GlobalFix™ PRO EPIRB





GlobalFix™ PRO EPIRB

GlobalFix™ PRO EPIRB

#StaySafeOutThere with the GlobalFix™ PRO Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB). This beacon is equipped with an internal GPS that quickly and accurately relays your position to a worldwide network of search and rescue satellites, should you run into a boat emergency. Have peace of mind every time you head offshore knowing that the GlobalFix PRO EPIRB consistently takes the ‘search’ out of ‘search and rescue’.

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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 into 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 – 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

Additional information

Weight 0.00 lbs


2842, 2844

Part Number 

2842 (Category I); 2844 (Category II)

Model Number 


Size (no antenna) 

7.0 X 4.2 X 3.6” (17.7 X 10.7 X 9.1 cm)


20.5 oz ((581 g)

Digital Display 



Internal GPS


Class 2 (non-hazmat) lithium batteries


Replacement due six (6) years from the date of manufacture or after emergency use


High impact UV resistant polymer


Category I-Hydrostatic release (auto), Category II-Manual release


Out of bracket and wet, or manually


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 @ -4ºF (-20ºC)

Typical Performance 

65+ hrs. @ -4ºF (-20ºC); Longer in higher ambient temperature

Operating Temp. 

-4ºF to + 131ºF (-20ºC to +55ºC) (Class 2)

Storage Temp. 

-30ºF to + 158ºF (-34ºC to +70ºC)  


SeaShelter™3 (P/N 9501), LowPro™3 (P/N 9502), Cat I HydroFix™ HRU (P/N 9490.1)


Cospas-Sarsat, FCC, MED, IC Acceptances: USCG Meets: GMDSS, RTCM, IEC, and IMO standards 

420 satellite detectable basic self-test



This product is warranted against factory defects in material and workmanship for a period of 5 (five)* years from the 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


Telephone: +1 (954) 981-3333

Fax: +1 (954) 983-5087
This warranty does not apply if the product has been damaged by an 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, complete the form in your account. 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 and PLB.

Q:  Where can I purchase this product?

A: This EPIRB has been discontinued.  Click Here to view our latest EPIRB product line.


Q:  Where can I get the batteries replaced for this beacon?

A: Please use our dealer locator and be sure to use the Battery Replacement Center filter to find the closest location to you.


Q: What do EPIRBs do?

Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) are distress radio beacons that 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?

On or 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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