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ACR Electronics HydroFix 9490 Installation Procedures Manual

Acr electronics hydrostatic release unit installation manual.
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  • Page 2 If you have questions regarding the contents of the manual, please contact our Technical Service Department at ACR Electronics, Inc., Telephone +1 (954) 981-3333. Please be ready to provide the technician with the page number you wish to discuss. If you have a...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents SECTION 1 – INTRODUCTION _______________________________ 3 SECTION 2 – PREPARING TO INSTALL ________________________ 4 SECTION 3 – HOW TO DETERMINE HRU EXPIRATION DATE _______ 6 SECTION 4 – INSTALLING THE HRU IN A SeaShelter SECTION 5 – INSTALLING THE HRU IN A SeaShelter SECTION 6 –...
  • Page 4: Section 1 - Introduction

    SECTION 1 – INTRODUCTION Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the ACR HydroFix™ Hydrostatic Release Unit (HRU) replacement for your ACR Category I EPIRB. ACR designs, manufactures and distributes quality products knowing they are used to save lives. Many of our products are required to be tested and approved by regulatory bodies worldwide.
  • Page 5: Section 2 - Preparing To Install

    SECTION 2 – PREPARING TO INSTALL UNPACKING THE HydroFix™ HRU The HydroFix™ HRU Kit is a universal kit in that it is used for all Category I ACR EPIRBs. replace the HRU in a particular model will vary with the EPIRB bracket you are servicing.
  • Page 6 If any of the above is missing, please contact ACR Electronics’ Technical Service by email at at +1 (954) 981- 3333. Equipment that may be required but is not included: Black indelible marker Phillips-head screwdriver Flat-head screwdriver Pliers The following notes, cautions and warnings apply to all EPIRBs and must be followed for personal safety and proper HRU replacement.
  • Page 7: Section 3 - How To Determine Hru Expiration Date

    SECTION 3 – HOW TO DETERMINE HRU EXPIRATION DATE The ACR HydroFix™ HRU is a replaceable part and, as such, has dating associated with it. The HRU must be replaced two (2) years from the install date or four (4) years from the date of manufacture, whichever is less.
  • Page 8: Section 4 - Installing The Hru In A Seashelter 3 ™ Bracket

    SECTION 4 – INSTALLING THE HRU IN A SeaShelter BRACKET The following ACR EPIRBs are compatible with the SeaShelter P/N 9501): GlobalFix™ iPRO, or models RLB-36 and higher Contents of the HydroFix™ HRU Kit that you will need: HydroFix™ Replacement Hydrostatic Release Unit (E) Large cotter pin (H) HRU expiration label (K)
  • Page 9 11.) Reinstall the beacon with the lanyard facing toward the back of the bracket. 12.) Place the bracket top cover on top of the bottom cover. 13.) Make sure the bottom hinge and the top handle are securely connected. 14.) Place HRU expiration label (K) on the outside of your bracket in a visible location.
  • Page 10: Section 5 - Installing The Hru In A Seashelter 2 ™ Bracket

    SECTION 5 – INSTALLING THE HRU IN A SeaShelter BRACKET The following ACR EPIRBs are compatible with ™ (ACR P/N 9435/9455): the SeaShelter GlobalFix™ 406 RapidFix™ 406 SATELLITE SATELLITE 406™ (discontinued product) Contents of the HydroFix™ HRU Kit that you will need: HydroFix™...
  • Page 11 8.) Push the release spring back against the bracket aligning the holes on the spring with the holes on the back of the bracket. 9.) Take the assembled HRU and place the washer end of the HRU through the larger top hole and slide down into the smaller slot.
  • Page 12: Section 6 - Installing The Hru In A Seashelter™ Bracket

    SECTION 6 – INSTALLING THE HRU IN A SeaShelter™ BRACKET The ACR SeaShelter™ is a discontinued product that looks like this: Contents of the HydroFix™ HRU Kit that you will need: HydroFix™ Replacement Hydrostatic Release Unit (E) SeaShelter™ release rod (A) Keyed bracket adapter (D) Large cotter pin (H) HRU expiration label (K)
  • Page 13 5.) Place keyed bracket adapter (D) on the bottom of the HRU. This part is keyed so that it will fit together only one way. Turn to the right until it snaps into place. 6.) Mark the expiry date on the HRU according to the instructions in Section 3.
  • Page 14: Section 7 - Installing The Hru In An Open Faced Bracket

    SECTION 7 – INSTALLING THE HRU IN AN OPEN FACED BRACKET The ACR open faced bracket is a discontinued product that looks like this: Contents of the HydroFix™ HRU Kit that you will need: HydroFix™ Replacement Hydrostatic Release unit (E) Open faced release rod (C) 2 Mounting bracket adapters (J) Mounting rod adapter, metal (L)
  • Page 15 6.) Record the expiration date on the HRU expiration label (K) with an indelible marker. 7.) Slide the metal mounting rod adapter (L) onto top of HRU unit. Place the HRU release rod (C) into the mounting rod adapter, aligning the holes. Figure A 8.) With pliers, insert slotted spring pin (I) into the aligned holes, securing the three pieces together .(see Figure A).
  • Page 16: Section 8 - Installing The Hru In A Capsule Bracket

    SECTION 8 – INSTALLING THE HRU IN A CAPSULE BRACKET The ACR capsule bracket is a discontinued product that looks like this: Contents of the HydroFix™ HRU Kit that you will need: HydroFix™ Replacement Hydrostatic Release Unit (E) Capsule design release rod (B) Keyed bracket adapter (D) Large cotter pin (H) HRU expiration label (K)
  • Page 17 7.) Record the expiration date on the HRU expiration label (K) with an indelible marker. 8.) Push the release spring back against the bracket aligning the holes on the spring with the holes in the back cover of the bracket. 9.) Take the assembled HRU and place the washer end of the HRU through the larger top hole and slide down into the smaller slot.
  • Page 18: Appendix A - Warranty, Useful Life Policy, Notices

    1 (one) year* from date of purchase or receipt as a gift. During the warranty period ACR Electronics, Inc. will repair or, at its option, replace the unit at no cost to you for labor, materials and return transportation from ACR. For further assistance, please contact our Technical Service Department at ACR Electronics, Inc.,5757...

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