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Portable Induction Loop Kit

Portable Induction Loop Kit

Portable Induction Loop Kit
  • Ready for use in seconds
  • Free-standing lightweight design – ideal for counter table or desktop use
  • Simple one button operation
  • Generates a loop listening field of approx. 1.2m²
  • Limited horizontal throw of loop field helps maintain privacy in applications where confidentiality is essential (i.e. banks, meeting rooms, police stations, etc.)
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Integral high performance microphone accommodates different operator voice levels
  • Plug-top charger included in all kits (amplifier charges fully overnight)
  • Five years expected battery life under normal operating/charging solutions
  • Integral cut-off timer (settable to 10, 30 or 60 minutes) helps prevent inadvertent battery discharge
  • Remote input socket for optional tie/desk mic.
  • Indicators provided for power on, input level, charging required and charging in progress
  • PL1/K1 kit includes PL1 amplifier, plug top charger, ‘AFILS available’ sticker and durable cardboard storage/ carry case
  • PL1/K2 kit includes all PL1/K1 contents plus a magnetic field strength meter / loop listener and set of headphones for testing the unit is working correctly
  • Both kits also available in durable plastic storage / carry cases – see next page for full PL1 range parts listing

Portable induction loop system

 

Over 10% of the population suffers from hearing impairment. Under the Disability Discrimination Act, anyone offering goods, facilities or services to the general public must make ‘reasonable’ adjustments to ensure they do not discriminate against such people.

One of the easiest ways to meet this requirement is to have a portable induction loop system available and ready for use at all times. Attractively designed in tough ABS plastic, Signet’s PL1/K1 portable induction loop system is a truly portable and extremely durable audio frequency induction loop system, packed full of features and available at a very competitive price.

Fully compliant with BS7594 and EN60118-4, it is ideal for use in schools, shops, nursing homes, leisure centres, hotels, banks, GP surgeries, reception desks and many other private, public and civic applications.

 

Portable induction loop system
Simplicity itself: the rear of the amplifier includes short form user instructions detailing how the system works

Portable induction loop system
Typical meeting room application
Portable induction loop system
Typical counter/ticket booth application

 

 

WHAT IS AN AUDIO FREQUENCY INDUCTION LOOP SYSTEM?

Audio frequency induction loop systems (AFILS) work by transmitting amplified sound to NHS hearing aids. Most hearing aids have a ‘T’ or ‘MT’ switch which allows them to pick up the electromagnetic signal generated by an induction loop system. The hearing aid converts this signal into sound suited to its user specific hearing requirements, allowing them to participate more fully in general conversation, ordering goods or services, etc.

Basic Operation:

Portable induction loop system

 

  1. Take the induction loop amplifier out of its box and position it so its front is angled towards the hearing aid user and its back is facing you.
  2. Ask the hearing aid user to switch their hearing aid to the 'T' position.
  3. Press the amplifier's on/off button once - the amplifier will beep to confirm it is ready to use.
  4. Talk to the hearing aid user as normal (you do not need to talk directly into the microphone as it has a wide pick up range).
  5. Check the amplifier's 'AFILS working' indicators to ensure they illuminate in line with your speech (1 &2 is normal, 2 & 3 is too loud).

 

THE PL1/K RANGE

PL1/K1Portable induction loop kit (supplied in a cardboard storage/carry case)
Includes PL1 amplifier c/w battery and integral microphone, PL1/PSU1 plug top charger and TEAR-P ‘AFILS available’ sticker.
PL1/K2Portable induction loop kit with AFILS tester (supplied in a cardboard storage/carry case)
Includes PL1 amplifier c/w battery and integral microphone, PL1/PSU1 plug top charger, TEAR-P ‘AFILS available’ sticker, AHHM/H combined FoSmeter H magnet field strength meter/loop listening device and HEAD1 headphones.
PL1/K3Portable induction loop kit (supplied in a robust plastic storage/carry case)
Includes PL1 amplifier c/w battery and integral microphone, PL1/PSU1 plug top charger and TEAR-P ‘AFILS available’ sticker.
PL1/K4Portable induction loop kit with AFILS tester (supplied in a robust plastic storage/carry case)
Includes PL1 amplifier c/w battery and integral microphone, PL1/PSU1 plug top charger, TEAR-P ‘ AFILS available’ sticker, AHHM/H combined FoSmeter H magnetic field strength meter/loop listening device and HEAD1 headphones.
CASE1Robust plastic storage/carry case
AMTRemote desk/tie microphone
AHHM/HFoSmeter ‘H’ combined magnetic field strength meter/loop listening device
HEAD1Headphones for use with AHHM/H
TEAR-PSpare ‘AFILS available’ sticker

 

KEY TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 
Coverage:1m operating range 1KHz providing an AFILS field strength of > 100mA/m
Battery type:Internal 12V VRSLA (Valve Regulated Sealed Lead Acid) battery
Plug top charger:Only use the PL1/PSU1 charger included in our PL1/K1, PL1/K2, PL1/K3 and PL1/K4 kits
Distortion:<1% THD @1Khz, 1m distance & 100mA/M field strength
Internal microphone:0.5m optimum operating distance
Remote mic. socket3.5mm mono jack (disables internal mic. when inserted)
Automatic shut-off:Nominally set to 10 minutes, user adjustable to 30 minutes or 60 minutes.
Frequency response:100Hz-5Khz frequency response
Compressor:Fully automatic (up to 5:1 max.)
Indicators:Power on, input level, charging required and charging in progress
PL1 dimensions:250W x 300H x 100Dmm approx.
PL1 weight:1.7kg approx. (including battery)
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