Just a friendly reminder from Utah Avalanche Center to remove the batteries from your avalanche beacon if you’re calling it quits for the season to avoid corrosion and possible damage to your unit.
Not a bad thing to share with your friends, transceivers can be pricey and this simple tip could help you keeps yours mint for years to come.
If you have a bit of extra time and want to know more on the subject of avalanche transceiver batteries read THIS ARTICLE by Mammut about Alkaline vs. Lithium Batteries.
For those of us who have decided to hang up our skis, put away our sleds and pulled out the bike, it’s time to summerize your avalanche gear too. Remember to remove the batteries from your avalanche transceiver to prevent damage caused by battery leakage. Battery corrosion will void most manufacturer's warranties and can destroy your avalanche battery port’s permanently. Make sure to also check your shovel and probe assemble to ensure everything goes together properly. So next season when you pull your gear out you’re not having to scramble for a replacement last minute. #utavy #isitwinteryet #knowbeforeyougo #kbyg
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