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The original rugged, reliable Sound Velocity or CTD profiler for shallow water surveying.

Designed for profiling in coastal waters, compact Base•X is optimal for hand deployments from small boats, launches, and survey vessels.

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Product Description

Base•X is a rugged, shallow water profiler. Designed for profiling in coastal waters, this two sensor-port profiler is optimal for hand deployments from small boats, launches, and survey vessels.

Available versions rated to 100 m and 500 m, Base•X’s compact size makes it the ideal companion for the shallow water hydrographic surveyor. Like all other X•Series instruments, Base•X uses Xchange™ field-swappable sensors and converts from an SVP to a CTD profiler with the switch of a single sensor head.

Product Info


Sensor Ports2
Depth Rating100 m, 500 m
Housing Material100 m: Acetal, 500 m: Acetal
Sensor Cage Material100 m: Stainless Steel, 500 m: Stainless Steel
CommunicationsRS-232, RS-485
Power SourceInternally Rechargeable Battery, External
Data OutputLogs to Memory, Real-time Output
Input Voltage6.5-26 V
Length390 mm (15.3″)
Diameter69 mm (2.7″)
Weight in Air1.2 kg (2.6 lbs)
Weight in Water0.5 kg (1.1 lbs)
Product Info






ParameterSound VelocityConductivity, TemperaturePressureTurbidityTemperature
Depth Rating6000 m6000 m50 m, 100 m, 200 m, 500 m, 1000 m, 2000 m, 4000 m, 5000 m, 6000 m200 m, 300 m6000 m
Range1375-1625 m/s ᵃ, 1100-2000 m/s, 500-2000 m/sC: 0-90 mS/cm ᵇ, T: -5-45 ⁰C ᶜ0-50 dBar, 0-100 dBar, 0-200 dBar, 0-500 dBar, 0-1000 dBar, 0-2000 dBar, 0-4000 dBar, 0-5000 dBar, 0-6000 dBar0-3000 NTU ᵈ-5-45 ⁰C ᶜ
Response Time20 ms, (sample duration 47 μs)C: 25 ms ʰ, T: 100 ms10 ms< 0.7 s100 ms
Accuracy (+/-)0.025 m/s ᵍC: 0.01 mS/cm, T: 0.005 ⁰C0.05% FS2% of reading or 0.2 NTU0.005 ⁰C
Precision (+/-)0.006 m/s ᶠC: 0.003 mS/cm, T: 0.003 ⁰C0.03% FS0.5 % reading or 0.1 NTU0.003 ⁰C
Stability-C: 0.003 mS/cm/month ͤ---
Wiper---200 m: yes, 300 m: no-
Length87 mm (3.44″)109 mm (4.25″)73 mm (2.86″)200 m: 143 mm (5.61″), 300 m: 133 mm (5.25″)90 mm (3.53″)
Diameter32 mm (1.25″)63 mm (2.47″)11 mm (0.45″)29 mm (1.13″)23 mm (0.9″)
Resolution0.001 m/sC: 0.001 mS/cm, T: 0.001 ⁰C0.02% FS0.01 NTU0.001 ⁰C
ᵃ Standard range
ᵇ Will over-range to 100 mS/cm. Inquire for specifications.
ᶜ Will over-range to 60 ⁰C. Inquire for specifications.
ᵈ Digital auto-ranging
ᵉ When deployed with UV•Xchange™
ᶠ For standard range only. 0.02 m/s for other ranges.
ᵍ For standard range only. 0.5-1.0 m/s for other ranges.
ʰ At 1 m/s flow
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