ACR Electronics Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)
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Product Information for ACR Electronics Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)

Highlights for ACR Electronics Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)

  • Product Type:Marine Tracking Device

The ACR SATELLITE series has quietly built a strong reputation in the commercial and recreational marine industry. This redesigned workhorse utilizes a patented, proprietary electronics package for faster, more stable 406 MHz transmissions to low-earth orbiting LEOSAR satellites.

Learn How A Rescue Works

Upgrade to GPS positioning with the optional GPS interface cable (sold separately). This connects the SATELLITE 3 406™ to your vessel's GPS receiver to continuously update and store precise position data. GPS positioning provides SAR notification typically within 2-15 minutes. The automatic Category I Sea Shelter3™ bracket is fully enclosed and is made of high density, UV-stabilized polyethylene for years of extreme abuse, while the manual Category II QuickDraw™ has a low profile and is easy to rail mount or secure on deck.

Technical Information

  • Features: Shock Resistant


  • Limited Warranty: 5 Year

Battery Information

  • Battery Life: 72 Hour
  • Battery Chemistry: Lithium
  • Battery Built-in: Yes
  • Battery Included: Yes


  • Indicators & Controls: Bright LED Strobe

General Information

  • Product Type: Marine Tracking Device
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 2874
  • Manufacturer Website Address:
  • Manufacturer: ACR Electronics, Inc
  • Product Model: RLB-38
  • Product Name: Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)
  • Brand Name: ACR Electronics

Additional Information

  • Replacement Due Six (6) Years From Date Of Manufacture Or Five (5) Years After Beacon Is Placed Into Service, Whichever Is First, Or After Emergency Use
  • Full Functional Self-Test Including Battery Voltage And Internal Circuitry
  • Bright Led Strobe Conserves Battery Power Without Sacrificing Intensity
  • Single, Three-Position Switch For Easy Test And Operation
  • Lanyard Coiled On Recessed Spool For Nontangling Deployment
  • Material High Impact Uv Resistant Polymer
  • Deployment Category I-Hydrostatic Release (Auto)
  • Category Ii-Manual Release
  • Activation Out Of Bracket And Wet, Or Manually
  • Non-Hazmat Battery
  • Marine Tough Design For Years Of Useful Service
  • Lead Free
  • Waterproof 33 ft (10 m)  10 m in. Exceeds RTCM standard

Certifications & Standards

  • Cospas-Sarsat
  • FCC
  • IC
  • MED
  • USCG
  • RTCM
  • IEC
  • IMO

Network & Communication

  • Communication Technology: GPS
  • GPS Frequency Bandwidth: 406 MHz

Physical Characteristics

  • Weight (Approximate): 1.29 lb
  • Height: 7"
  • Width: 4.2"
  • Depth: 3.6"

Technical Information

  • Application/Usage: Personal Protection