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Quick Start

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Step 1

Unpack the REVOLUTION ROV and all of its components near your deployment site. step1 guide unbox revolution

Step 2

Pull out some tether from the reel and unscrew the protective cap. Bring the tether to the rear of the ROV. step2 guide attach tether

Step 3

Mount the strain relief to the rear bracket on the ROV. step3 guide strain relief

Step 4

Connect the tether to the rear port on the ROV. step4 guide connect-tether-to-rear

Step 5

Connect the controller to the tether reel. step5 guide connect controller

Step 6

Turn the controller on. step6 guide turn on

Step 7

Conduct pre-dive checks of the camera, grabber and thruster controls. step7 guide pre dive check

Step 8

Deploy the ROV by lowering it by the tether. step8 guide deployment

In the Box


Integrated super bright screen controller operating BRIDGE software

4 Camera-facing LED lights

Spare batteries with LED floodlights

260 degree rotating HD camera and high powered LED light

2 Function grabber arm

Wheeled Pelican Case


300 m (1000 ft) tether on reel (6mm diameter)

Laser scaler (10cm/3.9")

Chargers and Ballast Tool Kit

How To


Charging the REVOLUTION

  1. Remove the port plugs on the ROV batteries
  2. Check if the ports are dry. Compressed air works best to quickly dry the port. Water will not damage the port; however, over a long period of time, charging them quickly corrode the pins.
  3. Plug the chargers into a power source (outlet or generator). The LEDs on the transformers will turn green.
  4. Plug the chargers into the ROV. The LEDs on the transformers will turn red - indicating there is a power draw.

Note: The battery tubes can be charged while disconnected from the ROV.


Swapping Grabber Attachments

  1. Begin by extending the worm screw all the way out so that the Grabber is fully open.
  2. Untighten the two mounting thumb screws and remove the grabber.
  3. Place your grabber attachment from the bottom. This makes it easier to line up the tongue and grooves.
  4. Line up the last tongue on the new grabber with the last groove on the worm screw.
  5. Refasten the two thumb screws.

Note: This is for the following attachments: Standard Grabber, Tri-Jaw, Large Interlocking, Small Interlocking, Water Samplers, Sediment Samplers, and Caliper.


Managing Thruster Fault

Thrusters are built with magnetic couplings, the actual motor is inside the pressure sealed housing. This prevents leakage and makes maintenance extremely simple. The propeller and shaft are connected to the motor with a ring of rare earth magnets.

When objects foul a thruster, obstructing its rotation, the magnetics can slide over one another preventing damage to the electric motor.

The resistance will cause a power draw of that thruster to go beyond the normal threshold and the ROV will disable the affected thruster automatically.

  1. A “Fault Detected” warning will pop up on the top left corner of the screen.
  2. Press enter to go to the fault menu. Current and all previous faults will be displayed.
  3. When you have identified which thruster has faulted, retrieve the ROV and remove the obstruction from the prop.
  4. Select clear faults and hit enter.
  5. The ROV thrusters will now be engaged and you will be able to continue with your operation.

Note: Even though the ROV thruster has faulted, it is best practice to disable the ROV’s motors prior to retrieving it from the water.


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