MiniRAE 2000 PID

Manufacturer: RAE Systems
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The rugged MiniRAE 2000 is the smallest pumped handheld volatile organic compound (VOC) monitor on the market.  Its Photoionization Detector's (PID) extended range of 0-10,000 ppm makes it an ideal instrument for applications from environmental site surveying to HazMat/Homeland Security.

The MiniRAE 2000 detector can be made wireless with the use of RAELink2.  This allows real-time monitoring information from the detector to be integrated into an existing AreaRAE system.  A wireless, RF (radio frequency) modem allows detectors equipped with Firmware version 1.20 or higher to communicate and transmit readings and other information on a real-time basis with a remotely located AreaRAE base controller up to two miles away.

Key Features

  • Proven PID technology: The patented 3D sensor provides 3 second response up to 10,000 ppm and sets a new standard for resistance to moisture and dirt.
  • Self-Cleaning Lamp and Sensor: Our patented self-cleaning lamp and sensor minimize the need for maintenance and calibration.
  • The MiniRAE 2000 lamp and sensor come apart in seconds for easy maintenance without any tools!
  • Measure more chemicals than with any other PID: With over 100 Correction Factors built into the MiniRAE 2000's memory and the largest printed list of Correction Factors in the world (300+), RAE Systems offers the ability to accurately measure more ionizable chemicals than any other PID! When a gas is selected from MiniRAE 2000's library its alarm points are automatically loaded into the meter.
  • 3-year 10.6 eV Lamp Warranty. Lifetime Instrument Warranty.
  • Drop-in Battery: When work schedules require putting in more hours than the 10 hours supplied by the standard NiMH battery, the drop-in alkaline pack supplied with every MiniRAE 2000 lets you finish the job.
  • User friendly screens make it easy to use for simple applications and flexible enough for sophisticated options.
  • Rugged Rubber Boot: The standard rubber boot helps assure that the MiniRAE 2000 survives the bumps and knocks of tough field use.
  • Strong, built-in sample pump draws up to 100 feet (30m) horizontally or vertically.
  • Tough flexible inlet probe
  • Large keys are operable even with 3 layers of gloves
  • Easy-to-read display with backlight
  • Stores up to 267 hours of data at one minute intervals for download to a PC (with the optional datalogging)


  • 8.2" x 3.0" x 2.0" (21.8 x 7.62 x 5.0 cm)


  • 20 oz. with battery pack (553 g) and w/o rubber boot


  • Photoionization sensor with standard 10.6 eV or optional 9.8 eV or 11.7 eV UV lamp


  • Rechargeable, external, field-replaceable Nickel-Metal-Hydride (NiMH) battery pack
  • Alkaline battery holder for 4 AA batteries

Operating Period

  • 10 hours continuous operation


  • Large LCD, backlight activated manually, by alarms or by darkness


  • 1 operation key
  • 2 programming keys

Direct Readout

  • VOCs as ppm by volume
  • High and low values
  • STEL and TWA (in hygiene mode)
  • Battery and shut down voltage


  • 90 dB 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 automatic reset or latching with manual override
  • Optional plug-in pen size vibration alarm
  • User adjustable alarm limits


  • Two-point field calibration of zero and standard reference gas
  • Calibration memory of 8 calibration gases, alarm limits, span values and calibration date


  • 267 hours (at one-minute intervals) with date/time
  • Header information includes monitor serial number, user ID, site ID, date and time

Sampling Pump

  • Internal, integrated flow rate of 400 cc/min
  • Sample from 100' (30 m) horizontally or vertically

Low Flow Alarm

  • Auto shut-off pump at low flow condition


  • Download data and upload instrument set-up from PC through RS-232 link to serial port
  • Wireless communication enabled and certified (requires RAELink2 and ProRAE Remote to use)


  • 14° to 104° F (-10° to 40° C)


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


  • Highly resistant to EMI /RFI
  • Compliant with EMC Directive 89/336/EEC


  • IP-55: protected against dust, protected against low-pressure jets of water from all directions

Hazardous Area Approval

  • US and Canada: UL and cUL, Classified for use in Class I, Approval Division 1, Groups A, B, C and D hazardous locations
  • Europe: ATEX II IG EEx ia IIC T4


  • Durable bright yellow rubber boot w/belt clip & wrist strap

Default Sensor Settings**

Gas Monitor (ppm) Range (ppm) Resolution Time (T90) Reponse
VOCs  0 to 99.9 ppm  0.1 ppm  < 3 sec 
  100 to 10,000 ppm  1 ppm  < 3 sec 

*Specifications are subject to change

** Performance based on isobutylene calibration