Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)Model Number: RLB-37 / Part Number 2842 & 2844
The GlobalFix™ PRO with an internal GPS quickly and accurately relays your position to a worldwide network of Search and Rescue satellites, reducing search time and increasing your chances of survival.
The GlobalFix™ PRO broadcasts a unique registered distress signal that not only tells rescuers where you are, but who you are. The internal GPS will automatically turn on and acquire your position upon activation and then utilizes a powerful 406 MHz signal to relay your distress call to orbiting satellites. As local Search and Rescue is deployed, a separate homing signal and integrated LED strobe light guide rescuers to your exact location.
The GlobalFix™ PRO is small and rugged and comes with over 53 years of life saving technology built into every one. Performing a full functional self test of the GlobalFix™ PRO internal circuitry, battery voltage & power, and 406 MHz transmission gives you the peace of mind knowing your EPIRB will work the moment you need it the most. ACR Exclusive: Built-in GPS acquisition test mode allows you to test the internal GPS receiver to ensure it's working properly.
Tap in to the same field-tested rescue technology used by the U.S. Military, Coast Guard, NATO, Special Forces and Arctic explorers.
GlobalFix™ PRO offers the very latest in marine electronic life saving technology:
- Highly visible LED strobe - Energy efficient
- Internal 66 channel GPS - Fast cold start
- 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||2842 (Category I); 2844 (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)|
|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 ft (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+ hrs. @ -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.
Ratings & Reviews
WHY I BOUGHT ACR GlobalFix Pro
Piece of mind
Globalfix Pro EPIRB
hope I will use it!
ACR Global Fix Pro Cat II EPIRB with GPS
SMALL PRICE FOR SAFETY
Fortunately haven't had to try it out!
Just what was expected
Peace of Mind
I never had to use it! Great!
Rating EPIRB quality before using it??
Small package with big safety value
A Must Have for Offshore Boating
Manuals / Approvals / Downloads
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
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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.)
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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didn't even take 20 minutes to be rescued!
Thomas Corogin - Port Clinton Ohio
Saved by the Chilean Navy