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Unit 1 - 6115 4 St SE
Calgary AB  T2H 2H9


Unit 1 - 6115 4 St SE
Calgary AB  T2H 2H9
+1 403 282-7335

pH/ORP Adapter

ID: 1130_0B

The pH/ORP Adapter connects any of our pH or ORP probes to an Analog Input or VINT Hub port.


Quantity Available: 1000+

Qty Price
5 $28.50
10 $27.00
25 $24.00
50 $21.00
100 $19.50

For new systems and projects, we recommend using the following VINT products instead of this one.

The pH/ORP Adapter Interfaces to a pH or ORP electrode through a BNC connector and feeds the data to a VINT Hub or Phidget voltage input. You can switch between pH and ORP mode using the small switch on the board.


  • Measure the pH of a solution using a pH probe
  • Measure oxidation-reduction potential with an ORP probe
  • Connects to a Phidgets VINT port or voltage input


pH/ORP Probes:

The Phidgets pH/ORP Adapter can connect to one pH or ORP electrode that uses a BNC connector. The electrodes in the table below are all compatible with this adapter. If you plan on using your own electrode, we recommend that you contact Phidgets Support to determine if it will be compatible with this adapter.

Product Electrode Properties Physical Properties
Part Number Price Electrode Type Operating Temperature Max Exterior Tube Material
pH Lab Electrode
$25.00 Combination Single-Junction (pH) 80 °C Impact Resistant Plastic
pH Industrial Electrode
$100.00 Combination Single-Junction (pH) 110 °C PPS Plastic
ORP Lab Electrode
$70.00 Combination Single-Junction (ORP) 80 °C Impact Resistant Plastic
ORP Industrial Electrode
$110.00 Combination Single-Junction (ORP) 110 °C PPS Plastic

Interface Boards and Hubs

This sensor can be read by any Phidget with an Analog Input or VINT Hub port. It will connect to either one using a Phidget cable. VINT Hub ports can behave just like Analog Inputs, but have the added flexibility of being able to be used as digital inputs, digital outputs, or ports to communicate with VINT devices. For more information about VINT, see the VINT Overview page.

Product Voltage Inputs
Part Number Price Number of Voltage Inputs Voltage Input Resolution (bits)
PhidgetInterfaceKit 8/8/8 Mini-Format
$80.00 8 10 bit
PhidgetInterfaceKit 2/2/2
$50.00 2 10 bit
PhidgetInterfaceKit 8/8/8
$80.00 8 10 bit
PhidgetInterfaceKit 8/8/8
$80.00 8
PhidgetInterfaceKit 8/8/8 w/6 Port Hub
$110.00 8 10 bit
PhidgetTextLCD 20X2 : White : Integrated PhidgetInterfaceKit 8/8/8
$70.00 8 10 bit
8x Voltage Input Phidget
$20.00 8 12 bit
VINT Hub Phidget
$30.00 6 (Shared) *** 15 bit
VINT Hub Phidget
$35.00 6 (Shared) * 15 bit
VINT Hub Phidget
$40.00 6 (Shared) *** 15 bit
1-Port VINT Hub Phidget
$24.00 1 (Shared) ** 16 bit
Wireless VINT Hub
$60.00 6 (Shared) * 16 bit
$120.00 6 (Shared) * 16 bit

Phidget Cables

This sensor requires a Phidget cable to connect it to an InterfaceKit or Hub. You can solder multiple cables together in order to make even longer Phidget cables, but you should be aware of the effects of having long wires in your system. See a full list of Phidget cables below.

Product Physical Properties
Part Number Price Cable Length
Phidget Cable 60cm
$2.00 600 mm
Phidget Cable 10cm
$1.50 100 mm
Phidget Cable 350cm
$3.00 3.5 m
Phidget Cable 120cm
$2.25 1.2 m
Phidget Cable 180cm
$2.75 1.8 m
Phidget Cable 30cm
$1.75 300 mm
Phidget Cable 90cm
$2.00 900 mm
Phidget Cable 150cm
$2.50 1.5 m
Phidget Cable Kit
$10.00 80 mm

Getting Started

Welcome to the 1130 user guide! In order to get started, make sure you have the following hardware on hand:

Next, you will need to connect the pieces:

1130 0 Connecting The Hardware.jpg
  1. Connect the 1130 to the HUB0000 with the Phidget cable.
  2. Connect the pH/ORP probe to the 1130.
  3. Use the DIP switch to select pH or ORP to correspond to the type of electrode you're using.
  4. Connect the HUB0000 to your computer with the USB cable.

Now that you have everything together, let's start using the 1130!

Using the 1130

Phidget Control Panel

In order to demonstrate the functionality of the 1130, we will connect it to the HUB0000, and then run an example using the Phidget Control Panel on a Windows machine.

The Phidget Control Panel is available for use on both macOS and Windows machines. If you would like to follow along, first take a look at the getting started guide for your operating system:

Linux users can follow the getting started with Linux guide and continue reading here for more information about the 1130.

