RAE Systems MiniRAE Lite PID VOC Detector


  • Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) detection 0 - 5000 ppm.
  • Built-in humidity compensation
  • Built-in sampling pump draws up to 100' (30 m) away.

This affordable hand-held monitor for VOCs provides superior reliability for leak detection and environmental cleanup and remediation. With a photoionization detector that measures from 0-5,000 ppm, a built-in flashlight, and a rugged housing designed for harsh environments, it’s perfect for a range of applications and approved for safe area use in North America. The pump draws samples from up to 100 feet away, and with a 3-second response time, the MiniRAE Lite can detect a leak before it can cause harm. This device supports more than 10 languages, and includes a large display and large keys that can be operated with up to three layers of gloves.

The rugged MiniRAE Lite is a basic pumped handheld volatile organic compound (VOC) monitor. Its Photoionization Detector’s (PID) range of 0 ppm to 5,000 ppm makes it an ideal instrument for applications such as environmental site surveying where non-hazardous area certifications are required .

Lamp Range Resolution Response Time
10.6 eV 0.1 ppm to 5,000 ppm 0.1 ppm 2 sec (T90)
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
Battery Alkaline Battery Adapter
External field-replaceable lithium ion battery pack, if specified
Operating Hours 12 hours of operation on alkaline battery back (12 hours with lithium-ion battery pack)
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 and low values, Date and time
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 IP-65
Calibration Two-point calibration for zero and span
Sampling Pump Integral, integrated flow rate at 400 cc/min
Sample from 100' (30m) horizontally or vertically
Low Flow Alarm Auto shut-off pump at low-flow condition
Hazardous Area Approval None
Operating Temperature -4° to 113° F (-20° to 50° C)
Humidity 0 to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Attachments Durable green rubber boo
Warranty 3 years for 10.6 eV lamp, 1 year for pump, battery and instrument