instructions manual

DOC08025A
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INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL
TABLE DES MATIÈRES
PRIOR INFORMATION
Warnings............................................................................. 1
Package content ................................................................. 2
SYSTEM PARTS DESCRIPTION
Display ................................................................................ 3
Antenna............................................................................... 4
Transmitter.......................................................................... 5
SYSTEM INSTALLATION
Antenna installation............................................................. 6
Display installation .............................................................. 8
Transmitter installation........................................................ 9
Full installation .................................................................... 9
OPERATION MODES
Stand by mode.................................................................. 11
Alarm Mode....................................................................... 11
Operation test ................................................................... 12
SYSTEM ACTIVATION IN CASE OF HUMAN DISTRESS
Transmitter activation........................................................ 13
Receiver activation............................................................ 14
Location and rescue of man overboard ............................ 14
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Electrical specifications..................................................... 16
Timing diagram ................................................................. 17
Mechanical dimensions..................................................... 18
Drilling outline ................................................................... 19
GENERAL INFORMATION
Manufacturer’s liability ...................................................... 20
Warranty ........................................................................... 20
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PRIOR INFORMATION
WARNINGS
The WaveFinder® rescue system is a safety equipment intended for the
search of any person fallen overboard. It is important to read the
instructions manual before any use of the system or any of its parts.
Because of the reflection, the WaveFinder® system has to be used in open
space only (sea, large water plane or flat area). It is not aimed to be used in
an urban or mountainous environment.
This system is an aid to searching man overboard; it should not be
substituted to usual navigation precautions, such as wearing life jackets and
safety harnesses.
The system will only work properly if the installation has been done in a
state-of-the-art manner. It is therefore very important to read the
instructions manual carefully before any use.
Any activation of the transmitter, including at the time of a test, reduces its
total autonomy.
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PACKAGE CONTENT
The case contains the following items:
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1.
reception antenna with a 15m (50 feet) cable;
2.
an aluminum antenna fixing tube with two screws;
3.
a display module;
4.
two personal WaveFinder® transmitters and their casing;
5.
a buzzer;
6.
soldering sleeves;
7.
an instructions manual;
8.
an installation and test procedure;
9.
a warranty terms information.
SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
DISPLAY
Direction
LEDS
Protection
crown
Distance
LEDs
"On" indicator
"Default" indicator
Multicoloured flat cable
Black cable
-
The direction indicator is a 16 LED circle’ indicating the signal’s
direction.
-
The distance indicator is a vertical 5 LEDs bar graph. It gives the
strength of the signal received, indicating the relative distance
separating the transmitter from the antenna.
-
The Power On indicator is the green LED at the bottom of the
display. It confirms that the display is powered.
-
The Default indicator is the red LED at the bottom of the display,
indicating a dysfunction.
-
The black protection crown clips onto the display, it has to be
removed during the installation.
-
The black cable connects the display to the antenna.
-
The multicoloured flat cable connects to the power supply and
allows an external alarm (optional) to be connected or to any other
device (circuit breaker, dropping of buoy).
-
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ANTENNA AND FIXATION TUBE
-
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The alignment mark is used to align the antenna parallel to the
axis of the boat
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The label "Front" must be directed towards the front of the boat.
-
The base of the antenna is fixed to the aluminum tube by two
screws.
-
The aluminum tube (Ø 30 mm) allows fixing the antenna to the
boat. The antenna can also be placed on any other tube with the
same diameter.
TRANSMITTER
Test
strip
test strip
Fixing disc
expiration
Expiration
date
date
Cap
Tether
Base
release strip
Release strip
Remarks
-
The plastic fixing disc allows the man overboard to attach the
transmitter to his clothes when in the water.
-
The test strip allows testing the system after installation.
-
The release strip allows releasing the transmitter from its case
when a man overboard situation occurs.
-
The expiration date sticker gives the year until when the
transmitter is valid. Beyond that point, it should be replaced.
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SYSTEM INSTALLATION
ANTENNA INSTALLATION
1°
The antenna has to be installed vertically, as high as possible. On a
sailing boat, the best places are the top of the mast, the spreader
bars (providing there is a minimum distance between the mast and
the antenna) or on mast at the rear of the boat.
