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Mazur Instruments PRM-8000 Handheld Geiger Counter

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Amazon Price: $470.00 $453.02 You save: $16.98 (4%) (as of November 18, 2019 5:22 pm - Details) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.


Our Comments:

This meter is capable of measuring beta and gamma radiation, as well as alpha radiation and x-rays.

It is a rather hefty unit, measuring 5.625 x 3.25 x 1.367 inches, but it is robust – designed for serious work.

The PRM-8000 monitors Average, Minimum and Maximum dose rates in microRoentgen/hour, milleRoentgen/hour, microSievert/hour, Counts Per Second or Counts Per Minute.

Claimed battery life is outstanding – over 6-years under normal conditions from a single, readily available 9-volt lithium battery that is user-installable.

Designed by Mazur Instruments and manufactured in the USA, the PRM-8000 Geiger counter and nuclear radiation monitor features support for headphones, external speakers, external power and USB data exchange (using optional USB adapter cable).

Amazon customer reviews are very complimentary.

 

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Radex RD1503+ Geiger Counter

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Amazon Price: $199.95 $199.95 You save: (%) (as of November 18, 2019 5:22 pm - Details) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.


Our comments:

Let’s face it, not everyone needs a Geiger counter – some of us just want one! This one seems to do an excellent job and offers great value too.

Remember how concerned we all were in 2011 when the Fukashima disaster struck? You could not buy a Geiger counter for love nor money. Suppliers sold out within hours!

So don’t wait for the next nuclear disaster to buy one.

This unit is made in Russia. It measures beta and gamma radiation, which is what you need for nuclear radiation.

Apparently it is quite popular in Japan. The Japanese would be discerning customers, don’t you think?

The description doesn’t mention alpha particles (e.g. from radon gas) or x-rays, so this meter won’t measure these kinds of radiation.

Some Amazon reviews complained about the manual, which is apparently a poor translation into English.

But overall, at this price, you could do a lot worse.

 

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