Tips and best practices

Five things you need in an ATEX radio

The main demands you need in a radio used in potentially explosive atmospheres.

These are the five main things you need in an ATEX radio:Airbus_DS_THR9EX_1540_130122-(1).jpg

1. Hear your communications clearly

When you work in a noisy environment, you need a radio with a strong loudspeaker. You prefer good sound level but need the voice to remain understandable.

2. Enjoy a highly usable radio

Your radio is your full time workmate. It must feel good to use.

  • Is the display large enough to show all information clearly and shaply?
  • Is there a full keypad?
  • What about an advanced feature set that can make use of applications?

3. Always work safely with your radio

Your radio needs to be robust, and it must be certified. When you work in an explosion-prone area, it is essential to your safety that you use a radio with both ATEX and IEC-EX certifications.

A harsh working environment also demands a lot from a radio. You are almost certain to knock or drop the radio some time, so you need a rugged, at least IP65 certified radio. Do not accept anything less.

4. Stay available througout the mission

You should not have to worry about losing power in your radio. That's why you need a high capacity battery.

Even a powerful battery can be drained, so you must be able to change the battery easily for a fully charged one, without leaving the ATEX area.

5. Use accessories with your ATEX radio

You will lose a lot of valuable working time if you cannot connect and disconnect your equipment inside the Ex-area.

You may prefer to be free from wires and use wireless accessories with Bluetooth™ connectivity.

The answer?

The THR9 Ex is the most robust ATEX radio and it gives you what you need:

  • Re-engineered loudspeaker.
  • Fully featured TETRA radio with advanced features including Lifeguard, Where are you, GPS, and Java.
  • IP65 certified. Offers the highest level of protection for all types of gas.
  • High power battery keeps you in action.
  • Highly usable with a wide selection of accessories.

Learn more about the THR9 Ex TETRA radio here.