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406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitter

Model Number: 455-6614

The Artex ME406 ACE (Absolute Cost Efficiency), a single output ELT, utilizes the same RF output and only one coax cable, connecting to the new series of Artex single input antennas to transmit 121.5 and 406 MHz emergency signals to the Cospas/Sarsat satellites. The ELT automatically activates during a crash and transmits the standard swept tone on 121.5 MHz. Every 50 seconds, for 440 milliseconds, the 406 MHz transmitter turns on and sends an encoded 5-watt signal to alert Search and Rescue.

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Simple Installation
The mounting hardware for the ME406 Series is compatible with all previous models of Artex 406 MHz ELT products, as well as the ELT-200 Series, ACK, Pointer Model 3000 ELT and Narco ELTs. The self-contained remote switch is powered by a 6-year lithium battery, making it independent from aircraft power.

ARTEX ELTs are the choice of general aviation aircraft including Cessna, Piper, Cirrus, Beechcraft, Diamond, and Quest. 

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Cost-efficient upgrade to Artex Technology
The new remote switch replaces the old ACK switch on the instrument panel, eliminating the need for alterations. A special adapter mounted onto the ME406 ACE ELT receives the plug on the ELT side of the wiring. Installation time is further reduced by reusing the existing wiring harness to connect the remote switch to the ELT.

  • "ACE" - Absolute Cost Efficiency
  • Upgrade ACK and 2-Frequency ELTs to Artex 406 MHz Technology
  • Replaces ACK remote switch in form, fit and function
  • Re-use existing wiring harness from remote switch to ELT
  • Remote switch independent from aircraft power
  • 6-year battery life, Replacement Battery Part No. 455-0012
  • If you use it...we'll replace it, Free of Charge.  Simply submit your story, send us back your used beacon so we can have it mounted on our Wall of Fame and we'll send you a brand new beacon of equal or greater value.


  • TSO C126
  • ETSO 2C126
  • Cospas/Sarsat Approved
  • Transport & Industry Canada Approved


The Artex ME406 ELT combined with the ACK remote switch retrofit system allows for re-using the existing wiring harness between ELT and cockpit remote switch.




Model ME406 ACE (Absolute Cost Efficiency)
Antenna Options Available Rod: 110-338, Whip: 110-773
Operating Frequencies 406 MHz, 121.5 MHz +/- 5 KHz
Ouput Power 406 MHz: 5 W (440 ms/ 50 sec) for 24 hours @ -20°C to +55°C, 121.5 MHz: 100 mW minimum for 50 hours @ -20°C to +55°C
Output Connector BNC Female (406 MHz & 121.5)
Activation Automatic by 4.5 feet per second (2.3 G) Primary G-Switch or Manual Activation
Battery 6 year Lithium (LiMnO2, solid cathode), Replacement Battery Part No. 455-0012
Temperature Certified to: Operating: -20°C to +55°C, Storage: -55°C to +85°C
Self Test G-Switch Enabled, 406 MHz Power, Antenna/Coax Connection, Low Battery
Remote Control ON/ARM
Weights (with tray) 2.05 lbs (933 g)
Measurements ELT Transmitter with mounting hardware installed: 6.59” (167 mm)L x 2.86” (73 mm)H x 3.69” (94 mm)W


ELT Kit Number Antenna Remote Switch & Accessories Manuals / Approvals / Downloads
ME406 ACE Pack List 455-6614 110-773
Pack List
ME406 ACE Pack List 455-6608 Pack List


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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