Caratec Sat CASAT-5065 CASAT-5085/T

Caratec Sat
CASAT-5065
CASAT-5085/T
Instruction manual
Made in Europe
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CONGRATULATIONS
Dear Customer,
Congratulations on your choice of the CA-SAT CARATEC
by CALEARO parabolic satellite antenna, an innovative
and technologically advanced system for the static
reception of TV signals from satellites. This automatic
tracking antenna, made from top quality components
and controlled by sophisticated software ensures the
following:
• rapid and precise satellite alignment
• compatibility with any SD (Standard Definition)
and HD (High Definition) satellite receiver
• compatibility with DBS satellites (Direct
Broadcast Satellite)
• reception of satellite signals from a stationary
vehicle
• reception of HD (High definition) satellite signals
CA-SAT is a product designed, developed and
assembled in Europe.
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WARNINGS
Using the manual
Correct operation of the system
This manual contains complete instructions for
correctly installing the CA-SAT system.
CA-SAT is a system designed for use on stationary
campervans and motorhomes and it can receive
TV and radio signals transmitted by geostationary
satellites.
We suggest that you carefully read this manual
before installing and using the CA-SAT antenna and
to adhere strictly to what is included in it, most of
all that which concerns safety and environmental
protection.
The most important information is highlighted inside
the manual by the following icons:
Information regarding system procedures,
operation and specification
Information regarding electrical safety
Information regarding system installation
Useful suggestions
Basic principles
the installation must be performed
by qualified personnel, in particular
for the operations of appliance’s
ATT E N T I O N
tightening, cable routing and electric
connections.
carefully read all safety regulations.
failure to observe the regulations
reported below can cause serious
ATT E N T I O N
damage to people or objects.
before proceeding with any operation
regarding the installation, always
disconnect the primary power supply
ATT E N T I O N
(vehicle battery).
before moving the vehicle, always check
that the antenna is closed even if the
ATT E N T I O N
acoustic signal is off.
An essential safety factor is appropriately executing
assembly operations and electrical connections.
Strictly adhere to assembly conditions and operations.
Modifications to the vehicle’s electric system must be
performed exclusively by a professional staff.
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For safe installation of the system and the correct
performances of all the functions of the product, you
must adhere strictly to the instructions in this manual.
This includes travelling in the vehicle once the CA-SAT
has been installed.
The system can automatically track the geostationary
satellites which transmit a QPSK modulated signal,
according to the DVB-SI EN 300 468 Standard.
The product is designed to be powered by the
standard (12V DC) electrical supply fitted to the
vehicle. If power is supplied from a 24V or a 220V
AC source, then a suitable 12V DC stabilised voltage
adaptor must be used.
The maximum recommended speed for vehicles
fitted with the antenna is 130 km/h.
It is important to fold the antenna before starting
the movement.
Please note that the following actions can
harm the system, compromise electrical safety and
invalidate the manufacturer’s warranty:
• inappropriate assembly/installation/connections;
• use of tightening equipment not described in this
manual;
• use of the system in a not appropriate way or
different from the one for which the equipment is
designed;
• construction modifications or changes to system
components or accessories by unauthorised
personnel;
• failure in adhering to the installation and safety
operations reported in this manual.
WARNINGS
Cautions
• do not modify the system by eliminating or adding
any component.
• do not use any other parabolic dish or LNB
converter apart from the ones supplied.
• in order to guarantee the correct functioning of the
system, we recommend that a qualified installer is
used to carry out the installation of the equipment.
Improper installation can cause damage to the
vehicle and to the equipment.
• the equipment should only be fitted to vehicles
with a sufficiently robust rooftop which guarantees
appropriate strength and stability.
• it is important that during installation and use
the instructions in this manual are always strictly
followed.
• no maintenance is normally required, but do not
open the protective covers. If any investigation
is required only qualified technicians should be
employed.
• once the equipment is installed on your vehicle, for
parts cleaning and maintenance do not use either
a car wash or high pressure cleaner.
• the antenna has been designed to sustain a
wind resistance of 120 km/h. If strong winds are
encountered, we recommend that the antenna
is closed in order to prevent any stress to the
vehicle’s roof.
• in wintery conditions remove any snow or ice from
the antenna before opening. This will prevent any
damage and battery drain.
• the equipment has been designed to operate with
external temperatures between
- 15°C and + 45°C.
Its use outside this range can cause damage or
malfunction.
• ensure that the vehicle battery is fully charged.
A voltage drop below 11V DC will prevent the
antenna from lifting and the correct functioning of
the system.
General safety rules
External unit
• Working area
Before operating the external unit and opening the
parabolic antenna, ensure that the entire working
area of the antenna is free from any obstacle which
could prevent its lifting and free rotation.
• Power supply
The equipment should only be powered by a 12V DC
voltage directly from the main battery using cables
with a minimum sectional area of 2.5 mm.
If using an auxiliary 12V power supplier and not the
vehicle battery, make sure that this equipment is
stabilised and can supply at least 10A. Use of nonstabilised power supply can cause malfunction and
system failure.
• Personal safety
Before activating the equipment, ensure that nobody
is close the antenna, could obstruct the movement or
be harmed during its opening or rotation.
