Have the Batteries on your PLB Expired?  

 
This page has been created to help you if you've looked at your PLB and realised that you are beyond the Battery Expiry Date that's printed on the back. The first thing to say is don't panic, and certainly don't throw it away! There are several options open to you. 
 
Spares Marine are Authorised Service Agents for the McMurdo Family of PLB's listed below, which also covers the Kannad branded units. 
Kannad SafeLink PRO
Kannad SafeLink SOLO
Kannad XS-4
Kannad XS-ER
McMurdo Fastfind 200 / 201
McMurdo Fastfind 210 / 211
Kannad 
SafeLink PRO 
Kannad  
SafeLink SOLO 
Kannad 
XS-4 
Kannad 
XS-ER 
McMurdo 
Fastfind 200  
McMurdo 
Fastfind 210 
McMurdo Fastfind 220
McMurdo Fastfind 406
McMurdo Fastfind Max
McMurdo Fastfind Max G
McMurdo Fastfind Plus
McMurdo Fastfind Ranger
McMurdo 
Fastfind 220 
McMurdo 
Fastfind 406 
McMurdo 
Fastfind Max 
McMurdo 
Fastfind Max G 
McMurdo 
Fastfind Plus 
McMurdo 
Fastfind Ranger 
You can see from the images above that the PLB's above, Kannad or McMurdo, these PLB's fall into two categories: 
 
The Larger units with the flip-up front lid, such as the McMurdo Fastfind Max G PLB pictured left. 
The new batteries for these units can be replaced by the end-user. This is because removing the battery pack from the back of the PLB does not interfere with the core electronics of the PLB, they remain sealed. 
For the options open to you when this type of PLB is nearing or beyond its Expiry date, please click on the respective PLB above 
 
The Smaller units, manufactured from 2009 onwards like the Kannad XS-4 GPS PLB pictured left.  
These units need to be returned to us for battery servicing. The batteries are situated inside the main body of the PLB with the electronics and, as a result, we can ensure that watertight integrity is not compromised. 
For the options open to you when this type of PLB is nearing or beyond its Expiry date, please click on the respective PLB above