1510/1515/1515H FM Radio Ear Muffs Data sheet 3MTM 1510 FM Radio Ear Muffs 3MTM 1515 Premium FM Radio Ear Muffs 3MTM 1515H Helmet Mounted Premium FM Radio Ear Muffs Description Specific Features - 1515/1515H Only The 3M™ 1510, 1515 and 1515H Ear Muffs are hearing protectors equipped with an integrated FM-Radio. The sound is reproduced via speakers situated inside the ear cups and limited to a maximum level of 82dB(A) to help prevent risk of hearing damage. • High quality, stereo sound reproduction. The 1515H, helmet mounted version of the 1515, is approved for use with a wide range of industrial safety helmets. • Low battery warning. Key Features 1510/1515/1515H • Integrated FM radio allows easy listening to the radio • Automatic, or manual, switching to mono in poor reception conditions. • 4 Fixed volume steps. • Ventilated padding (1515) – for comfort. • Helmet mounted version (1515H) approved for use with a wide range of industrial safety helmets. • Helmet mounted version (1515H) features unique spring design to help equalise tension over a wide range of head sizes. Can be worn in 3 distinct positions: working, stand-by (for temporary removal) and parking. • Sound limited to a maximum level of 82dB(A) to help prevent hearing damage. • New touch pad keyboard with fewer but larger buttons for ease of use. Specific Features - 1510 Only • Automatic station search and memory for last selected station. • 3 Fixed volume steps. • Mono sound reproduction. • Stylish translucent cups – for greater wearer acceptance. • Battery save function. • Passive attenuation of SNR 24. Applications • Lightweight The 3M™ 1500 Series FM Radio Ear Muffs are ideally suited for monotonous / repetitive or isolated work activity where there is no need to hear external warning sounds e.g. risk of moving vehicles . These products allow you to listen to your favourite radio channels while at the same time reduce the risk of noise-induced hearing damage. • Stylish design • Durable wide padded headband with unique tension adjustment slide – for comfort and convenience (not 1515H). • Recloseable clam shell packaging – for convenience. Typical applications include: • Automated assembly work • Bottling plant • Printing and packaging industry • Agriculture / gardening (e.g. lawn cutting / trimming) • Do-it-yourself enthusiasts Standards and approvals The 3M 1510, 1515 and 1515H FM Radio Ear Muffs meet the Basic Safety Requirements as laid out in Annex II of the European Community Directive 89/686EEC and the requirements of the EMC directive 89/336/EEC for CE marking in accordance with EN55013, EN50082-1, EN55020, EN352-1 :1993 or EN352-3 :1996. The product has been examined at the design stage by FIOH, Topeliusgatan 41aA, FIN-00250 Helsinki, Finland (0403) Materials The following materials are used in the manufacture of these products: 3M™ 1515H Radio Ear Muffs Approved Combination The 3M 1515H FM Radio Ear Muffs fit directly onto the following industrial safety helmets: Helmet Brand Size Range 3M 1465 ML Schuberth SH91 ML Bicapa Balance AC ML Sofop Oceanic ML Bicapa Balance ABS, Robust ML OXB Lorraine L Protector Tuffmaster HC710 ML Component Material Tacconi Freccia, Sirio 2 L Cups ABS Protector Tuffmaster HC41 ML Cushions PVC, Polyether foam MSA Super-V-Gard II L Inserts Polyether foam Headband POM Headband padding Polyethylene foam Key board Silicone Cup supporting arm (1515H) PA 30%, glass fibre reinforced Metal spring (1515H) Stainless steel Spring cover (1515H) Polypropylene Technical Specifications Radio sound limitation: 82dB(A) Frequency band: 88MHz – 108MHz Battery type: Two 1.5 AA/LR6 Alkaline Battery life: 180-200 Hours continuous use (3M 1510) 130 - 140 Hours continuous use (3M 1515 & 1515H) Mass (without batteries): 252 g (3M 1510) 262 g (3M 1515) 256 g (3M 1515H) The 