The PIEPS BACKUP is a mini-transmitter that is worn directly on the body in conjunction with your beacon and only transmits in an emergency.
Therefore PIEPS provides the first 100% solution in case of a secondary avalanche.
- BACKUP can be received from every standard beacon
- Active search and rescue operations are never influenced
- May be used only in combination with a beacon (EN300718)
- BACKUP detects an emergency (“no motion“ and “ no transmitting beacon nearby“): Only then the PIEPS BACKUP starts to transmit!
Carrying recommendation if PIEPS BACKUP and PIEPS TX600 are used together.
If the PIEPS BACKUP and the PIEPS TX600 are used together, a minimum distance of 50 cm between the devices should be kept, to avoid mutual impact.
Example: A rescuer carries a PIEPS BACKUP as protection in case of a secondary avalanche and contemporary uses a PIEPS TX600 as material transmitter in his backpack. To avoid a mutual impact, PIEPS recommends wearing the PIEPS BACKUP in a closed trouser pocket and the PIEPS TX600 in the lid pocket of the backpack to guarantee a minimum distance of 50 cm between these two devices.