Amcom™ I Communicator with Rechargeable Battery
Now featuring MP3 connection! Listen to your favorite music while you work!
Boasting 20 Watts of audio power and the greatest versatility, Amron's Amcom I Series 2810E radio is by far the best portable one-diver communicator for hard-wire underwater radio communication currently on the market. Housed in a compact and extraordinarily sturdy case, this diver communication radio is available in the traditional 6-Volt lantern battery non-rechargeable version, as well as a rechargeable version, which is powered by Amron's external charger and optimized with a gel-cell battery.
***EXTENDED WARRANTIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS PRODUCT. PLEASE REFER TO THE DOCUMENTS TAB FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAM***
DISCLAIMER NOTICE: Amron's communications equipment is designed to be used in air chambers where oxygen concentrations remain below 23.5%. Our communications products (including communicators, speakers, entertainment systems, and other communications accessory items) are NOT designed for oxygen service, are not intrinsically safe, and do not meet the criteria given in NFPA-99, Chapter 20 and other applicable definitions. Use of our products in high-concentration oxygen environments may result in serious injury and/or death.
MP3 Player Input - Connects to an external audio signal for diver entertainment
Improved battery life - 85 hours
Improved speaker clarity
Enough audio power to support two divers
External 12 VDC power connection
Independent diver and tender controls
All connections on side of case for remote operation with lid closed
2- and/or 4-wire operation standard
Tape Record Jack is standard
The unit can be left on charge indefinitely without damage to the batteries or communicator (2810E versions only)
The communicator can be operated directly from the charger where AC power is available (2810E versions only)
Power: 12-Volt DC
Frequency response: 300 to 4000 Hz
Audio power output: 20 Watts per channel
Isolation transformer: Split Bobbin Medical Grade
Rechargeable Battery: 1 each 12-Volt DC slide terminal gel-cell. Expected life: 85 hours
Height: 7.0 in. (28.0 cm)
Width: 9.0 in. (35.4 cm)
Depth: 6.55 in. (25.3cm)
Weight: 10 lbs. (4.5 kg)
Amcom™ I Communicator with Rechargeable Battery - P/N: 2810E Includes:
(1) 12 VDC Slide Terminal Gel Cell Rechargeable Battery - P/N: 2890-05 - Expected life: 85 hrs
(1) External Battery Charger - P/N: 2823-603
(1) User Manual
All communicators will transfer topside noise to the diver when using the radio speaker only. To eliminate background noise and achieve clear concise communications, use a Push-to-Talk microphone, headset, or a Remote Walk-and-Talk with a headset.
2 and 3 year extended warranties are available for this product. Please refer to the Documents tab for further information on the program.
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Question: If I were to connect my smartphone to the MP3 player input, would the diver be able to speak to someone over the phone?
Answer: Yes, however, the tender is required to turn on the communicator speaker and set the phone's microphone next to it so the caller can hear the diver. We also found that the diver's voice can be difficult to understand for the caller, so we recommend that the diver speak very slowly and clearly.
Question: Can I connect my one-diver communicator to my computer so I can record audio?
Answer: Yes, you will need a cable that allows you to connect the communicator. You will also need audio recording software installed on your computer. On the back of the communicator there is a single RCA phono jack (color-coded black) that provides a transformer isolated of both the diver and tender communications. It is designed to drive the standard line-level inputs of audio or video recorders with input impedances as low as 600 ohms.
Question: Should I use a GFI when operating my radio off AC power?
Answer: When operating your Amron Diver Communicator on AC, it is critical to use a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) or isolation transformer for tender and diver's safety. Surges and spikes are common on AC lines found on ships, generated locally, or at the end of long extension cable runs and can exceed 1kVolt. Such surges and spikes can cause the fuses, F1 and F2, to blow on the battery charger board and in extreme cases damage the charger circuitry. The battery charger is designed so that such a failure will be isolated and will not cause a safety issue to the tender or divers. It is strongly advised that Amron Diver Communicator be operated on an AC circuit with a high quality surge arrester or an AC isolation transformer.
Question: Will my recording device record the music the diver is listening to?
Answer: No, the music signal is not sent to the tape recorder output.
Question: Will the tender hear the music the diver is listening to?
Answer: No, the signal can not be heard by the tender.
Question: How do I control the music volume I'm sending the diver?
Answer: There is no separate volume control provided for the MP3 player input so you will have to use the MP3 player to control the music volume.
Question: Can the diver listen to music if his umbilical is configured for 2-Wire communications?
Answer: No. The MP3 player feature can only operate in 4-Wire mode.
Question: Can you stack the banana plugs from the diver's communications cable so you can have two or three divers on the one-diver communicator?
Answer: You can stack up to two divers on the one-diver communicator. Stacking three divers is not recommended.