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non intrinsic xts5000 to intrinsicly safe

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FIREPHIGHT

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I have a non intrinsicly safe xts5000 and want to make it safe . I have called motorola and they said you have to order them like that. what do they do to them to make them safe? i thought they just add the rf sheild behind the computer board and a battery. any help??????
 

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I have a non intrinsicly safe xts5000 and want to make it safe . I have called motorola and they said you have to order them like that. what do they do to them to make them safe? i thought they just add the rf sheild behind the computer board and a battery. any help??????
The construction is a little different. The case is sealed. All the control shafts have a seal. The speaker has a seal between the outside world and the speaker. The mic hole has a seal. If your radio has keyboard, it too is sealed from the outside world. The battery is different and the battery compartment area is a little different to make a seal between the case and the battery.

This is not what you would call adding a gasket around the battery. Plus any radio shop that services the radio has to be certified to repair such a radio.

Jim
 

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Plus any radio shop that services the radio has to be certified to repair such a radio.

Jim
And isn't there a certification that goes with the radio and is lost whenever non-authorized persons crack it open?
 

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Just curious as to why you want it intrinsically safe? Are you planning to use it in an explosive atmosphere? Intrinsically safe means the equipment is certified not to create sparks or flame that would be hazardous in an explosive flammable environment.
 

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Just curious as to why you want it intrinsically safe? Are you planning to use it in an explosive atmosphere? Intrinsically safe means the equipment is certified not to create sparks or flame that would be hazardous in an explosive flammable environment.
I purchased this radio to use on our local (EMA) emergency managment agency for our county and i am also i firefighter for our town so this radio could possibly come in contact with some of these hazards. when i purchased this radio i did not realize they make non intrinsicly safe radios I thought all the newer style radios were safe
 

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If your radio is going to be exposed to a hazmat then your not in the right protective gear. Our haz mat teams dont use IS radios because they arent exposed to hazards. They are in the suit. IS radios are for refinery or Mining applications mostly.
 

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I have a non intrinsicly safe xts5000 and want to make it safe . I have called motorola and they said you have to order them like that. what do they do to them to make them safe? i thought they just add the rf sheild behind the computer board and a battery. any help??????
They put the green dot on it
 

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If your radio is going to be exposed to a hazmat then your not in the right protective gear. Our haz mat teams dont use IS radios because they arent exposed to hazards. They are in the suit. IS radios are for refinery or Mining applications mostly.
And I might guess that any area that requires IS equipment would be very strict about controlling radios brought into their area. I know areas I go into there are very detailed and strict SOPs on entering and working there. I am sure an area would not want any equipment that was not designed to be IS in their environment.
 

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They put the green dot on it
But with the green dot comes the tracking and documentation of the radio from birth to death. Without this, even a green dot IS radio is not IS certified. The first time someone cracks the case on that radio without properly documenting it, they consider it the same as a non-is radio
 

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IS ratings cannot be retrofitted in the field or after manufacturing. Any servicing has do be done by a qualified IS certified facility and documentation of each unit that comes in and goes out, what is replaced, etc is kept.

IS is all about documentation. Technically the differences between say, an IS rated radio and non-IS radio isn't that much, but IS rated versions carry a label certifying such, and documentation from the factory, Factory Mutual Labs and all servicing forward reflecting such.
 

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On this same IS note, I have an XTS1500 that is IS, can use a non IS battery with it? I dont need the IS capability..
 

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Yes, you can use a non-IS battery.

It also comes down to legal-ease. If Department A uses a Non-IS radio in an explosive atmosphere and it causes an explosion, they can't go back to Motorola legally. If an IS radio is used and it triggers the same explosion, Motorola can be held liable.

From a purely technical standpoint, they're identical. Unless you look at the APEX radios. Those are a different beast entirely.
 
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