| Diving Systems type TAE consist of electronic switch unit TAE2 and two Piston Tanks type TA featuring AutoStop and AutoTrim. Robust design, large dimensioned power stack and technically mature software offering two fail safe devices make this system most reliable. |
Control unit TAE2 features enhanced switching characteristics covering any avoidable risks to the operational safety of your submarine model. Each Piston Tank is safeguarded by a self-resetting polymer fuse against electrical overload.
The TAE2 will automatically switch to empty the Piston Tanks not only if receiver signal is lost but even if the receiver itself or receiver power (Rx battery or BEC) is defective, thereby allowing the model to resurface safely.
In addition, the unit features 3 additional fail safe devices, such as loss of receiver signal, low battery monitor and limitation of operational depth by pressure switch (item no. 5029), included in this set. If transmitter signal is lost (e.g. by excessive depth) or main battery power has diminished the unit will also automatically switch the tanks to bail. Threshold voltage at which the automatic resurfacing mode is activated is adjustable by a rotary switch onboard of the unit (factory settings 4V for 6V operation, 9V for 12V operation). Operational and switching modes are indicated by LEDs.
The TAE2 is 100% compatible with its predecessor TAE.
TAE2 can optionally be upgraded with Static Depth Controller TAES (item no. 1584-TAES-B).
Main Features of the TAE2
simultaneous control of 2 Piston Tanks
4 fail safe devices
self-resetting fuses against overload
threshold voltage adjustable
100% compatible with preceding model TAE
pressure switch includedA pressure switch is also part of the fail safe system, acting as a peripheral safety device for limiting operational depth of the model to approx. 1.8 m (for standard ENGEL WTC volume).
The pressure switch incorporates a further safety function. If the over pressure of approx. 0.12 bar inside the hull (which develops by compressing the air within the hull when tanks are completely filled) decreases due to a leakage, the pressure switch will terminate the "submerge mode" allowing the model to "resurface" only. This feature ensures that no water can be drawn into the WTC (Water Tight Compartment). As long as the leakage remains the model cannot be submerged.
Therefore, the WTC must be hermetically sealed. Any leak will inevitably cause suspension of the submerge mode.
Dive systems TAE can be upgraded with a Static Depth Controller, so-called TAES (item no. 1585-TAES-B). This auxiliary controller is equipped with a pressure sensor supporting the trim of the submerged, static (not moving) model. TAES measures the pressure differentials during submerging and resurfacing which are then equalized by water being sucked in and pressed out of the Piston Tanks. With this system no further manual trimming is necessary, thereby allowing the model to be held automatically within a desired depth range.