12V DC Power Supply w/powerpole outlet + GFCI
AC to DC Power Supply:
For a solution that never needs recharging, the MATE Center recommends an AC to DC, 30 amp power supply that plugs into an AC outlet, and provides a constant source of 12 volt DC power that the ROV needs. This power supply can operate two PufferFish vehicles at once without issue.
SAFETY NOTE: Since this converter is being used near water, you MUST plug this converter into a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) protected outlet, or have a GFCI plug on the end of the converter. DO NOT PLUG THIS INTO A STANDARD WALL SOCKET WITHOUT GFCI PROTECTION.
MATE also recommends keeping the AC to DC converter in a ventilated splash proof container or case. A small plastic tub turned upside down will work to keep splashes off the power supply.