Fathom Spool

$490.00$590.00

The Fathom Spool is a rugged and easy to use spool that simplifies tether storage and management for your BlueROV2! Full IP67 water resistance, 8-wire slip-ring, and integrated quick connectors make it tough enough to use at almost any dive site while remaining easy to transport.

Does not include tether! A Fathom-X Tether Interface (FXTI) topside box is required for use, as well as a tether with an installed Binder 770 connector.

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SKU: TMS-ASM-KIT-R1-VP
HS Code: 9503.00.00

Product Description

The Fathom Spool is a rugged and easy to use tether spool for the Fathom and Fathom Slim ROV tethers. An integrated slip ring provides connections for up to eight tether wires, even while the spool is rotating. It’s quick to set up and use in a variety of conditions. Full IP67 water resistance means it is splash-proof, and a reversible locking handle makes it easy to transport.

Check out the new product video for the Spool, FXTI, and Fathom Tether:

The spool also includes an adjustable drag brake to provide fine control over the resistance while spooling and unspooling. A locking feature in the spool side panels allows the tether to be secured for transport.

The crank handle can be removed with a single thumb screw, allowing it to be flipped around and reinstalled for easy transportation and locking of the spool.

The Fathom Spool comes as a partially-assembled kit with some simple assembly required. It has a Binder 770 connector on both the inside and outside of the spool so that to install the tether, you just plug it into the inner Binder 770 connector, attach a few restraints, and start spooling! An included 8 meter (26 ft) extension cable provides a connection from the outer connector on the spool to your FXTI and computer.

The Fathom Spool is available in two configurations- a standard width version capable of storing up to 150m of Fathom ROV tether, and a double wide large version capable of storing up to 300m.

Does not include tether! A Fathom-X Tether Interface (FXTI) topside box is required for use, as well as a tether with an installed Binder 770 connector.

Contents

  • 1 x Fathom Spool partially assembled kit
  • 1 x 8 meter extension cable with Binder 770 plugs

Detailed List of Contents

Here’s a full list of the contents of the kit.

Included in Both Standard and Large Sizes:

  • 2 x Frame side panel (1/2″ thick black HDPE)
  • 2 x Spool flange (1/4″ thick black HDPE)
  • 1 x Crank hub (black anodized aluminum)
  • 1 x Slip ring cap flange (blue anodized aluminum)
  • 1 x Crank arm (black anodized aluminum)
  • 1 x Crank handle (black plastic)
  • 1 x Slip ring core assembly
  • 1 x 8 meter extension cable with Binder 770 plugs (yellow)
  • 1 x Crank arm thumbscrew (black anodized aluminum)
  • 2 x 8″ Velcro cable tie for tether extension storage
  • 1 x Black plastic plug
  • 2 x 1/4-20 black nylon thumbscrew for brakescrews
  • 3 x White nylon cable clamps to secure tether
  • 8 x M5x12 button head cap screw to secure spool flanges
  • 4 x M3x6 button head cap screw for slip ring cap flange
  • 4 x 4-5/8″ thread forming screw for slip ring cap flange
  • 14 x M4x20 button head cap screw for frame construction

Standard Size Only:

  • 6 x Spool standoffs, standard size (blue anodized aluminum)
  • 1 x Frame handle, standard size (blue anodized aluminum)
  • 2 x Frame feet, standard size
  • 4 x Rubber bumper feet
  • 3 x 8-1/4″ thread forming screws for cable clamps
  • 12 x M5x12 button head cap screw to secure spool flanges
  • 4 x M4x10 button head cap screw for rubber bumper mounting

Large Size Only:

  • 6 x Spool stiffening ring (blue anodized aluminum)
  • 6 x Spool standoffs, large size (blue anodized aluminum)
  • 1 x Frame handle, large size (blue anodized aluminum)
  • 2 x Frame feet, large size
  • 6 x Rubber bumper feet
  • 3 x 8-1/2″ thread forming screws for cable clamps
  • 12 x M5x16 button head cap screw to secure spool flanges
  • 6 x M4x10 button head cap screw for rubber bumper mounting

Specifications

ParameterValue
Weight (Standard)2.22 kg4.89 lb
Weight (Large)2.89 kg6.38 lb
Maximum Fathom Tether Length (Standard)150 m492 ft
Maximum Fathom Slim Tether Length (Standard)540 m1772 ft
Maximum Fathom Tether Length (Large)300 m984 ft
Maximum Fathom Slim Tether Length (Large)1080 m3543 ft
Dust and Water ResistanceIP67
Included Cable to FXTI Topside Box8 m26.3 ft

2D Drawings

Standard Size

Spool 2D Standard

Large Size

Spool 2D Large

3D Models

TMS-ASM-KIT-M-R1 (Standard Size) (.zip)

TMS-ASM-KIT-M-R1 (Large Size) (.zip)

Revision History

R1 – August 7th, 2018

  • Initial release

Tutorials

Fathom Spool Assembly Instructions

Tether Mounting Instructions

Maintenance Instructions

Community

Blue Robotics Forums – BlueROV2

Blue Robotics Forums – Product Support