Read these instructions carefully before use:
- WAY OF USE OF ACCESSORY CORD
Accessory cords are made of PA fibres as sheathed core cords (kernmantel cords). Power cords 2 and 3 mm are made without core
Accessory cords may be used for static stress only. They shall never be allowed to absorb dynamic energy (in case of a fall, for instance).
The manufacturer forbids to use accessory cords as dynamic ropes.
- RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES
When purchasing belaying and safety accessories, always make sure that the accessories are compatible with the accessory cord being used. Accessories with sharp edges or burrs shall not be used.
- PRODUCT MAINTENANCE, INFLUENCE OF CHEMICALS, CLEANING AND DISINFECTION
Accessory cords shall always be kept clean, they shall not be allowed to come into contact with any chemical substances (as organic chemicals, oils, acids, bases). If they come into contact with the above chemicals, do not use them any longer. For disinfection of accessory cords, use a weak 1% solution of potassium permanganate. Contaminated accessory cords may be washed in lukewarm water with small quantity of a neutral detergent added. After that, flush them carefully with water and let them dry up in a shady place.
- SERVICE LIFE
5 years maximum
- PUTTING OUT OF USE
Service life of an accessory cord is individual and depends on the condition of the sheath and degree of contamination with chemicals (see Storage). Accessory cords have to be put out of use in case the sheath is damaged and the core stands out to the rope surface.
Replace the accessory cord immediately after it has arrested a hard fall!
- INFLUENCE OF MOISTURE AND FROST
If a wet accessory cord freezes up, its properties (strength) are considerably reduced. A reduction of properties occurs also with a wet accessory cord without a subsequent freezing up.
- DANGER OF SHARP EDGES
It is forbidden to lead the accessory cord over sharp edges
- INFLUENCE OF STORAGE AND INFLUENCE OF USE AGEING
Accessory cords shall not be stored close to heat radiators and other heat sources (minimum distance 1 m) as well as in direct sunlight. Storage room humidity and temperature should be about 60% and 25 °C, respectively (recommended values).
- INFLUENCE OF KNOTS ON STRENGTH
Knots reduce the strength of the accessory cord considerably.