SYSTEM assembly
• Safety during installation
During assembly, please observe the following
safety measures:
▶▶ ensure that the system is not powered until the
installation is completed;
▶▶ ensure that the vehicle roof is strong enough to
carry the equipment;
▶▶ ensure that the roof is free from obstruction or
people within the operational area of the antenna;
▶▶ ensure that there is safe access to the vehicle
roof area for installation and suitable equipment is
used e.g. ladder.
• Traffic regulations
According to Article 19/2; 30 C; 32 (2) and to the
Directive 74/483/CEE, no notification on traffic
documents is necessary if:
▶▶ the external unit is installed 2 metres above the
ground;
▶▶ the external unit does not extend laterally from the
profile of the vehicle;
▶▶ the total height of the vehicle and the external unit,
once closed, does not exceed 4 metres.
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CONTENTS OF THE PACKAGE
Contents of the package
A
C
B
D
Motorised external unit including:
A Motor assembly - B Tightening plate
C LNB converter - D 4m Control cable
System control unit (CU)
Power supply cable
Reflector assembly
MAN MACHINE INTERFACE (MMI)
n.6 stainless steel
screws - DIN 7982 A2 C
F CONNECTOR
AND F TYPE KEY
CONNECTOR
CONNECTION cable
between Control unit and
Man Machine Interface
Instruction
manual
ALLEN KEY 6mm
Unpacking
Attention:
Operate with caution
Remove the external unit from the packaging only by lifting it by the aluminium plate. Never lift it on the LNB
holding arm.
Never pull, lift, turn or manually force the LNB holding arm. Its movement must be activated only and exclusively
with the motor.
Before proceeding with the installation, check the integrity of the parabolic antenna and the presence of all
accessories indicated in the instruction manual. CARATEC by Calearo is not liable for damage caused by the
transport or the lack of components in the package after the installation.
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THE SYSTEM
Components of the system
external unit
Diagram
external unit
The external unit, to be installed on the roof of
the vehicle, includes the motor assembly with the
automatic tracking system, the parabolic reflector and
the LNB (Low Noise Block) converter. Power supply,
satellite signal and control unit commands go through
the connection cable.
Control cable
control unit - cu
Control unit - CU
Power supply cable
- GROUND (black)
+12v DC (red)
IGNITION (orange)
The Control Unit is the interface between the external
unit and the Man Machine Interface (MMI). It provides
the power and receives/sends data to the external
unit. It contains the antenna movement management
electronics and processes the digital information
received by the satellites. It can be updated, if
necessary, by authorised technical personnel, by
simple operations.
MAN MACHINE INTERFACE - MMI
CONNECTION cable
between Control unit and
Man Machine Interface
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
TV
MAN MACHINE INTERFACE - Mmi
to avoid moving the vehicle while
unintentionally the antenna is in open
The Man Machine Interface (MMI) allows the user to
access the system and its functions
position, it is strictly necessary to
CAUTION
connect the orange wire to
+12v dc
switched positive voltage, which is only available
when the ignition is turned on.
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EXTERNAL UNIT INSTALLATION
Available models
The new range of motorised satellite antennas by
CARATEC by Calearo are technologically innovative
and have an advanced design. There are two sizes,
Ø 65cm and Ø 85cm, and these are fully capable of
satisfying any reception requirement.
External unit
carefully read all safety regulations.
failure to observe the general safety
regulations (page 5) can cause serious
ATTENTION
Equipment for the assembly
harm to people or objects.
do not remove the green safety strap on
the lnb holding arm. only remove it after
mounting the reflector assembly on the
ATT E N T I O N
The CA-SAT system has been designed for simple and
fast installation.
base.
using only adhesive is not enough to
guarantee an adequate adherence of the
For installation you need:
system to the surface, so we suggest the
ATT E N T I O N
Allen key 6mm
use of suitable anchoring screws.
in case the vehicle exceed the allowed
(included in the carton)
maximum height because of a failure to
close the antenna, there is a high risk of
ATT E N T I O N
Socket wrench 10mm
Phillips screwdriver
accidents or damaged.
the driver of the vehicle is the only liable.
1. Preparation
It is important that the vehicle roof is structurally strong
enough to resist the mechanical stress caused by the
antenna.
If the roof shows an insufficient or uncertain
stability, use the aluminium sheet plate provided in the
carton (fig. 1).
Electric drill
with Ø 18mm bit
ng
ivi on
Dr recti
Di
Epoxy or polyurethane
structural adhesive
fig.1
Industrial cleaner to
clean the mounting
base
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EXTERNAL UNIT INSTALLATION
2. Choosing the mounting point
Choose the mounting point on the vehicle roof
(possibly on one side of the roof) by taking care that:
• the LNB holding arm is directed to the rear of the
vehicle, therefore opposite to the driving direction
(fig. 2).
If this is not respected, it invalidates the
warranty.
• all elements in the roof (e.g. climate controls,
liftable roofs, roof bars etc.), which can interfere
with the functioning of the external unit while
moving, are out of the movement area of the
antenna (fig. 4).
• the chosen point, related to the positioning of the
internal units, matches the routing of the cables for
their connection.
DRIVING DIRECTION
TELSAT 65
r. 750mm
TELSAT 85
r. 950mm
fig.2
• the mounting surface has the minimum possible
inclination and, to guarantee safe gluing, the
height difference between the roof curve and the
tightening plate is compensated by the adhesive
seal.
• there is enough space to install the external unit
when the antenna is closed (fig. 3).
