M650 Beacon for CB-Series Data Buoys
The NexSens M650 Solar Marine Light is a common accessory added to NexSens CB-650, CB-950 and CB-1250 data buoys. It has a 4 nautical mile range and is normally delivered with flange mount hardware, yellow color and default 15 flash/minute pattern (Model M650H-Y).
Note: Install the M650 beacon and other top-side mounts before installing the solar tower on the buoy.
- Follow the included M650 illustration guide to install the bird spike kit.
- Locate the (3) threaded inserts on top of the CB-Series solar tower outlined by the red squares in the schematic below.
- Align the (3) holes at the base of the marine light with the mounting points.
- Place a bolt with a lock washer and flat washer into each mounting point. Tighten down with a 7/16” socket wrench.
There are two interfaces used for controlling the M650 beacon, an IR programmer normally provided with the beacon and an on-board manual user interface on the bottom.
The IR programmer and user interface can perform the following functions:
The M650 battery is user-replaceable. Reference the following article for more information: