The Locator-U1 is a battery powered, digital hydro acoustic locator device. It carries an internal GPS based time sync module, which means no tether is required. This Locator fits well for divers, ROVs where power is not easily accessible, or other underwater applications.
The internal battery is rechargeable using a USB-C charger. Before deployment in water, the Locator-U1 needs to achieve a GPS lock. The integrated status-LED shows the condition of the GPS lock. Once the Locator-U1 has lock it can operate for approximately 6 hours befor needing resync with GPS.
The Locator-U1 has a rotary switch located on the inside of the cap. This switch is used to change the channel on which the Locator is transmitting. The same channel needs to be selected in the Water Linked Underwater GPS GUI.
The Locator has 3 mounting holes on each side for M3 screws. A default bracket is included.
No green light: Power is off and the unit is not ready for diving.
Flashing green light (once a second): Searching for GPS lock. The unit is not ready to dive.
Fixed green light: GPS lock is acheived. The unit is ready to dive.
Flashing green light (slow): GPS lock has been acheived but lost. The unit is ready to dive.
Pulsating green light : The Locator-U1 is charging. The unit is not ready to dive.
The Locator-U1 can only be submerged for about 6 hours. It then needs to dry the pressure sensor in order to give correct depth readings.
Because the U1 is battery powered the only interface for it is the charing port which is a standard USB-C type connector.
Included in package
USB-C charging cable
Bracket for mounting