Connecting Trident tethers

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#1

I’m hoping the team will develop something once the kickstarter backers have all gotten their Tridents…
I’m thinking something along these lines shouldn’t be too difficult (although smaller of course).


#2

This is probably not so easy as you may think (boyancy, pressure, frequency of opening the protective case, …) and having 25 metres in plus will not change the world ! You only take rhe risk to exceed the 100 m limit and after this discussions will start on warrenty aso.
You will probably see that most of the time you will not dive below 30 meters.


#3

I too am very interested in daisy chaining tethers to get better length for use at depth as I have a few neutral tethers already (OpenROV 2.7 & BlueROV2) that ideally should be able to be used across the multiple units (one of my main focuses is for the deeper end of the depth range of the units)

I would really appreciate a few images of the connection of the tether to the trident (mine’s not arriving till June [Super Early Bird Special with the upgraded motors]) as this is obviously suitable for 100m depth

I am also interested if OpenROV intends to offer end/connections in their store

Scott


#4

Around 30m I have no problem diving myself. I’ve even done 70 meters without problem ( although not in the Baltic). What I want the Trident for is going to the places I can’t go myself or possibly to check out the places that take a bit of effort before I decide to go there, like 40 meters plus. A 125 meter tether would be a significant improvement compared to a 100 meter tether in my book. You’re not likely to be positioned right above the target but will need some leeway to get around.


#5

Totally agree. You need more than 100m tether to reach 100m depth. Being able to daisy chain tethers would be a great plus.


#6

I’m pretty sure Eric has answered/discussed this in the comments section at Kickstarter. I think it was said that 100+25 would probably be doable but 100+100 would require some kind of powered signal amplifier.