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406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitter

Model Number: 453-5001

The Artex C406-2 HM 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.

 

More Information

The C406-2 HM 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 HM 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 HM uses two coax cables to accommodate all three frequencies. The C406-2 HM ELT is available for helicopter applications with a multi-axis G-Switch.

How A Rescue Works 

ARTEX ELTs are the choice of rotorcraft aircraft including Sikorsky, Airbus Helicopters, AgustaWestland and Bell.

 

 

 

 

Specifications

Model C406-2 HM (Helicopter Model)
Antenna Options Available Rod: 110-320, Blade: 110-337
Operating Frequencies 406 MHz, 121.5 & 243. MHz +/- 0.005% (A3X)
Ouput Power 406 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 Connector BNC Female (121.5/243.0 MHz), TPS Female (406 MHz)
Activation Automatic by 4.5 feet per second (2.3G) Primary G-Switch, or 12.5 G (+/- 1 G) 5-Way HM G-Switch or Manual Activation
Battery 5 year Lithium (LiMnO2, solid cathode), Replacement Battery Part No. 452-0133
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, Position Data Present, Low Battery
Remote Switch ON/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)
Measurements ELT Transmitter with mounting hardware installed 11.74” (298 mm)L x 3.9: (99 mm)H x 3.82” (97 mm)W

Kits

ELT Kit Number Antenna Remote Switch & Accessories Manuals / Approvals / Downloads
C406-2 HM Pack List 455-5001 Pack List
C406-2 HM Pack List 455-5012 110-320 (white) and 110-320-04 (black)
455-6196
Pack List
C406-2 HM Pack List 455-5013 110-337 and 110-337-01 (protective edge)
455-6196
Pack List
C406-2 HM Pack List 455-5049 110-320 (white) and 110-320-04 (black)
455-6196
Pack List

Warranty

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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