Valeport miniIPS (100m, 1000m & 3000m depth rating)

Valeport miniIPS – Available for rental, hire and purchase from Ashtead Technology.

The miniIPS is a precision underwater pressure sensor; 0.01% accuracy, a titanium housing and a choice of pressure ranges make it a cost effective solution for offshore engineers, vehicle pilots, and other operators who require highly accurate depth information in real time. The miniIPS is also compatible with Valeport's MIDAS BathyPack and BathyLog software, allowing the depth data to be continually updated for Density variations in the water column. The pressure sensor fitted to the mini IPS is a revolutionary temperature compensated piezo-resistive sensor, which delivers the performance previously only available from a resonant quartz sensor at a more cost-effective price. It also brings the advantages of long term stability, allowing longer intervals between calibration, and a smaller and more robust construction; complex and vulnerable arrangement of diaphragms and oil filled capillaries & reservoirs are no longer necessary.

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Key features

  • Choice of pressure ranges
  • Long term stability
  • Small, robust construction
  • Titanium Housing

Technical specifications

TypeTemperature compensated piezo-resistive
Range10, 30 ,100 or 300 bar
Accuracy±0.01% FS
Resolution0.001% FS
SamplingContinuous, burst average, or data on demand
Data Rate1, 2, 4, or 8Hz coninuous, down to 1 sample per day bursting
UnitsSecondary calibration function allows conversion of dBar pressure units into metres or feet, or other required units
TareTare function allows correction for atmospheric offset
HousingTitanium (6000m rating)
ConnectorSubconn MCBH6F (titanium)
OutputRS232 & RS485 fitted as standard
Protocol4800 to 115200 baud (8, 1, N)
FormatASCII text Data format compatible with Valeport's BathyLog software, allowing real time dpeth correction using Density Profiles
Input9 - 30vDC
PowerLess than 0.4W


40mm dia x 185 mm (including connector)1.6 dia x 7.3" (including connector)"<1 kg (air)<2.2lbs (air)