BlogHow to Maintain Better Radio Accessory Hygiene in A COVID World
How to Maintain Better Radio Accessory Hygiene in A COVID World
By Cindy Danielson on November 10, 2020
With the second wave of COVID-19 upon us, everyone
is keen to learn how to maintain a more hygienic environment and two-way radio accessories are no different.
Sharing is Not Caring in the time of COVID
It’s recommended that users should NOT be sharing/wearing the same radio accessories.
Oftentimes, radio users are expected to share accessories because there are limited replacement parts in stock and/or employers are managing a strict budget. However, there are numerous affordable replacement part options and budget-friendly accessories when a complete replacement is required.
If accessory users aren’t regularly cleaning their
radio and accessories after every use (unfortunately it happens),
then users can and should expect new replacement parts before they share/wear
the same radio or accessory. It’s actually pretty gross to wear the same
Here we outline common radio accessories that should be regularly replaced and how often:
What Two-Way Radio Accessories Should Be Regularly Replaced?
Investing in replacement parts is far more cost-effective than replacing the accessory altogether so it’s important to consider the following:
How much replacement part stock should I keep? We recommend that you keep a minimum three-month supply of replacement parts to ensure you don’t run out and can accommodate any ‘surprise situations’ that may require an accessory be replaced more frequently.
Where should I store my replacement parts? We recommend parts should be stored in a climate-controlled environment (not too hot or cold) and are not stored in direct sunlight.
What is the best type of replacement part for my accessory? This is a very good question! Here are some factors to consider:
Comfort – Earpiece styles are dictated by user preference. One earpiece style may be comfortable for one user but not work for another so interchangeable earpiece options provide comfortable, cost-effective options (see our Snaptight Gold Series with 12 different and fully interchangeable earpiece options).
Impact Radio Accessories is your #1 source for two-way radio accessories. We are a world leader in the design and manufacture of communication products including surveillance kits, speaker mics, radio battery chargers, headsets, and adapters. Impact’s accessories are trusted by demanding industries and applications such as public safety, security, construction, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, hospitality, and beyond. OEM quality radio accessories at aftermarket prices.
VISAR radio series, 3.5mm Threaded Connector. Also compatible with:
M5-AD-M6 adapter – converts M6 connector for use on M5 radio models (see M5 supported models)
M11-AD-M6 adapter – converts M6 connector for use on M11 radio models (see M11 supported models)
M2-AD-M6 adapter – converts m6 connector for use on M2 radio models (see M2 supported models)