Thanks to its smart design and extensive testing, the Ocean Sonics battery pack is easy and safe to use, making it the perfect tool for powering a wide range of ocean instruments.
Powered by field changeable D size batteries, these battery packs are compatible with either lithium or alkaline batteries. Ocean Sonics battery packs are depth rated for 200m, 900m and 2500m and have a battery life of 45* to 90 days for a single channel unit.
Compatible with any 24-volt equipment and featuring 5 ports with standard MCBH-8F connectors these battery packs are easily integrated into any project, including mooring ocean observatories and autonomous arrays.
Self-contained and easy mounting for longer deployments, use with Ocean Sonics In-line Battery Pack Frame to make underwater sound measurement even easier. Add Gordon Smart Board to turn your Battery Pack into a long-term acoustic recorder. Extend your deployment up to a year through power savings provided by duty-cycling.
*45 days is achieved by using quality, industrial grade batteries. If using regular/store-brand batteries, 30 days is the life span
“Ocean Networks Canada performed a wide range of tests on the hydrophones prior to deployment to verify the manufacturer’s specifications. The hydrophone instruments met all the manufacturer’s specifications and were easy to use. Both models satisfy our requirements for dynamic range, sensitivity and, most importantly, reliability. When coupled with the fast and friendly customer support we have received, these LF and HF hydrophones are a good choice for our ocean observatory.”Tom Dakin Sensor and Technology Business Development Officer and Resident Ocean Acoustician Ocean Networks Canada
“We have been working with Ocean Sonics in our technology demonstration program since the first prototypes. Our science users have been very impressed with the very high quality data sets. Ocean Networks Canada is expanding our hydrophone network with Ocean Sonic icListen HF smart hydrophones across our observatory including new sites across coastal BC, as part of the Smart Oceans™ program. The compact size, Ethernet interface, high reliability and exceptional performance make these systems ideal for ocean observing applications such as mammal classification, vessel and ambient noise studies.”Scott McLean Director(Former) Ocean Networks Canada
“I have used many different hydrophones on different systems, but these icListen hydrophones are the best I’ve seen in many years. They’re calibrated to very low frequencies where I’ve never been able to get reliable data.”
Ross Chapman Professor Emeritus University of Victoria
The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Regional Scaled Nodes (RSN) had requirements for very broadband hydrophones with good noise floor characteristics and a wide dynamic range. The icListen HF hydrophones satisfied these requirements at a reasonable cost. The hydrophones were quite easy to use out of the box, and easily passed our intensive First Article tests centered on assuring any instrument will not interfere with or corrode any other instrument. Customer support has been quite good, with very detailed questions answered quickly and accurately.
Skip Denny Principal Ocean Engineer, RSN Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington.