Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)
When you’re setting out on a boat adventure, it’s important to have safety equipment you can count on. Designed with high-efficiency electronics that are built for performance, the GlobalFix™ V4 GP Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon or EPIRB provides the protection you can trust in an emergency situation. Should the unexpected happen, this EPIRB will relay your location to a vast network of search and rescue satellites, allowing local first responders to get you home more easily.
The GlobalFIX™ V4 is a full-featured EPIRB loaded with high-efficiency electronics for performance you can count on, including an internal 66 channel GPS for faster acquisition from a cold start. A protective keypad cover helps prevent false activation, and the all-new, user-replaceable battery pack has a 10-year replacement interval reducing the overall ownership cost and making replacement a breeze.
The GlobalFIX™ V4 has two functional self-tests to monitor the beacon’s transmission, power and battery performance and GPS acquisition. Pair these tests with ACR’s 406Link.com optional testing portal (available for the Americas only) and receive satellite confirmation messages directly to your cell phone or email.
GlobalFIX™ V4 offers the very latest in marine electronic lifesaving technology:
- Highly visible LED strobe – Energy efficient
- Internal 66 channel GPS – Faster acquisition from a cold start
- High efficiency electronics – Performance you can count on
- User replaceable battery – 10 year battery life
- Professional grade design – Engineered, tested and built for years of use in harsh environments
- Simple manual activation – Keypad with protective cover to prevent false alarms.
Part Number 2830 (Category I); 2831 (Category II) Model Number RLB-41 Size (no antenna) 8.13 (H) X 4.28” (W) (20.7 X 10.9 cm) Weight (with bracket) Category I – 66.10 oz (1874 g) / Category II – 34.92 oz (990 g) Weight (beacon only) 27 oz (764 g) GPS Internal GPS (66 Channel) Battery Class 2 (non-hazmat) lithium battery (user replaceable) – LiMnO2 (P/N 1104) Battery Replacement 10 year user replaceable battery (replace 10 years after date of manufacture or after activation) Material High impact UV resistant polymer Strobe 4 LED Array Strobe Light Deployment Category I – Hydrostatic release (auto) or Manual, Category II – Manual release Activation Out of bracket and wet, or manually in or out of bracket Waterproof 33 ft (10 m) for 5 min. Output Power 5 W +/- 2dB (406.037 MHz); 50 mW +/-3dB (121.5 MHz) Operational Life 48 hours minimum @ -4°F (-20°C) Typical Performance +48 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. -22°F to + 158°F (-30°C to +70°C) Accessories SeaShelter™4 (P/N 2832), QuickDraw™ V4 (P/N 2833), Cat I HydroFix™ HRU (P/N 9490.1) Approvals Cospas-Sarsat, FCC, MED (Pending), IC Acceptances: USCG Meets: GMDSS, RTCM, IEC, and IMO standards 406Link.com 120 satellite detectable basic self tests (available only in the Americas)