A cost-effective, miniature electrical ultrafine particle sizer (mini- eUPS) has been developed for future UFP (ultrafine particle) monitoring networks in cities with high traffic density and in communities close to freeways, airports or stationary combustion sources. The mini- eUPS mainly consists of a mini-plate unipolar particle charger, a mini-plate differential mobility classifier and a mini- particle Faraday cage with a sensitive electrometer. A custom-made circuit board was designed for operating the mini- eUPS. In addition to the primary function of measuring the UFP size distribution, the mini- eUPS records the temperature, relative humidity, pressure, altitude, timing and location for each measured data set. The operational status of the mini- eUPS is also registered for data quality assurance. Due to the built-in features of self-diagnosis, malfunction reporting and wireless networking, this particle sizer is suitable for UFP monitoring network. The prototype, which possesses overall dimensions of 6.5′′ (L) × 5.0′′ (W) × 4′′ (H) and a total weight of ~1.0 kg, measures particles ranging in size from 5 to 200 nm. To evaluate the performance of the mini- eUPS, size distribution measurements of lab-generated particles in both unimodal and bimodal distributions and of UFPs emitted from a low-cost 3D printer and diesel engine were compared with those taken by a Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer (SMPS; TSI Inc.). A reasonably good agreement between the mini- eUPS and SMPS data was found.