Is the Artex remote switch compatible with the AK-451? We want to convert from an Artex 110-4 ELT to an AK-451-2D.
No, they are not compatible you will need to rewire and replace with the new remote switch in the AK-451 box.
Which of the accessories are obligatory for using of 11-10472 and which are just spare parts or options?
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The AK-451 comes with everything needed to do the install and function.
Can the Ameri-King AK-451 be programmed for Brazil?
Yes, we can program the ELT here at Aircraft Spruce for Brazil as well as many other countries.
Could you program an ELT to use in Costa Rica and what is the difference between the AK-451-2 and the AK-451-2D?
Yes we can program 406 ELT units for international countries. The difference between the -2 and -2D is the AK-451-2 is 406, 121.5 and 243.0 where the -2D is only 406 and 121.5. The -2D is becoming the most popular version to order.
What are differences between the AK-451-2 and AK-451-2D? Which accessories not includedin package are obligatory for installation and operation?
The AK-451-2 is 406/121.5/243.0 where the AK-451-2D is 406/121.5. Either unit can be used. Both AK-451 models come with everything needed to do the install and function and must be installed (antenna, remote switch etc).
Do you sell a floating collar for the Ameri King AK-451-2D ELT?
No, the manufacture does not offer a floating collar for the AK-451-2D at this time.
Can this be programmed for New Zealand and is it shipped with batteries or can we source these in New Zealand?
Yes the AK-451 can be programmed for an international aircraft. It does ship with the battery and is a specific Ameri-King battery that cannot be purchased else where.
What is the difference between the USA and international version? Can the USA version be flown in Canada or other countries or would it have to be reprogrammed? If you are thinking about doing international flying at some future point, why not just get the international version?
The USA version is for FAA registered aircraft. Once done you will not have to reprogram the ELT unless you change the registration of the aircraft. This will allow you to fly worldwide as the 406 signal is satellite based. If you have an international registered aircraft we will program specific for that country.
Can the Ameri-King AK-451 use an existing AK-450 external antenna?
The AK-450 is a 121.5 ELT antenna where the AK-451 is a 406/121.5 antenna so it will not work but the AK-451 does come with the antenna in the box.
Does AK-451-INT support automatic alarm activation?
Per the Manufacturer, the AK-451 ELT does support automatic alarm activation.
Is the remote control switch for the AK-450 ELT compatible with the AK-451 ELT?
Yes, they are compatible.
Is the mount for the AK-451 ELT the same as for the one for the AK-450 ELT?
The mount is the same for both the AK-450 and AK-451 ELT's.
Can the panel mounted remote switch of the Pointer 3000 ELT be used on the AK-451 2D?
As neither company has provided any information regarding this, this type of installation is not tested and not recommended.
If I replace my AK-450 with an AK-451-2D will I need a new GPS interface and new wiring?
Per Ameri-king, you can use the existing wiring for the AK-450 with the AK-451-2D but you would still need to install two additional shielded wires to interface the GPS to the ELT. These wires come included in the AK-451-2D kit.
Is the g switch available for purchase?
The G switch is sealed inside of the unit and is not available for individual purchase.
What are the dimensions for the remote switch to be panel-mounted for the AK-451 ELT, Part#: 11-10573?
The remote switch for the AK-451 has the following dimensions: 2.17"W x 1.20"H x 1.18"L
Can the AK-451-2D ELT accept GPS input via RS-232 at pins 1 & 2?
No, only the AK-451-23 can interface to a GPS.