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ACR ELECTRONICS SAT2 Product Support Manual

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  • Page 2 PLEASE READ ALL WARNINGS, CAUTIONS AND NOTES CAREFULLY CAUTION: Before proceeding to install, test or use your new ACR Electronics’ product, please read this Product Support Manual in its entirety. If you have questions regarding the contents of the manual, please contact our Technical Service Department at ACR Electronics, Inc., Telephone +1 (954) 983- 3333.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents SECTION 1 – FOREWORD AND PRODUCT FEATURES ....................1 SECTION 2 – REGISTRATION OF 406 MHZ BEACONS ....................2 Registration Importance ............................ 2 Where to Register ............................... 2 Registration in the United States ........................2 Leisure Vessels in the United States ........................ 2 Commercial Vessels in the United States ......................
  • Page 4: Section 1 - Foreword And Product Features

    SECTION 1 – FOREWORD AND PRODUCT FEATURES Thank you for purchasing from ACR Electronics, Inc. We design, manufacture and distribute 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 - Registration Of 406 Mhz Beacons

    Administration (NOAA). The fastest and easiest way to register your beacon with NOAA is to use the online registration database at If internet is not accessible then the owner should complete the enclosed registration form (Do not confuse this with the ACR Electronics warranty card) and mail with the pre- addressed, postage paid envelope to:...
  • Page 6: Do I Need A Radio Station License

    Do I Need a Radio Station License? The information in this section is provided for informational purposes only. Always check the FCC’s website at or call toll-free 1-888-CALLFCC (225- 5322) for the latest information. You do not need a license to operate a marine VHF radio, radar, or EPIRBs aboard voluntary ships operating domestically.
  • Page 7: Section 3 - False Alarms

    SECTION 3 – FALSE ALARMS Prevention of False Alarms An ACR 406 MHz EPIRB can be activated in an emergency by two different methods. Whether you have a Category I or 2, these methods are the same. When the beacon is out of its bracket and in the water, the unit will start transmitting. When the switch is moved to the “ON”...
  • Page 8: Visual Inspection

    The Category I float-free mounting bracket should be mounted securely to a vertical or horizontal surface (the mount has predrilled holes for attachment to a flat surface) where there are no overhead obstructions. Location aboard a vessel must be chosen to allow the beacon to float free of sinking craft and as high as possible, especially on small vessels.
  • Page 9: Section 5 - Activation And Deployment

    SECTION 5 – ACTIVATION AND DEPLOYMENT Bracket Configuration Y1-03-0148-2 Rev. K...
  • Page 10: Dimension Drawings

    Dimension Drawings Category I Dimension Drawing NOT TO SCALE Bracket Sensor Magnet (inside bracket) Figure 4 Y1-03-0148-2 Rev. K...
  • Page 11 Category II Dimension Drawing NOT TO SCALE Bracket Sensor Magnet (inside bracket) Figure 5 Y1-03-0148-2 Rev. K...
  • Page 12: Configuration Overview

    Configuration Overview Category I beacons are designed to be automatically deployed and activated. The beacon may also be hand held on the deck of vessels, or floated in water and attached to a raft or life vest with the lanyard provided. Category II beacons are designed to be manually deployed from the bracket.
  • Page 13: Manual Activation Without Deployment

    ON position: OFF position: Notice the Note the Activation Activation Indicator Indicator Plastic Pin Plastic Pin has been broken off. Figure 6 NOTE: Some countries may fine vessel owners for causing false alarms. The permanent breakage of the Activation Indicator Plastic Pin is a positive indication of a manual activation. Manual Activation without Deployment The beacon can be activated while still in its bracket by placing the thumb switch in the ON position.
  • Page 14: External Gps Interface: Rapidfix™ Only

    If the thumb switch is accidentally or inadvertently put in the vertical or test position (not in the OFF or ON position), the beacon would still be turned ON and will drain the battery. It is very unlikely that this would happen, however, if this should occur, the beacon will sound a beep once per second and will alternately flash the red and green LEDs at a rate of one per second until the beacon is turned OFF.
  • Page 15: Section 6 - Care And Maintenance

    nominal 20 minutes if old GPS position data is stored in the memory of the RapidFix™. If there is no old GPS position data present, the beacon will acquire current data within a minute of being connected to a GPS with a valid position fix. You can force the RapidFix™...
  • Page 16: Shore Based Maintenance (sbm) For Solas Vessels, Imo Msc/circ. 1039

