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Leakage of microwave radiation past the door seal in a microwave oven.

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What is a microwave leak detector used for?

In general, a microwave leak detector is an electronic device used on microwave ovens to check for leaks around the door seal. The device "looks for" microwave energy that might be getting past the seals. There are a number of different types ranging from "cheapie" meters to "survey units" that cost hundreds of dollars and should be calibrated yearly.

A microwave leak detector is used for what?

Leakage of possibly harmful microwave radiation from an operating microwave oven due to damaged door seals etc.

What is detector mount in waveguide and its function?

used to detect the microwave signal

Is there such a thing as a microwave leak detector?

Yes. They are also called Microwave Oven Leakage Meters. I have seen some for sale for $10 or so. This meter is a small device you place next to your microwave's door and move it around the edge of the door to check for leaks. Note that these units are not like the ones used in shops by technicians. These "survey meters" cost hundreds of dollars and should be calibrated annually. If you suspect the door on your oven (which is the most likely place it will leak) is damaged, make a call to a shop and ask about a leak check. How much is it? Do I have to bring the unit in? Stuff like that.

What does a microwave leak dector do?

It checks that no microwaves have escaped from the oven. Microwaves are harmful to living flesh. Not only will it cook you, as it does in the oven, but even small doses can cause eye cataracts. The door seal has a mesh, that will trap the microwave radiation. The mechanical size of the mesh is designed to interfere with the radio wave length. The door seals can get damaged with use and as radio waves are invisible, no one would know there is a problem. By moving a microwave leak detector around the door seal and cabinet, you can check to see that the oven is safe. The device can also be used for radar systems, that use wave guides up to the scanner, to check joints.

Can a lie detector be used in theft cases?

A lie detector cannot be used in court. On rare occasions it can be used as an investigation tool. Check with an attorney.

What is the importance of ammonia detector while dealing with refrigeration system?

This type of detector is of no importance for electric powered refrigeration systems, as ammonia is not used in them. This type of detector is a safety device for natural gas and propane powered refrigeration systems as ammonia is the coolant in such systems and a leak of ammonia vapor is toxic.

Which detector is used in tv receivers?

Diode detector

Where would you look for a gas leak for natural gas and propane to dissipate?

gas lines going to the furnice, gas train, gas valve, all by burners, but to check corectly you need a lighter (not recommended but still used by old school guys) or a gas detector.

Why microwave is not used in radar?

Microwave IS used in RADAR.

Is corningware okay in microwave?

Most Corningware products can be used in the microwave, but here are some ways to find out if your type of dishware can be used in a microwave. 1. Corningingware will have information on the bottom of their stoneware that will tell you if it is microwave safe, etc. 2. Corningware says that it is not OK, to cook pop corn in a Corningware dish. 3. Always check the Corningware website for specific guidelines and more details. You can check it out at

How to check engine of used care?

Kick a couple of times and if it starts to leak oil i 'WAS' working.

What is the most commonly used detector in gas chromatography?

The flame ionization detector (FID) is the most commonly used.

How was the microwave used when originally invented?

The Microwave was used to cook food.

What is polymorph used for?

Polymorph is used as a lie detector.

What functions does a gas detector perform?

Gasntools lpg gas detector works by monitoring different gas levels in the air. These devices are generally battery operated and used for safety. Once they detect a higher than normal concentration of gas in the air, they warn people in the location through a series of really hard to miss audible beeps.

Can microwaves leak out of a microwave oven?

Yes, microwaves can leak out of a microwave oven. The microwaves are directed into the cavity (the cooking space) of the oven, but they can leak around the seal provided by the door. The door seal is the most probable and common place for leaks to appear. (Most of the rest of the cavity construction does not lend itself to "breakdown" and microwave leakage.) It's not a good idea to slam the door of a microwave oven shut. Shut it gently. And never lean on the door, not when it's shut, and never when it's open. You and the other users of the appliance have control over how it is treated. If you have doubts about the integrity of the door of your oven, call a repair center in your area. Ask about checking for leaks, and they'll give you the scoop. It is cheaper to take a unit in for a leakage check than to have someone come out. Additionally, the meter used by the professional to do this costs a ton of money and has to be calibrated at least annually. (That's why there's a fee associated with the check.) If you (and others) use your oven per the manufacturer's instructions and take care of it, leaking microwaves should not be an issue. But anything that damages the door may affect its seal, and a check is in order.

What kind of rays does a microwave use?

Microwave oven is used to create microwave radiation of suitable freq....

What tester is used for hydrogen?

hydrogen detector

What is microwave system?

is a system of equipment used for microwave data transmission.

When might a lie detector test be used?

A lie detector or polygraph test would be used during the interview process for a government job. This is used to create certainty in a subject. Another reason a lie detector or polygraph would be used is to established a person for top secret clearances.

What are the uses for a microwave oven?

Microwave ovens, often shortened to just 'microwave', are used to defrost, reheat, cook or warm food and beverages for consumption.Microwave ovens are used for heating and/or cooking food.

What is microwave cookware made from?

Microwave cookware can be made from a variety of materials. The biggest material used is polypropylene to make microwave cookware. Glass and organic minerals can also be used to make microwave cookware.

How do you check a leak in underground pipe by radiation?

Pipe sealant that is often used as a boiler repair by Hercules chemical corp

What type of gas is used to pressurize the ACR system during the pressure testing leak check procedures?

CFC gas