NexSens CB-150 Data Buoy

The NexSens CB-150 Data Buoy is designed for deployment in lakes, rivers, coastal waters, harbors, estuaries and other freshwater or marine environments.

Features

  • Integrated 8-watt solar panels for 24-watts of solar charging
  • Three 2" diameter sensor holes with female NPT threads for sensor deployment
  • Topside plate supports solar marine light, weather stations, and other sensors
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NexSens CB-150 Data BuoyCB-150 Data buoy with polymer-coated foam hull & (3) 8-watt solar panels, 150 lb. buoyancy
$4,995.00
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NexSens CB-150 Data Buoy
CB-150
Data buoy with polymer-coated foam hull & (3) 8-watt solar panels, 150 lb. buoyancy
Usually ships in 3-5 days
$4,995.00
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NexSens CB-A01 Data Buoy Battery Harness CB-A01-2 Battery harness with integrated solar regulator & (2) 8.5 A-Hr batteries
$495.00
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NexSens CB-A05 Data Buoy Battery Harnesses CB-A05-1 Battery harness with integrated solar regulator & (1) 28 A-Hr battery
$795.00
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NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger X2-CB X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with Wi-Fi telemetry
$2,495.00
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NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger X2-CB-C-2G3G X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with 2G/3G cellular telemetry
$2,995.00
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NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger X2-CB-C-VZ4G X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with Verizon 4G LTE cellular telemetry
$2,995.00
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NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger X2-CB-C-AT4G X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with AT&T 4G LTE cellular telemetry
$2,995.00
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NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger X2-CB-I X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with Iridium satellite telemetry
$2,995.00
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NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger X2-CB-R-DG X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with 900 MHz radio telemetry
$2,995.00
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NexSens M550 1-3NM Solar Marine Light M550-F-Y Solar marine light with flange mount & 1-3 nautical mile range, 15 flashes per minute, yellow
$595.00
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NexSens Buoy Cage Anti-Rotation Collar CB-CCA Cage anti-rotation collar for CB-Series data buoys
$295.00
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NexSens CB-Series Data Buoy Ballast Weight BAL25 Stainless steel ballast weight for CB-Series data buoys, 25 lb.
$295.00
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NexSens CB-Series Buoy Zinc Anode CB-ZA Sacrificial zinc anode for CB-Series data buoys
$29.00
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NexSens CB-Series Battery Float Charger Kits CB-PW-AC-30W Battery float charger for CB-A01-2 battery harness, UW 6-pin plug to AC adapter, 30W
$195.00
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NexSens CB-Series Battery Float Charger Kits CB-PW-AC-60W Battery float charger for CB-A05-X battery harness, UW 6-pin plug to AC adapter, 60W
$215.00
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NexSens UW Sensor Bulkhead Connector Assembly UW-BULK UW sensor bulkhead connector assembly with 1m flying lead cable
$145.00
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NexSens RF Bulkhead Connector Assembly RF-BULK RF bulkhead connector assembly, Type N female connector to SMA male connector
$195.00
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NexSens SVS-603 Wave Sensor SVS-603-UW Inertial wave sensor for wave height, period & direction. Housed in waterproof enclosure with UW plug connector for CB-Series data buoys
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NexSens CB-150/CB-450 Instrument Offset Mount CB-OFF-M Solar tower instrument offset mount for CB-150/CB-450 data buoys
$69.00
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NexSens Buoy Deployment Pipe Assemblies 912M Deployment pipe assembly with stop bolt & threaded male adapter, 2" schedule 80 PVC, 32" length
$145.00
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Battery harness with integrated solar regulator & (2) 8.5 A-Hr batteries
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$495.00
Battery harness with integrated solar regulator & (1) 28 A-Hr battery
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$795.00
X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with Wi-Fi telemetry
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$2,495.00
NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger
X2-CB-C-2G3G
X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with 2G/3G cellular telemetry
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$2,995.00
NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger
X2-CB-C-VZ4G
X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with Verizon 4G LTE cellular telemetry
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$2,995.00
NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger
X2-CB-C-AT4G
X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with AT&T 4G LTE cellular telemetry
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$2,995.00
NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger
X2-CB-I
X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with Iridium satellite telemetry
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$2,995.00
NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger
X2-CB-R-DG
X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with 900 MHz radio telemetry
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$2,995.00
Solar marine light with flange mount & 1-3 nautical mile range, 15 flashes per minute, yellow
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$595.00
Cage anti-rotation collar for CB-Series data buoys
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$295.00
Stainless steel ballast weight for CB-Series data buoys, 25 lb.
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$295.00
Sacrificial zinc anode for CB-Series data buoys
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$29.00
Battery float charger for CB-A01-2 battery harness, UW 6-pin plug to AC adapter, 30W
Usually ships in 3-5 days
$195.00
NexSens CB-Series Battery Float Charger Kits
CB-PW-AC-60W
Battery float charger for CB-A05-X battery harness, UW 6-pin plug to AC adapter, 60W
Usually ships in 3-5 days
$215.00
UW sensor bulkhead connector assembly with 1m flying lead cable
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$145.00
RF bulkhead connector assembly, Type N female connector to SMA male connector
Usually ships in 3-5 days
$195.00
NexSens SVS-603 Wave Sensor
SVS-603-UW
Inertial wave sensor for wave height, period & direction. Housed in waterproof enclosure with UW plug connector for CB-Series data buoys
Usually ships in 1-2 weeks
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Solar tower instrument offset mount for CB-150/CB-450 data buoys
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$69.00
Deployment pipe assembly with stop bolt & threaded male adapter, 2" schedule 80 PVC, 32" length
Usually ships in 3-5 days
$145.00

