VPAK-1 (VAPS) Vehicle Mount w/Power Adapter for Phoenix & Pegasus Beacons
IR BEACONS OPERATE ON THE TIP OF ANTENNAS FOR DAYS. The US Army and others use infrared (IR) beacons attached to the tip of the vehicular antenna for combat identification. For years, they detached and replaced the battery every other day to assure continued operation. The new VPAK-1 takes power from any vehicle or DC power source (10V to 35V) by means of the flying lead cable. The VPAK-1 has integrated surge protection; protecting the installed beacon from voltage surges associated with engine start-up.
DURING NIGHT CONVOY OPERATIONS, IN HOSTILE TERRITORY it is prudent to mark the vehicles with combat identifiers. The most common are the Phoenix, Phoenix Jr. and Pegasus Beacons. Those provide effective IR signaling that is readily identified by Night Vision devices (NVD) equipped support elements. From the air, cover aircraft can easily identify an IR-marked convoy at ranges out to five miles . The marking aids convoy integrity and tracking of a vehicle that may stray from the group.
10 to 35 VDC
V-groove/bungee antenna mount
Phoenix, Phoenix Jr. & Pegasus Beacon Operation
Large Alligator Clips for temporary use
Ring Terminals for permanent use
Custom Lengths Available upon request
VPAK-1 - AN ARMY APPROVED SYSTEM - The IR-15 & IR-25 Phoenix, IR-14 Phoenix Jr., and Pegasus beacons are connected to the VPAK-1 by means of the standard battery snap fasteners. The complete assembly is then attached to the vehicle antenna by means of a V groove bracket and held in place with a bungee cord. The bungee cord is held in place by hooks on either side of the VPAK-1. Together, they form a firm vibration resistant attachment.
Mounting bracket assembly with securing bungee cord
Fused 18 Foot Power Cable
Two large alligator clips
Two battery ring terminals
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