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Is The Trifield 100XE The Best EMF Meter?

*****Update March 2018: The Trifield 100XE has now been replaced by the Trifield TF2 EMF meter – read my review here [1]. *****

Today I review the Trifield 100XE 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:

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

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).Image of the Trifield EMF Meter

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 :

Most EMF meters measure just one of these categories of EMF. The Trifield meter measures all three categories of EMF.

Technical Specifications

Gauss Meter Mode
3-axis functionality
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
1 Axis
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 [2] 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 [3] 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 currently available on the Trifield website for $145. But you really shouldn’t be paying any more than $130 for this meter.

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 [4].

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 [5] and Cornet meters [6]). 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?

*****Update March 2018: The Trifield 100XE has now been replaced by the Trifield TF2 EMF meter – read my review here [1]. *****

This post was updated March 2018.