CB-250 Data Buoy
The CB-250 data buoy strikes a balance between compact and easy to deploy, yet buoyant and powerful enough to be deployed in larger water bodies.
The CB-250 is light enough to be deployed from most small boats, yet it offers adequate power and charging for rigorous instrument sampling and data transmission.
Three integrated 15-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 19.5-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 4-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-250 is designed for years of service.
- Hull Outer Diameter: 30.0” (76.2cm)
- Hull Height: 20.0” (50.8cm)
- Data Well Inner Diameter: 10.3” (26.2cm)
- Data Well Height: 19.5" (49.5cm)
- Pass-Through Hole Diameter: 2.0" (5.1cm)
- Tower Height: 20.0” (50.80cm)
- Solar Panels: 3x 15-watts
- Weight: 115 lb (52kg)
- Net Buoyancy: 250 lb (114kg)
- Hull Material: Cross-linked polyethylene foam with polyurea coating & stainless steel deck
- Hardware Material: 316 stainless steel
- Mooring Attachments: 3x 3/4” eyenuts
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