Ø 65cm
700mm
850mm
Ø 65
Ø 85
Ø 85
fig.4
3.Choosing the route for the control
cable
860mm
Once the mounting point has been chosen, select the
way of routing the cable inside the vehicle:
1060mm
1. Passing the hole on the roof q, directly under the
motor assembly, in the middle of the tightening plate
(fig. 5).
2. Side exit w, by using one of the three orthogonal
passages in the base of the motor assembly (fig.
5), in order to take advantage of the cable seals
provided by the vehicle’s manufacturer.
fig.3
fig.5
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EXTERNAL UNIT INSTALLATION
4.Motor assembly mounting
Unscrew the 4 perimeter nuts of the motor assembly
q, by using a 10mm socket wrench, leaving inserted
the respective bolts w and separating it from the
tightening plate e (fig. 6).
If necessary screw in the 6 additional perimetral
tightening screws q (provided). Take care that
the 4 perimetral bolts w are available, as they are
necessary to tighten the motor assembly. The choice
of screw type must be done based on the thickness
and the kind of material which the vehicle roof is made
ng
ivi on
Dr recti
Di
fig.7
of (fig. 7).
Stretch a mastic cord all around the edge of the
fig.6
ng
ivi on
Dr recti
Di
Rest the plate on the point chosen for the installation,
checking its correct positioning relating to the vehicle’s
driving direction again, and mark the perimeter of
the mounting plate, the central hole position and the
position of the perimeter screws.
If you prefer to let the control cable pass through the
passing hole, make a ∅18 mm hole corresponding to
the central hole of the plate.
Sandpaper and thoroughly clean both the roof, in the
area chosen for the installation, and the lower part of
the tightening plate to eliminate any trace of grease or
dust. For cleaning the mounting plate and the roof, use
the special cleaner suggested by the manufacturer of
the adhesive.
After the cleaner has dried, apply an uniform layer of
epoxy or polyurethane structural adhesive (e.g. Loctite
A&B, Loctite Terostat NS939, 3M DP105, 3M DP125,
Sicaflex 292) to the lower part of the tightening plate,
at room temperature, following the instructions.
Put, in the previously cleaned area (paying attention
to the vehicle driving direction), the plate on the roof
by pressing it firmly in order to guarantee both correct
distribution of the adhesive on all the surface and
maximum adhesion.
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MASTIC
TIGHTENING PLATE
VEHICLE ROOF
fig.8
tightening plate, and around the 6 perimetral screws,
to guarantee that the installation is fixed (fig. 8).
Observe the drying time necessary for the adhesive
(as indicated by the manufacturer).
Install the motor assembly on the tightening plate by
passing the control cable from the desired position
(see step 3. Choosing the route for the control cable).
Inside the motor assembly do not attach the cable
to the vehicle roof with straps or cable seals. The
cable must be free to move during the rotation of the
antenna.
EXTERNAL UNIT INSTALLATION
Put the motor assembly q on the tightening plate.
Lock it by screwing the 4 self-locking tightening nuts
that were previously removed w (fig. 9).
fig.9
If the antenna has been directly installed on the
vehicle roof, without using the tightening plate, or
if you chose to make the control cave go through
the central hole under the antenna, and to properly
secure the installation stretch a silicone mastic cord all
around the edge of the motor assembly base and the
4 tightening screws (fig. 10).
5.Reflector assembly mounting
Using the 6mm Allen key provided, carefully
unscrew the lateral screws from the motor assembly
q. Move the locking ferrules away from the motor
assembly to create enough space to allow the
insertion of the reflector assembly w (fig. 11).
fig.11
Insert the reflector assembly q into its seat.
Reposition the locking ferrules in their seat, by turning
them so that they fit perfectly to the motor assembly w
(fig. 12).
fig.12
Firmly tighten the screws to lock them (fig. 13), using
the 6mm Allen key provided in the carton.
fig.10
Thermoforming parts (motor carter) are covered
by a protective transparent film which must be
removed after the parabolic antenna has been
installed.
fig.13
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INTERNAL UNITS INSTALLATION
carefully read all safety regulations.
failure to observe the general safety
regulations (page 5) can cause serious
ATT E N T I O N
harm to people or objects.
1.Installation of the Control cable
Bring the Control cable from the External unit to the
Control unit.
Inside the motor assembly do not attach the cable
to the vehicle roof with straps or cable seals: the cable
must be free moving during the antenna’s rotation.
To avoid movement when the vehicle moves, along
the cable tighten it to the walls by using standard
tighteners, available in the supermarket.
If the Control cable is too long, you can roll it up near
the Control unit.
2.Installation of the Control unit - CU
Select an area, which is easily accessible inside the
vehicle, in a space which is protected against dust,
moisture, possible contact with liquids and which is big
enough to have an adequate ventilation. Install the unit
in a horizontal or vertical position.
3.Installation of the Man Machine
Interface - MMI
Select an area, which is easily accessible and visible
from inside the vehicle, which is at a maximum
distance of 1 (one) metre from the Control unit. The
unit can be installed as a built-in in a 4-way junction
box (normally referred to as model 504), or externally,
by using the plastic box provided.
For distances between the power supply point and
the Control unit between 1 and 6m use a cable with
a minimum sectional area of 2.5mm2. For longer
distances we suggest to use cables with a sectional
area of 4.0mm2.
Normally the power supply cable coming from the
battery, already used to power the other equipment on
the vehicle (e.g.: TV set), does not have a sufficient
sectional area to guarantee the correct power supply
voltage to the system, thus preventing correct
functioning. We suggest installing a new power supply
line expressly dedicated to this task by installing a
primary protection fuse with a value between 10-15A.
