RF Meters VS Lab Testing
Many customers have questions about using an RF meter to test how well TitanRF™ Faraday Fabric reduces radiation levels. The meter results can be misleading in regards to the shielding effectiveness of the fabric; here's why:
We do not recommend using at-home RF (radio frequency) meters (such as Trifield TF2, Acoustimeter AM-10, Cornet ED88T) as a valid shielding effectiveness test method because they are only good at detecting large shifts in the RF environment, which is not entirely accurate for testing the performance of a product like TitanRF™ Faraday Fabric.
Testing the fabric’s effectiveness of blocking EMF (electromagnetic frequency) or EMR (electromagnetic radiation) within your home would require the removal of all sources (such as your router, smart meter, cell phone, laptop, refrigerator, microwave, and everything else), which is simply not possible.
For example, if you were to hold your RF meter close to the device you are trying to measure radiation from, you would still receive radiation from all other electronic equipment around you inside your home. This is why we had our fabric tested in a controlled lab environment.
A summary of our lab testing can be viewed below, while the full shielding effectiveness testing report can be viewed at mosequipment.com/pages/compliance-testing.
To ensure that TitanRF™ Faraday Fabric performs extremely well at protecting against EMF/EMR, we had fabric tested and certified by Keystone Compliance, an accredited laboratory.
A large faraday cage in a highly controlled environment is used to perform this testing, with commercial grade signal analyzers. The images below show the test setups at various frequencies.
The results provide concrete proof into the shielding effectiveness of the fabric, which achieves an average attenuation of 80dB-120dB from 10MHz-40GHz. This means it is extremely effective at blocking signals and EMF/EMR emissions.
Single, double, and triple layers were tested to get a better understanding of how fabric layering relates to the increase in signal attenuation. The graph below shows the result using two layers of the fabric, which is often used for creating high-shielding faraday enclosures.
For more shielding effectiveness details, view the lab testing report.