Artex C406-2 ELT | 453-5000



Artex C406-2 series Emergency Locator Transmitter is an automatic fixed type ELT that transmits on 121.5, 243.0, and 406 MHz frequencies.

In the event of a crash, the Artex C406-2 ELT automatically activates transmitting the standard swept tone on 121.5 and 243.0 MHz. It also transmits a 406 MHz encoded digital message to the Cospas/Sarsat satellite system, which allows for rapid identification and reduces Search and Rescue response time.

Model C406-2 is a dual BNC/TNC output ELT with an automatic G-switch for fixed wing applications. Compatible with optional Nav Interface. This variant (PN# 453-500) includes an C406-2 ELT transmitter and 452-0133 Lithium battery.

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Estimated delivery: April 23rd - April 26th
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Artex C406-2 ELT | 453-5000 Features

Designated for commercial, business, and military aviation requirements.

  • Operates on 121.5, 243, and 406 MHz frequencies for global coverage
  • RF output
  • Rod, whip, and blade antenna compatible
  • Compatible with an aircraft navigation system with optional interface
  • Automatic or manual activation
  • 5-year lithium battery
  • Self-tests: G-Switch Enabled, 406 MHz Power Antenna/Coax Connection, Position Data Present, and Low Battery
  • Immediate search & rescue response upon complete registration
  • Mounting tray bolt hole location compatible with most Artex two-frequency ELTs

Additional information

Weight3.16 lbs
Dimensions11.74 × 3.9 × 3.82 in

TSO C91a, C126


406 MHz, 121.5 MHz, 243 MHz ±0.005% (A3X)

Output Power

406 MHz: 5W (520 ms/50 sec) for 24 hours @ -20°C to 55°C
121.5/243.0 MHz: 100 mW min (+20 dBm) for 50 hours @ -20°C to 55°C

Output Connector

BNC Female (121.5/243.0)
TNC Female (406 MHz)


Automatic by 4.5 feet per second (2.3 G) Primary G-Switch or Manual Activation


Operating: -20°C to 55°C, Storage: -55°C to 85°C


5-year Lithium (LiMnO2, solid cathode), Replacement Battery PN 452-0133


3.16 lb (1.43 kg), ELT transmitter
4.24 lb (1.9 kg), total weight with mounting frame assembly



Artex C406-2 ELT

Artex C406-2 ELT | 453-5000


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