SBE 33 Deck Unit

SBE 33 Carousel Deck Unit

Surface power and real-time data acquisition and control for water samplers (SBE 32 and 55) and Sea-Bird CTDs; two-way communication over single- or multi-conductor sea cable.

The rack-mountable SBE 33 provides surface power and real-time data acquisition and control for an SBE 32 Carousel Water Sampler (can close up to 24 bottles) with SBE 33 interface installed, or for the smaller SBE 55 ECO Water Sampler. When powered and controlled by the SBE 33, the water sampler can be used with an SBE 19, 19plus, 19plus V2, 25, 25plus, or 49 CTD, or without a CTD. The system provides real-time data telemetry and surface power for the CTD, and permits water sampler control with the SBE 33 front panel buttons or via our Seasave software.

The SBE 33 can also be used with a Power & Data Interface Module (PDIM) when a water sampler is not needed. The PDIM provides the same power and CTD data interface functionality as the water sampler, but without water sampling capability.

FEATURES

  • Surface power and real-time data acquisition and control for Sea-Bird water samplers and CTDs; two-way communication over single- or multi-conductor sea cable, and ample power for auxiliary sensors integrated with the CTD.
  • Bottles fired sequentially or in any order; front-panel LED display indicates which bottles have been fired.
  • NMEA and Surface PAR interfaces; decoded latitude and longitude, and Surface PAR data, appended to CTD data in
  • SBE 33, and passed to computer for storage and/or display with CTD data.
  • Seasoft© V2 Windows software package (setup, real-time data acquisition, data processing).
  • Five-year limited warranty.

 

             

OPTIONS

  • 120, 240, or EU 240 VAC power input.
  • XSG or wet-pluggable MCBH connectors for cable connection to water sampler.
  • Other system components / accessories (order separately): Water Sampler (SBE 32 or SBE 55); PDIM for real-time data acquisition without a water sampler; CTD; Surface PAR sensor.
Input Power 120 VAC at 60 Hz and 1.75A or 240 VAC at 50 Hz and 1A (switchable)  
Cable Compatibility Single / multi-core armored cable up to 10 km long with inner core resistance up to 350 ohms and armor used as return
Water Sampler Compatibility SBE 32 Carousel (any size; if using with 36-bottle Carousel, can only close 24 bottles)
SBE 55 ECO Water Sampler
Auxiliary Sensor Power Approximately 1 Amp, in addition to CTD power, is available at CTD for support of auxiliary sensors
Surface PAR 12 V output to power Surface PAR sensor (sensor can be ordered from Sea-Bird)
NMEA Support for NMEA 0183 protocol (NMEA device not supplied by Sea-Bird)
Dimensions Cabinet with electronics rack mounting bracket; mount holes center to center 464 mm (18.25 in.).
Dimensions 86 high x 444 wide x 375 mm deep (3.4 x 17.5 x 14.75 in.);
Feet add 13 mm (0.5 in.) to height;
mount ears add 38 mm (1.5 in.) to width
Weight 9.9 kg

 

DATA TELEMETRY

Notes:
1. DPSK = differential phase shift keyed, FSK = frequency shift keyed.
2. Seasave also supports acquisition of data from a NMEA device connected directly to the computer.

 

FRONT AND BACK PANELS

The list below includes (as applicable) the current product brochure, manual, and quick guide; software manual(s); and application notes.

For older SBE 33 product manuals, organized by instrument firmware version, click here.

Title Type Publication Date PDF File
SBE 33 Brochure Product Brochure Monday, May 16, 2016 33brochureMay16.pdf
SBE 33 Manual Product Manual Monday, May 16, 2016 33_015.pdf
Seasave V7 Manual Software Manual Thursday, May 26, 2016 Seasave_7.26.0.pdf
SBE Data Processing Manual Software Manual Thursday, May 26, 2016 SBEDataProcessing_7.26.0.pdf
Field Service Bulletin 16: Deck Unit and Interface Box Update for Newer NMEA Devices Field Service Bulletins Monday, March 8, 2010 FSB16RevMar2009.pdf
Seasave V7 Quick Guide Software Quick Guide Tuesday, August 3, 2010 Seasave_ReferenceSheet_001.pdf
AN47: Using Biospherical Surface PAR Light Sensor with SBE 33 or SBE 36 Deck Unit Application Notes Friday, February 21, 2014 appnote47Mar14.pdf
AN68: Using USB Ports to Communicate with Sea-Bird Instruments Application Notes Friday, October 19, 2012 appnote68Oct12.pdf
SeatermV2© is a terminal program launcher for setup and data upload of Sea-Bird instruments developed or redesigned in 2006 and later. The common feature of this generation of instruments is the ability to output status responses in XML. SeatermV2 is part of our Seasoft V2 software suite.
Version 2.6.1 released June 1, 2016
SeatermV2.6.1-b12.exe for Windows XP/Vista/7


