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.
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