Tinker & Rasor Copper-Copper/Sulfate (CSE) Half Cell Reference Electrodes
Depending on the application you had in mind there are a number of different CSE reference electrodes that can suit your needs. These half cells are designed to withstand harsh environments and last years even out in the field. These Half Cells are able to be recharged allowing you to maintain accuracy for a longer time. Tinker & Rasor reference electrodes are designed with tip grooves to increase the surface area of the tips. The knurled nut on a 1/4″ rod allows for an easier lead connection (1/4″ rod not available for 2-A models). These electrodes are designed for pipe to soil potentials, close interval surveys, structure to cell, and lab use.
With 2 different tip styles to choose from you have the option to select which one will work best for you. The “A” tip is a flat tip allowing you to easily test on most electrolytes like soils, liquids, and concrete. The “B” tip is a cone shaped tip allowing it to easily be buried in soils to maintain a good contact with the electrolyte. If you are unsure which tip type to go with, it is possible to swap them later in the service life of the reference electrode.
There are 6 different electrode body styles to choose from:
2-A “Pencil Cell”: This small electrode is nicknamed the “Pencil Cell” due to the fact that it holds very similar dimensions to a pen or pencil. This makes it easy to carry around because it takes up barely any room. There is also an optional extension handle offered for this electrode.
3-A “Fat Boy”:This electrode nicknamed the “Fat Boy” is designed specifically for use on concrete surfaces. The 3-A reference electrode has a 3″ diameter with a waffle pattern tip allowing for an increase in surface area over the electrolyte. To allow for an even better contact to the concrete a sponge is conveniently included and carried in the cap of the electrode allowing you to place it between the half cell and concrete.
6-A and 6-B: The 6-A and 6-B electrodes are around 6″ in length and perfect for use in the field.
8-A and 8-B:The 8-A and 8-B electrodes are around 8″ in length. These half cells contain more copper rod, copper sulfate crystals, and more water thanks to the larger size of the tube.
Replacement tips and supplies are available for Tinker & Rasor Reference electrodes. Please call or send an email for more information and current pricing.