Over the past few months there have been many inquiries about how to upgrade an older version OpenROV to have the new battery tubes that are on the v2.8. The new features include:
- Integrated polyfuse at the rear of the battery tube
- Twist lock endcaps to easily change the batteries
- Ranger bands to hold the tube onto the shell (getting rid of zipties and straps)
We have just released a new kit in the OpenROV Webstore: The 2.x to 2.8 Battery Tube Upgrade Kit
This kit comes with all the parts you will need to upgrade your v2.5, v2.6, or v2.7 to the latest battery tubes. We have also released the directions in order to make the upgrade.
We hope you like the upgrade and as always please let us know if you have any feedback.