The MiniRAE 3000 is the most cutting edge hand-held volatile organic compound (VOC) detector on the market today.

Its Photoionization Detector (PID) boasts a range of 0 to 15,000 ppm which makes it the perfect choice for a variety of industrial applications, from hygiene maintenance to leak detection and HazMat protection.

The MiniRAE 3000's RF modem provides real-time data transmissions when a base controller is located up to 500 feet away from the detector. Data transmissions can be received at a distance of two miles with an optional RAELink3 portable modem.

A personal computer can be used as the base controller for the MiniRAE 3000 system. The accompanying ProRAE Remote software is able to monitor and transmit the data from up to 64 remotely-located devices including the MiniRAE 3000 and other instruments such as the AreaRAE and UltraRAE.

  • 3-second response time
  • Extended range from 0.1 ppm to 15,000 ppm with best in class linearity
  • Humidity compensation with integral humidity and temperature sensors Integrated
  • Real-time wireless data transmission through built-in Bluetooth and Mesh Radio and RAElink3 modem
  • Integrated Correction Factors list of 220 compounds—more than any other PID
  • Includes flashlight for dark conditions
  • Large graphic display presents gas type, Correction Factor and concentration


Sensor Specifications

Gas Monitor Range Resolution Response Time T90
VOCs 0-999.9 ppm
1000-15,000 ppm
0.1 ppm
1 ppm
< 3 s
< 3 s

Detector Specifications

Size 10" L x 3.0" W x 2.5" H (25.5 cm x 7.6 cm x 6.4 cm)
Weight 26 oz (738 g)
Sensors Photoionization sensor with standard 10.6 eV or optional 9.8 eV or 11.7 eV lamps
  • Rechargeable, external field-replaceable Lithium-Ion battery pack
  • Alkaline battery adapter
Operating Hours 16 hours of operation (12 hours with alkaline battery)
Displays 4 lines, 28 x 43 mm, with LED backlight for enhanced display readability
Keypads 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
EM/RFI Highly resistant to EMI/RFI Compliant with EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
IP Rating
  • IP67 unit off and without flexible probe
  • IP65 unit running
Data Logging Standard 6 months at one-minute intervals
Calibration 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 shut-off pump 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
Frequency 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)
Hazardous Area Approval
  • US and Canada: Classified as Intrinsically Safe for use in Class I, Division 1 Groups A, B, C, D
  • Europe: ATEX II 2G EEx ia IIC T4
Temperature -4° to 113° F (-20° to 50° C)
Humidity 0% to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Attachment Durable bright yellow rubber boot
Warranty 3 years for 10.6 eV lamp, 1 year for pump, battery, sensor and instrument

*Specifications are subject to change




  • Oil & Gas
  • Industrial Safety
  • Civil Defense

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