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How to test a microwave?
August 11, 2017
2:52 pm
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How would I go about testing my oven top microwave?

I have a Trifield 100XE Meter.



August 13, 2017
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Hello Mac, and welcome to the forum.
I’m not familiar with the exact settings on the Trifield, but for checking a microwave oven I would look at :
1 Radio frequency/microwave radiation when the oven is running. I’ve yet to test one that did not leak significant microwave energy into the room in front of the oven. Some are so bad that I advised the owners to stay out of the kitchen when the oven is working.
2 I would also look at power-frequency electric fields (50/60 Hz) from the motor and the other electrical stuff at the back of the oven.
3. Likewise 50/60 Hz magnetic fields.
There is some information about the Trifield meter on the main site here which may give you more information on exactly how to go about it and how accurate the results are likely to be.

July 27, 2018
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I did that test with an Acoustimeter. See above.

Measured in this video (recorded in July 8, 2018):

1) My bedroom. There’s a wi-fi router in the other next to it (Archer C8, with beacon interval configured to 1000 instead of 100, and also “Transmit Power” to Middle instead of High). As you can see the radiation levels are lower this way.

Stay tuned for another video which will show how the radiation levels are with the default values.

2) My kitchen, with a microwave being used. You will notice that inside the kitchen the levels are VERY HIGH, proving that we should stay away from it while the microwave is being used.

3) The other bedroom where the Archer C8 (wi-fi router) is. In the 3rd room with the fridge the levels increase when we measure the wall that is directly behind the router itself.

Beware that you need to put something inside it (your food in a plate) otherwise it will damage the microwave.

The best advice is to leave the kitchen altogether if you can’t get rid of your microwave.

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