testo 616 Material Moisture Meter

  • Measures the moisture content of wood and building materialst 

  • Precise measurements up to a material depth of 5 cm 

  • 10 profiles for different types of building material and wood 

  • Max./min. display

The Testo 616 material moisture meter provides you with a precise and non-destructive means of measuring the moisture content of wood and  building materials. 

The 616 material moisture meter provides you with a precise and non-destructive means of measuring the moisture content of wood and building materials and of monitoring the drying process after water damage. Simply select the characteristic curve and place the meter’s measuring claw against the surface of the material you would like to measure.The meter shows you the moisture content as a weight percentage compared to the dry weight. Press the relevant key to save the reading to your meter.

Although the measuring claw only comes into contact with the surface, wall or flooring that is being measured, it is able to determine the moisture content of the wood or other material down to a depth of 5 cm.

Ideal areas of use for the Testo 616 moisture meter

The testo 616 moisture meter is a professional measuring device that can be used in areas as diverse as water damage restoration or carpentry or joinery.

Moisture damage detection: the non-destructive method for finding moisture in walls and floors.

Monitoring drying processes: from carrying out moisture inspections to meeting building schedules to controlled drying after water damage – the non-destructive method for determining the moisture content in wood and building materials.

Moisture in wood: for checking the moisture content of wood that has been stored prior to processing.

Profiles already configured to the Testo 616

| Soft wood | Hard wood | Pressboard | Anhydrite screed | Cement screed | Lime sand brick | Gas concrete | Concrete | High insulation bricks | 


Delivery Scope

testo 616 moisture meter, protocol certificate, batteries
More Information
Warranty2 Years
Technical Data
General technical data


70 x 58 x 234 mm

Operating temperature

+5 to +40 °C

Product-/housing material

ABS / TPE / Metal

Protection class


Battery type

9V block battery, 6F22

Battery life

60 h

Display update

0.5 s


Water content in percent by weight based on dry mass (%)

Measurement depth

up to 5 cm

Measuring rate

0.5 s

Storage temperature

-20 to +70 °C


260 g

Humidity - Capacitive

Measuring range

< 50 % (wood)

< 20 % (building materials)



What's Included

Testo 616 moisture meter, calibration protocol certificate, batteries