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Pocket Geiger




Purchase


Types

In stock.
Type4: For iOS, no batteries needed, high sensitivity.
Type3: sold out
Type2: sold out
Type1: sold out
Embedded ver. (Type5): See Type5 features
*Type 4 may not support iOS devices sold in EU (See detailed information below)

Delivery
We summarize orders every Monday and ship them from Japan by the end of the week. Shipping fee and expected delivery times after shipment are as follows.
  • International Small Packet
    • Shipping fee: 763 JPY
    • 5-7 days to EU, after shipment
    • 6-9 days to USA and Canada, after shipment
    • with 100% tracking


We do NOT export PocketGeiger series to the user who has any relation to Weapons of mass destruction, or who are listed on security control list by Japan Export Control Regulation.


Distributors

Radiation-Watch UK

We started Radiation-watch project in UK and EU area from March, 2013.


Amazon or eBay Shopping (from USA)

Now, pocketGeiger Type4 is also available on Amazon and eBay via MLCInc..

Click the image to see PocketGeiger page on Amazon
  
MLC Inc. (NewYork) has over 30 years of combined experience in Medical Physics consulting. And the authorized distributor of Radiation-watch.org in the United States. Click here to purchase Pocket Geiger series via MLC Inc.


You can also purchase the detector via eBay's secure transaction.

Warranty


We are willing to replace the faulty articles ASAP.
Warranty Period is one year after purchase.





Spec Chart



Type4


Type3
Sold Out
Type1
Sold Out
Embedded ver.
(Type5)
iPhone/iPod/iPad
X
X
X
Android

X
Micro-controllers


X
High sensitive sensor
X


X
Required measurement time
2 min.
15 min.
20 min.
2 min.
No battery needed
X


One month warranty
X
X
X
X
One year warranty
X



Price (JPY)
6,933JPY
5,644JPY
3,978JPY
6,933JPY



Product lineup


New! Type5 (EMBEDDED)



  • High Sensitive Gamma Detector
    • First Sensor A.G. X100-7 (Germany)
    • 40V reversed bias mode to maximize the depletion region
  • Internal Booster Circuit
    • Input voltage: 3V to 9V
    • Power consumption: 30mW
  • Internal Comparator Circuit
  • Interfaces
    • Digital Outputs: Radiation pulse and Vibration-noise pulse (Open corrector)
    • Physical Interfaces: PCB pads and 3.5mm phone plug
  • The World's Smallest, General-purpose Module for Radiation Monitoring
    • Dimension: H58xW26xD11mm
    • Weight: 7g

  • For Various Micro-controllers
    • ARDUINO, AVR, PIC
  • Technical documents
    • Interface specification
    • Connection manual
    • Free Source-code for ARDUINO (with PC monitor)

  • Accessories
    • Plastic case (white)
    • Aluminium shields for beta-particles
    • 3.5mm phone cable (40cm)
    • 3.5mm extra phone plug for PCB
    • 006P/9V battery case with switch

Detailed Specifications

Product name
Smart Radiation Detector
Pocket Geiger Types 3 and 4
Supported devices
on Type3
iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, 5 and 5S
iPad (Gen. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, air and mini)
iPod touch (3rd 32GB or 64GB, 4th and 5th Gen.)
Use iOS7.x or later.
Some Android devices (see compatibility table)
Supported devices
on Type4

iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, 5 and 5S
iPad (Gen. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, air and mini)
iPod touch (3rd 32GB or 64GB, 4th and 5th Gen.)
Use iOS7.x or later.
*Type4 do not support iOS devices sold in EU (See detailed information below)
Supported devices
on Type5
ARDUINO, PIC, AVR
(Open-sourced sample code for ARDUINO is available).
Measuring range
0.05uSv/h~10mSv/h (Cs-137)
0.01cpm~300Kcpm
Sensor(s)
Types 1, 2 and 3: Vishay Eight VBPW34
Types 4 and 5: FirstSensor AG (Germany)  X100-7
Beta-ray shielding
Metal plate installed
Certification
Dutch Metrology Institute
No.3320408
Size

Type3: W34/H70/D36mm, 40g
Type4: W34xH61xD12mm, 24g
Type5: W26xH58xD11mm, 7g
Battery
Type3: 006P/9V
Type4: Not needed *
Type5: DC 3 to 9V
* Supplied from smartphone via audio output
Operation temp.
0C-40C, 32F-104F (No condensation)
Place of manufacturing
MADE IN JAPAN, Ishinomaki-city



EU volume-limit problem

Type 4 may NOT support iOS devices sold in Europe area (except Italy, Finland or Spain), because headphone output may not exceed 100dB to prevent hearing damages, under the EU regulation. This limited audio output is not enough to power them. 
You can check if your iOS device is volume-limited or not at http://triggertrap.com/ios-eu-volume-limit/ 
If you use latest iOS devices with iOS 7.x, you may able to turn off the volume-limit as below. 

According to users' reports, Types 2 and 4 works on Italian, Finish and Spanish iOS devices.
Today I tested PocketGeiger with a borrowed GM-200 from GQ-Electronics Tech. As you can see, the matching is perfect (and both counters use the same unit system). I use an iPhone 4 bought to Vodafone Spain - my current carrier as you see from the picture is simyo, not Vodafone, as I changed company 2 month ago, keeping the original iPhone -bought in September 2010-. (from Dr.Francesc, SPAIN)

Supports


 

Captured images were written in Japanese on the manuals, but the App is available in English as above, when you use an iOS device in English or non-Japanese settings.

About us

Radiation-watch.org is an open and non-profit project to develop cheap and smart radiation detector for everyone, especially around and in Fukushima. The project has been funded by 167 backers of the world via Kickstarter.com soon after the nuclear accident in Japan, and now supported by volunteer scientists, engineers and designers.


We've shipped over 12,000 Pocket Geigers to Japanese people. Our factory is located in Ishinomaki-city in Japan that had survived the Tsunami disaster. We believe that the project can contribute job security and economic recovery in the devastated area. Any questions?




YAGUCHI ELECTRIC CORP.

SONY's 37 years supplier. Assembly of PWB/PCB/FPC for PME and HE.
 Broad experience of fine pattern, large current circuits and reliability testing.


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Demonstration