students will use a conductivity sensor to classify substances based on their ability to dissolve in water and measure the changes in the conductivity of water as substances dissolve in it.
In this lab, students will model the effect of cell size on diffusion using agarose cubes containing a high salt concentration.
In this lab, students use a variety of sensors to explore the use of terrariums as a closed system for environmental studies and design methods for exploring the interrelationships of biotic and abiotic variables within ecosystems.
Use household items to purify water that contains macroscopic and microscopic contaminants. Successfully purified water has a clear colorless appearance, acceptable odor with no suspended solids, total dissolved solids below 900...
In this lab, students will examine red onion tissue for evidence of plasmolysis in the cells. Students will observe plant tissue in three solutions with different, unknown salt concentrations to determine which of the solutions...
|PS-3210 Wireless Conductivity Sensor Manual||English||378.08 KB|