Package V-KS


For floor covering installations, inspections and water damage repair jobs. The Ligno-VersaTec – all-in-one moisture meter – can be used as dual-depth pinless meter, pin meter (add electrode), thermo-hygrometer and for RH in-situ concrete moisture testing.


The Ligno-VersaTec is Lignomat’s most advanced moisture meter with a wide measuring range for pin and pinless measurements. Meter can be used for quick scanning jobs, but also provides accurate percent values with over 170 individualized settings for different wood species, bamboo, engineered floor panels, composite products. As an option Electrodes E12 and E14-V can be added.

System complies to ASTM F2170 for in-situ RH concrete moisture testing. Concrete moisture can be also measured in pinless mode following ASTM F2659.

As thermo-hygrometer, the meter measures RH, Temp, DewPT, GPP with accurate, fast-responding RH BluePeg probe.


Item Number: V-KS

Starting at $597.00

Product Description

Package V-KS

The V-KS package offers three measuring technologies to detect and analyze moisture problems when installing and inspecting floor coverings and coatings. As an option, pin electrodes can be added.

1. Pinless mode: Allows fast and easy moisture scans, dual-depth ¼ and ¾
2. In-situ probe testing: Included are accessories for in-situ moisture testing of concrete slabs.
3. Thermo-hygrometer: With RH BluePeg probe and RH adapter, the VersaTec can be used as a precision, fast-acting thermo-hygrometer.

The package V-KS consists of:

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The Ligno-VersaTec is the most advanced meter among Lignomat’s pin-pinless-RH moisture meters. Features are the wide moisture range and more than 170 correction settings for measuring domestic and tropical wood species, OSB and other panel products, bamboo, gypsum and different types of wall boards. Relative scales are included for concrete, cementitious materials, plastics, insulation…

The meter by itself provides for dual-depth pinless measurements. Connectors for pin electrodes and RH cables or RH adapter are installed in the top of the meter. 
– BNC connector for electrode cables and in-kiln, remote cables with Adapter H
– 3.5mm stereo jack to connect RH cable or RH adapter.
Two measuring plates for pinless dual-depth mode are mounted on the back of the meter.

Package includes accessories for measuring RH/T ambient conditions and in-situ concrete moisture testing.

Pinless Measurements
The Ligno-VersaTec meter allows fast and easy measuring of flat materials 1/4″ and 3/4″ deep. Percent values are indicated for all wood species, OSB and other panel products, engineered floors, bamboo and drywall. Relative scales are for all other materials including concrete.

If the material is not flat, or measurements should reach deeper or you need to find differences between surface and core moisture, the Electrodes E12 can be added to accomplish those tasks.

In-situ probe testing of concrete
The V-KS package contains accessories needed for RH testing: 1 RH Bluepeg probe (option 5 or 10 RH probes), 10 sleeves with caps, 1 RH-CC cable and 1 brush (drill bit is not included).  Design of equipment and test procedure are governed by the ASTM standard F2170.  Lignomat’s RH BluePeg system complies with the latest F2170 standard.

After drilling, cleaning and setting the sleeve, the RH BluePeg probe easily drops into the sleeve. The cap fits perfectly and is as flat as can be. The cable connection is provided by a simple, fail-proof 3.5mm stereo plug. No pin alignment of the cable needs to be fitted and no set-up of the meter is necessary.  The meter switches into RH mode as soon as an RH cable is connected. Plug in and read, that’s what our customers like.

The display shows the measured value and the RH Probe number. The RH probe number is an individual number 1-999 to allow keeping track of probe location during testing, measurements and performance.


To activate the RH thermo-hygrometer mode, plug the RH Adapter into the RH BluePeg probe, next the RH Adapter can be plugged into the stereo connector at the top of the meter. Instead of using the Adapter RH, the 6 ft RH-CC cable included in the package can be used for remote measurements (any stereo cable could be used).

As soon as the connection is established, the Ligno-VersaTec is in RH mode. When the READ button is depressed, the meter immediately indicates the relative humidity. The up or down keys allow recalling the values for ambient Temperature, Dew Point Temperature and Grains Per Pound.

Specifications RH BluePeg: +/-2% (10-90%), +/-3% below 10%, above 90%
T: +/- 0.5°F (32-120°F) , +/- 1°F (5-32°F and 120-160°F) Response time 8 sec.
Resolution for RH and T: 0.1% and 0.1°.


Electrode E12 is added for measuring wood and other relatively hard materials up to 2″ deep. The action of the slide hammer allows inserting and removing the pins up to 2″ deep,  when measuring subfloor through floor planks, reaching structural lumber behind drywall or simply measuring thicker wood or looking for differences between surface and core moisture.

Electrode E14-V is added for inspection jobs, where drywall and other relatively soft materials can be measured with EG pins 3/4″ deep and EL pins 7″ deep (predrilling holes may be necessary). Because of the sturdyness of the E14-V / EG pins can be hammered into wood even very hard wood up to 1/2″ deep, as well as strand bamboo, hard panel products and cementitious materials. Since there is no mechanism to extract the pins, the measuring depth in hard materials should not exceed 1/2″.

