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EPIRB Battery Test

I posted this recently on CF and thought I would repost here for those who may be interested.

I finally got around to documenting the results from last fall when I tested the battery run time of an expired 406 EPIRB.

It was an older unit without built-in GPS, and was 7 1/2 years past the original battery expiration date. I had it removed from the life raft when it was repacked, and replaced it with a fresh, more compact PLB.

The results of the battery run time test surprised me; it ran more than twice as long as the minimum run time in the original specs.

Here are the details- including manufacturer recommended EPIRB disposal methods- in case anyone is interested.

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Re: EPIRB Battery Test

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I posted this recently on CF and thought I would repost here for those who may be interested.

I finally got around to documenting the results from last fall when I tested the battery run time of an expired 406 EPIRB.

It was an older unit without built-in GPS, and was 7 1/2 years past the original battery expiration date. I had it removed from the life raft when it was repacked, and replaced it with a fresh, more compact PLB.

The results of the battery run time test surprised me; it ran more than twice as long as the minimum run time in the original specs.

Here are the details- including manufacturer recommended EPIRB disposal methods- in case anyone is interested.

Cheers!

Bill
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Worthwhile info, than you!

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