Power Options

Each Operator Control Console requires some sort of external topside power, and the Expeditionary Splashproof controller also requires the ROV On-Board Batteries when used in stand-alone mode.

External Topside Power Requirement Specifications

The Expeditionary Splashproof Controller has its own internal battery and an external charger, like most laptops. The external charger requires 100-250 VAC, 50, 60Hz (typically plugged into a conventional 15 Amp, 120 VAC wall outlet in the United States. Other countries that use 240 V may have different amperage ratings for their residential outlets).

The Workhorse Splashproof and Workhorse controllers require 100-250 VAC, 50, 60 Hz at a minimum of 3,000 Watts. (on 120 VAC supplies, this equates to 25 Amp, and on 240 VAC, 12.5 Amp).

Power Sources

Power sources include the following:

  • Shore/grid power
  • Stand-alone generator
  • Stand-alone battery with inverter
  • Vessel (ship or vehicle) power, which can be via the vessel's generator or inverter
  • VideoRay Portable Power Supply (a custom stand-alone battery with inverter)
  • VideoRay ROV On-board Batteries (for use with the Expeditionary Splashproof Controller only.

In addition to a widely available variety of portable power solutions (generators and inverters) from many sources, VideoRay offers a dedicated power source, the Portable Power Supply. It is a custom designed battery /inverter solution to work with Mission Specialist Systems. It can used with your choice of Lead Acid, Nickel Metal Hydride NiMH, or Lithium Ion batteries.

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