Pieps beacon switch issues

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Pieps beacon switch issues

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Some other forums (fora?) have been having discussions about the switch on Pieps DSP Sport and Pro. Some of the switches seem to either wear, break, or just get positioned in such a way that they can turn off accidentally. Which could be pretty concerning. Black Diamond and Pieps have acknowledged the possibility of the switch failure, and seem to be replacing the beacons or offering a major discount on Oder ones. It seems to matter if the beacon is under warranty or not, but if you’re packing a Pieps beacon and you haven’t heard about this, you might want to do some research. Here are a few links:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CGT6EzAlgLn ... 1a1ca6atdw
https://www.instagram.com/p/CGlBzHUlNL7 ... li12v11p2g
https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/sho ... under-fire
https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/sho ... ken-switch

Here’s a pertinent quote from the (biblical) beacon review site:
If you do not have 100% confidence in your DSP transceiver, Pieps is offering aggressive upgrade pricing. They are also replacing some transceivers at no charge. For more information, contact dsp@pieps.com.
If you do choose to use a Pieps DSP transceiver:
Physically inspect your avalanche transceiver periodically.
Confirm that the switch is locked into the Send position before you put it in its harness.
Insert your transceiver into its harness with the screen facing toward your body.
Confirm that the sliding switch does not slide when the transceiver is in its harness and that the press-to-unlock tab won't be inadvertently pressed.
The first three of these recommendations apply to all avalanche transceivers. The last recommendation, whether the locking tab will remain effective when the transceiver is in its harness, is DSP-specific.
And personally, I’d think twice about carrying a Pieps beacon in my pocket instead of the harness, though I’ve seen reports of the switch malfunction in a harness.
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Re: Pieps beacon switch issues

Post by Brian »

I had a DSP Sport that I bought 2.5 years ago, I was a pocket carrier... Sent it back and received the $100 upgrade offer and ordered a Pro BT which is on it's way.
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