Electrode E12

— For wood: from logs to thin boards.
— For soft building materials: drywall, plaster.
Even and uneven moisture distribution is easily detected as the pins are hammered towards the core. No other tool can achieve the same measuring accuracy at a defined measuring depth. Used in lumber drying, wood manufacturing, flooring, woodworking, restoration and water damage repair.

For mini-Ligno moisture meters: To obtain core measurements in thicker wood, a fresh cut is needed to measure the end grain. If it is not feasible to cut the wood, use mini-Ligno DX/C, S/DC, MD/C and add electrode E12 and mini-BNC cable.

Teflon-coated pins for E12: DZ (1″), DA (1½”) and DB (2″)

— For Lignometer K and Ligno-VersaTec choose E12 with BNC cable.
— For mini-Lignos MD/C, S/DC, DX/C choose E12 with mini-BNC cable.

Electrode E12 comes with BNC connector, 1 pair DA, 1 pair DZ pins.

Item Number: E12

Starting at $130.00

Product Description

The electrode E12 can measure up to 2″ deep with teflon insulated pins. The electrode E12 is an indispensable tool for assessing moisture distribution. It is used when drying lumber, manufacturing cabinets and furniture, inspecting floors, for woodworking, in the building and restoration industry, etc.

  • The electrode E12 is equipped with a slide hammer: Hammering downwards to insert the pins, hammering upwards to detract the pins. When working with a mini-Ligno, it can be cumbersome to  insert the pins by hand into hard wood. Using the electrode E12 allows easier pin insertion and deeper measurements without cutting the wood.
  • As the pins are hammered towards the core, moisture distribution within the 2″ reach becomes obvious. Consecutive readings show the moisture distribution within the material, this is particularly important for thicker wood.
  • The pins have insulated shanks to measure only at the tip. The E12 measures a wet core behind a dry surface, but will also detect when material is dry behind a wet surface. Helpful when checking moisture infiltration from high humidity, rain, leaking pipes or floods.

Pin versus pinless:  The ability to measure a moisture gradient up to 2″ deep is one of the main reasons, why customers still use pin meters over pinless meters. Pinless meters indicate one moisture value for the entire measuring field, whereas pin meters show the moisture distribution in a small area between the tips of the pins. Plus pinless meters cannot reach 2″ deep. The thicker the lumber, the more important it is to reach the core. The Electrode E12 is the right tool for thorough moisture control.

The electrode E12 can be connected to

A cable connector (BNC) is mounted at the head of the electrode for BNC cable and mini-BNC cable.
For Lignometers: BNC Cable
For mini-Ligno C’s: mini-BNC Cable

Pins for Electrode E12: DZ, DA, DB
DZ, DA and DB pins can only be used with the Electrode E12.

Select pins for required measuring depth. At least 1/3rd of the board thickness should be penetrated to reach the core section of the wood.

DZ pins: measuring depth 1″ (2.5cm) total length 1 5/8″ (4cm)
DA pins: measuring depth 1.5″ (3.8cm) total length 2 1/8″ (5.4cm)
DB pins: measuring depth 2″ (5cm) total length 2 5/8″ (6.7cm)

DZ, DA, DB pins can only be used with the Electrode E12.

Weight for E12: 3.5 lbs. Length without pins 12″.
Each E12 comes with 1 pair DA pins and 1 pair DZ pins.

For more information please contact Customer Service at 1-800-227-2105.

Lignomat USA Ltd, 14345 NE Morris Ct., Portland OR 97230, USA,
Email: sales@Lignomat.com, www.Lignomat.com


moisture_meter_Electrode_E12-parts_a Slide-hammer electrode E12:
Weight 3.5lbs (1600g). Length without pins 12″ (30.5cm).
The E12 has a BNC connector  mounted at the head.
The E12 comes with 1 pair DZ pins and 1 pair DA pins.
The cable needs to be ordered separately.
Select BNC cable or mini-BNC cable to fit your meter.
depth-moisture-meter-pins-E12 Teflon-coated pins for electrode E12:
– DZ Pins, measuring depth 1″
-DA Pins, measuring depth 1 1/2″
-DB Pins, measuring depth 2″
moisture_meters_BNC_mini_cable_b mini-BNC Cable connects Electrode E12 to
–mini-Ligno DX/C
–mini-Ligno S/DC
–mini-Ligno MD/C.Cable length 3 ft or 6ft
pin-moisture-meter-BNC-cable BNC Cable connects Electrode E12 to
–Lignometer KCable length 3 ft or 6ft
moisture_meter_case_M Case M
The black hard-shell case comes with a handle and a foam insert for protection. Designed to fit any mini-Ligno, Lignometer K and Ligno-VersaTec with Electrode E12.
External calibration check block #TP is available to verify the calibration and functions of the meter, cable and electrode.
Warranty Accessories such as the electrode E12 have a 1 year warranty. Pins are excluded.

For more information please contact Customer Service at 1-800-227-2105.

Lignomat USA Ltd, 14345 NE Morris Ct., Portland OR 97230, USA,
Email: sales@Lignomat.com, www.Lignomat.com