First Look

After plugging in the 1130 into the HUB0000, and the HUB0000 into your computer, open the Phidget Control Panel. You will see something like this:

HUB0000 Panel.jpg

The Phidget Control Panel will list all connected Phidgets and associated objects, as well as the following information:

  • Serial number: allows you to differentiate between similar Phidgets.
  • Channel: allows you to differentiate between similar objects on a Phidget.
  • Version number: corresponds to the firmware version your Phidget is running. If your Phidget is listed in red, your firmware is out of date. Update the firmware by double-clicking the entry.

The Phidget Control Panel can also be used to test your device. Double-clicking on an object will open an example.

Voltage Input

Double-click on a Voltage Input object in order to run the example:

1018 Sensors VoltageInput.png

General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality:

  • Modify the change trigger and/or data interval value by dragging the sliders. For more information on these settings, see the data interval/change trigger page.
  • Select the 1130 from the Sensor Type drop-down menu. The example will now convert the voltage into pH/ORP automatically. Converting the voltage to pH/ORP is not specific to this example, it is handled by the Phidget libraries, with functions you have access to when you begin developing!

Technical Details

Measuring the pH

The Phidget libraries can automatically convert sensor voltage into pH by selecting the appropriate SensorType. See the Phidget22 API for more details. To determine the pH of a solution, make sure the DIP switch on the board is flipped to the pH side. Given the voltage from the sensor, the following formula can be applied:

This formula (and the Phidget library Sensor Value formula) assumes that the solution is at 25°C. Depending on the temperature of the solution and on the actual pH level, the output voltage can change dramatically. To incorporate temperature (in °C) for added accuracy, the following formula can be used:

The following example is to give an idea of how the temperature affects the output voltage:

Temperature (°C) pH Voltage (V)
0 2 1.21
25 2 1.095
100 2 0.74
0 8 2.76
25 8 2.78
100 8 2.85

As shown above, temperature has a greater impact on solutions that have a pH further away from the reference pH of 7. Temperature also affects the impedance of the glass electrode, and can result in increased errors if not properly calibrated. If you want to monitor the temperature of the solution, you can use a thermocouple. You'll need to add some sort of protective shielding to the thermocouple if you’re using acidic or basic solutions, though. Check out our thermocouple interfaces for more information.

Measuring Oxidation/Reduction Potential (ORP)

The Phidget libraries can automatically convert sensor voltage into ORP by selecting the appropriate SensorType. See the Phidget22 API for more details. To determine the ORP of a solution, make sure the DIP switch on the board is flipped to the ORP side. Given the voltage from the sensor, the following formula can be applied:

ORP electrodes give a typical range of -2V to 2V, where the positive values are for oxidizers and the negative values are for reducers.

Words of Caution

The 1130 should be used to measure solutions that are electrically quiet. Measuring pH in electrically noisy environments such as tanks with mixing pumps, and even other measuring devices is not recommended.

Choosing Electrodes

Review the data sheet for the electrode you have selected for your application to ensure that it complies with the device specifications of the 1130. The important specification is the output voltage of the electrode. Many electrodes will work but it is important to verify compliance before connecting an electrode to the 1130. In fact, any type of sensor that uses a BNC connector and complies with the voltage range of the 1130 should work. We have reviewed the following electrodes, and found that they can be used with the 1130. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but can be used as a comparison with other electrodes if necessary.

Manufacturer Part Number
Omega PHE13XX, PHE14XX, ORE1311, ORE1411
Cole-Parmer EW-59001, EW27003
Mettler-Toledo InLab (BNC) Series

Phidget Cable


The Phidget Cable is a 3-pin, 0.100 inch pitch locking connector. Pictured here is a plug with the connections labelled. The connectors are commonly available - refer to the Analog Input Primer for manufacturer part numbers.

Further Reading

For more information on pH and ORP probes, check the PH/ORP Sensor Guide.

What to do Next

  • Programming Languages - Find your preferred programming language here and learn how to write your own code with Phidgets!
  • Phidget Programming Basics - Once you have set up Phidgets to work with your programming environment, we recommend you read our page on to learn the fundamentals of programming with Phidgets.

Product Specifications

Sensor Properties
Controlled By Voltage Input (0-5V)
Sensor Output Type Non-Ratiometric
pH Specifications
pH Input Range ± 400 mV DC
pH Resolution 0.018
pH Error Max ± 0.09
ORP Specifications
ORP Input Range ± 2 V DC
ORP Resolution 5 mV DC
ORP Error Max ± 8 mV DC
Board Properties
Current Consumption Max 3 mA
Input Impedance 1 TΩ
Supply Voltage Min 4.5 V DC
Supply Voltage Max 5.3 V DC
Connector Thread Size ½-28UNEF-2A
Customs Information
Canadian HS Export Code 8473.30.00
American HTS Import Code 8473.30.51.00
Country of Origin CN (China)


Product History

Date Board Revision Device Version Comment
March 2010 0 N/A Product Release

This device doesn't have an API of its own. It is controlled by opening a VoltageInput channel on the Phidget that it's connected to. For a list of compatible Phidgets with Voltage Inputs, see the Connection & Compatibility tab.

You can find details for the VoltageInput API on the API tab for the Phidget that this adapter connects to.

Code Samples

Example Options


				Make your selections to display sample code.

Have a look at our pH/ORP interfaces:

Product Sensor Properties
Part Number Price Controlled By
pH/ORP Adapter
$30.00 Voltage Input (0-5V)
pH Phidget
$25.00 VINT