The Hach HQ range of meters is a collection of robust electrochemistry meters available with up to three channel inputs depending on the model. They are designed for use in both field and laboratory environments making them very versatile. The platform will allow you to collect intuitive, accurate measurements, manage data, and easily review results, while supplying an IP67 robustness rating.
They provide a true rugged, field-ready solution with on-screen, visual step-by-step operating guidance that provides users with confidence in reporting and managing their results. Unlike other field meters with basic user interfaces and without easily accessible data, the HQ Series secures, simplifies, and accelerates the complete measurement process for field users.
The HQ range is compatible with Hach Intellical probes - available in lab or rugged field versions.
HQ Range Overview:
The HQ meters are available in a number of model types:
HQ1110 - 1 channel pH/ORP meter
HQ1130 - 1 channel dissolved oxygen (DO) meter
HQ1140 - 1 channel conductivity/TDS meter
HQ2100 - 1 channel multi parameter (excluding ISE)
HQ2200 - 2 channel multi parameter (excluding ISE)
HQ4100 - 1 channel multi parameter with ISE
HQ4200 - 2 channel multi parameter with ISE
HQ4300 - 3 channel multi parameter with ISE
HQ4100,4200 and 4300 also feature a colour display
The meters can be supplied without electrodes or with handy starter kits featuring the most common electrodes and accessories all packed in a plastic case to get you started.
HQ Range Features:
HQ1110 can store 5000 data points
Simple and easy calibration - most measuring issues are down to incorrect calibration procedures. With the illustrated, step-by-step on-screen calibration and troubleshooting procedures calibration is simple even for beginner users.
Simple data transfer - you can transfer your data to a PC with the included USB cable or you can take advantage of additional data validation when you connect the meter to Claros Data Management Software (available separately)
Robust with IP67 waterproof rating - the entire HQ range has enhanced robustness for field use
Rechargeable lithium ion battery with USB power adapter
Huge selection of electrodes for any appplication - the HQ range is compatible with the intellical probe range which features both laboratory and rugged field electrodes in a wide variety of parameters. Intellical electrodes are smart and are automatically recognised by HQ meters, retain calibration history and method settings to minimise errors and setup time. They incorporate proven technology to deliver superior accuracy and response times – even when measuring challenging samples or challenging operating environments.
The portable Hach HQ range of electrochemistry meters replaces the old Sension+ and HQD range of meters.
Which pH meter/electrode do I need?...
Making sure you have the right electrode and meter for your application can be confusing, not to mention correct maintenance and what to do if you are having issues. You can find links to our support guides below to help you through the process.
If you are after an electrode selector guide for some of our most popular electrodes and what applications they are recommended for you can find that below.
pH, put simply is a measure of how acidic or basic a solution is. It is a measure of H+ions present.
pH can be measured in a number of ways including test strips, indicator solution or with a pH meter and electrode. If you want to read more about the pH and the pros and cons of these methods, you can check out our introduction guide here.
How to take a pH reading and care for your electrode
pH electrodes require the correct storage and regular calibration.
If you have a pH meter or are looking to purchase and need to find out more about the care and maintenance process then you can read our guide here. We also include a troubleshoot sections with the most reported issues and possible solutions.
Selecting the right electrode and meter for your application
So you have decided you need to purchase a pH meter with electrode, but with such a wide selection out there, how do you know which is right for you?
You can read our guide on the differences between electrodes and what applications different features are good for. We also have an electrode selection guide for some of our most popular electrodes.
If you require any further assistance, or extra information you can request that here and one of our trained technical specialists will be in contact. Please provide as much detail as possible so that we can get back to you with the right information.
Have you considered your servicing requirements? Much like a car, scientific instruments may need a bit of care to keep them working reliably and at their most accurate.
The Camlab Service Department have over 60 years experience in scientific instrumentation. We have a number of highly qualified internal and field-based service engineers able to perform a variety of jobs including preventative maintenance servicing and calibration.
Camlab can offer yearly service contracts which include two main types of preventative maintenance/calibration services – the back to base service and an engineer visit to your site. These options are can be offered with differing turn around times depending on the instrument type and your requirements along with loan instruments if available.
A typical preventative maintenance service includes the following:
Inspection and testing of the unit
Dismantling, cleaning and inspection of the key parts
Correction of minor defects including adjustments if necessary
Reassembly and testing
Take post adjustment / cleaning readings
Supply of calibration certificate
Return of the item to you (back to base services)
Request a quote for your servicing requirements today.