Using bone conduction headsets with tight helmets?
As you know the Classic HC-1 comes pre-assembled in the sales package with the generic arm & strap assembly. However many of our customers are using the Gallet F1 series of helmets. The universal mounting kit works with this range of helmets as well however, the best user comfort in these really tight helmets is provided by the dedicated mounting kits for this helmet brand and model. We recommend changing the universal arm and strap assembly, to the dedicated mounting for this helmet.
Yes it is really easy and the kit is included in your sales package!Feeling lazy today? Here we provide a short video of how to do this really easily.
As the product comes ready assembled with the arm and strap assembly the mounting to these really tight helmets is easy but not always comfortable especially for longer periods of time. For this reas
From our meetings, visits and discussions with end users of this type of tight helmets, over the years, we find that the majority of the users wear the headset with the dedicated mounting kits made available. This simply because of the additional user comfort. Indeed this takes a small effort from the user or the service department of the fire service in question but it is certainly worth it!
Of course we provide all of this detail in the user guide included in the sales packages, but who reads user guides right?
Considering this fact i wanted to see if we can come up with some good ways of communicating these tricks of the trade. Said and done, I asked our product manager Mikko Blomqvist to show me the tricks
on how to do this mounting of the Gallet F1 series dedicated mounting kit for the headset for you :
Step 1: Remove the universal arm and strap assembly from the product
- Open the product packing and take out the item and the in box provided Gallet F1 mounting kit.
- Remove the arm and strap assembly, be careful when removing the bone conduction microphone from the strap as this is item includes the vibration sensor. (Watch the video how easy this realy is.)
Step 2: Decide on which side you want to wear the speaker of the Classic HC-1
First of all we still do recommend reading the user guide, it does provide some really use full information on the product and the maintainc of this.
- Decide on which side of the head to wear the ear speaker and choose either Left or Right mounting adapter.
- For mounting the Left or Right Gallet helmet F1 specific speaker mounting adapter you can mineral oil based lubricant as show in the video to reduce the friction between the rubber and the plastic parts.
Step 3: Fixing the headset to the helmet
Step 4: Mounting of the microphone
Notice that this is the most vital part of the installation for the performance of your bone conduction headset. So, before you choose the final mounting position of the microphone we recommend that you try different microphone position in your helmet for best user comfort and microphone functionality. With the experience of bone conduction technologies for more than 25years we can conclude that almost every human has small differences in the ligaments and bone structure of the skull. That is why we recommend that each user does this fitting and test for the optimum performance of this type of communication device. For the best result do this with the same protective flashover hood that you will be using in real events as well!
Once you have found the optimum place is found then use the provided velcro pads to secure the microphone in the helmet. Remove the protective paper from the glue of the velcro pads and apply the pad to the position in the helmet that you found to be working best for you.
Step 5: Test the performace before going live
Once you have done this mounting kit exercise: chosen which side to wear the unit on, fixed the gear to the helmet and mounted the bone conduction microphone in the optimum space in the helmet. Then all you need to do now is to try the setup a final time to make sure that you can count on your original Savox products in live operations.
Different styled helmets
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