mini-Ligno DX/C

Everybody working with a variety of wood species, panel products and building materials is well served with the mini-Ligno DX/C pin moisture meter. The DX/C is widely used in the flooring, woodworking, cabinet making, veneer production and restoration industry.

The DX/C offers the most features of all mini-Lignos: A wide moisture range 5-65%, pins and connector for external attachments, and 46 settings to correct for:

  • domestic and tropical wood species
  • horizontal, vertical and strand bamboo
  • sub floors, OSB and AdvanTech
  • laminates and panel products
  • gypsum, different types of wall boards (same as S/DC)
  • reference scale for non-wood materials such as plaster, insulation, concrete

You can add the electrode E12 (2″ deep) for core measurements in wood or for measuring sub floors without removing floor planks. Water damaged areas  in the building envelope can be reached up to 7″ deep with the electrode E14 and the EL pins. In-kiln cables help monitor your kiln operation.

Delivers accuracy, reliability, consistency. Every day. Every time.

Item Number: D-1


Product Description

The mini-Ligno DX/C is one of our most popular pin moisture meters with the following features:

  • 42 settings to correct for domestic, tropical wood species, OSB, AdvanTech, bamboo, panel products
  • 3 Settings for gypsum, drywall and water resistant, interior and exterior glass-mat wall boards
  • 1 reference scale 0-99 for non-wood building materials such as plaster, insulation, concrete
    We continuously add new species and engineered products to the wood group list to give you an up-to-date meter.

  • A measuring range low enough to check hardwood floors (5%*)
  • A measuring range high enough to evaluate wet lumber (65%*)
  • A bright, digital LED display readable even in poorly lit areas
  • The red LED display is virtually indestructible, has a life-time warranty
  • Resolution of 0.1% below the critical range of 10%, 1% steps above 10%
  • Auto shut-of to save battery power.
  • Built-in automatic calibration check before each measurement to guarantee accurate readings for the life-time of the meter.
  • Connection for external cables and electrodes. Attachments allow reaching areas,
    which the built-in pins cannot reach, see below

An easy-to-use, reliable moisture meter.

The functionally designed meter fits comfortably in your hand when measuring and is small enough to carry in a shirt-pocket. The green cap covers the pins during transportation and serves as a handle when pushing the pins into wood. This unique design allows pushing behind the entire meter to insert the tapered pins easily. 

Measurements: As you push the pins into the material to be measured, the unique on-off switch between the pins, turns the moisture meter on automatically and bright LED lights instantly indicate moisture percentage. The LED display is virtually unbreakable and comes with a life-time warranty. No hassle ever with a broken display! Automatic on-off switch extends battery life.

Each mini-Ligno comes with a set of
#MA Pins for a measuring depth of 3/16″ (5mm) and
#MB Pins for a measuring depth of 7/16″ (10mm).
For core readings in thicker wood, you can make a fresh cut and measure the end grain. If that is not feasible, add the electrode E12 to the DX/C (package D-2M).

Besides the slide-hammer depth-electrode E12 we offer more attachments to better use your moisture meter to:

 The standard mini-Ligno model is equipped with built in pins for handheld moisture measurements. mini-Ligno C-Models come with built in pins as well as connectors for use with external cables and electrodes.

– mini-Ligno MD

– mini-Ligno E/D

– mini-Ligno S/D
– mini-Ligno DX.


mini-Ligno MD/C
– mini-Ligno S/DC

– mini-Ligno DX/C


(*) Low and high range vary with wood species settings. Moisture measurements are less accurate above fiber saturation point at about 25%.

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

Lignomat USA Ltd, 14345 NE Morris Ct., Portland OR 97230, USA,




mini-Ligno DX/C – Pin Moisture Meter

Included DX/C meter, 2 pairs of pins, measuring depth of 3/16″ and 7/16″ (5, 10mm). Cap, wrist strap and pouch, one 9V battery, manual and laminated wood species card.
5-65%, dependent upon wood species*
Display Bright, light-emitting, digital LED display with 0.1% resolution below 10% and 1% steps above 10%. Most durable display with a lifetime warranty.
Wood Species
42 settings to correct for
– domestic and tropical wood species
– bamboos, vertical, horizontal and strand
– laminates and wood-based panel products, OSB, AdvanTech…
Gypsum Corrections 3 settings to correct for gypsum, drywall, wall boards (waterproof, exterior and interior) % scale
Reference Scale 1 setting for non-wood building materials such as concrete, brick, plastic, insulation… Range 0-99. For Search and Compare Mode.
Stable calibration, not affected by ambient temperatures. Built-in calibration check before each measurement with automatic adjustments if necessary. Accuracy for the life-time of the meter. All mini-Lignos are calibrated for a wood temperature of 70°F (20°C). A correction table for other wood temperatures is listed in the manual.
Calibration Check External calibration check block #TP is available to verify the calibration and functions of the meter, cable and electrode.
Connector The mini-Ligno DX/C has built-in pins and connection for external electrodes.
Size Pocket-size 2 3/4″ x 5″ x 1″ (70 x 140 x 25 mm)
Weight 8 ounces (200 g), made out of high-impact plastic
Warranty All mini-Lignos have a 2-year warranty. Display has a lifetime warranty. Accessories have a 1-year warranty. Pins and battery are excluded.


*Low and high range vary with wood species settings,
less accurate above fiber saturation point at about 25%.