The SP418 Probe Pak interfaces via cable between an actual radiation meter and probe and uses RF remote control to direct a pulse train on the high-voltage detector input of that meter that is equivalent to a particular probe’s output when exposed to radiation.
The simplicity of the product is inherent as the instructor merely presses a button on the remote controller to produce a reading on the meter that the SP418 Probe Pak is attached to. This is a very simple operation yielding the most realistic, valuable results that trainees can use to learn from. All this in the safest training environment utilizing the same radiation meters used on the job.
The 8 values, each presented in a step fashion when a button is pressed, allows an instructor to increase and decrease values between upper and lower limits to show increasing and decreasing readings as a trainee approaches or retreats from an identified source. This is significant for detection oriented tasks but may not be suitable for “measurement” oriented tasks, which the SP900 Probe Pak is more applicable to.
The remote controller for the SP418 Probe Pak is a small, 8-pushbutton device that is deceiving in its simplicity. Each of the pushbuttons is associated with a CPM, mR/h, Sv/h or Gy/h setting that when pressed is created at the meter which the SP418 Probe Pak is attached to. When a button is pressed, that reading is held until another button is pressed and the change to the new rate value is a step function. The button values are customizable by the customer upon ordering.