The ME 3030B is actually one of the first EMF (electromagnetic field) meters I ever bought.
I’m a big fan of Gigahertz Solutions EMF meters. They produce some of the best top end EMF meters on the market. The only trouble with top end meters is that they tend to come with top end prices. Fortunately that’s not the case with this meter…
So here, better late than never, is my review.
The ME3030B EMF meter can measure AC electric and AC magnetic fields. AC means alternating current, this is the type of power running through your homes electrical system, which makes it the ideal meter for checking (EMFs) around the home. Here are some of the EMF sources you can test with this meter:
- computer monitors
- clock radios
- electric ovens
- fluorescent lights
- electrical wiring
- grounding faults on electrical equipment
- electric blankets, and more.
So you can better understand how this meter works and what you can do with this meter here’s a short video of the ME 3030B in action:
Technical Specification of the ME3030B
Frequency Range: 16 Hz – 2 KHz (16 Hz – 2000 Hz)
Measurement range for magnetic fields: 1 – 1999 nT (equates to 0.010 – 19.99 mG)
Measurement range for electric fields: 1 – 1999 Volts/m
Audio function: field strength indicated by “Geiger-counter-effect”
Power supply: 9 Volt battery (included), average operation time 24-36 hours
For full technical specification click here.
What Can’t This Meter Measure?
The ME 3030B can’t measure RF (radio frequency) radiation. So it can’t measure EMFs from devices like cell towers, smart meters, WiFi, digital TV, Cordless (DECT) phones, cell phones etc. If you want to measure this category of EMFs see my reviews on the Cornet meters and the Acoustimeter.
What I Like About This EMF Meter
- it’s sensitivity. The more sensitive a meter is, the better, since this increases the distance from which EMFs can be measured. This, along with user friendly, should be the most important factors in choosing an EMF meter. This is also the main reason high-quality professional meters cost so much more. For the price the level of accuracy and sensitivity of the ME 3030B is hard to fault. This is particularly true on the electric field setting. Because of its earth cable you are assured of a far more accurate reading than meters that take none earthed readings – like the Trifield 100XE.
- the other thing I like is the audio. I do like meters with an audio function. It means you can wander around freely with your meter without having your eyes riveted to the display. Just switch on the audio function and the Geiger counter type clicking tells you as soon as you get near an EMF source. Then you can check out the display to see just how high the reading is. Simple.
- it measures magnetic fields in nanoTesla. Its a niggly little thing really, but for measuring magnetic fields I’m much more at home with milligauss (mG). This meter measures in nanotesla (nT). Its a small point, because you just divide by 100 to go from nT to mG (100 nT = 1 mG). And there is a conversion table on the back. But when you look at the display you have to think….or I have to.
- its a single axis meter. This is not necessarily a disadvantage because in theory you can get more accurate readings by turning the meter round than with a 3-axis meter which just gives you a compound reading.
Where Can You Buy This Meter?
You can buy the ME 3030B EMF Meter from Amazon.com. The advantage of Amazon over other online retailers is that you know where you stand. Anything like this bought through Amazon comes with a solid 30 day money back guarantee. And it also comes with a 2 year manufacturers warranty.
This meter currently retails at under $180, which is a fair price given what you get.
If you want to measure low frequency magnetic and electric fields in your home or place of work the ME 3030B meter is easy to use and has good sensitivity – its a good buy.