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ELT 4000
406 MHz ELT with GPS Nav Interface
(Ships non-hazmat)
(DAI Part# 8260)
The all new ARTEX ELT 4000 is a transport-grade Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) that utilizes alkaline batteries. This innovative power source means that the ELT 4000 is completely exempt from FAA special condition requirements. ARTEX ELT 4000 cost of ownership benefits include a lower battery expense per cycle, no hazmat shipping and easy disposal. An integrated NAV interface (ARINC429) omits the requirement and expense of installing a separate NAV interface unit.

The ARTEX ELT 4000 can be activated manually (via cockpit remote switch) or automatically (the G-Switch senses a 2.3G or greater impact), and alerts the closest Search and Rescue agency of an emergency. The 406 MHz signal, containing the aircraft GPS coordinates, is transmitted to the Cospas-Sarsat satellites and relayed to the Mission Control Center where it is immediately routed to the nearest Search and Rescue agency. The beacon will provide first responders with the exact location to within 100 meters. Finally, the 121.5 MHz homing signal assists Search and Rescue ground forces with finding the location of the emergency.

Ease of Installation and Retrofit
The ARTEX ELT 4000 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. ELT 4000 is TSO approved with Legacy Switch and Antenna Systems to facilitate retrofit. Because it is a single output ELT, the ARTEX ELT 4000 utilizes the same RF output and only one coax cable to transmit both 406 MHz and 121.5 MHz signals. The built-in navigation interface reduces the need to mount a secondary external interface, greatly reducing the cost of installation. The mounting tray assembly matches the legacy ARTEX C and B Series ELT installation and thereby further reduces engineering costs.

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  • Automatic Fixed Emergency Locator Transmitter
  • Dual Frequency distress beacon, digital 406 MHz and analog 121.5 MHz homing signal
  • Auto activation via internal G-switch
  • Dual-band antenna with single connector and cable to transmitter - Blade and Whip available
  • Compatible with legacy antennas
  • Easy maintenance and installation
  • Many cockpit remote switch options available
  • Can be connected to onboard GPS via Integrated ARINC429 interface
  • GPS data is embedded in digital transmission reducing search radius down to 100 meters Cospas-Sarsat Type Approved
  • Compatible with ARTEX Satellite Confirmation Testing System
  • ARTEX ELT 4000 HM Helicopter version with 5-axis G-Switch available
  • 5-year battery life (replaceable). Ships non-hazmat.
Antenna Options Available Rod Antenna (110-338* or 8603*); Blade Antenna (110-340 or 8601)
Operating Frequencies 406.031 MHz (+/- 1kHz) / 121.5 MHz (+/- 0.005%)
Emission Designators 16K0G1D (406.031 MHz) / 3K20A3X (121.5 MHz)
GPS Built-in GPS Navigational Interface (ARINC429)
Output Power 406 MHz: 5W (37 dBm) for 24 hours @ -20C (-4F) to +55 C (131F); 121.5 MHz: 100 mW min (+20 dBm) for 50 hours @ -20C (-4F) to +55C (131F)
Output Connector BNC Female (406/121.5 MHz)
Activation Automatic via Primary G-Switch by 4.5 +/- 0.5 feet per second (2.3 G) and Manual Activation
Battery 5-year Alkaline
Temperature Certified to: Operating: -20C to +55C (-4F to 131F), Storage: -55C to +85C (-67F to 185F)
Self Test G-Switch Enabled, 406 MHz Power, Antenna/Coax Connection, and Low Battery
Remote Control ON/ARM/TEST
Weight 5.45 lbs (2.47 kg)
Measurements 11.63 (L) x 3.42 (W) x 4.15 (H) inches (295 x 87 x 105 mm)
Mounting Tray and Strap Mounting Tray Bottom (452-5050-1), Mounting Tray Top (452-3052-1), Mounting Tray Cap (452-5066-1), and Mounting Strap (A3-06-3043)
Approvals FAA, Cospas-Sarsat (CAAC, ANATEL, Industry Canada, and EASA)