intrinsically safe …

HT750_whiteThis Motorola HT750 we’ll call “Old Paint” came in today for repair. It and 2 others from a manufacturing plant have been customized. These three intrinsically safe radios are on their way to Motorola for factory service. While most radio models are repaired inhouse at the Radio Repair Facility, we also offer forwarding of specialty radios directly to Motorola for factory repair. “Old Paint” and friends are on their way today to Motorola.

Radios manufactured to be intrinsically safe are labeled with “FM approved”  stickers and/or embossing. This will typically be a diamond shaped logo with green letter. Users of these FM approved radios must also use FM approved batteries. All audio accessories used must also be intrinsically safe. Depending on the industry the radios are being used in, there are different types of intrinsically safe ratings.

Note: Intrinsically safe (IS) is a protection technique for safe operation of electrical equipment in hazardous areas by limiting the energy available for ignition.  Areas with dangerous concentrations of flammable gases or dust are found in applications such as petrochemical refineries and mines.