The D4 has a 240kg (500lb) Working Load Limit which means it is suitable for two-person rescue on ropes of 10.5mm-11.5mm (7/16″). It features a unique and innovative progressive cam action, which offers precise control at slow or fast speeds. The progressive cam works by way of one cam operating inside another cam.
The D4 is a double-stop device with an auto-lock function which is activated whenever the operator lets go of the handle.
The handle mechanism is designed to rotate through 360º making its use easier and simpler. The handle itself is made from aluminium rather than plastic and is coated in a specially chosen paint which provides extra grip. Cleverly, the handle rotation is accompanied by audible clicks which help the user identify the correct position of the handle.
The D4 meets the requirements of EN12841, NFPA 1983 and ANSI Z359. For information on EN341 please download the PDF below. The D4 has an operation temperature range of 50oC to -30oC.