A stainless steel AISI 316 connector kit composed of a stainless steel 5 mm x 80 cm cable.
This product has been designed to allow the connection of two separate anchors in a belay station, thus conforming to the backup principle.
This increases the safety of a belay anchor. In particularly dangerous environments such as marine areas, it is absolutely imperative to use a dual-anchor system.
Although important in all situations, this is imperative in areas with aggressive atmospheric or environmental conditions.
The KIT is composed of the following articles:
A length of stainless steel AISI316 cable, Ø5mm and composed of 133 strands (right hand lay) : total length 80 cm. This cable is very flexible. (The ends of the cable have been sealed to avoid fraying or injury to hands).
2 stainless steel clamps to fit 5mm cable.
1 Stainless steel washer: external Ø= 40mm – central hole = Ø11mm - thickness S= 2.5 mm
This system is a good compromise to improve a pre-existing anchor.
IT DOES NOT replace the need to place complete factory-made belay systems, such as the RAUMER products in this category. This system is a "makeshift” alternative and should not represent the norm.
In fact it is NOT recommended to hang directly from the cable loop using a sling or a carabiner. This must be avoided in all cases!
This connection system has been designed to guarantee good tensile strength whilst being cost-effective, light, durable and easy to place. It is strongly recommended in appropriate cases.
Note: the presence of the cable loop forms a dual resistance, as the two sections of cable bear any tensile load.
However, considering that there are only two clamps and the hanger edges are rather narrow, this product is rated to a minimum tensile strength of R=15KN, which should be more than sufficient for the designated use.