CB-150 Data Buoy
The CB-150 data buoy is designed for smaller water bodies, portable or short-term deployments, and applications requiring compact or low-power sensors.
With an overall 24-inch diameter by 63-inch height, the CB-150 can be deployed quickly and easily from a small boat. Fully configured systems typically weigh less than 100 lbs.
Three integrated 8-watt solar panels are angled and evenly spaced around the buoy to capture sunlight from any direction and provide adequate battery charging.
A 10-inch diameter by 12-inch tall data well provides a watertight housing for batteries, data loggers, sensors, and other hardware.
The data well lid provides pass-through connections for sensors, power, venting, and more. When integrated with the optional NexSens X2-CB data logger, the system is truly plug-and-play.
Three 2-inch pass-through ports allow for sensors to be mounted underwater while securely routing the cable. Instrument deployment pipes and custom sensor mounts attach to 2-inch NPT bottom threads.
The optional solar marine light has a one to three nautical mile range and securely mounts to the buoy top plate for maximum visibility.
The X2-CB data logger replaces the standard pass-through data well lid for turnkey systems. Alternatively, 3rd party data loggers can be integrated by the user inside the data well.
Communication options using the X2-CB data logger include Wi-Fi, radio-to-shore, cellular, and Iridium satellite.
Built to Last
Constructed of cross-linked polyethylene foam with a heavy polymer skin and an indestructible stainless steel frame, the CB-150 is designed for years of service.
- Hull Outer Diameter: 24.0” (61.0cm)
- Hull Height: 14.0” (35.6cm)
- Data Well Inner Diameter: 10.3” (26.2cm)
- Data Well Height: 13.5" (34.2cm)
- Pass-Through Hole Diameter: 2.0" (5.1cm)
- Tower Height: 13.0” (33.00cm)
- Solar Panels: 3x 10-watts
- Weight: 100 lb (46kg)
- Net Buoyancy: 150 lb (68kg)
- Hull Material: Cross-linked polyethylene foam with polyurea coating & stainless steel deck
- Hardware Material: 316 stainless steel
- Mooring Attachments: 3x 3/4” eyenuts
The CB-150 buoy platform is available with the optional X2-CB data logger. NexSens can provide a turnkey CB-150 system complete with an X2-CB wireless data logger, WQData LIVE web datacenter, met/water sensors, and mooring hardware.
Alternatively, the CB-150 can be supplied as a floating 12 VDC power source for customer integrations. Each data buoy comes standard with a passthrough data well lid that accommodates cable runs into the watertight data well. The data well is a 10" diameter and will fit most data loggers and modems on the market.
The CB-150 data buoy is flexible for any buoy project, from turnkey to DIY and anything in between.
Yes, it can be shipped internationally via UPS, FedEx, DHL, or customer-arranged freight carriers. The CB-150 is the largest size buoy that can be shipped in a cardboard box rather than on a pallet. It is possible to ship integrated buoy systems in separate boxes to keep shipping rates lower as long as each individual box does not exceed 150 pounds; however it is preferred to ship these turnkey systems on an export-approved pallet so that everything is assembled prior to shipment.
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