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MiniRAE 3000

MiniRAE 3000



The MiniRAE 3000 is the most advanced handheld volatile organic compound (VOC) on the market. Its Photoionization Detector’s (PID) extended range of 0 to 15,000 ppm makes it an ideal instrument for applications from industrial hygiene, to leak and hazmat detection.

The RF modem allows real-time data transmissions with a base controller located up to 500 feet (or two-miles with optional RAElink2 portable modem) away from the MiniRAE 3000 detector. A personal computer can be used as the base station for a Mini-RAE 3000 system. The standard ProRAE Remote software is capable of monitoring the input of up to 64 remotely-located monitors like MiniRAE 3000, or AreaRAE, etc.

Features & Benefits

  • The Patented Sensor provides the following unique features:
    1. 3 Second response time
    2. Range up to 15,000 ppm
    3. Humidity compensation with inbuilt humidity and Temperature Sensors
  • Real-time Wireless data transmission with built-in RF modem or Bluetooth
  • Easy access to lamp and sensor in seconds without tools
  • Big graphic display for easy overview of concentration
  • Field-interchangeable battery pack, replacable in seconds without tools
  • Integrated flashlight for better visibility in low light
  • User Friendly screens including plot view chart
  • inbuilt full RAE Systems 350 compounds correction factors list measure more chemicals than any other PID
  • Multi-language support with 10 languages encoded
  • Rugged housing withstands use in harsh environments
  • View real-time sensor data and alarm status at headquarters or command Center
  • Duty-cycling™ lamp and sensor autocleaning technology
  • Tough, flexible inlet Flexi-Probe™
  • Large keys are operable with 3 layers of gloves
  • Strong, built-in sample pump draws up to 100' (30m) horizontally or vertically
  • Loud, 95 dB audible alarm
  • Bright red flashing visible alarm
  • Interchangeable drop-in Lithium-ion and alkaline battery packs
  • Charging cradle doubles as an eternal battery charger
  • Compatable with AutoRAE calibration station
  • ProRAE Remote software simutaneously controls and displays readings for up to 64 remote detectors
  • License free, ISM band RF transmission with communcation range up to 500 feet, or 2 miles with optional RAELink III modem.
  • Optional RAELink III modem provides GPS capability to track and display readings from remote detectors as well as 2 miles long distance transmission
  • 3-year 10.6 eV lamp warranty


  • Soil and water headspace analysis.
  • Leaking underground storage tanks.
  • Perimeter fence line monitoring.
  • Fugitive emissions (USEPA Method 21).
  • Vapor recovery breakthrough.
  • Landfill monitoring.
  • Initial PPE (personal protective equipment) assessment.
  • Leak detection.
  • Perimeter establishment and maintenance.
  • Spill delineation.
  • Decontamination.
  • Remediation.
  • Confined space entry.
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).
  • Worker exposure studies.

Technical Specifications

Product Specifications Description
Size 25.5cm x 7.6cm x 6.4cm
Weight 738g
Sensors Photolonization sensor with standard 10.6eV lamp or optional 9.8eV or 11.7 eV lamps
Battery Rechargeable, external field-replaceable Lithium-Ion battery pack and Alkaline battery adapter
Operating Hours 16 hours of operation (12 hours with alkaline battery)
Display Graphic 4 lines, 28 x 43mm, with LED back light for enhanced display readability
Keypad 1 operation and 2 programming keys, 1 flashlight on/off
Direct Readout Instantaneous reading of:
VOCs as ppm by volume
High values
Battery and shutdown voltage
Date, time and tempreature
Alarms 95dB buzzer (at 30cm) and flashin red LED to indicate exceeded preset limits
High: 3 Beeps and flashes per second
Low: 2 beeps and flashes per second
STEL and TWA: 1 beep and flash per second
Alarm latching with manual override or automatic reset
Additional diagnostic alarm and dsplay message for low battery and pump stall
Datalogging Standard 6 months at one-minute intervals
Calibration Two-point calibration or Three-point callibration for zero and span. Calibration memory for 8 calibration gases, alarm limits, span values and calibration dates
Sampling Pump Internal, integrated flow rate at 500cc/min
Sample from 30m horizontally and vertically
Low Flow Alarm Auto shut-off pump at low-flow condition
Communication Download data and upload instrument set-up from PC through charging cradle or soptional Bluetooth
Wireless data transmission through built-in RF modem
Frequency 902 to 928 MHz (license-free), 2.400 to 2.4835 GHz (license-free), 433MHz, 869MHz
RF Range up to 500 (900MHz, 433MHz, 869MHz), extendable with RAELink3 Repeater to 2 miles
Tempreature -20° to 50°C
Humidity 0 to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Attachments Durable bright yellow rubber boot
Warranty Lifetime on non-consumable components (per RAE Systems standard warranty), 3 year for 10.6 eV lamp, 1 year for pump and battery