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Plantronics CA12CD-S Wireless PTT Amplifier

$429.99 SKU: 1513N

Product Description

Key Features:

  • Wireless, secure Dect 6.0 - 1.9 GHz frequency
  • Two batteries included with charging bay for 24/7 operation
  • Ergonomic pistol grip design with push to talk with momentary/locking selector
  • Mic and hearing volume controls
  • 2 prong, 6 wire configured connector
  • Works with all Plantronics H series headset tops
  • 1 year warranty
  • NOTE:  The CA12CD-S will not pair with the previous version of the CA12CD.  The older model is not compatible with the newer, "S" model.

The Plantronics CA12CD is a product that gives Dispatchers a cord free, hands free dispatching experience.  With the CA12CD you are free to move about your 911 center because you don't have cords that tether you to your radio console. If you have a favorite Plantronics headset top, it will plug directly into the quick disconnect on the wireless remote unit. Otherwise, any Plantronics H series headset top will also plug right in.  In terms of battery usage, the Plantronics CA12CD battery provides 8 hours of talk time with a spare that stows in its own charging compartment.  So when it's time to change shifts all that needs to be done is to easily swap out the battery and you're refreshed and ready for the next shift. Recharge time for this battery is 3 hours for a full 100% charge and 1 hour for 90%.  As for security, the Plantronics CA12CD features 64 bit digital encryption for secure and private conversations.  The base connects via a 2 prong plug (PJ-7) and has a 10 foot coil cord giving you the ability to place the base where convenient.

If you have questions about the Plantronics CA12CD, contact us today and we'll be happy to assist you. Please call our support line at 800.683.5716, or simply email us at

Other Details

Manufacturer Part #:
Wireless dispatching:
Headsets supported:
Plantronics H series headset tops
Pistol grip design:
Push to talk:
Hearing volume adjustment:
Speaking volume adjustment:
Battery Talk Time:
8 hours
Recharge Time:
3 hrs for 100%, 1 hour for 90%
Dual Charging Bays:
Yes - for main unit and spare battery
Cord length for base to console:
10 feet
Connection type:
PJ-7 2 Prong
Required Console Configuration:
6 wire
Secure transmission:
Yes - 64 bit digital encryption
Compatibility with former CA12CD:
NO - the CA12CD-S will NOT pair to older versions of the CA12CD
1 Year

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  1. Great Wireless Base/Amp

    Posted by C.Dexter on 16th May 2015

    The CA12CD Wireless base works great for our communications center. Having used both wired and different variations of wireless amps, this base is far superior. The battery life is decent. Our amps get used at our lead position 24x7 and our other 3 positions at least 12 hours per day if not 24hrs. After constant/heavy use over time the wires will sometimes begin to short out (the reason I rate 4 out of 5) however Merritt is great about repairing these quickly.


  • I was searching the entire internet for a headset and ended up landing on Merritt Communications website. I called and was greeted by a gentleman named David. From the very first call until our 5th conversation he was the most helpful salesman I have ever encountered on the internet.

    He went way above and beyond and instead of just selling me what I asked for, he told me about a solution that would save me money and be a better fit for my company. Hands down anything related to office headsets this is the GO-TO COMPANY! Their return policy and warranty is hands down the best in the business. They made me feel comfortable making an online purchase. ~ Mark Z. “The Real Estate Guy”
  • Merritt Communications is a valued Channel Partner and an Authorized Reseller of Plantronics Products and Services. In their nearly 20 year relationship with Plantronics, Merritt has actively promoted, sold, and supported the world’s leading communications headsetsPlantronics - for home, office, call center, computer and mobile applications.logo-plantronics.png
  • Merritt Communications has been a valued Channel Partner ever since Konftel entered the North American market six years ago. We appreciate their dedicated approach to customer service and attention to detail when it comes to assisting the customer with their Konftel conferencing needs. We value them as a Dealer Partner, and look forward to a continued relationship with Merritt Communications for years to come."
  • Merritt Communications has been a top-tier Aastra Reseller for over 5 years. We value their commitment to quality product and excellent customer service. Jerry Harkey, Western Region Sales Manager, Aastra USAlogo-aastra.png
  • As a Communications Analyst for the state of California, part of my responsibilities are procuring headsets and components for emergency communications centers that are located throughout the state.  Doug Merritt's in-depth knowledge of communication products and his understanding of what my center's needs are has allowed me to provide them with some of the most top of the line products available.~ Stella Butler-Cain, CHP
  • As a California State agency, we were looking for a certified, small business vendor to meet our needs for Telecommunications equipment and 10 years ago we found ;Merritt Communications. Merritt Communications has been serving us ever since with telephone equipment sales and technical support assistance.
    The personal commitment that Merritt Communications gives to their customers is great! Tracy Hurtig, Telecommunications Manager, Ca. Dept. of Parks and Recreation
  • I wanted to write a little testimonial about Dave Detres at Merritt Communications. I have purchased several desk headsets, phone systems equipment and a wireless headset for my iPhone as well. Dave replies to every email and text, he has a great attitude and gets the job done. He always exceeds my expectations in customer service. If you are thinking of any new phone equipment for your company…do yourself a favor and Call Dave Detres with Merritt communication, he will get it taken care and do it the old fashion way…with integrity" ~ Marlena Olson, VITEK Mortgage Group
  • Merritt Communication has been a trusted and reliable source for all of our Plantronics needs. The customer service that Merritt provides has always been outstanding and they are ready to help with our needs at a moments notice. We are very pleased with the quality of the product and service and will continue to do business with them in the future.Karen, Kaiser Permanente
  • The Merritt Communications Web site has been an excellent resource for our Sutter Medical Foundation medical offices. They utitize the site to make the best decisions regarding their telecommunication requirements. It has been very helpful for the buyers as well, to confirm the wireless headset features and accessories and compare and contrast the different models available.Dan, Sutter Health
  • A commitment to quality and fulfilling the needs of their customers has made Merritt Communications the successful business that it is. Doug Merritt and his employees have always come through for us no matter how big or small the project here at Lyon Real Estate!" Bobby Burkam | Support Manager, Information Technology | Lyon Real Estate
  • "We are very satisfied with Merritt Communications customer service! They have great products and respond quickly to any request, usually exceeding our expectations! I would highly recommend them!"  J. McElvain - CHW, Mercy Hospital