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BENTHOWAVE INSTRUMENT INC. Acoustic Transducer & System 

Hydrophone and Preamplifier Wiring

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Hydrophone Wiring (with Built-in Preamplifier)

BII provides single-power-supply preamplifiers and split-power-supply preamplifiers, please double check before powering the hydrophone to avoid damaging the hydrophones.

Built-in Preamplifier Power Supply Type Output Type
BII-1010 Series Single Power Supply Differential Output
BII-1020 Series Single Power Supply Single-Ended Output
BII-1030 Series Single Power Supply Single-Ended Output
BII-1040 Series BII-1041/2/3:
     Split/Dual Power Supply
BII-1046/7/8:
     Single Power Supply
Single-Ended Output
BII-1050 Series Single Power Supply Single-Ended Output
BII-1060 Series Single Power Supply Single-Ended Output
BII-1070 Series Single Power Supply Single-Ended Output
BII-1080 Series Single Power Supply Single-Ended Output
BII-1090 Series Single Power Supply Single-Ended Output
Power Supply Type of Preamplifiers: Single-Power-Supply Single-Power-Supply Dual-Power-Supply
Underwater Mateable Connector (4 Contacts) Single-Ended Output Differential Output Single-Ended Output
Pin 1: Common  Common  Common 
Pin 2: Signal  Signal + Signal 
Pin 3: +VDC +VDC +VDC
Pin 4:  Common Signal - -VDC
       
MIL-5015 Style (4 Contacts) Single-Ended Output Differential Output Single-Ended Output
Pin A: Common  Common  Common
Pin B: Signal  Signal + Signal 
Pin C: +VDC +VDC +VDC
Pin D: Commom Signal - -VDC
       
BNC and  +9V Battery Snap Single-ended Output   Single-ended Output
Female Snap: Power Supply: +VDC   Two Batteries: +9VDC
Male Snap: Common   Common
BNC Center Pin: Output Signal   Output Signal
BNC Shield: Common Common
       
Wire Leads Single-ended Output Differential Output Single-ended Output
Red Wire: +VDC +VDC +VDC
Black Wire: Common Common Common
White Wire: Output Signal Output Signal + Output Signal
Blue Wire: Common Output Signal - -VDC
Cable Shield (Drain Wire): Shielding Shielding Shielding
       
Wire Leads (BII-7080 Series ONLY) Single-ended Output    
Red Wire: +VDC    
Black Wire: Common    
White Wire: Output Signal    
Brown Wire: A1 (Gain Selection)    
Blue Wire: A0 (Gain Selection)    
Green Wire: Digital Common    
Cable Shield: Shielding    
       
Wire Leads with +9V Battery Snap Single-ended Output Differential Output Single-ended Output
Female Snap: +VDC +VDC +9VDC
Male Snap: Common Common Common
White Wire: Output Signal Output Signal + Output Signal
Blue Wire: N/A Output Signal - N/A
Black Wire: Common Common Common
Cable Shield (Drain Wire): Shielding Shielding Shielding
       
Wire Leads with +9V Battery Snap
(BII-7080 Series ONLY)
Single-ended Output    
Female Snap: +VDC    
Male Snap: Common    
White Wire: Output Signal    
Black Wire: Common    
Brown Wire: A1 (Gain Selection)    
Blue Wire: A0 (Gain Selection)    
Green Wire: Digital Common    
Cable Shield: Shielding    
       
Thru-hole Mounting: Wire/Cable Bundle with Wire Leads Single-ended Output Differential Output Single-ended Output
Coax Conductor: +VDC +VDC +VDC
Coax Shield: Common Common -VDC
White Wire: Output Signal Output Signal + Output Signal
Black Wire: Common Output Signal - Common
Cable Shield: Shielding Shielding Shielding
       
Hydrophone Wiring (no preamplifier)
Coax, Single-ended Shielded Cable, Single-ended Shielded Cable, Differential
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 Wires, Single-ended  Wires, Differential  
High Temperature Transducer High Temperature Transducer   
     
Wires Single-Ended Output Differential Output
White Wire: Signal Signal +
Black Wire: Common Signal -
Green Wire N/A Common
     
Shielded Cable Single-Ended Output Differential Output
Red or White Wire: Signal Signal +
Black Wire: Common Signal -
Shield/Drain Wire: Common Common
     
Coax with Wire Leads Single-Ended Output Differential Output
Coax Conductor Signal N/A
Coax Shield Common N/A
     
Coax with BNC Single-Ended Output Differential Output
BNC Center Pin Signal N/A
BNC Shield Common N/A
     
Underwater Mateable Connector Single-Ended Output Differential Output
Pin 1: Common  Common 
Pin 2: Signal  Signal +
Pin 3: Open (Not used)  Open (Not used)
Pin 4:  Shielding   Signal -
     
MIL-5015 Style  Single-Ended Output Differential Output
Pin A: Common  Common 
Pin B: Signal  Signal +
Pin C: Open (Not used)  Open (Not used)
Pin D: Shielding   Signal -

Hydrophone Wiring 

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