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Old 04-15-2017, 11:03 PM
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Default ME 406 ELT Battery

Well, cheap me hoped to go to Batteries Plus and get my ELT Battery replaced at half price like I did on my PLB, but it looks like ARTEX found a really unique battery that is made out of unobtainiim (symbol UN).

The cheapest I could source a replacement was Aircraft Spruce at $173. Amazon was a little over $200.

My point: it pays to shop around!
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Old 04-15-2017, 11:50 PM
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$169 here... http://www.tagpilotsupply.com/search.aspx?find=455-0012
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Old 04-16-2017, 07:22 AM
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Oh, and in case you don't already know, there is a $50 hazmat fee in addition to the shipping charges on an ELT bat.
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Old 04-16-2017, 07:45 AM
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I just had my ME-406 battery for my RV12 replaced at Tiffin Aire at Seneca County airport, 16G, Ohio. They were fast, polite, helpful, competent and it cost $187.73. I am satisfied.
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Old 04-16-2017, 07:54 AM
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Oh, and in case you don't already know, there is a $50 hazmat fee in addition to the shipping charges on an ELT bat.
I believe the Hazmat fee only applies if shipped by air.
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Old 04-16-2017, 08:15 AM
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I believe the Hazmat fee only applies if shipped by air.
That makes sense, you sure wouldn't want one of these in an airplane
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Old 04-16-2017, 08:24 AM
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I believe the Hazmat fee only applies if shipped by air.
I think you are correct. I was ripped off. I won't mention the name because of vendor bashing rules.
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