Subsea Power Bank
Introducing Ocean Sonics newest subsea power solution, the Subsea Power Bank. This 100 Wh rechargeable power bank provides an underwater power solution for longer deployments of icListen hydrophones. Previously, autonomous deployments of the icListen were limited by the 8-hour capacity of the internal battery. Now, when paired with the 100 Wh Subsea Power Bank, deployment durations can be extended by up to 50 hours.
The Subsea Power Bank was developed for use with icListen Smart Hydrophones, however it is a reliable power solution for any underwater sensors with a compatible connector.
The Subsea Power Bank gives users a low cost, compact, and easy to deploy option to integrate with their hydrophone system.
- Charging and Error Indicator LED
- 200 m Depth Rating
- Protection Circuitry
- 8 Hour Charge Time
- Permissible to be shipped by air (100 Wh or less)
“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.