|Front View: Closed||Rear View: Closed|
|Front View: Open for Rigging||Rear View: Open for Rigging|
I acquired my SunniMix from motorpartsvalue in 2019.
The SunniMix is 102 mm. tall, 60 mm. wide, 34 mm. thick, and weighs 99 g. The shell is an irregular shaped anodized stamping made from 4 mm. aluminum alloy sheet metal. The ascender is left-handed. The stamping has a reinforcing dimple below the cam. The rope channel is 15 mm. wide. It has two mud relief holes opposite the cam. A hole drilled through the shell supports a 6 mm. pin which enters from the front and is riveted over a bushing in the rear. The cam, cam spring and a spacing washer are mounted on this pin. A small pin riveted below the cam axle acts as a cam stop. An 18.7 x 19.5 mm. oval sling attachment hole is punched below the cam and a 19.4 x 13.7 mm subtriangular hole provides an attachment point just above the cam.
The cam is a skeletonized steel casting. The cam radius increases from 31 to 51 mm. over an angle of 40°, giving a 35° cam angle. The tooth pattern is (3.4)(1H1)(2.3)(1H1)(2.3)(H)(4.3). A small cord and tab resembling a zipper pull is tied to a hole in the safety.
The front of the ascender is printed with "SunniMix." The inside of the shell has a printed book-with-an-"i" icon. The rear is printed with "CE1282," "EN363:2008," "Max 120 kg," "•8≤ø≤13," ba ook-with-an-"i" icon, and a Sieg
The SunniMix is closely related to the Camp TurboChest; however, the TurboChest has rollers that the SunniMix lacks. The cams are slightly different as well.
The certification to EN363:2008 (Personal fall protection equipment) is curious since this is clearly a chest ascender and not a rope grab. Certification to EN567 would be be more sensible, in my opinion.
This ascender’s small size makes it rather difficult for me to operate, especially if I'm wearing gloves. I don't normally climb Frog and I would not make this my normal chest ascender, but folks who place a premium on weight might find it attractive.