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Tether to tether interface connection too short...missing jumper?


#1


Installation instructions say to connect blue and blue/white stripe wires to the Fathom-X tether interface via the green terminal block, however our factory installed tether terminations are 6 inches short of reaching the front of the assembly. Are we missing a jumper cable or something to make this connection?


(Kevin) #2

@AlaskaSubmarine It looks like we missed providing a Blue and White extension cable that connects the R2 tether to the Fathom-X. Sorry about that! Please send an email to support@bluerobotics.com with your shipping address and we will get one out to you on Monday. It will look similar to what is below:


For anyone else that this also happened to, please send an e-mail to the above address and we will send the required cable.


#3

Thanks, WILCO.


(TCIII) #4

@kklemens,

Could you please provide a link to the small wire pin terminators shown in the picture above?

Regards,
TCIII AVD


(Tim) #5

Wire ferrules here: https://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/124/808

I’ve gotten them from Amazon as well.

This is the crimper I use: http://a.co/d/f4CYrSO


(TCIII) #6

@PacNW,

Thanks for the info, much appreciated.

Regards,
TCIII AVD


(Kevin) #7

@tciii We use ferrules for 24 AWG wire. The links @PacNW for the ferrules and hexagonal crimpers will work just fine.


(CSKY Solutions) #8

20180828_204020 what type of connector is this?


(Kevin) #9

@Fazdli It a 3 position 0.1” (2.54mm) Crimp Connector Housing. They are also very commonly used as “servo connectors.” We get ours from Pololu. Due to their size (able to fit through a penetrator hole) and low cost, these connectors will probably be our standard for some time.


#10

In the meantime, while we wait for the jumper to arrive, we have simply been using a conventional twisted pair of wires from a telecom line stripped and pushed into the connector. It has been working well.