Applied Acoustics Squid 500 Sparker

Applied Acoustics Squid 500 Sparker – Available for rental, hire and ex-rental purchase from Ashtead Technology.

The Applied Acoustics Squid 500 is used for high resolution applications with low electrical power input and high penetration. The small Squid 500 is used with a Boomer/Sparker HV cable and is buoyed-off by any suitable device available.

Different sparker tips can be used with all sparkers to increase resolution or penetration as required. Sub metre resolution and the ability to produce excellent data to hundreds of metres penetration ensure that the AAE sparkers are the proven tool for a wide variety of sub-bottom profiler applications.

Technical specifications

Recommended Power300J-800J
Maximum Energy Input1200J
Operating Voltage3000-4000 volts
Source Level216 dB typical
Pulse LengthDependent on tips and power applied
Connector TypeEnhanced Joy Plug
Energy SourceCSP-P; CSP-D; CSP-S
HV CableHV 4000 Boomer cable


800 mm long x 150 mm diameter31.5in x 5.9in3kg6.6lb