What Is An EMF Meter?

You can use the EMF Meters readings to back up other paranormal evidence such as cold spots and EVP recordings. Just remember to check for genuine causes of EMF spikes, for instance, electrical equipment, overhead power lines, mobile phones and walkie-talkie signals.

Asking the ghosts to move away from it and move closer can help validate any measurement you get. As this will prove, it is paranormal. And that the entity is intelligent and not just residual energy.

Measuring the EMF with the TriField EMF detector

What is the EMF Meter?

EMF Meters are not typically for paranormal hunters. The meter is for diagnosing electrical problems. Such as diagnosing issues with electrical wiring and power lines. And for measuring magnetic fields and electromagnetic fields on electrical appliances.

Also known as the Electromagnetic Field detector. Which has many day-to-day uses. It measures the number of electromagnetic fields given off by anything electrical.

It has entered the paranormal field as spirits comprise electrical energy. Because you can use the meter to detect spirits as well. Many spirit-hunting phone applications claim to work as EMF detectors.

None of these will accurately measure, as mobile phones do not have an electrometric field meter built in. For accurate results, you will need an open magnetic field EMF detector like the K2 meter. They catch phone signals because they have a wide range.

What does it measure?

They pick up on magnetic fields created by electrically charged objects. The charged objects need to have an alternating current. Or the device needs to move past the fixed area. There are two variations of the meter, a single field and a TriField field meter.

The single field measures the magnetism in a single direction. But the TriField measures in three directions. The cost for a TriField meter is usually higher, as they pick up readings that the single-axis meters miss.

How the EMF Detector fits into paranormal investigating

It’s a well-established theory that spirits and ghosts comprise an electromagnetic field. And omit their electrometric fields. This makes it a perfect ghost detector.

Walking around with the device is an excellent way to start your investigation. Then, when you receive spikes in readings that are not from an electromagnetic field, there is a possibility it’s something supernatural.

To prove the authenticity, you can walk away from the spot and back again to see what happens to the reading. Or you can ask the spirit to move closer and then step back. To see if the spikes indicate the spirit has done this.

Multi Measurement Sensors

Some of the advanced instruments measure multiple factors including magnetic field, electromagnetic fields, radiation, temperature, micro Tesla, microwave, radiation exposure and more.

Measuring the Field Radiation Range

Measuring the field radiation range is a growing concern, especially since the 5 GHz Wi-Fi. It’s a frequency range believed to be harmful to humans. Because of this, the price of radiation measurement sensors has increased dramatically.

Some people believe 5 GHz exposure causes field radiation. But some people don’t believe it. Many other devices cause radiation too, so having a handheld device to measure it is handy.

Triple axis meters x y z

Not all meters are created equal. Most electromagnetic field detectors are single-axis. These are usually the cheaper sensors and only measure field strength in one direction. The manufacturer will usually put this sensor in to keep the price down. Some of these meters are nearly free in price.

The triple axes x y z meters are much higher in price. And measure field strength in all three directions. These better-quality meters offer much more precise measurements. Also, they detect higher ranges of electromagnetic field emf.

EDI+EMF Meter for Multi Measurement

Electromagnetic Fields

Almost all electric instruments generate a magnetic or electric field on various frequency ranges. Measuring electric fields and magnetic fields is basic. With a digital handheld measurements meter.

Electromagnetic Field and the Supernatural

Electromagnetic field changes usually happen when something supernatural occurs. This is why investigators take digital measuring detector instruments and devices on ghost hunts. As a ghost hunter, you look for measurements you can’t explain. They then look at any value that is out of the norm—using the displays and data from the measurements that are out of the ordinary. Which can help you back up strange happenings.

You should debunk and test anything you pick up. You can do this by checking it’s not too close to anything electric such as a phone, light switch or television. If you can’t debunk it, it strengthens the evidence you get and will push it more towards being something unseen.

Is it worth having multiple EMF Meters?

If you are investigating your outdoors, you should be okay with one meter. If you have a team working with you and want to split up, it would make sense to have spare ones so multiple groups could use one simultaneously.

