Raymarine SportPilot Installation manual

p70 / p70R
STBY
STBY
Installation and operation
instructions
English
Date: 02-2014
Document number: 81355-1-EN
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ENGLISH
Document number: 81355-1
Date: 01-2014
Contents
Chapter 1 Important information.......................... 7
7.5 Powering the pilot controller on ............................. 40
TFT Displays ............................................................... 7
Water ingress .............................................................. 7
7.6 Using the set-up wizard ........................................ 40
Disclaimer ................................................................... 7
EMC installation guidelines .......................................... 7
7.7 Using the Dockside wizard.................................... 41
7.8 Adjusting the hard-over time ................................. 42
Connections to other equipment ................................... 8
7.9 Compass linearization .......................................... 42
7.10 Compass lock .................................................... 43
Declaration of conformity.............................................. 8
Product disposal .......................................................... 8
Chapter 8 Commissioning - SPX and
SmartPilot systems ............................................. 45
Warranty registration.................................................... 8
IMO and SOLAS.......................................................... 8
8.1 SPX and SmartPilot autopilot installation ............... 46
Technical accuracy ...................................................... 8
8.2 Pilot response...................................................... 46
8.3 Initial setup and commissioning............................. 47
Chapter 2 Document and product
information............................................................. 9
8.4 Powering the pilot controller on ............................. 47
2.1 Document information .......................................... 10
8.6 Dockside calibration ............................................. 48
2.2 Product overview ................................................. 11
8.7 Dealer settings..................................................... 49
Chapter 3 Planning the installation ................... 13
3.1 Installation checklist ............................................. 14
3.2 Pack contents ...................................................... 14
8.5 Using the set-up wizard ........................................ 48
8.8 Adjusting the hard-over time ................................. 50
8.9 Sea trial calibration............................................... 50
8.10 Checking autopilot operation ............................... 51
3.3 p70 and p70R system integration .......................... 15
Chapter 9 Pilot modes......................................... 53
3.4 Compatible autopilot systems ............................... 16
9.1 Standby............................................................... 54
3.5 Software updates ................................................. 16
9.2 Auto .................................................................... 54
9.3 Mode menu ......................................................... 55
3.6 Tools ................................................................... 17
3.7 Typical systems ................................................... 17
3.8 System protocols ................................................. 18
9.4 Patterns............................................................... 55
3.9 Warnings and cautions ......................................... 19
9.6 Wind vane mode (Sailing boats only)..................... 58
3.10 General location requirements ............................ 19
3.11 Unit dimensions.................................................. 20
9.7 Power steer ......................................................... 60
9.8 Jog steer (tiller pilots only) .................................... 60
3.12 Before using your pilot controller ......................... 21
9.9 Shortcut key ........................................................ 61
Chapter 4 Cables and connections.................... 23
Chapter 10 Pilot views ........................................ 63
4.1 General cabling guidance ..................................... 24
10.1 Available pilot views ........................................... 64
4.2 Connections overview .......................................... 24
4.3 Power connection ................................................ 25
10.2 Graphical view ................................................... 64
9.5 Track mode ......................................................... 56
connection ........................................... 26
10.3 Large view ......................................................... 65
10.4 Standard view .................................................... 65
4.5 SeaTalk connection .............................................. 27
10.5 Multiple view ...................................................... 66
Chapter 5 Mounting............................................. 29
10.6 2D View............................................................. 66
10.7 Setting the pilot view........................................... 67
4.4
SeaTalkng
5.1 Mounting ............................................................. 30
Chapter 6 Getting started ................................... 31
6.1 Pilot functions ...................................................... 32
6.2 Pilot controls ........................................................ 32
6.3 Instrument power ................................................. 33
10.8 Setting up data boxes ......................................... 67
Chapter 11 Pilot controller alarms ..................... 69
11.1 Alarms ............................................................... 70
Chapter 12 Set up menu options ....................... 73
6.4 Display settings.................................................... 34
12.1 Set up menu ...................................................... 74
6.5 Multiple data sources (MDS) ................................. 35
12.2 Autopilot calibration menu................................... 74
12.3 System set-up menu........................................... 81
Chapter 7 Commissioning - Evolution
autopilot system .................................................. 37
7.1 Evolution autopilot installation ............................... 38
7.2 Autopilot commissioning — main differences
between Evolution and SPX systems .......................... 38
7.3 Autopilot response levels ...................................... 39
12.4 User preferences menu ...................................... 82
12.5 Simulator ........................................................... 83
12.6 Factory reset...................................................... 83
12.7 Diagnostics ........................................................ 84
Chapter 13 Troubleshooting............................... 85
7.4 Initial setup and commissioning............................. 39
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13.1 Troubleshooting ................................................. 86
Chapter 14 Maintenance ..................................... 91
14.1 Routine equipment checks.................................. 92
14.2 Cleaning ............................................................ 92
14.3 Cleaning the display screen ................................ 93
14.4 Cleaning the display case ................................... 93
14.5 Cleaning the sun cover ....................................... 94
Chapter 15 Technical support ............................ 95
15.1 Raymarine customer support .............................. 96
15.2 Viewing product information ................................ 96
Chapter 16 Technical specification.................... 97
16.1 Viewing angle .................................................... 98
16.2 Technical specification ........................................ 98
Chapter 17 Spares and accessories .................. 99
17.1 Spares and accessories.................................... 100
17.2 SeaTalkng cabling components .......................... 100
17.3 SeaTalkng cables and accessories ..................... 101
17.4 SeaTalk accessories......................................... 102
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Chapter 1: Important information
Warning: Autopilot system
Installation
As correct performance of the vessel’s steering is
critical for safety, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND
that an Authorized Raymarine Service
Representative fits this product. You will only
receive full warranty benefits if you can show that
an Authorized Raymarine Service Representative
has installed and commissioned this product.
