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Reliable filed testing for 4 years
By Vivian the Inspector
from Lewiston, Maine
About Me Lab Assistant
Comments about Oakton Waterproof pHTestr 30 Pocket pH Tester:
As a Pretreatment inspector I need a reliable and easy to use instrument for field testing. 3 buffer calibration capability is a must as is the rugged probe. Once you get the hang of the calibration (you do have to wait the full two to three minutes between buffers) its very simple to operate. it does have to be kept wet (in electrode storage solution) between outings or the probe will fail.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Oakton Ph30 won 't calibrate
About Me Academic/Professional Researcher
this is the worst ph pen i have ever had in my 30 yeard of hydroponics. This is the second pen and it has the same problems as the first PH30 pen. It will not calibrate past a 2 point level and the readings are off by as much as 2 points when a simple one point calibration is attempted. Do not rely on this pen for any accuracy whatsoever as it will ruin your garden. What reads 6.0 on the Oakton Ph30 was actually 2.9 on a cheap Milwakee backup pen. Thank goodness for the back up pen.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear of your disappointment with this item, please remember that Cole-Parmer places the highest priority on customer satisfaction and believes that our products are of the highest quality on the market. If you are not happy with your purchase for any reason, please let us know how we can make it right. We’ll do whatever it takes to fix the problem. – QA Department.
Great pH Meter
Great pH Meter. Con pH element has to be replaced from time to time, but that is true with all pH meters reguardless of maker. pH 30 gave great reading, but user must read instructions and learn to use the meter. I have owned the pH 30 for Six years and have replaced the pH element twice. I would purchase this pH 30 Meter again.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
pHone Tester 30 challenges
I found it difficult to calibrate the temperature accurately. Also, the calibration seem to go off to easily just a day later. Not sure if I can trust the reading on the same product on the next day. It would be good to have a help line to call when using the device to ensure is being done properly.
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear of your disappointment with this product. We encourage you to contact our Applications group at 1-800-323-4340 or email email@example.com. Our team has been specifically trained to troubleshoot our products, together we may be able to correct your issue. – QA Department
By Brett La Cajin
from Ville Platte, LA
Read, read, read directions. When one does, it's accurate and easy to use. I have used it in different situations. I have found that the more it is used, the accuracy lasts much longer, i.e., two dozen uses. Inactivity requires, less than three uses per week, calibration each time. and, to use the old addage, that's the best money I have ever spent...Brett
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great little cost effective tool!
By Water Lady
from Baytown, Texas
As a Water Lab Technician in Baghdad. It fell to my department to test potable water systems daily for the US Military. Our crew was primarily low skilled workers from various countries with little to no English skills. These meters were perfect for that environment. The only problem we ever encountered was in changing the electrode. It is critical that it be done in a dry environment and that the seal be set just snug. Over tightening would cause the seal to leak thus ruining the electrode and the meter. Once the seal is snug a perminant marker line across the joint will give you a visual reference that the seal is still in proper position.
(1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
dont get this thing
from pittsburgh area
never never nerve get these things again... tech support all mouth nothing of substance. i don't know what happened to these once fine meters
wont calibrate well
won't calibrate well. ihave to return and get another one
(1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Quality is falling
from Baton Rouge, LA
I have sent three of these back in the last two months. I would not recommend buying this product until they have worked out the problems
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear of your disappointment with this product. We have reviewed our product quality logs and have no other reported issues with this item. We encourage you to contact our Applications group (firstname.lastname@example.org) who have been specifically trained to troubleshoot our products, together we may be able to correct your issue. – QA Department
(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
JUST WHAT I NEEDED
from MAYBERRY, NC
JUMPS THROUGH ALL THE HOOPS I NEED IT TO!
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
A good product
from New Haven CT
We use 15 of these for 3 weeks in the field each summer. Completely untrained students use them on streams, and we intercompare results. The mean difference is 0.10 pH units and the median 0.065. I consider that to be excellent. After 4 years we had to replace all of the electrodes, perhaps because they sat dry most of the time, though this is recommended storage by the manufacturer.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Good, solid meter
used in the field every day in an industrial setting and it's been the most reliable meter we've had over the years. Our first one lasted three years and we will buy another one.
Rugged and Portable pH Meter
By RAFCO Environmental
from Buffalo, NY
Excellent for use in the field or lab. Very durable. Very accurate. Quick response. So portable, it can be carried in your pocket.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
PHTESTR 30 used in Lab Animal Water
By Frank "The rodent microbiologist"
from Tewksbury Mass
I use this product to check the Ph of Laboratory animal drinking water(Rodents). The Ph of the animal drinking water needs to be in the 2.0 to 3.0 range . The PHTESTR 30, WATERPROOF, DJ, WITH TEMPERATURE READOUT pHTestr works very well in this range.