Package K2-11M


For monitoring moisture in lumber dry kilns, storage facilities, restoration applications, and home maintenance with extension cables and wood probes . In addition, the Lignometer K can be used anywhere for measurements with the Electrode E12.


The Lignometer K is Lignomat’s most advanced pin meter with multiple wood species and material corrections and wood temperature corrections for hot and cold lumber. The meter also has reference scales for concrete, laminates, plastics and other non-wood materials. Reliable, accurate and sturdy.

Electrode E12 allows accurate surface and core measurements with insulated pins. PKB probes and 6 ft cables allow monitoring hard-to-reach areas. 

  • When used during kiln drying, nobody has to enter a hot kiln and the center of the load can be monitored to avoid over drying and under drying. 
  • For monitoring logs, lumber, laminated beams, structural elements in buildings, crawl spaces, attics, roofs, restoration projects, research projects.
Item Number: K2-11


Product Description

Package K2-11M

The K2-11M package includes the PK probe/cable system to monitor places that would otherwise be unreachable. For example, the middle of a lumber charge in a hot dry kiln, studs in a crawl space or structural lumber in a roof. Additionally for on-the-spot, in-depth measurements, the E12 electrode is included to determine if a moisture gradient exists between surface and core. True moisture levels can be detected up to 2″ deep, even behind wet surfaces.

The package K2-11M consists of:

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The Lignometer K incorporates reliability, calibration accuracy and ease-of-operation with over 150 individual wood species corrections, a wide measuring range 5-99% and built-in wood temperature corrections. Unsurpassed accuracy is guaranteed even in the critical range below 8%. The Lignometer K has proven to perform well in rough mill environments with day-to-day usage. 

A BNC connector is installed in the top of the meter for pin electrodes and for in-kiln or extension cables (with Adapter H) is installed in the top of the meter. 

PK probes and cables have been used to measure moisture inside dry kilns for over 50 years . PK probes are still used with Lignomat’s dry kiln control systems for small and large, industrial kilns. If multiple probes and cables are used, kiln performance can be checked by distributing the cables in top, bottom, sides and middle sections of the kiln. Cables are standard 6ft long, but can be custom-cut upon request up to 50 ft long .

All probes have a hole in the head for pushing a 4 mm banana plug through. This is a fail-proof connection. The probes have teflon-coated shanks, which insure that the moisture is measured at the depth the probes reach and measurements are not affected by surface moisture. Probes are inserted into pre-drilled holes and are set correctly and removed properly with the Pulling Tool.

All PK probes are made out of stainless steel to withstand the harsh conditions in a kiln. They can be re-used for many drying cycles. Using the pulling tool will help to set and remove probes without any damage.

PK probes can be used in many materials other than wood, such as concrete, brick, tile, roofing. They monitor changes in moisture content at the depth where the tips of the probes are placed.

PKA: measuring depth 1/2″ (1.2cm) 4/4 lumber
PKB: measuring depth 3/4″ (1.9cm) 6/4 lumber
PKC: measuring depth 1″ (2.5cm) 8/4 lumber
PKD: measuring depth 1 1/2″ (3.8cm) 12/4 lumber
PKE: measuring depth 2 3/4″ (7cm)

Measurements from PK probes can be obtained with
– handheld moisture meters (Lignometer K or Ligno-VersaTec)
MC Tracker data logger
wireless transmitters

Cables: The PK-H cables have 4mm plugs on each end. The plugs fit the PK probes on one end and the adapter H, switch box or angle connector on the other end. To connect PK cables with split ends to the moisture meter Lignometer K and Ligno-VersaTec, the adapter H is used.

The cables included in the K2-11M package are 6ft long. Upon request we can supply longer cables, please call customer service at 800-227-2105 for a quote. 

Electrode E12: The E12 is designed to measure moisture from the surface to 2″ deep (with DB pins). All E12 pins are insulated and measure only at the tip. The slide hammer helps inserting and removing the pins. As pins are hammered into the material, consecutive readings show the moisture distribution within the material at every depth level the pins are driven to. The ability to measure a moisture gradient is one of the main reasons for our customers to use the electrode E12. 

Wood: Taking numerous readings as pins are inserted, indicate if a moisture gradient exists or if the wood is dry throughout the core. Making sure wood is evenly dried is the best assurance for quality wood products. The thicker the wood, the more important core readings become. When inspecting wood floors, using the E12 gives you a tool to assess moisture distribution through floor planks into the sub floor without having to remove any floor planks. No other tool can achieve the same measuring accuracy at a defined depth. 

Lumber: Using the slide-hammer electrode E12 is the industry standard when drying lumber. It is important to be able to measure surface and core moisture at any stage of the drying process to avoid degrade during drying and to find out when the wood is evenly dried at the end of the kiln charge.

Restoration: The moisture in structural components even behind wall coverings can be checked with the electrode E12. When assessing water damage, the pins of the E12 can be driven to different depth levels and thus indicate how far water has been absorbed or if there is still residual moisture inside the structure after drying. Insulated pins can measure dry material behind wet surfaces. 

We recommend adding the electrode E14-V, if the round head of the E12 cannot reach the area to be measured or if measurement should reach deeper than 2″. (Package K24-M)

The electrode E12 comes with 1 pair each of 1″ pins and 1 pair of 1.5″. The 2″ long pins need to be ordered separately.
E12 pins are teflon coated to only measure at the tip and come in three sizes:

– DZ Pins insulated, measuring depth 1”
– DA Pins insulated, measuring depth 1.5”
– DB Pins insulated, measuring depth 2” (order separately)

BCN cable and Case M are included in the package V2-11M.

Add EMC holder to measure EMC (relative humidity) inside a dry kiln, in your warehouse, manufacturing place, etc. More info EMC measurement.
Add electrode E14-V to easier reach critical areas during restoration work or to measure extremely hard materials.

If you want a pin and pinless meter, choose package V2-11M with the Ligno-VersaTec meter.

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

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

Package Includes

Lignometer K

Pin mode. Meter comes with a BNC connection for external electrodes or in-kiln cables, manual, laminated species card and battery.

The Lignometer K has 150 individualized correction settings for domestic and tropical wood species, bamboo, gypsum and wall boards (water resistant, interior and exterior). Wood temperature corrections are built-in.

Electrode E12

Electrode is equipped with a slide hammer to insert and extract the teflon-coated pins. A BNC connector is mounted at the electrode head to connect the cable.
Incl. 1 pair each DA pins (1.5″) and DZ pins (1″ measuring depth)

BNC Cable

Cable connects Electrode E12 to
Lignometer K and Ligno-VersaTec
standard length 3ft, optional 6ft

PK-H Cable

1 (3, 5) PK-H Cables 6 ft long. Cables are used to connect PK probes to Lignometer K via Adapter H. All PK-H cables are high-grade, teflon-insulated cables to assure accurate transmission of measured moisture values for all kiln temperatures. Longer cables up to 50′ are available upon request.

PKB Probes

Probes are teflon-coated for core measurements. The cable is connected through a hole in the probe head for a fail-proof connection. The probes are set correctly and removed easily with the Pulling Tool KN-PT.

PK Probes are available for lumber: 4/4, 6/4, 8/4, 12/4 and 2 ¾” deep.

Adapter H

Adapter H is needed to connect the LP-H Cables directly to the Lignometer K and the Ligno-VersaTec. Adapter H comes with a BNC connector and two posts for banana plugs (2mm mini-Cable and 4mm LP-H Cable)

Case M

The black hard-shell case comes with a handle and a foam insert for protection. Designed to fit meter and Electrode E12 and RH Accessories.