Chapter 10: The Beginner’s Guide to
DIY EMF – EMF Meter Reviews:
Budget to Pro-grade
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Budget EMF Meters
Trifield TF2 EMF Meter
This is the introductory EMF meter that we recommend most to beginners that are interested in DIY EMF testing.
The TF2 is a 3-in-1 EMF meter than can measure AC magnetic fields, AC electric fields and radio frequency fields.
Combine this with a dirty electricity meter and a clamp-on meter and you’re ready to go.
(at last check)
Cornet ED88T EMF Meter
This is another great introductory EMF meter that we recommend to beginners interested in DIY EMF testing.
Like the TF2, the ED88T is a 3-in-1 EMF meter than can measure AC magnetic fields, AC electric fields and radio frequency fields.
Combine this with a dirty electricity meter and a clamp-on meter and you’re off and running.
Cost – $199 (at last check)
Meterk EMF Meter
The Meterk EMF Meter is a 2-in-1 EMF meter than can measure AC magnetic fields and AC electric fields and radio frequency fields.
This is a true introductory EMF meter that will give you a general idea of what your electric and magnetic field exposure levels are.
If your budget allows it may be a better idea to spend a bit more money and get the Trifield TF2, which will give you the ability to test for some radio frequency fields, as well.
Mid-Range EMF Meters
Safe and Sound Pro
This is a very accurate radio frequency meter from the good people at Safe Living Technologies that you can take with you everywhere.
With a range of 650 MHz – 10GHz, it’s useful for the measurement of RF fields from cell phones, cell towers, Wi-Fi routers and devices, bluetooth devices and many other devices.
When ordering from the Safe Living Technologies website, use the code DIYEMF to receive 5% off your order.
Acousticom 2 EMF Meter
This is another good radio frequency meter for assessing your surrounding RF exposure.
Like the Safe and Sound Pro, the Acousticom 2 covers a large portion of the RF designated part of the electromagnetic spectrum. It covers a little more of the low end of the spectrum (200 MHz vs. 650 MHz), but less on the higher end (8 GHz vs. 10 GHz).
Gigahertz ME3851A Meter
The ME3851A is very good mid-level level gaussmeter and electric field meter.
It’s a single-axis meter for detection of both, but allows you to get very accurate readings of magnetic fields (down to .001 mG) and electric fields (down to .1 vM).
Overall, it provides high-end precision at a good value. Team it up with a good RF meter and a clamp meter and you’re good to go.
The ME3830B is good mid-level AC magnetic and AC electric field meter.
It’s a single-axis meter for detection of both fields, but allows you to get a very accurate reading of magnetic fields (down to .01 mG) and fairly precise reading of electric fields (down to 1 vM).
Overall, it provides good precision at a good value. Team it up with a good RF meter and a clamp meter and you’re off and running.
Pro-Level EMF Meters
This is the meter that a majority of the professional EMRS and EMF consultants use for AC magnetic and AC electric field surveying.
Magnetic and electrical fields are measured with 3-axes and it’s got more bells and whistles than you can shake a stick at (graphical data mapping, time-mapping, etc…).
Combine this with an HF59B & HF59D and a clamp-on meter and you’re equipped like the pros.
This is another high end dual-use gaussmeter and electric field meter.
It has many of the functions of the NFA1000, but only has 1-axis AC electric field measuring versus the 3-axes on the NFA1000 and less visual cues on the front of the meter.
Overall, another great meter.
This is one of the radio frequency meters you’ll see an EMF professional utilizing.
The HF59B measures RF fields in the 27 MHz– 3.3 GHz range and utilizes multiple antennas for general exposure surveying and for pinpointing the exposure from individual sources.
A staple of the professionals equipment.
This is another radio frequency meter you’ll see an EMF professional measuring with.
The HF59D covers the higher RF field range from 2.4 GHz – 10 GHz (including radar).
Dirty Electricity Meters & Filters
Greenwave EMI Meter
The Greenwave EMI Meter is a staple in the detection and mitigation of dirty electricity.
The meter is used to ascertain the overall dirty electricity levels in your home and to determine how many dirty electricity filters you will need to reduce the DE levels in frequented areas.
Reading are presented in millivolts (mV).
The Stetzerizer Meter is the original DE meter and most commonly used meter in the detection and mitigation of dirty electricity.
As with the Greenwave EMI Meter this meter is used to ascertain the overall dirty electricity levels in your home and to determine how many dirty electricity filters you will need to reduce the DE levels in frequented areas.
Reading are presented in Graham Stetzer Units.
After determining that you have elevated levels of dirty electricity and after taking sensible steps to remove the point sources of the DE, you can add dirty electricity filters to help minimize the pollution on your electrical system.
Greenwave filters do a good job of this and have the added bonus of being able to plug a necessary point source directly into the filter.
As with the Greenwave Filters, Stetzerizer filters help minimize the MEP or microsurge electrical pollution that is found on many electrical systems.
The filters do a good job of cleaning up this pollution.
(at last check)
Other EMF Meters and Measuring Devices
Clamp Meter – WIDE
A clamp meter is used to determine if there is excess electrical current coming from utility lines (water pipes, for example).
Excess current can be the cause of large magnetic fields within the home.
This is professional level clamp meter with an extra wide measuring area.
(At last check. When ordering from the
Safe Living Technologies website, use the code
DIYEMF to receive 5% off your order).
Clamp Meter – Budget
As mentioned above, a clamp meter is used to determine if there is excess electrical current coming from utility lines.
This is a basic meter, but has everything you need to check for current on water lines, cable tv lines, telephone lines and internet provider lines.
Body Voltage Meter
A body voltage meter helps you ascertain what you or your family’s electric field exposure is in bedrooms and other frequented areas.
This is another great way to measure your electric field exposure along with electric field meters.
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