MiniRAE 3000 PID

Manufacturer: RAE Systems
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The MiniRAE 3000 is the most advanced handheld volatile organic compound (VOC) detector 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 RAELink3 portable modem) away from the MiniRAE 3000 detector. A personal computer can be used as the base station for a MiniRAE 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.

Key Features

  • Proven PID technology - The patented sensor provides the following unique features:
    • 3-second response time
    • Extended range up to 15,000 ppm with improved linearity
    • Humidity compensation with inbuilt humidity and temperature sensors
  • Real-time wireless data transmission with built-in RF modem or Bluetooth.
  • Design for service Easy access to lamp and sensor in seconds without tools.
  • Big Graphic display for easy overview of gas type, Correction Factor and concentration.
  • Field interchangeable battery pack in second's without tools.
  • Integrated Flash Light for better view in dark conditions
  • User friendly screens including plot view chart view
  • Inbuilt full RAE Systems 350 compounds correction factors list measure more chemicals than any other PID
  • Multilanguage support with 10 languages encoded
  • Rugged housing withstands use in harsh environments
    • IP67 Waterproof design for easy cleaning and decontamination in water
    • Strong protective removable Rubber Boot.


  • View real-time sensor data and alarm status at headquarters or command Center
  • Automatic lamp type recognition
  • Duty-cycling™ lamp and sensor autocleaning technology
  • Tough, flexible inlet Flexi-Probe™
  • Large 3 keys operable with 3 layers of gloves
  • Strong, built-in sample pump draws up to 100 feet (30m) horizontally or vertically
  • Loud 95 dB audible alarm
  • Bright red flashing visual alarm
  • Interchangeable Drop-In Lithium-ion and alkaline battery packs
  • Charging cradle doubles as an external battery charger
  • Compatible with AutoRAE™ calibration station
  • ProRAE Remote software simultaneously controls and displays readings for up to 64 remote detectors
  • License free, ISM band RF transmission with communication range up to 500 feet 2 miles (with optional)
  • Optional RAELink III modem provides GPS capability to track and display readings from remote detectors as well as 2 miles long distance transmission
  • Data logging with up to 6 months of data at one-minute intervals
  • 3-year 10.6eV lamp Warranty


  • 10" L x 3.0" W x 2.5" H (25.5 cm x 7.6 cm x 6.4 cm)


  • 26 oz (738 g)


  • Photoionization sensor with standard 10.6 eV
  • or optional 9.8 eV or 11.7 eV lamps

Sensor Specifications - VOC's

  • Range: 0 to 999.9 ppm / Resolution: 0.1 ppm / Response Time T90: <3 s
  • Range: 1000 to 15,000 ppm / Resolution: 1 ppm / Response Time T90: <3 s


  • Rechargeable, external field-replaceable Lithium-Ion battery pack
  • Alkaline battery adapter

Operating Hours

  • 16 hours of operation (12 hours with alkaline battery)

Display Graphic

  • 4 lines, 28 x 43 mm, with LED backlight for enhanced display readability


  • 1 operation and 2 programming keys
  • 1 flashlight on/off

Direct Readout

  • Instantaneous reading
  • VOCs as ppm by volume
  • High values
  • STEL and TWA
  • Battery and shutdown voltage
  • Date, time, temperature


  • 95dB at 12" (30 cm) buzzer and flashing 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
    • Alarms latching with manual override or automatic reset
    • Additional diagnostic alarm and display message for low battery and pump stall


  • Highly resistant to EMI/RFI. Compliant with EMC directive (2004/108/EC); R & TTE directive (1999/5/EC)

IP Rating

  • IP67 unit off and without flexible probe
  • IP65 unit running


  • Standard 6 months at one-minute intervals


  • Two-point or three-point calibration for zero and span
  • Calibration memory for 8 calibration gases, alarm limits, span values and calibration dates

Sampling Pump

  • Internal, integrated flow rate at 500 cc/mn
  • Sample from 100' (30m) horizontally and vertically

Low Flow Alarm

  • Auto pump shutoff at low-flow condition


  • Download data and upload instrument set-up from PC through charging cradle or optional Bluetooth™
  • Wireless data transmission through built-in RF modem


  • 902 to 928 MHz (license-free), 2.400 to 2.4835 GHz (license-free), 433 MHz, 869 MHz

RF Range

  • Up to 500' (152m; 900 MHz, 433 Mhz, 869 Mhz), extendable with RAELink3 Repeater to 2 miles (3.2km)

Hazard Area

  • US and Canada:
    • Classified as Intrinsically Safe
    • Approval for use in Class I, Division 1 Groups A, B, C, D
  • Europe
    • ATEX II 2G EEx ia IIC T4


  • -4° to 122° F (-20° to 50° C)


  • 0% to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)


  • Durable bright yellow rubber boot


  • 3 years for 10.6 eV lamp
  • 1 year for pump, battery, sensor and instrument
Specifications are subject to change