Mazur PRM-9000 Handheld Geiger Counter Radiation Meter


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 PRM-9000 Geiger Counter – Nuclear Radiation Contamination Detector & Monitor

levels and for detecting radioactive contamination of packages, items, equipment and people.

The instrument is suitable for regulatory inspections, and for the detection, measurement and monitoring of broad spectrum, low energy radionuclides, including Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM).

The detection sensitivity combined with the feature-set outlined below results in one of the most compelling price/performance values in the industry.

Accurate, reliable, made in the USA, the PRM-9000 Geiger counter is an ideal solution for individuals, health physics professionals, educators, researchers, outdoor enthusiasts and rock collectors.

Unique Monitoring Capability

The instrument is designed to continuously collect measurements and statistics enabling complete environment assessment. This vital capability is not available on similarly priced products.

Using only one key, users can scroll through several screens that display present, average, maximum and minimum measurements in uR/hr, mR/hr, uSv/hr, Counts per Second (CPS) or Counts per Minute (CPM).

This nuclear detector not only records the maximum radiation measured, but also displays the time and date at which the maximum reading occurred. Conventional Geiger counters require the user to be looking at the radiation meter to capture such events.

Supports English and Japanese

The two-line, alphanumeric display supports both English and Japanese languages promoting ease-of-use and concise measurement. The display is backlit to support low-light conditions.

Industry Leading Battery Life

The battery life of this radiation detector and monitor is over 4 1/2 years under normal conditions from a single, readily available, 9-volt lithium battery that is user-installable without soldering.

Standard alkaline 9-volt batteries, available virtually everywhere, provide over 2-years of life under normal conditions.

Data Logging and USB Connectivity

With over 100K bytes of internal data logging memory included, this Geiger counter can autonomously (without the need for a PC) store up to 91,466 minutes or hours of time-stamped measurements. These measurements can then be uploaded later to a PC in CSV format for analysis.

A user-settable dose rate alarm sounds an audible alert when the measured radiation level exceeds that of the alarm level setting.

Designed by Mazur Instruments and manufactured in the USA, the PRM-9000 Geiger counter and nuclear radiation monitor includes abundant I/O options including support for headphones, external speakers, external power and USB data exchange (Requires Optional 3.5mm to USB Adapter Cable).



PRM-9000 Contamination Meter


Battery Life1
Standard 9V Lithium 42,850 Hours / 4.89 Years
Standard 9V Alkaline 20,150 Hours / 2.30 Years (included)
Measurement Front End
Detector LND 7317 Pancake Geiger-Muller tube, Halogen-quenched with mica window and 45mm (1.75 inch) effective diameter
Radiation Detected alpha, beta, gamma and x-radiation
Energy Sensitivity alpha: minimum 2.0 MeV
beta: minimum 0.16 MeV with 25% efficiency at 1 MeV
gamma/X rays: min 10 keV (window)gamma sensitivity: 3,500 CPM/mR/hr
calibrated to Cesium-137 (Cs137)
Accuracy ±10% Typical, ±15% Maximum
Measurement Ranges 0.001 to 125 mR/hr
0.01 to 1,250 uSv/hr
1 to 125,000 uR/hr
1 to 437,500 CPM (3,500 CPM/mR/hr)
0 to 7,291 CPS (58.33 CPS/mR/hr)
Total Count: 0 to 4,294,967,295 (32 Bit Integer)
Measurement Statistics Continuous availability of Elapsed Time, Average, Minimum and Maximum dose rate in either uR/hr, mR/hr, uSv/hr, CPS or CPM

Time stamp on new maximum

Timed Measurement Selectable 1, 5, 10, 20, 30, 60 and 90 minute interval
Dose Rate Alarm Alarm can be set in mR/hr or uSv/hr to any value within the measurement range
Internal Data Logging
Storage 100,000 Bytes non-volatile memory
Logging Intervals Every Minute or Every Hour
Maximum Capacity 91,466 Minutes or Hours
(90% Normal Background, 10% Full-Scale)
Minimum Capacity 32,656 Minutes or Hours
(100% Full-Scale Measurement Levels)
Logging Output Format Standard Comma Separated Value (CSV) with time stamp and CPM Data (3,500 CPM/mR/hr)
User Interface
Languages Supported English and Japanese
Display Two-Line, 14 character transflective LCD with back light for low light conditions
Keypad Weather resistant commercial-grade membrane keypad
Visual Indicator LED pulses on and off when a radiation detection event occurs. LED can be disabled.
Audio Indicator Tone beeps when a radiation detection event occurs. Audio three volume levels and can be muted.
Input / Output
Audio Output / Digital Interface Standard 3.5mm jack with three selectable volume levels for output to audio systems, computer speakers or media player headphones.

Jack can also be provisioned by the user for pulse output or as a USB Interface for logging data by PC or transferring internal data logging memory (requires optional cable)

External Power 9 VDC at a minimum current rating of 100mA
Environmental / Physical
Temperature Range -20° to 51° C (-4° to 125° F)
Size 143 x 83 x 35 mm (5.63″ x 3.25″ x 1.37″)
Weight 368 grams (13 oz.) including battery
Compliance CE, Lead-Free

Independently tested and found to be substantially compliant with FCC requirements for home use. Approval to display FCC logo pending.

One Year (60 Days on GM Tube)


1. Assuming that background radiation is less than 85 CPM, the device is using the low-power setting and temperature of operation is 25° C (77° F).

All specifications are subject to change without notice.



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