Quick Start Guide

The Introduction video will help you familiarize yourself with the Radiation Alert® Monitor 4, Monitor 4EC, and MC1K analog radiation detectors.

The Monitor 4, Monitor 4EC, and MC1K use a Geiger-Mueller tube to detect radiation. The Geiger tube generates a pulse of electrical current each time radiation passes through the halogen quenched tube and causes ionization. Each pulse is electronically detected and registers as a count. The Monitor 4, Monitor 4EC, and MC1K displays the counts on the analog display.

PRECAUTIONS:

  • CAUTION: Never touch the Monitor 4, Monitor 4EC, or MC1K to a surface that may be contaminated. You may contaminate the instrument.
  • Do not leave the Monitor 4, Monitor 4EC, or MC1K in temperatures over 100° F (38° C) or in direct sunlight for extended periods of time.
  • Do not get the Monitor 4, Monitor 4EC, or MC1K wet. Water can damage the circuitry and the mica surface of the Geiger tube.
  • Do not put the Monitor 4, Monitor 4EC, or MC1K in a microwave oven. It cannot measure microwaves, and you may damage it or the oven.
  • This instrument may be sensitive to and may not operate properly in radio frequency, microwave, electrostatic, and electromagnetic fields.
  • If you do not expect to use the Monitor 4, Monitor 4EC, or MC1K for longer than one month, remove the battery to avoid damage from battery corrosion. Change the battery promptly when the battery indicator appears on the display.