Seaterm© is a terminal program for setup and data upload of a wide variety of older Sea-Bird instruments. Seaterm is part of our Seasoft V2 software suite.
Version 1.59 released October 10, 2007
Seaterm_Win32_V1_59.exe for Windows XP/Vista/7


Seasave V7© acquires, converts, and displays real-time or archived raw data from Sea-Bird profiling CTDs and thermosalinographs, as well as the SBE 16 family of moored CTDs. Seasave V7 is part of our Seasoft V2 software suite.
Version 7.26.2 released September 6, 2016
SeasaveV7.26.2-b13.exe for Windows XP/Vista/7


SBE Data Processing© consists of modular, menu-driven routines for converting, editing, processing, and plotting of oceanographic data acquired with Sea-Bird profiling CTDs, thermosalinographs, and the SBE 16 and 37 families of moored CTDs. SBE Data Processing is part of our Seasoft V2 software suite.
Version 7.26.2 released September 6, 2016


Family . Power Water Sampler Connectors (for test cable)
33 . 1 – 120 VAC 1 – XSG/AG
    2 – 240 VAC 2 – MCBH
    2 – EU 240 VAC  

Example: 33.12 is an SBE 33 with 120 VAC power input and test cable for water sampler with MCBH connectors. See table below for description of each selection:

PART # DESCRIPTION NOTES
33

CAROUSEL DECK UNIT - Provides sea cable telemetry for real-time Carousel operation with SBE 19/19plus/19plusV2/25/25plus or stand alone use without CTD. 120/240 VAC, rack-mountable. Includes A/D voltage input channel for surface PAR sensor (QSR/QCR-2200 - PAR sensor and cable not included), NMEA 0183 GPS interface, AC power cord, serial data cable, water sampler test cable, NMEA interface test cable, and Seasoft software and complete documentation. (Note: SBE 33 is not required when SBE 32 is used with 911plus).

SBE 33 provides real-time data acquisition & water sampler control for SBE 19, 19plus, 19plus V2, 25, 25plus, or 49 CTD with SBE 32 Carousel Water Sampler, or water sampler control for Carousel without CTD. SBE 32 Carousel Water Sampler (SBE 32, 32C, or 32SC) requires sea-cable/serial data interface 32P.xxx1 for these applications. Limited to closing 24 bottles.

SBE 33 also provides real-time data acquisition & water sampler control for SBE 19, 19plus, 19plus V2, 25, 25plus, or 49 CTD with SBE 55 ECO Water Sampler, or water sampler control for ECO without CTD.

Notes: 

  • Optional auxiliary sensors on CTDs not shown.
  • Computer, slip-ring-equipped winch, conductive cable, & NMEA 0183 navigation device not supplied by Sea-Bird.
  • PAR data is appended to CTD data stream in SBE 33, & passed to computer for storage &/or display with CTD data. SBE 33 supplies 12 volts to power sensor. See Third Party portion of price list to order surface PAR sensor; see SBE 33 Spares & Accessories below to order cable.
  • Seasave also supports acquisition of data from a NMEA device connected directly to computer (instead of SBE 33 deck unit) for all CTDs shown.
SBE 33 Power Selections — MUST SELECT ONE
33.1x 120 VAC  
33.2x 240 VAC  
33.3x EU 240 VAC  
SBE 33 Water Sampler Connector (for test cable) Selections — MUST SELECT ONE
33.x1 For water sampler with XSG/AG connectors

Wet-pluggable connectors may be mated in wet conditions. Their pins do not need to be dried before mating. By design, water on connector pins is forced out as connector is mated. However, they must not be mated or un-mated while submerged. Wet-pluggable connectors have a non-conducting guide pin to assist pin alignment & require less force to mate, making them easier to mate reliably under dark or cold conditions, compared to XSG/AG connectors. Like XSG/AG connectors, wet-pluggables need proper lubrication & require care during use to avoid trapping water in sockets.

