The GlobalFIX™ V4 is a full-featured EPIRB loaded with high-efficiency electronics for performance you can count on, including an internal 66 channel GPS for faster acquisition from a cold start. A protective keypad cover helps prevent false activation and the user-replaceable battery pack has a 10-year replacement. It has two functional self-tests to monitor the beacon’s transmission, power and battery performance, and GPS acquisition.
GlobalFIX™ V4 offers the very latest in marine electronic lifesaving technology:
- Highly visible LED strobe – Energy efficient
- Internal 66 channel GPS – Faster acquisition from a cold start
- High-efficiency electronics – Performance you can count on
- User-replaceable battery – 10-year battery life
- Professional grade design – Engineered, tested, and built for years of use in harsh environments
- Simple manual activation – Keypad with a protective cover to prevent false alarms
What is the difference between a Category I and a Category II EPIRB?
The difference is in how the EPIRB is deployed. A Category I beacon automatically deploys when a vessel sinks. The beacon floats free at a depth of 1.5 to 3.0m (4.9 to 13.1ft). The EPIRB can be manually activated while in its bracket or manually removed and activated. A Category II beacon is manually deployed. The EPIRB will automatically activate when removed from its bracket and comes in contact with water, or when it is still in its bracket but a person has lifted the switch to the activation position.