    For both models Always refer battery replacement and any other beacon service to a factory authorized Service Center. Battery replacement includes servicing the beacon by replacing all o-rings, testing the water seal and the electrical properties and doing a full functional test on the unit. NOTE: There are no user serviceable items inside the beacon.
  • Page 17: Global Positioning System (gps)

    The LUT processes the Doppler-shifted signal from the LEOSAR and determines the location of the beacon, then the LUT relays the position of the distress to a Mission Control Center (MCC) where the distress alert and location information is immediately forwarded to an appropriate Rescue Coordination Center (RCC). The RCC dispatches Search and Rescue (SAR) forces.
  • Page 18: Section 8 - Technical Information

    SECTION 8 – TECHNICAL INFORMATION Type Approvals and Standards The RLB-32 and RLB-33 meet the requirements of Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Part 80 and Category I EPIRBs meet the GMDSS requirements: Type Approvals FCC ID: B668L2ACR-RLB-33 (RLB-33) FCC ID: B668L2ACR-RLB-32 (RLB-32) Certificate No.
  • Page 19: Specifications

    Specifications 406 MHz Transmitter Frequency 406 MHz Output Power 5 Watts Digital Message RLB-33: Standard Location Protocol Format RLB-32: Standard Location Protocol RLB-33: 520 ms Duration RLB-32: 440 ms Frequency Stability ±2 parts per billion/100ms Rate 400 bps Modulation ±1.1 radians peak Encoding Biphase L Leaves ACR with Serialized U.S.
  • Page 20: Warranty And Useful Life Policy

    This product is warranted against factory defects in material and workmanship for a period of 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.
  • Page 21 EC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY ACR Electronics hereby declares that the following product is in conformity with Council Directive 96/98/EC of 20 December 1996 on Marine Equipment (MED) as amended by Commission Directive 2002/75/EC of 2 September 2002, and has been type examined as described in this Declaration.
  • Page 22 EC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY ACR Electronics hereby declares that the following product is in conformity with Council Directive 96/98/EC of 20 December 1996 on Marine Equipment (MED) as amended by Commission Directive 2002/75/EC of 2 September 2002, and has been type examined as described in this Declaration. In...
  • Page 23 1 Rose Cottages, Pitmore Lane, Sway, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 6BX UK Signed on behalf of ACR Electronics Inc. Signed: ________________________________________ Name: Kerry Greer Date: September 23, 2008 Title: VP Engineering ACR Electronics, Inc. is registered by UL to ISO 9001:2000 Y1-03-0148-2 Rev. K...
  • Page 24 Note Except as expressly stated herein and as required under mandatory provisions of regulations of the People’s Republic of China, ACR Electronics Inc. makes no representation or warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, with respect to the EFUP and expressly disclaims any representations or warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to the EFUP.
  • Page 25 (PBB) (PBDE) 印刷电路板组件 电池组件 表示该有毒有害物质在该部件所有均质材料中的含量均在 标准规定的限量要求以下。 SJ/T11363-2006 表示该有毒有害物质至少在该部件的某一均质材料中的含量超出 标准规定的限量要求。 SJ/T11363-2006 组件包含元器件,焊接材料和连接件 产品标识说明 根据SJ/T11364-2006 的要求,中华人民共和国境内销售的所有ACR 电子信息产品均注明污染控制标识。 ACR 产品使用以下标识。 该标识表示该电子信息产品某一均质材料中有毒、有害物质或元素的含量超出SJ/T11363-2006 规定的限量。 相关物质见表1。 可能由于产品体积或功能等因素而未直接在产品上注明。 但产品仍符合 的要求,且其标识信息已在本文说明。 SJ/T11364-2006 环保使用期限 标识中的数字(即上述图例中的“20”)指电子信息产品环保使用期限 (EFUP) 。 电子信息产 品环保使用期限是指在正常使用的条件下,电子信息产品中含有的有毒、有害物质或元素不会 发生外泄或突变并导致对环境造成严重污染或对人身、财产造成严重损害的期限。 注除根据中华人民共和国法规的强制性规定在此作出明示声明的以外, ACR Electronics Inc. 对电子信息产品环保使用期限不作任何形式的陈述或保证(无论是明示或默示),并且不对电子信息产品环保使用期限 的任何陈述或保证(无论是明示或默示)承担任何责任。 Y1-03-0148-2 Rev. K...

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