3M 1515H FM Radio Ear Muffs require adapters (3M 1XX) to fit the following industrial safety helmets: Helmet Brand 3M Adapter Size Range Centurion 1100,1125 107 L Centurion Vulcan 12,25 107 L OBX Brennus 108 ML Schuberth BER 80 109 ML Sofop Opus 110 ML The size ranges for ear muffs and safety helmet combinations complying with EN352-3:1996 are: ‘Small(S), Medium(M) or Large(L)’. Medium size combinations fit the majority of wearers. Attenuation Values Headband Version (3M 1510 and 1515). Tested and approved to EN 352-1:1993. Attenuation values to EN 24869-1 (with radio switched off). Frequency (Hz) 63 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mf (dB) 12,1 10,7 12,4 21,4 29,5 31,7 40,1 41,7 sf (dB) 2,3 1,9 2,9 3,2 3,7 2,8 5,3 4,5 Mf-sf (dB) 9,8 8,8 9,5 18,2 25,8 28,9 34,8 37,2 SNR= 24dB H=30dB M=20dB L=13dB Helmet Mounted Version (3M 1515H). Tested and approved to EN 352-3:1996. Attenuation values to EN 24869-1 (with radio switched off). Frequency (Hz) 63 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Mf (dB) 12,4 10,1 14,5 23,6 29,8 31,2 37,5 39,4 sf (dB) 2,4 2,7 1,9 3,1 2,9 3,6 4,9 2,7 Mf-sf (dB) 10,0 7,4 12,6 20,5 26,9 27,6 32,6 36,7 SNR= 25 dB H= 30 dB M= 22 dB L= 14 dB Key: Mf = Mean value sf = Standard deviation H= High-frequency attenuation value (predicted noise level reduction for noise with L C - LA = - 2 dB) M= Medium-frequency attenuation value (predicted noise level reduction for noise with L C - LA = + 2 dB) L= Low-frequency attenuation value (predicted noise level reduction for noise with L C - LA = + 10 dB) SNR = Single Number Rating (the value which is subtracted from the measured C-weighted sound pressure level, LC, in order to estimate the effective A-weighted sound pressure level inside the ear). Warnings 1) These ear muffs are equipped with electronic restoration of radio signal. The user must verify correct operation before usage. If distortion or any other faults relating to sound reproduction occurs, follow the instructions for maintenance and battery replacement. 5) The user must ensure that the ear muffs are: 2) The performance of the ear muffs may deteriorate with battery usage. The life expectancy of the alkaline battery may vary between different brands, however, typically it may be in the region of 180-200 hours for 3M1510 and 130 hours for 3M1515 and 1515H. 6) Ear muffs and in particular cushions may deteriorate with use and should be examined at frequent intervals for cracking and leakage, for example. 3) When calculating the effective attenuation of the ear muffs, consideration should be given to the output signals of the radio restoration. The calculated total A-weighted sound pressure level inside the cup should not exceed 85 dB. 4) When worn, hearing protectors reduce ambient sounds, which may affect warning signals and vital communication. Although the 1500 Series FM Radio feature a sound limiter function, excessive volume selection may affect audibility of vital communication and emergency sounds e.g. fire alarm. Always ensure you select the right product to match the working environment and adjust the volume so that vital communication and emergency sounds can be heard. Occupational Health Group 3M United Kingdom PLC 3M House, PO Box1, Market Place, Bracknell Berkshire RG12 1JU Tel: 0870 60 800 60 * fitted, adjusted and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. * worn at all times in a noise hazard environment. 7) If the manufacturer’s instructions are not strictly followed the protection afforded by the ear muffs may be severely impaired. 8) This product may be adversely affected by certain chemical substances. Further information should be sought from the manufacturer. 9) The product as well as the batteries should be disposed of in accordance with the national legislation.