Monitor 4 & 4EC – Alpha, Beta, Gamma, X-Ray Survey Meter


The M4 and M4EC are compact, ergonomic, general purpose analog survey meters capable of detecting alpha, beta, gamma, and x-rays over 3 selectable ranges. A red count light flashes and a beep sounds with each event detected. The Monitor 4EC offers a more linear reading for gamma and x-rays (above 40 keV).

 

Specifications

 

Detector

Monitor 4: Halogen-quenched uncompensated GM tube with thin mica window 1.5-2.0 mg/cm2 thick. Effective diameter of window is 9.1 mm (.36 in.).

 

Monitor 4EC: Halogen-quenched GM tube, energy compensated sidewall 2mm tin filter. Thin mica window 1.5-2.0 mg/cm2 thick. Effective diameter of window is 9.1 mm (.36 in.).

 

Display

Analog Meter holds full scale in fields as high as 100X maximum reading. CPM & mR/hr scale. Optional SI Scale Meter Available

 

Energy Sensitivity:

 

1000 CPM/mR/hr (Cs137). 4EC is the same as M4 except the energy response for gamma and x-rays through the detector sidewall is flat within +61% or -26% over the range of 40 keV to 100 keV, and within +35% or -17% over the range of 100 keV to 1.3 MeV.

M4 & M4EC meter scales shown above.

 

Both Detect beta at 50 keV with typical 35% detection efficiency and beta at 150 keV with typical 75% detection efficiency.

Monitor 4:

Detects alpha down to 2.5 MeV; typical detection efficiency at 3.6 MeV is greater than 80%. Detects gamma and x-rays down to 10 keV typical through the window, 40 keV minimum through the case.

Monitor 4EC:

Detects alpha down to 2.5 MeV; typical detection efficiency at 3.6 MeV is greater than 80%. Detects gamma and x-rays down to 10 keV typical through the window (non-compensated), 40 keV through the sidewall.

 

Operating Range

0-.5, 0-5, 0-50 mR/hr

0-500, 0-5,000, 0-50,000 CPM or 0-5, 0-50, 0-500 µSv/hr

(SI Scale Meter Option)

Range Switch

X1, X10, X100, Battery Check.

Accuracy

Typically ±15% of reading (Cs137)

The M4 and M4EC are compact, ergonomic, general purpose survey meters capable of detecting alpha, beta, gamma, and x-rays over 3 selectable ranges. A red count light flashes and a beep sounds with each event detected. The Monitor 4EC offers a more linear reading for gamma and x-rays (above 40 keV).Click here for Original Monitor 4. Click here for USB Model.

 

Audio Indicator

Internally mounted beeper (can be turned off for silent operation).

Power Requirements

9-volt alkaline battery. Approx. 2,000 hrs. at normal background

Temperature Range

-20° to 55°C (-4° to 131°F)

Weight

M4: 200 g (7.1 oz)

M4EC: 224 g (7.9 oz)

Outputs

3.5 mm headphone jack with pulse out.

Size

209 x 71 x 50 mm (8.2 x 2.8 x 1.9 in.)

Includes

Carrying Case w/ Belt Clip

Options

SI Meter Option, Observer Software, Mini-USB Option w/ USB Observer Software

Limited Warranty

1 year limited warranty

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