The antenna system is provided with a safety
electronic control to prevent the vehicle moving while
unintentionally leaving the antenna in open position.
To allow this control to function, connect the orange
wire of the power cable to a switched positive voltage
of +12V DC, only available when the ignition key of
the vehicle is turned on (IGNITION). The control, as
soon as the vehicle engine is turned on, automatically
brings the antenna to the rest position (closed), which
cannot be used until the engine is turned off. When the
antenna is closing an intermittent beep confirms the
operation.
5.Cables
The system is provided with pre-connected
cables. The only one which needs the connector to
be installed is the Sat coaxial cable: assemble the
connector F on the coaxial cable as shown in the
diagram (fig. 14).
You should not cut the pre-connected cables
provided in the carton.
Connect the black wire of the Power cable to the
negative, the red wire to the positive of the power
supply source, and the orange wire to a switched
positive voltage of +12V DC which is only available
when the ignition key of the vehicle is turned on
(IGNITION).
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5 10
Provide the system with an adequate power supply of
12V DC. Ensure that the battery charge is optimal: a
voltage drop (min 11.7V DC) will prevent the antenna
from lifting and the system from functioning correctly.
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4.System power supply
fig.14
ELECTRIC CONNECTIONS
when the system is powered, a selftest is started. if an error message
ATT E N T I O N
appears on the display, together
with an intermittent beep, see the
troubleshooting section in this manual.
if the primary power supply is missing
the antenna remains positioned where it
ATT E N T I O N
is.
Check that the system has completed
the closing procedure before removing
the primary power supply from the
system.
before inserting the power connector,
check that the connections between the
CAUTION
internal units and the external unit are
correct.
the control unit power supply is
protected with in line
CAUTION
5A fuse. in the
case of the fuse breaking you need
to solve the cause of the failure and
replace the fuse.
never remove or exclude the fuse.
to avoid moving the vehicle while
unintentionally the antenna is in open
CAUTION
position, it is strictly necessary to
connect the orange wire to
+12v dc
switched positive voltage, which is only
available when the ignition is turned on.
1. Insert the connector of the Control cable coming
from the External unit into the corresponding
connector [antenna motor] in the Control unit.
2. Connect the coaxial cable coming from the External
unit to the connector F [lnb] of the Control unit.
3. Insert the connector RJ45 available on one end
of the Connection cable into the corresponding
connector in the User interface module.
4. Insert the connector RJ45 available on the other
end of the Connection cable into the corresponding
connector [display] in the Control unit. If the data
cable is long, roll it up near the Control unit and fix it
securely.
5. Connect a coaxial cable to the connector F
[receiver] of the Control unit. This cable is used for the
connection of the satellite receiver.
6. Connect the orange wire of the Power cable
to a switched positive voltage +12V DC only
available when the ignition key of the vehicle is
turned on (IGNITION).
7. Connect the red wire of the Power cable to the
positive pole of the power supply (+12V).
8. Connect the black wire of the Power cable to
the negative pole of the power supply (Ground).
Make sure that this connection is always available
(e.g.: avoid a switch opening the connection).
9. Insert the connector of the Power cable into the
corresponding connector [power 12v dc] in the Control
unit.
external unit
control unit - cu
IGNITION (orange)
+12V (red)
to the satellite
receiver
ground (black)
MAN MACHINE INTERFACE - Mmi
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HOW TO START
MAN MACHINE INTERFACE
LED
BEEP
off
no audio
red = stand-by
yellow = operating
single beep
green = OK
ON-OFF
BUTTON
intermittent beep
CALEARO
CA-SAT
blinking = folding down
ON-OFF
STAND-BY
DISPLAY
To switch on/off the
system or to enter
stand-by mode
BUTTON ▼
Following setting
ESC BUTTON
To enter the Menu or
to cancel the selection
ENTER BUTTON
To confirm the selection
BUTTON ▲
Previous setting
1.How to start
2.First Start
The MMI turns on, for some seconds, for a short time,
and performs a self-test procedure by verifying the
correct connection and communication among the
various components of the system. The MMI displays:
Press and hold the [ON/OFF] button, until the beep
starts and the yellow led lights up.
Please check all the connections and then supply
voltage +12V DC to the system.
when xx indicates the Hardware, Firmware and Software
versions.
LED
CALEARO
[xxM
Fx.x
Hx.x]
When the check is completed, the MMI turns off.
The first start is the first switching-on (power voltage
+12V DC supplied) of the complete system without
any previous pointed satellites.
LED
Release the button. The green led will light up and the
MMI will display:
LED
Dish closed
LED
WARNING: In case of connection problems a
warning message will be displayed with an intermittent
beep. To fix the problem please refer to “ERROR MESSAGES” section.
At the same time the antenna will start with the “zerosetting” procedure and MMI will display:
LED
Resetting......
After the “zero-setting” procedure the antenna will stop
in the zero reference position and the MMI will display:
LED
ESC continue
Press the [ESC] button and select the favourite item in
the Menu list (e.g.: Auto Pointing).
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DAILY USE
Signal reception
1.Switching on the system
The signals from the main satellites, available in
Europe, approximately come from a southerly
direction. Please be sure that no obstacles are
between the antenna and the satellites (e.g.: buildings,
mountains, trees, etc..), in that case the antenna will
not be able to correctly point to the satellite in order to
guarantee the best reception of television programs.
