testo 606-2 - Moisture meter

Order-Nr.  0560 6062

  • Ram electrodes guarantee precise moisture measurements in wood / building materials

  • Ideal for carrying out RH / air temperature measurements for checking storage and drying

  • Identifying and preventing problems using dew point / wet bulb calculations

  • Easy to use / backlit display for all lighting conditions

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.

Product Description

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.

Characteristic curves for precise measurements in wood / building materials

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 - compact, practical, professional, easy to use

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.

 

Delivery Scope

testo 606-2 moisture meter, protective cap, belt bag, calibration certificate, and batteries
Temperature - NTC

Measuring range

14° to 122 °F / -10 to +50 °C

Accuracy

±0.9 °F / ±0.5 °C

Resolution

0.1 °F / 0.1 °C

Humidity - Capacitive

Measuring range

0 to 100 %rH

Accuracy

±2.5 %rH (5 to 95 %rH)

Resolution

0.1 %rH

Wood / Building material moisture

Measuring range

8.8 to 54.8 % by weight; beech, spruce, larch, birch, cherry, walnut

7.0 to 47.9 % by weight; oak, pine, maple, ash-tree, douglas fir, meranti

0.9 to 22.1 % by weight; cement screed, concrete

0.0 to 11.0 % by weight; anhydrite screed

0.7 to 8.6 % by weight; cement mortar

0.6 to 9.9 % by weight; lime mortar, plaster

0.1 to 16.5 % by weight; bricks

Accuracy

±1 %

Resolution

0.1

Measuring rate

1 sec

General technical data

Dimensions

5 x 2 x 1 in. (incl. protective cap) / 119 x 46 x 25 mm (incl. protective cap)

Operating temperature

14° to 122 °F / -10 to +50 °C

Protection class

IP20

Guidelines and warranty

Battery type

2 AAA batteries

Battery life

130 h (average, without display illumination)

Storage temperature

-40° to 158 °F / -40 to +70 °C

Weight

3 oz. (protective cap and batteries included) / 90 g (protective cap and batteries included)

Determining moisture in wood

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 joiner/carpenter, 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 testo 606-2 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 and building materials. Characteristic curves are available for measuring wood moisture in beech, fir, larch, oak, pine and maple wood.

The building moisture measuring instrument uses two electrodes rammed into the wood 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.