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%CHOSOUNDER
%NGLISH
4ABLE OF CONTENTS
)NTRODUCTION AND SYSTEM
FAMILIARIZATION
1.1 Introduction and system
familiarization............................. 5
1.2 Safety summary ........................... 5
/PERATION OF THE %1 -+))
2.1 Keypad ......................................... 7
2.2 Getting started.............................. 9
2.3 Menu bar .................................... 10
2.4 Menu selection........................... 11
Position menu ........................... 11
Navigation menu ...................... 15
Echo sounder menu .................. 17
Setup menu ............................... 24
0RINCIPLES OF OPERATION OF AN
ECHO SOUNDER
3.1 Parts of an echo sounder ............ 27
3.1.1 Display screen......................... 27
3.1.2 Processor ................................. 27
3.1.3 Receiver/transmitter................ 27
3.1.4 Transducer .............................. 27
3.2 How the EQ32 MKII works ...... 28
3.2.1 Transducer beamwidth ........... 29
3.2.2 Effects of the vessel’s
speed........................................ 30
)NTERFACING AND MASTER RESET
4.1 Interface settings ........................ 31
4.1.1 Interface setup,
NMEA/alarm .......................... 31
4.1.2 Interface setup remote ............ 33
4.2 Wind instrument display............ 34
4.3 Master reset................................ 36
)NSTALLATION AND SERVICE
5.1 Installation of EQ32 MKII......... 37
5.2 Installation of DE30................... 38
5.2.1 Operation of DE30.................. 38
5.3 Electrical connections ................ 39
5.3.1 Optional connections .............. 40
5.3.2 Power supply........................... 40
5.3.3 Fuse ......................................... 40
5.3.4 Transducer............................... 41
5.3.5 NMEA0183 interface.............. 41
5.4 Basic cable and transducer
information................................ 41
5.4.1 Transducers ............................. 42
5.4.2 Determining the position for the transducer ............. 44
5.5 Specifications ............................. 46
-AINTENANCE 4ROUBLE
SHOOTING 2EPAIR
6.1 Preventive maintenance ............. 47
6.2 Repair and service...................... 47
6.3 Troubleshooting ......................... 48
!PPENDIX !
Glossary of terms ............................. 49
!PPENDIX "
List of Loran C chains...................... 55
List of decca chains.......................... 55
!PPENDIX #
Index................................................. 56
CE Declaration of Conformity
International warranty...................... 59
List of Simrad Distributors
)NTRODUCTION AND SYSTEM FAMILIARIZATION
#HAPTER )NTRODUCTION AND SYSTEM FAMILIARIZATION
Congratulations on your purchase of 3)-2!$ %1 -+)) %CHO
SOUNDER AND &ISHFINDER - a totally new generation from Simrad Shipmate AS. Great care has been taken to create this innovative video
sounder... both in design and performance. It includes features that usually only can be found in professional fish detection equipment: selectable frequencies, A-scope, white line, bottom lock, etc.
The EQ32 MKII is a unique new slim-line product in the Simrad Marine
Line, and is available with a 6" large LCD display in TFT color or monochrome.
(OW TO USE THIS MANUAL
It is a good idea if you make yourself familiar with the key functions and
menu structure described in section ’2.1 Keypad’ and ’2.3 Menu bar’ before you start out, and then proceed with section ’2.2 Getting started’.
Throughout the manual, the F callout emphasizes important points.
If your EQ32 MKII is the monochrome version, it will not be possible to
apply the color features described in the manual.
3AFETY SUMMARY
1UALITY SERVICE PERSONNEL
The EQ32 MKII is sealed and does not contain any user serviceable
parts. Opening of the unit will void its warranty. Touching electrical
parts inside may cause bodily harm or death. If the unit is not working
properly, check Chapter 6 - Maintenance, Troubleshooting, Repair.
If your EQ32 MKII requires servicing or repair, call your authorized
SIMRAD dealer.
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#HAPTER )NTRODUCTION AND SYSTEM FAMILIARIZATION
0OWER SOURCE FUSE AND POWER CABLE
Check that the DC power supplied to the unit is within the range of 10 to
32 volts. Note that the appropriate fuse must be employed (see the fuse
rating in section ’5.3 Connections’). Ensure that the power cord is firmly
attached.
'ROUNDING
The EQ32 MKII is a sophisticated piece of electronic equipment. To reduce electrical interference and risk of electrical shock, properly ground
the unit to the ship’s ground using the ground screw on the back of the
unit.
'LOSSARY OF TERMS
If you have never used an echosounder before or if you are unsure of
how a term is used in this manual, then turn to Appendix A - Glossary
of terms.
$EFAULT SETTINGS
All user implemented data in the EQ32 MKII can be erased by making a
reset of the unit and thus return to factory default settings.
0RINCIPLES OF OPERATION
The scientific principles of the operation of the EQ32 MKII are explained in #HAPTER 0RINCIPLES OF OPERATION OF AN ECHOSOUNDER
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/PERATION OF THE %1 -+))
#HAPTER +EYPAD
The EQ32 MKII is an easy-to-use echosounder. The
functions are quickly accessible through on-screen
menus or directly from the keypad.
The [ENT] key has the special function of opening and
closing for insertion/editing of data. Use the multidirection cursor key to move around in the menus, and
to place the cursor on the function you wish to change,
then select the data by using the +/- keys.
+EY FUNCTIONS
MENU
ENT
Turns the menu bar on/off. Exits any data display without taking any action.
- turns cursor on/off. Opens for/confirms insertion and editing of data.
ENTER
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#HAPTER /PERATION OF THE %1 -+))
Use the multi-direction cursor key to move around in
the menus and displays + move VRM up/down.
VRM
WIN
Variable Range Marker.
Toggles between four pre-selected windows. Hold two
seconds for automatic rotation of preselected displays.
Press [WIN] again to return to normal operation.
STND
Full-screen STANDARD echosounder display with indication of depth and water temperature, etc.
ZOOM
Combination screen: standard display and expanded
area around the variable range marker.
B-LCK
A-SCP
GAIN-
+ and - toggles between available values/scales/ranges.
GAIN+
- combination screen: standard display
and expanded area around the bottom.
BOTTOM LOCK
- combination screen: standard display and
graphic picture of echoes from last ping.
A-SCOPE
(plus) and GAIN- (minus) will adjust received
echo - gain/reject echoes.
GAIN+
PWR •
Press and hold the [PWR] key to turn the POWER on.
Enters feature to adjust light/contrast in screen, and
background light in keypad.
Press PWR twice (1 short and 1 long press) to turn the
unif off.
EVENT
Placing a vertical line in the depth display for indication of e.g. fish.
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/PERATION OF THE %1 -+))
KEYS TO PRESS
#HAPTER 'ETTING STARTED
4O TURN ON THE POWER PRESS AND HOLD THE [PWR] KEY TILL
A PICTURE APPEARS ON THE SCREEN
MENU 0RESS [PWR] AGAIN TO ADJUST LIGHTCONTRAST AND PRESS
[MENU] TO EXIT THE FUNCTION
PWR •
PWR •
To customize the EQ32 MKII to suit individual likings
can be done as you go along i.e. choose a different
color for the display background, text, menu, etc. But
to start out it will be wise to select the DISPLAY LAN
GUAGE you prefer to be using:
MENU #ALL UP THE -%.5 BAR
ENT
5SE THE CURSOR TO HIGHLIGHT THE FIRST LINE IN THE SETUP
MENU AND PRESS [ENT]
'O TO THE BOTTOM LINE
+/-
ENT
3ELECT LANGUAGE AND CONFIRM
WIN
2OTATION OF 7).DOWS
0RESS [WIN] REPEATEDLY TO LEAF THROUGH THE WINDOWS
CURRENTLY SELECTED FOR ROTATION
The sequence of the 4 displays will be as they are selected. If you only need 3 or 2 displays in the rotation,
then you call up the same display in more than one
WINdow to make the total of 4:
Press [WIN] to select the first display, press [WIN] to select the second display, press [WIN] to select the third
display, press [WIN] to select the fourth and last display.
SEC S
WIN
WIN
3TART AUTOMATIC ROTATION OF PRESELECTED WINDOWS AT A
PRESELECTED TIME INTERVAL (adjustable, see page 24+25)
0RESS THE [WIN] KEY AGAIN TO RETURN TO NORMAL OPERATION
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#HAPTER /PERATION OF THE %1 -+))
KEYS TO PRESS
MENU
-ENU BAR
4OGGLES THE MENU BAR ONOFF
The menu bar is placed at the top of the screen, and the
individual menus are selected by using the cursor key
to highlight the menu, and pressing [ENT].
