FAQ

AIRBAG DOES NOT INFLATE FULLY.

  • Venturi valve blocked? Check that nothing is impeding the intake of air by the venturi valve.
  • Cartridge insufficiently charged? Always check it is full prior to every tour (see Quick Start Manual).
  • The mesh bag’s red-red zip (airbag backpack) must be fully closed.
  • Check that you have covered all the points in the Quick Start Manual and that the airbag system is correctly fastened to the backpack.
  • For R.A.S: the mesh bag’s red-red zip (airbag backpack) must be fully closed.
  • Still in doubt? Check with your dealer.

AIRBAG FAILS TO INFLATE WHEN DEPLOYED.

  • Check that the handle cable is connected to the triggering mechanism and that the fastening points are in good condition.
  • Is the cartridge fully charged?
  • Check that the cartridge is correctly connected to the triggering mechanism.

CARTRIDGE PRESSURE INCORRECT.

  • Have you weighed the cartridge or checked the gauge at room temperature (20°C / 68°F)?
  • The working pressure changes according to the ambient temperature – this is normal. The important thing is that the pressure should be correct at 20°C / 68°F (see Quick Start Manual).
  • Still in doubt? Check with your dealer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


WHY BUY A BACKPACK EQUIPPED WITH A SNOWPULSE AVALANCHE AIRBAG SYSTEM ?

LIFEBAG SYSTEM

Similar to a life vest used in water, the LifeBag System is designed to keep you on your back with your head out of the snow. With the innovative shape and position of the 150 litre airbag, the Snowpulse airbag is the best solution for keeping an avalanche victim on the surface and avoiding asphyxiation

REMOVABLE AIRBAG SYSTEM

With the invention of the Removable Airbag System / R.A.S, Snowpulse has now made it possible to rapidly attach an airbag system to a backpack of your choice. This system is the lightest and most compact in our range and benefits from the Inflation System 2.0. Snowpulse now offers a complete range with the R.A.S and the LifeBag lines adapted to your specific requirements.

The new detachable Removable Airbag System, offers unprecedented flexibility for the use of avalanche airbags.


HOW TO CHECK YOUR BACKPACK BEFORE USING IT

Every Snowpulse backpacks are sold with a « Quick Start Manual ». This document countains all te checks to do before every use of the backpack.

LIFEBAG SYSTEM

Download Quick Start Manual

REMOVABLE AIRBAG SYSTEM

Download Quick Start Manual


TRAVELLING: BACKPACK AND CARTRIDGE

The cartridges, when filled, come under the rules governing the transport of non-toxic non-flammable gases on land and in the air. The rules differentiate between the 300 bar und 207 bar cartridges. Please note those that apply to your type of cartridge. When transporting the airbag system, the cartridge must be kept separate to avoid any inadvertant triggering. Always store and carry the cartridge in its original packaging and with the protective cap screwed firmly in place.

TRAVELLING: CARTRIDGE IN THE PLANE

Under its hazardous materials regulations (table 2.3A), the IATA (International Air Transport Association) allows passengers to travel with no more than one filled 300 bar cartridge in their hand or stowed luggage, provided the carrier is informed of the fact.

Document IATA

Data Sheet SNOWPULSE Cylinders for Avalanche Airbag Systems

207 BAR CARTRIDGE (CARTRIDGE REFILLABLE 207 BAR ALU)

The IATA (International Air Transport Association) prohibits the carriage of the 207 bar cartridge. The only territory where it is allowed is Canada (domestic flights).

RECOMMENDATIONS

Despite its approval by the IATA, individual carriers may refuse to carry a 300 bar cartridge. We therefore advise users intending to travel with their avalanche backpack to contact their carrier no less than two weeks before departure. If possible, users should clarify the situation prior to booking their flights. It is also a good idea to print out the relevant IATA table and the data sheet relating to your cartridge to show any sceptical check-in staff..

