Acousticom 2 RF Meter – My Review

Posted by Lloyd Burrell on August 4, 2013 under Acoustimeter, EMF meters | 110 Comments to Read

Choosing an EMF meter is about buying the right meter for the right job.

And it has to fit your budget.

The question on most people’s lips when they’re looking for an EMF meter is “whats the ‘best’ EMF meter?”

Acousticom 2 EMF meter

But whats ‘best’ for you is not necessarily best for someone else.

It depends on what you want to measure and how much you’re willing to pay.

The only meters that interest me are one’s that offer outstanding value for money.

The new Acousticom 2 EMF meter does that.

So here’s my review so you can make your mind up if its the best meter for you.

 

What Can The Acousticom 2 Measure?

The Acousticom 2 can measure RF (radio-frequency) radiation. Strictly speaking the Acousticom 2 is more an RF detector than an RF meter, because it doesn’t give you a precise digital reading of RF levels. It gives you an indication of RF levels by virtue of the flashing lights on the LED display. But for the purpose of this review I will call it a meter rather than a detector.

Its suitable for detecting radiation from the following sources:

– Cell towers (masts)

– Cordless DECT phones

– Smart meters

– WiFi router/modems

– Wimax networks

– Cellular phones (mobiles)

– Nintendo Wii, Sony Playstation and other wireless video games

– Digital baby monitors

– Digital TV

– Audio/Video Sender Receivers

– Tetra emissions

– Wireless burglar alarms

and more.

Here’s my video review, so you can see the meter in action:

 

Technical Specifications

This meter is equipped with the same RF detector as the Acoustimeter so the technical specifications are nearly identical:

Measurement range: 200 MHz – 8 GHz  ±6 dB

Sensitivity: 0.01 – 6 volts per metre (V/m)

The LEDs show 0.01 0.02 0.05 0.1 0.3 1.0 3.0 6.0 V/m; (equivalent to 0.5 to 100,000 µW/m2).

Audio Sound ON/OFF control

An alarm which sounds at higher exposure levels

Power source: 1x 9 volt battery (PP3/MN1604) Alkaline or Rechargeable

Battery life: Approximately 10 hours with an alkaline battery

The low battery indicator light – the green ‘on’ light goes red

Weight: 140g with battery

What I Like About This EMF Meter

There are 3 things I like particularly about this meter:

  • Its size. This meter is deceptively small:  110 mm x 63mm x 21mm (LxWxD). As you can see in my video above its less than half the size of the Acoustimeter and its quite a bit smaller than the Cornet meter (all the Cornet meter use the same size case)
  • Its sensitivity and accuracy. Because this meter has the same RF detector as the Acoustimeter. Which means it has nearly the same accuracy and sensitivity. The Acoustimeter is a very good meter, but then it should be it sells for about twice the price of the Acousticom 2.
  • Its ease of use. This is one very simple meter to use. One button does everything. And then you just listen and look at the color of the LEDs.
  • Its sensitivity at the the low end of its frequency range. The Acousticom 2 detects RF radiation at 0.01 V/m which is lower than the Acoustimeter (which measures to 0.02 V/m) or the Cornet ED78S (which measures to 0.014 V/m).

For me, the last point is the most important one. If you’re electrically sensitive its the readings at the bottom end of the frequency range that usually interest you most. With these two meters switched on, side by side, the Acousticom 2 picks up RF radiation when both the Acoustimeter and the Cornet are showing there is no radiation. Being able to get RF readings down at the 0.01 V/m level is an eye-opener.

What I Didn’t Like About This Meter

I guess I would have liked an LCD display with RF levels shown in numbers like the Acoustimeter, but then I suppose this would bring it back into the same price bracket as the Acoustimeter. But in reality when I use my Acoustimeter its the LEDs and the sound that interest me most rather the numbers on the display. This is probably because as soon as you are in an environment with RF radiation you can interpret this information without having to think about it.

