What to Look Out for When Buying Polaris Ranger Push-To-Talk (PTT) Accessories?
Open Mic vs PTT Setup
While communicating, you can choose between an open microphone setup or a more dialed-in push-to-talk setup.
An open mic might seem like a better idea as you can simply talk whenever you want. Pairing this with a higher-end dynamic Polaris Ranger mic that can block out background noise is even better.
However, you will rarely find an open-mic setup with most Polaris Ranger enthusiasts because you can never effectively block out the noises you don't want while also keeping your voice clear and easily distinguishable.
A PTT system is simply better as all you need to do is push a button to talk and your voice will cut through easily without worrying about other people, background noise, or any special dynamic microphones.
Ease of Use
Ease of use should also be at the top of your priority as a PTT button needs to be conveniently placed, comfortable, and easy to use.
You can go for a simple plastic button on the steering wheel, but some prefer physical switches which can require a bit more force to engage.
Either way, it’s important to go for a system that is fool-proof, always within reach, and will not be confused for any other button or switch inside your Polaris Ranger.
Durability is immensely important for a Polaris Ranger PTT button/switch as you are going to be pressing this button hundreds of times during just a single lengthier Polaris Ranger off-road adventure.
Therefore, it’s important to go for a push-to-talk system that is able to withstand the stresses associated with off-roading your Polaris Ranger.
You want a system that can take a beating and one that can withstand even severe impacts. Also, going for a waterproof and dust-proof system is also highly recommended as your gloves/fingers can become immensely dirty during driving.
Most people tend to place a PTT button on the steering wheel of a Polaris Ranger which can pose a problem when it comes to cable management as the steering wheel is being constantly turned.
This means that it would be best if you could route your PTT wires and cables where they won’t cause any problems with you steering the Ranger.