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#283012 - 12/14/16 03:31 AM Re: Let's Talk PLBs...... [Re: AKSAR]
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#283100 - 12/25/16 09:08 PM Re: Let's Talk PLBs...... [Re: EMPnotImplyNuclear]
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Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 113
Originally Posted By: EMPnotImplyNuclear

Hi,
thats funny,
the nature of a thing (user replacable)
doesn't change if you haven't found where to buy it
see
$7.87
Saflok- 54240 6V-Lithium-1300mAh-Door-Lock-Battery

the user has to do no soldering
If the connector is the wrong kind of connector,
just twist some wires together
but yeah, its highly advanced complex life saving device
that instantly breaks the second the original battery expires
:P


The battery in the above link is not the correct capacity.

Its technical specification are unknown if it is the same or even near cells that ACR utilized.

Its expiration date is not known.

Just twisting the wires together will almost insure that the unit will not function when needed as copper corrodes.

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#283101 - 12/26/16 01:07 AM Re: Let's Talk PLBs...... [Re: ChicagoCraig]
EMPnotImplyNuclear Offline
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Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 296
Originally Posted By: ChicagoCraig
The battery in the above link is not the correct capacity.

Its technical specification are unknown if it is the same or even near cells that ACR utilized.
Its expiration date is not known.

Hi,
Yes, but you know how it says "special order item, ships in 3-5 days"?
That means they build it before they ship it, the expiration date on cells is usually 5-10 years ... and no reason a higher capacity couldn't be arranged


But even at less capacity,
same argument applies
diy plb is better than no plb at all smile

Originally Posted By: ChicagoCraig
Just twisting the wires together will almost insure that the unit will not function when needed as copper corrodes.

smile Where did you hear that?
Unless you dip it in vinegar ...
Taped and sealed in a box, its not going to tarnish for decades
but they do sell grease for sealing connections

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#283103 - 12/26/16 01:15 AM Re: Let's Talk PLBs...... [Re: EMPnotImplyNuclear]
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Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 296
More infos, that video guy linked
U.S. Coast guard maintenance procedure card RESCUE AND ASSISTANCE RSS583042.0 REV’D: 08/22/12
RSS583042.0_PLBAUG2012.pdf
another copy MPC_PEPIRB.pdf

It shows how to reinstall battery packs and perform the self-test smile

Other guys that did these things
DIY ACR EPIRB Battery replacement
749245ACR ResQLink PLB Dissassembly- AKA the $10 battery replacement. | Adventure Rider

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#283777 - 02/15/17 08:57 PM Re: Let's Talk PLBs...... [Re: hikermor]
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2076
I'm finding that many companies run coupons, offers, discounts and rebates either on the units or the service... Do a quick search before you buy one

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