DFRobot Gravity: analog electrical conductivity meter V2 is specially used to measure the electrical conductivity of an aqueous solution, and then to evaluate the water quality, which is often used in water culture, aquaculture, environmental water detection, and other fields. You may also check Liquid Sensor Selection Guide to get better familiar with our liquid sensor series.
This ec meter product, as an upgraded version of the electrical conductivity meter V1, greatly improves the user experience and data precision. It supports 3~5v wide voltage input, and is compatible with 5V and 3.3V main control board; The output signal filtered by hardware has low jitters; The excitation source adopts AC signal, which effectively reduces the polarization effect, improves the precision, and prolongs the life of the probe; The software library uses two-point calibration method, and can automatically identify standard buffer solution, so simple and convenient.
With this product, the main control board (such as Arduino
), and the software library, you can quickly build an electrical conductivity meter, plug, and play, no welding. DFRobot provides a variety of water quality sensor products, uniform size, and interface, not only meet the needs of various water quality testing but also suitable for the DIY of multi-parameter water quality tester.
Conductivity is the reciprocal of the resistance, which is related to the ability of the material to carry the current. In the liquid, the reciprocal of the resistance, the conductivity, is the measure of its ability to conduct electricity. Conductivity is an important parameter of water quality. It can reflect the extent of electrolytes present in water.
In order to ensure measurement accuracy, it is strongly recommended to add a temperature sensor
to measure the temperature and achieve automatic temperature compensation. DS18B20 waterproof temperature sensor
can also be used.
Arduino Connection Diagram
1.The probe is a laboratory-grade probe. Do not immerse in liquid for a long time. Otherwise, this will shorten the life of the probe.
2.Platinum black layer is attached to the surface of the sheet metal in the probe. It should avoid any object touching it. It can only be washed with distilled water, otherwise, the platinum black layer will be damaged, resulting in an inaccurate measurement.
Project 1. EC Meter with ESP32 and DFRobot EC module
Introduction: How to use DFRobot PH Meter module with an ESP32.
Project 2. Build KnowFlow: automatic water monitor
KnowFlow is the name of this water quality monitoring device, based on Arduino Uno. It can automatically monitor 5 parameters of water: pH, Temperature, Dissolved Oxygen, Electronic Conductivity, ORP.
- Central Control Unit: Arduino Uno (DFRobot Bluno in this case) and Expansion Shield (DFRobot Expansion Shield V7.1 in this case)
- Water Sensors: pH (pH probe and pH circuit board); EC (EC probe and EC circuit board); ORP (ORP probe and ORP circuit board); Temperature (temperature probe and temperature circuit board); Dissolved Oxygen (DO probe, BNC and circuit board); real-time clock circuit board
- Data Storage: Micro-SD module, Micro SD card
- Fit and fix: mounting plate, waterproof box( 200mm_150mm_75mm), waterproof joint
- Other parts: Cables (Wires), breadboard, bolts and nuts, screws, battery, double-sided adhesive, write on tape, small wrench, spiral cable wrap