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Dylos DC1100 PRO Laser Particle Counter

 
 
Price: $260.99 - $289.99
 
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  • Product Overview

    Environmental Protection Agency has concluded that the air quality indoors can be up to 10 times worse than the air quality outdoors – even in the most industrialized cities. Yet, with this knowledge, it is hard to know whether or not you need to be concerned. How clean is the air in my home? In my office? This consumer air quality monitor is a breakthrough product that can accurately answer these questions and determine the indoor air quality wherever you need it.

    Laser Technology

    Laser particle counters are sophisticated monitors used for the quick and accurate measurement of airborne particle concentrations. Traditional units are extremely high priced and are often used in hospitals, laboratories and clean room facilities – where clean air is critical. This innovative air quality monitor uses the same laser technology as the traditional units to give you the same accurate readings. However, this monitor has been redesigned to expressly meet the needs of home users – at an affordable price.

    Particle Counts

    As air is cycled through the unit, both small and large particles are counted and displayed. Small particles counted include: fine dust, bacteria, mold, smoke, and smog. Large particles include: coarse dust, pollens, larger bacteria, plant spores, pet dander and dust mite feces. Anyone with allergies or asthma can use this information to specifically monitor their trouble areas. Someone with an allergy to pollen, for example, will be especially interested in their air’s large particle count.

    PC Interface Option

    The PC Interface Option has all the features of the standard DC1100 PRO, but also allows you to download the air quality data to a PC for graphing and analysis. A 9-pin serial cable (not included) links the DC1100 to your PC or laptop to transfer the data as it samples. To use this feature, you must connect a 9-pin serial cable from the unit to a COM port on your PC. If your PC lacks any COM ports, you’ll need to purchase a COM Port to USB adapter to use with the cable. You can then use any terminal program on the PC to communicate with the DC1100. Not all operating systems come with terminal programs. If yours does not, a terminal program must be purchased separately. Serial cables are available at most office supply stores, and terminal programs are easy to download. More detailed information and instructions are provided in the Owner’s Manual.

    NOTE - Any software that comes with the cable must be installed before using.

    DC1100 PRO vs. DC1100 Standard

    DC1100 Pro has all the features of the standard DC1100 but with increased sensitivity - detecting particles down to 0.5 microns in size. The large particle size range is calibrated to 2.5 microns and above. The increased sensitivity (0.5 microns) makes this monitor perfect for those with more severe allergies who want to ensure that the air is clean of even very small particles. It is a great tool for helping to monitor and track how well your air purifier is cleaning your air.

    Portable and Versatile

    The unit is small and lightweight, allowing you to easily test any area of your home. Take it anywhere you spend large portions of your day indoors. Use the information to take action to protect you and your family and give you peace of mind knowing that the air you breathe is safe and healthy.

    • True laser particle counter
    • Available with or without PC Interface
    • Keeps separate counts of both small particles (0.5 microns to 2.5 microns) and large particles (greater than 2.5 microns)
    • LCD display shows particle counts numerically and graphically (bar graph)
    • Choose between two modes of operation:
      • Continuous mode: Unit continuously samples the air
      • Monitor mode: Air is sampled for one minute every hour
    • Three history viewing options available:
      • Minute history mode: View data recorded over the past hour, minute by minute
      • Hour history mode: View data recorded over the past day, hour by hour
      • Day history mode: View data recorded over the past month, day by day
    • Stores up to 30 days of data history
    • Power – 9V wall adapter (120V/60Hz)
    • Dimensions (H x W x D) – 7” x 4.5” x 3”

    Manufacturer's Warranty

    90-Day-Limited Warranty

    Manufacturer's Literature

    Dylos DC1100 PC Interface Manual
    Instructions for using the Dylos Computer Interface with the Dylos DC11000 Air Quality Monitor

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  • Specifications

    Minimum Sensitivity> .5 microns
    TypeParticle Counters
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  • Reviews

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    Dylos DC1100 PRO Laser Particle Counter
     
    4.6

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (10)
    • Good instructions / manual (7)
    • Reliable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Regular use (6)
      • Testing (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Average health (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Very helpful for my HEPA filters test

      I purchased the DC1100 Pro model because I needed something to help me to test small particles in the air .I search from the net to know this device can detect the particles less...Read complete review

      I purchased the DC1100 Pro model because I needed something to help me to test small particles in the air .I search from the net to know this device can detect the particles less than 0.5 microns. It's very useful to detect the health air quality for me.
      I just got an air purifier to clean the air in my bedroom,but the sensor of the purifier doesn't so sensitive to the bad air condition. So I need some reliable data to set the purifier's speed to purify the air. When I got the device I can easily know the air quality indoor and outdoor,so I can open the window for fresh air or not.
      It can record the data within an hour,that was very helpful to calculate the air purifier purification efficiency,so I can calculate how much the air purifier effect I need to buy next time. Also I use it to record all the data during my sleep. When I was asleep, I turn the air purifier to the lowest speed to reduce the noise,using the device I can easily to know the air quality during the whole night, after that I assured use the air purifier all the night.
      DC1100 Pro is very useful to monitor the indoor pollution, but without DC power it can't use to test the air quality in my car, so I got a mobile power to use it everywhere. BTW the 1700 version is a bit expensive, or I may choose it instead of DC1100 Pro.
      In short, DC1100 Pro is the most cost-effective equipment for individual users.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Works Great But Not Portable

      Must be plugged into outlet. Works great, but must plug into an outlet in each room tested.

