Manual
Simrad GS-15
GPS Antenna
English
www.simrad-yachting.com
A brand by Navico - Leader in Marine Electronics
Preface
FCC Statement
This equipment has been tested and complies with the limits for a Class
B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a normal installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. This device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment into an output on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced technician for help.
•
A shielded cable must be used when connecting a peripheral to the
serial ports.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
Industry Canada
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that
may cause undesired operation of the device.
Introduction |1
CE Compliance
Hereby, Navico Inc. declares that this GS15 is in
compliance with the essential requirements and
other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Navico Inc. vakuuttaa täten että GS15 tyyppinen
laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten
ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen
mukainen.
Hierbij verklaart Navico Inc. dat het toestel GS15 in
overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen en de
andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn
1999/5/EG.
Par la présente, Navico Inc. déclare que ce GS15 est
conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres
dispositions de la directive 1999/5/CE qui lui sont
applicables.
Härmed intygar Navico Inc. att denna GS15 står i
överensstämmelse med de väsentliga
egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta bestämmelser
som framgår av direktiv 1999/5/EG.
Undertegnede Navico Inc. erklærer herved, at
følgende udstyr GS15 overholder de væsentlige krav
og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/ EF.
Hiermit erklärt Navico Inc. dass sich dieses GS15 in
Übereinstimmung mit den grundlegenden
Anforderungen und den anderen relevanten
Vorschriften der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet.
(BMWi)
Με την παρουσα Navico Inc. δηλωνει οτι GS15
συμμορφωνεται προς τις ουσιωδεις απαιτησεις και τις
λοιπες σχετικες διαταξεις της οδηγιας 1999/5/ΕΚ.
Con la presente Navico Inc. New Zealand dichiara
che questo GS15 è conforme ai requisiti essenziali
ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla
direttiva 1999/5/CE.
2 | Introduction
Por medio de la presente Navico Inc. declara que el
GS15 cumple con los requisitos esenciales y
cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o
exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Navico Inc. declara que este GS15 está conforme
com os requisitos essenciais e outras provisões da
Directiva 1999/5/CE.
The equipment named in this declaration, is intended for use in
international waters as well as coastal sea areas administered by
countries of the E.U. and E.E.A.
Disclaimer
As Navico is continuously improving this product, we retain the right to
make changes to the product at any time which may not be reflected in
this version of the manual. Please contact your nearest distributor if
you require any further assistance.
It is the owner’s sole responsibility to install and use the instrument and
transducers in a manner that will not cause accidents, personal injury
or property damage. The user of this product is solely responsible for
observing safe boating practices.
NAVICO HOLDING AS. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, BRANCHES AND
AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT
IN A WAY THAT MAY CAUSE ACCIDENTS, DAMAGE OR THAT MAY
VIOLATE THE LAW.
Governing Language: This statement, any instruction manuals, user
guides and other information relating to the product (Documentation)
may be translated to, or has been translated from, another language
(Translation). In the event of any conflict between any Translation of
the Documentation, the English language version of the Documentation
will be the official version of the Documentation.
This manual represents the product as at the time of printing. Navico
Holding AS. and its subsidiaries, branches and affiliates reserve the
right to make changes to specifications without notice.
Copyright © 2009 Navico Holding AS.
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Warranty
The warranty card is supplied as a separate document.
It is shipped with the product registration card.
In case of any queries, refer to the brand web site of your display
www.lowrance.com
www.northstarnav.com
www.simrad-yachting.com
www.eaglenav.com
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a valuable resource for all marine technicians. E-mail your comments
or suggestions about this manual to the following address:
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4 | Introduction
Contents
1 Introduction ........................................................ 6
2 Installation ......................................................... 7
2.1 Mounting location ............................................... 7
2.2 Surface mount ................................................... 8
2.3 Pole mount ........................................................ 9
2.4 Connecting to your system ................................. 10
3 Drawings........................................................... 11
4 Specifications .................................................... 12
Introduction |5
1 Introduction
The following parts are included in the GS15 package
Part no.
Desription
003-7983-00
Simrad GS15 antenna
074-1002-000
Rubber gasket for surface
mounting
072-2389-000
Pole mount adapter
24006413
Micro-C to SimNet cable
4 m (13 ft)
083-0010-15
Screw x 2: Self tapper
#6 x 1" Pan head
082-0071-11
Screw x 2: machine
#6 x 1" pan head
6 | Introduction
2 Installation
2.1 Mounting location
Mount the antenna with a good view of the sky and horizon. The view
should not be blocked by large parts of the superstructure. The unit
could be mounted under glass, perspex, fiberglass or fabric, but not
under metal or wood.
If a location might not be suitable, follow the installation instructions
below but mount the antenna and antenna cable temporarily, without
drilling any fixing holes. If the system does not work properly, change
the antenna location until it works properly. Then install the antenna
and cable permanently.
Installation |7
2.2 Surface mount
The GPS module can be installed on any flat surface that is at least
90mm (3-1/2”) wide.
Once you have determined the mounting location:
8 | Installation
1.
Position the drilling
template and drill holes
according to drilling
template
2.
Insert the gasket in to the
groove on the antenna.
3.
Join the extension cable
4.
Secure using the two #6 x
1" pan head screws
5.
Route the extension cable
to the display unit
2.3 Pole mount
You can route the cable through the notch in the GS15 housing and
down the side of the pole or you can pass it through the pole mount
adapter and run the cable inside the pole.
1.
Attach the pole mount
adapter to the antenna
using the supplied pan head
screws.
2.
Route the extension cable
through the mounting pole
3.
Connect the antenna cable
to the extension cable.
4.
Screw the antenna and
adapter on to the pole. The
pole mount adapter is
designed to fit a standard
marine antenna 1"
mounting pole
Installation |9
2.4 Connecting to your system
10 | Installation
Key
Description
A
GS15
B
Micro-C to SimNet cable 4 m
C
Terminator or continuation of SimNet backbone
D
T-Connector
E
Display
F
SimNet power 12 V DC with 5 amp fuse
G
12 V DC
3 Drawings
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4 Specifications
Simrad GS15 specifications
Electrical
Receiver chip
SIRF III
Communications
SimNet NMEA 2000
Satellite reception
16 channel parallel, 12 satellites tracking.
WAAS 1 channel
Signal update speed
5 Hz
Rx frequency
1575.42 MHz
Rx code
L1 C/A
Position accuracy
GPS 5 m (16.5 ft)
WASS 2 m (6.5 ft)
Postion fix time
Cold start 35s approx Warm start 1s approx
Tracking velocity
<1000 knots
Output data
System time, position, rapid update, GNSS
DOP's, GNSS position data, GNSS sats in
view (messages required by NMEA 2000
protocol)
Power supply
8 - 35 V DC 20 mA - 40 mA @ 12 V
Mechanical
Mounting method
Pole or surface mount
Connections
Micro-C male connector connects
Cable
Micro-C to SimNet cable 4 m (13 ft)
Environmental
12 | Specifications
Ambient temperature
-20° C to +70° C (-4° F to 158° F)
Water proofing
IPX6 IEC 60529
Relative humidity
95% at 60° C (140° F) IEC 60945
Vibration
Vibration IEC 60945
GS-15 GPS Antenna manual English, 988-0162-05, Rev.A
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