MiniRae Lite Portable PID VOC Monitor from Rae Systems


The MiniRae Lite from Rae Systems is the most reliable handheld portable volatile organic compound (VOC) monitor on the market. Its photo ionization detector’s (PID) range of 0 to 5,000 ppm makes it an ideal instrument for application ranging from environmental to construction. The MiniRae Lite is a portable VOC detector which features accurate VOC monitoring, the fastest response time (3 seconds) detector available with a 3 year lamp warranty.


  • Proven PID technology – The patented sensor provides the following unique features
    • 3 second response
    • Range up to 5,000 ppm
    • Six month datalogging
  • Designed for service – easy access to lamp and sensor in seconds without tools
  • Big graphic display for easy overview of concentration
  • Field interchangeable battery pack, replaceable in seconds without tools
  • Integrated flashlight for better visibility in low light
  • Multi-language support with 12 languages encoded
  • Rugged housing withstands use in harsh environments
  • IP 65 design
  • Strong, protective removable rubber boot
  • Duty cycling lamp and sensor auto cleaning technology
  • Tough, flexible inlet Flex-I-Probe
  • Large keys are operable with 3 layers of gloves
  • Strong, built in sample pump draws up to 100′ horizontally or vertically
  • Loud 95 dB audible alarm
  • Interchangeable drop in Lithium-ion and alkaline battery packs
  • 3 year 10.6 eV lamp warranty


Detector PID sensor with 10.6 eV lamp standard
Battery Rechargeable, external, field replaceable Lithium Ion battery pack, if specified
Alkaline battery adapter
Operating Hours 12 hours operation, 12 hours with alkaline batteries
Display 4 lines, 28 x 43mm with LED backlight
Calibration Two point field calibration for zero and span
Keypad 1 operation key, two programming keys, 1 flashlight on/off
Direct Readout Instantaneous reading of VOCs as ppm by volume, high and low values, date and time
Alarms 95 dB buzzer and flashing red LED to indicate exceeded preset limits.
High; 3 beeps and flashes per second
Low; 2 beeps and flashes per second
Alarms latching with manual override or automatic reset
Additional diagnostic alarm and display message for low battery and pump stall
Low Flow Alarm Auto shut off pump at low flow condition
Sampling Pump Internal integrated flow rate 400 cc/min samples from 100′ horizontally or vertically
Temperature -4 to 113°F
Humidity 0 to 95% rH
EMI/RFI Highly resistant to EMI/RFI
Compliant with EMC Directive 89/336/EEC
IP Rating IP65
Size 10″ L x 3″ W x 2.5″ H
Weight 26 ounces with battery pack
Approvals None
Attachment Durable green rubber boot
Warranty 3 years for 10.6 eV PID lamp, 1 year for pump, battery and instrument

Sensor Specifications

Response Time
0-999.9 ppm
0.1 ppm
<3 seconds
1,000-5,000 ppm
1 ppm
<3 seconds

Ordering Information

Each MiniRae Lite includes 10.6 eV Lamp, Flex-I-Probe, external filter, green rubber boot, alkaline battery adapter, lamp cleaning kit, tool kit, Li-Ion battery, if specified with universal AC/DC charger, travel charger, if specified, Universal wall adapter, if specified, manual and soft leather case. The Accessory Kit includes hard transport case, metal filters with o-rings, organic vapor zeroing kit, gas outlet port adapter and tubing. The optional Calibration Kit includes isobutylene calibration gas and regulator. For pricing, please call AFC International at 1-800-952-3293, 219-987-6825 or fax 219-987-6826 or email

Catalog No.
MiniRae Lite, 10.6 eV Lamp
MiniRae Lite, 10.6 eV Lamp and Accessory Kit,
MiniRae Lite, 10.6 eV Lamp, Accessory Kit & Calibration Kit


Rae Systems MiniRae Lite literature

Tags: Portable VOC Detector, Handheld VOC Detector, Portable VOC Monitor, Handheld VOC Monitor

Product Literature

Table of Ionization Potentials

What is a Photo Ionization Detector?

PIDs as a HazMat Response Tool

PIDs as an Arson Response Tool

Guide to Atmospheric Testing in a Confined Space

Using PIDs in Terrorist Chemical Attacks

PIDs in Clandestine Laboratories Applications

PIDs for Continuous Monitoring of VOCs

Using PIDs for Indoor Air Quality Surveys

Environmental Applications for PIDS

Using PIDs for Assessment of Exposure Risk in Unknown Environments

Facility and Venue Protection

Nerve Agent Measurement by PID

Decontamination Procedures for Monitors Exposed to Chemical Warfare Agents

Rae Systems MiniRae Lite literature

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