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X-Ray and Gamma Personal Dosimeters PM1610A

Electronic personal dosimeters of PM1610 series provide measurement of dose equivalent (DE) and dose equivalent rate (DER) of continuous and pulsed X-ray and gamma radiation in the energy range from 20 keV to 10 MeV, as well as time of dose accumulation. Instruments have audible, visual and vibration alarms to warn the user when preset dose/dose rate threshold levels are exceeded. Shockproof rubberized case and  LCD with fluorescent backlight allows operation in harsh environment. Dosimeters are compact and easy in use, have long life built-in rechargeable battery.

PM1610 series is recommended for use by medical professionals, first responders, customs and border patrol, radiological and radioisotope laboratories, professionals exposed to pulse radiation.

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Operation Principle

Dosimeters allow setting of two DER alarm threshold levels and two DE alarm threshold levels. Instruments continuously control the threshold levels and alert the user with audible, light and vibration alarms when the threshold levels are exceeded. Instruments automatically record data into permanent memory and store up to 7500 events of DER and DE measurement history in non-volatile memory. PM1610-01 modification is equipped with data communication channel (ISO15693 standard).

Modifications available

PM1610 - basic model

PM1610-01 - modification with  data communication channel (ISO15693 standard)

PM1610A - modification with extended DE measurement range, relative DER measurement error

PM1610A-01 - modification with extended DE measurement range, relative DER measurement error and data communication channel (ISO15693 standard)

Network Functions

Personal Dose Tracker System developed by Polimaster, enables connection up to 100 units of PM1610.  PDT System is intended for continuous account for external radiation exposure, maintenance of dose history database and calculation of the personnel accumulated doses (individual as well as group doses) during the set period of time, alarm when preset thresholds (individual as well as group thresholds) are exceeded. Software enables information transfer by USB-protocol to a personal computer to analyze, process, and generate corresponding databases in a control center or an expert center.


Instrument battery will gradually run down during a long-term storage (even if the instrument is switched off). Over-discharged batteries could lose some capacity. For this reason Polimaster recommends users to charge the battery periodically (at least once per six months).



  • Illicit Trafficking of Nuclear and Radioactive Materials
  • Emergency Response
  • Guest dosimeters
  • Personnel Exposure
  • Radiation Safety in NDT

Standards Compliance

Designed to meet ANSI N42.20 - 2006 and IEC 61526: 2010 requirements

Complies with ANSI 42.34, section 9.11 requirements by the level of emitted radio-noise


Detector Geiger-Muller tube
Dose equivalent rate (DER) measurement range 0.1 µSv/h to 10.0 Sv/h
DER indication range 0.01 µSv/h to 12.0 Sv/h
DER measurement accuracy ± (10 + +K1/ Ḣ +К2∙ Ḣ ) %, where Ḣ - DER value in mSv/h, K1 - coefficient 0.0015 mSv/h, К2 - coefficient 0.0015 (mSv/h)-1
DE measurement range:
continuous photon radiation 0.05 μSv to 20.0 Sv
pulsed photon radiation 10 μSv to 20.0 Sv
DE indication range 0.001 μSv to 24.0 Sv
DE measurement accuracy ± 20 %
Energy range 0.02 to 10.0 MeV
Energy response relative to 0.662 MeV:
20 to 33 keV 60 %
33 to 48 keV 40 %
48 keV to 3 MeV 30 %
3 to 10 MeV 50 %
PC communication USB
Power supply built-in rechargeable battery (502030 240mAh MOBILE STAR)
Battery lifetime:
average DER not more than 0.3 µSv/h, backlight, audible, light and vibration alarms activated for not more than 20 s/24 hours 1 month
Ingress protection IP65
Drop test on concrete floor 1.5 m onto hard wooden surface
Dimensions 58 x 59 x 20 mm (2 2/7'' x 2 2/7'' x 5/7'')
Weight no more 0.07 kg (2.5 oz)
Alarm Type visual, audio, vibration
Mean service lifetime 10 years
Mean recovery time 60 min
Operating temperature -20 °С to + 50 °С
Humidity 98 % at 35 °С
Atmospheric pressure 84 to 106.7 kPa


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