Does the AdaptEar® work with an Smartphone?
AdaptEar® is designed to control the volume from high power devices like PMRs. It will reproduce sound from a Smartphone but there may not be enough power to activate the AdaptEar® maximum volume limiter. You can also listen to your Smartphone, whilst monitoring a PMR by simply plugging it into the Aux In socket using a stereo 3.5mm mini-jack to mini-jack lead. If you wish to control the volume or transport controls of your Smartphone using the controls available on the original Earpieces, you will require a 4 to 4 mini jack cable. Please consult your AdaptEar® dealer for details.
Why do we need to adjust the AdaptEar® to work?
The large numbers of earpieces available today have a wide range of impedance and sensitivity. To ensure the best protection it is essential that you match the AdaptEar® to the earpieces that you use and the time you estimate that you will be exposed for. Setting the unit is a simple process and can be done using the table in the Operating Instructions (if you have lost them and wish to replace them you can download the Operating Instructions and print another copy free) or by visiting the compatibility page on our web site which has a compatibility and setting calculator.
Are other cables available?
We currently supply a range of adaptor cables as accessories. Please visit our Accessories Page.
Does it come in other colours?
As Mr Ford didn’t actually say "AdaptEar® is available in any colour you like so long as it is black".
Does the AdaptEar® work with any PMR?
Yes, if the PMR has a 3.5 mini jack for headphone connection.
Does the AdaptEar® work with Tetra?
The AdaptEar® is designed to control the volume from high power devices like PMRs. It will reproduce the sound from Tetra Radio but there may not be enough power to activate the LimitEar maximum volume limiter.
Will AdaptEar® protect my employees under the Noise at Work Act?
AdaptEar is an aid to hearing preservation and will help users to protect their hearing. We are working on products that will provide Noise at Work Act protection and if you send an email email@example.com we will update you when Noise at Work products are available.
What type of fist-mics work with AdaptEar®?
Fist-mics with the standard Motorola 2 pin connector should function with most makes of PMR, except Kenwood. We are currently developing a Kenwood compatible fist-mic for use with AdaptEar®.
I haven't got a suitable fist-mic, where can I get one?
Please contact your AdaptEar® Distributor, if they can't help please let us know and we will advise.
How long is the fully extended PMR cable that comes in the kit?
Approximately 70 cm (that's 26" in old money) from plug tip to plug tip.
Can I use any earpieces?
Yes, if they are fitted with a 3.5 mini jack to connect to the AdaptEar®. Note: Earpieces with active-noise-cancellation (ANC) or similar "active" functionality may not work with AdaptEar®.
Can I use headphones?
Yes, with greater than 100db/mW sensitivity, though be careful as they might not provide enough isolation in noisy areas.
Can I use it with my Smartphone on its own?
AdaptEar® is designed to control the volume from high power devices like PMRs. It will reproduce sound from a Smartphone but there may not be enough power to activate the AdaptEar® maximum volume limiter.
What if I don't know the impedance and sensitivity of my earpieces?
We suggest that you visit the ear piece manufacturer's website and get the information from there.
Can I use my mobile phone with the AdaptEar®?
Yes, you can use your mobile phone whilst monitoring a PMR. All you need to do is connect your phone to the Aux In socket of your AdaptEar® using a 4 pole to 4 pole 3.5mm mini-jack to mini-jack lead, and then plug the ear pieces supplied with your phone into the ear piece socket on the AdaptEar®. This will enable you to receive and answer calls using the controls in the ear piece cable whilst monitoring a PMR. If this doesn't work when you first try it, remove the cable from the ear piece socket of your phone and try again.
Will the AdaptEar® control the volume on aircraft audio systems?
Reports so far from users suggest yes even though the AdaptEar® wasn't originally designed for this purpose! AdaptEar® allows you to use your own high quality ear pieces safely with the audio systems on aircraft preventing the announcement audio generating uncomfortably high volume levels. Connect AdaptEar® to the seat connector (some aircraft may need a 2 pin mono to Mini Jack adaptor commonly available in the duty free area)