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Buying A Geiger Counter - Page 11

Geiger Counter Buyer's Guide A Quick Recap

Page 11 - Geiger Counter Buyer's Guide A Quick Recap:

Quick Recap:

Let's review the options covered in this paper.

  • Determine your interest and application.
  • What radiation do you need to detect.
  • Geiger Counter Accuracy. Can it be NRC Certified?
  • Digital or Analog - Imperial/Metric or Both
  • Range
  • Data Logging and Radiation Charting Software
  • Ease of Use
  • Working within your budget
  • Warranty


I could not obtain permission from other manufacturers to list their Geiger Counters in this Buyer's Guide. While manufacturers have no problem with listing the positive aspects of their products, they are concerned with the specific not-so-positive aspects. So I was limited in what products I could show and list. Since I work for Images SI Inc. I have full access and permission to use their products and pictures. The information provided here are general guidelines for purchasing a Geiger counter, and are applicable to all Geiger counters.
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Other Guides Being Written To Be Sent:

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How to use a Geiger Counter, list of nuclear experiments.

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