ACR GlobalFix V4 Cat 1 EPIRB with Automatic Release Housing



ACR GlobalFix V4 Cat 1 EPIRB
with Automatic Release Housing


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.

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 a protective cover to prevent false alarms
  • Other Features – Waterproof up to 10m for five minutes, made form high impact UV resistant polymer


Technical Information
Weight In Housing – 1.87kg
Weight of Beacon – 764g
Beacon Dimensions – 20.7 x 10.9 cm
Batteries – 1 x Class 2 lithium battery
Warranty – 5 years
Battery Life – 48 hours @ -20°C

Hydrostatic Release Unit Life – 2 Years

The HRU will be required to be replaced every 2 years

To purchase a new HRU for this EPIRB click here to view and order the ACR HydroFIX HRU 





Part Number2830 (Category I); 2831 (Category II)
Model NumberRLB-41
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)
GPSInternal GPS (66 Channel)
BatteryClass 2 (non-hazmat) lithium battery (user replaceable) – LiMnO2 (P/N 1104)
Battery Replacement10-year user-replaceable battery (replace 10 years after date of manufacture or after activation)
MaterialHigh impact UV resistant polymer
Strobe4 LED Array Strobe Light
DeploymentCategory I – Hydrostatic release (auto) or Manual, Category II – Manual release
ActivationOut of bracket and wet, or manually in or out of the bracket
Waterproof33 ft (10 m) for 5 min.
Output Power5 W +/- 2dB (406.040 MHz); 50 mW +/-3dB (121.5 MHz)
Operational Life48 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)
AccessoriesSeaShelter™4 (P/N 2832), QuickDraw™ V4 (P/N 2833), Cat I HydroFix™ HRU (P/N 9490.1)


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