Friday, September 16, 2011

ACK E-04 ELT News

ACK's E-01 ELT has been discontinued and has been replaced by the ACK E-04 406/121.5 MHz ELT. The E-04 has been designed as the same shape and size as the E-01 so aircraft owners replacing the units can use the same mounting tray and straps without having to modify anything. However the internals are completely different so internal modifications between the E-01 and E-04 are not possible.

The 406 MHz beacon's transmitted power is 50x greater than the old 121.5/243 beacons. Location accuracy without GPS is greatly improved over the 121.5/243 ELTs. With GPS, location accuracy can be within several hundred feet. The ACK 406 ELT has been approved in Eurpean countries and has Transport Canada TSP approval.

The ACK E-04 ELT Kit includes: transmitter, lithium battery pack, external antennak, remote control, mounting tray and retaining straps, plug-in audible alert, remote cable, coax cable and installation manual.

ACK E-04 Retrofit Kit

ACK's E-04 Retrofit Kit is a 406 MHz direct replacement fo the E-01 which will fit in the E-01 mounting trays and use the same remote control panel indicator. Therefore, this retrofit kit is what aircraft owners would buy if they currently have ACK's E-01 installed in their aircraft.

It will include on they components needed to change it over to the E-04 and this includes: The new 406/121.5 frequency antenna, the Audible Alert Indicator, Installation Manual, and the E-04 itself. It will not include the Remote Control Panel Indicator, Remove Cable, Antenna Coax Cable, or mounting Tray and Straps. The E-04 external antenna will utilize a current antenna mounting and wiring installation.

Features of the ECK E-04 Retrofit Kit include that is accepts GPS position input data from Bendix/King, Garmin, Nema 0183 GPS. The new antenna is swept back 20 degrees, and features a new molded plastic base. Five (5) watts @406 MHz of 24 hours, and 100Mw @ 121.5MHz for 48 hours. Also features a new simple plug in audible alert indicator. The new lithium battery pack offers a 5 year battery life and makes it substantially lighter. It can be used with Ameriking remote panel indicator.