Power Module

The Power Module receives power from the topside and converts it to power levels required by the various modules, sensors and accessories.

8 Pin Male 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

5 Pin Female High Power (Thruster, Lights) Connector (2)

Pin Function Wire AWG Color
1 48 V DC + 20 Red
2 GND 22 Green
3 48 V DC - 20 Black
4 RS-485 A 24 Gray
5 RS-485 B 24 White

Power is rated at 750 Watts per port for 1,500 Watts total.

9 Pin Female Communications Module Interface Connector

Pin Function
1 NC
2 NC
3 24 V DC +
4 M100 EOP +
5 GND
6 M100 EOP -
7 RS-485 A
8 RS-485 B
9 12 V DC +

Power is rated at 300 Watts for the 24 Volt circuit and 120 Watts for the 12 Volt circuit.

Power Module Arrangement

The Defender vehicle power module is configured as follows:

Power Module Location Group ID Node ID Application ID TCP/IP Address TCP/IP Port Number Notes
Center Starboard 196 1 N/A 192.168.1.65 1 (7446)


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