ACR GlobalFix V5 Cat 1 EPIRB (Automatic)

ACR GlobalFix V5 Cat 1 EPIRB (Automatic)


ACR's latest GlobalFix EPIRB device is lightweight, ultra-portable, and comes with RLS, NFC, and COSPAS SARSAT Distress Signal functionality, fully suitable for commercial and recreational vessels.

ACR GlobalFix V5 Cat 1 EPIRB (Automatic)


The new ACR GlobalFix V5 EPIRB is a versatile EPIRB suitable for use on both recreational and commercial vessels.

Advanced features like Return Link Service (RLS) reassure users by confirming that the beacon has successfully sent the distress message and that this message has been received.

ACR’s new Near Field Communication (NFC) allows the beacon to connect to a smartphone for quick diagnostics that demonstrate the battery is charged and the EPIRB is functioning properly.

The GlobalFix V5 is an ideal safety solution for all types of vessels and activities including coastal cruising, offshore passage-making, or while working or fishing in any ocean.

Key Features:

  • No Subscription Required
  • 406 MHz Cospas Sarsat Distress Signal (MEOSAR Compatible)
  • 121.5 MHz Local Homing Signal
  • Smartphone connectivity via NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • Free ACR Beacon Mobile App
  • RLS (Return Link Service) Functionality
  • GPS | Galileo | Glonass GNSS
  • Strobe and Infrared Strobe
  • Global Coverage
  • Category I (Float Free) or Category II (Manual) bracket options
  • Class 3 version (manual activation only) available
  • Small and lightweight
  • 10-year battery life
  • >= 48 hours Operational Life
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GlobalFix V5 

Product Description 

EPIRB with RLS and NFC 

Model Number 


Output Power (406/121.5) 

406.040 MHz, 5W (nominal) / 121.5 MHz, 50mW (nominal) 


Return Link Service (RLS) confirmation direct to beacon  

NFC / Mobile App 

Near Field Communication (NFC) and Mobile App Included 

Size (antenna up) – Beacon Only 

18.5” x 4.3” x 4.36” 

470 mm x 109 mm x 111 mm) 

Weight – Beacon Only 

1.78 lbs (810 G) 


Lithium battery, Li/FeS2 

Battery Replacement 

10-year replaceable battery (replace 10 years after the date of manufacture or after activation) 

Temperature Range (Class 2) 

Storage: -22°F to +158°F (-30°C to +70°C)  

Operating: -4°F to +131°F (-20°C to +55°C) 


72 Channel Multi-constellation receiver (GPS, Galileo, & Glonass GNSS) 


Out of bracket and wet, or manually in or out of the bracket (Class 3 – manual activation only) 


33 ft (10 m) for 5 min. 



Operational Life 

48 hours minimum @ -4°F (-20°C) 


Category I – Hydrostatic Release (auto deploy) or Category II - Manual Release (manual deploy) 

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