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Old 06-12-2021, 13:44   #16
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I buy GME GPIRBs. About Ä300 after the required period they go in the garbage
At today's exchange rate, the most recent ACR, internal GPS, Cat 2 EPIRB is about Euros 500. It has a 10 year battery life.

As noted in another post, cheapest isn't always best.

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Nope why. The store must take it back but the latest one I just replaced and keep the old one as a spare as it still functions , Iíve only owned three in total anyway so I do not see the point of the expensive ACR replaceable units.
Landfill sites have had activations from dumped EPIRBS requiring search and rescue services including helicopters working to find and deactivate them. The primary annoyance is to aviation monitoring and reporting 121.5 transmissions.
Lithium batteries are a valuable commodity and should be removed and recycled anyway.
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At today's exchange rate, the most recent ACR, internal GPS, Cat 2 EPIRB is about Euros 500. It has a 10 year battery life.



As noted in another post, cheapest isn't always best.





GME is a long standing reputable brand. I see no point in replaceable EPIRB batteries
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Landfill sites have had activations from dumped EPIRBS requiring search and rescue services including helicopters working to find and deactivate them. The primary annoyance is to aviation monitoring and reporting 121.5 transmissions.
Lithium batteries are a valuable commodity and should be removed and recycled anyway.


They donít go into landfill. The shop is required under the European WEEE ( waste electrical and electronic equipment ) directive to have a contracted and approved disposable process for batteries which are recycled

My local authority also has a battery recycling facility
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Good to hear you don't actually put them in the garbage.

By the way, I have pulled some of my EPIRBs apart at the service date to find I can easily replace the batteries with fresh ones myself. There are expirey dates on the batteries.
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Re: EPIRB Battery Replacement


Lithium Thionyl Chloride Batteries


Li-SOCL2 are used in Epirbs and anything that requires long term battery life with little self discharge
They are not expensive !









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Let Google once again be your friend. There are online videos of how to do the battery replacement and a source for the batteries. Took me about an hour to do it myself once I had the replacement batteries. Good DIY project.
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Iím happy with Ä300 every 10 years !!
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