Warning: Product installation and
operation
This product must be installed and operated in
accordance with the instructions provided. Failure
to do so could result in personal injury, damage to
your vessel and/or poor product performance.
Warning: Maintain a permanent
watch
Always maintain a permanent watch, this will allow
you to respond to situations as they develop.
Failure to maintain a permanent watch puts
yourself, your vessel and others at serious risk of
harm.
Warning: Ensure safe navigation
This product is intended only as an aid to navigation
and must never be used in preference to sound
navigational judgment. Only official government
charts and notices to mariners contain all the
current information needed for safe navigation, and
the captain is responsible for their prudent use. It is
the user’s responsibility to use official government
charts, notices to mariners, caution and proper
navigational skill when operating this or any other
Raymarine product.
Warning: Product grounding
Before applying power to this product, ensure it has
been correctly grounded, in accordance with the
instructions in this guide.
Warning: Positive ground systems
Do not connect this unit to a system which has
positive grounding.
Warning: Power supply voltage
Connecting this product to a voltage supply greater
than the specified maximum rating may cause
permanent damage to the unit. Refer to the
Technical specification section for voltage rating.
Warning: Switch off power supply
Ensure the vessel’s power supply is switched OFF
before starting to install this product. Do NOT
connect or disconnect equipment with the power
switched on, unless instructed in this document.
Caution: Power supply protection
When installing this product ensure the power
source is adequately protected by means of a
suitably-rated fuse or automatic circuit breaker.
Warning: Ensure all equipment has
isolated power supply
This product features an isolated power supply. To
prevent potential damage to equipment, Raymarine
recommends that any external equipment
connected to this product also features an isolated
power supply.
TFT Displays
The colors of the display may seem to vary when viewed against
a colored background or in colored light. This is a perfectly
normal effect that can be seen with all color Thin Film Transistor
(TFT) displays.
Caution: Service and maintenance
This product contains no user serviceable
components. Please refer all maintenance
and repair to authorized Raymarine dealers.
Unauthorized repair may affect your warranty.
Water ingress
Water ingress disclaimer
Although the waterproof rating capacity of this product meets
the stated IPX standard (refer to the product’s Technical
Specification), water intrusion and subsequent equipment
failure may occur if the product is subjected to commercial
high-pressure washing. Raymarine will not warrant products
subjected to high-pressure washing.
Disclaimer
Raymarine does not warrant that this product is error-free or that
it is compatible with products manufactured by any person or
entity other than Raymarine.
Raymarine is not responsible for damages or injuries caused by
your use or inability to use the product, by the interaction of the
product with products manufactured by others, or by errors in
information utilized by the product supplied by third parties.
EMC installation guidelines
Raymarine equipment and accessories conform to the
appropriate Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) regulations,
to minimize electromagnetic interference between equipment
and minimize the effect such interference could have on the
performance of your system
Correct installation is required to ensure that EMC performance
is not compromised.
For optimum EMC performance we recommend that wherever
possible:
• Raymarine equipment and cables connected to it are:
– At least 1 m (3 ft) from any equipment transmitting or
cables carrying radio signals e.g. VHF radios, cables and
antennas. In the case of SSB radios, the distance should
be increased to 7 ft (2 m).
