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CrocodileDandee

Australia
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Posted - 07/07/2020 :  17:44:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi there, I bought the 500+ and thinking about buying a protective pouch because the meter itself is not waterproof or dust proof. Because there is no original protective case for it, Iím interested in this JOTO pouch which still allows me to use it whilst it is in its bag and protecting it from dust and rain. I live in the desert and Sand storms and dust are a problem. NOW MY QUESTION: If I operate the 500+ is the result of the radiation measurement different if itís in the slim plastic bag compared to if itís be used without it? Thanks for your help!

Edited by - CrocodileDandee on 07/07/2020 17:46:21
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jlp1528

USA
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Posted - 07/07/2020 :  19:58:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The 500+ should remain largely unaffected by a thin soft plastic container such as this. This model is not sensitive to alpha radiation like the 600+. Worst case scenario the detector won't pick up quite as much beta radiation, and that's mostly due to not being able to get that little bit closer to whatever you're measuring.
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CrocodileDandee

Australia
55 Posts

Posted - 07/07/2020 :  20:05:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jlp1528

The 500+ should remain largely unaffected by a thin soft plastic container such as this. This model is not sensitive to alpha radiation like the 600+. Worst case scenario the detector won't pick up quite as much beta radiation, and that's mostly due to not being able to get that little bit closer to whatever you're measuring.



Thanks. Canít be wrong spending 8 AUD to check it out. Itís really thin and just keeping rain and dust from nasty weather away when Iím on my travels.
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Damien68

France
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Posted - 07/08/2020 :  07:40:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
not sure the Joto is big enough,
the dimensions of the 500+ are 78x24x136mm

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CrocodileDandee

Australia
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Posted - 07/12/2020 :  22:46:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Damien68

not sure the Joto is big enough,
the dimensions of the 500+ are 78x24x136mm



I have ordered it anyway. Will report soonest I have received it, if itís a good alternative to protect the device in rain and dusty conditions.
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CrocodileDandee

Australia
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Posted - 07/13/2020 :  21:33:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Damien68

not sure the Joto is big enough,
the dimensions of the 500+ are 78x24x136mm



Here it is! Iím quite happy with that!
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Damien68

France
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Posted - 07/14/2020 :  01:26:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
perfect, it's tailor-made.

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CrocodileDandee

Australia
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Posted - 07/14/2020 :  02:32:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Damien68

perfect, it's tailor-made.



Yes, quite happy spending 7A$ for this. I tested it too and put it under water. Seems to be waterproof though I only needed dust and rain protection.
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EmfDev

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Posted - 07/14/2020 :  09:25:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow that looks perfect.
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CrocodileDandee

Australia
55 Posts

Posted - 07/14/2020 :  19:51:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by EmfDev

Wow that looks perfect.



Yes, it does, if there wouldn't be the static field when touching it... Is that a reason why GQ does not offer such a solution for this device?
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