Are you looking for an EPIRB that can assist you in the most dire of times? Life Raft Store carries a full line of EPIRBS by ACR. From the small GlobalFix V4 to the full-featured GlobalFix PRO. EPIRBS have been known to save lives and work the same as the Smaller PLB's with the only difference of Auto Activation versus Manual Activation. To learn more about
Each EPIRB is GPS enabled to ensure accurate location reporting to First Responders in case of activation. Whether your Sailing in a Full-Size Yacht or a rowboat, the ACR EPIRB will save your life in the event of an accident or mishap. For the cost of peace of mind, nothing does a better job of alerting the rescue services that you're in trouble. Many people think that just having a satellite phone will help. However, this is not the case. Satellite phones need to have coverage in order to work. Oftentimes, cell phones can fall out of range or become offline due to bad weather. This unreliability is why owning an EPIRB is so critical. An EPIRB signals your distress call to the NOAA satellites in orbit and reports your unique serial number to the NOAA agency who in turn report the signal to the local responder in the signal's local area. If you want to make sure you and your crew are safe even in the worst of circumstances, consider buying an EPIRB from the team here at Life Raft Store.
If you enjoy setting sail on the water, the chances that you have seen one of these devices before but are unfamiliar with its name are high. ACR EPIRBs are usually mounted on naval boats and are registered to the specific boat by the national search and rescue agency. This registration allows quicker confirmation of the false alarm and aims to include vital information of scheduled travel in emergencies. ACR EPIRBs can also be controlled automatically after an accident by placing them on a mounting bracket that activates the device after it has been submerged, allowing the water touch systems to trigger the alert.
ACR EPIRB Brackets
An EPIRB comes either a Category 1 bracket (automatically deployment) or a Category 2 bracket (manual deployment only). EPIRBs in a Category 2 bracket need to be manually deployed and activated. They can be mounted above or below deck, in a location that is protected from outside influences (i.e. green water, traffic impacts, cabin doors, etc). Some prefer to keep their beacon in a Ditchbag without the bracket which is an option if the bag is going to be in a dry spot on the boat:
Category 1 Brackets automatically deploy ACR EPIRBs if the vessel sinks
Category 2 Brackets must be manually deployed from the bracket in an emergency
Category1 Brackets contain a Hydrostatic Release Unit (HRU) which needs to be replaced every 2 years
Both category type brackets have a built-in deactivation water sensor to prevent false alarms should the beacon get wet while in its bracket
Both brackets allow for manual activation of beacon while in bracket as long as the beacon antenna is positioned to the sky
Category 1 Brackets provide protection for the EPIRB from UV exposure
When the ACR EPIRB comes into contact with water, the unit’s water switch activates. This switch can be triggered either manually or automatically but we guarantee that it can help you in your most dire needs. The manual activation controls brackets will protect the water sensors, stopping them from compromising the EPIRB. Compromising situations include those like waves crashing over your boat. Automatic float-free deploys the ACR EPIRB when it is immersed in the water at depths below 7-13 ft. The EPIRB may also be withdrawn from the auto lock to be manually disabled by pressing the power button. moving the manual bracket, and dropping it in water.
EPIRB Batteries will last a full 24 hrs and can be stored for up to five years between batteries. Be safe, make sure you carry one of these important devices with you. It may save your life or the life of someone like your family. To learn more about how important an EPIRB can be, call the experts here at Life Raft Store today! Our team of experts are more than excited to tell you about these wonderful devices.