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Q: What is included with the ARTEX ELT 345 GPS/406/121.5? I need complete new install kit (antenna, coax to antenna, remote, harness from remote to ELT, mounting rack, etc.).
The Artex ELT 345 is a complete install kit. The only material not supplied is the two wires required between the ELT and the remote switch.
Q: Where does the Artex ELT 345 get the GPS data? Does it have its own internal receiver?
The ELT 345 requires connection to an external GPS source to receive GPS data.
Q: Can this Artex ELT 345 use the phone-type cable already installed between ELT and switch in my plane?
No, the Artex 345 ELT uses a D-Sub connector and requires two wires from the ELT to the remote switch.
Q: Will this Artex ELT 345 provide SARSAT beacon on 406 MHz without a GPS input?
Yes, the GPS input only allows for more precise location information.
Q: What is the maximum airspeed for the antenna that included in the kit?
The whip antenna included with this 345 ELT antenna is rated for aircraft up to 250 Knots.
Q: Are you shipping the ELT 345 programmed? According to the IM, it needs to be configured with the aircraft tail number and the intended NAV system interface prior to installation.
Yes, the USA models are programmed according to cospas-sarsat information. You are responsible to register the ELT with your tail number and contact information. Directions for registration are included.
Q: I have an ARETX 200 presently installed, what changes will I have to make to install the ELT345?
I know the antenna is different, will I need to change the mounting plate, the remote switch and cabling to the switch?
Yes, the ELT 345 will require all new parts to be installed.
Q: What is the replacement battery for the ARTEX ELT 345?
We have created the part number for the replacement battery for the ELT 345, it is 11-14134. See the 'Accessories' tab on the web page for current pricing and to add to your cart.
Q: What is the battery replacement time interval for the Artex ELT 345?
The Artex ELT 345 has a 6 year lithium battery.
Q: How many wires are required to receive the GPS data for more accuracy?
A single shielded wire provides GPS data from a panel mount GPS source. For portable, please contact sales for a special order quote.
Q: Is the remote switch for the Artex ELT 345 legally required, or can the unit be installed and operated without it?
The switch is a part of the overall TSO approval and is mandatory with installation.
Q: You say a replacement battery for the ARTEX ELT 345, part number 11-14134 can be acquired.
(1) Does this replacement battery have to be replaced by a dealer service center and the ELT unit re-certified, or can it be replaced by my aircraft mechanic and returned to service?
The Artex 345's battery can be replaced by any airframe & powerplant mechanic.
Q: Regarding the Artex ELT 345: Your answer to the question about GPS inter face states the GPS source must be wired to the ELT. However, there is nothing in the installation manual that even hints about connecting an external GPS source. How is this done? And after it is done, how do you get approval for the source?
The RS-232 input is pin 9 as outlined on page 45 of the manual.
Q: Can the Artex ELT 345 ship internationally?
Yes, via Fedex Priority or Adcom. Some cities and countries are restricted. Please contact us to confirm.
Q: Artex ELT 345 GPS/406/121.5: when you order complete kit, does it contain wires between ELT and remote switch?
The unit does not come with aircraft grade wire for wiring. It does come with the coaxial cable needed for the antenna. The additional wiring must be ordered separately.
Q: Per Page 49 of the Artex 345 ELT manual, which GPS format (NMEA/4800 or Aviation/9600) is the unit programmed for when shipped from the factory?
The unit is programmed standard for Aviation/9600 when shipped from the factory. If you need the NMEA/4800 programming, please let us know at time of purchase.
Q: Do you sell the Artex ELT programming tool?
No, we do not sell the Artex programming tool.
Q: Can a Garmin GTX335 transponder's GPS be used as a position source for this ELT?
No, the Garmin GTX 335 does not show the ability to output GPS data to an ELT.
Q: Is the remote switch, antenna, and mount tray included with the Artex ELT 345?
Yes, this kit includes the remote switch, whip antenna, and mounting tray.
Q: Will the ARTEX 345 interface with a Garmin 430W?
The Artex 345 will require an RS232 input from the Garmin 430W to obtain position data.
Q: What is the difference between the Artex ELT 345 and the 1000?
The ELT 345 includes a switch panel and whip antenna. The ELT 1000 is a functionally the same but includes different antenna options.
Q: Does the complete Artex ELT 345 kit include the battery too? If shipped internationally, will it be programmed with the international tail number?
This kit will include the battery. When placing your order we will require the following information for programming: country to register to aircraft registration number programming method (elt serial number, 24 bit address, etc) 24 bit address
Q: If the Artex 110-750 portable antenna will work with the Artex345 ELT could you please add it to the accessories for the ELT? If not could you offer any other portable antenna as an accessory?
We do offer the Artex 110-750 antenna, it is our part # 11-15070. It has been added to the accessories tab.
Q: I have a US-based aircraft, but occasionally operate in Canada and the Caribbean. Do I need the USA or International model?
