Extech recently announced the launch of the EMF510, a single-axis electromagnetic field (EMF) meter optimized for measuring extremely low frequencies (ELF). The compact new meter makes it easy to measure EMFs in the 30 to 300Hz frequency range, making it useful for applications from utilities to product development and engineering.
The EMF510 features an informative, oversized dual display indicating both EMF reading levels and the selected EMF range. Users can measure EMF/ELF levels in either milliGauss (mG) or microTesla (µT) units in two ranges up to 2000mG (200µT) with +/-5% accuracy. Useful data functions include data hold, as well as minimum and maximum readings. A bright backlight adds versatility for testing in dark job sites. The auto-power-off function preserves battery life and can be disabled for extended monitoring.
The pocket-sized EMF510 is always ready for testing by utilities of EMFs found in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, with power lines and substations, as notable examples. Product development and electrical engineers can use the EMF510 to quickly assess EMF levels generated by electrical components such as motors and blowers. Homeowners can use the meter to measure EMFs in household wiring and appliances from vacuums and hair dryers, to electric and hybrid vehicles.
A wrist strap is useful for toting while a tripod mount lets users set up the meter with consistent placement to avoid variability in routine measurements (using an optional tripod, TR100).
The EMF510 is backed by Extech’s one-year warranty and comes with three AAA batteries.