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PIEPS Backup Transmitter
When the unthinkable happens, the PIEPS Backup Avalanche Transmitter is there to save your skin. READ MORE
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When the unthinkable happens, the PIEPS Backup Avalanche Transmitter is there to save your skin. Learn More
DescriptionWorn directly on your body along with your main beacon, the PIEPS Backup Avalanche Transmitter automatically goes into transmit mode when separated from your main beacon by more than one meter, providing the only complete solution against secondary avalanches.
- Compatible with any standard (457 kHz) beacon on the market
- Accelerometer keeps Backup from transmitting when still in motion
Frequency : 457 kHz (EN 300718)
Power Supply : 1 Alkaline AAA battery, IEC-LR03, 1.5V
Battery Life : 150 h check-mode +1 h in emergency-mode
Weight : 70 g (2.5 oz) including battery
Dimensions : 62 x 47 x 19 mm (2.4 x 1.8 x .7 in)
PIEPS Backup Transmitter is rated out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Scott from Not for use with a dog or other non-searcher DO NOT purchase this item to use for a dog or other object (ie. snowmobile) as was mentioned in another review. In the case of an avalanche you would need to track down your dog to turn its beacon off before starting your beacon search. Also in the case there was a multiple burial there would be no way to determine which beacon is a dog, object, or a human. If you would like an option to search for a dog purchase the dog transceiver and the DSP Pro.
Date published: 2015-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Georg from Great for practicing, and backup use Great little unit to hide in the snow (with a sling or other marker!) to practice search regularly with my main beacon, so I stay familiar with the full range of functionality. In addition, backup unit for members of the party who would not be expected to search but need to be found (dog).
Date published: 2015-03-08