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  • Diameter: 11.7 cm (4.6")
  • Length: 33.6cm (13.2" including connectors and hardware
  • Weight: 2.8 kg dry, near neutral submerged  
6-port HydroDAS


  • Input voltage: 12V DC nominal, operates from 7V to 18V DC.
  • Active power consumption: 0.6 to 1.1W, depending on configuration and activity.
  • Sleep-mode current consumption: < 250 microamp 
  • Power/Console connector: Subconn MCBH8M; Mate MCIL8F (consult HOBI Labs for high-voltage connector options) 
  • Instrument Port connectors: Either oner or two SEA CON AWQ-8/32 split connectors, or twelve Subconn MCBH8F's.  Other configurations  available.


  • Serial: Max. 11 RS232 serial ports. 3 may be configured for RS485 
  • Analog inputs: Max. 16 
  • A/D resolution: 12-bit standard, 16-bit optional 
  • Input voltage ranges: 0-5V (12-bit inputs), +/-8V (16 bit inputs). 
  • Digital inputs: up to 8; TTL compatible 
  • Digital outputs: up to 8; TTL compatible 
  • Power outputs: up to 12, switched power taken from main input; each output supplies up to 1A (protected by resettable fuse)


  • Operating Temperature: 0 to 35 C
  • Maximum Depth: 750 m (contact HOBI Labs regarding other depth requirements)

Data Logging

  • Data stored on internal compact flash card (nonvolatile) 
  • Current maximum capacity 2 GB
  • Hard disks available in custom configurations
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