Water quality testers are used by health experts & casual home-owners to examine a water supply or check the PH of incoming tap water from the filter. These are good devices to have especially if you are worried about the health of your children who are susceptible to the harmful effects of metals in water. Seeing the water crisis in Flint develop over the past couple of years has got parents in every state worried, so we decided that we make a comprehensive list on the best available water quality testers.
10. Starden Filter Tester(17.45$)
The tester measures TDS(Total Dissolved Solvents) value of water, the lower it is, the purer the water. The device has an error of +/- 2% at maximum. Through this, it is easier for you to gauge when you need to change your filter.
9. APEC Water Systems Digital Tester(19$)
This device quite fast in response time and gives TDS reading between 0-1999ppm. The design is straightforward and compact, making it quite portable.
8. PLAY X-STORE Water Quality Test Meter(14.80$)
Play X store product has automatic temperature compensation which yields better results. The device can measure TDS values up to 9990 ppm and has just 3 buttons for easy navigation.
7. Water quality meter by ‘Generic'(8.40$)
‘Generic’ has a long line of home utility products and this is just a continuation of that trend. The meter is durable and has a high accuracy with an error of less than +/-1%
6. Sunny Water Tester(23.47$)
‘Sunny’ product is rated by Amazon.com as the best new release in its category and based on consumer reviews, we wouldn’t argue. The tester has two functions; the first gives TDS values while the second calculates the PH value.
5. Dr.Meter TDS-3C Water Quality(13.99$)
Dr.Meter is a well-known brand in measurement tools, and most of their products do not disappoint. This model works on 3V and has a battery life of approximately 1000hrs. It measure up to 9990ppm and has a broad temperature range.
4. Etekcity Digital Handheld TDS Meter(11.99$)
Etekcity device has a sample and hold functionality which makes it easy to read values. The device has a maximum error of 2% in all its readings and like most, it can measure up to 9990ppm.
3. ‘Digital Aid’ Water Tester(24.57$)
The manufacturer provides a lightweight wallet case with its product which keeps the device safe when not in use. Additionally, the sensor can record readings in temperatures as high as 176 degrees Fahrenheit while maintaining its accuracy.
2. HM Digital TDS-4 Pocket Size TDS Tester Meter (22.44$)
HM Digital print has a resolution of 1ppm with a max range of 9990 ppm. The device has a maximum error of +/- 1% and like the best models, this too comes with a ‘freeze/hold’ functionality.
1. HM Digital TDS-4 Pocket Size TDS Tester Meter (13.47$)
No surprise that two HM Digital models round off our top 10 list. This model, in particular, has 4.5/5 star ratings with nearly 2000 positive reviews on Amazon.com. As compared to last one, this device is calibrated with a 342 ppm NaCl solution making it the best model when it comes to accuracy.