MBEA41 ACR 749.00  

ACR ResQFix 406MH3 PLB (MBEA41)

ACR Part Number: MBEA41

ACR ResQFix 406MH3 PLB
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  • Smallest, lightest, most function-rich PLB
  • 100 meter position accuracy when GPS coordinates are present
  • Easy manual activation
At 100m GPS position accuracy, (the optimum allowed by COSPASSARSAT), the ResQFix 406MH3 PLB gives fast, accurate data to the emeregency services that could save your life.

To be sure your PLB is ready to go in an emergency, you can perform a fully functional self test of internal circuitry, battery power/voltage and GPS aquisition.

Exceeds 24 hour operating life at -20°C, typical operating life: 40 hours @ -20°C, 8 hours @ -40°C.

The ResQFix 406MH3 PLB is convienent enough to clip onto your life jacket, belt, backpack etc. It has a flotation pouch attached to prevent loss if dropped in water and a bungee lanyard which is comfortable to wear around the neck, ensuring you'll never lose your PLB in an emergency.

PLBs are personal locating beacons – they are pocket sized.
EPIRBs are emergency position indicating beacons – they must float to conform to regulations.

State and Territory Marine authorities regulations are now in force. All boats proceeding more than 2nms outside partially smooth waters, are required to carry an EPIRB that meets the Australian/New Zealand Standard 4280.1 (deals specifically with EPIRBs). EPIRBs are required to operate for a minimum of 48 hours, and float upright with antenna clear of the water, when deployed. EPIRBs are designed to operate most effectively, when activated and deployed in the water. Please note that a PLB (see separately) does not conform, and will not be accepted by regulators, as satisfying the Standard 4280.1. PLBs can of course, be carried on vessels as additional safety devices for personal use. This may be particularly helpful in man-overboard situations.

PLBs sold in Australia are required to meet AS/NZS 4280.2 and must operate for a minimum of 24 hours. They can be used on land, in the air, and on water. Although they are required to float, PLBs don’t have to confirm to EPIRB regulations. In a marine environment, a survivor would need to ensure the beacon antenna is supported clear of the water, so that it can operate effectively.

PLBs will not be accepted by the regulators as EPIRBs for the purpose of the emergency beacon regulations. The intent is that boats must be fitted with EPIRBs that meet Part 1 of the Standard 4280. Owners and crews are encouraged however, to carry PLBs in addition to the boat's EPIRB, where conditions and activities may lead to man overboard situations.
Dimensions: 3.6 x 14.9 x 5.6 cm
Weight: 283.5 g (without pouch or lanyard)
Operational Life: In excess of 24 Hours @ -20°C - Typical performance is: 40 Hours @ -20°C, 8 Hours @ -40°C (Longer in higher ambient temperatures)
Battery Type: Class 2 lithium battery packs, (non-hazmat), 5 year replacement life (11 year storage)
Storage Temp: -40°C to +70°C
Material: Engineered polycarbonate blend
Colour: Hi viz ACRtreuse
Deployment/Activation: Manual
Operation: 2 steps: deploy antenna, press ON button, giving clear view of sky
Waterproof: 5 m @ 1 hr., 10 m @ 10 min.
Certification: COSPAS-SARSAT, FCC
Radiated Power: 5 W ±2dB (406 MHz) 50 mW ±3dB (121.5 MHz)

Specifications are provided as a guide only, and are subject to change without notice.
Package Includes:

  • ResQFix 406MH3 PLB
  • Belt Clip
  • Bungee Lanyard

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