– More than 2 m (7 ft) from the path of a radar beam. A
radar beam can normally be assumed to spread 20 degrees
above and below the radiating element.
• The product is supplied from a separate battery from that used
for engine start. This is important to prevent erratic behavior
and data loss which can occur if the engine start does not
have a separate battery.
• Raymarine specified cables are used.
• Cables are not cut or extended, unless doing so is detailed in
the installation manual.
Important information
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Note: Where constraints on the installation prevent
any of the above recommendations, always ensure the
maximum possible separation between different items of
electrical equipment, to provide the best conditions for EMC
performance throughout the installation
Connections to other equipment
Requirement for ferrites on non-Raymarine cables
If your Raymarine equipment is to be connected to other
equipment using a cable not supplied by Raymarine, a
suppression ferrite MUST always be attached to the cable near
the Raymarine unit.
Declaration of conformity
Raymarine UK Ltd. declares that this product is compliant with
the essential requirements of EMC directive 2004/108/EC.
The original Declaration of Conformity certificate may be viewed
on the relevant product page at www.raymarine.com.
Product disposal
Dispose of this product in accordance with the WEEE Directive.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Directive requires the recycling of waste electrical and electronic
equipment. Whilst the WEEE Directive does not apply to some
Raymarine products, we support its policy and ask you to be
aware of how to dispose of this product.
Warranty registration
To register your Raymarine product ownership, please visit
www.raymarine.com and register online.
It is important that you register your product to receive full
warranty benefits. Your unit package includes a bar code label
indicating the serial number of the unit. You will need this serial
number when registering your product online. You should retain
the label for future reference.
IMO and SOLAS
The equipment described within this document is intended for
use on leisure marine boats and workboats NOT covered by
International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Safety of Life at
Sea (SOLAS) Carriage Regulations.
Technical accuracy
To the best of our knowledge, the information in this document
was correct at the time it was produced. However, Raymarine
cannot accept liability for any inaccuracies or omissions it
may contain. In addition, our policy of continuous product
improvement may change specifications without notice. As a
result, Raymarine cannot accept liability for any differences
between the product and this document. Please check the
Raymarine website (www.raymarine.com) to ensure you have
the most up-to-date version(s) of the documentation for your
product.
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Chapter 2: Document and product information
Chapter contents
•
2.1 Document information on page 10
•
2.2 Product overview on page 11
Document and product information
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2.1 Document information
Additional handbooks
This document contains important information related to the
installation of your Raymarine product.
Description
Part number
SeaTalkng reference manual
81300
SeaTalk to SeaTalkng converter
87121
The document includes information to help you:
• plan your installation and ensure you have all the necessary
equipment;
• install and connect your product as part of a wider system of
connected marine electronics;
• troubleshoot problems and obtain technical support if required.
This and other Raymarine product documents are available to
download in PDF format from www.raymarine.com.
Applicable products
This document is applicable to the following products:
Part number
Name
Description
E22166
p70
SeaTalkng 8
button pilot
control head
(Sail)
E22167
p70R
SeaTalkng
Rotary pilot
control head
(Power)
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Document conventions
The following conventions are used throughout this document
when referring to:
Type
Example
Convention
Procedures for
performing specific
tasks using a
multifunction display.
Select Transducer
Set-Up.
The term “Select” is
used to refer to the
action of selecting
a menu option on a
multifunction display,
using the touchscreen
or physical controls,
depending on display
variant.
Procedures for
navigating menu
hierarchies on a
multifunction display.
Internal sonar module
is turned off from the
Fishfinder application
menu: Menu > Set-up
> Sounder Set-up >
Internal Sounder.
Menu hierarchies
are used in this
document to provide
a quick summary
on how to access
a particular function
on the multifunction
display.
Document illustrations
Your product may differ slightly from that shown in the
illustrations in this document, depending on product variant and
date of manufacture.
All images are provided for illustration purposes only.
Product documentation
The following documentation is applicable to your product:
Description
Part number
p70 / p70R Installation instructions
88031
p70 / p70R Installation and operation
instructions
81355
p70 / p70R Mounting template
87130
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2.2 Product overview
The p70 and p70R are SeaTalkng autopilot controllers.
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2
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D13016-1
1. p70 (8 button pilot control head)
2. p70R (Rotary pilot control head)
The unit has the following features:
• 2 x SeaTalkng connections
• Compatible with NMEA 2000 and SeaTalk standards.
• 12 V dc operation.
• Waterproof to IPX 6.
