Watertight Enclosure (WTE) Locking Series Assembly
Always inspect the O-rings before operation in water and especially when replacing the end-caps, aluminum flanges, or penetrators. Any dust, hair, or other particles can cause a leak.
Use plastic tools, NOT steel or other hard tools, to remove the O-rings from the aluminum sealing flange. Hard tools can create scrapes that will compromise sealing ability.
Most threadlockers are not chemically compatible with with polycarbonate, and will damage the dome flange if used excessively on the screws. Refer to the documentation and chemical compatibility notes of your threadlocker of choice for more information.
Only clean the dome and acrylic tubes with acrylic specific cleaner or plain water. Solvents, alcohol and other cleaners will craze and damage the material.
You will also need:
Penetrator WrenchFor use with all M10 penetrators$13.00 Add to Cart
O-Ring PickRemove O-rings without damaging the O-ring gland$4.00 Add to Cart
Hex Key SetCommonly used on the BlueROV2 and other products$6.00 Add to Cart
Silicone Grease – 10g TubeFor lubricating O-rings and other seals$3.00 Add to Cart
- 1 x Bottle of Threadlocker (optional, not included)
Liquid threadlocker may be used on WTEs with aluminum endcaps, however, most threadlockers are not chemically compatible with with acrylic or polycarbonate, and will damage domes or acrylic endcaps if used on any of the screws. Refer to the documentation and chemical compatibility notes of your threadlocker of choice for more information.
For the 2″ locking series, the radial O-rings for the flange and face seal O-ring for the end cap will be the same size.
WTE2-P-END-CAP-R1.DXF WTE3-P-END-CAP-R1.DXF WTE4-P-END-CAP-R1.DXF Here are a few things to remember:
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- We recommend the following thicknesses of cast acrylic to handle the pressure:
- 2″ Series: 6mm / 0.25″
- 3″ Series: 9mm / 0.375″
- 4″ Series: 12mm / 0.50″
- Note the inner diameter of the aluminum sealing flange and ensure that any holes are within that diameter.
- Feel free to extend beyond the original shape to add mounting holes, etc.