CB-Series Buoys without NexSens integrated electronics will ship with a solar tower and pass-through plate outfitted with a UW6-Bulk port. Information regarding the port pinout and different options for wiring power to user electronics is supplied below.
|UW6-Bulk Pin #||¹Molex Wire Color||²Flying Lead Wire Color||Notes|
|3||Red||–||Solar Connector Jumps to Pin 6|
|6||Orange||Red||Solar Connector Jumps to Pin 3|
¹The Molex connector is designed to interface with a NexSens CB-A01-2 or CB-A05-x battery and solar regulator harness. If this accessory was not ordered for the buoy, users can cut-off this connector to wire to locally-sourced components.
²The Red and Black flying lead wires are intended to supply power to user-electronics.
Solar Charged Battery [most common use]
If power to the buoy electronics is to be maintained by a solar-charged battery and the user did not purchase a CB-A05-x or CB-A01-2 battery harness, a solar regulator and 12V SLA battery must be sourced locally.
|Molex Wire||Solar Regulator Connection||Battery Terminal Connection|
The internal jumper inside the solar panel connector disconnects battery power from on-board electronics when the solar panel plug is removed from the UW6-Bulk port. This simplifies system storage as the data well does not need to be accessed to manually disconnect the battery.
If solar charging is not required for the application, a user may source a standalone battery to supply power to on-board electronics. The following wiring will direct battery power to the Red and Black flying lead wires of the UW6-Bulk
|Molex Wire||Battery Terminal Connection|
Solar Panel ONLY
If the unregulated solar panel output is solely required to power instrumentation, wire:
|Molex Wire||Electronics Connection|