Document and product information
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Chapter 3: Planning the installation
Chapter contents
•
3.1 Installation checklist on page 14
•
3.2 Pack contents on page 14
•
3.3 p70 and p70R system integration on page 15
•
3.4 Compatible autopilot systems on page 16
•
3.5 Software updates on page 16
•
3.6 Tools on page 17
•
3.7 Typical systems on page 17
•
3.8 System protocols on page 18
•
3.9 Warnings and cautions on page 19
•
3.10 General location requirements on page 19
•
3.11 Unit dimensions on page 20
•
3.12 Before using your pilot controller on page 21
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3.1 Installation checklist
3.2 Pack contents
Installation includes the following activities:
All models contain the following items:
Installation Task
1
Plan your system.
2
Obtain all required equipment and tools.
3
Site all equipment.
4
Route all cables.
5
Drill cable and mounting holes.
6
Make all connections into equipment.
7
Secure all equipment in place.
8
Power on and test the system.
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2
3
4
Schematic diagram
A schematic diagram is an essential part of planning any
installation. It is also useful for any future additions or
maintenance of the system. The diagram should include:
• Location of all components.
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• Connectors, cable types, routes and lengths.
5
7
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D12098-1
Number
Description
1.
2.
p70 / p70R Pilot controller (p70 8 button controller is
shown in diagram above.)
Bezel
3.
Gasket
4.
Suncover
5.
4 x fixing screws
6.
Document pack
7.
SeaTalkng Blanking plug
8.
SeaTalkng Spur Cable
Unpack the pilot controller unit carefully to prevent damage.
Save the carton and packing in case the unit has to be returned
for service.
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3.3 p70 and p70R system integration
The p70 and p70R pilot controllers are used to control your autopilot system.
The diagram below illustrates external devices that can be connected to your unit.
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1
9
3
4
10
8
5
6
13
7
14
15
12
0
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D12110-2
Item
Device type
1.
p70 / p70R
2.
SeaTalk Instruments
3.
SeaTalkng Instruments
4.
MOB (via SeaTalk to SeaTalkng converter.)
5.
SeaTalkng GPS receiver
6.
SeaTalkng Pilot controller
7.
Raymarine Multifunction displays
8.
Raymarine autopilots
9.
Fluxgate compass
10.
Rudder reference
11.
Drive unit
12.
iTC-5 converter
13.
Analogue wind transducers
14.
Analogue speed transducers
15.
Analogue depth transducers
Other devices not shown:
Smart transducers (e.g. DST800, DT800)
NMEA 2000 devices (e.g. engine data, fuel management system)
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3.4 Compatible autopilot systems
3.5 Software updates
Your product is compatible with the Raymarine Autopilot systems
shown below.
The software running on the product can be updated.
Product
Description
Connection
Evolution autopilots
SeaTalkng
0
• Raymarine periodically releases software updates to improve
product performance and add new features.
• You can update the software for your product using a
connected and compatible multifunction display.
• Refer to www.raymarine.com/software/ for the latest software
updates and the software update procedure for your product.
SPX SmartPilot
SeaTalkng
• If in doubt as to the correct procedure for updating your
product software, refer to your dealer or Raymarine technical
support.
SMARTPILOT
Caution: Downloading software
updates
S1, S2 & S3 SmartPilot
SeaTalk via a SeaTalk
to SeaTalkng adaptor
cable.
The software update process is carried out at your
own risk. Before initiating the update process
ensure you have backed up any important files.
Ensure that the unit has a reliable power supply
and that the update process is not interrupted.
Damage caused by incomplete updates are not
covered by Raymarine warranty.
By downloading the software update package, you
agree to these terms.
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3.6 Tools
3.7 Typical systems
Tools required for installation
1
Note: The information below is provided as examples of how
to connect your unit to compatible autopilot systems. For
detailed information on setting up an autopilot system please
refer to the installation instructions that accompanied your
system.
2
Example — Evolution system (SeaTalkng)
12 V
1
SeaTalkng
3
0
2
3
4
SeaTalkng
4
SeaTalkng
5
6
7
5
6
7
8
12 V
9
SeaTalkng
D12055-1
1.
Power drill
2.
Jig saw
3.
Screwdriver
4.
Suitable size (10 mm to 30 mm)
hole cutter
D12877-1
1. Power supply for SeaTalkng.
2. Evolution autopilot (EV-1 shown).
5.
File
3. p70 / p70R pilot controller (p70R shown).
6.
Adhesive tape
4. SeaTalkng backbone.
7.
Drill bit of appropriate size*
Note: *Drill bit size is dependent on the thickness and type of
material that the unit is to be mounted on.