The antenna positioning is done with the help of the alignment
mark and the "Front" label that has to point to the front of the boat.
IF THE ANTENNA IS BADLY ORIENTED, THE MAN
OVERBOARD SEARCH WILL BE DIFFICULT IF NOT
IMPOSSIBLE.
2°
It is important to place the cone-shaped screw in the hole of the
fixing tube.
The second screw secures the tube on the other side.
3
2
1
3°
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The antenna’s 4-pin cable is connected to the display as shown on
the figure below:
Antenna cable
Display cable
blue
brown
white
black
green
brown
white
yellow
The best solution consists to solder the wires and to isolate them
one from another with a thermo retractable sheath. The use of
connectors is not recommended due to the oxidation in a marine
environment.
Remarks
-
The aluminum tube provided with the WaveFinder® system can be
made longer if required by depending on the installation location
chosen.
-
The connection cable between the antenna and the display can also
be made longer, but the total length between the antenna and the
display must be shorter than 50 m (166 feet).
-
The antenna must not be installed behind a big metallic object such
as a mast or a cabin.
-
The antenna must not be installed closer than 2m (7 feet) of any
other transmitter antenna (VHF, BLU, etc) if they are situated at
the same height. This distance can be reduced if the Wavefinder’s
antenna is above or below the other antennas.
-
The antenna must never be installed in the axis of an on board
radar (if it is, the WaveFinder® system can be destroyed).
-
If the antenna is installed close to the mast, it is necessary to
respect a certain distance between them in order to minimize the
radio shadow zone (see illustration page 8).
The formula below gives a rough evaluation of the minimum distance
between the antenna’s axis and the mast’s axis, depending on the
diameter of the mast (diameter D). Beware that the dead angle is lateral
and does not interfere with the system. When looking for a man
overboard, it is mainly the front zone that is used.
d ≥ 1.7 ⋅ (D + 15)
where
d
D
min. distance between mast axis and antenna axis (cm);
max. diameter of the mast (cm).
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DISPLAY INSTALLATION
1°
The display is intended to be installed on a flat surface, the top of
the display representing the front part of the boat.
2°
Separate the protection crown from the display.
3°
If the cables have to come out laterally (rather than drilling a hole),
make a notch on the side of the protection crown to allow the
cables to come out.
4°
Fix the display in the chosen spot with four screws. It can be
installed indoor or outdoor. To drill the four holes, use the drilling
outline provided with the installation note.
5°
Connect the two wires for the external alarm (buzzer). Please
respect the polarity.
6°
Connect the two power supply wires (battery + pole = yellow wire,
battery – pole = orange wire).
7°
Put the protection crown back onto the display.
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TRANSMITTER INSTALLATION
No installation is needed. The transmitter is enclosed in a pouch that can be
worn on a belt. It can also be fixed on an automatic inflating lifejacket.
FULL INSTALLATION
Remark
The external alarm can be replaced by any other device under 12V –
200mA max, such as circuit breakers, relays, luminous devices, etc.
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OPERATION MODES
Mode
Transmitter
Stand by
Display
Remarks
LEDs are off except
"On" LED, the
buzzer remains
silent.
Waiting for
an event (test
or alarm)
Test
The starting of the
transmitter turns on the
alarm mode (do not
exceed 5 sec.)
The LEDs blink, the
buzzer / optional
external alarm
sounds / blinks
intermittently
during the first
minute.
Do not
exceed 5 sec.
otherwise the
system is
locked for 2
hours.
Alarm
The starting of the
transmitter turns on the
alarm mode. The
LEDS will flash in the
following manner:
one time / second the
1st hour;
2 times / second during
the 2nd hour, etc.
The direction and
distance indicators
are on as well as
"On" LED. When
entering this mode,
the buzzer sounds
during 60 seconds
and the system
stabilizes after 75
sec.
The receiver
system is
locked for 2
hours.
Check of
autonomy
LEDs indicate the time
the transmitter was
used by flashing:
1 / second during the
1st hour ;
2 / second during the
2nd hour, etc.
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STANDBY MODE
When switched on the system goes into standby mode. In this mode, all the
LEDs are off except the green “On” indicator and the buzzer is silent. The
system permanently listens for a signal emitted by a transmitter. If a signal
is received, the system goes into alarm mode.
