The Aeroqual Series 500 is the flagship of the Aeroqual portable monitoring lineup featuring built-in Data-Logging, and is sold as a part of the Indoor Portable Monitor Starter Kit. The kit includes 3 sensors that can be swapped out on the Series 500 base to measure the air pollutant of your concern. This Kit includes 3 interchangeable sensors: Particulate Matter (PM) sensor for measuring PM2.5/PM10, and Carbon Dioxide (CO2), and VOC. Along with 3 sensors and Series 500 Monitor, the Indoor Portable Monitor Start Kit includes a temperature/relative humidity sensor, and software package that makes it easy to download and handle the data you log. The Series 500 Monitor has relay and voltage outputs, letting it interface to your controls and external datalogger systems.
If you only want the Series 500 and one gas sensor see our S-500 Monitor page.
-Fits comfortably in the hand
-One monitor compatible with 3 sensors to measure common air pollutants
-Data logged directly onto monitor base
-Audible alarm functionality
-Changing sensors takes seconds and can be done anywhere
-Remote sensor capability
-Long life lithium battery technology
-Zero and span calibrate in the field
-Free PC software (Windows 7, 8, XP compatible)
-Connect direct to PC via USB
-Indoor air quality
-Monitor Base which includes: LCD Display, Lithium battery & charger, integrated datalogger, 0-5 VDC output, zero & span calibration adjustment, low & high audible alarm)
-Particulate Matter Sensor (PM10/2.5)
-Carbon Dioxide CO2 (0-5000ppm - CE)
-VOC Sensors (0-25 ppm - VM)
-Monitor to USB cable for connection to PC
-PC software for datalogging
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Control and Interface Features:
The monitor can also operate in control mode. Upper and lower control limits can be easily set directly on the display. Using the 0-5V output the Series 500 can be used to switch on or off an externally connected device, such as an ozone generator, or system in the presence of a predetermined level of gas. By selecting the optional wall-mount bracket and plugging in mains power the Series 500 is effectively able to act as a fixed monitor as well as a handheld portable device.
Other features on the Series 500 include monitor ID and location ID. Monitor ID identifies the monitor uniquely and ensures that all data from it are tied to that monitor. Location ID can be used to tag measurements to a specific location which is helpful when sampling at a number of sites over the course of a day or week. High and low alarms can also be configured to alert when ozone concentrations have reach a user defined set point.
For those wanting to recalibrate on site the Series 500 allows adjustment of zero and span. Together with the R42 Calibration Accessory and an ozone generator this function allows the sensor head to be fully recalibrated without having to return it to the factory. Alternatively the sensor head can be returned to Aeroqual for a factory calibration which includes a renewed calibration certificate.
Every sensor head we send out comes with a calibration certificate. Click here to see a visual explanation of the contents of your calibration certificate.
Sensor heads for the Series-500 are interchangeable, allowing you to detect many gasses with one device. Each sensor head will fit each handheld device. Simply pull the sensor out and put a different sensor in its place. The S-500 will recognize the sensor and display the proper range and gas on the screen.
Replacement (or additional) sensor heads are available for all of the gases listed above. You can find their details and pricing on our Replacement Sensors page!
Note: sensors for the optional enclosure, R13, outdoor enclosure, or environmental enclosure are all calibrated specifically for an enclosure. Please specify when ordering if you are using sensor in an enclosure.
The Aeroqual Series-500 has the most user friendly and flexible data logging software of any gas detector we have tested. Data is stored on board the Series 500 with a maximum 8,188 records available. To download the data a USB cable is supplied for connection to PC. Free PC software provided with the Series 500 takes the data and presents it in a chart or table view.
The Aeroqual software will allow for table, or graph view that can be printed or displayed on the screen. Date can also be exported to Excel or CSV file. A handy daily log view is also possible with this software showing the average gas level for each day.
Data logging intervals can be chosen from 1 minute, to any duration the user chooses. At 5-minute intervals the Series-500 can store data for over 28 days.
Screen shot below shows the table and graph view available in the Aeroqual data logging software. User can choose either table or graph mode, and can choose timeframe to capture data from.
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Screen below shows the Daily View mode. User can choose to show a summary of data showing each day's summary of min, max, and average captured data.
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Screen below shows the monitor set-up that can be performed from the Aeroqual Software. Using this software the monitor can be plugged into the PC and set-up without having to access the monitor. This is useful for outdoor, or potentially remote monitoring stations. Monitor logging intervals, alarm, and relay set-points can all be changed from your PC.
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The Series-500 ships with a rechargeable and replacement battery. Extra batteries can be purchased to keep as a spare with your Series-500. This will allow long term field measurements. See image below for battery location and replacement.
View a brochure with specifications on the Series-200, 300, and 500.
Sensor Specifications for Handheld Aeroqual Series-200, 300, and 500
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Full list of technical information and specifications for all Aeroqual sensors
Series 500 Product Brochure
Series 500 Quick Guide
Series-500 Operation Manual
Aeroqual Portable Air Quality Monitor Information
Case Studies using the Series-500 Monitor:
Outdoor Air Quality monitoring in the Niger Delta
Indoor Air Quality monitoring in Trinidad and Tobago, simultanious CO, CO2, VOC, Temp, and RH measurement
Solar Powered Outdoor air quality monitoring in San Joaquin, CA
Real-time, portable outdoor air quality monitoring in Birmingham, UK