Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)Model Number: RLB-36 / Part Numbers 2848.0 & 2846.0
The GlobalFix™ iPRO Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) is the next generation in marine safety electronics. This EPIRB is a breakthrough product that boasts a digital display and dual GPS technology. Available in Category I or II brackets.
GlobalFix™ iPRO sports a digital display that allows you to see all of the beacon's operational activities. The screen displays GPS LAT/LON, operating instructions, usage tips, transmission bursts as well as battery power.
iPRO makes self-testing your beacon simple and easy to understand with the digital display visually walking you through the self test step by step; no more relying on listening to beeps and LEDs.
The GlobalFix™ iPRO is also the first EPIRB that offers Dual GPS Technology. Interface your iPRO to your onboard GPS to ensure that your LAT/LON is stored inside so the coordinates are transmitted in the first data burst. iPRO's internal GPS is optimized for cold starts and is tested and refined at ACR's GPS Simulation Center so that it will pinpoint your exact location faster than standard GPS enabled EPIRBs.
- GlobalFix™ iPRO offers the very latest in marine electronic life saving technology:
- Highly visible LED strobe - Energy efficient
- High efficiency electronics - Performance you can count on
- Non-hazardous batteries - No shipping hassles
- Professional grade design - Engineered, tested and built for years of abusive marine use
- Ergonomic, compact design; Smallest, feature-rich EPIRB available
- 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.
|Part Number||2846.0 (Category I); 2848.0 (Category II)|
|Size (no antenna)||7.0 X 4.2 X 3.6” (17.7 X 10.7 X 9.1 cm)|
|Weight||20.5 oz (581 g)|
|GPS||Internal GPS and NMEA GPS Interface|
|Battery||Class 2 (non-hazmat) lithium batteries|
|Replacement||Replacement due six (6) years from date of manufacture or after emergency use|
|Material||High impact UV resistant polymer|
|Deployment||Category I-Hydrostatic release (auto) Category II-Manual release|
|Activation||Out of bracket and wet, or manually|
|Waterproof||33 feet (10 m) @ 10 min. Exceeds RTCM standard|
|Output Power||6.3 W +/-2dB (406.037 MHz) 50 mW +/-3dB (121.5 MHz)|
|Operational Life||48 Hours minimum @ -4°F (-20°C)|
|Typical Performance||65+ hours @ -4°F (-20°C); Longer in higher ambient temperature|
|Operating Temp.||-4°F to +131°F (-20°C to +55°C ) (Class 2)|
|Storage Temp.||-30°F to + 158°F (-34°C to +70°C)|
|Accessories||SeaShelter™3 (P/N 9501), LowPro™3 (P/N 9502), Cat I HydroFix™ HRU (P/N 9490.1)|
|Approvals||Cospas-Sarsat, FCC, MED, IC Acceptances: USCG Meets: GMDSS, RTCM, IEC, and IMO standards|
|406Link.com||420 satellite detectable basic self tests|
Warranty Length: 5 Years
This product is warranted against factory defect in material and workmanship for a period of 5 (five)* year from date of purchase or receipt as a gift. During the warranty period ACR Electronics, Inc. will repair or at its option, replace at no cost to you for labor, materials or return transportation.
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This warranty does not apply if the product has been damaged by accident or misuse, or as a result of service or modification by other than the manufacturer. The COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY OTHER MATTER WITH RESPECT TO THIS PRODUCT, except as otherwise expressly stated in the previous paragraph. The Company shall not be liable for consequential or special damages. In order to place the warranty in effect, choose a form above and complete it entirely. Or you may fill out the registration card accompanying your product (if applicable) which must be returned to ACR Electronics, Inc. within ten days of purchase.
*Five Years for the following products: EPIRB, PLB , S-VDR, SSAS.
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Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) are distress radio beacons which transmit location information about ships directly to Search and Rescue forces letting them know that the owner is in grave and imminent danger. Learn How A Rescue Works
Yes, 406 MHz beacons can be used anywhere in the world, including at both poles, just remember that you need a clear view of the sky (they will not work in buildings or caves, etc.)
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Beacon registration is free, should you ever have to activate your beacon, rescue is free in most parts of the world.
The difference is in how the EPIRB is deployed.
A Category I beacon automatically deploys when a vessel sinks. The beacon floats free at a depth of 1.5 to 3.0m (4.9 to 13.1ft). The EPIRB can be manually activated while in its bracket or manually removed and activated.
A Category II beacon is manually deployed. The EPIRB will automatically activate when removed from its bracket and comes in contact with water, or when it is still in its bracket but a person has lifted the switch to the activation position.
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