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rescueME PLB1

$314.95

Wherever you are, at sea, on land, the rescueME PLB1 provides the reassurance that global emergency services can be alerted by the press of a button. The RescueMe PLB1 can be operated with a single hand in even the most challenging situations. A simple spring-loaded flap covers the activation button preventing inadvertent use.

 

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The rescueME PLB1 works with the only officially recognized worldwide dedicated search and rescue satellite network (operated by Cospas Sarsat). As this is funded by governments there are NO CHARGES to use this service. When activated the rescueME PLB1 transmits your position and your ID to a Rescue Coordination Center via satellite link. Rescue services nearest to you are promptly notified of your emergency and regularly advised of your current location to assist prompt rescue.

 

The rescueME PLB1 is provided with a flotation pouch to fit the PLB into to enable it to float. Please note that the PLB will not float in an operating position in the pouch. Please ensure the PLB is firmly attached to the pouch with the provided lanyard, using suitable self-locking knots.

  • 30% smaller (typ) by volume
  • Easily fits in a lifejacket
  • Retractable Antenna
  • 7 Year Battery Life
  • 7 year warranty
  • 24+ hour operational life
  • High brightness strobe light >1candela
  • 66 channel GPS receiver
  • Unique mounting clip
  • Operates on the global Cospas Sarsat rescue system
  • Free to use, no subscription charges
  • Supplied with a free flotation pouch

Additional information

Weight 6.60 lbs
Dimensions 9.00 × 13.00 in
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406MHz Satellite Transmitter

 

Frequency 

406.040MHz

 

Tolerance 

±1kHz

 

Output Power 

5watts (nominal)

 

Stability 

2ppb/100ms

 

Modulation 

Phase ±1.1radians (peak)

 

Emission Designator 

16K0G1D

 

Encoding 

Bi-phase L

 

Data Rate 

400bps

 

Duration 

520ms

 

 

121.5MHz Homing Beacon

 

Frequency 

121.5MHz

 

Stability 

±50ppm

 

Output Power 

25-100mW PERP

 

Modulation 

Swept Tone AM

 

Emission Designator 

3K20A3X

 

Modulation Depth 

85-100%

 

Sweep Range 

400Hz – 1300Hz

 

Low Duty Cycle Strobe Light

 

Light Type 

High intensity LED

 

Output Power 

~1candela

 

 

GPS Receiver

Sensitivity Cold Start 

-148dBm

 

Sensitivity Re-acquisition 

-163dBm

 

Satellites channels tracked 

60

 

GPS Antenna 

Microstrip patch

 

 

Battery

 

Type 

Lithium Primary

 

Chemistry 

Manganese Dioxide (LiMnO2)

 

Operational Life 

>24hours @ -20°C

 

 

Environmental

 

Operating Temperature Range 

-20°C to +55°C

 

Storage Temperature Range 

-30°C to +70°C

 

Waterproof 

15metres at +20°C

 

Drop 

1metre @ -30°C

 

Dimensions

 

Height 

77mm (3.0″)

 

Width 

51mm (2.1″)

 

Depth 

32.5mm (1.3″)

 

Weight 

116g

 

 

Standards

 

Cospas-Sarsat

T.001 / T.007

 

ETSI

EN302 152

 

RTCM 

SC11020

 

FCC 

CFR47 part 95K

Limited Warranty

 

Your Ocean Signal rescueME PLB1 is warranted against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 7 years from the date of purchase and in accordance with the following conditions.

Ocean Signal will at its discretion, repair or replace the faulty products free of charge excluding the cost of shipping. Proof of purchase shall be required in order for a warranty claim to be valid from the original purchase. All claims shall be made in writing to Ocean Signal or an approved service dealer.

Ocean Signal shall not be liable to the buyer under the above warranty:

  • For any repairs or modifications carried out on the PLB using parts that are not supplied or approved by the manufacturer Ocean Signal including batteries and for work carried out other than by Ocean Signal or approved service dealers.
  • For any part, material or accessory that is not manufactured by Ocean Signal the consumer will be covered by the guarantee/warranty offered to Ocean Signal by the manufacturer or supplier.
  • For a product which has not been fully paid for.
  • For any product supplied by Ocean Signal to a customer under an alternative warranty agreement.
  • For the cost of shipping products to and from the customer.

The Battery is only warranted until the date of the expiry and provided the unit is tested in accordance with the information in the user manual. This warranty does not apply to a used battery as indicated by the electronic witness.

The following is specific items are excluded from this warranty:

  • Lift up flap and associated mechanism.
  • Retractable antenna.

This warranty does not affect your statutory rights.  This warranty is to be interpreted under English law.

For further assistance please contact our Technical Service Department.

Email: service@oceansignal.com

What is the location accuracy of the rescueME PLB1?

The Cospas Sarsat system uses two methods of locating a beacon. The satellite system is designed to locate your beacon using the transmission alone. The accuracy of this fix is approximately a 5 nautical mile radius but is typically much better. The rescueME PLB1 has a built-in GPS receiver which is used to encode the position in the transmission. When the GPS has a reliable fix, usually within a few minutes, the accuracy is typically within 100 meters of your actual position can be achieved. Is the battery replaceable on the PLB1? Yes, the battery will be replaceable after the expiry period or after the unit has been activated. The battery is not user-replaceable and must be sent to an authorized service dealer for replacement. Please contact the distributor in your country for further information.

 

If I register my PLB in one country, can I use it in another country?

Yes, you can use your PLB anywhere in the World. When you register your PLB, make sure you give emergency contacts who will know where you are if you need to activate the PLB in an emergency. This aids the rescue authorities to make sure it is a real alert and will speed up your rescue.

 

When should I replace my PLB1 battery?

Under normal circumstances, the battery in the PLB1 should be replaced before the expiry date marked on the unit. If the unit has been activated in an emergency or if the test indicator LED is flashing amber (orange) the battery must be replaced before it is used again to ensure the full 24 hours of operation in an emergency. The typical lifetime of the PLB1 is greater than 24 hours, but this is under defined conditions of storage and test usage. Do not assume that just because the activation was only for a short length of time the battery will not need exchanging. Details of battery exchange in your region can be found by enquiring with your local distributor. Please see www.oceansignal.com/stockists for information on our distributors.

 

Carrying a PLB on aircraft as luggage?

The Ocean Signal rescueME PLB1 can be safely carried on board a passenger aircraft as either checked-in or carry on luggage under section 2.3.5.9 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. The lithium metal battery in the rescueME PLB1 contains less than 2g of lithium and has been tested in accordance with 38.3 of the UN Manual of Tests. Precautions should be taken to prevent accidental activation if placed in checked-in baggage.

 

Why is the pouch permanently attached to the PLB1?

For Australia and New Zealand, the regulations require that the PLB must float. Because of the small size of the rescueME PLB1, the pouch is used to provide buoyancy and must be permanently attached when supplied in those countries. If you require to remove the pouch for land-based usage, cut the black cord leaving enough length to make a loop to re-attach the pouch or to tie a separate lanyard to.

 

When I register my EPIRB or PLB is the 0 in the 15 digit HEX ID (UIN) the number 0, or the letter O?

The HEX ID consists of the numbers from 0 to 9 and the letters from A to F only. The character 0 is the number zero.

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