The NexSens CB-150 Data Buoy is designed for deployment in lakes, rivers, coastal waters, harbors, estuaries and other freshwater or marine environments. The floating platform supports both topside and subsurface environmental monitoring sensors including weather stations, wave sensors, thermistor strings, multi-parameter sondes, Doppler current profilers and other monitoring instruments.

The buoy is constructed of an inner core of cross-linked polyethylene foam with a tough polyurea skin. A topside 13” tall stainless steel tower includes three 8-watt 12VDC semi-flexible solar panels, and a center 10” ID x 13.5” tall data well accommodates batteries, data loggers, sensors, and more. Three 2” passthrough holes with female NPT bottom threads allow for quick connection of instrument deployment pipes and custom sensor mounts. The stainless steel frame supports both single point and multi-point moorings.

The CB-150 Data Buoy is optimized for use with NexSens data loggers. Wireless telemetry options include Wi-Fi, spread spectrum radio, cellular and Iridium satellite. Compatible digital and analog sensor interfaces include RS-232, RS-485, SDI-12, VDC, mA, and pulse count. The top of the instrument well includes 8 pass-through ports for power and sensor interface. Each port offers a UW receptacle with double O-ring seal for a reliable waterproof connection.

  • Hull Dimensions: 24” (60.96cm) outside diameter; 14” (35.56cm) tall
  • Tower Dimensions: 13” (33.02cm) tall, triangular
  • Data Well Dimensions: 10.3” (26.16cm) inside diameter; 13.5” (34.29cm) tall
  • Weight: 95 lbs. (43.09 kg)
  • Buoyancy: 150 lbs. (68.04 kg)
  • Hull Material: Cross-linked polyethylene foam with polyurea coating & stainless steel deck
  • Hardware Material: 316 stainless steel
  • Mooring Attachments: 1 or 2 point, 3/4” eyenut
  • Solar Power: (3) 8-watt 12 VDC solar panels
Questions & Answers
How is this buoy powered?

The CB-150 data buoy is powered by a 12VDC sealed lead acid battery or set of batteries housed inside the watertight data well. These batteries are continuously charged by the 8-watt solar panels integrated on the tower.

What types of instruments can be deployed on this platform?

Common instruments include water quality sensors and sondes, temperature strings, wave sensors, and acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCP’s). Please refer to our supported sensor list for a more comprehensive list.

Are these buoys rated for impact?

The polyurea coating provides impact resistance, though it’s possible that the coating can become cracked or damaged with heavy impact. In these situations, the crack can be sealed with silicone sealant to prevent delamination between the coating and closed-cell foam

What happens when a buoy breaks free of mooring equipment?

If there’s a potential for the buoy to break free from the mooring, it is recommended to integrate a GPS receiver to track its location.

Does the CB-150 include a data logger or do I need to supply my own?

The CB-150 buoy platform is available with the optional X2-CB data logger. NexSens can provide a turnkey CB-150 system complete with an X2-CB wireless data logger, WQData LIVE web datacenter, met/water sensors, and mooring hardware.

Alternatively, the CB-150 can be supplied as a floating 12 VDC power source for customer integrations. Each data buoy comes standard with a passthrough data well lid that accommodates cable runs into the watertight data well. The data well is a 10" diameter and will fit most data loggers and modems on the market.

The CB-150 data buoy is flexible for any buoy project, from turnkey to DIY and anything in between.

Can the CB-150 data buoy be shipped internationally?

Yes, it can be shipped internationally via UPS, FedEx, DHL, or customer-arranged freight carriers. The CB-150 is the largest size buoy that can be shipped in a cardboard box rather than on a pallet. It is possible to ship integrated buoy systems in separate boxes to keep shipping rates lower as long as each individual box does not exceed 150 pounds; however it is preferred to ship these turnkey systems on an export-approved pallet so that everything is assembled prior to shipment.

How many sensors can I fit on a CB-150 data buoy?

When purchased with the standard passthrough data well lid, six sensor ports are supplied for cable integration. When supplied with the X2-CB data logger, there are five integrated sensor ports. These can be expanded through 2-way and 4-way sensor splitters. In this case, the maximum number of sensors depends on the output of the sensors in use. The X2-CB data logger can accommodate up to three RS-232 sensors, up to ten SDI-12 sensors, and virtually an unlimited number of RS-485 Modbus RTU sensors.

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