You may need to store your pH or ORP sensor if you don’t need to use it right away, or you are using it intermittently. Follow the storage steps below to ensure your probe’s longevity:
Step 1. Always store pH or ORP sensors in a cool, dry location.
Step 2. All Turtle Tough sensors are delivered with our conditioning solution inside the cap. If you are storing the sensor, this conditioning solution must be present. Contact us if you need to purchase some or make your own by mixing 50% pH 4 buffer with 50% saturate potassium chloride. KCl is the same electrolyte used in our reference systems.
Step 3. Sensors should always be stored with their rubber cap tightly affixed and sealed PVC tape to ensure that the tip of the sensor remains moist.
Step 4. The orientation of the sensor is of utmost importance.Always store with the sensor tip (sensing element) pointing downwards so the at the silver chloride solution stays in contact with the glass bulb, keeping it hydrated.
By following these simple steps, you will ensure that your Turtle Tough sensor remains in working order for 12 months or more.