250W Inductive connector kit with tether locking mechanism.
The secondary connector (2) is designed for installation on AUV / drone
with on-board tether.
The connector is used for connecting the tether to subsea charging
station, enabling charging and data transfer while the vehicle is
operated in tether-mode.
Automatic locking during mating of the connectors. By unspooling the
tether, the AUV is free to operate within tether-range. Disconnection is
performed by spooling tether fully in. Once tether is fully retracted, the
connector’s release frame will be pushed forward and subsequently de-
activate the locking dogs in the front of the connector. The AUV is then
back in free-flying mode.