Measure the Bulk EC of Your Soil with a Soil Conductivity Test
Bulk electrical conductivity of soil measures the total conductivity. Total conductivity includes the EC of the soil, air, and moisture in your sample. All these things carry charged ions that would read as EC. This reading is very useful; you can calculate your pore water conductivity and saturated extract conductivity from the result. You would need to know your water content to perform that calculation (how much water there is in your soil).
How To Measure the Bulk EC with your Direct Soil EC Meter
- Pick your testing location.
- Rinse the testing probe with deionized water, and make sure it is dry.
- Check the soil and ensure that the soil is moist.
- Use a ruler or auger to make a hole in the soil. This keeps the testing depth consistent.
- Insert your soil conductivity tester directly into the soil, and take your measurement.
Automatic calibration to 1413 µS/cm conductivity standard
Automatic Temperature Compensation (ATC)
Samples automatically compensated for temperature variations
- Uses a fixed 2%/oC temperature correction coefficient
Stainless steel penetration electrode
Allows for direct measurement in soil
Conductivity Range 0 to 4000 μS/cm; 0.00 to 4.00 mS/cm (dS/m) Conductivity Resolution 1 μS/cm; 0.01 mS/cm (dS/m) Conductivity Accuracy ±50 μS/cm (0 to 2000 μS/cm), ±300 μS/cm (2000 to 4000 μS/cm); ±0.05 mS/cm (0.00 to 2.00 mS/cm), ±0.30 mS/cm (2.00 to 4.00 mS/cm) Temperature Range 0.0 to 50.0°C Temperature Resolution 0.1°C Temperature Accuracy ±1°C EC/TDS Calibration automatic, one-point at 1.41 mS/cm Temperature Compensation automatic, temperature coefficient (β) fixed 2% / °C Battery Type/Life CR2032 Li-ion approximately 100 hours of continuous use Electrode/Probe 114 mm (4.5 “) Stainless steel penetration Environment 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F); RH max 95% non-condensing Dimensions 50 x 196 x 21 mm (2.0 x 7.7 x 0.9“) Weight 74 g (2.4 oz.) Ordering Information HI98331 is supplied with a stainless steel penetration probe, CR2032 battery (1 pc.), storage / protection sleeve, instruction manual, & quality certificate. Warranty 1 year
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