Conductivity Tester

Conductivity Tester

We customise our Conductivity Testers by gold plating their probes. This greatly increases their efficiency and helps to prevent puncturing through the delicate conductive silver ink layers in preparation for plating on non-conducting items. Each one is fitted with Duracell batteries for long-life.


Conductivity Tester £12.10 Stock: 8

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example usage 1

The Conductivity Tester is essential for checking that your Conductive Ink (hi-grade) or Conductive Paint layer has been applied correctly and you have good conductivity across the surface of your work before plating or electroforming. Please hold the gold plated probes in the way shown in the picture; they only need to gently rest against the conductive ink as it is a very delicate layer and can be easily punctured. We customise our Conductivity Testers by gold plating the probes but if you are using a different conductivity tester we strongly recommend you gold plate its probes before you use it, particularly if you are using conductive paint or ink.

example usage 2

The Conductivity Tester is a very useful addition to your kit, whatever kind of plating you intend to carry out. It can be used to test the conductivity of all surfaces and is particularly useful when checking if the metal surface you’re trying to plate is covered with an invisible layer of varnish, which will inhibit plating. To see more about using our Conductivity Tester, please click HERE for our Electroplating Manual.

Product Details


Features Benefits
Tests conductivity of metal Detecting if there is any invisible varnish on the surface of the metal you are going to plate, which will make the surface non-conductive and prevent plating.If the needle clearly moves, then it is conductive and you can go ahead with your plating.
Tests conductivity of Conductive Paint (hi-grade) with gold plated probes When plating onto non-conductive materials, it’s important to make sure the layer of Conductive Ink you’ve sprayed on is conductive with this Conductivity Tester. We customise the probes of the Conductivity Tester for you, by gold plating them.This ensures there’s a good electrical contact between the probes and the layer of Conductive Ink and means you only have to very lightly rest the probes against the surface to get a reading. This is very useful as the Conductive Ink layer is delicate and can be easily punctured when touched too roughly.

Tech Specs

Gold plated contacts for minimum/zero contact resistance – essential when measuring painted conductive coatings.

Duracell batteries for maximum life.


Read Manual

To see more about using our Conductivity Tester, please click HERE for our Electroplating Manual.

Delivery Details

Postage Options;
      Certain small items, for example Swabs, Nibs and Plating Pens can be sent by normal post within the UK.
        • The courier option for UK deliveries is FedEx
        • Free UK mainland delivery available on orders over £100
        • International orders usually 3-5 working days.
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Conductivity Tester £12.10 Stock: 8


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