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Beacons and SART's

GlobalFIX V4 406 MHZ GPS EPIRB - CLASS 2 - CAT 2

The all-new GlobalFIX V4 406 MHZ GPS EPIRB - CLASS 2 - CAT 2 is specifically designed to meet Australian and New Zealand standards. This is the Category II - Manual release model

  • Product Code: BEGF2831
  • Brand: ACR

Drastically increase your probability of survival at sea with the multiple built-in redundancies of the GlobalFIX™ V4 marine distress EPIRB. Upon activation, the GlobalFIX™ V4’s robust internal GPS accurately fixes your exact location. Your coordinates are then broadcast via a powerful 406 MHz distress signal to Search and Rescue forces worldwide. In the absence of GPS data, orbiting Cospas-Sarsat satellites can accurately triangulate your position using the 406 MHz signal alone. A 121.5 MHz homing signal further guides searchers to your exact position.

Maritime NZ Certificate of Approval (PDF)


Part Number

2831 (Category II)

Model Number


Size (no antenna)

8.13 (H) X 4.28” (W) (20.7 X 10.9 cm)


Category II - 34.92 oz (990 g)

Weight (beacon only)

27 oz (764 g)


Internal GPS (66 Channel)


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)


High impact UV resistant polymer


4 LED Array Strobe Light


Category II - Manual release


Out of bracket and wet, or manually in or out of bracket


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)


SeaShelter™4 (P/N 2832), QuickDraw™ V4 (P/N 2833), Cat I HydroFix™ HRU (P/N 9490.1)


Cospas-Sarsat, FCC, MED (Pending), IC Acceptances: USCG Meets: GMDSS, RTCM, IEC, and IMO standards

120 satellite detectable basic self tests (available only in the Americas)

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