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Old 08-17-2020, 06:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Maintaining a pH pen guide

My pen readings wouldn’t settle. It would jump +- 1.0pH. Changing out the battery fixed this problem. My pen takes Four LR44 Batteries (1.5v). Each battery voltages were 1.44volts. One battery cost $5. That didn’t sound right. I did a little research and found 303 batteries are exactly the same size & voltage. The cost for a pack of 3 were $7. I changed out the batteries except one to save money.

While I was at it, I recalibrated the pen. My pen came with buffering powder. I bought a bottle of distilled water while I bought the batteries. Follow the instructions. A kitchen measuring cup was exactly 250 ml needed for the calibration.
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