Order no.: PCE-428-EKIT

Outdoor Sound Level Meter PCE-428-EKIT

£ 3,627.00
£ 4,352.40
price ex. (VAT / delivery)
A / B / C / Z
Fast / Slow / Impulse / Peak Timing
Delivery time: 1-2 working days


Outdoor Sound Level Meter PCE-428-EKIT incl. Outdoor Noise Level Meter Kit
Class II sound level meter with octave filter or 1/3 octave filter for frequency analysis / USB interface / Datalogger / A, B, C, Z rating / Fast, slow and pulse analysis

The outdoor sound level meter PCE-428-EKIT is an optimal sound level meter for measurements at workplaces, construction sites, in traffic, airports, etc. The sound level meter is a class 2 device and is equipped with an octave band frequency filter. Optionally, the sound level meter PCE-428-EKIT can be upgraded with a 1/3 octave band filter. In addition to the numerical display of the measured value, a graph can show the course of the sound level. The sound level meter has different frequency ratings such as A, B, C and Z.

Furthermore, the sound level meter can measure with the time estimates Fast, Slow, Pulse and Peak. The measuring range of the sound level meter ranges from 25 ... 136 dbA at a frequency of 20 Hz ... 12.5 kHz. The sound level meter can store 3 different measuring profiles. Here the user can decide which parameters the sound level meter should record. For example, you can choose between Laeq, LcPeak, LaFmax, LaFMin and so on.

The peak hold function in the sound level meter makes it possible to record the maximum sound pressure level during a long-term measurement and to freeze it in the display. A 24 bit AD converter and the specially developed electronics from the sound level meter help to reduce the inherent noise to a very low level. A sampling of the measurement signal with more than 48 kHz allows a high accuracy and improved stability of the measured value on the sound level meter. 

An additional kit for outdoor sound measurement PCE-4xx-EKIT can be combined with the sound level meters PCE-428, 430 or PCE-432. This kit makes it possible to measure the outdoor noise with a sound level meter over a long period of time. The environmental noise monitoring system consists of a waterproof Peli carrying case with rollers. A charger and two additional lead gel batteries are installed in this case, which allows an operation of the sound monitor for up to 10 days. During the outdoor sound measurement, the case may remain closed. Due to the external connections for the microphone and the power supply all electronic components are protected from water.

The delivery scope of the outdoor sound monitor includes rain and wind protection as well as a wire mesh for the microphone. Also, a tripod is available with which the microphone can be placed outdoors. Also, the charger in the measuring kit PCE-4xx-EKIT is waterproof. Therefore, the charger may remain outdoors. The outdoor noise meter can be used, for example, for the sound measurement of road noise, aircraft and train noise, event noise, etc. The weather does not matter, hail, snow and rain are no problem for the kit for outdoor noise. If the PCE-432 sound level meter is combined with this measuring kit, it is even possible that the exact location of the sound level metering around the outside area is assigned via the GPS receiver.


- 1/1 octave band included
- 1/3 octave band optional
- Accuracy class 2
- A, B, C & Z frequency rating
- Fast, Slow, Pulse and Peak time weighting
- Statistics function
- Display of the sound profile as a graph
- 3 measuring profiles adjustable
- Low inherent noise
- ICCP microphone 40 mV /PA
- Alarm level adjustable


Measuring range

25 ...  136 dbA


Class 2

Frequency range

20 Hz ... 12.5 kHz


ANSI S1.4-1983
ANSI S1.43-1997

Frequency analysis

Octave band filter: 20Hz ... 8kHz
1/3 Octave band filter: 20Hz ... 12.5kHz


1/2" measurement microphone class 2
Sensitivity: 40 mV/PA
Frequency range: 20 Hz ... 12.5 kHz
Connection: TNC
Power supply: ICCP Standard

Data-logging interval

1 s ... 24 h (adjustable)

Measuring functions


X = Frequency weighting: A, B, C, Z; 
Y =  Time weighting: F, S, I; 
N = Statistics in %: 1 ... 99 %

24 hour measurement

Automatic measurement with data storage

Frequency weightings

A, B, C, Z

Time weightings

Fast (F), Slow (S), Pulse(I), Peak

Inherent noise

Microphone: 20 db(A), 26 db(C), 31 db(Z)
Electronics: 14 db(A), 19 db(C), 24 db(Z)

AD converter

24 Bit

Sample rate

Standard: 48 kHz
LN Mode: 20 ms

Measuring display

Bar graph


160 x 160 Pixel LCD with backlight 


4 GB Micro SD card


USB (Memory readable via software or directly as mass storage)

Voltage output

DC 10 mV/db



Power supply

4 x 1.5 V AA batteries
12 V / 1 A power plug
5 V / 1 A USB

Operating time battery mode

min. 10 h


70 x 300 x 36 mm / 2.76 x 11.81 x 1.42" (W x H x D)


approx. 620 g / 1.4 lbs incl. batteries

Transport case PELI 1510 with rollers with grid foam
Protection IP65
Outdoor Noise Level Meter Kit
Connections on the suitcase Microphone: TNC
12 V charging voltage: XLR
110 V / 230 V charging voltage: PowerCon TRU
Charger Victron Blue Smart 12 V / 4 A IP65
Internal batteries 2 x 12 V / 12 Ah lead gel
Battery running time min. 10 days
Power supply with charger EU version: 180 ... 265 V AC
with charger US version: 100 ... 130 V AC
battery operation: 2 x 12 V / 12 Ah
Cable length Microphone cable: 2 m / 6 ft 6" with TNC connector
Power supply: 2 m / 6 ft 6" with PowerCon TRU
Dimensions 56 x 35 x 23 cm / 2.2 x 1.3 x 0.9"
Weight ca. 14 kg / 30 lb 13 oz with batteries
ca. 8 kg / 17 lb 10 oz without batteries

Delivery Scope

1 x Outdoor Sound Level Meter PCE-428-EKIT incl. Outdoor Noise Level Meter Kit
1 x 1/2" measurement microphone class 2
1 x Wind noise suppression (foam ball)
1 x USB interface cable
1 x Software is a free download
1 x Power adapter
1 x Suitcase
1 x User manual
1 x Outdoor Sound Level Meter Kit PCE-4xx-EKIT
1 x Waterproof PELI transport case
1 x Wind and rain protection for microphone of the PCE-4xx series
1 x Charger for internal batteries
2 x 12 V lead gel batteries
1 x Tripod
1 x 2 m / 6ft 6" microphone cable
1 x Connection cable for power supply 110 V / 230 V (optional Schuko or US connection)

Note: The Outdoor Sound Level Meter PCE-428-EKIT comes with octave band filter. Optionally upgrade with a 1/3 octave band filter (see option)