ALARM MODE
The system goes into alarm mode when a distress signal is received or when
the test strip of a transmitter has been raised longer than 15 seconds. The
internal buzzer and the external alarm(s) sound for 60 seconds. Afterwards,
the system locks into alarm mode for 2 hours.
In the alarm mode, the relative direction and distance indicators are on and
allow the quick location of the transmitter.
Remark
-
The alarm mode lasts 2 hours. If the power supply is switched off, the
system remains locked in alarm mode for a total of 2 hours when
switched back on.
-
During the 2 hours period, the display regularly re-synchronizes with
the transmitter which sends a recognition frame for 3 seconds every
4.40 mn. During this period, the display may be disturbed (random scan
of the crown for the synchronization duration).
-
If the system remains active for more than 2 hours, at the end of the 2
hours period, the display shifts in stand by mode for a maximum period
of 4.30 mn. As soon as the transmitter is received, the display locks
again in alarm mode for 2 hours.
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OPERATION TEST
This operation makes sure the system is working properly once the
installation is over. The installation test procedure is the following:
-
switch the system on then wait the LEDs and buzzers turn off;
-
check that the "On" LED of the display is on and the "Default" LED is
off;
-
raise the test strip of the transmitter’s pouch less than 5 seconds then
put it back in place.
IF THE TEST STRIP IS RAISED LONGER THAN 15
SECONDS, THE RECEIVER LOCKS INTO ALARM MODE
FOR 2 HOURS
-
The display's LEDs should blink and the buzzer should sound during
all the time the test strip is raised, thus confirming the system is in a
good working order.
-
During the test, the transmitter's LEDs blink 1time/second.
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SYSTEM ACTIVATION
TRANSMITTER ACTIVATION
-
The man overboard pulls the release strip on the transmitter holder.
-
The transmitter is released and goes to the surface of the water.
Simultaneously and fully automatically, it begins to transmit a distress
signal.
-
Keep the pouch as far as possible from the transmitter (to avoid the
deactivation magnet stop the transmitter).
IF THE MAN OVERBOARD HOLDS THE TRANSMITTER
VERTICALLY OVER HIS HEAD THE SYSTEM RANGE
CAN BE DOUBLED.
FIXING THE TRANSMITTER ONTO THE SHOULDER,
OUT OF THE WATER, MAY ALSO INCREASE THE
RANGE DETECTION
Remark
-
It is possible to incorporate the transmitter in an automatic inflating
lifejacket. The transmitter will then be set off simultaneously as the
lifejacket in case of a fall in the water.
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RECEIVER ACTIVATION
-
In standby mode, the receptor waits for an eventual distress signal sent
by the WaveFinder® transmitter.
-
As soon as a distress signal is received, the system automatically goes
into alarm mode.
-
The distress signal emitted by the man overboard is also recognized by
the surrounding boats equipped with a WaveFinder® system; this
creates a real solidarity between navigators.
-
The display LEDs blink during a few seconds, the buzzer and, if
installed, the optional alarms sound/blink intermittently. After that, the
direction and the distance indicators switch on while the alarms
continue for and additional 60 seconds.
NOTE: It is possible to add to the optional alarm a relay that will
extend the duration of signal.
Remark
-
15 seconds after having received the distress signal, the receiver locks
into alarm mode for 2 hours indicating the direction and the strength of
the signal received. If a second person falls overboard, the system will
lock onto the strongest signal.
LOCATION AND RESCUE OF MAN OVERBOARD
-
Follow the direction indicated by the 16 LED circle.
-
When the 5 LED distance bar graph indicators light up, the man
overboard is located within 200 m (660 feet) from the boat.
-
According to the antenna installation regarding the alignment axis
(difference of a few degrees), the display may show the man overboard
1 or 2 LEDs shifted; don’t worry, the display will position the man
overboard more accurately during the final approach.
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AS SOON AS THE MAN OVERBOARD HAS BEEN
FOUND, SWITCH OFF HIS TRANSMITTER. TO DO SO:
-
PUT IT BACK IN ITS RED CASE (WITH THE
FIXING DISC FACING THE OPENING);
-
OR UN-INFLATE AND FOLD THE LIFEJACKET;
-
OR BALLAST IT WITH ANY HEAVY OBJECT
AND THROW IT IN THE WATER.
