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!


Dimensions (mm, LxWxH): 
62 x 47 x 19
Weight (g, incl. batteries): 
Power supply: 
1 battery, Alcaline (AA)
Battery lifetime (min. h) : 
150 h Checkmodus + 1 h Notfallmodus
Transmission frequency (kHz, according to EN300718): 
Temperature range: 
-20°C to +45°C

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.

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