ACR 2831 GlobalFix V4 GPS EPIRB - Category 2

ACR 2831 GlobalFix V4 GPS EPIRB - Cat. 2

Price: $465.95
TD Code
DescriptionCategoryClassBuilt-In StrobeFloatsBattery LifeActivation MethodPrice
GlobalFix V4 GPS EPIRB22YesYes10 YearsManual$465.95 USD

The ACR 2831 GlobalFix V4 GPS EPIRB is a Category 2 marine distress beacon with multiple built-in redundancies to increase your chances of survival in emergency situations. Your location is pin-pointed by the internal GPS and transmitted on the 406 MHz distress signal, which can be used to triangulate your position in the absence of GPS coordinates. The beacon's 121.5 MHz homing signal brings local search and rescue forces directly to your position and the EPIRBs LED strobe light allows them to visually locate your position in low light environments.

The ACR 2831 GlobalFix V4 GPS EPIRB has two functional self-tests that monitor the beacon's power, battery performance, and transmission, as well as GPS acquisition. Pair these tests up with ACR's optional testing portal to receive satellite confirmation messages directly to your email or cellphone.

The battery pack is user replaceable and has a remarkable 10 year replacement interval, which reduces the overall ownership cost and makes replacement a breeze. If you ever use the beacon in a life threatening situation, ACR will replace the device, free of charge. All you need to do is submit your story to ACR's program and return your used beacon to obtain your free replacement.

ACR 2831 GlobalFix V4 GPS EPIRB Features:

  • Energy efficient, high visibility LED strobe
  • Internal 66 channel GPS provides faster acquisition from a cold start
  • High efficiency electronics deliver performance you can count on
  • User replaceable battery with 10 year battery life
  • Professional grade design has been engineered, tested and built for years of abusive marine use
  • Keypad with protective cover allows for simple manual activation and prevents false alarms
  • No subscription fees - Uses Search and Rescue Satellites
  • If you use your device...ACR will replace it, FREE of charge

ACR 2831 GlobalFix V4 GPS EPIRB Specifications:

  • Activation Method: Manually
  • Applications: Sailing, Coastal Cruising, Commercial Marine, and Offshore Recreational
  • Material: High Impact UV resistant polymer
  • Battery Life: 10 Year (User Replaceable)
  • EPIRB Type: Category 2/Class 2
  • GPS Enabled: Yes
  • Floating: Yes
  • Strobe: LED Strobe
  • Transmit Time: Minimum 48 Hours @ -4° (-20°C)
  • Waterproof: 33ft (10m) @ 10 min. Exceeds RTCM standard
  • Weight: 1.63lbs (26oz) w/ bracket
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Dimensions: 8.6" x 4.3" x 3.6"
5 Stars based on 7 reviews
By Byron D.
South Carolina
great epirb
June 3, 2021
easy to register and use
  • easy to operate
  • none
By Scott
Nice unit
June 11, 2019
Received quickly hope I never use it.
By Michael S.
north carolina
Fast shipping
June 16, 2018
Hope we never use it but best to have incase
Don't leave the dock without it
March 7, 2018
If you fish offshore and don't carry one of these, you've clearly placed a price on your life (and it's less than a few hundred dollars). Thank about that for a second. A few hundred dollars could prove the difference between life and death. Be prepared for the "when", not the "what if".
  • Easy to operate
  • Foolproof
  • None
By Kai
Carpinteria, CA
Super easy to change the batteries.
September 5, 2017
Just purchased a new boat, and what sold me on this unit was the fact that I could change the batteries myself. I had a ACR Global Fix Pro on my old boat, and had to send it in to have the batteries replaced.
By Wingding
Newark, Delaware
The Last Resort
October 1, 2016
Stepped up my purchase after procrastinating for a few months.
A well rated product at a reasonable price. How can you go wrong?
  • Highly rated and proven with proper registration.
  • Piece of mind when installed. Can be mounted onto a variety of surfaces.
  • Mounting bracket included.
  • A rather pricey item, yet, you hope to never put it to use.
By Loosey L.
Cape May, NJ
ACR makes nice stuff
July 16, 2016
Looks good and tests fine. Be sure to sign up for their testing service so you get texts confirming signals are being sent and received. Hopefully I'll never need it but ACR has a great reputation
  • Optional testing service
1 Question & 1 Answer
from Arkansas asked:
May 17, 2021
Can this come with

Programmed for Rest of World

1 Answer
Yes this will work anywhere in the world with the exception of the North and South poles.
Submitted by: Paul Olah on May 28, 2021


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