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ARTEX ELT 345 GPS / 406 / 121.5 SLIM KIT WITH 15 INCH WHIP ANTENNA - FAA TSO

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Overview

The ARTEX ELT 345 transmits on 406 MHz and 121.5 MHz frequencies and can provide position accuracy with an optional GPS input thanks to the built-in GPS navigational interface. GPS data is embedded from the first emergency transmission and provides Search and Rescue personnel with the aircraft location, within 100 meters, in less than a minute.

This unit can be activated manually with (remote switch or ELT switch) or automatically (the G-switch detects a 2.3G or greater impact). Once activated, the ELT 345 transmits a 406 MHz signal with the beacon's unique registration information and embedded GPS coordinates to the closest search and rescue agency via the Cospas-Sarsat satellite system. The beacon also transmits a 121.5 MHz homing signal to assist search and rescue to pinpoint the aircraft's GPS location.

The ELT 345 provides a quick-and-easy retrofit opportunity with flexible installation options (Slimline two-wire remote switch that fits ACK and Ameriking - 2.08 x 0.75 Inches). The ELT utilizes the same RF output using only one coax cable to transmit both 406 MHz and 121.5 MHz signals through the compact 15-inch whip antenna. The ELT's built-in navigational interface does not require aircraft power to operate—which results in lower installation costs—and the stainless steel mounting bracket supplied with the unit has a multiple hole mounting pattern to accommodate legacy footprints.

FAA TSO C126b approved.

Specifications

Model:
ELT 345
Product Number:
8108
Operating Frequencies:
406.040 MHz (+/- 1kHz) - Emission Designator 16K0G1D / 121.5 MHz (+/- 6.075 kHz) - Emission Designator 3K20A3X
Output Power:
406 MHz: 5 W for 24 hours @ -20°C to +55°C, 121.5 MHz: 50 mW for 50 hours @ -20°C to +55°C
Output Connector:
BNC Female
GPS:
Built-in GPS Navigational Interface (NMEA 0183 or RS 232)
Activation:
Automatic via G-Switch by 4.5 ft/sec (2.3 G) or Manual Activation
Battery:
6 year Lithium (LiMnO2), Replacement Battery Part No. 8322
Temperature Certified to:
Operating: -20°C to +55°C, Storage: -55°C to +85°C
Self Test Checks:
G-Switch Enabled, 406 MHz and 121.5 MHz Power, NAV system, Low Battery
Remote Control:
ON/ARM/TEST
Weight (with tray):
2.0 lbs (907.19 g)
Measurements:
ELT Transmitter with mounting hardware installed: 6.40 (L) x 2.96 (H) x 3.78” (W) inches (16.26 x 7.52 x 9.60 cm)
Approvals:
Cospas-Sarsat, FAA TSO, Industry Canada
Antenna:
Black Whip Antenna
Mounting Tray and Strap:
P/N: 8323 (Universal mounting hole pattern fits 90% of existing ELT hole configurations)

How it Works

  • The ARTEX ELT 345 provides a quick-and-easy retrofit opportunity with flexible installation options such as a two-wire remote switch that does not require any aircraft power. Because it is a single output ELT, the ELT 345 utilizes the same RF output and only one coax cable to transmit both 406 MHz and 121.5 MHz signals. The built-in navigational interface does not require aircraft power to operate which greatly reduces the cost of installation. The stainless steel mounting bracket has a multiple-hole pattern configuration which makes the replacement of legacy ARTEX ELTs or old ACK, Kannad and AmeriKing ELTs quick and easy.


  • Pair the ELT 345 with ARTEX’s exclusive online satellite confirmation testing system, 406Test.com, and get real-time beacon testing results, from the same satellites used by Search and Rescue, to ensure your ELT system is functioning properly. There is a reason that ARTEX ELTs are the choice of more aircraft manufacturers than any other; they trust ARTEX to build the highest quality products knowing they are used to save lives.

In The Box

  • ELT 345
  • 15-inch black whip antenna
  • Slimline 2-wire remote switch (2.08 x 0.75 Inches)
  • Buzzer
  • Mounting tray
  • 6 ft BNC to BNC coax cable
  • Install kit.

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Q&A

Q: Will the existing ACK450 connecting cable work with your ELT345?

We have added the Installation Manual to the web page. This unit is FAA Approved and to be legally installed all components in the kit must be used.

Q: Does this ELT require an external antenna?

Yes, this ELT is sold as a kit. The ELT 345 will require all new parts to be installed.

Q: Can the Artex ELT 345 slim be mounted vertically vs horizontal for direction of flight? I am looking to replace a shark 7.

This must be installed as the installation manual requires in order to be installed properly.

Q: Does the Artex 345 ELT Slim Kit have its own internal gps source and not require an external gps source?

This will require an external GPS source, it does not have an internal antenna.