The ACR 2831 GlobalFIX V4 406 EPIRB Category II with Internal 66 Channel GPS is a manually activated EPIRB.
ACR has created the 2831
Cat II EPIRB with a 66 channel GPS that will acquire satellites quicker
from a cold start and send your position to the emergency responders
via the 406 MHz distress signal frequency as well as the 121.5 MHz
homing beacon signal that will bring rescue personnel directly to your
position. ACR has also increased the battery life in the 2831 GlobalFIX
V4 406 EPIRB from 5 yrs to 10 yrs and made the battery user replaceable
instead of having a certified replacement facility do it. This makes it
less expensive and quicker for the mariner to have an EPIRB that is
ready when needed. The 2831 Cat 2 EPIRB is manually activated and it can
be self-tested up to 120 times, there is a self-test counter to keep
track of the number for you as well.
If you aren’t required
to have a Cat I EPIRB with a hydrostatic release the 2831 Cat 2 EPIRB
is a great option to have in your ditch bag in case of an emergency.
The built-in bright LED strobe
light consumes less energy than a traditional strobe without sacrificing
intensity and most importantly, the Pro 406 EPIRB will transmit for a
minimum of 48 hours at -20C degrees.
Please note all
EPIRB's and PLB's are programmed for registration in the USA. If you are
registering the device outside of the USA reprogramming will be