Transponder / Responder ME8000

Transponder / Responder ME8000.

The ME8000 Transponder is a self contained low powered microprocessor controlled unit compatible with the Sonar Type 2093 system.

The unit is fitted with a Pressure Sensing Transducer that enables the depth of the unit to be transmitted acoustically to the surface.>/p>

There are two externally operated switches, one for the selection of the operating channel and the other to switch the unit on and off. A removable underwater plug enables battery replacement without dismantling the unit.

The standard Alkaline battery pack provides a month of listening life with a full charge operating for 6 hours per day at once per 5 seconds.

The ME8000 is particularly suitable for underwater tracking and location applications where size and weight are important factors. Examples of such use are Remote Vehicle and Towfish tracking and Wellhead or other target marking. There are currently four standard ME8000 models for 1000m and 2000m depth rating with either omni-directional or directional transducers. Typically the omni-directional units are more suited to shallow water applications whilst the directional units are more suited to operations in deeper water.

Custom re-packaged units are available to order to suit individual requirements for minimal additional cost. The battery pack size, transmit power and channel frequencies may also be tailored to suit a specific application, contact Marine Electronics for further details.

Features Include

  • External switches select HPR300, HPR400, or ORE Trackpoint channel
  • External On/Off switch
  • Responder trigger, power supply and charger connector are Simrad responder compatible
  • Operating depth to 3000m
  • Directional or omni-directional transducer
  • Automatic switching to self-powered transponder mode if ROV power/trigger fails
  • Externally powered for continuous operation
  • Field changeable transducer

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