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 Dosimeter "mode" and its alarm (GMC-500+)
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2072

France
6 Posts

Posted - 04/30/2024 :  11:22:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello,

I was several time woke up in the middle of the night by the frightening dosimeter alarm. The first time it happened it was quite horrible and stressful to be honest, the second time was just very annoying and now I have to keep reminding myself to reset the dosimeter count regularly...

This is really annoying.

What I do not understand is why does the exposition counter increases under "normal" non-dangerous radiation level. This is not useful at all, it should only start counting above a certain threshold.

Is there any way to disable the dosimeter feature when we do not want to use it?

My device is a GMC-500+ rev.2.37, maybe there is a firmware update for this?
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EmfDev

2188 Posts

Posted - 05/01/2024 :  09:36:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi 2072, please email me or support with your serial number so we can generate an update for your device.
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2072

France
6 Posts

Posted - 05/06/2024 :  15:13:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for getting back to me, I've sent you an email just now.
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2072

France
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Posted - 05/15/2024 :  15:22:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for sending me the updater, I've just successfully updated my device and all went fine.
However I've not seen any difference in the Dosimeter settings, the counter is till increasing while I'm at an average of 13 CPM. Are there new options available that I've not seen?
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EmfDev

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Posted - 05/16/2024 :  17:15:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The alarm should be higher with the new update.
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2072

France
6 Posts

Posted - 05/18/2024 :  08:26:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Indeed, now it tells me 516 days left until the 10000000 count is reached.
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GBG12

Canada
101 Posts

Posted - 05/21/2024 :  18:14:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So the design seems to be 'alarm the user every year and a half if there is only background radiation'? I agree there should be threshold before it accumulates counts.
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