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Raystar 125 GPS Receiver
Owner's Handbook
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Welcome to the Raystar RS125 GPS Receiver
Your handbook contains an explanation of how to install,
operate and maintain your Raystar RS125 GPS Receiver.
Intended Use
This product is a GPS antenna with a built-in position
fixing receiver using either NMEA0183 (Version 2.3 or
later), or Raymarine SeaTalk data output. The intended
application is for leisure marine boats and workboats not
covered by IMO/SOLAS carriage requirements.
What's in the box?....
Part No: R38104
10m (33ft) NMEA/SeaTalk
connection cable
Part No: R38103
Raystar RS125 GPS Receiver
Part No: E35018
Pole mount kit
Thumb nuts (x2)
Flush mount gasket
The Raystar RS125 GPS Receiver has no user serviceable parts.
Studs (x2)
Screws (x2)
3- way
Scotchlok TM
connectors (x5)
What tools do I need to install it?....
6mm (1/4 in)
Drill bit
20mm (13/16 in)
Drill bit
Phillips
screwdriver
Adhesive tape
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Drill
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Safety notices
RS125 GPS Receiver
WARNING: Navigation aid
Although this product has been designed to be accurate and reliable, many factors
can affect its performance. As a result, it should only be used as an aid to navigation
and should never replace common sense and navigational judgement. Always
maintain a permanent watch so you can respond to situations as they develop.
WARNING: Product installation
This equipment must be installed and operated in accordance with the instructions
contained in this handbook. Failure to do so could result in poor product
performance, personal injury and/or damage to your boat.
WARNING: Electrical safety
Make sure the power supply is switched off before you make any electrical
connections.
WARNING: Lithium battery
This unit has a lithium battery fitted. DO NOT attempt to recharge this battery. DO
NOT incinerate this battery. Ensure you follow local regulations when disposing of
this unit.
Where can I install the unit?....
Flush
mount
Rail
mount
Pole
mount
Radar
Above the beam
In the
beam
No trip
or tread
Top of
the mast
Below the beam
VHF Radio and other antenna
Minimum 1.0 m (3 ft)
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Clear view of the sky
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To mount the unit on a pole....
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Securely attach the pole mount base to a
suitable pole.
2 Pass the cable and connector through either
a the center of the pole mount bracket and
the pole, or
b the cable exit hole alongside the center
hole.
3 Attach the connector securely to the plug in
the base of the unit.
4 Secure the receiver to the pole mount base
using the screws provided.
1
3
2
1
a
b
4
Notes:
1. To mount the receiver on a pole, you will
need a pole of suitable length with a 1 inch
14 TPI thread not exceeding 20mm in
length.
2. To rail mount the receiver you will need to
purchase a suitable rail mount bracket.
To flush mount the unit....
2
5
3
3
4
5
4
6
7
7
mark the two fixing holes and the center hole.
Drill the holes using the drill sizes shown on
the template.
Screw the two fixing studs into the underside
of the receiver unit.
Place the waterproof gasket into position on
the underside of the receiver.
Attach the connector securely to the plug in
the base of the unit and pass the cable
through the center hole on the mounting
surface.
Carefully position the receiver so that the
mounting studs pass through the holes in the
mounting surface.
Secure the receiver to the mounting surface
using the two thumb nuts (these should be
hand-tight only).
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1 Use the template supplied in this handbook to
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To connect the RS125 using Scotchlok connectors....
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RS125 GPS Receiver
1 Using suitable wire clippers, remove the tinned
ends from the individual cables. Leave the
insulation intact.
2 Place the wires to be joined into the connectors,
ensuring correct polarity and that the wires are
fully pushed home.
3 Using a pair of pliers, crimp the connector bulb
together ensuring that a secure connection has
been made.
4 Ensure the cables are secured in a suitable
position to prevent the joint being placed under
strain.
To connect to NMEA 0183....
Red (12 - 32 V /+)
Yellow (NMEA out /+)
Brown (RTCM in /+)
Green (NMEA in /+)
Shield (0V/ ground / -)
NMEA sentences
Output sentences:
GPGGA, GPGSA, GPGSV, GPGLL, GPRMC, GPDTM, GPGNS, GPVTG, PRAYA
Input sentences:
PRAYI, PRAYE, PRAYA
Note: If the Brown (RTCM) and Green (NMEA in/+) wires are not used, they must be
suitably grounded.
If you do not have a breaker in the power circuit, an in-line 0.5 A quick blow fuse should be
fitted to the positive (red) lead of the cable.
To connect to SeaTalk....
Red (12 V /+)
Note: If the Brown (RTCM) wire is not used, it must be suitably grounded to 0 Volts.
