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MOISTURE ENCOUNTER 5 - ME5

Pinless Moisture Meter for Wood, Drywall & other Building Materials

CREATE VISUAL MOISTURE MAPS AND REPORTS WITH TRAMEX METERS APP

The Tramex Moisture Encounter 5, ME5, is a pinless moisture meter for detecting moisture in most building materials. As a wood moisture meter, the ME5 provides actual moisture content % readings. The ME5 also functions as a moisture meter for drywall, plaster, roofing, tile and masonry to help determine moisture content levels in walls, ceilings and floors.

Dual Depth Moisture Meter

The Dual Depth feature of the ME5 makes it possible to determine where the moisture is located within the material. The shallow-depth readings, up to ⅜” (10mm),  and deep-depth readings, up to 1¼" (30mm), can be used to compare surface moisture and core moisture and eliminate the influence of the substrate when testing coverings.

This general moisture meter detects moisture through paint, wallpaper, drywall, ceramic tiles, floor coverings, wood, ceiling tiles, roofing membranes, and asphalt composition shingles and makes it the best moisture meter for testing in, through and behind a wide range of building materials. 

Moisture Mapping & Data Documentation

Moisture readings can be visualized with the Tramex Meters App and turned into moisture maps, reports and charts for sharing. Bluetooth connectivity to mobile devices also helps to GeoTag test results, create, save and share photos.

Product Order Code: ME5

Moisture Meter Features

  • 5 Ranges of sensitivity: Wood & Timber / Shallow Depth / Drywall & Roofing / Plaster & Tile / Masonry
  • Dual-Depth penetration allows for comparative of surface and core moisture and elimination of substrate influence on the testing of coverings.
  • Deep signal penetration, up to 1¼" (30mm) in wood and drywall, detects elevated moisture through most covering materials without having to damage or puncture the materials being tested.
  • Shallow Depth scale is designed to have a field penetration of up to ⅜" (10mm).
  • Wide range of readings from 5% to 30% on Wood Scale and 0 to 100 on comparative scale for all other materials.
  • Detects moisture through paint, wallpaper, drywall, ceramic tiles, floor coverings, wood, ceiling tiles, roofing membranes, and asphalt composition shingles.
  • Bluetooth connection to accompanying IOS & Android App allowing for continual development and integration of apps and reporting. 
  • Hold Function which enables the user to “freeze” the reading, useful when taking readings where the meter face may not be visible.
  • High Moisture Audio Warning Tone which can be enabled or disabled.
  • Large clear easy to read analog display giving meaningful readings.
  • Rugged ergonomically designed enclosure.

Moisture Meter Design

The ME5 Moisture Meter detects and evaluates moisture conditions within various building materials by non-destructively measuring the electrical impedance. A low frequency electronic signal is transmitted into the material via the electrodes in the base of the instrument. The strength of this signal varies in proportion to the amount of moisture in the material under test. The ME5 Moisture Encounter determines the strength of the current and converts this to a moisture content value, displaying it on a large clear analog dial.

Uses:

Used and trusted by generations of professionals worldwide for the purpose of: Locating moisture-related problems within and behind a variety of building materials in the building envelope. Mapping the extent of moisture damage caused to buildings. Monitoring progressive drying conditions in the drying process of building materials and surfaces. Dual-Depth penetration allows for comparative of surface and core moisture and elimination of substrate influence on the testing of coverings.

Size: 6.3" x 3.5" x 1.5" (160mm x 85mm x 38mm)
Weight: 9.5oz (270g)
Construction: ABS Body
Power: 2 x AALR6 ALKALINE (included)
Display: Analogue
Depth of penetration: Shallow signal: up to ⅜” (10mm)
  Deep signal: up to 1¼" (30mm)

 

Measuring range:

Wood Moisture Content: 5 to 30%
Reference scale for building materials: 0 to 100

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