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An inflatable or automatic life jacket comprises an outer shell that surrounds the most important part of the automatic life jacket: the swim bladder. The release system, which consists of the automatic release device with a CO2 cartridge and the releasing mechanism, usually a water-soluble tablet, is attached to this. When the mechanism of the automatic life jacket is triggered by contact with water, the swim bladder fills with air and thus provides the necessary buoyancy. Automatic life jackets are available with 150 N & with 275 N buoyancy. Find out which one you should buy in our life jacket guide or in our video.
Life jackets only protect their wearer if they are worn correctly and adjusted to the wearer's body. You can learn how to do this in our video.
Once your fully automatic life jacket has been activated, the CO2 cartridge and release mechanism must be replaced. Some automatic life jackets have an inspection window in the outer shell through which the condition of the CO2 cartridge can be read from the "traffic light colours" (red / green). If the colour red is shown, the CO2 cartridge is unusable and must be replaced to ensure the life jacket's reliable operation in an emergency.
Make sure that the automatic life jacket is serviced regularly. The prescribed maintenance interval for life jackets is 2 years. The badge attached to the vest, similar to the TÜV seal, provides information about the upcoming inspection, which must be carried out by an authorised maintenance centre. You can find authorised companies for the maintenance of a life jacket on the manufacturer's website. The service life of an automatic life jacket is limited to 10 to a maximum of 14 years. From the 10th year, the life jacket must be serviced annually.
You can have your life jacket serviced at SVB. Our service for your safety! Find out more about life jacket & life raft maintenance.
To find out which type of inflation device your jacket uses, open the outer sleeve of your life jacket. You can determine the type of inflation device used and read the filling weight of the CO2 cartridge on the automatic inflation device. You will also find this information on a patch inside the life jacket sleeve. All suitable spare parts or complete spare part sets for automatic life jackets can be found at SVB by the manufacturers Secumatic, United Molders, Halkey Roberts or Hammar.
Find your automatic life jacket! Do you need assistance? We have created our life jacket guide to help you find the perfect life jacket.
Petko G. on 28.11.2023
Steven M. on 28.11.2023
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Vitalijs P. on 27.11.2023
All very good, as always.