To fit in the complete menu bar across the screen, some
of the menus have been abbreviated. However, the last
selected menu will be highlighted, and if it’s an abbreviation of the menu, then the complete menu title is
written above the menu bar e.g.:
NAVIGATION
POS
.!6
ECHO
.AVIGATION DISPLAY
Navigation setup
← Main
menus
← Sub-menus
SETUP
Having selected e.g. NAVIGATION from the menu bar,
its associated menus (sub-menus) will drop down.
Use the cursor key to highlight the function you wish
to call forward and press [ENT].
If you want to switch to a different menu, use the cursor
key to move to the adjacent menu.
The menu bar will disappear from the screen at the selection of a function, or by pressing the [MENU] key.
Besides - if not used, it automatically turns off after 30
seconds.
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/PERATION OF THE %1 -+))
#HAPTER KEYS TO PRESS
-ENU SELECTION
The EQ32 MKII is operated by making selections from
various on-screen menus or by gaining direct access
from one of the keypad’s function keys.
0/3)4)/. -%.5 0OSITION DISPLAY
MENU #ALL UP THE -%.5 BAR
POSITION
0/3
NAV
ECHO
SETUP
0OSITION DISPLAY
Decca lanes
Loran C
ENT
5SE THE CURSOR TO HIGHLIGHT 0OSITION DISPLAY AND
PRESS [ENT] TO CALL UP THE POSITION DISPLAY
F The echosounder must be connected to a navigator
to receive a valid position.
Status
No valid POS
LAT
LON
Log 1
0.0nm
Log 2
0.0nm
56°53.000 N
9°50.000 E
Water speed
Course
Depth S
*.*kn
*°
74.7 m
Water temp.
*.* °C
Local Time
18:09:38
Local date
6- 5-2000
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Trip log 1 and 2
(see next page)
Position with three decimals in minutes.
Speed over ground/Water
speed. Course, magnetic
or true. Depth.
Water temperature.
Local time and date.
(see next page)
#HAPTER /PERATION OF THE %1 -+))
KEYS TO PRESS
ENT
4O RESET LOG OR SET TIME
(use cursor key to move around in display)
/PEN FOR CHANGE
-/+
2ESET LOG INSERT ALTERNATIVE START FIGURE
-/+
!DJUST LOCAL TIME AND DATE
ENT
#ONFIRM ENTRY
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/PERATION OF THE %1 -+))
KEYS TO PRESS
MENU
ENT
#HAPTER 0/3)4)/. -%.5 $ECCA LANES
#ALL UP THE -%.5 BAR
5SE THE CURSOR TO HIGHLIGHT $ECCA LANES AND PRESS
[ENT] TO CALL UP THE DISPLAY
p.
p%
KN
p
$ECCA CHAIN
%
.AME 6ESTLANDET
2%$
$ '2%%.
#
0520,%
%
ENT
-/+
-
ENT
Position in latitude/longitude from external navigator.
Position converted into
decca coordinates.
See list of decca chains
in Appendix B.
/PEN FOR ENTRY
3ELECT CHAIN NUMBER
#LEAR CHAIN NUMBER BY PRESSING THE [-] KEY REPEATINGLY
UNTIL APPEARS
#ONFIRM ENTRY
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#HAPTER /PERATION OF THE %1 -+))
KEYS TO PRESS
MENU
ENT
0/3)4)/. -%.5 ,ORAN #
#ALL UP THE -%.5 BAR
5SE THE CURSOR TO HIGHLIGHT ,ORAN # AND PRESS [ENT]
TO CALL UP THE DISPLAY
p.
p%
KN
p
,ORAN # CHAIN
.AME 7EST #OAST 53
7 8 Offset W: +00.00
Offset X: +00.00
ENT
-/+
Position in latitude/longitude from external navigator.
Position converted into
Loran TDs.
See list of Loran C chains
in Appendix B.
/PEN FOR ENTRY
3ELECT CHAIN NUMBER OR CLEAR CHAIN NUMBER BY PRESS
ING THE [-] KEY REPEATINGLY UNTIL APPEARS
+/-
)F REQUIRED GO TO THE SLAVES AND TOGGLE BETWEEN AVAIL
ABLE SLAVES (not all chains have several slaves to choose
from)
0-9
AND IT IS POSSIBLE TO ALTER THE FIGURES IN THE TIME DELAY
0-9
)F REQUIRED GO TO /FFSET AND KEY IN A POSITIVE OR NEGA
TIVE TOGGLE WITH OFFSET TO THE TIME DELAY
ENT
#ONFIRM ENTRY
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/PERATION OF THE %1 -+))
KEYS TO PRESS
MENU
#HAPTER .!6)'!4)/. -%.5 .AVIGATION DISPLAY
#ALL UP THE -%.5 BAR
NAVIGATION
POS
.!6
ECHO
SETUP
.AVIGATION DISPLAY
Navigation setup
ENT
5SE THE CURSOR TO HIGHLIGHT .AVIGATION DISPLAY AND
PRESS [ENT] TO CALL UP THE DISPLAY
To receive any useful information in the EQ32 MKII
navigation display will require that a navigator is connected via the NMEA input port.
F The connected navigator must be in a navigation
mode, which could be Cursor, Waypoint, Route or
Track navigation. See next page.
.!6)'!4)/. -%.5 .AVIGATION SETUP
The navigation setup display can either be accessed by
using the cursor to highlight ’Navigation setup’ in the
menu and pressing [ENT], or by pressing [ENT] from the
navigation display:
Readings of course and
bearing can be set to either
magnetic or true.
MAGNETIC Alarm can only be initi0.50
ated from the connected
navigator.
Navigation setup:
Course and bearing as:
XTE alarm distance:
ENT
2ETURN TO THE NAVIGATION DISPLAY MOTORWAY
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#HAPTER /PERATION OF THE %1 -+))
.AVIGATION DISPLAY MOTORWAY
#
"
p
M
$ p#
3
6
XTE 0.50nm
8 $ Status
70 C: Course over ground
D: Depth
S: Speed over ground
B: Bearing to approaching waypoint
°C: Water temperature
V: Speed towards waypoint - "velocity"
X: Cross-track-error
D: Distance to waypoint
Bottom line in display indicates WP
number or route number.
1. Ship’s position in relation to intended
track. (Does not indicate heading).
2. Waypoint circle alarm - the connected navigator will send out an alarm
when the ship is touching the circle.
3. Ideal course line between two waypoints starting from ship’s position
when NAV is activated on connected
navigator.
4. Waypoint and waypoint line - the
connected navigator will send out an
alarm when the ship is reaching the
point/line.
5. XTE alarm lines - the connected
navigator will send out an alarm if the
ship touches the lines.
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/PERATION OF THE %1 -+))
KEYS TO PRESS
MENU
#HAPTER %#(/3/5.$%2 -%.5 %CHOSOUNDER DISPLAY
#ALL UP THE -%.5 BAR
ECHOSOUNDER
POS
NAV
Only available with
Echo display on
screen.
ENT
STND
%#(/
SETUP
%CHO DISPLAY
Bottom expansion
VRM expansion
Turn A-scope ON/OFF
Turn VRM ON/OFF
Presentation setup
Echosounder setup
5SE THE CURSOR TO HIGHLIGHT %CHO DISPLAY AND PRESS
[ENT] TO CALL UP THE DISPLAY OR
ACCESS THE DISPLAY BY PRESSING THE [STND] KEY
This is the basic presentation mode (standard display)
for observing fish schools and seabed.
Top line indicates: Temperature, speed and depth.
p#
62-
KN
M
The depth range can be adjusted by +/- or set to automatic - press [ENT] to
open ’Presentation setup’
if any changes are required. Press [ENT] again
to confirm changes and to
return to the standard
echosounder display.
! TRANSMITTER STATUS WINDOW WILL APPEAR IN THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER
NOT SHOWN IN THIS DISPLAY EXAMPLE REFER TO PAGE 17
#HAPTER /PERATION OF THE %1 -+))
KEYS TO PRESS
MENU
ENT
B-LCK
p#
%#(/3/5.$%2 -%.5 "OTTOM EXPANSION
#ALL UP THE -%.5 BAR
5SE THE CURSOR TO HIGHLIGHT "OTTOM EXPANSION AND
PRESS [ENT] TO LOAD THE FUNCTION OR
ACTIVATE THE FUNCTION BY PRESSING THE [B-LCK] KEY
KN
M
The bottom lock expansion feature ensures a reliable depth readout and
provides a compressed
standard display in the upper 2/3 of the screen.
