406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitter
Model Number: 453-5000

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The Artex C406-2 transmits on all 3 emergency frequencies (121.5/243.0 and 406 MHz.) The ELT automatically activates during a crash and transmits the standard swept tone on 121.5 and 243.0 MHz. It  also transmits a 406 MHz encoded digital message to the Cospas/Sarsat satellite system, which allows for rapid identification and reduces Search and Rescue response time.


The C406-2 has been tested to meet the rigorous requirements of TSO C126 including 500 G shock, 1000 pound crush as well as flame and vibration tests. The C406-2 is available for use with Artex's low cost whip antennas, rod antenna, or a blade antenna and may be interfaced with the optional Artex ELT/NAV Interface enabling latitude and longitude data to be transmitted as part of the 406 MHz message. The C406-2 uses two coax cables to accommodate all three frequencies. The C406-2 ELT is available for fixed wing with a single-directional G-Switch. 

ARTEX ELTs are the choice of commercial aircraft including Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer and business Jets including Cessna, Beechcraft, Quest, Gulfstream and Embraer.

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Antenna Options AvailableRod: 110-320, Blade: 110-337
Operating Frequencies406 MHz, 121.5 & 243. MHz +/- 0.005% (A3X)
Ouput Power406 MHz: 5 W +/- 2 dB (520 ms / 50 sec) for 24 hours @ -20°C, 121.5/243.0 MHz: 100 mW min (+20 dBm) for 50 hours @ -20°C
Output ConnectorBNC Female (121.5/243.0 MHz), TPS Female (406 MHz)
ActivationAutomatic by 4.5 feet per second (2.3 G) Primary G-Switch or Manual Activation
Battery5 year Lithium (LiMnO2, solid cathode)
Temperature Certified to:Operating: -20°C to +55°C, Storage: -55°C to +85°C
Self TestG-Switch Enabled, 406 MHz Power, Antenna/Coax Connection, Position Data Present, Low Battery
Remote SwitchON/ARM
Weights (with tray)ELT Transmitter: 3 lb 5.8 oz Max (1.53 kg), Mounting Tray: 7 oz (200 g), Total Weight: 4 lb 11 oz (2.02 kg)
MeasurementsELT Transmitter with mounting hardware installed 11.74” (298 mm)L x 3.9: (99 mm)H x 3.82” (97 mm)W

Warranty Length:  30 months from date of installation of the Goods on Buyer's solution. 24 months from the date of dispatch of Goods by the Supplier

Warranty coverage is effectively extended from previous warranties offered on Artex products. To qualify for warranty coverage, a customer must do one of two things.

1) Provide the original packing list from Artex with a shipping date on it. The warranty period expires 24 months from the date shipped on the packing list.

2) Provide proof of installation date (Logbook entry, signed copy of the FAA form 337 the ELT was installed under, or other documentation stating such).

If the customer is unable to provide either methods of documentation, the warranty will apply for 24 months from date of manufacture listed on the ELT product label, with a 6 month installation grace period - effectively 30 months.

For any inquiries regarding warranties, feel free to contact Artex products technical support at: artexsupport@acrartex.com or by phone at USA 954-981-3333.

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C406-2 Base Pack List 455-5000     Pack List 
C406-2 Pack List 455-5010 110-320 (white) and 110-320-04 (black)
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C406-2 Pack List 455-5011 110-337 and 110-337-01 (protective edge)
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C406-2 Pack List 455-5022     Pack List 
C406-2 Pack List 455-5028 110-337 and 110-337-01 (protective edge)
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C406-2 Pack List 455-5030 110-333 (white) and 110-333-04 (black)
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C406-2 Pack List 455-5029 110-320 (white) and 110-320-04 (black)
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C406-2 Pack List 455-5031 110-323
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C406-2 Pack List 455-5032 110-324
110-329 (TNC) and 110-329-01 (TPS)
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C406-2 Pack List 455-5035 110-337 and 110-337-01 (protective edge)
455-9700 (black) and 455-9701 (gray)
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C406-2 Pack List 455-5036 110-337 and 110-337-01 (protective edge)
455-9700 (black) and 455-9701 (gray)
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