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
  STEL and TWA
  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

ECO Environmental now offers the Inspectra Laser methane gas detector for hire. The Inspectra Laser is a methane-specific monitoring device which is ATEX rated and can detect from as low as 1ppm.More...