Working Safely in ATEX Zone 1 and Class I, Div. 1 With Ex-Handy 08

The New Desktop Charger DCH Completes the “Around the Clock” Communication in Hazardous Areas

News provided by ecom instruments GmbH
Feb 05, 2014 10:51 KST

ASSAMSTADT, GERMANY--(Korea Newswire) February 05, 2014 -- Ecom instruments, global market leader and full-service provider in the field of portable explosion-protected equipment, presents the new “Desktop Charger DCH” and ensures the continuous use of the new UMTS phones Ex-Handy 08 with this seperate charging-device.

The all-purpose charger is designed to reload (outside of hazardous areas) all ecom mobile phones of the last and the latest generation (Ex-Handy 07 and Ex-Handy 08 and their counterparts Zone 2) and their compatible batteries. Furthermore, all non-Ex versions of these devices and batteries can be charged.

The charger comes with its own power supply unit and reloads mobile phones and spare batteries in parallel within less than four hours to 100 percent. With the charger in conjunction with the Ex-Handy 08, optimized for low power consumption, ecom instruments enables the continuous 24/7 use of the mobile phone. Working two shifts with an average call duration is no problem without changing the battery. The need for a replacement unit for shift-work is completely eliminated with the replacement of the battery.

To save space, the 116 x 84 x 58 mm small and lightweight (132g) charging station can be screwed through holes on the bottom to a table or shelf boards. In addition to the mobile phone, a Torx screwdriver for securing the Zone 1/21, Class I, Div. 1 batteries and a slotted screwdriver for zone 2/22 for fixing the battery cover on the phone, are ready to hand (both included with the device). The charger itself has a screw-less locking mechanism for the batteries.

If the charger is not in use, the connection cable for the phone can be conveniently stowed in a bracket at the bottom of the charging station to avoid the usual clutter.

Through the upright loading position of the mobile phone, the display is visible during the charging process and the function keys are also available and usable. The upright loading position also prevents triggering off the automatic alarm of the Lone Worker function, which would have to be disabled on a horizontally mobile phone.

The Desktop Charger is offered as a package with the Ex-Handy 08 or as enhanced equipment for existing devices.

Brief facts - Overview of the Ex-Handy 08

The new intrinsically safe 3G cell-phone Ex-Handy 08, ecom´s top-of-the-range model, is designed for hazardous areas and is suitable for phone calls, sms, mms and emails in Ex Zones 1/21, Class I, Division 1 and 2/22, Division 2. It features Bluetooth® 3.0, email client (POP3/SMTP, IMAP4), A-GPS, a 2-megapixel camera with LED photoflash and video functionality, LED-flashlight and push-to-talk. The Ex-Handy 08 comes with MS Office applications such as synchronization of external contact data and calendar data with MS Outlook®. The “lone worker protection” feature can be integrated into the company's own IT structure. Customized battery capacities with separate charging options ensure up to seven hours of conversation time and 400 hours standby. Thanks to protection class IP68 and permissible ambient temperatures between -20 °C and +55 °C, the Ex-Handy 08 can tackle the hardest conditions in harsh industrial environments. The cell-phone comes in various colours with a three year No-Questions-Asked-Waranty.

Further information on Ex-Handy 08 can be found at:

Brief profile of ecom

Globally, ecom instruments is the leading provider of mobile devices for use in explosive areas, whether including chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas production, mining or energy and the environment. For over 25 years, ecom has set the standards and gathered comprehensive expertise in explosion protection for daily use in hazardous industrial areas across the globe. In its four core disciplines of communication, mobile computing, portable hand lamps and measurement calibration, ecom instruments offers a huge variety of innovative and proven solutions.

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