GGreg20_V3 Ionizing Radiation Detector

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Approximately: 40$ - 53$

GGreg20_V3 Ionizing Radiation Detector is an electronic sensor module for building a personal counter of ionizing radiation level. For this purpose, the detector includes an impulse counting output to a host controller. Arduino, Adafruit, ESP8266, ESP32, and others can be used as a host controller.

The radiation level is indicated by light and sound signals. The user can mute sounds (jumper J1 – buzzer on/off).

GGreg20_V3 is an inexpensive and useful device for checking the “purity” of

  • mushrooms,
  • berries,
  • vegetables,
  • firewood, etc.

This module is useful for creating smart measurement devices for determining the power of ionizing radiation indoors or outdoors and is available in both portable/pocket style and stationary mode.

The only thing you need to start measuring ionizing radiation with the GGreg20 is any microcontroller that can count the number of pulses per unit time on GPIO.

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Description

The GGreg20_V3 Ionizing Radiation Detector is a new-generation ready-to-use device with an SBM-20 Geiger tube and pulse counting output to the controller.

Purpose

Radioactive particles detector is an electronic sensor module for building a personal counter of ionizing radiation level. For this purpose, the detector includes an impulse counting output to a host controller. Arduino, Adafruit, ESP8266, ESP32, and others can be used as a host controller.

The radiation level is indicated by light and sound signals. The user can mute sounds (jumper J1 – buzzer on/off).

GGreg20_V3 is an inexpensive and useful device for checking the “purity” of

  • mushrooms,
  • berries,
  • vegetables,
  • firewood, etc.

This module is useful for creating smart measurement devices for determining the power of ionizing radiation indoors or outdoors and is available in both portable/pocket style and stationary mode.

The only thing you need to start measuring ionizing radiation with the GGreg20 is any microcontroller that can count the number of pulses per unit time on GPIO.

Specifications

  1. Module dimensions – 30 x 126 x 12 mm. Weight 30 g.
  2. Power supply:

  • a rechargeable battery or a battery:
    • 1-cell Li (3.7V) battery;
    • 2-cell Ni (2.4V) battery;
    • 3-cell 4.5V battery connected to the “Bat” port.
  • a 5 Volt charger.

  1. Power supply of the SBM-20 tube is a built-in adjustable high voltage DC-DC converter. The target voltage level of 400 V is regulated by a potentiometer. The module is fine-tuned and ready for use.
  2. Consumption current – 18 mA at 5V or 30 mA at 3.7V via Li-Ion.
  3. GGreg20_v3 is compatible with the ESP8266/ESP32 logic signal levels (3V3 ACTIVE-LOW: 3 to 3.3V HIGH and about 0.7V LOW), and will work even with the 5V logic input.

Dimensions and Pin assignments

GGreg20_V3 module pin assignments are as follows:

  • BAT – Power supply input 2.2 V – 5.5 V;
  • ON. / OFF. – Main switch on/off; / OFF. – switching on / off the main switch;
  • OUT – Pulse output, active-low;
  • BUZ – Buzzer enable jumper.

The dimensions of the GGreg20_V3 module are as follows:

  • X: 126 mm;
  • Y: 30 mm;
  • Z: 12 mm.

GEIGER_V3 schema

Differences and compatibility with previous versions of GGreg20

Names of characteristics GGreg20_V3 (new) GGreg20_V1 Improvement status
Design monomodular two-module improved
Calculation formula no change
Design and size compatibility Same, except placing the power switch mostly unchanged
Stability of detection results during battery discharge In the range of 2.4 V – 5.5 V (see note 2 and note 3 ) Only at 5V supply voltage (μUSB input) improved
Measurement accuracy 20% 20% no change
Supply voltage range 2.2 – 5.5 volts (see note 2 and note 3 ) 3.7 – 5.5 volts improved
Current consumption near 30 mA near 30 mA no change
Autonomous power supply 1 cell Li (3.7V) or 2 cell Ni (2.4V) battery or battery 3V or AC / DC adapter 2.4V – 5.5V (see note 2 and note 3 ) 1 cell Li (3.7V) or 3 cell Ni (3.6V) battery or 3 cell battery (4.5V) or AC / DC (5V) adapter improved
User interfaces LED, buzzer, Output connector LED, buzzer, Output connector no change
Complexity of the integration Two connectors and one jumper (total 6 pins) Three connectors and a jumper (11 pins in total) Simplified
Protection against connection errors Key-protected connectors are used and a Schottky diode is installed (see note 2 and note 3 ) Not provided improved

