Topside Power Supply Unit for OTPS

$5,500.00

This is a component of the Outland Technology Power Supply. It connects to standard 100-240 VAC power outlet and delivers 400 VDC power through the tether. Built-in GFI/LIM circuitry automatically shuts off the power output if unsafe current leakage is detected.

For a complete system, see the Outland Technology Power Supply for the BlueROV2.

In stock

SKU: OTPS1KW-ASM-TOPSIDE-R1
HS Code: 9014.80.4000

Product Description

The Topside Power Supply Unit is a component of the Outland Technology Power Supply (OTPS). It converts 100-240 VAC power to 400 VDC power for transmission through the tether. It’s designed with an emphasis on safety, including a LIM/GFI safety circuit. With a built-in Fathom-X tether interface board, laptop charging outlet, and a laptop shelf, it’s more than just a power supply!

The power supply is built into a rugged hardshell case that’s easy to transport. It’s designed to be operated with the lid open to provide airflow for cooling and to act as a topside control station for the ROV pilot. The middle section has a laptop shelf so that you can operate from a single tabletop. Next to the laptop shelf at the top left is the tether input connector, a Binder 696 Series. It’s rated for high voltages and has concealed pins for safety. Next to that is a ground wire connector. The unit comes with a ground wire that should be attached to the nearest earth ground for safety.

Below that is the input power cable that plugs into a normal 100-240 VAC wall outlet. The unit comes with a North American plug (NEMA 5-15) and can be used with a plug adapter to operate with other common plug types. Next to the input power cable is an auxiliary power outlet to plug in your laptop charger during operation. The auxiliary power plug is compatible with several different plugs and doesn’t generally need an adapter. A power switch allows you to power the unit on and off at any time. That switch also power cycles the ROV but doesn’t disconnect power to the auxiliary outlet.

The inside of the power supply unit is off limits to users for safety reasons, but there is a dedicated user-accessible area on the top of the unit. Inside is a Fathom-X tether interface board, and a USB to Ethernet adapter that replaces the FXTI that is usually used to connect to the ROV. No FXTI is needed when operating with the power supply unit. There’s also access to a spare twisted pair from the tether that can be used to communicated with payloads like a sonar or Water Linked Analog Locator.

Closest to the user is the most important part of the power supply unit, the GFI safety test feature and status screen. The ground fault interruptor (GFI) is also commonly known to ROV users as a line insulation monitor (LIM). It detects any current leakage on the high-side or low-side of the isolated power supplies and automatically shuts off the outputs if an unsafe level of current leakage is detected. It’s designed to comply with the guidelines of the IMCA Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Electricity Under Water. The test switch toggles up and down to test high and low-side leakage.

The status display indicates the health of the power supply unit, the voltage and current output levels, and the history of any GFI faults.

This product is available separately, but if you want a complete power system for the BlueROV2 we recommend configuring the complete system from the Outland Technology Power Supply product page.

Contents

  • 1 x Outland Technology Power Supply Topside Case
ParameterValue
Electrical
Input Voltage100-240VAC 50/60Hz
Input Current (Max)15A
Input Power (Max)1800W
Output Voltage400VDC
Output Current (Max)4A
Output Power (Max)1600W
Efficiency (Nominal)90.5%
Physical
L x W x H47.2 x 36.8 x 14.9 cm18.6 x 14.5 x 5.9 in
Mass11 kg 24.12 lbs
Operating Temperature-30°C to +50°C
Humidity10-95% RH non-condensing
IP RatingIP20

Documents

OTPS User Manual 46-0013 Rev A5 (PDF)

Revision History

03 December 2019

  • R1 – Initial release

Guides

Outland Technology Power Supply BlueROV2 Integration

Convert your BlueROV2 to use a topside power supply instead of batteries.

User Manual

OTPS User Manual 46-0013 Rev A5 (PDF)

Support

Blue Robotics Forum – BlueROV2