Catalog 2009 to downloadThe new 2009 Petzl Professional catalog is now available for download in the Catalog section of Petzl.com. You'll find professional products - including headlamps - and technical solutions for accessing the vertical world (difficult-to-access, tree care, rescue, etc).
Info - MYO headlamps and AA/LR6 rechargeable batteriesDue to advances in the performance characteristics of AA/LR6 rechargeable batteries (especially their higher output during discharge), they can in certain cases of intensive use, cause quality and safety problems with MYO-series headlamps. When the headlamp is used with AA/LR6 rechargeable batteries, if a short-circuit appears in the cable connecting the battery case to the lamp, the cable can spark, melt, or catch fire.
Lithium batteries informationLimitations on use of AA/LR6 and AAA/LR03 Lithium batteries with headlamps. This information does not apply to the e+Lite which was designed to work with CR2032 Lithium batteries.
Lithium batteries are lighter and give longer burn times at low temperature than traditional Alkaline batteries.
Due to recent advances in the performance characteristics of Lithium batteries (especially their higher output during discharge), they can cause the lamp to overheat and possibly damage the LEDs.
ASCENSION & BASIC: Improper loading can prevent the ascender from grabbing the ropeASCENSION [B17] / BASIC [B18]
The ASCENSION and BASIC ascenders are designed to be loaded in a direction parallel to the rope; if loaded at an angle to the rope, the cam may not correctly engage the rope and slippage can occur (See the technical notice, diagram 2).
New generation of LedsA new Led technology is used on all Petzl headlamps with Ø 5mm Leds. It produces up to 80 % more light than the identical models of the previous generation. Are concerned by this new technology: the compact line (TIKKA, ZIPKA, etc.), and MYO and DUO with hybrid lighting systems (halogen + Leds).
BATIMAT 2005 Innovation Competition: the ASAP wins bronze medal!The 16th Innovation Competition is aimed at highlighting the most innovative products in the construction field. This year, over 169 entries were presented for 26 awards.
Prizes for innovations listed in seven product categories were awarded on November 7th at the Paris city hall. Petzl presented its ASAP mobile anti-fall device in category 5 (equipment and tooling).