GlobalFix™ iPro

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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.

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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)
Model Number RLB-36
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)
Digital Display Yes
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


EPIRB Kit Number Category I Bracket Category II Bracket Manuals / Approvals / Downloads
GlobalFix iPRO Category I / Part Number 2844.0 9501
HRU-100 / Part Number 9490.1
GlobalFix iPRO Category II / Part Number 2848.0 9502


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.

For further assistance, please contact our Technical Service Department at :

ACR Electronics, Inc.
5757 Ravenswood Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-6645.

Email: service@acrelectronics.com, Fax: +1 (954) 983-5087, Telephone: +1 (954) 981- 3333.

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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By Tom on May 9, 2018 Better to have this and never need it, than need it and not have it. For the price it's a great piece of insurance, especially if your out of cell range or radio range (or if something happens to any of those). As a pleasure boat owner I don't have the other types of radios (short wave/ham) etc, so when I'm out of range for those, I know this will get the job done. I hope I never have to use this, but glad I have it.


By North sider on April 30, 2018 im a first time user hope i never have to use it feel safer with it on board my vessel


By Shughes on November 25, 2015 Hope I never have to use this piece of equipment but if I needed to, I'm sure glad about the piece of mind that I do have this on the boat. There's no better feeling than having this on the boat if you get caught in a stormy situation and have to get in the water or any unforeseen event happens. Don't leave the dock without it!

I'm sold on ACR beacons that helped save my life

By Victor on August 15, 2011 I'm sold on ACR beacons that helped save my life in March 2011. For added defense, I researched many units and found this one to be robust. Not bulky, functionality exceptional and package as an all inclusive unit. For this one, I will return after my next journey and share the wonders of this unit.


Q: What do EPIRBs do?

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

Q: Will 406 MHz beacons work anywhere in the world?

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.)

Q: Where can I purchase a beacon?

Visit our Where To Buy dealer locator

Q: Is there a subscription fee for beacon registration or rescue service?

Beacon registration is free, should you ever have to activate your beacon, rescue is free in most parts of the world.

Q: What is the difference between a Category I and a Category II EPIRB?

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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