Suppose you are in a large indoor location. Putting different EMF Meters in each room is handy. If you have one with a sound alarm, it can notify you from a convenient distance. And will help you catch more paranormal evidence should things occur in multiple places.

EMF meters are a staple piece of equipment for paranormal researchers. Just about all of them keep one to hand on a hunt. The most popular is the K2. It is well-priced, reliable and easy to keep in your pocket.

The lights are quite bright, and it has a good sensor that will pick up a large frequency range. There is no LCD, but the different lights will alert you to the level of frequencies it picks up. The sensor probe measures in gauss. And the levels are shown with the lights on the front. Its high accuracy and the different frequencies displayed via the lights.

K2 EMF Meter for Ghost Hunting

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Which manufacturer do we recommend?

There are many Meters manufacturers such as TriField and DAS. Ideally, a triple axis with an LCD, data logging, high accuracy, external probe, and wide frequency range, all at a reasonable price. The TriField and the Mel Meter range are excellent and cover all these bases. You can find the best EMF meters here.

Active and Passive type Sensors

Active sensors are sensing devices which contain active components. Furthermore, active sensors give you a more precise measurement concerning the passive counterpart. A passive receiving antenna collects energy from nearby electromagnetic fields. The signal then goes to the spectrum analyser.

Alternatively, a practical solution is to transfer through an optical carrier. The active probe picks up the electric or magnetic fields. The basic components in a system are a receiving electro-optical antenna, which can transfer to an optical carrier. The optical carrier picks up the particular electric or magnetic field.

Then it’s returned as an electrical signal to the output port of the converter. The modulated optical carrier moves through the fibre optic link, leading to a converter that extracts the modulating signal. Which then converts it back to an electrical signal. The electrical signal can then be obtained and sent to a spectrum analyser. With a standard 50 Ω common RF cable.

Sensitivity and Calibration

Most electromagnetic fields encountered are generated by household or industrial appliances. Most EMF meter manufacturers calibrate them to measure 50 Hz and 60 Hz. These alternating fields are the main frequencies used in the US and European countries. Some other meters can measure fields alternating at as low as 20 Hz. These are usually much more expensive and are generally only for specific research purposes.

An ISO 17025 accredited laboratory should carry out all calibration. And every calibration certificate issued. Which should ensure that the instrument used to carry out EMF measurements are accurate. Any meter giving incorrect readings can result in death or injury. Especially when used for work purposes by electricians and electrical engineers.

EMF Detector Calibration

Research on its Harmfulness

There’s a big disagreement over the safety of EMF because there’s not much research suggesting that it harms human health, according to the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer. EMF is potentially carcinogenic to humans. They believe some studies show a possible link between EMF and cancer in people.

The phone is one item most people carry which detects EMF. The use of phones has increased since their introduction in the 1980s. The government was concerned about human health and phone use. Their researchers began the biggest study to compare cancer cases in phone users in 2000.

The types of EMF exposure

There are two main types of EMF exposure. Low-level radiation is called non-ionizing radiation. The low-level is mild and is relatively harmless to people. Appliances like microwaves, mobile phones, Wi-Fi routers, power lines and MRIs give off low-level. These all send out low levels of radiation.

High-level radiation is called ionizing radiation. It is the second type of radiation. High-level radiation transmits in the form of ultraviolet rays, like from the sun. Things such as X-rays from medical imaging machines create this type. EMF exposure intensity decreases when you increase the distance from the object creating the waves.

The Electromagnetic EMF Spectrum

Ghost hunting with the EMF detector

If you would like to learn to use the EMF meter for ghost hunting, we have a full guide on the topic. To explain briefly, you can just set your meter down in a haunted location, and ask the spirits to touch the device. If the meter triggers, you can proceed to ask yes or no questions. And see if you can get some intelligent responses. Don’t forget to debunk all readings, and look for rational causes for the spike. Signals from your mobile phone, for example. Or, you can walk around with the meter, and see if it spikes. If you get a spike, you can switch to your spirit box or EVP recorder to try and communicate.

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