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SeaMATE Barracuda Control Box Kit (Rev 1)

SeaMATE Barracuda Control Box Kit (Rev 1)

$ 700.00

The Barracuda Control Box Kit (Rev 1) is new for Spring 2019. It implements the same functionality as the TriggerFish, but also adds an Arduino processor for digital control and sensor handling, bluetooth connectivity, and an upgraded detachable tether connector. 

The new Barracuda Control Box Kit (Rev 1) is an easy to construct ROV kit featuring analog or digital joystick control of four onboard waterproof motors (sold separately).  The Barracuda comes video ready with two video input channels and easy power out for monitors and cameras (sold separately).  A volt and ammeter, as well as multiple LED indicators, display vehicle status.  Modular connections mean that Barracuda control boxes and vehicles are interchangeable.  And all of the controls are contained inside a compact, Seahorse brand protective equipment case. 

The Barracuda Control Box Kit comes with detailed build instructions for all ROV systems.  Additional lessons will instruct users on basic speed control with joysticks, alternate motor configurations, soldering components to a printed circuit board, waterproofing and much more. 

FRAME, CAMERA AND POWER SUPPLY NOT INCLUDED*

*POWER NOTE:  

The MATE TriggerFish kit does not come with a power source.  You will need to provide a power source to power your vehicle.  The SeaMATE store offers three different solutions, depending on your budget and how you intend to use the ROV.  

Power pack with Powerpole adapter:

Powerpacks are battery packs that will provide the power you need.  They are often kept in vehicles to jumpstart a car battery if there is a problem.  They will run down over time, but can be recharged easily by plugging them into a wall socket.  A standard power pack should be able to run a PufferFish ROV for 1 to 2 hours (less for a TriggerFish).  Here is an example of a jumpstarter power pack: http://www.harborfreight.com/3-in-1-portable-power-pack-with-jump-starter-62306.html

The power packs will need an adapter for the Powerpole connector to plug into.  This adapter plugs into the cigarette lighter outlet found on the power packs, and the Powerpoles from your ROV plug into the adapter.  

 

12 volt Deep-Cycle Marine/RV car battery:

Large lead acid batteries are another way to power the ROV.  MATE recommends the Deep-Cycle Marine / RV battery, as they are designed to be run down and recharged many times (a standard 12 volt car battery is not designed for this).  The battery should be able to run a PufferFish ROV for 4 to 6 hours (less for a TriggerFish) or you can run 3 ROVs at a time for an hour or more (less for a TriggerFish).  The battery will need to be recharged after that.  To recharge a car type battery, you will need to purchase a charger.  

The battery will also need an adapter for the Powerpole connectors from your ROV to plug into.   This adapter has Alligator clips that connect to the battery posts on one end and has Powerpole connectors at the other end.  

 

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 splash proof container or case.  A small plastic tub turned upside down will work to keep splashes off the power supply.

You can purchase the 12 volt power supply (sold together with a GFCI) from the SeaMATE Store at:http://seamate.myshopify.com/collections/all-products/products/12v-dc-power-supply-w-powerpole-outlet-gfci

 

Link to assembly instructions and more information

 

