Jul 1, 2018
David Blake and Scott Compton give personal opinions about three of today's more popular all-in-one entry level EMF meters, the Trifield 2, (TF2) the Cornet ED88T and the ENV RD10 plus cover mitigation strategies using all in one EMF low frequency/high-frequency meters. When purchasing meters we encourage our members to support knowledgeable resellers that support end users with ‘how to’ videos and online troubleshooting guidelines with email support. Below are the main pros and cons to consider before purchasing an entry level meter.
Trifield 2 http://www.radmeters.com/Trifield-TF2...
The TF2's pros are it has a tri-axis magnetic sensor for more accurate and simplified low-frequency magnetic field readings, the ED88T and ENV RD10 are only single axis. The meter is very simple to operate with its huge LCD screen and large easy to read digits. Has a highly practical large rotary style nob for selecting modes. Solid build, although the LCD screen could be easily damaged. Priced at only $169 (USD) The cons with the TF2 is its high-frequency RF mode reads from 20 MHz to 6GHz which is an ideal range. However with a meter that measures this low it will pick up all your analog FM radio stations which can cause higher readings and without any audio demodulation mode, like the ED88T has, you won't be able to differentiate between your analog and digital signals. Digital signals are far more biology disruptive than analog signals, so it's important to know which ones you are dealing with. RF accuracy various throughout its specified RF spectrum range.
Cornet ED88T http://www.radmeters.com/Cornet-ED88T...
The Cornets Pros are the informative LCD screen with histogram function and an RF frequency counter. Has a host of other handy features along with a peak hold function. Best pro with this meter is the RF audio demodulation and the headphone jack with built-in speaker. (Not as clear as the Acoustimeter or the Esmog Spion) Also has USB connectivity for RF limited data logging. Solid build and well priced at $219. (USD) Cons are the ED88T loses massive ground to the TF2 and ENV-RD10 in the low-frequency department as this meter can only measure down to 10V/m. The TF2 and ENV RD10 measures down to 1V/m. The ED88T also struggles to give accurate readings below 0.5 mG/50nT whereas the other two meters go much lower. The ED88T is by far the most complicated meter to use. RF accuracy greatly various throughout its specified RF spectrum range of 100MHz to 8GHz as expected for entry-level meters.
The ENV-RD10 http://www.radmeters.com/ENV-RD-10.html
The ENV-RD10 is extremely small, thin and lightweight. Has accurate 50/60 A/C magnetic field readings and capable of measuring right down to below 0.05mG/5nT. Very simple unlimted data logging and monitoring software on all three field modes, electric/magnetic/RF, via its active USB cable when used in combination with a Windows PC or Android device. The software has a well laid out and intuitive display with field strength, a detailed histogram, time and date along with magnetic and electric field frequency counting which is handy when you need to know the frequency of what you are measuring in order to know what magnetic shielding material to use, or for identifying electrical/electronic faults. The ENV RD10 has extra sensitive readings when used in combination with a PC or Android device. The meter can be purchased for $140 USD without the active USB cable or for $159 (USD) with the cable.
Cons, Will give false readings if you forget to hold the meter in the tips of your fingers in electric field mode and RF mode. The ENV-RD10’s software is only compatible with Windows and Android devices, although this is of no concern if you don’t intend on using the data logging/monitoring software. RF accuracy greatly various throughout its specified RF spectrum range of 100MHz to 8GHz as expected for entry-level meters.
Note: These meters are not professional meters and are called entry level meters for a reason. Ultra-sensitive individuals will need to purchase semi-professional meters that are capable of measuring ultra-low levels of non-native EMF’s along with a dirty electricity meter and a digital multi meter for measuring body voltage.