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Ενδιαφέρον. Είχα γνωστούς με πρόβλημα στη συγκεκριμένη συσκευή. Μάλλον δεν ήταν και τόσο τυχαία η περίπτωση τελικά;

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Landesskilehrer, Wiener Skilehrerverband, Österreich
(Ski Instructor International Level 3)

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Μάλλον είναι κατασκευαστικό ζήτημα άρα αφορά τους πάντες. Απ' ό,τι διάβασα η PIEPS θα το αντικαταστήσει εάν ο πελάτης μιλήσει μαζί τους αλλά δεν έχει κάνει ακόμα γενικό recall, κάτι αρκετά περίεργο με δεδομένο ότι γνωρίζουν το ελάττωμα και ο θόρυβος που έχει δημιουργηθεί είναι αρκετά μεγάλος (τουλάχιστον με μια γρήγορη αναζήτηση σε fora, instagram αθλητών etc).


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Και μια δημοσίευση από τη σύζυγο ενός θύματος χιονοστιβάδας που χρησιμοποιούσε το εν λόγω transceiver.

 


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On 10/16/2020 at 4:22 PM, ashbury said:

Μάλλον είναι κατασκευαστικό ζήτημα άρα αφορά τους πάντες. Απ' ό,τι διάβασα η PIEPS θα το αντικαταστήσει εάν ο πελάτης μιλήσει μαζί τους αλλά δεν έχει κάνει ακόμα γενικό recall, κάτι αρκετά περίεργο με δεδομένο ότι γνωρίζουν το ελάττωμα και ο θόρυβος που έχει δημιουργηθεί είναι αρκετά μεγάλος (τουλάχιστον με μια γρήγορη αναζήτηση σε fora, instagram αθλητών etc).

Και επειδή τυγχάνω κάτοχος του DSP, η PIEPS το μόνο που αποφάσισε να κάνει είναι offer upgrade για το καινούργιο, αντί να το αντικαταστήσει! Ότι να ΄ναι.

Πραγματικά πάλι καλά που το΄χω χρησιμοποιήσει μόνο στα πλαίσια σχολείου και δικής μου εκπαίδευσης. Κι΄όχι τίποτα, δεν μπορώ να το πουλήσω. Δεν θα τα έχω καλά με τη συνείδησή μου να δώσω κάτι χαλασμένο.

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BASI Level 3 Alpine Ski Instructor (partly qualified).

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We have received several inquiries related to the security of the switch mechanism of the DSP Sport and DSP pro avalanche beacons. We have been in close contact and dialog with athletes and professionals on this issue since Nick McNutts accident in BC, Canada. In response to these requests we have performed significant additional testing on these beacons in used and new condition. The findings are simple and significant at the same time. The lock mechanism of the DSP Sport and DSP Pro is not in any way compromised due to design or production issues. Yet we all saw the Instagram posts over the last few days and the explanation is as simple. Avalanche beacons are products built for the extremes, still they need a certain amount of maintenance as all your outdoor gear does. The evidence suggesting the slider to be faulty by design was corroborated with a heavily damaged beacon. PIEPS encourages all users to inspect their beacons at least before and after the season for mechanical damage due to use or accidents. We urge you not to go out with a broken beacon as, like all beacons it can not guarantee its reliability and performance when broken. Nevertheless PIEPS, in close cooperation with the Black Diamond quality lab has done extensive research and testing on this particular beacons which we are happy to share.

Switch Performance Testing

  • Testing has shown no change in switch resistance for used DSP beacons with heavy use.
  • DSP beacons that have had their switch overridden (intentionally forced between modes without depressing the lock button), show a reduction in switch resistance which is further reduced after multiple cycles. The reduction in switch resistance due to override is variable, but not as severe as lock/switch mechanisms with visibly damaged lock buttons.

Different lock mechanisms

Comparative evaluations were also made between the DSP lock/switch mechanism and lock mechanisms currently on the market. The purpose of this evaluation was to compare the likelihood of interference with various switching mechanisms by determining the number of independent actions required to switch the designs evaluated on/off and between modes. While all mechanisms evaluated have strengths and weaknesses, and met the EN 300 718-1 standard, the DSP lock/switch mechanism as found to be comparable in terms of security to other lock designs on the market.

Conclusions

  • Perform beacon partner checks regularly when in avalanche terrain, ensure that your beacon is locked in the send mode, and carried in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • All beacons can be overridden and/or manually damaged.  Never intentionally force a beacon power or mode switch between positions and retire your beacon immediately if it has been damaged.
  • Inspect your beacon regularly for signs of wear or damage (see below).
  • Contact the manufacturer if you have any questions regarding proper use or inspection results

If you have any concerns, I can offer you a free of charge device service.
Please use for that your device service form (
https://my.pieps.com/de#deviceservice)

Note in the comment field: “Free Device Service”

When your device works well we will send it back to you 😊 if we find any issue we will let you know the further steps.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Αυτή είναι η επίσημη απάντηση της PIEPS, τουλάχιστον σε εμένα. Γελάω.

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