Electrode E16

The Electrode E16 is used for measuring hard building materials, concrete, brick, tile, stone, grout, etc. The single posts can be inserted easily one by one into these hard materials. In addition, the distance and direction between the two probes can be chosen to allow measuring different objects and materials.

Inspectors can add the long EL pins to extend the reach through drywall and insulation, under base boards and other hard to reach places where moisture can accumulate.

Electrode E16 can be used with:
— teflon-coated EG and EL pins
— un-coated EA, EC, EV pins

— For Lignometer K and Ligno-VersaTec add E16 with BNC-E16 cable.
— For mini-Lignos MD/C, S/DC, DX/C add E16 with mini-E16 cable.

Electrode E16 comes with 1 pair of EC pins.

Item Number: E16

Starting at $35.00

Product Description

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

Cables need to be ordered separately.

For Ligno-VersaTec and Lignometer K: BNC-E16 Cable
For mini-Ligno C’s: mini-E16 Cable

Pins to fit E16:
teflon-coated pins EG and EL 
un-coated pins EC, EA, EV (1 pair EC pins is included with E16)

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


Electrode E16 for hard building materials:
Weight 4 oz. (100g). Length without pins 3″ (7.5cm).
The E16 posts connect to the meters with the BNC-E16 cable or the mini-E16 cable for Ligno meters and mini-Ligno moisture meters.
The E16 comes with 1 pair EC pins un-coated 5/8″ long.
The cable needs to be ordered separately.
Un-coated pins for Electrode E16
– EC pins: 5/8″ (1.6cm) measuring depth
– EA pins: 7/16″ (1.1cm) measuring depth
– EV pins: 3/16″ (5mm) measuring depth
mini-E16 Cable connects Electrode E16 to
–mini-Ligno DX/C
–mini-Ligno S/DC
–mini-Ligno MD/C. Cable length 3 ft
BNC-E16 Cable connects Electrode E16 to
–Lignometer K
Cable length 3 ft
Comes with a strap and zipper. Fits meter and electrode E16.
Not big enough for electrode E12
Case S
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.