THE TRANSMITTER HAS TO SINK!!!
THIS WILL TURN OFF THE DISTRESS SIGNAL AND
ALLOW THE SEARCH OF A SECOND MAN OVERBOAD
OR STOP SENDING A SIGNAL TO NEARBY BOATS
EQUIPPED WITH THE WAVEFINDER® SYSTEM.
Remark
If the boat is located near a steep coast (cliffs), the path leading to the man
overboard can be somewhat curved due to the reflection of radio waves.
This slightly increases the distance, but will not alter the success of the
search.
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION
ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Display
Waterproof
Weight
Dimensions
Operating temperature
Supply voltage
Current supply (standby)
Current supply (alarm mode)
Accuracy
Resolution
Internal buzzer
Connections for external alarm
Max current for external alarm
Supply voltage for external alarm
160 g
108 x 108 x 30 mm
-5 to +60 °C
9 to 30 Vdc
100mA@12V
60mA@24V
140mA@12V
80mA@24V
±2°
22.5 °
200 mA
12 V (when Vin > 13 V)
Transmitter
Waterproof
Weight
Dimensions
Operating temperature
System range (Note 1)
Frequency
Battery lifetime (storage)
Battery lifetime (operation) (Note 2)
130 g
50 x 70 x 120 mm
-5 to +60 °C
Typical 3 NM
869.5 MHz
6 years
At least 4 hours at -5°C
At least 6 hours at 20°C
Note 1: range detection of system depends on sea conditions, antenna position and local
electromagnetic perturbations; usually, the higher the antenna and the rougher the sea, the
greater the system range.
Note 2: to preserve the battery, it is recommended to store the transmitter in a fresh place
(if possible less than 25°C - 77°F).
Antenna
Waterproof
Weight
Dimensions
Operating temperature
Power supply
16
660 g
150 x 150 x 260 mm
-5 to +60 °C
provided by the display
TIMING DIAGRAMS
Alarm mode
15 s
0s
75 s
t
2h
open
Transmitter
- blinking LEDs
- buzzer
direction + distance
buzzer
direction + distance
Receiver
Locking of receiver
Note
To check the receiver without locking it, start the transmitter for less than
15 seconds (recommended 5 seconds).
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MECHANICAL DIMENSIONS
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DRILLING OUTLINE
Front of the boat
58.2 mm
(2.3")
69.5 mm
(2.7")
Warning: this drilling outline is not to scale; a 1:1 scale outline is attached.
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GENERAL INFORMATION
MANUFACTURER'S LIABILITY
Our products were designed and manufactured according to the most
rigorous industrial standards. Although the WaveFinder® system is a precise
and reliable device, it remains an aid to navigation and should never
substitute itself to good knowledge and a solid experience of navigation and
sea rescue procedures.
The occurrence of a malfunction cannot be excluded. The precision of the
system can be affected by many factors, of which manufacturing defects, a
faulty operation, environmental conditions or a misuse. The manufacturer
(KANNAD) does not accept any responsibility and will not pay any
compensation for any damage caused directly or indirectly by a defect, a
faulty operation, a breakdown or a misuse of the system WaveFinder®. The
manufacturer does not accept any responsibility and will not pay any
compensation for personal damage related to the use of the WaveFinder®
system.
WARRANTY
This product is covered by a 24-month non-transferable manufacturer's
limited warranty commencing on the date of purchase. The warranty covers
faulty materials and workmanship during manufacture, but excludes normal
wear and tear, willful damage, negligence, abnormal conditions and failure
to follow the manufacturer's instructions.
Claims under warranty should be directed to your local dealer or directly to
the manufacturer (KANNAD) with supporting evidence of purchase.
For further information, see warranty conditions in annex.
Technical advice and information about local dealers can be obtained from
KANNAD.
.
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WaveFinder® is manufactured and commercialized by:
Z.I. des Cinq Chemins BP23
56520 GUIDEL
FRANCE
Tel: +33 (0)2 97 02 49 49 Fax: +33 (0)2 97 65 00 20
Website: www.kannad.com
Email: contact.marine@kannad.com
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