GlobalFix™ V4 EPIRB Category I
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Model # 16289563 | Mfg # 2830UPC # 791659028308


GlobalFix™ V4 EPIRB Category I

Name Value
Activation Method Category I Hydrostatic release (auto) Activation: Out of Bracket and wet
Battery Life 48 Hours
Battery Storage Life 10 Years
Dimensions 6" Width x 15.5" Height x 5.9" Depth
Features Floating
GPS Enabled
Minimum Requirements Registration Required
Warranty Details Five Years
Weight 3.8 pounds

Product Overview

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.

66-channel GPS: 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.

Easy self-testing: 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 optional testing portal (available for the Americas only) and receive satellite confirmation messages directly to your cell phone or email.

Cutting-Edge Technology

GlobalFIX™ V4 offers the very latest in marine electronic lifesaving technology:

  • Highly visible LED strobe is energy efficient
  • Internal 66 channel GPS for faster signal acquisition from a cold start
  • High efficiency electronics for performance you can count on
  • User replaceable battery with a long ten-year battery life
  • Professional grade design that’s engineered, tested and built for years of use in harsh environments
  • Simple manual activation using a keypad with protective cover to prevent false alarm
  • Includes Case


  • Frequency: 406 MHz with 121.5 MHz homing
  • Activation: Category I Hydrostatic release (auto) Activation: Out of Bracket and wet
  • Battery Type: Class 2 (non-hazmat) lithium manganese battery (user replaceable) - LiMnO2 (P/N 1104)
  • Battery Life: 10-year replacement life, 48 hour operational life
  • Strobe: White, 4 LED Array 1 effective candela, 20–30 flashes per minute
  • GPS: Internal 66-channel receiver
  • Material: High-impact UV-resistant polymer
  • Waterproof Rating: Waterproof to 33' for five minutes
  • Dimensions (without antenna): 8 1/8"H x 4 1/4" diameter
  • Weight (Beacon Only): 27 oz., (With Bracket): 34.92 oz.
  • Approvals: 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)
  • Warranty: Five years

Bracket Mounting Template

Product Support Manual


As the owner of this 406 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB), you are required by law to register your beacon with the EPIRB National Authority of your country — and update that registration every two years. United States: NOAA


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