      Must be plugged into outlet. Works great, but must plug into an outlet in each room tested.

      Reviewed by 21 customers

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      5.0

      excellent unit

      By wealdstone

      from North Bay, Ontario, Canada

      About Me Average Health

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Discrete

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Regular Use

        Comments about Dylos DC1100 PRO Laser Particle Counter:

        very sensitive , responds very quickly.

         
        5.0

        Dylos Pro

        By Retired Professor: Doctor H.

        from Santa Clara, Utah

        About Me Retired Professor

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Testing

          Comments about Dylos DC1100 PRO Laser Particle Counter:

          I use product daily to test air quality. Bought it to get accurate data in living quarters and wood shop. Both wife and I have lung damage and need our wood floors refinished but were concerned with particulates being released in the process. The guage helps us decide if vendors filtrration systems work well enough for us to use them. Note that using nebulizer in house sends readings to 7000 as mist gets in the air and remains for several hours. That was enlightening to discover since these are good particles rather than bad.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Seems to be working

          By tlathbury

          from Northeast

          About Me Average Health

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Instructions
          • Easy To Use
          • Plug And Play Not Diffic

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Regular Use
            • Testing

            Comments about Dylos DC1100 PRO Laser Particle Counter:

            - Seems to be sensitive enough to pick up increased air particle count when i walk into the room and/or start working or moving items.
            - No date/time stamp for historical results unless you use in conjuction with the computer.
            - Happy with purchase. Trying to whip my basement work area into shape and this allows me to gauge the results of my efforts as I clean, install air filters, etc etc.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Product

            By None

            from Rockford,IL.

            About Me Average Health

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Instructions
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Regular Use
              • Testing

              Comments about Dylos DC1100 PRO Laser Particle Counter:

              Great Product

              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              MONITORING AIR

              By MOOSE

              from MIAMI, FL

              About Me Average Health, Elderly

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Instructions
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Testing

                Comments about Dylos DC1100 PRO Laser Particle Counter:

                I GET NUMBERS BUT I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY MEAN. I ALSO BOUGHT THE GRAPHING PROGRAM WHICH I STILL CAN'T GET TO WORK. THAT WOULD STILL GIVE ME NUMBERS BUT ON GRAPH. I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO KNOW WHAT IS IN MY AIR AND NOT JUST A NUMBER.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Fantastic product for the office

                By Brett

                from Foxboro, MA

                About Me Athletic, Average Health

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Instructions
                • Easy To Use
                • Exportable Data
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Dylos DC1100 PRO Laser Particle Counter:

                    I use this product in a cube farm full of developers. I export the data to be graphed via gnuplot. It serves as an excellent visual representation of relative air quality in the office. This serves a number of functions, not the least being informing the workers about the details and quality of their workspace.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good for the money

                    By Frank

                    from New Haven CT

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Dylos DC1100 PRO Laser Particle Counter:

                        This device is good to see if your air filter is doing it's job. I can easily see big differences between the readings where the air filter is vs where there is no filter.
                        This is a very simple device so don't expect it to provide you with any real meaningful quantitave data.

                         
                        4.0

                        Good stuff to have

                        By Dave

                        from Beijing, China

                        About Me Average Health

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Instructions
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Regular Use

                          Comments about Dylos DC1100 PRO Laser Particle Counter:

                          I use the unit to monitor PM2.5 for both indoor and outdoor. The result matches the official published data pretty well. When the reading is getting high in the room, I will turn on the air purifier.

                          Overall operation is easy. However, you can only review the histry recorded data backforwards, can't review the recorded data forwards.

                           
                          5.0

                          Works very well, saves air filter money

                          By tking

                          from Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Instructions
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • Menu Is Slow To Use

                          Best Uses

                          • Regular Use
                          • Saves Money On Air Filter

                          Comments about Dylos DC1100 PRO Laser Particle Counter:

                          A great product that saves money and improves allergy conditions!
                          1. Let's you see when HEPA air filters need to be changed. Are you changing them too soon? Not soon enough? Provides info needed to save money by changing filters only when needed!
                          2. Allows you to place and set air filters for maximum effectiveness.

                          Bottom line: Provides the information needed to improve house air for asthma & allergy conditions and save money on expensive filter replacements. This is a MUST HAVE item for those with serious allergies or asthma!

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Works like a charm

                          By THe Dog Walker

                          from Los Angeles, CA

                          About Me Average Health, Elderly

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Instructions
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Instantly Gives Readout

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Regular Use

                            Comments about Dylos DC1100 PRO Laser Particle Counter:

                            I am very allergic to pollens and I use the product to see how effective my room air cleaners are working. The Dylos give a continuouly accurate reading as to the amount of pollutants in the room.

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