SUD
KO
OK!
Press and hold the [ON/OFF] button until a beep starts
and the yellow LED lights up.
LED
Release the button.
A. If previously no satellite has been pointed at,
the “Reset” procedure will start. Then the MMI will
display:
LED
Before operating the antenna, please verify that
no obstacles (e.g.: branches, heating systems,
air conditioners, etc..) can prevent the movement,
opening and rotation.
The weather conditions like heavy rain, storm clouds,
snow or ice can influence broadcasted signals or
decrease the quality of the received signals. The signal
may be temporarily absent caused by heavy rain or
snow on the LNB and on the dish of the antenna.
ESC continue
Press the [ESC] button and select the favourite item
in the Menu list (e.g.: Auto Pointing).
B. If previously a satellite (e.g.: HotBird, Astra...) has
been pointed at, the antenna will point the satellite
whose name will be displayed on the MMI. The inmotion system is confirmed by the intermittent BEEP.
The MMI will display:
LED
satellite name
Searching...
Where satellite name is the name of the latest
satellite pointed at (e.g.: Astra 19,2E).
After the pointing procedure
• If the position points at the right satellite, the MMI
will display:
LED
In some European areas, the satellites do not
broadcast the signals with the strong enough field
intensity to be received by antennas of this size (dish
ø 65cm or ø 85cm), so the pointing procedure and the
channel research may not be successful. For more
information of the satellite coverage please consult
professional websites or professional magazines.
Astra 19,2E
Found
then, after a small final pointing procedure, the MMI
will display:
LED
Astra 19,2E
Locked
and a BEEP will confirm the correct position.
After 10 seconds the system automatically will enter
the Stand-by mode, the BEEP will start once and the
red LED will light up.
before operating the system, please
verify that no obstacles are between
your position and the southerly
ATTENTION
direction.
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DAILY USE
Or
• If the position does not point at the right satellite,
the MMI will display:
Astra 19,2E
No signal
LED
then, after a small checking procedure, automatically
the system will start the pointing procedure. The inmotion system is confirmed by the intermittent BEEP.
The MMI will display:
LED
Astra 19,2E
Searching...
Once the satellite is pointed at, the MMI will display:
LED
Astra 19,2E
Found
Then, after a small final pointing procedure, the MMI
will display:
LED
Astra 19,2E
Locked
and a BEEP will confirm the correct position.
After 10 seconds the system automatically will enter in
Stand-by mode, the BEEP will start once and the red
LED will light up.
LED
This feature is really useful, because in case the
system is switched OFF and then ON, the antenna will
autopoint the last satellite pointed at.
C. If the position points at the right satellite, the MMI
will display:
LED
Astra 19,2E
Locked
After 10 seconds the system automatically will enter
the Stand-by mode, the BEEP will start once and the
red LED will light up.
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2.Stand-by
If the system is ON, press and hold the ON-OFF
button, until the BEEP starts and the red LED lights up.
Then the MMI will display:
LED
Release the button.
When the red LED is ON the system is in Stand-by
mode.
If the ON-OFF button is hold on even after the
red LED lights up, the system folds down the antenna
(Sleeping Mode) and swtiches OFF.
3.Manual folding down
This function allows the antenna to be folded down
manually (Sleeping Mode).
This function is available in Operating Mode not in
Stand-by Mode.
In Operating Mode press and hold the ON-OFF
button, the BEEP will start and the red LED will light
up, then the yellow LED will blink. The MMI will display:
LED
Release the button.
The system will fold down the antenna (Sleeping
Mode). The in-motion system is confirmed by the
intermittent BEEP and by the blinking yellow LED. The
MMI will display:
LED
Closing dish...
Then the system will switch OFF.
DAILY USE
4.Main menu
Press the ESC button to enter the main Menu. The
MMI will display:
LED
 Auto Pointing
Manual Position
With the [▲] o [▼] buttons select the favourite
available:
Automatic (Pointing)
the system automatically will point to the favourite
satellite previously selected by the user.
Manual (Pointing)
the user manually must set the Elevation and the
Azimuth in order to point to the favourite satellite.
Language
The user must set the proper language displayed
in the MMI.
Service
This protected area is dedicated to authorized
professional staff for settings and diagnostic
functions.
This function is exclusively available for the
service centres or authorised personnel and
protected by a 4-digit code.
The Service is a protected area, dedicated
to authorized professional staff for settings and
diagnostic functions. To guarantee Warranty
Terms only professional users should access this
area.
5.Language Selection
Press the [ESC] button. The display shows:
LED
 Auto Pointing
Manual Position
With the [▲] o [▼] buttons, move the cursor  to
Language. The MMI will display:
LED
Manual Position
 Language
Press the [ENTER] button to confirm or the [ESC]
button to go back.
The MMI will display the languages available:
LED
English
Italiano
With the [▲] o [▼] buttons, move the cursor  to the
favourite Language. (eg.: Italian)
LED
*English
Italiano
the “*” is the previous selected language.
Press the [ENTER] button to confirm or the [ESC]
button to go back.
Press the [ENTER] button to confirm the selection or
press the [ESC] button to exit the Menu.
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DAILY USE
6.Select a satellite with
7.Choosing a satellite in
Press the [ESC] button. The MMI will display:
Press the [ESC] button. The MMI will display.
