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NE Pacific Ocean

Hercules' Protected Electric Panel

Susie Hill / Ocean Exploration Trust

With Hercules' ability to travel down to 4,000 m (13,1,23 feet), all equipment including electrical wires need to be protected from the extreme pressure. So, the ROV engineers encase the panels containing the wires with mineral oil that is not easily compressed, does not conduct electricity, and does not corrode.