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testo 606-1 - Moisture meter for material moisture

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  • Precise moisture measurements in wood, cement, screed etc.
  • Characteristic curves for different types of wood
  • Hold function: freezes the last reading for convenient use
  • Easy to use; backlit display for use in all lighting conditions
  • The testo 606-1 is a compact moisture meter that meaures the moisture content in wood, walls and other surfaces and materials and fits snugly in any pocket. Ideal not only for professionals, but also private users who appreciate the precision which such a professional tool has to offer.

    The testo 606-1 moisture meter doesn’t fail to impress with a variety of quality features: easy to use; precise and absolutely reliable measurements; suitable for a wide range of different types of wood and building materials.

    The two ram electrodes are pushed firmly into the wood or building material where they measure the moisture content as a percentage based on the dry mass (dry weight).

    The hold function freezes the last measurement while the backlit display ensures that the meter can be used in all lighting conditions. A slip-on protective cap and belt bag ensure that the moisture meter is stored safely and a hand strap helps prevent the meter from accidentally being dropped.

    Practical – the characteristic curves in the testo 606-1 moisture meter

    The testo 606-1 comes complete with a wide range of characteristic curves for wood and building materials. This allows the measured the moisture content to be shown directly as a weight percentage.

    Characteristic curves for precise wood moisture measurements:

    • Beech
    • Spruce
    • Larch
    • Oak
    • Pine
    • Maple

    Characteristic curves for precise building material measurements:

    • Cement screed
    • Concrete
    • Plaster
    • Anhydrite screed
    • Cement mortar
    • Limestone mortar
    • Brickwork

    testo 606-1 moisture meter, protective cap, belt bag, calibration protocol, batteries.

    Wood / Building material moisture

    Measuring range
    0.0 to 11.0 % by weight; anhydrite screed
    7.0 to 47.9 % by weight; oak, pine, maple, ash-tree, douglas fir, meranti
    8.8 to 54.8 % by weight; beech, spruce, larch, birch, cherry, walnut
    0.6 to 9.9 % by weight; lime mortar, plaster
    0.9 to 22.1 % by weight; cement screed, concrete
    0.7 to 8.6 % by weight; cement mortar
    0.1 to 16.5 % by weight; bricks
    ±1 %
    1 s

    General technical data

    119 x 46 x 25 mm (incl. protective cap)
    Operating temperature
    -10 to +50 °C
    Protection class
    Battery type
    2 AAA micro batteries
    Battery life
    200 h (average, without display illumination)
    Storage temperature
    -40 to +70 °C
    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 craftsman, the suitability of the wood has to be assessed by measuring the moisture content.
    Checking the moisture content of fuels, e.g. firewood, 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.
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