Handheld Particle Counters – Models 3888 and 3889

Handheld particle counters for accurate measuring and monitoring

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The Kanomax Handheld Particle Counters, Models 3888 and 3889, are advanced tools designed for precision particle counting in various critical applications. They are ideal for environments such as cleanrooms, operating rooms, and for tasks like filter testing and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) investigations. These models are recognized for their innovation, precision, and ability to meet the stringent demands of industries where particle monitoring is crucial.

Advanced Measurement Technology

Both models count airborne particles with exceptional accuracy and performance, featuring advanced technology that makes them standout instruments in their field​.

User Interface

They are equipped with a large, full-color 4.3-inch LCD touchscreen, providing a user-friendly interface for easy data interaction and rapid interpretation of measurements​.

Data Transfer and Management

These particle counters facilitate effortless data transfer to PCs and other devices, featuring an onboard USB input for downloading data logs (up to 10,000 records)​.

Compliance with Standards

The models comply with the ISO 21501-4 Standard and are RoHS compliant, ensuring they meet global standards for particle counting and environmental safety​.

Model-Specific Features

Model 3888 displays 3 particle sizes (0.3, 0.5, 5.0μm), while Model 3889 displays 6 particle sizes (0.3, 0.5, 1.0, 3.0, 5.0, 10.0μm). Both models offer a minimum sensitivity of 0.3 microns and can store up to 10,000 measurements. They are compact, lightweight, and ergonomically designed for comfort during extended use​.


These models are used for monitoring and verifying cleanrooms (ISO 14644: 2015 classification), monitoring surgical rooms, filter testing, IAQ investigation, and data center cleaning​.

Technical Specifications

These models have a flow rate of 0.1CFM (2.83L/min), an accuracy of ±5% (compliant with JIS B9921 and ISO21501-4), a maximum measurable concentration of 10% for 2,000,000 particles/CF, and various other specd confirming their compliance and efficiency in particle counting​.

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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 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
  • HPC 388x Spare AC Adaptor: Model 3888-10
  • HPC 388x Li-ion Batteries: Model 3888-11
  • HPC 388x Zero Filter with Tube: Model 3887-03

Getting Started with Kanomax Handheld Particle Counters

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Handheld Particle Counters Video Guide

Kanomax Handheld Particle Counters – Models 3888 and 3889 are some of our most popular instruments for testing and monitoring particles for cleanrooms, indoor air quality, and more.

In this overview video we go over what’s included with these instruments, their accessories, features, the differences between models, and how to use them.

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