PC60 Premium Multiparameter (pH/EC/TDS/Salinity/Temp.) Pocket Tester Kit

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  • Simultaneously tests pH/EC/TDS/Salinity/Temperature in a quick, accurate, and reliable manner
  • EASY-TO-INSTALL Replaceable Multi-parameter Probe with single-tap measuring mode switch
  • Auto recognition of stable values (with optional AUTO HOLD function) improves consistency so you don't have to guess when to manually hold measurement
  • LARGE CLEAR viewing angle screen with 2 backlit color (indicating 2 different modes), dual display of temp./pH/EC/TDS/Salinity, and indications of completed calibrations and stable readings
  • COMPLETE KIT with READY-TO-USE calibration solutions, calibration bottles, storage solutions, AAA batteries, and a lanyard all in a portable carrying case
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  • Meter's Technical Specs



    -2.00 to 16.00 pH


    0.01/0.1 pH


    ±0.01 pH ±1 digit

    Calibration Points

    Automatic 1 to 3 points

    Temperature Compensation

    Auto Temperature Compensation

    0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F)



    0 to 200.0 μS; 0 to 2000 μS; 0 to 20.00 mS


    0.1/1 μS, 0.01 mS


    ±1% F.S

    Calibration Points

    Automatic 1 to 3 points

    Temperature Compensation

    Auto Temperature Compensation

    0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F)



    0.1 ppm to 10.00 ppt

    TDS Factor

    0.40 to 1.00



    0 to 10.00 ppt



    0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F)






    2-Color Backlit LCD, 180° Viewing Angle

    Blue: Measurement Mode; Green: Calibration Mode;

    Reading Lock


    Stable Reading Indication

    Smiley Face icon

    Low-Battery Warning

    Battery icon flashing, reminder of battery replacement



    Heads-Up Function


    Auto. Power-Off

    Yes, auto power-off in 8 minutes without operation

    Waterproof Rating

    IP67; Floatable


    DC3V, AAA batteries*4

    Battery Life

    Continuous operation up to 1000 hours

    Dimensions& Weight

    Tester: (40*40*178) mm/ 133g; With case: (255*210*50) mm/ 800g

    Electrode's Technical Specs


    Regular water solution testing, such as pools and spas, hydroponics, tap water, drinking water, water treatment, aquaculture, etc.

    Type of Sensor

    pH: regular glass bulb sensor;

    Conductivity: BPB (Brush-Resistant Platinum Black)



    Temperature sensor



    pH: 0 to 14 pH; Conductivity: 0.1 μS to 20.00 mS

    Temperature Range

    0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F)


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    • 5/15/2017

      Excellent value and functionality

      Fast, accurate and covers the range of water tests we require for our cosmetics production facility. OK, the lcd screen maybe a bit small, but it is easily readable. The available instructions are good. Comes in a neat kit box, so very easy to store in our lab or take it to the test sight for in-process measurements. Excellent value and functionality. We are very happy with this purchase.

    • 5/7/2017

      it is of great value and dependable

      After trying entry level ph and TDS meters, which all broke in less than a month, I tried this Apera PC60. It looked like an all-in-one quality product and had good reviews. I have been pleased with the performance and stability of the PC60 and feel it is of great value and dependable. The cheap instruments fluctuate constantly then end up breaking. I recommend skipping the cheap stuff and just buy one product that will do the job. I highly recommend the PC60 and would purchase it again for my hydroponic garden garden use.

    • 5/2/2017

      Works great.

      Works great. Gives reliable readings. Very easy to use. I use it to test water in a salt water hot tub.

    • 4/26/2017


      Last year I asked my wife if I could grow an herb garden on the deck. We love to cook and fresh herbs and they are never handy when you need them. She agreed. Like every other hobby I get into, I go BIG. That little container herb garden morphed into various gardens. I built 3 different 4x8 raised garden beds, added more containers all over the property filled with fruits and veggies, and built various hydroponic systems. I have 2 hydroponic vertical strawberry walls hanging off my deck railing. A dutch bucket bean tower and tomato systems. DWC herb and hot peppers. I am working on a fogger based hydro system. Following nutrient mixing directions online, I was seeing some issues with my hydro systems. I had a cheap pH meter and PPM meter. I decided to buy a more professional meter to make sure my pH and nutrient levels were accurate. They were not. After getting the Apera PC60, I found that my pH meter was off by .5! In hydroponics that is a huge gap. My PPM meter was off some as well, but not as bad. This tool is really helping me get my hydroponics under control. The Apera PC60 is super easy to use. It comes with everything needed to calibrate and feel confident in your readings. I even tested it against a 1000 TDS calibration solution I had and it read great! The display is easy to use and the back light is very handy. I love that the "cap" is built in a way to put your liquid in, with a fill line, and closes securely around the pen. It then is able to calculate the different levels in the liquid. I no longer have to bend over and hold my pen in the nutrient reservoirs. One of the best features is the ability to set the TDS factor. This is important because PPM is calculated differently in different parts of the world. It gets very confusing. Here in the US, we take the E.C. value and multiple by 500 to get PPM. So an E.C. of 2.0mS will be 1000 PPM. In Europe and other parts of the world, you take the E.C and multiply bey 700. So an E.C. of 2.0mS is 1400 (2x700). When looking at various sites on the internet to get nutrient strength suggestions, they very based on where they are located. You can either do the math yourself, or set the parameter in this pen to match your needs. Awesome!

