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The standard safety measure of any backcountry tour, a beacon check is the first thing you should do before you hit the trail. With the PIEPS Checker, you can quickly and easily check all the beacons in your group, including your own, without unzipping your jacket. Small, easy to use. Simple, one-button check of any beacon's transmitting function. Frequency: 457 kHz. Dimensions: 88 x 23 x 22 mm. Battery Life: > 5 years. Power Supply: Internal lithium-ion battery. Weight: 19 g (including battery)
- Tahoe Mountain Sports
Before you take your chances outside the gates, check the status of your buddies' beacons and your own with the Pieps Checker Beacon. This tiny and simple device ensures you don't forget one of the most important steps when heading out into avalanche-prone conditions: making sure your tools work. Simply hold down the button and move closer to a beacon until you hear or see the Checker pick up the standard 457kHz signal. The internal battery power has no on/off switch, but only uses power when in use. At two inches long, it's not only too smart but also too easy not to use every time.
With the PIEPS Checker it is possible to check the transmitting function of any beacon quickly and efficiently. A beacon check is a standard safety measure on any tour outside of controlled areas.
Description of Pieps CheckerConventional analogue units had always been further developed over the years and adapted to the technologies available on the market. Once the available digital components were actually able to cope with technological demands, analogue technology was replaced by DSP technology at SEIDEL. The manufacturer SEIDEL was able to launch the latest product of the PIEPS development team onto the market together with their sales partner STUBAI Mountain Sport in the 2003 season and put their technology lead to the test with the PIEPS DSP.More than 30 years experience and well over 100,000 PIEPS units sold are a guarantee of the safety, reliability and innovation of the PIEPS products.With the PIEPS Checker it is possible to check the transmitting function of any beacon quickly and efficiently. A beacon check is a standard safety measure on any tour outside of controlled areas.FeaturesEasy avalanche transmitter checkCheck your own avalanche transmitterFunctional, small, easy to useReceiving frequency 457 kHzPower supply Internal Li-ion BatteryBattery lifetime 5 yearsMaximum range 100 cmTemperature range -20C bis 45CWeight 19 g incl. BatteryDimensions LxWxH 51 x 35 x 17 mm
- US Outdoor Store