***Below is a list of care items for your wireless microphone. Please be aware that a common issue that’s been reported is corrosion which is due to moisture and is not covered under the manufacturer’s warranty. ***
The Care of Wireless Microphones:
Wireless Microphones sold by PTG are all very durable, but do require a certain amount of care during use.
For TBC we recommend head worn microphones as well as the use of a protective Neoprene® belt pouch to hold the belt-pack transmitter. The belt-pack transmitter should be toweled down after use and allowed to air dry.
Foam windscreens should be removed after each use, washed and dried for protection and hygiene.
Our objective is to help you use these excellent audio tools in a manner that will ensure your enjoyment of the equipment over a long period of time. With proper care, these systems will serve you well.
- Use a neoprene belt to protect the belt pack transmitter at all times. This will help keep the moisture off the transmitter and away from the connectors.
- Always use a foam windscreen for the microphone element. This foam cover will help protect the element from moisture. Be sure to take the foam cover off at the end of class or the end of the day to allow the element to dry. For hygiene reasons, it is recommended that each instructor have their own windscreen. Multiple windscreens for each instructor allow that instructor to always be using a dry one.
- Be gentle. Remember that this is electronic equipment. You should handle the microphone the same way you would a pair of eye glasses. This should be considered an investment in saving your voice.
- Choose a battery for your belt pack transmitters and stick with it. Battery sizes actually do vary and changing brands can and will affect the battery terminals of your transmitter. Over time this will cause a poor connection and lead to intermittent audio.
- Transmitter antennas should be treated the same way as the microphone cables. They should not be bent or crimped. They will eventually break and this will cause poor reception and/or static in the system.
- Once a headset and/or transmitter goes down and needs repair, make sure to do it immediately. Backups are helpful but they need to be in good working order.