Electrode E16 is added for instant measurements in hard building materials such as concrete, brick, stone, tile. Predrilling holes may be required. Advantage is that the result of the measurement is instantly available. For measurements at different depth levels, comparing values indicates if a moisture gradient exists. For measurements in different locations, areas of high and low moisture distribution can be determined. With EL pins up to 7″ deep.

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


Pin – Pinless – RH. Meter comes with a BNC connector for external electrodes or in-kiln cables and with a 3.5mm connector for Lignomat’s RH BluePeg probe. Manual, laminated species card, battery and a pouch with belt loop.

The Ligno-Versatec has more than 150 individualized correction settings for domestic and tropical wood species, bamboo gypsum and wall boards (water resistant, interior and exterior). Pin mode comes with built-in wood temperature corrections, pinless mode comes with dual-depth capabilities.

RH BluePeg Probe

Probe comes with easy-connect 35mm stereo connector can be connected to the Ligno-VersaTec meter directly with Adapter RH (35mm stereo connector)

RH Adapter

The Adapter has 35mm stereo plugs (male) on both ends to connect Lignomat’s RH BluePeg Probe directly to the Ligno-VersaTec.

RH Standard Sleeves

Hole liner for RH in-situ concrete moisture testing.  Sleeves and blue caps, length 1.8″ (4.6 cm). Longer sleeves 3″ are available. Cap with rubber seal is very flat as to not disturb foot traffic during acclimation times. 10 per package

RH-CC Cable

Cable is used during in-situ concrete moisture testing to connect and disconnect the RH BluePeg probe. Cable has a special seal-plug to prohibit air from escaping during measurements and to allow disconnecting cable without removing RH probe.

RH Cleaning Brush

Sturdy brush with rounded tip to clean freshly drilled concrete holes.

RH Vacuum Attachment

Attachment for vacuum cleaner. All dust and debris from drilling should be cleaned out before inserting sleeves.

Case S

The black hard-shell case comes with a handle and a foam insert for protection. Designed to fit meter RH Accessories and Electrode E14-V.

Specs VersaTec

Properties Pin Mode Pinless Mode
Moisture Range 5-99%* 5-60%*
Resolution 0.1% for entire measuring range 0.1% for entire measuring range
Measuring Depth Up to 2″ with electrode E12 (5 cm)
Up to 7″ with electrode E14, E16 (17.5 cm)
Up to 2 ½″ with PK probes, in-kiln
1/4″ and 3/4″ deep (7 mm and 20 mm)
Wood Species Corrections Over 150 individualized settings Over 150 individualized settings
Wood Temperature Corrections 0°F to 210°F -10°C to 95°C Not necessary.
Reference Scale  for non-wood building materials (0-99) 3 sensitivity levels: wood, concrete, and other materials (0-99)
Calibration The calibration is internally checked before each reading and automatically adjusted if needed. Test blocks available. The calibration is internally checked before each reading and automatically adjusted if needed. Test blocks available.
Battery One 9 V battery One 9 V battery
Size 2.5″ x 4.75″ x 1″
(60 mm x 120 mm x 25 mm)
2.5″ x 4.75″ x 1″
(60 mm x 120 mm x 25 mm)
Weight 8 ounces (200 g), made out of high-impact plastic 8 ounces (200 g), made out of high-impact plastic
Electrodes Electrode or PK Probe required No attachments necessary


Properties RH Measurements with RH BluePeg Probes
Relative Humidity Range 0% to 99.9% 
±2% for 10% to 90%
±3% for below 10% and above 90%
Resolution for entire range is 0.1%
Range 5°F to 160°F  (-15°C to 70°C)
±0.5°F for 32°F to 120°F  (±0.3°C for 0°C  to 50°C, )
±1°F for 5°F to 32°F .(±0.5°C for -15°C to 0°C, )
±1°F for 120°F to 160°F .(±0.5°C for 50°C to 70°C, )
Resolution for entire range  is 0.1°F (0.1°C)
DPT -17.8°F to 160°F (0°F to 70°F)
GPP 0-99.9
Resolution 0.1
RH Probe Ø 0.5 inches (1.27cm), length 1.35 inches (3.8cm)
RH Probe
Easy-to-connect 3.5 mm stereo connectors.
RH probe comes with jack.
RH adapter and RH cables come with plugs on both ends to connect RH BluePeg probe to moisture meters or data loggers.
Hole Liners
1.8″ and 3.0″ long. Sleeves that can be shortened to desired lengths. Extension past 3″ is available.
Calibration All RH BluePeg probes are NIST certified
Calibration Salts for 33 and 75% RH available.
During the first year Lignomat checks the calibration three times at no charge.
Meter 4.75″ x 2.5 x 1″ (12cm x 6cm x 2.5cm)
Weight 8ounces
Warranty All moisture meters have a 2 year warranty. All accessories incl. RH BluePeg probe have a 1 year warranty and battery is excluded

All Lignomat meters come with a 2 year warranty. Accessories have one year warranty. Battery and pins are excluded.

  • *Measuring range depends on wood species settings.
  • *Moisture measurements above fiber saturation point are less accurate.
  • *Pinless meters from Lignomat can read lower moisture content than pin meters.

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

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