The Fathom Spool is an easy to use tether spool for the Fathom ROV tethers like those used on the Blue Robotics BlueROV2. An integrated slip ring provides connections for up to eight tether wires, even while the spool is rotating. It’s quick to set up and use in a variety of conditions. Full IP67 water resistance means it is splash-proof, and a reversible locking handle makes it easy to transport.
The spool includes an adjustable brake to provide fine control over the resistance while spooling and unspooling.
The crank handle can be removed with a single thumb screw, allowing it to be flipped around and reinstalled for easy transportation and locking of the spool.
The Fathom Spool is delivered as a partially-assembled kit with simple assembly required. It has a Binder 770 connector on both the inside and outside of the spool making for easy tether installation. An included 8 meter (26 ft) extension cable provides a connection from the outer connector on the spool to your FXTI and topside computer.
The Fathom Spool is available in two configurations- a standard width version capable of storing up to 150m of Fathom ROV tether, and a large version capable of storing up to 300m.
Does not include tether! A Fathom-X Tether Interface (FXTI) topside box is required for use, as well as a tether with an installed Binder 770 connector (Included in the standard BlueROV2 package).