The depth range at the
right of the screen can be
adjusted by means of the
[-/+] keys.
ENT
ENT
+/-
STND
/PEN 0RESENTATION SETUP (see display on page 22)
if any changes are required in the setup e.g. the ’Expansion window’ - number of metres above the bottom,
AND CONFIRM ENTRY
#HANGE RANGE WITH THE OR KEY
2ETURN TO STANDARD DISPLAY
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/PERATION OF THE %1 -+))
KEYS TO PRESS
MENU
#HAPTER %#(/3/5.$%2 -%.5 62- EXPANSION
#ALL UP THE -%.5 BAR
ENT
5SE THE CURSOR TO HIGHLIGHT 62- EXPANSION AND
PRESS [ENT] TO LOAD THE FUNCTION OR
ZOOM
ACTIVATE THE FUNCTION BY PRESSING THE [ZOOM] KEY
p#
KN
M
This feature will provide
an expanded view of the
area near the Variable
Range Marker which will
give a better separation of
echoes. The zoom level
can be selected in seven
steps ranging from 3 to 50
meters, feet or fathoms.
(Setup for units, page 24).
4HE 62- CAN BE MOVED UPDOWN BY MEANS
OF THE CURSOR
ENT
ENT
+/-
STND
/PEN 0RESENTATION SETUP (see display on page 22)
IF ANY CHANGES ARE REQUIRED
AND CONFIRM ENTRY
#HANGE RANGE WITH THE OR KEY
2ETURN TO STANDARD DISPLAY
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#HAPTER /PERATION OF THE %1 -+))
KEYS TO PRESS
MENU
ENT
A-SCP
p#
%#(/3/5.$%2 -%.5 !SCOPE
#ALL UP THE -%.5 BAR
5SE THE CURSOR TO HIGHLIGHT 4URN !SCOPE /. AND
PRESS [ENT] TO LOAD THE FUNCTION OR
ACTIVATE THE FUNCTION BY PRESSING THE [A-SCP] KEY
KN
M
The readout indicates the
precise amplitude or
strength of each received
echo, which often can be
used for determining individual species of fish or
hardness of the bottom.
Vertical EVENT marker, activated by the [EVENT] key,
- see Appendix A for further details.
ENT
ENT
+/-
A-SCP
/PEN 0RESENTATION SETUP (see display on page 22)
IF ANY CHANGES ARE REQUIRED
AND CONFIRM ENTRY
#HANGE RANGE WITH THE OR KEY
4URN !SCOPE /&& AGAIN
-can also be turned OFF via the ECHO menu.
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/PERATION OF THE %1 -+))
KEYS TO PRESS
MENU
#HAPTER %#(/3/5.$%2 -%.5 6ARIABLE RANGE MARKER
#ALL UP THE -%.5 BAR
ENT
Select ’Turn VRM ON’:
5SE THE CURSOR TO HIGHLIGHT 4URN 62- /. AND PRESS
[ENT] TO LOAD THE FUNCTION OR
VRM
ACTIVATE THE FUNCTION BY PRESSING THE [VRM] KEY
-OVE THE VARIABLE RANGE MARKER UPDOWN WITH CURSOR
KEY
+/-
!DJUST THE RANGE BY MEANS OF THE KEYS
How to turn variable range marker off again:
MENU #ALL UP THE -%.5 BAR
ENT
VRM
5SE THE CURSOR TO HIGHLIGHT 4URN 62- /&& AND
PRESS [ENT] OR
DEACTIVATE THE FUNCTION JUST BY PRESSING THE [VRM] KEY
4RANSMITTER STATUS WINDOW IN ECHO DISPLAY
The status window shows the selected transmitter frequency, power and pulse length.
K(Z
! ()'(
! ,/.'
- Selected frequency, 50 kHz or 200 kHz.
- Transmit power HIGH/LOW
- Pulse length SHORT/MEDIUM/LONG
A = Automatic mode
"Nothing" = Manual mode
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#HAPTER /PERATION OF THE %1 -+))
KEYS TO PRESS
MENU
ENT
%#(/3/5.$%2 -%.5 0RESENTATION SETUP
#ALL UP THE -%.5 BAR
5SE THE CURSOR TO HIGHLIGHT 0RESENTATION SETUP AND
PRESS [ENT] TO LOAD THE DISPLAY OR
PRESS [ENT] FROM AN ECHO DISPLAY FOR DIRECT ACCESS TO
THE 0RESENTATION SETUP
Use the cursor to move around in the display and select
new values by means of the [-/+] keys.
Range start can be anywhere from 000 to 999 m.
Range start: (See Limitation, Appendix A)
000 m Range can be set to 100,
Range:
AUTO 150,200,250,300,400,500,
Gain:
15.0dB
750,1000 units or AUTO
Scroll synchroniztion:
TIME
Scroll speed:
MAX for automatic selection of
White line:
OFF scale to actual depth.
Expansion window:
6 m Gain can be set up to
TVG:
Normal (20 log R) 99.9dB.
Water profile:
SALT
Scroll synchronization
Ping to ping filter:
OFF
Signal threshold:
OFF can be set to TIME or DISColour threshold:
OFF TANCE.
Depth grid:
OFF Scroll speed can be set to
ENT
Presentation setup:
Echosounder frequency:
50kHz LOW, MEDIUM, HIGH,
MAX (X2, X4, X8), FREEZE.
Expansion window can be 3,6,10,20,30,40,50 units.
TVG (Time Varying Gain) can be set to Normal or Special.
Water profile can either be SALT or FRESH.
White line, Ping to ping filter, Signal threshold and
Depth grid can all be turned OFF or ON.
Colour threshold, set ON to select a color from which
you want the below colors not to be shown in the echo
display - see scale in echo display.
F Refer to Appendix A for further details.
MENU #ONFIRM ENTRY WITH [ENT], OR EXIT WITH [MENU]
"Echosounder
frequency",
select 50kHz or
200kHz.
Further details
in Appendix A.
ENT
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/PERATION OF THE %1 -+))
KEYS TO PRESS
MENU
ENT
#HAPTER %#(/3/5.$%2 -%.5 %CHOSOUNDER SETUP
#ALL UP THE -%.5 BAR
Select ’Echosounder setup’:
5SE THE CURSOR TO HIGHLIGHT %CHOSOUNDER SETUP AND
PRESS [ENT] TO LOAD THE DISPLAY
Echosounder setup:
Use the cursor to move
around in the display and
00.0 m select new values by
00.0 m means of the [-/+] keys.
Transducer depth below surface:
Keel depth below surface:
Display:
DEPTH BELOW SURFACE
Alarm for fish:
Strength:
30dB OFF
Depth for fish:
min: 0010 m max: 0100 m
Depth alarm maximum:
0100.0 m OFF
Depth alarm minimum:
0010.0 m OFF
Transducer depth and keel
depth below surface can
be set to max. 99.9 m.
The display can show:
Transmitter:
Transmit pulse length:
Max. depth limit:
Demo mode:
DEPTH BELOW SURFACE,
DEPTH BELOW TRANSDUCER, DEPTH BELOW
KEEL.
AUTO
AUTO
AUTO
OFF
Alarm for fish: Set the strength from min.00 (weak
echo) to max. 30dB (strong echo), and you can set it
ON or OFF.
Depth for fish can be set to min/max 0/9999 units.
Depth alarm can be set to min/max 0/9999 units.
Transmitter can be set LOW, HIGH, AUTO, and OFF to detect noise. ’Transmit pulse length’ can be SHORT, MEDIUM, LONG, AUTO.
Max. depth limit: AUTO, 50,75,100,150,200,250,300,
400,500,750,1000 m.
F Refer to Appendix A for further details.
