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Aeroqual S500 Handheld Starter Kit

Portable and accurate real time air quality information made affordable.

The Outdoor Air Quality Test Kit (Starter) is for users who want an affordable set of tools to measure the common pollutants in ambient outdoor air. Designed for those that require a handheld device capable of measuring the main air pollutants in urban environments.

Select from either the S500 Indoor Starter Kit or the S500 Outdoor Starter Kit, or view other configurations.

The Outdoor Air Quality Test Kit (Starter) features Aeroqual’s proven Series 500 portable monitor that can be used to measure a range of pollutants by simply swapping the sensor heads for the pollutant you wish to monitor. Nitrogen dioxide, ozone and particulate matter are the three main air pollutants in urban environments. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM) is emitted directly by stationary vehicles and ozone (O3) is created when NOand volatile organic compounds (VOCs) combine in the presence of sunlight.  The health effects of these pollutants are well-documented. The Outdoor Starter Kit includes the following sensors: particulate matter (PM) sensor (PM2.5/PM10), two criteria pollutant gas sensors (NO2, O3), and a combined temperature and relative humidity sensor. For a full set of tools, including additional sensor heads measuring CO and VOCs, see the Outdoor Air Quality Test Kit (Pro). Now you can get a better understanding of the outdoor air using instruments tried and proven by researchers and air quality professionals around the world.

Part Number
  • Series 500 Monitor base including: LCD digital display, Lithium battery and charger, built-in data logger, monitor to USB cable, PC software.
  • Particulate Matter Sensor PM10 / PM2.5
  • Ozone Sensor 0-0.15ppm
  • Nitrogen Dioxide Sensor 0-1ppm
  • Temperature & Humidity Sensor
  • Small Carry Case


  • Easy-to-use air quality testing kit with everything required to get started measuring key outdoor pollutants
  • Series 500 monitor with inbuilt real-time data logger
  • Active fan sampling sensor heads (PM2.5/PM10, NO2, O3) ensure high accuracy measurements
  • Zero and span calibrate sensors in the field
  • Long life lithium battery technology
  • Connect direct to PC via USB
  • Free PC software (Windows 7 and above)


  • Personal exposure monitoring
  • Outdoor air quality assessments
  • Educational learning tool
  • Checking pollution “hotspots”



Step 1 – Gather data

Use the monitor and interchangeable sensors to take spot measurements, or log data over time and space. The monitor is designed to fit comfortably in the hand and the long life lithium battery gives you a full day in the field.

Step 2 – Download data

Using the Series 500 model, connect to a PC and download your measurements using Aeroqual’s free software. From there, data can be exported to Excel. The Series 300 and 500 models can also output data directly via 0-5V and RS232.

Step 3 – Analyze data

Analyze your data to identify trends, discover leaks or pollution hotspots, or dive deep into the numbers for research. Data can be tagged to a location, and data is tied to the individual monitor ID. This makes large studies, involving multiple monitors and locations, easy to manage.

All sensors use active fan sampling

Measurements Formula Range (ppm) Accuracy Resolution (ppm) Sensor Type Part Number
Ammonia NH3 0-100 <±0.5ppm + 10% 0.1 GSE SHENG
Ammonia NH3 0-1000 <±5 ppm +15% 1 GSS SHNH
Carbon Dioxide CO2 0-2000 <±10ppm + 5% 1 NDIR SHCD
Carbon Dioxide CO2 0-5000 <±20ppm + 5% 1 NDIR SHCE
Carbon Monoxide
(Leak Detector)
CO 0-1000 <±2ppm + 15% 1 GSS SHCO
Carbon Monoxide CO 0-25 <±0.5 ppm 0-5 ppm
<±10% 5-25ppm
Carbon Monoxide CO 0-100 <±1 ppm 0-10 ppm
<±10% 10-100ppm
Chlorine Cl2 0-10 <±0.02ppm + 10% 0.01 GSE SHECL
Formaldehyde CH2O 0-10 <±0.05 ppm 0-0.5 ppm
<±10% 0.5-10ppm
Hydrogen H2 0-5000 <±10ppm + 10% 1 GSS SHHA
Hydrogen sulfide H2S 0-10 <±0.05 ppm 0-0.5 ppm
<±10% 0.5-10ppm
Hydrogen sulfide H2S 0-100 <±0.5 ppm 0-5 ppm
<±10% 5-100ppm
Methane CH4 0-10,000 <±20ppm + 15% 1 GSS SHMT
Nitrogen Dioxide NO2 0-1 <±0.02 ppm 0-0.2 ppm
<±10% 0.2-1 ppm
Nonmethane Hydrocarbons NMHC 0-25 <±0.1 ppm + 10% 0.1 GSS SHVN
Ozone O3 0-10 <±0.01ppm + 7.5% 0.01 GSE SHEOZ
Ozone O3 0-10 <±0.1ppm + 15% 0.01 GSS SHOZG
Ozone O3 0-0.5 <±0.008 ppm 0-0.1 ppm
<±10% 0.1-0.5 ppm
Ozone O3 0-0.15 <±0.005 ppm 0.001 GSS SHOZU
Ozone O3 0-0.05 <±0.002 ppm 0.001 GSS SHOZS
Particulate Matter PM with RH Correction 0.001-1.000 µg /m3 ± 0.005 µg /m3 + 15 % 0.001 µg /m3 LPC SHPM
Perchloroethylene C2Cl4 0-200 <±5 ppm 0-50 ppm
<±10% 50-200 ppm
Sulfur Dioxide SO2 0-10 <±0.05 ppm 0-0.5 ppm
<±10% 0.5-10ppm
Sulfur Dioxide SO2 0-100 <±0.5 ppm 0-5 ppm
<±10% 5-100ppm
Volatile Organic Compounds VOC 0-2000 <±0.2ppm + 10% <1000ppm: 0.1
>1000ppm: 1
Volatile Organic Compounds VOC 0-30 <±0.02ppm + 10% 0.01 PID SHVOC
Volatile Organic Compounds VOC 0-25 <±0.1 ppm + 10% 0.1 GSS SHVM
Volatile Organic Compounds VOC 0-500 <±5ppm + 10% 1 GSS SHVP
Sensor Types

  • GSE — Gas Sensitive Electrochemical
  • GSS — Gas Sensitive Semiconductor
  • LPC — Laser Particle Counter
  • NDIR — Non-Dispersive Infrared
  • PID — Photo Ionization Detector
Part Number Item
AERO-HHS500L Monitor base with lithium battery and power pack, alarms, data-logging and PC Software
AERO-HHTRH Plug-in temperature and RH sensor for Series 300, and 500 monitors
AERO-HHENC Water- and dust-proof enclosure for Series 300 and 500
AERO-ASR10 Remote sensor kit for Series 300/500 remote location measurement
AERO-ASR13 Remote sensor kit for Series 300/500 remote location measurement (NEMA 2/IP41)
AERO-ASR32 Cigarette lighter adapter for handheld monitors (Lithium/NiMH compatible)
AERO-ASR33 Bracket for wall-mounting handheld monitors
AERO-ASR36 Replacement Lithium battery (blue) for handheld monitors
AERO-ASR40 Protective carry case for a Series 300/500 monitor plus four gas sensor heads
AERO-ASR41 Robust case with shoulder strap for Series 300/500 monitor plus eight gas sensor heads
AERO-ASR42 Calibration accessory for handheld monitors
CleanAir Spec Sheet PDF

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