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Orion Electronic SOS Beacon Locator Kit.  #547

Orion Electronic SOS Beacon Locator Kit. #547

SKU: 077403105472

The Orion Electronic SOS Beacon Locator Kit is an excellent alternative to traditional flares for use during the day or night.

In an emergency, this electronic beacon flashes a bright SOS distress signal in Morse Code. The signal flashes two times longer than the US Coast Guard continuous run-time requirement and at a constant light intensity two and a half times longer. This light source remains a full four inches above the waterline while floating. Next, it also has SOLAS grade reflective tape at the waterline for extra visibility and an orange distress flag for daytime.

A waterproof on-off switch is easy and intuitive to operate while the waterproof microprocessor electronics are fully encapsulated for trouble-free use. Also, the battery compartment is sealed with a double O-ring closure. The beacon operates on two D cell batteries and it even lets you know if the batteries need replacing. Plus, its high impact, durable ABS plastic unibody features a high visibility orange color so you can find it quickly.

Finally, you have several options for deploying the beacon in an emergency. Drop it overboard and it self-rights and floats. Hold it in your hand. Its molded-in plastic grips are even easy to hold when wet. Or hang it from a visible location on your boat with the top and bottom lanyards.

Key Features

  • Packed in a reusable storage container so it's handy when you need it
  • Light source extends over 4” above waterline increasing visibility
  • Complies with all U.S. Coast Guard requirements for "Night Visual Distress Signals" as found in the Code of Federal Regulations: 46 CFR 161.013
  • Visible for 3 miles based on line of sight measurement
  • SOLAS grade reflective tape at the waterline
  • Waterproof casing and it floats
  • Easy and intuitive to use
  • Low battery indicator function
  • High impact, high visibility orange ABS plastic construction
  • Encapsulated microprocessor electronics
  • Multiple deployment options
  • Handheld-molded in plastic grips
  • Hanging capability with provided lanyards
  • Independently tested by U.S. Coast Guard Approved Imanna Labs
  • Distress Flag, constructed of weather resistant vinyl and printed with internationally recognized distress graphic complies with U.S. Coast Guard Requirements in 33CFR 175.130 for Daytime Signaling
  • Measure 12" H x 5.5" Dia., 1.5 lbs
  • Burn time is over 50 hours of continuous operation
  • Illuminates up to 75 Candela of brightness
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