ACR GlobalFix V5 Cat 2 EPIRB (Manual)

ACR GlobalFix V5 Cat 2 EPIRB (Manual)


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

ACR GlobalFix V5 Cat 2 EPIRB (Manual)


The new ACR GlobalFix V5 EPIRB is an innovative EPIRB with a unique feature set.

The addition of an AIS alert provides the easiest and quickest path to rescue while the included Return Link Service (RLS) functionality provides a welcome sense of security by providing direct-to-beacon confirmation that your distress message has been received.

Adding Near Field Communication (NFC) to the mix allows for smartphone connectivity and access to data and product interaction that has never before been available.

This advanced feature set makes the GlobalFix V5 perfect for mariners whether coastal cruising, working offshore, or crossing oceans.

Key Features:

  • No Subscription Required
  • 406 MHz Cospas Sarsat Distress Signal (MEOSAR Compatible)
  • 121.5 MHz Local Homing Signal
  • AIS (Automatic Identification System) Alert
  • 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
  • Small and lightweight
  • 10-year battery life
  • >= 48 hours Operational Life
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Model Number 


Output Power (406/121.5) 

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


Automatic Identification System (AIS) Alert for Local Rescue 


Return Link Service (RLS) confirmation direct to beacon  

NFC / Mobile App 

Near Field Communication (NFC) and Mobile App Included 


White & Infrared 

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 


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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