NexSens XB-200 Data Buoy

The NexSens XB-200 data buoy is ideal for water monitoring applications requiring portability and quick deployment, yet strong enough for rough water.

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  • Integrated 15-watt solar panels for 45-watts of solar charging
  • Three 4" diameter sensor holes for sensor deployment
  • Topside plate supports solar marine light, weather stations, and other sensors
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The XB-200 represents the next generation of data buoy platforms from NexSens Technology. It is ideal for applications requiring portability and quick deployment, yet strong enough for rough water. The platform is a popular choice for limnology research, dredge turbidity monitoring, temperature or dissolved oxygen profiling, fisheries and aquaculture monitoring, harmful algal bloom detection, and oil spill response.

The hull and solar tower on the XB-200 are made from UV stabilized, linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), offering both flexibility and toughness. The hull is filled with a lightweight, closed-cell polyurethane foam to keep the buoy afloat even if pierced or damaged. Batteries are housed in a waterproof compartment in the buoy hull with additional room for measurement electronics and telemetric equipment.

When configured with the NexSens X3 4G LTE cellular or Iridium satellite data logger, all electronics are mounted under the solar tower top plate for quick access and easy replacement. Three 4” pass-through ports accommodate water monitoring sensors, and a configurable top plate accommodates weather sensors along with a navigation beacon. Commonly integrated sensors include weather stations, wave sensors, thermistor strings, multi-parameter sondes, Doppler current profilers, and other monitoring instruments.

  • Hull Height: 22.0” (55.8cm)
  • Battery Well Inner Diameter: 9.7” (23.6cm) above battery
  • Battery Well Height: 20.5" (52.1cm)
  • Pass-Through Hole Diameter: 4.0" (10.2cm)
  • Tower Height: 20.0” (50.8cm)
  • Solar Panels: 3x 15-watts
  • Weight: 67 lb. (30.4kg)
  • Net Buoyancy: 200 lb. (91kg)
  • Hull Material: UV stabilized, linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) with closed-cell polyurethane foam fill
  • Hardware Material: 316 stainless steel
  • Mooring Attachments: 2x 5/8” eye nuts
  • (1) XB-200 solar tower with (3) 15-watt solar panels
  • (1) XB-200 buoy hull with battery well lid & power connections
  • (1) XB-200 instrument cage with integrated cross members for mooring clamps
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