Document IATA

Data Sheet SNOWPULSE Cylinders for Avalanche Airbag Systems

Is the carriage of a filled cartridge… Cartridge Non-Refillable 300 Bar Steel Cartridge Refillable 207 Bar Alu
…allowed on flights according to the IATA’s regulations? YES NO
…allowed on flights to the USA/Canada? YES NO
…allowed on domestic flights within Canada? YES YES

SHIPPING OF CARTRIDGES BY POST/COURIER

You must inform the postal/shipping company of the presence of a filled cartridge in the consignment. The information required by the shipper may be found on your cartridge’s data sheet.


SNOWPULSE WARRANTY

The Snowpulse airbag has been extensively tested and researched ; every detail has been looked at. The materials used are the most suitable for their intended use and a stringent quality control system helps to reduce the possibility that the airbag will have any defects. Should you come across defects anyway, the airbag comes with a 2 year warranty. This warranty is valid only if you have registered your product and activated the : warranty onwww.snowpulse.com/warranty

Snowpulse airbags will increase your chances of surviving. However, they are not guaranteed to save your life during an avalanche. You should not take more risks just because you have a Snowpulse airbag !

 

 

 

 

 

 


REGULAR CHECKS:

YOUR SNOWPULSE AVALANCHE BACKPACK REQUIRES NO MAINTENANCE PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING POINTS ARE OBSERVED.

  • Unfold (do not inflate) the airbag before the new season starts or at least once a year or after the backpack has been exposed to moisture / wet weather. Check its condition, allow it to dry and fold it back together again.
  • Pack the airbag away only when it is completely dry.
  • Once a year, carry out a test deployment without inflating the airbag. This involves removing the cartridge from the system and testing the triggering mechanism using the handle.
  • Prior to every tour, check all the points described in the Quick Start Manual and inspect the condition of the system’s safety straps and fastenings.

AFTER AN AVALANCHE

An avalanche can cause damage to the Snowpulse avalanche backpack due to the tremendous forces involved. It is essential to have the system inspected and serviced following its deployment in an avalanche. All the air-bearing components must be checked for pressure-tightness, and a careful visual inspection carried out on all other components, including the trigger mechanism, valve, handle and cable, and airbag fastening points on the bag and the backpack. This is best done by returning your Snowpulse avalanche backpack to your dealer, especially as some damage may not be immediately visible.

Service following 20 deployments
Your Snowpulse avalanche backpack is designed to withstand 20 inflations and 40 practice/test triggers not involving inflation. Once the product has reached either threshold it must be thoroughly checked, which involves returning it to your dealer.

STORAGE:

  • Store your Snowpulse avalanche backpack in a cool, dry environment.
  • The cartridge can be left attached to the system, though we recommend detaching it if storing the backpack for long. Always screw the protective cap onto the cartridge when detached, and keep the latter in its original packaging.
  • For safety reasons, keep the backpack and cartridge out of the reach of children.

CLEANING AND SERVICE LIFE:

CLEANING

  • Use only water (no cleaning products!) to clean the backpack. Ensure that the entire product is dry before using it again to avoid the risk of icing.

SERVICE LIFE

  • Provided the product is serviced as recommended and it is not subjected to undue wear and tear, it should give a service life of 10 years. The cartridges are also designed to have a service life of 10 years.

EXCHANGE / HOME REFILLING

  • Cartridge Non-Refillable 300 Bar Steel
    • This cartridge must be exchanged for a fresh one at your dealer.
  • Cartridge Refillable 207 Bar Alu
    • This cartridge can be refilled by the dealer or the user. It can be also be exchanged/refilled at various retail outlets such as paintball stores in the US and Canada. You find an instruction how to refill your cartridge in the User Manual.

 

Data Sheet SNOWPULSE Cylinders for Avalanche Airbag Systems

Document IATA

User Manual LIFEBAG SYSTEM

User Manual REMOVAL AIRBAG SYSTEM

Quick start manual LIFEBAG SYSTEM

Quick start manual REMOVAL AIRBAG SYSTEM

How to update for a handle 2011-12

Ride RAS Compatability ABS Carbon Cylinder_ENG

Cylinder and Handle information 2011.11.01

 

 

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