The testo 606-2 moisture meter measures the moisture content in wood, building materials and the surrounding environment. This allows you to check storage and drying conditions quickly and easily.
The testo 606-2 measures the moisture content of different types of wood and building materials. It can measure moisture the same way as the testo 606-1 and is also able to measure relative humidity and air temperature and calculate the dew point and wet bulb temperature.
This means that you can now measure the moisture content of the wood you have stored and the relative humidity in the surrounding storage area. Armed with such valuable information, you can now easily determine whether the storage conditions are ideal or whether they need to be adjusted.
The testo 660-2 measures the moisture in wood and building materials via the two ram electrodes. The characteristic curves allow the moisture content to be displayed directly as a weight percentage based on the dry mass (dry weight). The following characteristic curves are stored in the meter:
- for precise moisture measurements in beech, spruce, larch, oak, pine, maple
- for detecting moisture and wet places in building materials like cement screed, concrete, plaster, anhydrite screed, cement mortar, limestone mortar and brickwork
The testo 606-2 moisture meter is designed to make work more efficient and life easier. It has a variety of practical features including a hold function which freezes the last reading; a backlit display for use in all lighting conditions; a slip-on protective cap and a belt bag which ensure that your moisture meter is stored safely and a hand strap that helps prevent your meter from being accidentally dropped.
Temperature - NTC
Humidity - Capacitive
Wood / Building material moisture
General technical data
testo 606-2 moisture meter, protective cap, belt bag, calibration certificate, batteries.
Moisture content is a decisive factor in the further processing and use of stored timber products. If wood is installed with the wrong moisture content this may result in mechanical deformations (contracting and swelling) at the site where the material is subsequently used, and therefore damage to pieces of furniture or entire supporting structures in buildings. Therefore, before being made into furniture or supporting material by a craftsman, the suitability of the wood has to be assessed by measuring the moisture content.
Checking the moisture content of fuels, e.g. wood or pellets, is part of the daily duties performed by flue gas inspectors/chimney sweeps. A high moisture content in the fuel means energy loss and a waste of resources.
All Testo wood and building moisture measuring instruments measure the moisture in percentage weight compared to the dry mass (dry weight) of the material.
The measuring methods also include the option of measuring resistance by means of the electrical conductivity of the material or the magnetic flux leakage method, which measures using the electrical field in the material.
The testo 606-1 is a particularly practical and easy to use material moisture measuring instrument in pocket size. The material moisture is displayed directly in percentage weight by means of stored material characteristic curves for wood. Characteristic curves are available for measuring wood moisture in beech, fir, larch, oak, pine and maple wood. There are a further five characteristics stored in the instrument.
The measuring instrument uses two electrodes rammed into the material for its reading. In addition to material moisture, the testo 606-2 also measures humidity and air temperature. In this way, drying conditions, for example, can be assessed on site quickly and reliably.