Isolated EC Probe Interface
- Electrical Conductivity in Siemens (0.5 - 20.0 mS/cm)
- Total Dissolved Solids in PPM (250 - 10,000 PPM)
- Salinity in PSU (2 - 12 PSU)
- Temperature in Celsius/Fahrenheit (-55 - 125 C) with optional temperature sensor
- Electrically Isolated
What it is
An electrically isolated I2C sensor that can read an electrical conductivity probe (cell-constant K1). It measures the conductivity of a solution and converts it into Siemens (S) total dissolved solids and salinity. The firmware allows for single or dual-point calibration with temperature compensation. There is a connector available to use a waterproof temperature sensor for temperature compensation. The firmware on the device provides two calibration options, single or dual point.
All boards have a conformal coating to help protect against moisture, corrosion, and short circuits.
When different probes are connected to the same controlling device, they can cause interference. The environment also causes interference due to ground-loops or other electrical noise like pumps. Electrically isolating the probe can help to prevent these problems.
The Arduino IDE, PlatformIO, and Particle.io library is in their respective library managers. Any Arduino compatible board will work.
Raspberry Pi Rust
Raspberry Pi Python or Micropython
The sensor comes with one Qwiic wire, you can buy extras if needed. There are 3 types of wires to choose from; Qwiic to Qwiic used to connect a Qwiic board to another Qwiic board, Qwiic to male headers, and Qwiic to female headers.
It also comes with a dust cap, hex nut, washer and rubber seal for the BNC connector.
For accurate measurements, you need to be able to provide the water’s temperature. So you’ll probably want to get a waterproof temperature sensor, it connects directly to the board and doesn’t get any easier. But the library will accept the temperature from any source.