Originally Posted by Allan Stern
I was wondering if the telephone cable Van's supplies with the empennage kit is the correct one for the ACK ELT unit. Or do you have to swap it out for the one supplied with the ACK unit.
Allan - I built a RV-12 with an ACK ELT so this may not apply to your situation .... but the experience I had with the Van's supplied cable is it was the wrong type and did not work correctly with the ELT's remote panel when first installed. To fix the issue I needed to cut off the modular connector from one end (did this at the panel end because there is more room to play around) and install a new modular connector on the end of the wire only flipped 180 degrees ... then all was well.
Not all modular phone wires are the same ... some flip the modular connectors at each end and some don't depending on the application. In my case, Van's may have received an incorrect batch because I have not heard of this being a wide spread issue for everyone ... so I would first go with the wire Van's supplies and if you don't get the correct indications on the remote panel when you are testing the ELT per the trouble shooting guide in the ACK manual, then replace the modular connector on only one end of the wire making sure you flip the modular connector 180 degrees from the way the original one was attached.
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Last edited by John-G : 09-02-2018 at 09:40 AM.