3-UDA-4013-AB-01 SeaMATE Barracuda Control Box Kit (Rev 1) - (Unassembled) 1 kit
UD
2-ZBO-1681-AB Barracuda Box (Rev 1) 1 ea
1-BOX-1671-AA TriggerFish/Barracuda Box Plate 1 1 ea
1-BOX-1672-AA TriggerFish/Barracuda Box Plate 2 1 ea
1-BOX-1673-AA TriggerFish/Barracuda Box Plate 3 1 ea
1-BOX-1674-AA TriggerFish/Barracuda Box Plate 4 1 ea
1-BOX-1685-AA Barracuda Box Sticker (3.5" Round) 1 ea
1-SWT-6005-AA Joystick 2 ea
1-WIR-7507-AA Joystick Ribbon Wire [feet] 3 ft
1-MTR-3002-AA Amp/Volt/Watt Meter for TriggerFish/Barracuda 1 ea
1-SWT-6302-AA TF/UD Power Rocker Switch 1 ea
1-WIR-7601-AA Power Cord 24 Ga. (red/black zip cord) 1 ft
1-WIR-7605-AA Power Cord 16 Ga. (red/black zip cord) 3 ft
1-PCB-3520-AA Heatsink compound 2 1g pkg
1-PCB-3630-AA Barracuda Control Board (Rev 1) 1 ea
1-PCB-3504-AB Sabertooth Motor Controller with water resistant coating and mounting screws 2 ea
1-PCB-3507-AA Arduino 1 ea
1-WIR-7751-AA USB Panel Mount Jack to USB B Male 1 ea
1-PCB-3662-AA Barracuda Bluetooth Module 1 ea
3-TRG-3036-AA-01 SeaMATE TriggerFish/Barracuda Control Box Hardware Bag 1 Bag
TF/UD
1-FST-2715-AA Steel Phillips Rounded Head Screws 8-32 Thread Size, 1-1/2" Long 2 ea
1-FST-2714-AA Steel Phillips Rounded Head Screws 8-32 Thread Size, 3/4" Long 6 ea
1-FST-2731-AA Steel Locknut with External-Tooth Lock Washer Zinc-Plated, 8-32 Thread Size, 11/32" Wide 8 ea
1-FST-2762-AA Phillips Rounded Head Screws for Sheet Metal Zinc-Plated Steel, Number 4 Size, 1/2" Long 4 ea
3-UDA-4006-AA-01 SeaMATE Barracuda Control Board Component Bag 1 Bag
UD
1-CPN-2611-AA Voltage Regulator - 9V 1 ea
1-CPN-2520-AA MOSFET N-CH 40V 45mA 2 ea
1-CPN-2002-AA Bi-color LEDs (GRN/RED) 4 ea
1-CPN-2021-AA DIODE SCHOTTKY 20V 1A 2 ea
1-CPN-2101-AA Capacitor - Ceramic 1uf 100v 3 ea
1-CPN-2454-AA Header Connector - 3 position 4 ea
1-CPN-2455-AA Header Connector - 4 position 1 ea
1-CPN-2449-AA Receptacle Connector - 3 position 4 ea
1-CPN-2450-AA Receptacle Connector - 4 position 1 ea
1-CPN-2460-AA Header Connector Terminal strip (50 pin) 1 ea
1-CPN-2210-AA Resistors 1k-Ohm 7 ea
1-CPN-2220-AA Resistors 2k-Ohm (small body) 2 ea
1-CPN-2230-AA Resistors 10k-Ohm (Barracuda) 2 ea
1-PWR-5210-AA Mini Blade Fuse Holder - PCB 1 ea
1-PWR-5212-AA 3 Amp Mini Blade Fuse (Violet) 1 ea
1-CPN-2480-AA Shorting jumper (0.1" pitch) 4 ea
1-CPN-2551-AA RELAY GEN PURPOSE SPDT 10A 12V 2 ea
3-TRG-3037-AA-01 SeaMATE TriggerFish Control Board Component Bag 1 Bag
TF/UD
1-CPN-2102-AA Capacitor - Aluminum 220 uf 25v 1 ea
1-CPN-2101-AA Capacitor - Ceramic 1uf 100v 2 ea
1-CPN-2103-AA Capacitor - Aluminum 1000 uf 16v 2 ea
1-CPN-2001-AA Diode 150V 2A 1 ea
1-PWR-5210-AA Mini Blade Fuse Holder - PCB 1 ea
1-PWR-5212-AA 3 Amp Mini Blade Fuse (Violet) 1 ea
1-WIR-7906-AA 7mm Black Heat Shrink Tubing 6 inches
1-CPN-2601-AA Radial Inductor (101) 100uh 1.4A 280 Mohm 1 ea
1-CPN-2002-AA Bi-color LEDs (GRN/RED) 6 ea
