Handheld Particle Counters – Models 3888 and 3889

Handheld particle counters for accurate measuring and monitoring

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Kanomax’s innovative Handheld Particle Counters (Models 3888 & 3889) set the standard of instrumentation in cleanroom / operating room monitoring and verification, filter testing, IAQ investigation, data center cleaning and many more highly specialized and highly sensitive applications. These beautifully engineered devices boast some of the most highly advanced technology in the industry. A combination of accuracy and practicality, these devices are designed for accuracy and performance.

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  • Model 3888 displays 3 particle sizes simultaneously (0.3, 0.5, 5.0μm) in cf or m3
  • Model 3889 displays 6 particle sizes simultaneously (0.3, 0.5, 1.0, 3.0, 5.0, 10.0μm) in cf or m3
  • Large, 4.3-inch full-color touchscreen
  • 0.3 micron minimum sensitivity
  • Store up to 10,000 measurements
  • Compact and Light weight
  • Remote control software
  • Easy to read and interpret data due to large screen with full color and graphic display
  • Storage capacity for up to a week’s worth of data
  • Compliant with current ISO-14644
  • Ergonomic and comfortable for long periods of use
  • Grants the ability to control and monitor the instrument remotely through a PC
  • Easy data transfer to USB drive
  • Compliant with current ISO 21501-4 calibration standard

*NIST traceable calibration included

  • Monitor and verify cleanrooms to meet ISO 14644: 2015 cleanroom classification
  • Monitor surgical rooms
  • Filter testing
  • IAQ investigation
  • Data center cleaning

Main Unit Specifications
ProductHandheld Particle Counter
Particle MeasurementSizes3 channels (0.3, 0.5, 5.0μm)6 channels (0.3, 0.5, 1.0, 3.0, 5.0, 10.0μm)
Flow Rate0.1CFM (2.83L/min)

Accuracy: ±5% (Compliant with JIS B9921 and ISO21501-4)
Maximum Measurable Concentration10% for 2,000,000 particles/CF

(compliant with JIS B9921 and ISO21501-4)
Counting Efficiency50±20% (for PSL particles near the minimum measurable size)

100±10% (for PSL particles of 1.5 to 2 times as large as the minimum
measurable size)

(Compliant with JIS B9921 and ISO21501-4)
False Count≦1 particle/5 minutes

(Compliant with JIS B9921 and ISO21501-4)
Size Resolution≦15% (for PSL particles near 0.3μm)

(Compliant with JIS B9921 and ISO21501-4)
Display4.3 inch color LCD, Resistive touch panel
CommunicationStandardUSB (Host: for printer and USB flash memory, Device: for PC)
Stand (option)RS485, Ethernet, and WiFi connection points in the base/stand
Recording MediaMediaInternal memory
Number and FormatUp to 10,000 records in CSV format
LanguageEnglish, Japanese, Chinese, and Spanish
PowerInternal SupplyLi-ion rechargeable battery (Replaceable)
External SupplyAC adapter - Input 100 to 240 V
Continuous Operation Time5 hours (Single measurement)
Main BodyFrom 10 to 40 ℃, from 0 to 85%RH (With no condensation)
ProbeFrom 0 to 50 ℃, from 2 to 98%RH (With no condensation)
DimensionW213 X H100 X D55 mm
(Available as an
option for the 6-
channel portable
particle counter)
Measurement Range(Temperature) From 0 to 50℃

(Humidity) From 2.0 to 98.0%RH
Display Resolution(Temperature) 0.1℃

(Humidity) 0.1%
Humidity Accuracy±3.0% (30 to 85%RH), ±5% (other range of humidity)
Temperature Accuracy±0.5℃
Response TimeApproximately 60 seconds or less (90% response)

Quick Start Guide (English)


Quick Start Guide (Espanol)


User Manual (English)


User Manual (Espanol)


Software User Manual (English)


Software User Manual (Espanol)


Data Sheet (English)


Application Note - Guide to Selecting a Particle Counter for Cleanroom Certification


  • Isokinetic Probe: Model 3887-04
  • Portable Printer: Model DPU-S245
  • Portable Printer Paper: Model TP-5RLPK
  • HPC 388x Printer Cable: Model 3887-07
  • HPC 388x Validation Document (IQ/OQ): Model CRVAL
  • Air Temperature and Relative Humidity Probe for 3889: Model 0842
  • HPC 388x International Power Adaptors: Model 301ADAPT
  • HPC 388x Cradle: Model 3888-70
  • HPC 388x Carrying Case: Model 3888-71
  • Tripod: Model TRIPOD-01
  • USB Flash Drive
  • HPC 388x Battery Charger: Model 3070-11
  • HPC 388x Li-ion Batteries: Model 3888-11
  • HPC 388x USB Cable: Model 3887-08
  • HPC 388x Zero Filter with Tube: Model 3887-03
  • HPC 388x Spare Measurement Software
Which particle counter is right for my application?

We have a guide on selecting the right particle counter that you can view here.

This guide will explain the main differences between the handheld and portable particle counters and will help you choose the right one for your needs.

Do the particle counters come with a NIST traceable certificate?

Yes, all our instruments come with a calibration certificate.

How often does the unit need to be calibrated?

Annual calibration is recommended to ensure accuracy. However, this can vary based on how often the particle counter is used and the environments it’s used it. Also, some companies have an SOP in place that specifies how often the instrument will need to be serviced. More specifically, regulatory compliances may dictate the calibration interval.

Can I use Kanomax particle counters to certify my ISO Cleanroom?

Absolutely. Just make sure you select a counter that can measure the specific sized particles you need to measure. Handheld model 3888 and portable models 3905 & 3910 are pre-programmed with helpful standards modes that simplify the certification process.

I need to certify a pharmaceutical cleanroom with special regulations, what support does Kanomax offer for the pharmaceutical industry?

Our portable units are 21 CFR part 11 compliant, and an IQ/OQ is available for purchase if needed.

Why does the pharmaceutical industry need this IQ / OQ qualification process?

Validation executed as a global exercise, is a method of establishing documented evidence that shows that we have a high degree of assurance that our manufacturing process will consistently yield a product of predetermined. If a manufacturer fails to do that, the results can be disastrous. It can cost the client hundreds of thousands of dollars, increase the risk of product recall and potentially contribute to a loss of market share.

I need to measure other parameters such as temperature, humidity and airflow in the cleanroom. Will I need to purchase a separate instrument?

No, you don’t need a separate instrument. Model numbers 3889, 3905 & 3910 can measure these parameters just by adding optional probes to the particle counter.

I need 24/7 monitoring for my cleanroom. Does Kanomax make particle counters for this type of project?

Yes, these particle counters can be operated both as handheld instruments or remotely through a PC. The remote operation capabilities of these instruments will allow for convenient 24/7 monitoring for a cleanroom.

Do the particle counters come with a NIST traceable certificate?

Yes, all our instruments come with a calibration certificate.

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