CD V-715 Radiation Survey Meter
CD V-715 Radiation Survey Meter

CD V-715 Radiation Survey Meter

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Part Number:12-00002

Model:  CD V-715 Radiation Survey Meter (ion chamber type)

Detection Range:  0 to 500 Roentgens per Hour (R/hr) Range

High-Range Gamma Radiation Detection

Condition:  Used, Calibrated & Fully Operational

Includes:  Carrying Strap & Manual
Power Supply:  Requires 1 common 1.5v D-Cell Batteries (Not Included)


KI4U Radiation Lab Tested & Recently Calibrated

KI4U, Inc. is licensed and authorized by the State of Texas (Bureau of Radiation Control License No. L05515).   KI4U is the only private, non-government, lab that specializes in calibrating high-range Civil Defense instruments.  This Survey Meter has been rigorously inspected, tested and calibrated at the licensed radiation calibration laboratory - KI4U.  It is fully ready for reliable, accurate and confident service in the field. 

These units are taken through preventative maintenance, tests and evaluations prior to calibration. After passing the KI4U lab calibration they are then certified and a calibration sticker is placed on the unit showing the calibration date and other relevant information.


The device comes with a manual and carrying strap.   The Model CD V-715 Radiation Survey Meter was an integral part of the Civil Defense emergency response community with thousands still in use today across America.  Radiation meters SAVE LIVES.  ONLY HIGH LEVELS of radiation are fatal.   It takes 300 to 500 Rads of Total Dose for 50% of those exposed to die.  

The CD V-715 Survey Meter has a hermetically sealed ionization chamber.  It is a portable monitoring instrument that measures gamma radiation dose rates as high as 500 roentgens per hour (R/hr).  It is designed to be used in determining radioactive contamination levels that may result from an enemy attack or other nuclear disaster.    It has had two controls: a zero adjust knob and a range switch.  The range selector switch which turns the instrument on checks its operation and serves to select the proper range.  The zero control is used to adjust the supply voltage to compensate for battery aging, temperature variations, thus, insuring rated accuracy for any reading taken.

  • Weighs 3.25 pounds, die cast aluminum and drawn steel case, watertight, will float. 
  • Powered with one D-sized battery, will operate continuously for 150 hours, longer if on intermittent basis.
  • Instrument accuracy on any of its four ranges is within +- 20% of true dose rate. 
  • Accuracy maintained throughout temperature ranges of -20 F to +125 F, relative humidity to 100% and altitudes up to 25,000.
  • Scales/Range:  X0.1:  0 - 0.5 R/hr,  X1:  0 - 5.0 R/hr,  X10: 0 - 50 R/hr,   X100: 0 - 500 R/h.
  • These units may look slightly used cosmetically.  


*** IMPORTANT - How this Meter Reads Radiation ***

This meter is NOT for measuring common, normal, background radiation, NOT  for measuring radiation that might be in food or water, or very small radioactive particles that might be on your clothing or skin. For that get the CDV-700 GEIGER Counter Radiation meter, it will measure that low, but it won't measure radiation any higher than 50miliRads/hour.


This meter MEASURES how MUCH radiation you are getting PER HOUR.  It does NOT measure your TOTAL Accumulated DOSE.  FOR DOSE monitoring you want something as simple as a RADSTICKER or a CDV-742 DOSIMETER and CDV-750 charger.

You may find CD V-715's on EBay or other such sites but they are almost always surplus items that have not been inspected, tested, repaired or calibrated.  Just because it's advertised as working does not necessarily mean the unit has been calibrated.  These units require periodic calibration to function properly.  Using an uncalibrated device could expose you to dangerous levels of radiation.  Calibration can only be performed by a licensed radiation calibration lab such as KI4U. 

Don't wait until a nuclear crisis occurs to order one of these.  Once a crisis occurs the demand will almost certainly outpace the availability. 


***The photos are a representation of the product and not the exact product that will be shipped to you.***

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