AUTOMATIC POINTING
LED
 Auto Pointing
Manual Position
Press the [ENTER] button to confirm. The MMI will
display the list of preset satellites:
LED
 ASTRA 28E
Astra 23,5E
With the [▲] or [▼] buttons, move the cursor  to the
favourite satellite, e.g.: HOTBIRD 13E
LED
* ASTRA 19E
 hotbird 13E
the * is the previous selected satellite. Press the
[ENTER] button to confirm the favourite satellite or
[ESC] button to return to the Main menu.
The system automatically will start the pointing
procedure. The time of the pointing procedure can
change depending on the vehicle’s geographic
position and the satellite’s position. The in-motion
system is confirmed by the intermittent BEEP and by
the blinking yellow LED. The MMI will display:
LED
HOTBIRD 13E
Searching...
Once the satellite is pointed, the MMI will display:
LED
HOTBIRD 13E
Found
Then, after a small final pointing procedure, the MMI
will display:
LED
HOTBIRD 13E
Locked
and a BEEP will confirm the correct position.
After 5 seconds the system will automatically enter the
Stand-by mode, the BEEP will start once again and
the red LED will light up on the User interface module.
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MANUAL POINTING
With the [▲] or [▼] buttons, move the cursor  to the
item Manual Position.
LED
Auto Pointing
Manual Position
Press the [ENTER] button to confirm. The MMI will
display the message:
LED
Auto Pointing
 Manual Position
where:
LED
Elevation +109
Elevation stands for the movement
+109 stands for the position
With the [ENTER] button modify the movement from:
Elevation
Azimuth
lifting angle
rotation angle
and with the [▲] or [▼] buttons decrease or increase
the position.
Press the [ESC] button to return to the Main menu.
To make the antenna movement more accurate,
when the movement control in elevation is activated,
the motor works in two speeds. Hold the button until
the parabolic dish’s movement has occurred.
If the control of the position is lost, follow the
“Manual folding down” to fold down the antenna and
to reset all the manual modifications (please see
paragraph 3. Manual folding down).
ADJUST SKEW ANGLE
Satellites transmit signals on two (horizontal and
vertical) polarisations which are orthogonal between
each other.
In order to optimise signal reception, the receiving
element Converter/LNB, which is mounted on the
parabolic antenna, must be positioned to be perfectly
aligned with the transmitted signals. When this does
not happen, because of a different geographical
position, the Converter/LNB must be rotated, “Skew
angle”, in order to optimise its alignment with the
signals it is receiving (fig. 15).
A typical example of this situation is the reception of
the following satellites: Astra 28,5E, Astra 19,2E or Hot
Bird 13E in countries like Portugal, Morocco, Turkey or
in Eastern European countries.
The Converter/LNB has been installed on the antenna
in a position that is suitable for allowing the correct
reception of the main satellites in most European
countries.
ATTENTION: The rotation of the LNB must not be
changed if the vehicle stays in the same geographic
area and you are receiving your signal from the same
satellite.
0°
fig.15
To access the LNB converter, remove the
protective plastic covers by unscrewing the three
parametric screws. Once the skew is adjusted, if the
vehicle stays in the same geographic area and is
receiving the same satellite signal, we recommend
that you screw that protective plastic covers back on.
Europe map
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
To determine the adjustment parameters of the Skew angle for the LNB, identify your position in the map of
Europe and choose the corresponding parameters in the LNB Skew Table on page 20.
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LNB SKEW TABLE
Map
position
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
ASTRA
28.2°E
-9°
-5°
-5°
7°
13°
-11°
-5°
-1°
5°
13°
-14°
-8°
-4°
6°
16°
-17°
-12°
-4°
3°
14°
-24°
-15°
-8°
5°
17°
-28°
-22°
-9°
2°
13°
-33°
-25°
-11°
1°
14°
ASTRA
23.5°E*
ASTRA
19.2°E
-8°
-3°
3°
10°
15°
-8°
-2°
2°
8°
16°
-11°
-5°
0°
10°
19°
-14°
-8°
0°
8°
18°
-21°
-11°
-3°
10°
22°
-25°
-18°
-3°
8°
19°
-29°
-19°
-4°
8°
22°
-6°
0°
6°
12°
17°
-6°
1°
5°
11°
18°
-8°
-2°
3°
13°
22°
-11°
-4°
4°
12°
21°
-17°
-7°
1°
15°
26°
-21°
-12°
2°
13°
24°
-26°
-14°
3°
15°
28°
HOTBIRD
13°E
-10°
-4°
2°
7°
12°
-10°
-3°
1°
7°
14°
-12°
-4°
0°
10°
19°
-13°
-6°
2°
10°
18°
-19°
-8°
0°
13°
24°
-22°
-13°
3°
14°
23°
-27°
-13°
6°
17°
29°
ASTRA
5,2°E
-6°
0°
0°
11°
15°
-5°
-2°
6°
12°
18°
-6°
-2°
6°
16°
23°
-6°
1°
9°
17°
24°
-11°
0°
9°
21°
31°
-13°
-3°
13°
22°
31°
-17°
-1°
18°
27°
37°
THOR
0.8°W
-3°
4°
9°
14°
17°
-1°
5°
10°
15°
21°
-2°
6°
11°
19°
26°
-1°
6°
15°
21°
27°
-4°
7°
15°
26°
34°
-5°
-5°
20°
28°
35°
-9°
8°
26°
34°
42°
AMOS
4.0°W
-2°
5°
11°
15°
19°
1°
7°
12°
17°
23°
1°
9°
13°
21°
28°
2°
9°
17°
24°
29°
-1°
10°
18°
28°
36°
0°
9°
23°
31°
37°
-4°
13°
30°
37°
44°
ATLANTIC ATLANTIC HISPASAT
5.0°W
12.5°W
30°W
-1°
6°
11°
15°
19°
2°
8°
13°
18°
24°
2°
9°
14°
22°
28°
3°
10°
18°
24°
30°
0°
11°
19°
29°
37°
1°
11°
24°
32°
38°
-3°
14°
31°
38°
45°
3°
10°
15°
18°
21
7°
12°
17°
21°
26°
7°
15°
19°
26°
31°
10°
16°
24°
29°
33°
9°
18°
26°
34°
41°
11°
20°
31°
37°
42°
8°
24°
39°
43°
49°
12°
18°
22°
23°
24
17°
21°
25°
28°
31°
19°
25°
28°
32°
36°
24°
29°
34°
37°
39°
26°
32°
37°
42°
46°
30°
36°
43°
46°
49°
30°
41°
50°
52°
56°
*HD ready: when broadcasts on ASTRA 23.5 ° E will only comply with DVB-S2 MPEG4 format, please select
ASTRA 23,5 E HD, at the bottom of the satellites list, in order to point automatically the satellite.
