Annapolis Inflatables is an ACR Factory Authorized Epirb Battery Replacement Center (BRC) that can test and replace Epirb batteries
on any ACR Epirb and reprogram 406 MHz Epirb’s, ELT's and PLB's.
ACR Electronics no longer conducts battery replacement of any ACR epirb on its premises. These services are now required to be
made by an ACR Factory Authorized Epirb Battery Replacement Center.
This service applies to all ACR EPIRB, PLB and Sart models
Epirb Battery Replacement Service Includes:
New battery good for 5 years (maximum allowed by law)
New O-rings and washers
Full pressure test
Full water activation test
Full transmission service test on ACR test equipment
Proof of passing certificate certifying programming and functionality
New pull string, tab and cord. (if applicable)
Warranty replacement of cracked antenna (on some models)
New NOAA registration forms (if necessary)
Turnaround time is normally same day up to 3 business days upon receipt of EPIRB at our shop depending on current level of battery
You can either drop off your epirb at our shop or you can ship it to us. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Important Rules regarding ACR Epirb Battery Replacement
EPIRBS that are 12 years old or older can not be serviced by us or ANY battery replacement center as per ACR's "Useful Life" Policy
as stated below:
ACR Electronics “Useful Life” Policy:
Products Affected: This policy applies to safety electronic products including, SARTs, EPIRBs, and VHF Radios manufactured by
ACR Electronics in Fort Lauderdale, FL, hereinafter referred to as Products.
Preamble: Safety electronics, unlike other types of electronics, cannot be used until they fail. Their only use is in an emergency
when they must work.
Given the unknown nature of the cumulate effect of extremes in usage, storage and handling that safety electronics can be subjected
to over time we feel it is important to establish an interval after which these products cannot be safely relied upon to perform as
required in an emergency. While it can vary based on many unknowable factors, we believe the typical useful life of a well maintained
safety electronic product is no more than 17 years.
After which the product's useful life will have expired and it should be permanently removed from the beacon population or relegated
to back-up status.
These products require regular service every 5 years. In addition to battery replacement, this service extends the operating life of
the Products by replacing critical components and those that can under certain circumstances degrade more quickly; such as o'rings,
activation seals, etc. Products that are not serviced at regular intervals of 5-years, /- 6 months, may not perform as expected if needed.
A lack of service or improper service can cause a beacon’s useful life to expire prematurely.
The typical service life of a properly maintained Product is limited to 12 years from date of manufacture. Products that are
12 years and 1 month or older from date of manufacture will not be serviced by ACR or our Battery Replacement Centers. A Product
that is 12 or less years old from date of manufacture will be serviced as long as the unit appears fit to be placed back into its final
operational cycle. Service includes the replacement of those items that must be replaced at service intervals and the verification that the device appears to be in good mechanical and electrical working condition by an ACR authorized service technician.
406 EPIRBS and ELT's $298.00
Reprogram only $ 50.00 (can country codes, convert PLB's into EPIRB's or ELT's etc)
Same day service +$ 45.00 (if batteries are in stock)
ACR and our Battery Replacement Centers reserve the right to refuse to service any Product for no reason. ACR products
are designed to withstand repeated exposure to sun, humidity, temperature extremes and salt fog. However, while ACR can choose
o repair/replace any product at our discretion, ACR is not obligated to service Products that have been abused or subjected to excessively
abusive environments such that the mechanical or electrical integrity of the unit appears to have been compromised. ACR retains the
sole right to determine if a product has been abused.
Effective Date: This policy goes into effect immediately and applies to all Products being sold at this time and those that are in the field.