ROV Connections

The MSS ROV system uses 3 types of connectors for power and communications between the control panel, vehicle modules and accessories.

8 Pin Tether Connector
Pin Function
1 Interlock (GND)
2 Interlock (Sense)
3 Tether V+
4 M100 EOP+
5 Tether V-
6 M100 EOP-
7 RS-485 A
8 RS 485 B

Pin numbering starts at 1 for the offset pin and is clockwise on the male connector and counter clockwise on the female connector.

5 Pin Thrusters and Lights Connector
Pin Function
1 48 V DC +
2 Vehicle Local Ground (12 V, 48 V return)
3 48 V DC return
4 RS-485 A
5 RS-485 B

Pin numbering is clockwise starting at 1 in the upper left when looking at the face of the male connector with the row of 3 pins on top.

9 Pin Accessory Connector
Pin Function
1 ETH_RXP-
2 ETH_RXP+
3 24 V DC +
4 ETH_TXP +
5 Ground
6 ETH_TXP -
7 RS-485 A
8 RS-485 B
9 12 V DC +

Pin numbering is clockwise starting at 1 in the upper left when looking at the face of the male connector with the row of 5 pins on top.

ROV Connections


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