1-CPN-2451-AA Receptacle Connector - 5 position 3 ea
1-CPN-2210-AA Resistors 1k-Ohm 5 ea
2-ZPW-5005-AA 30 Amp Powerpole Connector Housings (One RED/BLACK bonded pair with two 30amp crimp lugs in a 1x2 bag) 4 sets
1-PWR-5041-AA 45 Amp PCB Contact - Horizontal, right angle mount 4 ea
3-TRG-3038-AA-01 SeaMATE TriggerFish/Barracuda Control Board Hardware Bag 1 Bag
TF/UD
1-FST-2711-AA Steel Phillips Rounded Head Screws 8-32 Thread Size, 1/4" Long 4 ea
1-FST-2714-AA Steel Phillips Rounded Head Screws 8-32 Thread Size, 3/4" Long 4 ea
1-FST-2751-AA Aluminum Female Threaded Hex Standoff 5/16" Hex Size, 1" Length, 8-32 Thread Size 4 ea
3-TRG-3055-AA-01 SeaMATE TriggerFish/Barracuda Backplane Board Kit (Rev 4) 1 kit
TF/UD
1-PCB-3623-AA MATE Backplane Board (Rev 3) 1
1-PWR-5007-AA Powerpole Connector Housings (RED/BLACK bonded pair housings only - without crimp lugs) 1 pair
1-CPN-2456-AA Header Connector - 5 position 3 ea
1-CPN-2406-AA 1/4" Quick Connect Female, 14-16 AWG fully insulated 3 ea
1-WIR-7605-AA Power Cord 16 Ga. (red/black zip cord) 1 ft
1-WIR-7828-AA Tether Connector - 12 pin - male/female set 1 ea
1-FST-2767-AA Steel Pan Head Phillips Screw
M3 x 0.5 mm Thread, 14 mm Long
2 ea
2-ZWI-7515-AA Reclaimed Wire (18 gauge, red) cut to 5" lengths 2 ea
2-ZWI-7516-AA Reclaimed Wire (18 gauge, black) cut to 5" lengths 2 ea
2-ZWI-7517-AA Reclaimed Wire (18 gauge, yellow) cut to 5" lengths 1 ea
2-ZWI-7519-AA Reclaimed Wire (18 gauge, blue) cut to 5" lengths 1 ea
2-ZWI-7521-AA Reclaimed Wire (18 gauge, orange) cut to 5" lengths 1 ea
2-ZWI-7522-AA Reclaimed Wire (18 gauge, white) cut to 5" lengths 1 ea
2-ZWI-7523-AA Reclaimed Wire (18 gauge, brown) cut to 5" lengths 1 ea
2-ZWI-7524-AA Reclaimed Wire (18 gauge, green) cut to 5" lengths 1 ea
1-FST-2767-AA Steel Pan Head Phillips Screw (M3 x 0.5 mm Thread, 14 mm Long) 2 ea
1-FST-2768-AA Steel Nut (M3 x 0.5 mm Thread) 4 ea
1-FST-2769-AA Steel lock washer (M3) 4 ea
1-FST-2770-AA Steel Pan Head Phillips Screw (M3 x 0.5 mm Thread, 12 mm Long) 2 ea
3-TRG-3056-AA-01 SeaMATE TriggerFish/Barracuda Backplane Component Bag (Rev 4) 1 Bag
TF/UD
1-CPN-2002-AA Bi-color LEDs (GRN/RED) 2 ea
1-CPN-2210-AA Resistors 1k-Ohm 2 ea
1-FST-2714-AA Steel Phillips Rounded Head Screws 8-32 Thread Size, 3/4" Long 4 ea
1-FST-2731-AA Steel Locknut with External-Tooth Lock Washer Zinc-Plated, 8-32 Thread Size, 11/32" Wide 4 ea
1-FST-2804-AA Nylon spacers for TF-BA Backplane 4 ea
1-CPN-2472-AA BNC Connector Jack, Female Socket - Panel Mount 2 ea
1-PWR-5085-AA Video power jack 1 ea
1-CPN-2307-AA Terminal Block - 4 Position (Black) 3.5mm 1 ea
1-CPN-2473-AA RCA Jack Mono Connector - PCB 2 ea
1-PWR-5210-AA Mini Blade Fuse Holder - PCB 1 ea
1-PWR-5211-AA 15 Amp Mini Blade Fuse (Blue) 1 ea
1-PWR-5040-AA 45 Amp PCB Contact - Vertical mount, short tail contact 2 ea

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