If the aircraft is US registered, then a USA model should be ordered.
Q: Can the Artex 345 unit get its GPS data from a King KLN-94 GPS unit?
Yes, the Artex 345 will accept an RS232 input from a KLN-94.
Q: Can the Artex ELT 345 be used for helicopter applications also?
No, the manufacturer recommends part number 11-04966 for helicopter installations.
Q: Do I need an STC to install an Artex ELT 345 in my certified aircraft since it was not certified original equipment?
ELT units are not STC'd. ELT's are required to have a FAA TSO Approval and a 337 form will be needed to install in a certified aircraft.
Q: I am replacing an Ameri-King AK-451 ELT that is also 406/121.5 with this Artex ELT 345. Can I use the existing antenna as it is hidden under the plastic vertical Stab fairing and harder to replace than in a conventional exposed location?
Per the TSO of the new ELT, the new antenna should be used. Artex did not perform any testing with Ameri-king antenna.
Q: Do Canadian users need the international model and will it come program and ready to install?
Yes, Canadian installers will need the international version. The manufacturer will program it based on your aircraft information and ship ready to install.
Q: Where can I order the two wires required between the ELT and the remote switch?
Please see part number 11-05650.
Q: Can the Artex 345 ELT use GPS info from a Stratus ES ADS-B transponder?
No, the Stratus ES does not have any functionality to output GPS information to an ELT.
Q: Im am Canadian and living in Canada with a Canadian registered aeroplane. I anticipate moving to the US and re-registering the aeroplane in the US with an N number. Can I migrate a Canadian 406 ELT to a US 406 ELT without having firmware upgrade. If a firmware change is necessary, what is the cost?
Re-registration of a Canadian based ELT to the United States will require reprogramming. Please contact your sales representative for current pricing of this service.
Q: Does the Artex ELT 345 need to have the switch connected to work? Or can it be installed as an independent unit without the switch in an experimental aircraft?
The switch is apart of the TSO of the ELT so it is required to install regardless of aircraft type it is being installed in. In order to legally install, all parts must be installed even if it is an experimental aircraft.
Q: Does the 8130-3 Form included with the Artex ELT 345 complete new installation kit? If not, can we get it?
The 8130-3 export form is not included in the kit. It can be furnished, but you will need to request it in the shopping cart at checkout.
Q: What is the ELT Programming Method For Canadian registred aircraft.
Serial# Aircraft, Aircraft registration or 24bit address of Aircraft.
Is it a personal choice?
Canadian registered aircraft require ELT's to be programmed with the 24 bit, binary, aircraft registration number.
Q: The installation manual for the Artex ELT 345 refers to a 2-wire and a 5-wire installation. Is there an advantage to one over the other?
The 2 wire installation refers to the remote switch. This is what the ELT comes with for easier installation. The 5 wire installation is from older models.
Q: Can the Artex 345 get its GPS data from the Garmin GDL-82?
No, this cannot be done as the GDL 82 is not meant for that type of installation.
Q: What does the 24 bit address mean?
The 24 Bit address is an identification code that assigned to your aircraft by your aviation authority. The ELT can be programmed with this number for identification.
Q: How long is the whip antenna? I want to mount it under the vertical stabilizer fairing. Is that allowed?
The length on this antenna (8324) is 23.4". Refer to AMM of your aircraft for details on where to mount the antenna.
Q: The In The Box tab does not show the transmitter itself? I assume the overall transmitter is included?
Yes, the Artex ELT 345 is included.
Q: Does it come with the necessary documents for installation in the aircraft right away (Canada)? Or does it need to be certified when we receive it like it would be every 24 months?
While it comes with the necessary paperwork, you will still need to have it tested and certified post installation to ensure that the elt is in fact working.
Q: Can the 345 be used with the ME406 whip antenna?
The Artex 345 comes with it's own antenna that is TSO'D with the ELT kit. As such, the 345 must be used with it's own antenna.
Q: How long is the coax cable on the Artex ELT 345? Describe the whip antenna mounting?
Per the manual, the coax cable is 6 ft. For the mounting of the antenna, please view the installation manual found in the documents section of the product page.
Q: What are the dimensions of the panel remote?
The panel remote is 2.0" x 1.3" (51mm x 33mm).
Q: Will the Artex 345 accept GPS input from a KLN89? If so what type of wire and connectors should be ordered?
Yes. The KLN 89B can be used for a GPS source for the ELT. For proper installation, please review the installation manual in the Documents tab.
Q: Is GPS position input required during installation on the Artex 345 ELT or an option?
GPS position input is optional for installation.
Q: The features list on the Artex 345 ELT says it has a built in GPS navigation interface. Why does it need to be connected to an external GPS source?
The built in interface allows the ELT to receive information from an external GPS and antenna.
Q: Can the Artex 345 unit get its GPS data from a MGL discovery lite IEFIS through one of the RS232 ports?
