The electrode E16 is used mainly to measure hard building materials, such as concrete slabs. The electrode E16 is also used when the distance or the angle between the 2 measuring pins need to be changed.
The electrode E16 consists of two separate posts. Each post is 2″ long with a ball head. The cable is connected through a hole in the post using a 4mm banana plug. The bottom of the posts have threads for the pins. An assortment of pins is available with lengths from 3/16″ to 7″. (Pins EG, EL and EC, EA, EV)Tapping on top of the ball head with a mallet or hammer will drive pins into the material. Pre-drilling holes maybe required for deeper measurements in hard materials.
We recommend a distance of 4″ (10cm) between the pins for measuring cementitious materials including concrete. When choosing the standard distance for pin measurement of 1″ or 0.5″, measurements for dry material are sometimes higher than the range of the moisture meter. Cementitious materials have a very low resistance compared to wood and tend to give very high values.
Measurements obtained from concrete or cementitious materials are not true percent values. They only can be used as reference numbers or comparative readings. Comparative measurements become meaningful, when a dry sample piece of the material is available. Measurements can then be compared to the moisture value for dry.
Using a pin meter with the Electrode E16 gives immediate results when measuring concrete. The measurements can show areas of high and low moisture levels. However, it cannot replace the in-situ probe test or the Calcium-Chloride test which allow to determine, if a wood floor can be installed. More info on in-situ probe testing
The electrode E16 can be connected to
- Ligno-VersaTec: Package V6-S
- Lignometer K: Package K6-S
- mini-Ligno DX/C: Package D6-P
- mini-Ligno S/DC: Package S6-P
- mini-Ligno MD/C: Package M6-P
Cables need to be ordered separately.
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