FONN

Fonn_product_conseptlogo_white

VERSATILE, MULTI-PURPOSE

PINLESS SUBSEA CONNECTOR

Fonn represents the convergence of patented high-speed microwave-based data transfer technology with innovative power transfer techniques. 250 W power transfer provides a solution for many tooling applications and mid-range power requirements, facilitating new possibilities for the subsea industry.

Comparative Advantages

WiSub pinless connectors transfer data through seawater at much higher data rates than many other existing non-contact subsea communications methods, being based on WiSub-patented high-speed, high-frequency microwave electronics vs. low-frequency RF, inductive or acoustic technologies.
Advantages over legacy “plug-in” wet-mate connectors include galvanic separation, alignment freedom, immunity against seal contamination and unlimited mating cycles.

WiSub pinless connectors are unaffected by acoustic disturbance and turbidity, or by marine growth that might affect optical systems. Driving electronics and transducers are optimized for through-water transmissions. Low-frequency inductive power transfer and high-frequency data transfer solutions peacefully co-existing without interference.

Flexible Operational Tolerances

WiSub pinless connectors overcome sub-millimeter tolerances to offer centimeter tolerances on your subsea connection applications, enabling subsea solutions never before possible with pinned connectors.

Dimensions (mm)

360 degree Coninuous Rotation Tolerance

Angular Misalignment Tolerance

Cross Axis Tolerance

Gap Tolerance

 

Strength through Collaboration

WiSub has developed solutions in partnership with industry, academia and government. If our products do not match your current needs, please contact us with your requirements and perhaps learn what’s coming down the line. Development of next-generation product is ongoing.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DATA TRANSFER(via microwave link)
Power requirements 1W minimum, 1.5W peak
Input voltage 24 vdc
Data rate 100Mbpsa
Data type Ethernet and Serial (RS232, RS422, RS485)a
Seawater gap 0 to 30 mm b
POWER TRANSFER(via inductive link)
Power output c 250W
Voltage c 24 vdc IN, 24 vdc OUT
Distance 0 to 10 mm
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES Fonn Transmitter Tx Fonn Receiver Rx
Weight in air 6 kg 7 kg
Weight in water 3 kg 4 kg
Housing Aluminium u Aluminium u
Encapsulation PBOF r PBOF r
a Options include serial, video or customer-specified data format
b Greater distance is possible with decreased data throughput, up to 60 mm at 10 Mbps
c Power transfer solution is customized to specific applications. WiSub Torden™ 1000 Watt
pinless wet-mate connector pictured on front page.
u Customer-specified materials for housing are possible including 316SS, beryllium copper and titanium
r Pressure-balanced, oil-filled with DC200 silicone oil

KEEP ME UP TO DATE ON THIS PRODUCT

LOOKING FOR THE SAME DATA PERFORMANCE IN A SMALLER PACKAGE?



Check out our award winning Maelstrom product. With several flexible mounting options and the transfer of 24 vdc @ 2 Amps, Maelstrom could be just what you’re looking for.

DO YOU ALSO NEED TO DELIVER HIGHER POWER?

For your more power-hungry applications, Torden delivers 1000 Watts in a 24 vdc solution, flowing a whopping 42 Amps over a 10 mm gap.