    • 4/21/2017

      Worth every penny!

      I am new to hydroponic gardening, but I can say that this is the easiest instrument to use and it tests for everything you need to know about your water for hydroponics. I was a bit hesitant when I first got the tester as i read the instructions and it seemed a bit to in depth for what I need, boy was I wrong! After watching video on calibration on APERA'S website it was easy as could be to calibrate and even easier to use. I highly recommend the APERA PC 60 for novice to pro hydroponic gardeners!

    • 4/3/2017

      So far this meter have been great.

      So far this meter have been great. I use it for my saltwater aquarium n the reading is accurate. Shipping is fast.

    • 3/29/2017

      This is the best piece of scientific equipment that I own or have ever owned for gardening.

      I am a hobby gardener who loves greens. Several years ago I began growing hydroponic greens -- lettuce, bok choi, basil, kale -- in a hobby hydroponic setup. I wanted to delve more deeply into hydroponics but was frustrated by the pH meters available at local gardening stores. After searching the web and reading reviews I chose this meter, particularly because it measures more than just pH. I have been using it for over 6 weeks now and I can't say enough good about it. It was extremely easy to calibrate. Having all of the necessary calibration chemicals included in the purchase price is a big plus. It is giving me consistent results and I now have complete confidence in the readings. For example, it measured the change in pH from adding one tablespoon of pH Down to a 6 gallon reservoir. The device is well made and switching between what is measured is accomplished by a simple button push. This is the best piece of scientific equipment that I own or have ever owned for gardening.

    • 3/23/2017

      It has been a fantastic meter so far

      I bought this meter to conduct readings for our company SWPPP. It has been a fantastic meter so far and i will be purchasing another one for our second facility. I received it as described and the packaging was in good condition. Unlike other meters we have tried, this one comes with a great case and all the sample cups necessary to start as soon as you open the package. (They do recommend soaking the probe prior to initial use.)

    • 1/29/2017

      accurate readings

      Having previous experience with scientific research grade pH meters, I've maintained this pen in electrode storage solution between uses, and always rinsed the electrode with deionized water between measurement and before storage. With those precautions, both the pH and EC readings have remained on-point without recalibrating for more than a month at this point. When I do check the calibration, the instrument is never more than 0.05pH off-target.

    • 12/22/2016

      Bottom line - Awesome tester for PH, EC, TDS, Salinity, and Temperature.

      I recently purchase the PC60 to test my aquariums (freshwater fish and shrimp) to monitor the PH and EC (TDS). The unit was sold as Used but it is like new condition. It contained all calibration solutions and they were in sealed bottles and all other standard extras were included. Love the case to keep all of the components together and to keep the tester from getting damage. As recommended in instructions, I soaked the PH probe in the solutions for about 24 hours. Next I checked the PH calibration and it was within .03 so I did not need to calibrate the PH. Checked the EC and it needed to be calibrated. This was so easy. As a comparison, I have a cheap TDS meter and when I tried to calibrate it, I was unsuccessful because who knows what a mini phillips screwdriver is? The push button calibration is simple and easy. Test result were more believable than my other meters and API drop test kits. Since my drop test only goes down to 6, I was not sure exactly how low my PH was and who can ever exactly know which shade of green matches the vial? Now I know more precise numbers. TDS is calculated by the tester and this tester gives you the ability to change the conversion factor. Great option but I am struggling with determining an accurate conversion factor for my application. (This is not a fault of the tester) All information I can find on the dwarf freshwater shrimp I keep has their ideal PH, GH, KH, and TDS. Since TDS is actually calculated off of the EC, I am not sure what conversion factor I should use, but I settled on .48 because I have some 342 ppm calibration solution which is also 700 microseimens, so simple math 342/700=0.488. I know a lot depends on what you testing for the conversion factor. I wish the "shrimp experts" would provide an ideal EC, since that is the basis in which TDS is calculated. Again, not a fault of the PC60, its a plus to be able to change the conversion factor. Biggest issue with shrimp is consistency so I am hoping that this meter will help me to keep the parameters more consistent. Bottom line - Awesome tester for PH, EC, TDS, Salinity, and Temperature. I did not find any other combo testers on the market for this price. If you buy a nice EC and PH pen tester, you will spend well over what this tester cost and I don't think they come with the case and calibration solutions.

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    We warrant this instrument to be free from defects in material and workmanship and agree to repair or replace free of charge, at the option of APERA INSTRUMENTS, LLC, any malfunctioned or damaged product attributable to the responsibility of APERA INSTRUMENTS, LLC for a period of TWO YEARS for the instrument and SIX MONTHS for the probe from the delivery.

    This limited warranty does NOT cover any issues due to:

    • Accidental damage
    • Improper use
    • Normal wear and tear
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    • Failure to follow the product instructions
    • Unauthorized maintenance, modifications, combination or use with any products, materials, processes, systems or other matter
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    • External causes such as accidents, abuse, or other actions or events beyond our reasonable control.
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