TB-520

Keeping You Safe and Sound

The AMEC TB-520 is a Man Overboard Beacon using AIS technology. It greatly enhances the chance of MOB retrieval by alerting nearby vessels equipped with AIS.

 

  • Small and lightweight design for easy lifejacket tting.
  • High beam LED sending SOS message for clear indications.
  • Typical 36 hours operating time.
  • IP68 waterproof and 50m immersion depth.

SKU Part Number:AMEC-TB520-020

Overview

The AMEC TB-520 is a Man Overboard Beacon using AIS technology. It greatly enhances the chance of MOB retrieval by alerting nearby vessels equipped with AIS.

In emergency situations, the beacon can be activated either automatically by water sensor or manually and send out alert messages, GPS position information and a unique ID. Its high performance GPS receiver enables the beacon quickly obtaining GPS coordinates.

Built with state-of-the-art technology, TB-520 is small and lightweight, easy to use and totally reliable to keep your journey safe and sound.

 

 

Provide accurate GPS position information to assist fast locating. High beam LED sending SOS message for clear indications.
Compatible with AIS equipments, e.g. chartplotters. Typical 36 hours operating time.
Support automatic (water sensor) or manual activation. 5 year battery life.
Small and lightweight design for easy lifejacket fitting. IP68 waterproof and 50m immersion depth.

 

 

Specification

APPLICABLE STANDARDS

IEC 60945

EN 303098- V2.2.1

IEC 61108-1

IEC 62368-1

EN 50383: 2010

EN 62311: 2008

EN 50385: 2002

 

GPS PERFORMANCE

Receiving Channels

72 channels

Frequency

L1, 1575.42 MHz

Tracking Sensitivity

(-)163 dBm

Reacquisition

(-)159 dBm

Position Update 

Every minute

Position Accuracy

< 2.0 m SBAS

< 2.5 m Autonomous 

VHF PERFORMANCE

Frequency

AIS 1, 161.975MHz; AIS 2, 162.025 MHz

Data Rate

9,600bps

Tx Power

2W (1W EIRP)

Bandwidth

25 KHz

Modulation

GMSK

Range

4nm typical with receiver antenna > 5m above sea level

AIS Message Type

Message 1 (UID, GPS position, SOG, COG)

Message 14 (MOB ACTIVE or MOB TEST) 

ENVIRONMENTAL

Operating Temperature

-20°C~55°C

Storage Temperature

-30°C~70°C

Waterproof

IP68

Immersion Depth (optional)

50m

Compass Safe Distance

0.8m

GENERAL/PHYSICAL

Model No.

TB-520

Size

129x52x40mm (L*W*D)

Weight

160 g (main unit only)

 BATTERY

Type

Primary Lithium (not rechargeable) 

Operating Time

36 hours at -10°C, typical

Storage (battery life)

5 years, replacement due after emergency use

ACTIVATION METHOD

Manual activating or automatic activating with water sensor by immersion

In the Box

FAQ

Q1.How do I optimize TB-520 transmission range?

Q2.Why TB-520 does not transmit when the water sensor comes in contact with water?

Q3.Why TB-520 does not transmit after battery replacement?

Q4.How to tell that TB-520 battery is charged or that the message was transmitted successfully?

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