RP890A1-RED Back-Up Device for 10.5-11.5 mm Rope (No Tow Cord)
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 version, see RP892. We also manufacture a Fixed Cord version, see RP891
Height (mm) 88
Width (mm) 86
Thickness (mm) 28
Weight (grams) 202
Rope diameter range (mm) 10.5 - 11mm (Approved Ropes only)
Attachment hole diameter (mm) 18
Number of persons 2
Body material Aluminium
Cam material Aluminium
Colour Red or black
Lost action No
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