–
rotate the converter
counter-clockwise
20
0°
+
rotate the converter
clockwise
SATELLITE COVERAGE AREA
In the diagrams you can see some satellites which
can be received in Europe. The coverage areas
(Footprint) are indicated, within which you can receive
the satellite signals. The transmission power is at its
highest at the centre of the area and decreases close
to the edge.
To be sure that the system works correctly, check that:
The signal of the desired satellite covers the area
where you are.
The diameter of the antenna corresponds to the
minimum size requirement.
85
85
65
65
HOTBIRD 13° E
85
ASTRA 19.2° E
85
65
65
ASTRA 23.5°E
ASTRA 28.2°E
85
85
65
65
EUROBIRD 5° W
HISPASAT 30° W
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TROUBLESHOOTING
If a malfunction occurs in your satellite reception
system, it is important that you quickly check the
cause and find a solution. The table below shows the
most common malfunction cases with their possible
solutions.
Problem
1.The LED on the user interface
module does not turn on.
2.The antenna does not open.
3.The antenna cannot find the
satellite.
4.Intermittent or poor quality
picture.
5.No picture on the TV.
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Cause
Solution
The fuse has burnt.
Replace the fuse with a new one.
Wrong cable wiring.
Check the connections of the power
cable and in particular the polarity of
the power supply line.
Check for the correct connection
between CU and MMI.
Ignition protection intervention.
Check that the orange wire is not
connected to a +12V DC voltage.
The vehicle is turned on.
Turn the vehicle off.
Wrong cable wiring.
Check that all the cables are correctly
inserted.
There is an obstacle which limits its
movement.
Remove the obstacle (branch, snow,
ice, etc.)
The signal received is being interfered
by an obstacle.
Move the vehicle so that your view is
unobstructed towards the south.
The vehicle is at the edge of the
coverage area for the satellite.
Check the coverage area of the
satellite and check whether it
is necessary to perform a skew
adjustment.
Parameters for the satellite reception
have changed.
Use the antenna in manual mode
and contact the service centre for
updating the Control Unit.
Wrong coaxial cable wiring.
Check that the coaxial cables are
connected to the correct connector.
The signal received is disrupted by
obstacles.
Move the vehicle so that your view is
unobstructed towards the south.
The vehicle is at the edges of the
coverage area for the satellite.
Check the coverage area of the
satellite and check whether it is
necessary to perform an adjustment
of the Skew.
Bad weather.
Wait for the weather to improve.
The antenna is not aligned with the
chosen satellite.
Check that the satellite selected
in the MMI corresponds to the one
viewed on the receiver.
Wrong coaxial cable wiring.
Check that the coaxial cables are
connected to the correct connector.
Satellite receiver not correctly set.
Check the configuration of the
receiver.
ERROR MESSAGES
In case of an error, the system will show the following
error messages on the screen:
Communication errors:
LED
LED
LED
Device 12 error
Device 21 error
Device 22 error
The receiver and the rotation unit are not
communicating anymore. Check the connection
between the Control unit CU and the external unit.
After displaying the error message for a few seconds,
the system will automatically show:
LED
No communication!
Temperature error:
LED
Over temperature
The motor temperature is too high because the
external temperature is too high (e.g. strong
sunlight on the external unit) or because of a motor
malfunction. The control unit isn’t allowing the motor
to move. Switch the system off and let the external unit
cool down. Once the system is switched on again, if
the message remains, contact a service centre.
Voltage error:
LED
Voltage error
The control unit is not receiving sufficient power supply
voltage (i.e. the battery voltage is below the minimum
value) for the system to run properly. Check that the
primary power supply voltage is compliant with the
specifications. Switch the system off and on again: if
the message remains, contact a service centre.
Check that the control cable is correctly inserted
into the control unit and that the related connector
is fully pushed into the proper socket. Restore the
connection, switch the system off and on again: if the
message remains, contact a service centre.
