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The Ranger offers maximum performance in a lightweight, rugged solution for surveying at the facility or in the field. The Ranger has been designed for industrial environments, but is ideal for laboratory use, as well. The Ranger is a small, handheld, microprocessor-based instrument which offers adequate sensitivity to low levels of alpha, beta, gamma, and x-rays and features built-in efficiencies for common isotopes to estimate activity in Bq and DPM. It weighs only 291 grams (0.64 lbs), and batteries last up to 800 hours. Noteworthy features include a backlit digital display, a red count light, and a beeper that sounds with each count detected. Other features include selectable alert levels, an adjustable timer, and an optional wipe test plate for swipes. Internal memory and the Observer USB Software (included) allow the user to download data, set computer alarms, and calibrate the instrument.
The Free Radiation AlertŪ Observer BLE app is now available from Google App Store. The app displays readings from the Ranger to the android device: label sample readings and descriptions, timed counts, and GPS data. The user can send the saved survey file. Alarms set on the instrument will activate on the android device.
Detector: Internal Halogen-quenched, uncompensated GM tube with thin mica window, 1.4-2.0 mg/cm2 areal density. Effective diameter of window is 45 mm (1.77 in.).
Operating Range: mR/hr - .001 (1µR) to 100, CPM - 0 to 350,000, µSv/hr - .01 to 1000, CPS - 0 to 5000, Total Counts- 1 to 9,999,000 counts
Accuracy (Referenced to Cs137): Typically ±15% from factory, ±10% with NIST Source Calibration
Energy Sensitivity: Detects Alpha down to 2 MeV. Detects Beta down to .16 MeV; typical detection efficiency at 1 MeV is
approx. 25%. Detects Gamma down to 10 KeV through the detector window. 3340 CPM/mR/hr (137Cs). Smallest detectable level for 125I is .02 µCi at contact.
Built-In Efficiencies: Sulfur (35S), Strontium (90Sr/y), Cesium (137Cs), Phosphorus (32P), Carbon (14C), Iodine (131I), Cobalt (60Co), and Alpha
Selectable Alert Set Range: mR/hr .001 - 100 and CPM 1 - 350,000. Pulsating beeper sounds the alert. Adjustable alert levels are used for mR/hr / CPM, and µSv/hr / CPS. 70db @ 1m. Alarm will sound when in Timer Mode when set alarm threshold is reached.
Anti-Saturation: Meter will hold at OVER RANGE in fields as high as 100 times the maximum reading.
Averaging Periods: Display updates every 3 seconds. At low background levels, the update is the average for the past 30-second time period. The timed period for the average decreases as the radiation level increases.
Ranger Energy Response Curve
Display: Graphic Display with Backlight
Count Light: Red LED flashes with each radiation event
Audio Indicator: Internally mounted beeper (can be switched off for silent operation)
Outputs: USB for use with Free Observer USB Software for PCs
Power Requirements: Two AA alkaline batteries (included), approximately 800 hours at background.
Size: 140 X 68 X 33 mm (5.5 X 2.7 X 1.3 in.)
Temperature Range: -10° to +50°C (14° to 122°F)
Humidity: 10% to 70% Non-Condensing.
Includes: Carrying Case, Xtreme Boot, Stand, Mini-USB Cable, Observer USB Software Download , Certificate of Conformance
Options: Wipe Test Plate, Swipes, water resistant case, NIST Calibration
Limited Warranty: 1 year limited warranty
For software specifications, click here: Observer Software
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