PIEPS Powder BT is a 3-antenna digital avalanche transceiver. This device offers good possibilities to locate and find avalanche victims.
The PIEPS 3-antenna system guarantees a maximum circular reception range. The maximum range for this device is 60 m. It is also capable of performing a type of self-test. In this process, both hardware and software elements are checked along with the current software version. The large, illuminated display ensures good legibility in all lighting conditions. In case of interference of the transmitting antenna by electronic devices or by metal, an automatic switch-over to the other antenna takes place. Because of the Auto-Search-To-Send function, the PIEPS Micro automatically switches from search mode to transmission mode. The function becomes active when the device is stationary for a certain period of time (e.g., when buried, the device switches over automatically). With the iProbe support, the PIEPS Micro can be temporarily deactivated via the intelligent iProbe probe. The next strongest signal is automatically displayed on the avalanche transceiver. The group check function is used to check the activity and send parameters of the partner avalanche device. Therefore, it is advisable to carry out such a group check before each tour. The marking function supports multiple burial situations by deactivating the strongest signal received. The operating time of the device depends, for example, on which batteries are used for operation. The minimum operating time in transmit mode is about 200 hours with alkaline batteries but increases to about 300 hours minimum when lithium batteries are used.
In summary, the main features of the device are a maximum range of 60 m, an operating time of 300 hours when operating with lithium batteries in transmit mode, and the practical device management via Bluetooth and the PIEPS app.
Important functions at a glance:
- Wave Interference Protection
- Marking Function
- Lightened Display
- Bluetooth Function
- 3-antenna technology
- Group Check
- iProbe Support