What is a microwave leak detector?
|A microwave leak detector is an electronic device which can be used to detect the production of microwave radiation from sources including microwave ovens.
|Microwaves are a part of the electromagnetic spectrum. For more information on this, see: Wonkee Donkee’s lesson on microwaves.
Although these instruments can vary in price, they are generally inexpensive and very simple to use.
|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.
|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.
|Microwave leak detectors work by measuring irradiance between certain frequencies.For more information, see:
|Some, but not all, microwave leak detectors require batteries – see individual models for clarification. The most common type needed is a 9V square battery.