Durability Features to Look for in Two-Way Radio Accessories

A male police officer wearing a speaker mic on his shoulder and looking off into the distance.Two-way radios and their accessories are an investment, and you want to get the most out of your purchase. Industries such as public safety and construction can be especially tough on their equipment. To extend the lifespan of your radio accessories, look for these added durability features before you buy.

Kevlar-Reinforced Cables

Radio accessory cables are subject to heavy duty use, and regular stress can eventually cause failure. Fortunately, you can purchase equipment with Kevlar-reinforced cables for added protection. Kevlar is well-known for its strength – in fact, it’s a key material used in bulletproof vests.

IP Rating

If you’re using two-way radios outdoors, IP-rated accessories are a must. IP ratings are used to define levels of sealing effectiveness of electrical enclosures against intrusion from foreign objects (dust, dirt, sand) and moisture. Depending on your needs, accessories are available with different protection levels.

Heavy Duty Strain Relief

We know that cables are susceptible to wear and tear, especially at the connections. Strain relief offers additional support to the cable, protecting it from tight bends, weakening caused by repeated use, and damage from cords getting yanked out.

Look for a Great Warranty

Even with these durability features, sometimes your equipment can fail before the end of its usual lifecycle. That’s why it’s always smart to buy from a supplier that offers a hassle-free warranty and is willing to step up and fix the problem with no questions asked.


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