Connectors and Pinouts

The Duke AUV uses Subconn Low Profile Series underwater connectors to link the Battery Tube and Electronics Tube with each other and the numerous onboard sensors. The Subconn bulkhead connectors ensure full watertight seals at near full ocean depths. In addition, the quick release wet-mateble cables allow components to be unplugged and plugged into the system quickly and easily. The Subconn connectors are rated between 10-15 Amps at 600V, allowing the thrusters and other onboard components to safely pull power from the lithium polymer batteries. In order for all the components to have the correct type of connectors, several sensors were sent to Deep Ocean Engineering to have Subconn connectors podded onto the open ended whips supplied by the sensor (DVL, Altimeter, etc) manufacturers. The DVL and Altimeter are podded with LP-7Pin female cable, the Pressure Sensor and Droppers are podded together into a LP-7Pin female cable, each of the Tecnadyne Thrusters contains a LP-7Pin female cable. The Battery Housing and Electronics Housing each have 4pin male bulkhead connectors linked via a LP F-F 4pin cable. In total, the Electronics Housing contains 10 LP male bulkhead connectors. The Camera Housing contains a LP-7pin bulkhead connector which is linked to the Electronics Housing via a LP F-F 7pin cable. Exact pin specifications can be found in pdf documents to the right.

Electronics Tube
Data Acquisition Card
Wireless Ethernet Card
Power Management Board
DC/DC Converters
Doppler Velocity Logger
Pressure Sensor
Power System
Floating Wireless
Reed Switch

Electronics Endcap Pin Labels
Electronics Endcap Pinout