MiniPID 2 PID sensor

0-100 ppm range, 0.1 ppm sensitivity, 11.7 eV lamp

Designed for OEMs, we manufacture and supply more photoionisation detection (PID) sensors than any other company in the world with our sensor technology trusted by major gas detection manufacturers, globally.

Our patented Fence Electrode Technology is proven to resist humidity and contamination, giving you outstanding results when detecting volatile organic compounds (VOCs) within the most challenging environments.

MiniPID 2 is a simple plug-and-play sensor able to deliver a dynamic and dependable response to thousands of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) across many diverse applications.

The sensor is designed for both diffusive and in-line pumped sampling, delivering an exceptional response time and clear down. MiniPID 2 incorporates lamps of exceptional brightness and stability enabling detection of less volatile and less readily sensed compounds reliably, over an extended period of time.

MiniPID 2 detection range

PPM MiniPID 2: range 0 – 100 ppm with 0.1 ppm sensitivity
This 11.7 variant has a reasonably wide range and sensitivity but has the advantage of being able to detect gases with ionisation potentials up to 11.7 eV. This sensor is configured specifically for dynamic response to VOCs at elevated concentrations allowing for greater accuracy and repeatability.

Key Features

  • Humidity-resistance
  • Anti-contamination design
  • 11.7 eV lamp
  • Removable, pneumatically sealed sensing electrode stack
  • Series 4 / A1 size
  • 3 – month warranty (excluding the electrode stack)
  • 3 months serviceable burn time
  • Manufactured in the UK

What’s included

All MiniPID 2 sensor are virtually insensitive to humidity changes, providing unparalleled performance in a variety of applications.

A MiniPID 2 assemblies include:

  • MiniPID 2 sensor
  • Photo ionisation lamp
  • Electrode stack
  • Spring

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Technical Specification


Target gases VOCs with ionisation potentials below 11.7 eV
Minimum detection limit 0.1 ppm (100 ppb)
Typical sensitivity 2.5 mV/ppm
T90 response time 3 seconds
Warm up time 10 minutes
Offset voltage 80 – 120 mV
Filter lifetime 1 year
Operating life > 5 years
Position sensitivity None
Onboard filter Hydrophobic, removes particulates and liquids
Error state signal (diagnostics) < 50 mV
Weight < 8 g
Package type Series-4 package size, 3-pin interface
Serviceable parts Electrode stack, lamp, spring
Warranty period 3 months
Recommended storage conditions 10 – 30 °C, ≤95 %RH (no dew condensation)

Intrinsic Safety

Safety certification ULCSA & ATEX ATEX Non-certified
Supply voltage 3.0 – 3.6 V unregulated 3.6 – 10 V regulated 3.6 – 18 V regulated


CLASS1, DIV1 Groups ABCD, Conforms to UL STD. 913
Certified to CSA STD. C22.2 No 157
-40 °C < Ta < +55 °C @ 1.1W (65 °C @ 0.9W

Video Support

Video Support – MiniPID 2 PID sensor


The following accessories are available for the MiniPID 2 PID sensor.
For further information or pricing please contact Ion Science or your local Distributor.

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