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ResQFlare

$74.95

The ACR ResQFlare is a high-intensity LED Electronic Distress Boat Flare Kit.  Combined with the included distress flag, the ResQFlare and flag are certified to meet the applicable U.S. Coast Guard requirements allowing them to be carried in lieu of traditional boating pyrotechnic flares on most boats.  As a convenient alternative to boat pyro flares or boat flare guns, the ResQFlare provides 360° visibility for over 6 miles and its efficient design allows for substantial operational life (+20 Hour burn time), drastically increasing your chances of survival and rescue.

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The ResQFlare is a USCG-approved electronic boat flare kit that facilitates rescue by emitting the flash characteristic for the International Morse Code for S-O-S.  The ResQFlare’s high-efficiency electronics allow it to maintain the USCG required 75 cd peak equivalent fixed intensity for over 20 hours (more than 3 times longer than the USCG requirement for maintaining this level of light intensity). With its user-replaceable battery power source (2 C Batteries), the ResQFlare provides years of service.  As a result, boats are safer by negating the common inconveniences of pyrotechnic boat flares including their expiry dates and stringent mandatory disposal requirements.

ResQFlare Benefits vs. Traditional Pyrotechnic Boat Flares:

  • No expiration date
  • Family safe (no burning flame)
  • Easy to operate (so even your kids and first-time boaters can operate it in the event of an emergency)
  • No issues with the existing stringent mandatory disposal requirements for pyrotechnic flares (legally considered as hazardous materials)
  • Waterproof and Buoyant
  • One-time purchase (less cost over the life of the product)

Meeting the USCG requirements (46 CFR 161.013), the ResQFlare is classified as an approved Night Visual Distress Signal. Given that a Distress Flag, meeting the requirements of 46 CFR 160.072, is included in the package with every ResQFlare, users are also provided with an approved Day Visual Distress Signal (the requirement for carriage of approved day and night visual distress signals can be found in 33 CFR part 175).

 

The supplied Distress Flag provides numerous daylight signaling options. The flag can be flown by attaching to the mast or simply hoisting to the highest possible point. It can also be displayed by hand, tied to, and then waved on items such as a boat hook, paddle, or fishing rod, or it can be laid flat on the deck to attract aircraft. The flag should be used only as a day signal and when displayed correctly, the black square should be over the black circle.

 

Having the ResQFlare and Distress Flag kit together allows boaters to forego the requirement for traditional pyrotechnic flares when on vessels up to 65’ in length, boating on the Great Lakes, within 12 miles of U.S. waters, or on any body of water with a passageway to the sea at least two miles wide. Vessels less than 16’ are not required to carry a Day Visual Distress Signal but must still carry a Night Visual Distress Signal. This makes the ResQFlare a more than viable alternative to pyrotechnic flares for vessels of this size as well.

 

The addition of the ResQFlare to ACR’s line of boating safety gear provides U.S. recreational boaters with a comprehensive distress signaling solution.  When paired with an ACR EPIRB or Personal Locator Beacon, USCG rescue personnel not only know where you are within minutes but also have a visual reference light to come in on from up to 6 miles away.

Product Features and Benefits:

  • ResQFlare and included Distress Flag, when carried together, qualify as a replacement for the carriage of USCG pyrotechnic boat flares and boat flare guns (the U.S.A. only)
  • Bright light in all directions (360° visibility)
  • Lightweight and compact in size
  • Automatically rights itself and floats when in the water (no buoyancy/flotation ring necessary)
  • Visible over 6 miles
  • User-Replaceable C-Cell Alkaline Batteries (Not Included)
  • High intensity LED strobe maintains a minimum peak equivalent fixed intensity of 75 cd for 20 hours or greater (room temperature)
  • The operational life of 20 hours is over 3 times longer than the USCG requirement for maintaining peak equivalent fixed intensity of 75 cd
  • Durable design: Fire-resistant, Oil-resistant, Fungus-resistant, & Corrosion resistant
  • Waterproof (IP67)
  • Certified under USCG 161.013 as a Nighttime Visual Distress Signal
  • Includes Distress Flag (Certified under USCG 160.072 as Daytime Visual Distress Signal)

ResQFlare in the News:

Sailing World -A Safe Distress Flare Alternative

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Lakeland Boating -ACR Electronics Introduces New Alternative to Pyrotechnic Flares

Additional information

Weight 0.6 lbs
Dimensions 3 × 2.76 × 8.27 in
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ResQFlare Specifications:     

Product

ResQFlare (Electronic Distress Boat Flare)

Battery

C Cell Alkaline Batteries (x2) (Not Included)

Battery Replacement

Replace Batteries Annually

Light Source

High Efficiency 0.5W LED (x7)

Light Color

White

Dimension

φ2.36” x 8.07” (φ60 x 205 mm)

Weight (excluding batteries and flag)

0.3 lbs (135g)

Function

SOS Distress Signal Light (meets USCG specifications for a Night Visual Distress Signal as required by 33 CFR part 175)

Light Intensity

≥75cd (6.2 miles visual distance)

Operation Time

   ≥20 hrs over 75 cd (room temperature)

Waterproof Level

IP67

Buoyant

Inherently Buoyant (no buoyancy/flotation ring necessary)

Storage Temperature

-22°F 149°F (-30 65℃)

Working Temp.

30.2°F – 86°F (-1 30℃)

Activation

Manual

Warranty

1 Year

Environmental Performance

Fire-resistant, Oil-resistant, Mycete-proof, Corrosion-proof, and Waterproof. Meet RoHS and asbestos-free requirements.

Approval

Certified to meet USCG 161.013, CE approval

Distress Flag Specifications:

Product

Distress Flag

Color of flag

Orange

Patterns on Flag

Black Square + Black Circle (distress signal)

Dimensions (L x W)

35.43” x 35.45” (900 x 900 mm)

Weight

0.26 lbs (120 g)

Storage Temperature

-22°F 149°F (-30 65℃)

Function

Distress Flag (meets USCG specifications for a Day Visual Distress Signal as required by 33 CFR part 175)

Operation

Fly the flag by attaching to the mast or simply hoisting to the highest possible point. The flag can be displayed by hand, tied to, and then waved on items such as a boat hook, paddle, or fishing rod, or it can be laid flat on the deck to attract aircraft. Should be used as a day signal only and when displayed correctly, the black square should be over the black circle.

Technical Standards

Certified to meet USCG 160.072

 

WARRANTY LENGTH: 1 YEAR

This product is warranted against factory defects in material and workmanship for a period of 1 (one)* year 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.

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 an accident or misuse or as a result of service or modification by someone 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 concerning THIS PRODUCT, except as otherwise expressly stated in the previous paragraph. The Company shall not be liable for consequential or special damages. To place the warranty in effect, choose the 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.

Q:  Do I still have to carry Flare on my boat?

A:  Carriage of the ResQFlare and Distress Flag together allows boaters (in the United States) to forego the requirement for traditional pyrotechnic flares when on vessels up to 65’ in length, boating on the Great Lakes, within 12 miles of U.S. waters, or on any body of water with a passageway to the sea at least two miles wide. Vessels less than 16’ are not required to carry a Day Visual Distress Signal but must still carry a Night Visual Distress Signal, making the ResQFlare a more than viable alternative to pyrotechnic flares for vessels of this size as well.

 

Q:  Are the batteries replaceable?

A: Yes, the light requires two C Cell Alkaline Batteries (Not included)

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