ACR 2830 GlobalFix V4 GPS EPIRB, Category 1 (Automatic Activation)
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
WARRANTY LENGTH: 5 YEARS
This product is warranted against factory defect in material and workmanship for a period of 5 (five)* years from date of purchase or receipt as a gift. During the warranty period ACR Electronics, Inc. will repair or at its option, replace at no cost to you for labor, materials or return transportation.
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)
Internal GPS (66 Channel)
Class 2 (non-hazmat) lithium battery (user replaceable) - LiMnO2 (P/N 1104)
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 I - Hydrostatic release (auto) or Manual, Category II - Manual release
Out of bracket and wet, or manually in or out of bracket
33 ft (10 m) for 5 min.
5 W +/- 2dB (406.037 MHz); 50 mW +/-3dB (121.5 MHz)
48 hours minimum @ -4°F (-20°C)
+48 hrs. @ -4°F (-20°C); Longer in higher ambient temperature
-4°F to +131°F (-20°C to +55°C ) (Class 2)
-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)