Note 1 GThe GGreg20_V2 module version has not been included in the comparison because it was developed for other design solutions (and did not provide space for the SBM-20 tube on the module board).

Note 2 The module board has a default protection diode against erroneous pole reversal when connecting the battery. Such protection will be appropriate despite the fact that it slightly narrows the voltage range of the input power supply which will be 3-5.5 volts. This narrows the voltage range of the input power supply: 3 – 5.5 volts.

Note 3 If you want to power the GGreg20_V3 from a 2.4 Volt source, you need to short the Schottky diode shown in the figure below with a wire or replace it with a 0 Ohm resistor. Note, however, that such a correction will disable the module’s reverse polarity protection.

Fig. GGreg20_V3 Reverse Polarity Protection Diode Manual Replacement Example

Switching-on and measurements

This module is ready for use. The GGreg20_V3 modules are adjusted, configured, and tested for compliance with the declared technical data before being shipped. Any adjustments or settings made by the customer may damage the module or introduce technical inconsistencies.

Connect the power input from the selected power source.

Turn on the power supply. After 10-15 seconds, you will hear a sound and see light signals when the active particles enter the tube.

At normal background radiation, the tube registers and generates 20-30 pulses per minute. The number of pulses can vary depending on weather or cosmic radiation.

Consider the average number of signals per minute.

If you receive more than 60 signals per minute, be careful: your detector has “felt” a dangerous level of ionizing radiation from the environment or food, mushrooms, wood, etc Your detector has “felt” the effects of ionizing radiation emissions from the ambient environment or food, mushrooms, or wood, etc.

In short, the formula is simple: you need to accumulate the number of ingoing GPIO pulses per minute and then multiply by a factor. Like this:

microsieverts per hour = (pulses per minute) * 0.0092

where 0.0092 is a coefficient obtained from the tube manufacturer’s documentation.

Tubes can vary (+ -20%), so we recommend using a conversion factor of 0.0054 to 0.0092 and calibrating the calculations with a trusted (certified) device.

Product kit sets:

1. GGreg20_V3 basic

  • GGreg20_V3 Module — 1 pc

2. GGreg20_V3 basic + Connectors (installed) and cables

  • GGreg20_V3 Module — 1 pc 
  • Connector JST XH 2P male straight — 2 pcs installed on the module board;
  • Pulse output cable, 15 cm, with connectors — 1 pc:
    1. JST XH 2P female on one side and
    2. Dupont 2x1P female on the other side
  • Power supply input cable, 15 cm, with JST XH 2P female connector on one side — 1 pc

3. GGreg20_V3 basic + SBM-20 tube

  • GGreg20_V3 Module — 1 pc
  • SBM-20 tube — 1 pc

4. GGreg20_V3 basic + SBM-20 tube +Connectors (installed) and cables

  • GGreg20_V3 Module — 1 pc

  • SBM-20 tube — 1 pc

  • Connector JST XH 2P male straight — 2 pcs installed on the module board;

  • Pulse output cable, 15 cm, with connectors — 1 pc:
    1. JST XH 2P female on one side and
    2. Dupont 2x1P female on the other side

  • Power supply input cable, 15 cm, with JST XH 2P female connector on one side — 1 pc

Technical description: GGreg20_V3 Datasheet ENG , GGreg20_V3 Datasheet UKR

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