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New moisture meter
« on: August 04, 2022, 08:49:49 PM »
As some of you might expect, at 80 years of age, the electronics world seems to zip by faster than I can learn.  At dinner tonight, our waitress brought a bill that had a QR thingy so I took out my iPhone, took a picture, and after punching a couple of buttons, it said "competed."  So, I was proud of myself 8ndeed.

This story leads me to a second one.  I received a new moisture meter today (gift) from Delmhorst, JX-30.  It does its main job of measuring pMC, using the standard resistance verses MC data, but the included extras seem impressive.  First, it had Bluetooth, which I know how to "pair, "  Etc,  it also has over 100species.  It has a setting for insulated needles and for uninsulated needles, it has a QR code that gets you the manual when you cannot find the original one.  It uses two AA batteries.  And the meter weighs just over 4 ounces.  It also shows the average MC, the standard deviation, and the last 10 readings on the screen.  Of course, it has the standard connection for the 26ES hammer electrode.  And there is moreI haven't got it all figured out yet.  The meter, case and 26 ES come together.

Perhaps some other manufacturers have the same featuresthis is the first I have seen it.  And I do not intend to be a salesman for Delmhorst.  I am just telling you about how our somewhat old fashioned industry is moving, like me, into the modern world.
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Re: New moisture meter
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2022, 10:16:41 PM »
Quite certain I would not have been able to pay the meal bill that way. But then again @YellowHammer just compared me to a chainsaw in another thread so.... :D
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Re: New moisture meter
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2022, 10:34:12 PM »
I didnt get mine for free.

 

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Re: New moisture meter
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2022, 10:57:37 PM »
Looks like something out of Star Trek.  I miss the orange color.
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Re: New moisture meter
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2022, 06:24:08 AM »
My trouble is my eyes aren't what they used to be. When you get one of those screens with to much information on them then I can't read it without getting my glasses. :D
I hope they will keep fixing my orange ones for me when I need it.
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Re: New moisture meter
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2022, 07:26:03 PM »
Nice that it still works with the existing slide hammer.
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Re: New moisture meter
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2022, 10:09:54 PM »
I want a wireless slide hammer  :)
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Re: New moisture meter
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2022, 10:52:25 PM »
I just want one you don't have to hammer to get the probes installed and out without breaking them. That would be technology!
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Re: New moisture meter
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2022, 09:01:44 AM »
I just want one you don't have to hammer to get the probes installed and out without breaking them. That would be technology!
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