The E-04 ELT is a direct replacement for the more than 62,000 model E-01 ELT's (by ACK) on the market today. The E-04 fits directly into the current E-01 mounting trays and uses the same remote control panel indicator. The E-04 external antenna will utilize your current antenna mounting and wiring installations.
Note: The installation manual for this item requires the installation of 2 very specific batteries for operation - Duracell part number PX28L or Eveready part number A55 (or equivalent) for installation into the switch assembly and Duracell part number CR2 or equivalent for installation into the audio alert indicator.
Retrofit Kit does not include remote
Warranty: All warranty issues must be handled directly with the manufacturer. These are non-returnable and non-refundable once installed. If any attempts have been made to install this unit it becomes a warranty issue and can only be resolved with the manufacturer directly. Please view the warranty tab for additional information on the manufacturer's warranty.
There is a $250 Recertification fee in addition to the 15% restock fee on all ACK products that have been opened.
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Ive installed 5 of these units so far over a few years. Units pass 91.207 inspections without problem. Installation is relatively simple although care must be taken to ensure proper battery polarity in the buzzer and RCPI. Wish the phone cable was a bit longer for installations in 172s but this can be worked around. Overall, the E-04 is my 406MHz ELT of choice.
Its an ELT that emits a signal just like all the rest. Compact size, easy to install, easy to test, easy to register and easy to buy. Im glad Spruce sells these A few negative comments focus on the batteries for the remote switch. Cross referencing the PL-28 which is a Duracell p/n, there are several options including 4LR44, PX28A, A544, 28PXA, 476A, 4G13, GP476, K28, V28, PX28AB, L1325, 1414A, V4034PX, PX28L, K28L, L544, L544BP, V28PXL, 2CR1/3N, 2CR1-3N, CR28L, 1406LC, 2CR11108. If you live near a pet store, these batteries are commonly used in shock collars for barking dogs.
Easy install and works great took about 4 hours
Great solution for converting the ACK E-01 to the ACK E-04 406 ELT..smooth easy plug in technology..quick sign off by my A&P , and it was done.
Great service, always prompt, merchandise always well packed....
showed up quick!!
I havent really used this yet and I hope I never will. After all, it is an ELT. I purchased this to install in my Zenith 750 kit plane that I am building. It is easy to install, and from reports of others who influenced my purchase it is a really good product.
The unit is compact and well engineered .. easy to install and connect. The self test feature simplifies the requirements for testing and annual inspection requirements. This important feature makes this unit much simpler and less expensive to maintain than some other 406 MHz beacons.
While I known that you dont control shipping price, it is getting very expensive. Last order for 3 Elt an a few other small thing was north of $90...
A very complete kit*, very well packaged and thought out, and the instruction booklet is well thought out, illustrated, and quite clear in the installation, registration, and operation. * Yeah, okay, you supply the attach hardware and a couple batteries if your want to install the remote panel and the party horn, but price out the competition, and their replacement batteries, and battery life, and youll see this unit gives the biggest buweeep-buweeep for the buck.
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If you have a USA registered aircraft you will need a USA version (programmed for the USA). If you have an aircraft registered outside the USA you will need the international version in which we will need to know the country of registration so we can specifically program. You can fly any where in the world the key is programming to the country of aircraft registration.
If you have an ACK E-01 that you are replacing you can save some money and buy the retrofit kit as you already have parts installed that the E-04 will use. If you do not have an E-01 then you will need to buy the complete kit which will be a new installation.
By it self, no you will have to connect the E-04 to an external GPS to gain this feature. Refer to the manual for how to connect.
All of this is stated in the E-04 manual but a unit self test and checking lines for any corrosion is about all you need to do. No tools are needed and cost will only be the time to do the self test and check the lines.
The E-04 is complete 11-06395 (For USA registered aircraft) for a new installation. For GPS connection you will need to refer to section 6 of the manual (on the Document Tab) which tells you what wire you will need based on your installation.
In most cases yes the ELT is independent of aircraft power unless the manual state so and in this case is require if you add GPS information to the ELT.
The Ack 406/121.5 MHz E-04 ELT will meet the future Bahamas 406 Mhz Requirement and is approved for installation in a PA28-180.
The replacement battery for the ACK 406 E-04 is part# 11-10012.
The ACK 406/121.5 MHZ E-04 ELT comes with the ELT, Antenna, Remote Switch, Alert Buzzer and wiring.
Yes, the Whip antenna for the ACK 406/121.5 MHZ ELT is P/N 11-10465.