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This section contains DK100/DK130 Beacon
cleaning, beacon testing, battery testing, disposal
and storage procedures. Initially beacons must be
tested at every installation or beacon change. The
required schedule for battery replacement,
available only at Dukane Corporation is every
When the beacon is installed on the aircraft, the
recommended schedule for beacon cleaning and
testing is every 24 months, when the beacon is
installed on a recorder and the recorder is in-
stalled in accordance with its TSO. For non-
recorder aircraft installations the recommended
schedule is every six months.
5.2. BEACON CLEANING.
Clean the switch end of the beacon with a soft
cloth and mild detergent, then dry thoroughly
with a clean cloth. Clean the switch end insulator
to prevent leakage currents from occurring
across the switch. This will affect battery life.
The water switch should be cleaned when dirt or
dust becomes apparent.
5.3. BEACON TESTING.
5.3.1. Make sure that the beacon case is clean
and dry prior to testing.
5.3.2. See Sections 4.2. and 4.3. for testing
5.4.1. The DK100/DK130 Beacons must not be
exposed to heat in excess of 160°F (71°C).
5.4.2. The beacon must not be disassembled in
any way. Any disassembly of the beacon will
void the warranty.
5.4.3. Any situation that could possibly crush or
penetrate the case of the beacon should be
REMOVAL OF BATTERY FROM BEA-
CON WILL VOID THE WARRANTY.
The beacon requires NO battery maintenance.
DO NOT remove the battery at any time. The
beacon must be taken out of service according to
the expiration date printed on the beacon case
and returned to the factory for service. See
Section IX for beacon Return Procedures.
FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE ABOVE
PRECAUTIONS COULD RESULT IN
THE RELEASE OF HAZARDOUS
5.6. BEACON DISPOSAL.
Should it be necessary to dispose of the beacon
for any reason, DO NOT THROW IT AWAY.
This beacon contains a lithium battery and may
be considered hazardous waste. Regulations are
not consistent from one territory to another,
please contact your State Authority for current
5.7. BEACON STORAGE.
When long term storage of the beacon is re-
quired, the beacon should be stored in the origi-
nal shipping container (or equivalent). Make sure
it is stored in a cool dry environment.