The second generation battery pack, with features that make the pack easy to handle and service. The lightweight glass fibre composite case eliminates cathodic issues found with metal cans. The endcap connector guard doubles as a lever making the release of the endcap a low-effort and safe procedure. The lever handles help users transport the battery pack easily. The pack can be configured for different chemistries, including alkaline, lithium primary and nickel-metal. The pack uses standard D-cell units that can be sourced directly by the user if required. This also means that lithium battery packs can be shipped empty, and the D-cells drop-shipped directly from the battery manufacturer, greatly simplifying the use of large lithium packs. The battery pack is available in two depths 200m rated (as shown in pictures below) and 3500m rated. The 3500m rated has a titanium endcap and bottom.
Future options for the pack include massive data memory(4TB) for combining multiple hydrophones, and a data-processing Hub that runs Ocean Sonics’ classifiers, or can run Linux-based custom classifiers.
How to open the Battery Pack:
Step one: Stand upright
Step Two: Swing handles to release endcap
Step Three: Pull up on the guard