ENT
MENU
#ONFIRM ENTRY WITH [ENT], OR
EXIT WITH [MENU] WITHOUT MAKING ANY CHANGES
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#HAPTER /PERATION OF THE %1 -+))
KEYS TO PRESS
MENU
3%450 -%.5 3PEED ALARM UNITS LANGUAGE
#ALL UP THE -%.5 BAR
SETUP
POS
NAV
ECHO
3%450
3PEED ALARM UNITS LANGUAGE
Interface setup NMEA/alarm
Interface setup remote
Wind display
Display color
Master reset
ENT
5SE THE CURSOR TO HIGHLIGHT 3PEED ALARM UNITS LAN
GUAGE AND PRESS [ENT] TO CALL UP THE DISPLAY
Setup for speed:
LOG speed sensor:
LOG speed calibration:
Speed alarm maximum:
Speed alarm minimum:
Setup for units:
Depth/altitude in:
Distance in:
Speed in:
Temperature in:
Software version:
WIN change interval:
Display text in:
-/+
ENT
ON
019000 PULSES/nm
000.0 kn OFF
000.0 kn OFF
METRES
NAUTICAL MILES
KNOTS
DEGREE CELCIUS
EQ32 3.05 MKII
You can toggle between
’Log speed sensor OFF/
ON’, where OFF = Speed
over ground (from external navigator), and ON =
Speed through water.
Refer to readout in Position display.
Calibrate log speed readout by increasing/decreasing the number of
5 sec. MANUAL
English GB PULSES/nm - see also
Appendix A.
5SE THE CURSOR TO GO TO THE FUNCTION YOU WISH TO ALTER
AND THEN SELECT A NEW VALUE WITH THE [-/+] KEY
#ONFIRM ENTRY
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/PERATION OF THE %1 -+))
#HAPTER The SPEED ALARM can be set to max. and/or min. cruising speed thorugh water. This may be handy for trawl
fishing, entering harbours with speed limits, etc.
ENT
(OW TO RESET AN ALARM - the same procedure applies to
all activated alarms in the system:
2ESET ALARM
3ETUP FOR UNITS - The depth/altitude can be set to metres (m), feet (ft) or fathoms (fm).
Distances can be calculated in nautical miles (nm), kilometres (km) or statute miles (mi).
Speed can be shown in knots (kn), kilometres/hour (kh)
or miles/hour (mh).
The temperature can be shown in Celcius or Fahrenheit.
3OFTWARE VERSION indicates which software version is
installed in the unit. In event that a new software version is installed, the unit will need a Master Reset, refer
to section 4.3.
7). CHANGE INTERVAL can be set to anywhere between
02 to 99 seconds to suit the user’s need.
F For further details of the WIN function, refer to ’Rotation of WINdows’ in section 2.2.
$ISPLAY TEXT IN - as standard the EQ32 MKII is supplied
with a national display language + English, but the system
is available in a variety of display languages:
English (GB), Danish (DK), Swedish (S), German (D),
French (F), Spanish (E), Nederlands (NL), Italian (I),
English (US), and Portuguese (P).
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#HAPTER /PERATION OF THE %1 -+))
KEYS TO PRESS
MENU
ENT
3%450 -%.5 $ISPLAY COLOR
(not in monochrome version)
#ALL UP THE -%.5 BAR
5SE THE CURSOR TO HIGHLIGHT $ISPLAY COLOR AND PRESS
[ENT] TO LOAD THE DISPLAY
Palette setup :
NAME:
Text:
Background:
Cursor:
Menu text:
Menu background:
Menu text highlight:
Menu highlight:
Menu frame:
Menu example:
Echogram background:
2x +
1
SETUP
ECHO
In this display you can
customize the display colors. You can define 9 different display settings of
colors for text, background, highlighted menu,
etc. 0ALETTE SETUP is preset to daylight, and no. is preset to nightlight.
If you wish to make your
own special setup in e.g.
Palette setup 3, then:
0RESS [+] TWICE TO SELECT 0ALETTE SETUP 'IVE THE SETUP A NAME BY SELECTING LETTERS WITH KEYS
AND USE CURSOR TO MOVE TO NEXT SPACE
+/-
+/ENT
'O TO AND CHANGE COLOR SETTINGS
#ONFIRM NEW SETUP
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0RINCIPLES OF OPERATION OF AN ECHO SOUNDER
#HAPTER 0ARTS OF AN ECHOSOUNDER
An echosounder is composed of a display screen, processor, and receiver/
transmitter unit which in the case of the EQ32 MKII, are housed in one
unit. Connected to this unit by a shielded cable is the transducer which is
mounted horizontally on the bottom of the hull or on the transom.
$ISPLAY SCREEN
The display screen presents in graphic and numerical form the information the processor is receiving and accumulating from the transducer.
0ROCESSOR
The processor is the "brains" of the echosounder. It is sealed inside the
unit which protects it from harm. The processor is composed of highly
sophisticated microprocessor, memory and logic circuitry.
2ECEIVERTRANSMITTER
The receiver/transmitter (often called the "transceiver") section of your
echosounder takes it’s commands from the processor. The processor
tells the transceiver to activate the transmitter. The transmitter sends a
high voltage transmit "ping" to the transducer mounted on the hull.
At that point the transmitter’s job is done and the receiver takes over.
See Figure 1.
The receiver is also connected to the transducer and amplifies the very
small signals received as echoes from fish and the sea floor which arrive
at the transducer (see Figure 2). The receiver is designed to reject other
signals as much as possible and to provide enough amplification to see
even relatively small targets at long ranges.
The amplified receiver signals are then send to the processor to be shown
on the display screen.
4RANSDUCER
A transducer is a ceramic element in a rugged housing made from reinforced plastic, bronze or stainless steel.
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#HAPTER 0RINCIPLES OF OPERATION OF AN ECHO SOUNDER
The transducer is attached horizontally to the bottom of the hull. )T IS
ESSENTIAL THAT THE TRANSDUCER BE MOUNTED PROPERLY (see chapter 5 Installation and service), as echo transmissions are radiated at right angles
from the transducer face. Shielded cables connect the transducer with the
echosounder.
(OW THE %1 -+)) WORKS
Figure 1 - Transmitted ’ping’ from
the receiver/transmitter.
Echo from
the fish
Fish
Transmitted
pulse
When the EQ32 MKII is turned on the processor begins to send electrical pulses to the
transducer. The ceramic resonator in the
transducer has a special property which enables it to change dimensions slightly when
a varying voltage is applied. The voltage is
thus converted to mechanical vibrations
(sound waves) which are then transmitted
down through the water. See Figure 1
The sound waves move through the water
until they encounter a change in density,
such as a fish or the bottom. This causes the
sound waves to "echo" back up through the
water. When the reflected sound waves (echoes) hit the transducer the ceramic disk vibrates at the same frequency. This generates
a vaying voltage between the disk surfaces.
This voltage goes back up through the cable
to the receiver. The EQ32 MKII processes
the signals and presents them on the display
screen. See Figure 2
Figure 2 - Echoes returning to the
receiver.
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0RINCIPLES OF OPERATION OF AN ECHO SOUNDER
#HAPTER 4RANSDUCER BEAMWIDTH
The transducer mounted to the hull of your vessel serves as both a
"speaker" when transmitting, and as a "microphone" when the echo
sound is receiving. Similar to the way a flashlight focuses light, most of
the sound from your transducer is focused downwards with a smaller
amount going out to the sides. The amount of focusing of the sound
beam is expressed as a "beamwidth".
Transducer
Approximation of the
sound pattern below the
transducer
This angle is the
transducers beamwidth
1/2 maximum
intensity
Maximum intensity
Figure 3 - A representation of a transducer beamwidth.
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#HAPTER 0RINCIPLES OF OPERATION OF AN ECHO SOUNDER
The center of the sound beam is the most intense, then as you move out
towards the sides of the sound beam there is a point where the intensity
of the sound is 1/2 what it was in the center. The distance moved is the
"beamwidth". See Figure 3
The beamwidth is related to the actual frequency and transducer. The
EQ32 MKII 200 kHz will have a 15° beamwidth, and the 50 kHz version
will have a 45° beamwidth.
%FFECTS OF THE VESSEL S SPEED
The display of fish on the EQ32 MKII depends directly on the vessel’s
speed, as well as on the depth of the fish. When the vessel is at rest, the
echo traces will appear stretched and flattened. As the vessel’s speed becomes greater, the echo traces will become shorter and more arched. The
reason for this change in appearance is that as the vessel speed increases
fewer number of sound "pings" strike each fish. A low vessel speed will
provide the most accurate information of where fish are located.