Overload errors:
LED
Over current
A malfunction occurred in the system so that it
created an anomalous power absorption. Check that
the parabolic antenna has not hit an obstacle (e.g.
a branch, snow or ice) and that it can move freely.
Check that the power supply voltage is correct. Switch
the system off and on again: if the message remains,
contact a service centre.
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EMERGENCY DISASSEMBLY
In the case of a failure of the electronic control, in
order to avoid moving the vehicle with the open
antenna, you can remove the dish and manually
bring the LNB holding arm to the rest position
(horizontal) with a few simple disassembly
operations.
Remove the reflector unit from its seat q (fig. 18).
However, after this you must take the unit to an
authorised repair centre in order to restore the
system.
1.Reflector unit disassembly
Tie together q the two pipes of the LNB holding arm
(fig. 16).
fig.18
Put the feed holding arm in the horizontal position q.
Put the locking ferrules again in their seat and insert
the screws w (fig. 19).
fig.16
Using the 6mm Allen key provided, carefully
unscrew the lateral screws from the motor assembly
q. Remove the screws and the locking ferrules w (fig.
17).
fig.19
Firmly tighten the screws to lock them, using the 6mm
Allen key provided in the package (fig. 20).
fig.17
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fig.20
WARRANTY and COMPLIANCE
Warranty conditions
Dear Customer,
Congratulations on your choice of the CA-SAT
parabolic satellite antenna, an innovative and
technologically advanced system for the static
reception of TV signals from satellites.
CARATEC by Calearo guarantees the CA-SAT
product, the Automatic Satellite Antenna, and the
related components and accessories for a period
of 24 months (2 years), after the date of purchase/
installation, proved by the sale document (invoice or
receipt), released by the seller, which contains the
name of the dealer, the date on which the purchase
occurred and the minimum information for a quick
identification of the product that was sold.
If the system and the related components are not
covered by the warranty for the reasons mentioned
above, or because the fault is not strictly due to an
original flaw in the system, CARATEC by Calearo has complete autonomy over the action to be taken.
CARATEC by Calearo , after an informing notice from
the customer, will provide an estimation of repair
costs, and will invoice the repair based on current
market rates concerning the material, the labour and
possible duty, both nationally and internationally.
CARATEC by Calearo does not retain any liability
for possible direct or indirect damage to objects
or people, caused by failing to follow all of the
instructions and precautions included in the manual.
The identification labels, sticked on the system and
the related components, providing information about
the model, serial number, production period and
barcode must always been readable, otherwise it will
invalidated the warranty.
The warranty covers the repair or replacement of
parts which belong to the system, that were found to
be faulty due to a manufacturing failure.
No parts are covered by any warranty which are
faulty due to a shipping failure, misuse or negligence
on the part of the installer/user, or due to improper
installation without following the instructions in the
manual, or due to a use of the system other than the
intended one, or due to malfunction caused by of the
activities of personnel not authorised by CARATEC
by Calearo .
The following is not covered by the warranty:
corrosion, chromatic changes of the plastic parts
of the antenna caused by the weather or variations
from what was reported in the promotional material
by CARATEC by Calearo , possible variations of
the frequencies of tv broadcasters, and possible
software updates needed with the passage of time.
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NOTES ABOUT DISPOSAL
According to art. 13 of the law decree no. 1
51 July 25th 2005 “execution of directives
2002/95/EC, 2002/96/EC, 2003/108/
EC, related to the reduction in the use
of hazardous substances in electric and
electronic appliances, as well as the
disposal of waste” electronic appliances
must not be disposed of in domestic waste, but rather
in an appropriate way at an appropriate local collection
centre.
The barred bin symbol indicates that the product
must be disposed of separately from other waste and
cannot be thrown into the domestic waste when the
product is no longer viable.
The user must therefore take the appliance that
needs to be disposed of a suitable collection centre
for electrotechnical and electronic waste, in their own
town.
An appropriate separated collection centre for
sending the appliance to recycling, treatment and
environmentally compatible disposal helps to avoid
possible negative effects on the environment and on
health, and encourages the reuse and recycling of the
materials that the appliance is made of.
The unauthorised disposal of the product by the
user will incur administrative fines according to local
legislation.
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The dead batteries are special waste!
We recommend that you do not throw
dead batteries in normal domestic waste,
but instead take them to a relevant
collection centre for used batteries!
SPECIFICATIONS
Antenna type
Offset parabolic antenna
Operating frequencies
10.7 – 12.75 GHz
QPSK modulation
DVB-SI EN 300.468
Polarisation
V/H
Antenna gain
36dBi (Ø 65cm) - 37.7dBi (Ø 85cm)
Operating conditions
Stationary vehicle
Search system
Automatic and manual mode
Movement type
2-axis EL over AZ
Elevation angle
15° ~ 75 °
Continuous rotation angle
400°
Preset satellite number
10 (updatable via USB)
Power supply
12.5V dc ± 2.5V
Consumption
Stand-by
Motors OFF
Motors ON
< 40mA
< 350mA
< 10A max peak 1sec
< 5A max peak 5sec
Motor consumption protection
Idc > 5Adc x 2 sec with self-restore
General protection
Idc > 12Adc with delayed fuse
Moving vehicle protection
ignition key control
Working temperature
-20° to + 55°
Dimensions
85 x 69 x 18 cm (Ø 65 cm) - 105 x 86 x 20 cm (Ø 85 cm)
Weight
10kg (Ø 65cm) - 13kg (Ø 85cm)
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