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Old 21-08-2019, 15:18   #1
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Good installed TDS meter

Anyone have a source for a good, quality TDS meter to be installed inline with the .25Ē water output line on a watermaker?
I have one, but itís a cheap one, Iíd like a good quality one, surely one must exist?
Iím lazy and donít want to take a sample from my bypass line and put it in a glass and use a handheld TDS meter, Iíd like a panel mounted one I can just read.
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Village marine / Parker makes a salinity meter with automatic diversion valve . Fully adjustable.

I installed one with a cruisero water maker for someone and it seemed really quality.

But too much $$$ for me I think it was around $1500
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I’ve been using HM Digital SM-1 for a few years, no problems.

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Yeah, that is way too much money.
I believe I have the HM digital one, and itís a very small screen, I was hoping for something with a larger screen and not so plastic.
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Spectra makes one, as well, I think. Not sure of the $ though
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Yeah, that is way too much money.
I believe I have the HM digital one, and itís a very small screen, I was hoping for something with a larger screen and not so plastic.
My apologies for posting a pretty worthlessness response. I mean I ďthinkĒ and ďIím not sure how much it costs?Ē Ugh...

So I googled it up and yes, they make one ( EL-SLT-INLPMNT). No quick price, though. I did see one pop up from Bulkreefsupply for $50.
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Hmmm... maybe this is stupid question but: Isn't there a salinity indicator in everybodys mouth? If it tastes salty, it is salty?
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https://hannainst.com/bl983321-tds-m...CABEgL9LfD_BwE

$170.00 US
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Hmmm... maybe this is stupid question but: Isn't there a salinity indicator in everybodys mouth? If it tastes salty, it is salty?
Can you taste water and tell me if it is 250, 500 or 750 ppm?
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Can you taste water and tell me if it is 250, 500 or 750 ppm?
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Hmmm... maybe this is stupid question but: Isn't there a salinity indicator in everybodys mouth? If it tastes salty, it is salty?
Its not perceptable till about 700-800PPM...which is way too high and not adviseable for frequent human consumption.
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Anyone have a source for a good, quality TDS meter to be installed inline with the .25Ē water output line on a watermaker?
I have one, but itís a cheap one, Iíd like a good quality one, surely one must exist?
Iím lazy and donít want to take a sample from my bypass line and put it in a glass and use a handheld TDS meter, Iíd like a panel mounted one I can just read.
I just replaced mine on a Spectra Ventura 150. It was $168, delivered to a harbor where we were going to be. It works well, but it needs to be in a fitting, and - it plugs into a brain (controller).

I would call Spectra or look at them online and see if they make a standalone model and a display for it.
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