33.x2 For water sampler with Wet-pluggable (MCBH) connectors
SBE 33 Real-Time Data Acquisition without a Water Sampler Options
PDIM.11 Underwater Power & Data Interface Module (PDIM), with XSG connectors, used with SBE 36/33 & CTD, 6800 m (does not include CTD interface cable or mounting hardware; ordered separately) PDIM can be used with SBE 33 when CTD is used without an SBE 32 Carousel Water Sampler, to provide same power and data interface functionality as SBE 32 Carousel Water Sampler.

PDIM housing is anodized aluminum, & is rated to 6800 m. PDIM order includes sea cable extension cable & pigtail cable, dummy plugs, & jackscrew kit. To order PDIM mount kit & CTD interface cable, see SBE 36.

PDIM connector type (XSG or Wet-pluggable) must match CTD connector type.

PDIM.12 Underwater Power & Data Interface Module (PDIM), with Wet-pluggable connectors, used with SBE 36/33 & CTD, 6800 m (does not include CTD interface cable or mounting hardware; ordered separately)
SBE 33 Spares & Accessories
17556 Deck Unit signal input cable (from slip rings to Deck Unit), 10 m (DN 31371) Pigtail connects Sea Cable on SBE 33 to slip rings.
17557 Deck Unit signal input cable (from slip rings to Deck Unit), 20 m (DN 31371)
17841 Deck Unit signal input cable (from slip rings to Deck Unit), 30 m (DN 31371)
17912 Deck Unit signal input cable (from slip rings to Deck Unit), 50 m (DN 31371)
80915 Test cable, 11/33/36 deck unit to 9/32/PDIM, RMG connector, 10 m (DN 31314) Connects Sea Cable on SBE 33 to Carousel or ECO for testing. Cable included with standard shipment; this is spare.
801587 Test cable, 11/33/36 deck unit to 9/32/PDIM, Wet-pluggable MCIL connector, 10 m (DN 32695)
801422 NMEA test cable, DB-9S to MS3106A, SBE 11p/33/36/45, 1.8 m (DN 32786) Connects NMEA Input on SBE 33 to computer simulating NMEA input for testing SBE 33 NMEA interface. NMEA simulation program, NMEATest, is part of Seasoft software, & is installed when you install SBE Data Processing. Cable included with standard shipment; this is spare.
171887 RS-232 serial cable, DB-9F to DB-9M, 3 m (171887) Connects Serial Data & Carousel Data on SBE 33 to computer COM ports. Two cables included with standard shipment; this is spare.
801367 Cable, QSR/QCR-2200 SPAR to Deck Unit, 15 m (DN 32704) Connects PAR Input on SBE 33 to Surface PAR sensor.
801368 Cable, QSR/QCR-2200 SPAR to Deck Unit, 30 m (DN 32704)
17015 AC power cord (US Standard), 2 m One of these power cords is included with standard shipment; these are spares.
17824 AC power cord (European plug), 2 m

Cables

  • To computer COM port (from SBE 33 Serial Data or Carousel Data), part #171886 (3 m) — SBE 33 with firmware < 3.0 (25-pin connector on SBE 33)
  • 171887 To computer COM port (from SBE 33 Serial Data or Carousel Data), 3 m — SBE 33 with firmware > 3.0 (9-pin connector on SBE 33)
  • 17015 To AC power supply (U.S. Standard)
  • 17824 To AC power supply (European plug)
  • 80915 To SBE 32 or 55 Water Sampler (with XSG connector) (test cable) (from SBE 33 Sea Cable), 10 m, DN 31314
  • 801587 To SBE 32 or 55 Water Sampler (with Wet-pluggable connectors) (test cable) (from SBE 33 Sea Cable), 10 m, DN 32695
  • part # varies depending on length, To slip ring (from SBE 33 Sea Cable), DN 31371
  • 801422 To NMEA simulation computer COM port (from SBE 33 NMEA Input), 1.8 m, DN 32786
  • 801367 To Surface PAR QSR-2200 or QCR-2200 with Switchcraft connector (from SBE 33 PAR Input), 15 m, DN 32704
  • 80665 To Surface PAR QSR-240 or QCR-240 with Bendix connector (from SBE 33 PAR Input), 30 m, DN 31475
  • 801238 To Surface PAR QSR-240 or -2200 or QCR-240 or -2200 with Lemo connector (from SBE 33 PAR Input), 30 m, DN 32434

Mount Kits

Mounted to Electronics Rack

  • 30617  Deck unit rack mount ear kit (document 67059)