Where Can You Buy The Acousticom 2 EMF Meter

You can buy this meter from this company. If for any reason you’re not satisfied with your purchase they’ve a 30 day no questions asked refund policy. If you live in the UK you can buy your Acousticom 2 from the manufacturer EMFields.

Conclusion

The first step in effective EMF protection is knowing what the EMF levels are in your environment. This meter will help you do that. The Acousticom 2 is an excellent EMF meter for the price.

If you have a question on the Acousticom 2 EMF meter, put your question in the comment box below, I’ll do my best to answer.

  • JP said,

    I was impressed with the Accoustometer when I saw it being used in some videos about smart meter dangers. The big reason I don’t have an RF meter myself is price. I saw the coronet, but then that’s a lot to spend still and after talking to some dealers, I found the 8GHZ rf one will not really give me the smart meter readings I need. So I have been going w/ my eyes and my own built in “dizzy” meter. As the cheapest thing out there to do the job was $400 plus, not even near my budget! Looks like this will do the job! Still it’s more than I can afford at this time-I spend the $$$ to have people get me good organic food from stores that are loaded w/ wifi and for some reason the health stores are the worse for that.

    I would like to get this in the future as it would be great for checking 1st so I don’t have to wait till I get dizzy to find the results!!!

  • antoine rwanamiza said,

    Please tell me if thisdevice can show difference fro a person using aphone with emf disc and one with not

  • Lloyd said,

    If you are referring to EMF chips, stickers, diodes etc. which claim to harmonize EMFs, no, the Acousticom 2 cannot measure any measurable difference in EMF exposures….but then I know of no meter which can. And this is one of the reasons these companies manage to sell such devices. My EMF protection free report has more information on this.

  • Betsy Sheets said,

    This meter only measures RF radiation, not ELF radiation. What would a meter that measures ELF radiation be able to measure?
    Is there a good meter that measures both types of radiation?
    Thank you!

  • Lloyd said,

    ELFs or extremely low frequencies are in the range 1-300 Hz this can comprise both electric fields and magnetic fields. No one meter can measure everything….the Trifield 100XE can measure both of these EMFs, and RF radiation but the RF function has very limited sensitivity. If you want a dual purpose meter for magnetic fields and RF radiation (with good sensitivity) I recommend the Cornet ED78S. I have written reviews on both these meters.

  • Seagazer said,

    Hello Lloyd.

    I am a bit out of my depth, because although living with all this EMF, makes learning about it necessary and of immediate relevance, I still dont quite get it in some ways.
    My question is; Is there any meter that can trace emmissions of a less common mode? I am suffering from being kept awake all night while nearby street lights are on, and can sleep when the lights turn off. It is probably due to excessive light output and the resulting burnt out ballast. Searching online I found that burnt out ballasts emit a vibration. In Quantum physics of course, all things have vibration. EMFs as well, as measured by meters. The trouble is, that the vibrations from the lamps may not be in the same spectrum as standard EMFs? I have tried to locate the source with my acoustimeter, without success, but I know that they are there. I can feel the vibrations sometimes when the field drops. Do you have any ideas on the possibility of measuring such emmissions?

  • Lloyd said,

    Everything emits a vibration….different meters are designed to measure different vibrations or frequencies….you need to know what frequency you want to measure. I know many of these ballasts operate in the KHz frequency range….Gigahertz solutions produce meters that can measure in this range. I would try and research a bit more about these ballasts (try and get the name/reference number) before you invest in a meter.

  • Linda said,

    Do they sell this in the UK. Your link was to the American Amazon site. Thanks, Linda

  • Lloyd said,

    EMFields sell this meter in the UK, see http://www.emfields.org/detectors/ac2.asp

  • Catherine said,

    It seems to me the real value of such a meter is
    to demonstrate to others,
    who are unaware of presence of,
    and dangers of RF radiation.
    To do this, one needs a meter with a clear audio signal. The audio signal should sound when the meter is near a Smart Meter, cell phone, etc. Any ideas on which meter would best serve this purpose?
    Thanks,
    C

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