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RED Back-up (Popper Cord)

The RED is a simple, yet highly effective back-up device.

SKU: RP892 Category:


The RED is a simple, yet highly effective back-up device.

The RED’s non-aggressive Cams have a positively locking spring, which means that the device is self-parking (rather than self-tailing, like many Ropegrabs).  This self-parking function is important for Rope Access work techniques as they stipulate that the back-up device should be positioned so as to reduce fall factors to a minimum.

The RED makes use of ‘Rotational Braking’- the more the device rotates clockwise, the greater the build up of friction, which provides the automatic braking in the event of a fall or sudden pull on the Cows-tail.

To increase the effectiveness of the Rotational Brake in a panic situation (for example, a main-line failure), the RED can be fitted with a ‘Popper’ tow cord release clip*.  For further information on the Popper clip, please download the RED Back-up Device Datasheet.

*Standard (fixed) tow cord & non-tow cord versions also available.

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