Today’s two-way PTT radios are more rugged and durable than ever before. For instance, the Peak PTT-244G Push To Talk Radio hap an IP rating of 68, and is shockproof, dustproof, waterproof, and drop tested from a height of five feet. It can even withstand a dunk in water up to 3.3 feet.
That being said, there are some things you do and do not want to do with your PTT radio to help extend its life and usefulness — including these listed below.
Things to Do with Your Peak PTT Two-Way Radio
These are a few things you’ll want to do with your two-way radio to help your radio last longer, saving your organization a great deal of money in replacement costs and repairs over time. Some investments can even help you get more mileage from your investment by extending its usefulness.
- Do secure your radio when carrying it by investing in a clip or case. This case helps to prevent unnecessary drops and falls for your radio.
- Do invest in the right accessories for your radios. For instance, speaker mics are excellent tools for communication and a PTT two-way radio case can serve as an additional tool to prevent radios from hitting the ground if they are dropped.
- Do use the SOS buttons in the event of an emergency. Not only does it provide instant access to communication, but it also provides your exact location instantly as well.
- Do change batteries when prompted to do so. Otherwise your radio may lock up, requiring a reset or repairs.
Following practices like these can help you save money and maintain productivity with your radios regardless of what’s going on around you.
What Not to Do with Your Peak PTT Two-Way Radio
Of course, the flip side is that there are some things you should not do with your Peak PTT two-way radio if you want to extend your unit’s life and usefulness, like those listed below.
- Don’t carry phones by the antenna. This can damage the antenna causing communication breakdowns and reducing the distances at which radios are useful.
- Don’t overcharge your radio. Leaving your radio on a charger for an overlong amount of time may reduce the battery capacity of the radio, requiring more frequent recharges.
- Don’t use the radio as a tool on the job. It’s not meant to be used as a hammer or any other type of tool other than a radio.
- Don’t expose radios to water unnecessarily. While many Peak PTT two-way radios are waterproof, it is always a wise idea to limit exposure to water when possible. Make sure to store radios in reasonably dry surroundings.
If you still have questions about best practices to care for your two-way radio, be sure to contact Peak PTT with any questions or concerns you may have. Call: 855-600-6161