Jenco 3177

Basis Benchtop Conductivity/TDS/Salinity Meter

The Basis Series Conductivity/TDS/Salinity benchtop is the latest entry-level meter from a line that is renowned for its reading quality, now with a refined user experience and improved usability.

  • Renowned accuracy and repeatability
  • Upgraded user experience and usability
  • Low cost of ownership

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Well-designed, Inside and Out

Jenco 3177 Conductivity TDS meter front view

The Basis Series Conductivity/TDS/Salinity meter, along with the pH/mV model, forms the foundation of Jenco’s benchtop meter offerings and comes from a long line of distinguished benchtop meters, where low cost of ownership, reading quality and build quality take precedent.


Benchtop Conductivity/TDS/Salinity Meter Renowned for Accuracy and Repeatability

The reason Jenco is consistently contracted to build products for well-respected brands and the reason we can consistently win the trust of end-users is due to our reputation for being focused on reading quality. Do the right things in the right way, no cutting corners.

  • Repeatable readings with ±0.5% full scale accurate across entire measurement range
  • Uses 2-wire conductivity cells with adjustable k=0.01, k=0.1, k=1 and k=10 cell constants for improved flexibility and accuracy
  • Each and every unit is hand calibrated and QC’ed by at least 2 teams
  • Simple one point calibration

Upgraded User Experience and Usability

While the Basis Series provides the quality readings you expect, it does so in a design that optimizes its user-friendliness and minimizes its footprint on your workstation.

  • Streamlined, modern and smaller design creates clutter-free workspace
  • Large, high contrast LCD
  • Convenient one point calibration
  • Automatically determines the best conductivity ranges to display readings
  • Well-situated keys with tactile feedback
  • Splash-resistant case made with durable, reinforced plastic for added protection
  • AC adaptor or battery powered

Improved Electrode Serviceability and Low Cost of Ownership

The Basis Series Conductivity/TDS/Salinity meter uses a common Jenco 8-pin DIN connector so it works with our other conductivity electrodes. The decision to make the electrode arm a detached, optional accessory further allows the Basis Series to be setup in the way that works best for you.

  • Splash-resistant case is made with durable, reinforced plastic for added protection
  • 8-pin DIN connector for conductivity cell & 10k thermistor
  • Optional, detached electrode arm


Conductivity/TDS Range K=0.01
0.000 uS/cm to 199.9 uS/cm / 0.000 mg/L to 199.9 mg/L
Conductivity/TDS Resolution K=0.01
0.001 uS/cm ; 0.01 uS/cm; 0.1 uS/cm / 0.001 mg/L ; 0.01 mg/L; 0.1 mg/L
Conductivity/TDS Accuracy K=0.01
±0.5% F.S.
Conductivity/TDS Range K=0.1
0.00 uS/cm to 1999 uS/cm / 0.00 mg/L to 1999 mg/L
Conductivity/TDS Resolution K=0.1
0.01 uS/cm ; 0.1 uS/cm; 1 uS/cm / 0.01 mg/L ; 0.1 mg/L; 1mg/L
Conductivity/TDS Accuracy K=0.1
±0.5% F.S.
Conductivity/TDS Range K=1
0.0 uS/cm to 19.99 mS/cm / 0.0 mg/L to 19.99 g/L
Conductivity/TDS Resolution K=1
0.1 uS/cm ; 1 uS/cm ; 0.01 mS/cm / 0.1 mg/L ; 1 mg/L ; 0.01 g/L
Conductivity/TDS Accuracy K=1
± 0.5% F.S.
Conductivity/TDS Range K=10
0 uS/cm to 199.9 mS/cm / 0.0 mg/L to 199.9 g/L
Conductivity/TDS Resolution K=10
1 uS/cm ; 0.01 mS/cm ; 0.1 mS/cm / 1 mg/L ; 0.01 g/L ; 0.1 g/L
Conductivity/TDS Accuracy K=10
± 0.5% F.S.
Salinity Range
0.0 to 70.0 ppt
Salinity Resolution
0.1 ppt
Salinity Accuracy
± 0.5% F.S.
Temperature Range
0.0 to 100.0 °C
Temperature Resolution
0.1 °C
Temperature Accuracy
±0.2 °C
Reference Temperature
15.0 to 25.0 °C, default at 25.0 °C
Temperature Coefficient
0.00 to 4.00%, default at 1.91%
TDS Factor
0.30 to 1.00, default at 0.65
Basic Cell Constant
K=0.01, K=0.1, k=1.0 or k=10, user selectable
Power Supply
100 to 240 V AC adapter or AAA x 6 Batteries
Calibration Backup
Audio Feedback
All touch keys
Auto Ranging
Ambient Temperature Range
0 to 50 °C
ATC Probe
Thermistor, 10k ohm
Dimensions (w x d x h )
150 x 210 x 45 mm
504 grams (excluding batteries)

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