Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Post-season equipment check & maintenance

It's the end of the winter season for most of us in the Northern hemisphere, so unless you are one of the lucky few who has managed to steer your life toward endless winter, it's the perfect time to do a good checkup on your equipment, and take care of any required maintenance now before Fall arrives and it's the last minute.
The next recommended maintenance is shown under "maintenance" in the user settings of your Pulse Barryvox, and accessed during shutdown on the Barryvox S

Airbags should be inspected and dried thoroughly before storage.  Complete instructions on storage and inspection are on page 15 of the user manual HERE (link)

Avalanche Transcievers should be inspected as well.  Apart from signs of physical damage, check the "maintenance date" in the transceiver.  For Pulse Barryvox go into the user settings, go to "maintenance" and the date will show the timing of the next recommended 3-year functional test.  Barryvox S beacons are only one season old so aren't due yet, but you can access this info during the shut-down procedure--turn the beacon off and immediately press the orange flag button to show the date of the next recommended service.  Regardless, remove the batteries from your transceiver for off-season storage--this is critically important for alkaline batteries to avoid the risk of acid corrosion, which can render the beacon unsafe to use and is not covered under the warranty.

If you're due for maintenence, either test it on your organization's Barryvox Tester or contact Mammut Customer Service to arrange having this test done during the off season--we get flooded with requests in the fall and get backed up so make sure to take care of this now!  You can reach Mammut North American customer service to arrange this or to ask questions at (800) 451-5127.

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