Today I review the Trifield 100XE EMF Meter. For simplicity in this article I’m going to refer to it as the Trifield EMF Meter.
The million dollar question is, “how can I protect myself from something I can’t see?”
To be able to protect yourself you have to measure the threat. Here measuring the threat means evaluating the electromagnetic fields in your environment. Sound tricky? It’s not.
The starting point is to measure with an electromagnetic field meter, more commonly known as an EMF meter.
There are lots of EMF meters on the market, I’ve tried many of them. Here I review and explain how to use the Trifield EMF Meter. But just before I get into that, if you’re asking yourself, “should I be concerned about EMFs?” Let me address this question very briefly.
Should You Be Concerned About EMFs?
It’s not about being concerned it’s about knowing the facts. The fact is thousands of studies link EMF exposures to the following diseases:
- brain tumors
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Lou Gehrig’s disease
- breast cancer
- various childhood cancers
- electrical sensitivity
- heart disease
- miscarriage, and suicide
- and more….
If you need more convincing just spend a few moments reading the articles and readers comments on this website – the reason I started this website was because I got sick from these supposedly harmless EMF exposures. Enough said.
Here’s my review of the Trifield EMF meter, a superb self empowerment tool.
Why I Purchased the Trifield EMF Meter
- It’s so easy to use. All you have to do is turn the knob and read the dial. If the needle on the dial gives a reading on the broken read line on the dial your EMF readings are considered safe. If the needle goes over into a continuous read line you’re in the danger zone.
- It’s so simple to use. It’s called a ‘Tri-field’ meter for a reason. You can stand in one spot and the meter will measure ALL the EMFs coming from every direction to that spot (unlike a ‘uni-directional’ or directional meter, which will only measure the EMFs coming from the direction you are pointing the meter towards).
- It’s easy to understand analog (needle) display – which has a fast response time compared to some digital emf meters.
- It’s excellent gaussmeter function. It can measure magnetic fields from as little as 0.2 mG right up to 100 mG! Few meters in this price bracket measure such a broad frequency range with such a high degree of sensitivity and accuracy.
- It can measure radiation from so many different sources; computer equipment, electrical wiring, electric ovens, TV’s, fluorescent lights…..even EMFs from transformers and power lines near the home.
- I wanted a meter which could give me actual readings – not just an EMF detector.
- Its price.
What To Look For When Buying An EMF Meter
The first thing to understand when you buy an EMF meter is that the electromagnetic spectrum is vast. Buying a meter which can measure everything is both impractical and extremely expensive (not to mention impossible).
But then you’re not interested in measuring everything. You’re only interested in the EMFs which have the biggest impact on your health. When you buy an EMF meter you need to buy one which can measure the EMFs which from a health point of view give us the most cause for concern. So you need a meter which measures :
- AC magnetic fields
- AC electric fields
- Radio frequency/ microwave fields
Most EMF meters measure just one of these categories of EMF. The Trifield meter measures all three categories of EMF.
Gauss Meter Mode
Frequency Range: 40 Hz – 100 KHz
Accuracy : +/- 20% of reading
Range: 0.2 – 100 milligauss
Electric Field Meter Mode
3-axis functionality – readings can be affected by the position of your body
Frequency Range: 40 Hz – 100 KHz
Accuracy: +/- 30% of reading
Range: 5 -1000 V/m
RF Meter Mode
Frequency range: 50 MHz – 3 GHz
Range: 0.01 – 1 mW/cm2
Accuracy: ½ x to 2 x of reading
Meter Size: 129 mm x 67 mm x 62 mm
Weight: 8 oz
Battery: 9 V
How To Measure Magnetic Fields
Turn the knob on to the first “Magnetic” setting and then slowly start moving around your home or workplace. Magnetic field readings are given in milligauss. Magnetic fields can be found around devices like TV screens (older models tend to give off higher levels), clock radios, computer monitors/disk drives, electric typewriters, electric ovens and lots of other common appliances in your home, office and car… not to mention transformers and power lines near the home.
How To Measure Electric Fields
Turn the knob again and select “Electric” again work around your rooms slowly. Electric fields are measured in volts/meter. Computer monitors, TV’s, fluorescent lights, improperly grounded electrical equipment, and electric blankets (especially if the polarity is reversed) – can give surprisingly high readings even when switched OFF if plugged in!
How To Measure Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation
Turn the knob again to the “Radio/Microwave” setting. This meter is perfect for testing for leaks and faulty doors seals on your microwave oven. My tests show even new microwave ovens often leak. A reading of 0.2 mW/cm2 at a distance of six feet would suggest a leaking door seal. On this setting the Trifield EMF meter can also measure cell and cordless phone radiation.
For more information on how to use this meter including schematics click here to download Trifield model 100XE manual.
What Sort Of Appliances Can I Test Around The Home?
You’ll be surprised at the dozens of appliances that give off EMFs around your home. Watch this video to see a demonstration of the Trifield giving EMF readings on 15 household appliances:
How Much Should You Expect To Pay For This Meter?
The Trifield EMF Meter is available on the Trifield website for $160. But you really shouldn’t be paying any more than $140 for this meter. The cheapest I have seen it is on Amazon.com who consistently sell this meter for under $130.
This might seem a lot but if you’re just looking for cheap, cheap is what you’ll get. EMF meters on sale at $25 – $30 might look tempting but be sure to read the spec carefully before you buy – as with anything else you get what you pay for.
Does It Include Warranty?
Yes the Trifield EMF Meter includes a 1 year warranty.
What Do Others Say About It?
I’ve had lot’s of good feedback about the Trifield as the comments section below shows. One of my reader’s Luke wrote to me saying how satisfied he was with his Trifield and explaining how he used it to deal with the magnetic fields in his home.
This meter has also received rave customer reviews from people that have already bought it, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from reviewers on Amazon!
Here are some of the comments to date :
“A Great Investment In Your Health”
“It changed my behavior”
“A necessary device for health protection”
“Might have saved my life!”
“Found lots of surprises”
“Every house needs this EMF test”
“A necessary device for health protection”
“High quality…easy to use!”
What Are The Complaints?
I’ve heard very few complaints about this meter. But don’t expect this meter to be what it’s not. It’s not by any means the most accurate meter on the market for measuring EMFs – for instance you can pay over a $1000 for a meter which only measures magnetic fields. And its certainly not the ideal choice if you’re wanting to measure cell tower radiation and WiFi radiation – better to buy a dedicated RF meter (see my reviews on the Acoustimeter and Cornet meters). But a meter which offers you the possibility of not just detecting but measuring 3 different categories of EMFs for under $130 is difficult to beat.
There are better meters out there. OK but at what price? The Trifield EMF meter offers an unbeatable package for the money.
Where Can You Buy This Meter?
You can buy this Trifield EMF Meter from Amazon.com.
At the moment they include free shipping and from what I can tell when comparing prices with other online retailers, Amazon do have the best deal for this meter.
EMF Meters – A Word Of Warning If You Live Outside The US
The EMF meters sold by Amazon.com are the 60Hz models which are calibrated for the American market. If you live in Europe or pretty much anywhere outside the US you need to buy a meter which is calibrated at 50Hz. So the meters being sold by Amazon.com will not work properly if you live outside the US. You can check what the electricity supply is in your country here.
If you live outside the US you can buy a Trifield meter that will work in your country from this company.
Where Can I Read More Reviews?
The best place to go for reviews from people who actually use this meter is Amazon. Click here to read more reviews. The Trifield EMF meter is like having 3 EMF meters in one, and for that alone its hard to beat!
This post was updated July 2016.