The tiny QuartaRad Radex One is one of the most sensitive and versatile compact Geiger Counters in captivity. It’s based around the highly-rated SBM-20 Geiger Müller tube,  sensitive to Beta, Gamma and X-Ray radiation. Readings are displayed on the top-mounted LCD. There are only two controls, the On/Off /Function button cycles though Search Mode – counts per minute (CPM); Spot Dose rate (μSv/Hr) and Accumulated Dose rate (μSv); the second button is for selecting menu options.
 
By any reckoning that would be a pretty impressive set of features for something this small but there’s more really useful stuff to come. This includes a user-settable audible threshold alarm, alarm buzzer and a micro USB port. This is for connecting the Radex One to a Windows PC. Free software, downloadable from the QuartaRad, website, continually displays measurements as a moving graph and numbers, so it can be used as a sensor or a monitor. The program can also be used to download and log data, change settings and update the device’s firmware. It’s not going to let you down either, a single AAA cell can keep it running for up to 500 hours. Supplied accessories include a detachable belt clip, neck lanyard, USB cable and an English language instruction manual (incidentally the display is also in English; beware cheap-sounding Russian only versions). The all up weight – including an AAA cell is only 40 grams. Not too shabby for something that slips easily into a shirt or trouser pocker (it measures 112 x 32 x 23mm)!

                                                      
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Those are the highlights, so now it’s time for the tech and sciency stuff:

Specifications

      ·        Detection Device: SBM20 Geiger Müller Tube
·        Dose Measurement Range: 0.05 to 999  μSv/Hr
·        Accumulated Dose Range: 0 to 9.99 μSv
·        Spot Count Range 0 to 999 CPM
·        Energy Detection Range:
·        Beta: 0.25 to 3.5 MeV
·        Gamma: 0.1 to 1.25 MeV
·        X-Ray: 0.03 to 3.0 MeV
·        Alarm threshold: 0.1 to 1 μSv/Hr (in 0.1 μSv/Hr increments)
·        Power Requirement: 1 x 1,5 volt AAA cell
·        Continuous Operation: up to 500 hours
·        Temperature Operation Range: -20 to +50 centigrade
·        Dimensions: 112 x32 x 23mm
·        Weight: 43 grams (inc battery)
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Accessories: USB cable, belt clip, lanyard, operating instructions & warranty

 

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Radex One Mini Geiger Counter & Dosimeter

  • Product Code: Radex One
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £110.00