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ACR RapidFix 406 Category I EPIRB (Automatic)

ACR RapidFix 406 Category I EPIRB (Automatic)
Item No.2776
Retail Price:$1,110.00
Our Price:$672.81
ConditionNew Retail Box (NOT Refurbished)
ReturnableYes (See our Return Policy)
WarrantyTurtle 30 Day, Manufacturer 5 Year
This item is currently out of stock


NOTE: This item has been discontinued by ACR. It is replaced by the GlobalFix PRO (click here), with an on-board GPS receiver.

RapidFix 406

406 MHz EPIRB with GPS Interface Product No. 2776 Cat. I (Automatically Deployable)

  • GPS interface-optical data Interface via infrared diode (NMEA 0183): New, flashing LED in GPS interface confirms data transmission from GPS; downloaded GPS coordinates confirmed by flashing LEDs within three seconds of completing self-test sequence
  • Patented proprietary electronics package for faster, more stable 406 frequency transmission; full functional self-test including battery voltage and internal circuitry
  • Fully enclosed, high density, UV stabilized polyethylene bracket hydrostatic release
  • Automatically deploys EPIRB if vessel sinks to approximately 13 ft (4 m)
  • Fastest means available of delivering GPS position
  • Field programmable built-in vessel code can be reprogrammed by an ACR Authorized Service Center worldwide (Maritime/Serialized/Radio Call Sign/MID Protocols, Country Code, etc.)
  • Lanyard coil retained with all around cover for non-tangling deployment
  • Universal usage illustrations; English and French languages
  • World's smallest 406 MHz EPIRB that meets all regulations and is fully approved worldwide
  • Built-in strobe for enhanced location in poor visibility conditions
  • Single, three-position switch for easy test and operation. Steady green LED indicates unit has passed full functional test, flashing red LED indicates unit is "ON"
  • Transmits on 406 MHz (COSPAS-SARSAT) with your registered, digitally-coded distress signal, and 121.5 MHz (SAR homing frequency)
  • Can be manually activated; self-buoyant no external float collar to lose
  • Exclusive, polycarbonate blend designed for maximum resistance to UV and chemicals; maximum durability when exposed to extreme temperatures or shock
  • 5-year limited warranty
  • 5-year replacement life (11-year useful life) lithium battery
  • Operating life 48 hours @ -40°C (-40°F)

  • 17.5 x 6.25 x 5.5 in (44.5 x 15.4 x 14.0 cm)

  • Weight:
  • 4.5 lbs

  • Material:
  • High impact polycarbonate blend case / polyethylene bracket (RLB-33)

  • Color:
  • Hi-Viz Yellow/White bracket

  • Deployment:
  • Automatic, hydrostatic release

  • Operation:
  • Automatically deploys when water depth is approximately 13ft (4 m) and begins transmitting

  • Waterproof:
  • 33 ft (10 m)

  • Accessories:
  • 9367 Hydrostatic Release kit; 1096 Battery replacement kit (available to BRCs only)

  • Certification:
  • Complies with GMDSS, approved by COSPAS-SARSAT, FCC, USCG and DOT (UK), CE, European MED and other international approvals

  • Limited Warranty:
  • 5 years

  • Frequency:
  • 406 MHz, 121.5 MHz

  • Battery Type:
  • Lithium 5-year replacement life (11-year storage life)

  • Modulation:
  • AM

  • Radiated Power:
  • 5 watts 2dB (406 MHz) 50 mW 3dB (121.5 MHz)

  • Operational Life:
  • 48 hours @ -40°C (-40°F)
  • ACR EPIRB & PLB Feature Matrix

    Model # Type Internal GPS? NMEA 0183 Interface? Category Deployment Size MSRP
    GlobalFix iPro Cat I 2846 EPIRB Yes Yes Auto (HRU) / Manual

    15.3 x 4.2 x 3.58 in

    1.32 lbs

    GlobalFix iPro Cat II 2848 EPIRB Yes Yes Manual $1300
    GlobalFix Cat I 2742NH EPIRB Yes no Auto (HRU) / Manual

    17.5 x 4.75 x 3.5 in

    2.3 lbs

    GlobalFix Cat II 2744NH EPIRB Yes no Manual $1300
    RapidFix 406 Cat I 2776 EPIRB no Yes Auto (HRU) / Manual

    14.5 x 4.25 x 3.62 in

    1.9 lbs

    RapidFix 406 Cat II 2777.5 EPIRB no Yes Manual $880
    Satellite2 406 Cat I 2774NH EPIRB no no Auto (HRU) / Manual $1030
    Satellite2 406 Cat II 2775.5NH EPIRB no no Manual $880
    ResQFix 406 2897 PLB Yes no Manual PLB / Personal

    1.4 x 5.85 x 2.21 in

    10 oz

    MicroFix 406 2898 PLB Yes no Manual PLB / Personal $750
    AquaFix 406 I/O 2797.4NH PLB Yes Yes Manual PLB / Personal

    1.74 x 5.71 x 3.03 in

    12 oz

    TerraFix 406 I/O 2798.4NH PLB Yes Yes Manual PLB / Personal $750
    AquaFix 406 I 2797.2NH PLB no Yes Manual PLB / Personal $540
    TerraFix 406 I 2798.2NH PLB no Yes Manual PLB / Personal $650

    EPIRBs and PLBs: How Do They Differ?

  • EPIRBs float in an upright position to transmit (perform best when floating).
  • PLBs float so they won’t get lost. Need to be held out of the water or mounted high on your PFD for best transmission.
  • EPIRBs transmit for 48 hours minimum at temperatures as low as –40ºC. Some EPIRBs transmit 48 hours at –20ºC.
  • PLBs transmit for 24 hours minimum at temperatures down to –20ºC.
  • EPIRBs can be manually activated in or out of their bracket or automatically activated when out of the bracket and in the water.
  • PLBs are manually activated.
  • EPIRBs have a strobe light.
  • PLBs have no strobe, therefore keep a strobe on your life vest.
  • EPIRBs are designed to be mounted in a bracket or carried in a ditch bag.
  • PLBs are designed to be worn or carried on your person.
  • EPIRBs have two different types of brackets. Category I bracket will automatically deploy the beacon should the bracket be submerged between 4 and 13 ft. Category II bracket is manual deployment. Category I can be manually deployed also.
  • EPIRBs are legal for use on a navigable waterway.
  • PLBs are legal for use on land, in the air and water.
  • EPIRBs are registered to the vessel.
  • PLBs are registered to the person and are legal to be used on land as well as water.
  • Both EPIRBs and PLBs transmit on 406 MHz and 121.5 MHz (406 for satellite communication and 121.5 for local homing).
  • Both EPIRBs and PLBs have the ability to add GPS LAT/LON to their distress message to speed the start of a rescue. This can be accomplished with an internal GPS receiver or by interfacing with an external GPS receiver. Some beacons have both internal and interfacing capabilities.
  • Both EPIRBs and PLBs are required to be registered with NOAA. Make sure to log onto www.beaconregistration.noaa.gov – it’s quick, easy and free.
  • Your registration can be updated daily. Nobody sees the information unless the beacon is activated. Use the “Additional Info” field to supply rescuers with any information that will help them help you. (i.e. float plan, number of persons onboard, known health issues, allergies to medicine, etc.) Some beacon owners have added a web address in this field so rescuers can see a picture of their boat.


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