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%1 -+)) )NTERFACING AND MASTER RESET
#HAPTER )NTERFACE SETTINGS
SETUP
POS
The EQ32 MKII has 2 in/out
NAV
ECHO 3%450 ports, which can be set individually to NMEA 0183, and
Speed alarm, units & language
Dataline (IS11).
)NTERFACE SETUP .-%!ALARM
Interface setup remote
Wind display
Display color
Master reset
KEYS TO PRESS
MENU
ENT
)NTERFACE SETUP .-%!ALARM
#ALL UP THE 3%450 -%.5
5SE THE CURSOR TO HIGHLIGHT )NTERFACE SETUP .-%!
ALARM AND PRESS [ENT] TO LOAD THE DISPLAY
Interface setup NMEA/alarm:
Input (pin 3,4):
Position:
Course:
Speed:
Navigation (APB, RMB and XTE):
Water temperature:
True wind:
Relative wind:
Output pin (1,2):
DBK ON
DBS OFF
DPT ON
MTW ON
Interface setup alarm:
Output (pin 5,2):
Alarmstand-by level:
NMEA0183
NMEA0183
GLL
ON
VTG ON
VTG ON
ON
MTW OFF
VWT ON
MWV ON
NMEA0183
DBT OFF
VHW ON
Use the cursor to move
around in the display and
select new values by
means of the [-/+] keys.
Interface setup alarm is
for external alarm relays.
Alarm stand-by level can
be LOW or HIGH.
LOW = 0 volt
ALARM HIGH = 5 volt
ALARM
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ON
LOW
#HAPTER %1 -+)) )NTERFACING AND MASTER RESET
KEYS TO PRESS
NMEA0183 external position, heading and speed input:
GLL Geographic position, latitude/longitude
RMA Recommended minimum specific Loran C data
RMC Recommended minimum specific GPS data
GGA Global Positioning System fix data
VTG Course over ground and ground speed
NMEA0183 navigation input:
APB Autopilot sentence "B"
RMB Recommended minimum navigation information
XTE Cross-Track-Error, measured
NMEA0183 instrument input:
MTW Water temperature
VHW Water speed heading
MWV Wind speed angle
VWT True wind speed and angle
VWR Relative wind speed and angle
DBS Depth below surface
DBK Depth below keel
DBT Depth below transducer
DPT Depth, including offset
IN
X
X
X
X
To change preset interface settings:
'O TO THE SENTENCES YOU WANT TO USE
-/+
4OGGLE BETWEEN /./&&
ENT
#ONFIRM ENTRY AND CONFIRM WARNING OR
MENU
EXIT FUNCTION WITHOUT MAKING ANY CHANGES
32
OUT
X
X
X
X
X
X
%1 -+)) )NTERFACING AND MASTER RESET
KEYS TO PRESS
MENU
ENT
#HAPTER )NTERFACE SETUP REMOTE
#ALL UP THE 3%450 -%.5
5SE THE CURSOR TO HIGHLIGHT )NTERFACE SETUP REMOTE AND PRESS [ENT] TO LOAD THE DISPLAY
Interface setup remote:
Input (pin 3,4):
Position:
Course:
Speed:
Navigation (APB, RMB and XTE):
Water temperature:
True wind:
Relative wind:
Output (pin 1,2):
DBK ON
DBS OFF
DPT ON
MTW ON
NMEA0183
NMEA0183
GLL OFF
VTG OFF
VTG OFF
OFF
MTW OFF
VWT OFF
MWV OFF
NMEA0183
DBT OFF
VHW ON
Use the cursor to move
around in the display and
select new values by
means of the [-/+] keys.
For details on the individual settings, please refer
to section 4.1.1.
To change preset input interface settings:
-/+
4OGGLE BETWEEN .-%! AND 2%-/4%
• NMEA0183 is compatible with most instruments,
including the DE30 Dual Station.
• REMOTE is for the DE30 Dual Station only.
ENT
#ONFIRM ENTRY AND CONFIRM WARNING OR
MENU
EXIT FUNCTION WITHOUT MAKING ANY CHANGES
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#HAPTER %1 -+)) )NTERFACING AND MASTER RESET
KEYS TO PRESS
7IND INSTRUMENT DISPLAY
SETUP
POS
NAV
ECHO
The EQ32 MKII is ready to
3%450 present wind data from connected instrument.
Speed alarm, units & language
Interface setup NMEA/alarm
Interface setup remote
7IND DISPLAY
Display color
Master reset
7IND DATA
The ’wind instrument’ can provide both wind direction
and wind speed, and the readings can be shown in relative or true.
MENU
#ALL UP THE 3%450 -%.5
Select ’Wind display’:
5SE THE CURSOR TO HIGHLIGHT 7IND DISPLAY AND PRESS [ENT] TO LOAD THE DISPLAY
ENT
7IND DISPLAY
True wind direction.
Wind relative to vessel.
KN
Wind speed, relative or
true.
4
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%1 -+)) )NTERFACING AND MASTER RESET
ENT
#ALL 3ETUP FOR 7IND DISPLAY
Setup for Wind:
Damping level:
Relative wind scale:
The damping level can be
set to LOW, MEDIUM, or
HIGH. The higher level the
LOW more steady and slow reacting reading.
NORMAL
The wind-scale can be set
to 0-180° (NORMAL),
RELATIVE or 0-60° (MAGNIFIED).
Wind angle offset:
000°
Show wind speed as:
Wind speed unit:
#HAPTER METERS/SECOND
The wind angle offset can
be from 0 to 360°
The wind speed can be set to TRUE or RELATIVE, and
the wind speed unit can be either METERS/SECOND,
KNOTS, KILOMETRES/HOUR or MILES/HOUR.
'O TO THE FUNCTION YOU WISH TO CHANGE
-/+
ENT
4OGGLE BETWEEN SETTINGS OR SELECT NEW FIGURE
#ONFIRM ENTRY
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#HAPTER %1 -+)) )NTERFACING AND MASTER RESET
KEYS TO PRESS
-ASTER RESET
SETUP
POS
NAV
ECHO
3%450
Speed alarm, units & language
Interface setup NMEA/alarm
Interface setup remote
Wind display
Display color
-ASTER RESET
If the unit is totally locked i.e.
no immediate response from
the keypad, the unit can be reset by disconnecting the power
supply and then starting up
again.
If the unit is still ’alive’ but has ceased to respond to
normal operation, it could become necessary to make a
master reset - but first check ’Troubleshooting’ in section 6.3.
F The master reset will erase all data and settings, and
restore the basic settings from the factory.
MENU
ENT
#ALL UP THE 3%450 -%.5
Select ’Master reset’ display:
5SE THE CURSOR TO HIGHLIGHT -ASTER RESET AND PRESS [ENT] TO LOAD THE DISPLAY
-!34%2 2%3%4
2ETURNS TO FACTORY PRESETS
2%3%4 ↑ ↓ %.4
%XIT
-%.5
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To activate a MASTER RE
SET, follow the instructions in the display, or
exit the function without
making any changes by
pressing ;-%.5=.
%1 -+)) )NSTALLATION AND SERVICE
#HAPTER )NSTALLATION OF %1 -+))
The EQ32 MKII can be flat or bracket mounted - overhead, bulkhead or
console.
#ONSOLE
&LAT MOUNTED
/VERHEAD
3EE TEMPLATE FOR INSTRUCTIONS
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"ULKHEAD
2EMOVABLE CORNERS EX
#HAPTER %1 -+)) )NSTALLATION AND SERVICE
)NSTALLATION OF $UAL 3TATION $%
The DE30 is a remote control unit for the EQ32 MKII Echosounder.
Both units are identical in size and appearance, so the DE30 can also be
flat or bracket mounted - overhead, bulkhead or console - as described
on the previous page.
Adjust light/contrast
in screen and background light in keypad via the [PWR]
key.
A connection cable of 15 meters with two female plugs is supplied with
the DE30. Push one of the female plugs into the receptacle marked ’REMOTE’ on the back of the EQ32 MKII and the second into the DE30.
F Refer to section 5.3 next page for details on pin numbers.
$%
%1 -+))
Ground screw
Ground
Power
15 metres of cable (not extendable)
Power
/PERATION OF $%
All key commands are relayed to the main unit - EQ32 MKII - and the
display picture is instantly transferred back via a high speed link.
