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Who Needs Intrinsically Safe Two Way Radios

8th Jul 2019

Who Needs Intrinsically Safe Two Way Radios?

Simply stated, intrinsically safe two way radios are designed to not spark when dropped or when keyed up.  The product is designed and insured to operate safely in hazardous environments. offers Intrinsically Safe Two Way Radios manufactured by Hytera, Kenwood, and Motorola.  This article outlines several different types of Customers who use intrinsically safe products and questions you should ask before purchasing an intrinsically safe radio for your business.

Intrinsically safe two way radios are used in industries where hazardous chemicals, dusts, or vapors may be present.  This includes Oil Refineries, Ship Builders, Chemical Manufacturers and many other businesses.  Customers working below ground, in confined spaces and those working around combustible materials are often required to use intrinsically safe two way radios.  OSHA and many insurance companies require customers to use intrinsically safe two way radios to enhance the safety on a jobsite.  

All Intrinsically Safe Two Way Radios offered on our website meet the UL 913 Certification for Intrinsically Safe Apparatus for use in Class I,II,III, Division 1, Hazardous (Classified) Locations.  We offer Motorola and Kenwood Analog two way radios and Hytera Digital Two Way Radios.  There are a number of models and features available between these three manufacturers based on your specific needs.  Hytera offers the best value of three manufacturers we represent.  

We Educate  .... You Decide if Intrinsically Safe Two Way Radios are Right For You!

Which manufacturer makes the best Intrinsically Safe Two Way Radio?  All three manufacturers make excellent products.  If you're new to using two way radios, pick Hytera because they offer affordable digital intrinsically safe two way radios.  If you're matching up to any existing two way radios, you'll want to look at the number of channels, whether you want a display or not, and battery life when making your consideration. is happy to assist you in this selection process.  

We have been told that we can't mix and match different Intrinsically Safe two way radios, is this true?  You can mix and match brands of Intrinsically Safe two way radios without voiding any warranty.  The same can't be said about accessories which is detailed below. 

I was told to purchase Intrinsically Safe Two Way Radios with the FM Certification, do you offer these?  Factory Mutual stopped certifying two way radios in 2015.  UL 913 is the current standard for Intrinsically Safe Walkie Talkies. All radios sold on our website meet the UL 913 certification.  

The Fire Marshall has suggested we get Intrinsically Safe Two Way Radios, should we? would encourage you to heed the advice of your local Fire Marshall and your Insurance Company as it relates to intrinsically safe two way radios.  

Are we limited buying the Manufacturer's Headsets and batteries to work with our intrinsically safe two way radios?  Absolutely.  Should you decide to use an aftermarket headset you'll be voiding the warranty.  Manufacturers are required to have the radio, battery, and any accessories certified to be considered intrinsically safe.  The first thing they'll check should you have a claim is what battery and accessories you were using.  If anything is non-branded the claim will be denied even if the aftermarket accessory is certified as intrinsically safe.  

How do I get the UL 913 Certificate for my radios? will assist Customers with this request.  Either email us, chat, or call us at 855-770-7194 for assistance.  

Do you offer any additional discounts on Intrinsically Safe Two Way Radios?  Yes, Please use Coupon Code WF for a 10% Discount on your next purchase at