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ikerrg

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Posted - 09/11/2018 :  03:11:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks to you for the extremely quick response and fix, EmfDev.

Yesterday after going through the airport security, the total uSv was slowly increasing (without any counts measured) and suddenly it dropped a big amount and continued increasing slowly. I have pictures and a video! That made no sense for an integral of the dose rate during the whole period. Now the calculation seems to be right: TotalCounts*sensitivity/60, and it stays unchanged until there is another count. I cannot imagine what you were calculating before!

I'll also check the algorithm when I install the M4011 tube again.

By the way, the new firmware version is 1.23.

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EmfDev

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Posted - 09/11/2018 :  11:41:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This time you probably don't need to reboot after changing the tube setting if you want to keep the total count and uSv.
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Stargazer 40

USA
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Posted - 09/11/2018 :  14:45:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
@EmfDef - May I ask how you know which tube it is that has discharged? Is there a trigger that occurs in a separate counter circuit for each side of the PCB? How is the analog changed to digital?

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EmfDev

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Posted - 09/11/2018 :  15:47:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think there is a circuit that generates a low when there is a current in the tube. Each tube has one.
It's probably that discharge in the capacitor is detected then generates a low if the charge goes
below a threshold. But I need to confirm this.
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Reply #5

EmfDev

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Posted - 09/12/2018 :  09:25:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
@ullix is correct. There are 2 counter interrupts separate for those 2 tubes.

edit. sorry I accidentally deleted ullix's answer.

Edited by - EmfDev on 09/13/2018 08:25:47
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Stargazer 40

USA
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Posted - 09/13/2018 :  09:02:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So if I wire the LND 712 to the positive ahead of the anode resistor on the SI3BG and its ground, with the M4011 turn off with hardware switch, the counts will most likely be coming from the LND which is much more sensitive than the SI3BG.

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Reply #7

EmfDev

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Posted - 09/13/2018 :  09:27:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do you mean to connect it in parallel to the SI3BG tube? Yes it can work. As long as it's in the working voltage of
the two tubes. And yea, the count will more likely to come from the more sensitive tube.
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Stargazer 40

USA
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Posted - 09/13/2018 :  11:44:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another question. When ZLM used the LND 7317 tube with the 500+ power supply he cranked up the voltage to the PS. It is true that the PS in the 500+ is essentially the same build/components as in the 600 and 600+ (except for the separation hardware to feed two tubes? I think ZLM said the PS could support 600V by design.

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EmfDev

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Posted - 09/13/2018 :  14:16:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There should be some differences in the hardware but I don't know exactly.
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