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%1 -+)) )NSTALLATION AND SERVICE
#HAPTER %LECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
Connectors,
seen from solder side
.-%! 2%-/4%
072
Ground screw
Fuse 2AF
072
2%-/4%
Pin 1 TX A (DATA OUT)
Pin 2 TX B (RETURN)
Pin 3 RX A (DATA IN)
Pin 4 RX B (RETURN)
Pin 5 REMOTE DATA
Pin 6 CLK REMOTE
%#(/
Pin 1 SPEED LOG
Pin 2 5V SUPPLY SPEED LOG
Pin 3 DEPTH +
Pin 4 NC
Pin 5 DEPTH Pin 6 GND + SHIELD
Pin 7 THERM.
F High voltage!
.-%!
TX A (DATA OUT) White
TX B (RETURN)
Brown
RX A (DATA IN)
Yellow
RX B (RETURN)
Green
ALARM/LOG
%#(/
Pin 1 + 10-32 Vdc Brown (Red)
Pin 2 - Battery
Blue (Black)
Pin 1
Pin 2
Pin 3
Pin 4
Pin 5
%XTERNALALARM RELAY
.-%! 2ELAY 6M!
0IN
Grey
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#HAPTER %1 -+)) )NSTALLATION AND SERVICE
/PTIONAL CONNECTIONS
)3 $ATALINE $ATA BOX
EQ32 MKII NMEA
0IN
TX A (DATA OUT)
1
White
2
Brown
TX B (RETURN)
3
Yellow
RX A (DATA IN)
RX B (RETURN)
4
Green
Data Box
+ Radio nav input
WHT
NMEA bus to
GRN
repeaters
%XTERNAL POSITION HEADING AND SPEED
EQ32 MKII NMEA
0IN
3
Yellow
RX A (DATA IN)
NMEA0183
4
Green
RX B (RETURN)
0OWER SUPPLY CONNECTIONS - The internal voltage regulator will allow the EQ32 MKII to operate normally over the power supply voltage
range from 10 to 32 Vdc. Connections between the EQ32 MKII and the
external power supply are accomplished by means of the supplied power
cable, which is approximately 1.5 meters long.
After connecting the cable to the power source, push the plug as far as it
will go into the two pin receptacle marked ’PWR’ on the rear of the cabinet and turn the plug’s coupling ring clockwise until it clicks into locked
position.
&USE - Warning! Using a fuse which is not specified for your equipment can cause it to blow the instant the EQ32 MKII has been switched
on or it will not protect the equipment in the event of trouble.
4RANSDUCER CONNECTION - A 10 meter cable is supplied for connection between the transducer and the display cabinet - EQ32 MKII. Push
the female plug, as far as it goes, into the receptacle marked ’ECHO’ on
the rear of the cabinet and turn the plug’s coupling ring clockwise until it
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%1 -+)) )NSTALLATION AND SERVICE
#HAPTER clicks into locked position. F The EQ32 MKII must be turned off while
connecting/disconnecting the transducer cable.
.-%! INTERFACE CONNECTIONS - NMEA 0183 interface connections are made to the receptacle marked ’NMEA’ on the rear of the
cabinet - turn the plug’s coupling ring clockwise until it stops.
F The EQ32 MKII must be turned off while connecting/disconnecting
the interface cable.
"ASIC CABLE AND TRANSDUCER INFORMATION
The installation should be carefully planned in advance, keeping in mind
the standard cable length of 10 meters (32feet) which is connected to the
transducer. In the event where the standard cable is not long enough, up
to an additional 10 meters (32 feet) may be connected without affecting
the performance of the system. The cable must be of the same type as the
standard cable. F The EQ32 MKII must be turned off while connecting/
disconnecting the transducer cable.
The use of longer cable runs, while possible, always increases the likelihood of increased interference and decreased performance. Care must be
taken when increasing the cable lengths to ensure that proper, adequate
and consistent shielding is maintained, that cable of adequate cross section is used, and that all connections are properly made and protected
from the effects of the marine environment.
If possible, running the transducer cable through a grounded conduit will
greatly decrease the likelihood of interference. Likewise, the EQ32 MKII
transducer cable should be run as far as possible from other electrical cabling. If it is absolutely necessary to pass close to other cabling, it is best
to keep as much distance as possible, and to make all crossings as close
to a right angle as possible.
The EQ32 MKII’s transmitter is designed to match the transducers described in section 5.4.1 on next page.
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#HAPTER %1 -+)) )NSTALLATION AND SERVICE
4RANSDUCERS
4HRUHULL MOUNT
0
(not for use in wood hulls)
Frequency: 50/200 kHz
Beamwidth: 45°/15°
Cable length: 10m (32’)
Depth information.
Reference No. 179.0401.002
Housing: Reinforced plastic
Reference No. 179.0401.003
Housing: Bronze
4RANSOM MOUNT
0
(for fiberglass, aluminium, wood, or
inflatable hulls)
Frequency: 50/200 kHz
Beamwidth: 45°/15°
Cable length: 10m (32’)
Speed, temperature + depth information.
Reference No. 179.0401.001
Housing: chemical resistant,
high impact plastic alloy.
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%1 -+)) )NSTALLATION AND SERVICE
#HAPTER "
4HRUHULL STEM MOUNT
Accomodates hull thickness:
Min. no fairing
6mm (1/4")
Max. with fairing 83mm (3 1/4")
Ref. No. 179.0401.011
Optional fairing
Frequency: 50/200 kHz
Beamwidth: 45°/15°
Cable length: 10m (32’)
Depth information.
Ref. No. 179.0401.007
Housing: Bronze
(fiberglass or wood hulls only)
Ref. No. 179.0401.008
Housing: Stainless steel
(compatible with any hull material)
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#HAPTER %1 -+)) )NSTALLATION AND SERVICE
4HRUHULL TRIDUCER
Frequency: 50/200 kHz
Beamwidth: 45°/15°
Cable length: 10m (32’)
Speed, temperature + depth
information.
Ref. No. 179.0401.009
Housing: Bronze
Ref. No. 179.0401.010
Housing: Stainless steel
$ETERMINING THE POSITION FOR THE TRANSDUCER
The EQ32 MKII is a sophisticated piece of electronic equipment, but
how well it will perform under actual operating conditions will be largely
dependent upon the location of the transducer and how it has been installed. Careful consideration, therefore, must be given to selecting the
mounting location and on deciding the method of installation that best
suits the vessel.
Air bubbles and turbulence caused by the vessel’s movement through the
water will seriously degrade the transducer’s performance. Therefore the
transducer should be located well clear of any water intake or discharge
line and also clear of any projection along the hull line which might disturb the smooth flow of water.
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%1 -+)) )NSTALLATION AND SERVICE
#HAPTER It is of profound importance for good performance of the EQ32 MKII
that the water flowing over the transducer be free of bubbles and aeration. If the transducer face is clean but the performance degrades with increasing vessel speed, then aeration of the water flowing under the
transducer may be the cause of the poor performance.
Due to the varying design of ship’s hulls and different operating speeds,
there can be great variation in the amount of air bubbles which are carried beneath the hull. These bubbles tend to be carried close to the hull as
they pass aft. For this reason, it is desirable for the transducer to be
mounted on a fairing block which holds the transducer away from the
hull and which directs the flow of aerated water around the sides of the
transducer rather than over the face of the transducer.
On deep keeled vessels, care must be taken to ensure that the transducer
beam wil not be blocked by any part of the keel. Although the appropriate mounting location that meets all requirements depends on the type of
vessel and its normal operating speeds, a practical choice is usually somewhere between one third and one half of the vessel’s water line length
from the bow. Levelling blocks may be designed accordingly to meet
this requirement.
F The more the transducer protrudes from the hull, the better the results
will be.
Particularly the lower frequency operation, interference from propeller
noise can be a significant problem. This can be seen as an increase in the
’noise’ on the echosounder display when the propeller speed is increased.
To help reduce this, the transducer’s mounting face may be angled
slightly forward on the order of 5° for the 50 kHz transducers and 3° for
the 200 kHz transducers. The goal is to incline the transducer so that a
line of sight along the transducer’s radiating surface passes below the
propeller.
F Keeping the propeller clean and free of any nicks or roughness will assist in minimizing interference from propeller noise due to cavitation.