If you do not have a breaker in the power circuit, an in-line 0.5 A quick blow fuse should be
fitted to the positive (red) lead of the cable.
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Yellow (SeaTalk input/output / +)
Brown (RTCM in / +)
Green (connect with Red 12V wire/ +)
Shield (0 V/ground / -)
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To connect to the RS125 into a SeaTalk system....
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C-Series
C-Series SeaTalk cable
Part No. R08050
RS125 GPS
Receiver cable
Scotchlok connectors
E-Series
RS125 GPS
Receiver cable
To external
alarm
E-Series SeaTalk cable
Part No. E55054
To connect to an E-Series display using SeaTalk....
When connecting your RS125 into an existing SeaTalk network it should be powered from
the network and not the display. The yellow (data) cable should be connected to your C or
E-Series display.
If you are not using a land-based DGPS antenna on your RS125 GPS receiver (most
installations do not), you should connect the brown RTCM input to the shield wire (ground).
This will prevent outside RF energy from inadvertently injecting noise into the system.
To connect to a Personal Computer using NMEA
Scotchlok connectors
+ 12 V
RS125 GPS
Receiver cable
9-pin Serial Cable
Part No. E86001
0V
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If you are connecting your RS 125 GPS receiver to a PC, you will need a Serial Data Cable,
Part No. E86001. Connect the Yellow from the RS 125 to the Yellow of the Serial Data
Cable. Connect the Red from the RS 125 to the positive of your boat's 12 V DC power
supply. Connect the Brown, Green and Shield from the RS 125 and a Black from the Serial
Data Cable to your boat's ground.
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What
do the lights mean?....
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RS125 GPS Receiver
Flashing RED
Unit is in bootcode, either being upgraded
or unable to boot.
Flashing ORANGE
Unit is running, but does not have a fix.
Flashing GREEN
Unit is running and has a fix.
1 flash every 2 seconds indicates NMEA connection.
1 flash every 4 seconds indicates SeaTalk connection.
SOG/COG filter....
The integral SOG/COG filter fitted to your RS125 compensates for the oscillating motion of
your boat to give a clearer indication of the boat's course and speed.
Slow moving boats, or boats sailing in rough seas will benefit from a high filter setting,
whereas a powerboat that can quickly change speed and direction will benefit from a low
setting.
The default setting for your RS125 is MEDIUM.
Adjustment of the SOG/COG filter is made from your system display.
For full details of how to adjust the SOG/COG filter refer to the relevant Manufacturer's
manual.
Accessories....
You can obtain the following accessories to help you quickly and easily connect your RS125
to existing equipment:
E36013 - 600mm Antenna conversion cable
E36014 - 1000mm Display conversion cable
The display conversion cable enables you to
quickly connect your RS125 receiver to an
existing RC425 or RC420 display, saving time
and trouble.
D7687_2
The antenna conversion cable enables you to
connect your RS125 receiver to an existing
RS120, RS112 or RS114 cable, saving the time
and trouble of running a new cable.
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Important Information
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EMC conformance
All Raymarine equipment and accessories are designed to the best industry standards for use
in the recreational marine environment. The design and manufacture of Raymarine
equipment and accessories conforms to the appropriate Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
standards, but correct installation is required to ensure that performance is not compromised.
For full details and installation guidelines refer to or web site at www.raymarine.com
Declaration of conformity
We, Raymarine Limited, Quay Point, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England PO6 3TD declare, under
our sole responsibility, that the product identified in this declaration, and to which this
declaration relates, is in conformity with the essential requirements of European Parliament
and Council Directive 1999/5/EC on radio equipment and on telecommunication terminal
equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity.
Product name: Raystar 125 GPS Receiver
Product number: E32042
This product has been assessed to Conformity Procedure Annex IV of the Directive. The
assessment is consistent with a Technical Construction File showing conformity with the
essential requirements of the Directive and has been reviewed by Notified Body No.0191.
Signed:
A. Abbas, International Compliance Manager. Raymarine Ltd.
21st January 2005
CE conformity
This product is labeled with the CE conformity mark:
0191
SiRF Technology Inc.
This product uses certain elements of software supplied to Raymarine by
SiRF Technologies Inc.
For full details of their licensing agreement refer to our website at www.raymarine.com
Warranty
To register your new Raymarine product, please take a few minutes to fill out the warranty
card.
It is important that you complete the owner information and return the card to us to receive
full warranty benefits.
Your product can also be registered via our web site www.raymarine.com
To the best of our knowledge, the information contained in this hadbook was correct as it
wento press. Raymarine cannot accept any liability for any inaccuracies or ommissions it may
contain.
In addition, our policy of continuous product improvement may change specifications
without notice. As a result, Raymarine cannot accept liability for any differences between the
product anthe handbook.
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Handbook information
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