As part of the new HD series, the HD100 provides antifouling protection for hulls, drives, and other parts of a vessel that are prone to marine fouling. The HD series offers an increased efficiency profile that is capable of delivering nearly double the power directly to the transducers when compared to prior versions. Additionally, all HD series products feature our latest hardware technology that boosts overall effectiveness by utilizing a higher frequency bandwidth. HD series products also provide more than twice as many frequencies and ultrasound bursts in targeted ranges, as compared to previous versions.
The HD100 is a four transducer unit engineered as a stand-alone system which can be used to add antifouling protection to hulls, drives, rudders, stabilizers, and more. When used alone, it can provide ultrasonic antifouling protection for hulls up to 48ft in length, or a combination of 2 drives and 2 rudders when used for drives and stern gear. As with all Hull Shield products, the HD100 can be supplemented with additional systems to provide effective protection for vessels of any size.
Please note that ultrasonic antifouling technology is designed to work in conjunction with a soft ablative bottom paint.
The Hull Shield HD100 controller is the brain behind the brawn. HD100 controllers generate signals for up to 4 transducers and consume about 1Ah of current at maximum potential (when the battery system voltage is at or above 12.7V). The controller is mounted in an accessible location near the 12V battery system supply. The transducer signal cables are routed back to the controller. The HD100 enclosure is IP68 and NEMA rated for waterproof installation, and all connections are IP67 rated or above.
HD series controllers operate on 12VDC battery systems. Please contact us for alternate options on 24VDC systems.
4 Ultrasonic Emitters
This system is equipped with four transducer emitters used to generate the ultrasonic signals which disrupt marine fouling.
Solar / Wind / Low-Power Mode
The HD100 actively monitors system voltage levels, which allows it to automatically enter a power conservation mode that is beneficial for use with solar & wind power supplies. The LOW-POWER mode is a completely automated process and reduces overall system current consumption to less than 0.5Ah at peak output. LOW-POWER mode can then adjust power consumption to as low 0.25Ah of current depending on available battery power.
This system features an automated sleep mode where the entire system will automatically shut down to conserve system battery levels for important tasks such as motor starting and bilge pumps. The SLEEP MODE is activated when the HD100 detects that the battery voltage has dropped to 50% capacity (approximately 12.1V). When SLEEP MODE is activated, the Hull Shield halts all ultrasonic output and powers down; power consumption drops to near zero (just a few micro-amps). The HD100 will automatically awaken when battery levels have returned to operational levels.
DRIVES & RUNNING GEAR – one transducer can provide dedicated protection for any single isolated part. Examples of isolated parts are drive shaft & props, rudders, exterior engine brackets, struts, swim platforms, and trim tabs. Because these parts are isolated from the hull and each other, a transducer is required for each isolated part.
EXAMPLE 1: Boat with Two IPS Pods – Two transducers are required; one on each pod.
EXAMPLE 2: Boat with Two Inboards – Four transducers are required; one for each engine drive, and one for each rudder.
EXAMPLE 3: Boat with Two I/O Drives – Four transducers are required; one for each engine drive, and one for each exterior cowling and bracket.
HULLS – each transducer provides approximately 200sqft of protected underwater surface area. A rough estimate of your underwater surface area can be calculated by doubling your draft, adding it to your beam, then multiplying by your LWL (length at water line).
The calculation will be: ((DRAFT * 2) + BEAM) * LWL
EXAMPLE for a boat with LWL of 40ft, beam of 14ft, and draft of 3ft.
- ((DRAFT * 2) + BEAM) * LWL
- ((3 * 2) + 14) * 40 = 800sqft
- 800 / 200 = 4 transducers required to protect the hull of this boat.
The HD100 Package Includes:
- 1x Hull Shield HD100 Control Module with Integrated Power Cable
- 4x Submersible Ultrasonic Transducers with 15ft of Cable
- 2x Additional 15ft Extension Cables
- 1x Installation Kit (Epoxy Adhesive, Sandpaper, Battery Ring Terminals)
- 1x Printed Installation and Operation Manual
Please Note: Hull Shield HD100 kits are provided with transducers having 15ft of attached cable. HD100 kits also include two 15ft signal cable extensions. Depending on boat size, you may require additional transducer signal cable to span the distance between the transducer mounting location and the controller. Extra signal cables can be added to your order by clicking HERE.
This unit can also be combined with other Hull Shield systems to extend protective range and/or antifouling intensity.