[ RadSafe ] Thermo EPD Mk2 dosimeter software?
Teachout, Anna M. CIV AFRRI/HPD
TEACHOUT at afrri.usuhs.mil
Tue May 24 06:23:15 CDT 2011
We have a number of these units, and software is not required to turn
the units on or off. Before going through this, you should make certain
that the battery in the unit is fresh (1.5 volt, size AA).
To turn the unit on: Continuously hold down the front membrane button
with your finger until the word "On" appears in the unit's window, at
which point you want to remove your finger from the membrane button.
The word "On" remains in the window for approximately ten seconds,
followed by the H(gamma) reading in mrem (or whatever the original
programming is set up to display, e.g., dose rate in mrem/hr or
accumulated dose in mrem). The unit is now "on" (measuring ionizing
To turn the unit Off, the procedure is somewhat similar: Hold down the
front membrane button with your finger until the word "On" appears in
the window, at which point you want to remove your finger, then give the
membrane button two successive quick pushes. The word "Off" appears,
when select "Off" by giving the membrane button two successive quick
Most of the dose readings can also be changed manually, however this is
a bit more complicated. I recommend you obtain the manual.
Hope this helps!
Chief, Health Physics Division
Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI)
From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Dan Zenchelsky
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2011 11:18 PM
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Thermo EPD Mk2 dosimeter software?
Correction: It's a Thermo EPD Mk2. (was originally manufactured by
Siemens but now by Thermo)
Question is the same - does anyone know how to get this unit unstuck
from the "OFF" mode? :)
From: Dan Zenchelsky
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2011 5:25 PM
To: 'radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu'
Subject: Siemens EPD Mk2 dosimeter software?
Does anybody happen to have the software needed to configure a Siemens
EPD Mk2 dosimeter? I just picked up a used unit, but it is stuck in
the "OFF" mode and apparently it can only be unlocked with the
It looks like it communicates to a PC via IR.
Anybody have any ideas?
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