The Artex can receive GPS data from any RS-232 port, as long as it is operating at 9800 bauds.
Q: Can the antenna be installed inside the fuselage and does it matter if it is mounted upright, upside down, or horizontal?
The antenna needs to be installed upright, and is highly recommended to be mounted outside the fuselage and as aft of the nose as possible.
If the aircraft is fabric or fiberglass, with no metal airframe, then you can mount it inside the fuselage. Carbon fiber will not allow the antenna to transmit due to its conductive properties. If there is a metal airframe, you'll need to make sure that the antenna has a groundstrap connecting a screw to the airframe to ensure a solid ground connection.
Q: Is this Artex 345 unit compatible to a Garmin 660 that we have mounted with a instrumental panel flush adapter?
As long as you have the bare wire power data cable, you can use a rs-232 line to feed GPS data from the 660 to the Artex 345.
Q: Will the Artex 345 connect to a Garmin 796? What additional parts are required?
Yes, you can connect the Aera 796 to the GTX 345. You will need a bare wire connection p/n: 11-10044
Q: Will the Artex 345 interface with my iFly 740B?
Per the manufacturer, for the ifly740B, it will not interface with an ELT for a GPS source.
Q: Will the Stratus ES ADSB work as the source for GPS interface?
No, the Stratus ES does not have any functionality to output GPS information to an ELT.
Q: Is programming free of charge for Canadian registration?
Programming is included in the price of the unit.
Q: Is the Artex 345 approved for certified aircraft by Transport Canada?
Canada uses 406 Mhz ELT. This ELT is FAA TSO approved, it is also legal for installation within Canada.
Q: Is this unit capable of receiving GPS input from a Stratux ADS-B unit? Or is there a low cost GPS source available elsewhere?
No, it will not receive GPS from that unit as that unit only receives ADS-B information. You will need something like a portable GPS unit or a panel mount unit. Please review the manual found in the "document" section.
Q: How long is the factory warranty on this Artex ELT 345?
Warranty Length: 30 months from date of installation of goods/24 months from the date of dispatch of goods by the supplier.
Q: Your site says this is model 8102 which has the larger remote. Do you sell the model 8108 which has the smaller remote like is used on the ACK and Ameriking? Do you sell just the smaller remote?
Please see part# 11-18356. The ELT 345 is sold as a kit.
Q: Is there a stand alone GPS antenna that will work with the Artex ELT 345?
No, the ELT does not have a built in GPS. The position data needs to be sent to the ELT from a GPS unit.
Q: Will the Artex ELT 345 receive gps signal from Level AW3?
No, that is not an approved GPS source.
Q: Does the ELT save the last known GPS Position? So in case the GPS is turned off due to an emergency landing with master switch off will the ELT still send the last known Position?
The ELT requires a GPS input, if you lose power in the aircraft it will output the last position, however continue to broadcast through the 406 signal as well as 121.5.
Q: Can the ELT 345 get GPS data from a Garmin Aera 510 and if so what is required in terms of parts.
Yes, the aera must be outputting NMEA and the ELT345 must be programmed to receive the associated BAUD rate.
Q: Will the internal GPS in the MGL xtreme output the proper info to the Artex 345?
Per the manufacturer, yes this will work.
Q: Is the Artex 345 a complete kit (CABLE, ANTENNA)?
Yes, it includes: ELT 345, Remote switch panel (Hookup wires not included), Whip antenna - Rated to 250 knots, Coaxial cable, Mounting tray, Battery.
Q: will the ARTEX 345 interface with a Garmin Area 600 or with the Garmin GTX- 335 Transponder?
Yes, however, it must be verified which unit will provide the GPS as the BAUD rate will need to match. if using the Aera660 then it will require NMEA 4800 baud rate, where as the GTX will require Aviation Protocol 9600 Baud Rate.
Q: Can I buy the Artex elt and program here at a local shop?
No. It must be programmed by a Dealer or the manufacturer.
Q: What is the difference between international and USA version of the Artex ELT 345?
The international version is for aircraft not based in the USA, it has to be coded for the country where the aircraft is based. Everything else is the same.
Q: Can a Bad Elf Pro provide GPS data to the Artex 345?
No, this would not be a valid GPS source for the Artex 345.
Q: Where is this ARTEX ELT 345 GPS / 406 / 121.5 WITH WHIP ANTENNA FAA TSO made?
Made in the USA
Q: What is the difference between the Artex ELTs part numbers 11-18358, 11-18356, and 11-13989?
Part # 11-13989, standard kit and switch, 23.4" antenna.
Part # 11-18358, standard kit and switch, 15" antenna.
Part # 11-18356, standard kit, slimline switch, and 15" antenna.
Q: Is the ARTEX ELT 345 suitable or approved for Helicopters, if so, are there the appropriate install instructions?
These are approved for fixed wing only.
Q: What is required to install this Artex 345 ELT?
It comes with everything you need to install the ELT, the manual has detailed information.