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T100 Thruster with BlueESC

$199.00

The T100 with BlueESC differs slightly from the original T100 as it comes with the an integrated speed controller.
Temporarily out of stock. Pending new revision.

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SKU: T100-THRUSTER-R1/BLUEESC-R1 Categories: ,

Product Description

The T100 Thruster is a patent-pending underwater thruster designed specifically for marine robotics. It’s high performing with over 5 pounds of thrust and durable enough for use in the open ocean at great depths. A variety of mounting options, simple control, and a low price tag make it the perfect thruster to use on your marine robot.

Applications

The T100 was designed for various consumers and limitless applications. Students and Schools can use the T100 for educational projects or to compete in competitions such as the AUVSI RoboSub and RoboBoat competitions and the MATE ROV competition. It’s capable and affordable hardware make it perfect for Makers and Hobbyists, as well as Professional Users who want a high-quality thruster that performs better than many of the high-end (expensive) alternatives.

Features

The T100 is basically a brushless electric motor, just like you’d find on an RC airplane or a quadcopter drone. The big difference is that this motor is purpose-built for use in the ocean and was designed specifically for use on ROVs, AUVs, and robotic surface vehicles. Of course you could also use it to propel your stand-up-paddleboard or cruise around while scuba diving! It’s compact design fits in any project.

The T100 is made of high-strength, UV resistant polycarbonate injection molded plastic. The core of the motor is sealed and protected with an epoxy coating and it uses high-performance plastic bearings in place of steel bearings that rust in saltwater. Everything that isn’t plastic is either aluminum or high-quality stainless steel that doesn’t corrode.

A specially designed propeller and nozzle provides efficient, powerful thrust while active water-cooling keeps the motor cool. Unlike other thrusters, our design doesn’t have any air- or oil-filled cavities – water flows freely through all parts of the motor while it’s running and can handle extreme pressures.

The thruster is easy to use: just connect the three motor wires to any brushless electronic speed controller (ESC) and you can control it with an RC radio or a microcontroller. It’s usable with Arduino, ArduPilot, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, and many other embedded platforms.

The T100 comes with clockwise and counter-clockwise propellers to counter torque, as well as a bracket for versatile mounting options for use on almost anything.

Contents

  • T100 Thruster with BlueESC
  • Clockwise and counterclockwise propellers

Resources

Important Notes

Always practice caution when you’re working with electricity in water and with the spinning blades of the propeller. Keep body parts away from the thruster inlet and outlet to avoid injury.

Do not operate the thruster for extended periods out of water. The bearings are lubricated by the water and vibration and noise will be greater when dry.

The thruster can handle saltwater and sandy environments pretty well, but it does not get along with seaweed. Avoid sucking seaweed into the thruster to avoid damage.

Specifications

Parameter
Max Thrust – Forward 5.2 lbf 2.36 kgf
Max Thrust – Reverse 4.0 lbf 1.82 kgf
Min Thrust 0.03 lbf 0.01 kgf
Rotational Speed 300-4200 rev/min
Operating Voltage 12 Volts
Max Current 11.5 Amps
Max Power 130 Watts
Length 4.45 in 113 mm
Diameter 3.7 in 94 mm
Cable Length 39 in 1.0 m
Mounting Hole Spacing 0.75 in 19 mm
Mounting Holes M3x0.5 Screws
Weight in Air (with 1m cable) 0.84 lb 378 g
Weight in Water (with 1m cable) 0.37 lb 167 g