RAE Systems MiniRAE 3000 PID VOC Detector


  • PID measures from 0-15,000 ppm total volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
  • Built-in humidity compensation for more accurate readings.
  • Logs up to 6 months of data at 1-minute intervals.
  • Correction factors for more than 200 compounds.
  • Built-in sample pump can draw up to 100 feet (30m) horizontally or vertically.

Billed as the most advanced handheld volatile organic compound (VOC) PID detector available for sale, the RAE Systems MiniRAE 3000 puts reliable yet precise atmospheric readings in the palm of your hand.

Designed for use in harsh environments due to its IP-67 design, the MiniRAE 3000 is also the ideal instrument for use in pollution mapping and soil contamination detection as its Lithium-Ion battery provides 16 hours of operation with an additional 12 hours available through an alkaline battery adapter.

The MiniRAE 3000 features the ability to data log samples taken, an integrated correction factors list of more than 200 compounds, icon displaying when calibration is required, and an extended range of 0 to 15,000 ppm making it the ideal instrument for use in HAZMAT, leak detection and industrial hygiene applications. Its RF modem allows real-time data transmissions of up to 500 feet (or two-miles with optional RAELink2 portable modem) from the base controller or even from a standard laptop. The standard ProRAE Remote software is capable of monitoring the input of up to 64 remotely-located monitors like MiniRAE 3000, or AreaRAE, etc.

Proven PID technology - The patented sensor provides the following unique features:

- a 3-second response time
- extended range up to 15,000 ppm with improved linearity
- humidity compensation with inbuilt humidity and Temperature sensors

Design for service

Easy access to lamp and sensor in seconds without tools.

Big Graphic display

Easy overview of gas type, Correction Factor and concentration.

Integrated Flash Light

Better view in dark conditions

User Friendly Screens

including plot view chart view

Inbuilt full RAE Systems 350 compounds correction factors list

Measure more chemicals than any other PID

Multilanguage Support

10 languages encoded

Rugged housing withstands use in harsh environments

- IP67 design for easy cleaning and decontamination
- Strong protective removable Rubber Boot.

Strong, built-in sample pump

Draws up to 100 feet (30m) horizontally or vertically

Data Logging

Up to 6 months of data at one-minute intervals

Lamp Range Resolution Response Time
9.8 eV 0.1 ppm to 5,000 ppm 0.1 ppm 2 sec
10.6 eV 0.1 ppm to 15,000 ppm 0.1 ppm 2 sec
11.7 eV 0.1 ppm to 2,000 ppm 0.1 ppm 2 sec
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
Battery Rechargeable, external field-replaceable Lithium-Ion battery pack
Operating Hours 16 hours of operation
Display 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 VOCs as ppm by volume, High values, STEL and TWA, Battery and shutdown voltage, Date, time, temperature
Alarms 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
Communications 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