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#HAPTER %1 -+)) )NSTALLATION AND SERVICE
3PECIFICATIONS OF THE %1 -+))
252 mm
70 mm
144 mm
'ENERAL DATA
Power supply 10-32 V dc
Power drain 10/7 W
Dimensions 144x252x70mm/1.5kg
(5.8x10x2.8"/3 Lbs)
Environm. 0°C to +50°C, waterproof
Display, b&w 6-inch, 320x240 pixels
STN transflective
- color
5.5-inch, 320x240 pixels
TFT, power backlight
Interfacing 2 ports in/out NMEA 0183,
dual station, IS11 (Dataline)
Alarm
Output for relay
%CHOSOUNDER SECTION
Frequency 50 & 200 kHz, user selectable
Output power Low= approx. 15 w, High=
500 w RMS (4,000 w PP)
Depth range 50kHz: Up to 800m
200kHz: Up to 350m
Beam width 50kHz: 45°
200kHz: 15°
Pulse length SHORT, MEDIUM, LONG,
AUTO
Max ping rate 10 pings per second
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157 mm
%CHOSOUNDER SECTION (continued)
Alarms
Fish, max/min depth
Zoom mode Bottom and VRM expansion: 3 to 50 meter, feet or
fathoms.
Split screen Depth and A-scope
Depth and bottom expansion
Depth and VRM expansion
Event marker At current ping
Image speed True distance or time,
3 steps (x2,x4,x8),
1 step/ping and freeze
Fish detectionWhite line discrimination
Temperature Transducer or NMEA
Speed (water) Transducer or NMEA
/PTIONS
Triducer (depth, temperature and speed)
NMEA interface cable
DE30 Dual station
Sunhood
-AINTENANCE 4ROUBLESHOOTING 2EPAIR
#HAPTER 0REVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
3URFACE CLEANING
To keep the EQ32 MKII cabinet and display screen clean, wipe the surfaces with a clean damp cloth. For heavier cleaning, use a clean, damp
cloth which has been dipped in a solution of a mild dish detergent and
water. Wring out firmly before wiping the unit.
F Do not use cleaning solutions containing spirit or alcohol.
%LECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
Periodically check the electrical connections. Make sure that connections
are tight and that no cables are frayed or worn.
4RANSDUCER
Periodically clean the face of the transducer with a plastic utensil using
a scrubbing action.
F Do not use a harsh abrasive or a solvent to clean the transducer.
2EPAIR AND SERVICE
The EQ32 MKII is sealed and does not contain any user serviceable
parts. Opening of this unit will void its warranty. If the EQ32 MKII requires servicing or repair, call your authorized SIMRAD dealer, but first
check section ’6.3 Troubleshooting procedure’.
3PARE PARTS
Fuses may be bought from a chandlery or a marine supply store. If you
require a SIMRAD part, please contact your authorized dealer.
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#HAPTER -AINTENANCE 4ROUBLESHOOTING 2EPAIR
4ROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURE
For all fault finding, first check that the supply voltage is between 10 - 32 Vdc.
3YMPTON
No picture on display
screen
#HECK
Check that the unit is
turned on
Check fuse in EQ32 MKII
power cable.
F See warning below.
Picture appears on the display screen, but image is
too dark or too bright
Echo picture appears normal, but no targets are
shown or only random
’noise’ is seen
Check that the transducer
connector are securely
mated with the console
2EMEDY
Press [PWR] key on keypad
Replace fuse. Use only
type 2 AmpF
Adjust the image as desired
by pressing the [PWR] key,
adjust light/contrast, and
press the [MENU] key
Correctly mate the
connector to the console
Check that the receiver
gain is set high enough
Increase the receiver gain.
See Chapter 2 Echosounder menu,
Presentation setup section
Check that the range is
Adjust the range. See
correct for the water depth Chapter 2 - Echosounder
menu, Presentation setup
section
Check that the Demo mode Go to ’Echosounder setup’
is not active
in Echosounder menu and
set Demo mode to OFF
No normal picture
Turn unit off and on again.
No response to key operaDisconnect power and
tion
connect again
No normal picture or key
Perform master reset, refer
operation
to section 4.3
You can not make the sys- Check that the Demo mode Go to ’Echosounder setup’
tem switch between 50 kHz is not active
in Echosounder menu and
and 200 kHz
set Demo mode to OFF
Warning! Do not operate the unit without a fuse. When replacing the fuse, make sure to
use the same type of fuse again (2 AmpF), as any other type may cause severe damage
to the unit.
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%1 -+)) 'LOSSARY OF TERMS
!PPENDIX !
'LOSSARY OF TERMS
!LARMS - can be set to sound a "beep" if the echosounder detects a target
above (shallower than) a minimum alarm depth or below (deeper than) a
maximum alarm depth. The EQ32 MKII allows you to set the alarm
depths and to enable or disable both the minimum and maximum depth
alarms.
!3COPE - a method of displaying the echosounder information.
In A-Scope mode, the echoes are displayed in a "bar-graph" format, with
stronger echoes displayed not only in the color representing their target
strength, but also in a width representing their target strength.
#OLOR THRESHOLD - the color threshold function allows the "weaker" targets and noise which may be shown on the display screen to be eliminated from the display. These targets are usually shown in the weaker
target colors such as blues and greens. The Color threshold allows you to
choose not to display the blues, or the blues and greens, etc. Doing this
will leave only the stronger targets on the display screen.
F The monochrome version will have 3 different tones of grey.
#ONFIGURATION - the configuration functions of the EQ32 MKII allow
you to adapt the system more specifically to your needs. You may set
Units of measure (feet, fathoms, meters, etc.), Background color, Menu
languages, Scroll speed, etc.
$EPTH Setting the various depth features correctly can have great influence
on the performance of the echosounder. In the ’Echosounder setup’ display
’Max depth limit’ is preset to AUTO, but can be changed to a specific value
if the depth is known. This will give a faster ping rate. ’Depth for fish’ can be
defined to a minimum and maximum depth level if looking for a specific category of fish. See also ’Range’ and ’Range start’ further on in this appendix.
%CHOGRAM BACKGROUND COLOR - is the color shown on the EQ32 MKII in
the event no target is present. There are two colors to choose from, white
or black, where black is especially useful during nighttime operation
when the white background could appear too bright.
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!PPENDIX !
%1 -+)) 'LOSSARY OF TERMS
%CHOSOUNDER FREQUENCY - 50 kHz or 200 kHz can be selected to suit the
task. 200 kHz is for general purpose and offers optimum discrimination
and a narrow transmitter beam with a 15° opening. 50 kHz is for searching in a wider area, determining bottom conditions and going the deepest. The transmitter has a wide transmitter beam with a 45° opening.
%VENT MARKER - allows the user to set a vertical marker on the screen at
the current ping to indicate a school of fish, etc.
%XPANSION ZOOM - this function allows you to take a closer look at a
particular section of the water underneath your boat. You can expand the
view near the bottom (Bottom expansion) or near the Variable Range
Marker (VRM expansion). The amount of expansion can be adjusted in
’Expansion window’, ’Presentation setup’.
'AIN - is another way of saying "sensitivity", or possibly "volume". Increasing the gain setting of the EQ32 MKII will allow you to see smaller
and deeper targets. If the gain is set too high, however, you will begin to
see "noise" and unwanted targets. Generally speaking, you want to set
the gain control just below the point that you begin to see speckles of
"noise" on the screen.
,/' SPEED CALIBRATION - the unit is preset to receive 19000 pulses per
nautical mile from the log transducer (paddle wheel). However the figure
might have to be changed to compensate for various transducers and actual waterflow passing the transducer. The correct pulse rate is calculated
by: 19000 x indicated speed (eg. 4kn) = 15.200 pulses/nm
actual speed (GPS) (eg. 5kn)
-EASUREMENT UNITS - refers to the measurement unit used in the range
display. The user may select the displayed units to be one of the following: meters, feet or fathoms.
-%.5 - the selection of main menus will be shown in the upper part of
the screen. The user may move through the menus and make selections
by means of the cursor key and the [ENT] key.
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.-%! - National Marine Electronics Association. The NMEA is an organization of manufacturers of marine electronics equipment. They have
adopted the NMEA 0183 as a standard for communications between various types of marine electronic equipment.
0ING TO PING FILTER - can be set to either on or off. With the filter ’off’,
then each received echo will be reflected on the screen. Whereas with the
filter ’on’, the system will compare every two echoes received and only
reflect on the screen what is received from both echoes, which will give
a more uncluttered and precise recording.
