What is a microwave leak detector?

 
     
     
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A microwave leak detector is an electronic device which can be used to detect the production of microwave radiation from sources including microwave ovens. 

 
     
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Microwaves are a part of the electromagnetic spectrum. For more information on this, see: Wonkee Donkee's lesson on microwaves.

 
     
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Although these instruments can vary in price, they are generally inexpensive and very simple to use. 

 
     
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Microwave leak detectors can be used in a more professional role when performing portable appliance testing (PAT), a health and safety regulation in the UK.

 
     
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There are both analogue and digital microwave leak detectors. This produces two different types of reading, but does not majorly affect the way the devices work.  

 
     
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Microwave leak detectors work by measuring irradiance between certain frequencies. 

 

For more information, see:  How does a microwave leak detector work?

 
     
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Some, but not all, microwave leak detectors require batteries - see individual models for clarification. The most common type needed is a 9V square battery.  

 
     
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