HOW DOES AN AVALANCHE AIRBAG WORK?
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Types of Airbags: Compressed Air and Electric Fan
Battery powered fan bags have really started to shake up the avalanche airbag market in recent years. While they are on average more expensive than compressed air systems, they offer many benefits in performance. The electric fan system is more compact, taking up less usable space in the pack. Depending on the brand and model, you are able to deploy the bag several times on one charge. Once the pack’s battery is depleted, they can be recharged with AA batteries or a micro-USB connection. Multiple deployments allow the user to let go of reservations to pull the trigger in the field or to test the bag at home before entering the backcountry. Additionally, without the need for a compressed air cylinder, air travel is no problem with these packs.