Applied Acoustics 962 FatBoy Transponder

Available as:
  • Rental
  • Sale (ex rental)

Applied Acoustics 962 FatBoy Transponder - available for rental, hire and ex-rental purchase from Ashtead Technology.

The AA 962 is a high output variants of the highly successful 900 Series Beacons. The full range operate with Simrad HiPAP, Simrad HPR 300/400, Sonardyne USBL and ORE Trackpoint II/LXT USBL systems. Channel (frequency) selection is by two external switches which allows for 144 frequency combinations. This very high power design is part of the Applied Acoustics Mega-Signal range.

Sale Information
Ex-rental unit for sale - sold as seen. Contact us for information.

Key features

  • 3000/4000 metre depth capability.
  • High power directional transducers for longer ranges
  • Ideal for applications in deep, noisy or difficult environments.
  • Operates as transponder, responder or pinger


  • particularly useful for work in deep water or in noisy environments.

Technical specifications

Physical Specification+/-15 degrees @ 208dB
Housing materialHard Anodised Aluminium.
Depth rating1000, 2000, 3000 or 4000m
ON/OFF switchRotary in lower end-cap.
Channel selectors / Electrical specificationRotary in lower end-cap.
Battery typeRechargeable Ni-cad.
Operational life50,000 replies.
Listening life100 days
Transmit frequency27 - 33 kHz
Receive frequency16-27 kHz.
Turn around time15/30/60ms dependant on setting.
Charging connectorVSG-4-BCL on end-cap
Responder key+ve 3 - 25 volts
External power22 - 35vdc
Rx sensitivity / Compatibility80dB re 1 uPa typical.
HPR30014, transponder/responder.
HPR 40014+56, transponder/responder
HiPAP56, transponder/responder.
Sonardyne USBL14, transponder/responder.
ORE Trackpoint II8, transponder/responder. 5, pinger.
Emergency pinger37.5 kHz
Test Channels3


Diameter x Length125 mm x 575 mm4.9 x 22.6""
Weight in air / water15kg / 8kg33lbs / 17.6lbs