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ACR ResQLink+ PLB375 406MHz Personal Locator Beacon

The ResQLink+ PLB375 by ACR personal locator beacons has one main function which is to send distressing signals to search and rescue team in case of emergency or life-threatening situations in the ocean, mountain, or anywhere else.

ACR ResQLink+ PLB375 406MHz Personal Locator Beacon Specifications & Features

ACR PLB-375 ResQLink+
ACR PLB-375 ResQLink+
ModelsACR PLB-375 ResQLink+
ACR PLB-375 ResQLink+
View the model availability and current price from AmazonACR PLB-375 ResQLink+ Personal Locating Beacon with 406 MHz Floating PLB, Built-In GPS, Strobe and 121 MHz Homing
Specifications & Features
Product FeaturesBuoyant

No Subscription Fees

Super Bright LED Strobe Onboard

66-Channel GPS

Self-Test and GPS Test Features

Typical Performance 30 Hours

Non-Hazmat Battery

Made in the U.S.A.

From acrartex website "If you use it...we'll replace it, Free of Charge. Simply submit your story on our Survivor Club link, send us back your used beacon so we can have it mounted on our Wall of Fame and we'll send you a brand new beacon of equal or greater value."
Product Specifications
Size1.6 x 1.9 x 4.5” (4.1 x 4.8 x 11.4 cm)
Weight5.4 oz (153 g)
Battery, Class Class 2 (non-hazmat) lithium batteries
Battery, Replacement Interval Replacement due six (6) years from date of manufacture or five (5) years after beacon is placed into service, whichever is first, or after emergency use
Battery, Operational Life Exceeds required 24 Hours @ -4°F (-20°C)
Battery, Storage-40°F to + 158°F (-40°C to +70°C)
MaterialEngineered polycarbonate blend
ColorACR-treuse™ (high visibility yellow)
ActivationManual
Operation2 steps: deploy antenna, press ON button, giving clear view of sky
Waterproof 16.40 ft (5 m) @ 1 hr., 33 ft (10 m) @ 10 min. Factory tested @ 70°F, exceeds RTCM waterproof requirements
Approvals Cospas-Sarsat, FCC, Canada, R&TTE, Australia, New Zealand
Limited Warranty5 years
Lead FreeYes
406Link.com220 self tests/12 GPS tests
Battery, Typical Performance30 Hours @ -4°F (-20°C)
AccessoriesDouble-sided Attachment Velcro Strap Included
Radiated Power 5W (406 MHz), 50 mW +/-3dB (121.5 MHz)
Official Specs and Features
Learn more from the manufacturer site.Read more about ACR PLB-375 ResQLink+ at acrartex.com
Amazon Customer Reviews
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Where To Buy
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Design

The ACR ResQLink+ PLB375 Personal Locator Beacon overall dimension measures at 1.6 x 1.9 x 4.5 inches and it weighs only 5.4oz.

Made from engineered polycarbonate blend, it has high-visibility yellow color and is waterproofed as well. It is probably smaller than even any modern smartphone to make it easier for you to store the beacon in your pocket or clip it to your jacket.

It is powered by non-hazmat lithium battery that will last for 6 years after the purchase date. The battery provides enough power to do up to 60 basic self tests before it needs replacement.

Testing The Beacon

To do the test, you will only need to deploy the antenna and depress the test button for one second. Green LED light will flash quickly followed by long green LED and strobe lights, indicating that the device works properly.

If red light flashes after the test, it is an indication that the beacon has failed. After being serviced by an authorized battery replacement center, you need to replace the battery no later than 5 years. Also, the battery has to be replaced after emergency activation.

Optional Satellite Testing

For a device that is intended for emergency cases, frequent testing is required. ACR recommends testing the ResQLink+ once a month to make sure it functions properly.

Besides the basic self-test mentioned above, you can do GPS test or sign-up for optional advanced satellite testing. It requires subscription to 406Link.com, but the good thing is that confirmation messages will be sent to your phone or email. Advanced satellite testing is not required for the personal locator beacon to work.

Location Tracking Feature

The ResQLink+ is equipped with three levels of signal technologies including GPS, 406 MHz signal, and 121.5 MHz homing capability to make sure of quick location tracking and that the distressing signal is sent to worldwide network.

In the event of emergency, this device only has two steps of activation, similar to the self test procedure. You have to deploy the antenna and press the power button (NOT the test button) for one second.

Once turned on, it will search for fixed position and send both 406 MHz signal with GPS coordinates to two global satellites systems which will then relay your location data to rescue centers. The first responders will be notified to immediately help to find you.

The battery will power the device for more than 24 hours after activation, meaning the search and rescue has enough time to find you even before the signal transmission end.

ACR ResQLink+ will still operate when exposed to extreme -20 degrees Celsius. All personal locator beacons must be registered at the time of the purchase to the authorities in your country; the registration is valid for 2 years.

In the case change of ownership, the previous owner must de-register the beacon before the new owner re-registers it.

Disclaimer: 
Disclaimer:Information provided is believed correct and true to the best of our ability based on the manufacturer published information. However, GPSCompared is not responsible for typographical errors or incorrect data. Please visit the official manufacturer product page for more details on the specifications and features
Note: This writer neither own this product nor have the personal experience in handling it. However this article is produced based on manufacturer published facts and other relevant sources (if applicable).

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