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Full version of this Guide may be found on the CD supplied ith the

device or as a download from website http://quarta-rad.ru.

This device is intended to measure the background radiation of


the environment as well as products and materials.

APPEARANCE
Flashlight

Display

Key

Key

Key

Mini-USB

functions can be changed depending on application.


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PREPARATION FOR OPERATION


Fitting power elevents
1. Open the battery compartment lid.

Battery
compartment lid

2. Insert two batteries ("AAA")


3. Close the battery compartment.

Battery compartment

Switching on
Press

Result
The first measurement result will
appear on display after about 10
seconds.

Switching off
Press and hold

for a few seconds.


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DISPLAY LAYOUT
Icons 1- 4, 11, 12 are displayed when the device is turned on.

1. Audible alarm
2. Measuring Cycle in progress
3. Vibration On/Off
4. Backlighting
5. Key function
6. Key function
7. Measurement result
8. Key function
9. Date
10. Time
11. Background Radiation
12. Alarm threshold

13. Power battery charge level


- high

- low (battery to be
replaced).
14. Unit of measurement:
micro Sievert per hour
15. Indicates that a quantum was
detected
16. Number of measurement
cycles performed

DEVICE OPERATION
Measurement
Measurements begin when the device is turned on.

Result

Measurement with Background value


When making measurements with Background Value, two results
are displayed simultaneously:
a

- excess over (b)


b - background radiation
Self-Test
During operaton of the device, Self-Testing is performed on
continuous basis. If a malfuncion is detected, an ERROR message
will be displayed on screen.
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MENU
to enter the menu press

use buttons
select

or

, main menu will appear on display

to move the cursor . Use button

to

moving the cursor to choose the desired function and


to select it. Symbol
will appear/disappear next to the desired
function to indicate that it has been selected/deselected.
After 30 seconds of inactivity the device will exit to main menu.
when batteries are removed, the date and time will reset after
40 hours

DATA TRANSFER TO PC
1. You can upload the measured data to PC using RadexRead
software (included on the CD).
2. Connect the device to PC using USB cable (included).
3. Start RadexRead software. Now, the device is ready to sync with PC.
NOTE: Radexread software should be installed on your computer
prior to use.

FLASHLIGHT
To switch the flashlight, press and hold
5

for a few seconds.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
Range of Indications

Sv/h

Energy range of registered:


Gamma radiation
X-radiation
Beta-radiation

MeV

Error,
where dose power in Sv/h
Alarm threshold (increments of 0.05)
Measurement time
Measurement
Batteries ("AAA")
Uninterrupted operation time
Temperature range (humidity should not
exceed 85% at 25C)
Device dimensions
Weight (without batteries)

%
Sv/h
s

0,05 to 999
0,1 to 1,25
0,03 to 3,0
0,4 to 3,5
(15+6/)

pcs
h

0,05 to 1,2
10
permanently
2
300

-18 to +45

mm
kg

97x68x24
0,08

* At factory settings, with natural background conditions, without use of


flashlight.

Factory settings
Threshold
Audible alarm
Date collection
Vibrato signal
Backlighting

0,30 Sv/h
on
off
off
off

Please be advised that the measurement results obtained


with the use of this device should NOT be relied upon as official
and conclusive. No official government body has approved the
use of this device.
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What is included

RADEX RD1212

CD with software

Brief User Guide

USB cable

REFERENCE INFORMATION

The sievert (symbol: Sv) is the International System of Units (SI) derived unit of
equivalent radiation dose, effective dose, and committed dose. Quantities that are
measured in sieverts are designed to represent the stochastic biological effects of
ionizing radiation. The sievert should not be used to express the unmodified absorbed
dose of radiation energy, which is a clear physical quantity measured in grays. To
enable consideration of biological effects, further calculations must be performed to
convert absorbed dose into effective dose, the details of which depend on the biological
context. This can be far more complicated than just multiplying by a weighting factor.
The sievert is of fundamental importance in radiation dosimetry, and is named after
Rolf Maximilian Sievert, a Swedish medical physicist renowned for work on radiation
dosage measurement and research into the biological effects of radiation. One sievert
equals 100 rem, an older unit of measurement still in widespread use. One sievert
carries with it a 5.5% chance of eventually developing cancer. Doses greater than
1 sievert received over a short time period are likely to cause radiation poisoning,
possibly leading to death within weeks.
Dose examples
Since radiation doses are not frequently encountered in everyday life, the following
examples can help illustrate relative magnitudes. These are meant to be examples
only, not a comprehensive list of possible radiation doses. An acute dose is one
that occurs over a short and finite period of time, while a chronic dose is a dose that
continues for an extended period of time so that it is better described by a dose rate.
Acute dose examples
98
0.25
5 to 10
80

nSv
Sv
Sv
Sv

0.4 to 0.6 mSv


10 to 30 mSv
68
mSv
0.67

Sv

-banana equivalent dose, a whimsical unit of radiation.


-U.S. limit on effective dose from a single airport security screening.
-one set of dental radiographs.
-average dose to people living within 16 km of Three Mile Island
accident.
-two-view mammogram, using weighting factors updated in 2007.
-single full-body CT scan.
-estimated maximum dose to evacuees who lived closest to the
Fukushima I nuclear accidents.
-highest dose received by a worker responding to the Fukushima
emergency.