0ULSE LENGTH - The transmitted pulse length can be set to AUTO, where
the uptimum setting will be applied according to the water depth. Or it
can be set manually, if a specific pulse length is required:
50kHz
200kHz
SHORT = less than 5 m deep water
less than 5 m deep water
MEDIUM = between 5 and 50m
between 5 and 50m
deep water
deep water
LONG =
more than 50m deep water more than 50m deep water
F A long pulse will reach deeper but give less resolution.
2ANGE - refers to the distance shown from the top to the bottom of the
display screen. Selecting !UTO RANGE will cause the EQ32 MKII to
change the basic range setting(s) to keep the displayed bottom in the lower half of the display. For instance, as your boat moves into deeper waters, the EQ32 MKII will automatically switch to a deeper range, always
keeping the displayed bottom in the lower half of the display. -ANUAL
RANGE allows the operator to set the range displayed on the EQ32 MKII.
2ANGE START - allows the user to set the displayed depth range to begin at
some point below the surface. For example, a 100 meter displayed range
can be "phased" downwards, so that the screen shows a 100 meter section beginning at, say, 200 meters and going to 300 meters depth.
F Limitation! With the 7HITE LINE feature activated at the same time as
the 2ANGE START happens to be set to a level deeper than the actual water
depth, a continuous reset sequence will commence and stay on until the
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water depth again exceeds the level entered for the 2ANGE START.
If you are not about to return to deeper water, we suggest that you disconnect the transducer cable, and thus gain access to adjust the 2ANGE START,
either to zero or to a more appropriate water depth.
3CROLL SPEED - is the rate of movement of the targets on the display
screen, moving from right to left. It is adjustable, to allow the user to
show a longer "history" on the display screen, if desired.
3CROLL SYNCHRONIZATION - the screen can be updated on the basis of time
or distance (when data from last ping appears on the display).
3IGNAL THRESHOLD - can be set to ON to eliminate the appearance of unwanted noise.The threshold level is automatic and the feature should be
used with caution, as it may eliminate small fish and small unidentified
objects on the screen.
4RANSDUCER - the transducer serves as the acoustic "loudspeaker" and
"microphone" to send and receive the signals through the water.
Transducers are most often made from ceramic elements carefully built
into a robust housing. The ceramic elements change shape when a voltage is placed across them (when the EQ32 MKII transmits a signal), and
they also generate a voltage when they encounter sound waves (as when
the EQ32 MKII is receiving an echo).
46' Time Varying Gain - is a control that allows the EQ32 MKII to
make corrections for most of the losses and absorption that occurs as
sound energy passes through sea water. Adjust TVG in ’Presentation
setup’. There are two settings to choose from, Normal and Special.
The setting ’Normal (20 log R)’ is for general fish finding at depths
down to 50m (150’) and it will also give a uniform bottom echo presentation at shallow, mid and deep water.
The setting ’Special (40 log R)’ will adjust the TVG to show the same
echo strength for a given size fish at varying depths.
7HITE LINE - is a control which places a white/black line at the displayed
sea floor and blanks out 4 pixels just below the line. The purpose of this
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is to help the user detect targets, such as fish, which are very close to the
sea floor and whose echoes tend to merge with those of the sea floor itself.
62- - Variable Range Marker. This refers to a horizontal black line
shown on the display screen. The user can measure the range to targets
shown on the display screen by use of these VRMs. The depth to the
VRM can be seen in the left side of the screen.
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,IST OF ,ORAN # AND DECCA CHAINS
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,IST OF ,ORAN # CHAINS
Central Pacific
4990
Gulf of Alaska
7960
Southeast U.S.
7980
Great Lakes
8970
Northeast U.S.
9960
Canadian West Coast 5990
Canadian East Coast 5930
Labrador Sea
7930
West Coast U.S.
9940
North Pacific
9990
Commando Lion
North West Pacific
Norwegian Sea
Mediterranean Sea
Icelandic
Saudi Arabia South
Saudi Arabia North
Eastern U.S.S.R.
Western U.S.S.R.
5970
9970
7970
7990
9980
7170
8990
7950
8000
,IST OF DECCA CHAINS
00 S Baltic
01 Vestlandet
02 SW British
03 North Humber
04 Holland
05 British
06 Lofoten, Norway
07 German
08 N Baltic
09 NW Spanish
10 Trondelag (N)
11 English
12 N Bothnian
13 S Spanish
14 N Scottish
15 Finland
16 Danish
17 Irish
18 Finnmarken
19 French
20 S Bothnian
21 Hebridean
22 Frisian
23 Helgeland
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
10B
5C
1C
7B
8B
6C
9C
6C
7C
4A
6A
8A
8E
4A
2C
2C
6B
7C
2F
8C
9C
10C
4C
0A
0E
1B
2A
2E
3B
3E
3F
4B
4C
4E
5B
5F
6A
6C
6E
7B
7D
7E
8B
8C
8E
9B
9E
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Skagerak
N Persian
S Persian
Bombay
Calcutta
Bangladesh
Hokkaido
Tohoku
Kyusyu
Namaqua
Cape chain
E Province
Dampier
Port Hedld
Hokuriku
Newfoundld.
Cabot strt
Nova Scotia
Salaya
Kanto
SW Africa
Natal
Shikoku
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)NDEX
Alarms ........................................49
depth ......................................23
fish .........................................23
reset........................................25
speed ......................................24
Echo sounder - continued,
standard display .....................17
transducer...............................27
transducer beamwidth ............29
Variable Range Marker.....21,53
Vertical (event) marker .....20,50
VRM expansion .....................19
Cable, basic information.............41
CE declaration ............................58
Colour threshold ....................22,49
Configuration..............................49
Electrical connections .................39
optional connections ..............40
Event marker...............................50
Expansion ...................................50
Expansion window .....................22
Decca lanes .................................13
list of decca chains .................55
Default settings ........................6,49
Demo mode ................................23
Depth ..........................................49
below keel ..............................23
below surface .........................23
below transducer ....................23
grid.........................................22
Display colour ............................26
Dual Station DE30:
installation..............................38
operation ................................38
Frequency ..............................22,49
Fresh water..................................22
Fuse........................................39,40
Gain .......................................22,50
Getting started...............................9
Glossary of terms ........................49
Grounding................................6,39
Installation of EQ32....................37
Interface connections ..................41
Interface settings .........................31
NMEA/alarm..........................31
remote ....................................33
Introduction ..................................5
Echogram background colour26,49
Echo sounder:
A-scope .............................20,49
bottom expansion...................18
display...............................17,27
effects of vessel’s speed.........30
frequency ..........................22,50
how EQ32 works ...................28
presentation setup ..................22
processor ................................27
receiver/transmitter ................27
setup.......................................23
Keel depth below surface............23
Key functions................................7
Language .................................9,25
Log.........................................11,12
Log speed calibration.............24,50
Log speed sensor.........................24
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Loran C ...................................... 14
list of Loran C chains ............ 55
Specifications ............................. 46
Speed over ground ..................... 11
Maintenance............................... 47
Master reset................................ 36
Measurement units ................ 24,50
Temperature, degree................... 24
Time and date, local .............. 11,12
Transducer:
basic information.............. 41,52
connection ............................. 40
data + reference numbers ...... 42
depth below surface............... 23
position .................................. 44
Menus:
echo sounder ......................... 17
main menus ........................... 10
navigation.............................. 15
position.................................. 11
selection of ............................ 10
sub menus.............................. 10
Transmitter, status ................. 21,23
Troubleshooting ......................... 48
TVG ...................................... 22,52
Navigation:
display ................................... 15
motorway .............................. 16
setup ...................................... 15
NMEA................................... 31,51
Warranty..................................... 59
Water profile .............................. 22
Water speed........................... 11,24
White line.............................. 22,52
WIN change/rotation.......... 9,24,25
Wind instrument display ............ 34
setup for wind........................ 35
Palette setup ............................... 26
Ping to ping filter .................. 22,51
Position display.......................... 11
Power supply connections ......... 40
Pulse length........................... 23,51
Range, auto or manual .......... 22,51
Range start ............................ 22,51
Repair and service...................... 47
Safety summary ........................... 5
Salt water ................................... 22
Scroll speed........................... 22,52
Scroll synchronization .......... 22,52
Signal threshold .................... 22,52
Software version ........................ 24
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The EMC Directive, Article 10 (1)
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Product:
SIMRAD EQ32 MKII
Echosounder
is in accordance with the protection requirements in
the EMC Directive 89/336/EØF of May 3rd, 1989
Employed harmonized standards:
EN 60945:1993 / Amd.1:1993
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