5. SeaTalkng 5–way connector.
6. Drive unit.
7. Rudder reference unit.
8. Power supply for ACU.
9. ACU (ACU-100 shown).
Note: The ACU-100 does not provide power to SeaTalkng. A
separate 12 V power supply is required.
Example — SmartPilot SPX system (SeaTalkng)
1
2
SeaTalkng
SeaTalkng
3
12 V
SeaTalkng
4
5
6
7
SMARTPILOT
D13029-1
1. p70 / p70R pilot controller (p70R shown).
2. GPS Receiver.
3. 12 V dc power supply to SPX, also supplying power to
SeaTalkng.
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3.8 System protocols
4. SPX SmartPilot.
5.
SeaTalkng
5–way connector.
Your product can be connected to various products and systems
to share information and so improve the functionality of the
overall system. These connections may be made using a
number of different protocols. Fast and accurate data collection
and transfer is achieved by using a combination of the following
data protocols:
6. Drive unit.
7. Rudder reference unit.
Example — SmartPilot system (SeaTalk)
1
• SeaTalkng
2
• NMEA 2000
3
• SeaTalk
Note: You may find that your system does not use all of the
connection types or instrumentation described in this section.
4
6
7
12 V
SeaTalk
SeaTalk
5
Seatalkng
SeaTalkng (Next Generation) is an enhanced protocol for
connection of compatible marine instruments and equipment. It
replaces the older SeaTalk and SeaTalk2 protocols.
SeaTalkng utilizes a single backbone to which compatible
instruments connect using a spur. Data and power are carried
within the backbone. Devices that have a low draw can be
powered from the network, although high current equipment will
need to have a separate power connection.
D13028-1
2. GPS Receiver.
SeaTalkng is a proprietary extension to NMEA 2000 and the
proven CAN bus technology. Compatible NMEA 2000 and
SeaTalk / SeaTalk2 devices can also be connected using the
appropriate interfaces or adaptor cables as required.
3. SeaTalk to SeaTalkng adaptor cable.
NMEA 2000
4. 12 V dc power supply to the SmartPilot, also supplying
power to SeaTalk.
NMEA 2000 offers significant improvements over NMEA 0183,
most notably in speed and connectivity. Up to 50 units can
simultaneously transmit and receive on a single physical bus at
any one time, with each node being physically addressable. The
standard was specifically intended to allow for a whole network
of marine electronics from any manufacturer to communicate on
a common bus via standardized message types and formats.
1. p70 / p70R pilot controller (p70R shown).
5. Drive unit.
6. Rudder reference unit.
7. SmartPilot.
SeaTalk
SeaTalk is a protocol which enables compatible instruments to
connect to each other and share data.
The SeaTalk cable system is used to connect compatible
instruments and equipment. The cable carries power and data
and enables connection without the need for a central processor.
Additional instruments and functions can be added to a SeaTalk
system, simply by plugging them into the network. SeaTalk
equipment can also communicate with other non-SeaTalk
equipment via the NMEA 0183 standard, provided a suitable
interface is used.
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3.9 Warnings and cautions
Important: Before proceeding, ensure that you have read
and understood the warnings and cautions provided in the
Chapter 1 Important information section of this document.
3.10 General location requirements
When selecting a location for your display it is important to
consider a number of factors.
Key factors which can affect product performance are:
• Ventilation
To ensure adequate airflow:
– Ensure that equipment is mounted in a compartment of
suitable size.
– Ensure that ventilation holes are not obstructed. Allow
adequate separation of equipment.
Any specific requirements for each system component are
provided later in this chapter.
• Mounting surface.
Ensure equipment is adequately supported on a secure
surface. Do not mount units or cut holes in places which may
damage the structure of the vessel.
• Cable entry
Ensure the unit is mounted in a location which allows proper
routing and connection of cables:
– Minimum bend radius of 100 mm (3.94 in) unless otherwise
stated.
– Use cable supports to prevent stress on connectors.
• Water ingress
The display is suitable for mounting both above and below
decks. It is waterproof to IPX6 standard. Although the unit is
waterproof, it is good practice to locate it in a protected area
away from prolonged and direct exposure to rain and salt
spray.
• Electrical interference
Select a location that is far enough away from devices that
may cause interference, such as motors, generators and radio
transmitters/receivers.
• Magnetic compass
Select a location that is at least 3 ft (1 m) away from a
magnetic compass.
• Power supply
Select a location that is as close as possible to the boat’s DC
power source. This will help to keep cable runs to a minimum
Site Requirements
> 0.8m
(2ft 6in)
D12031-1
Site requirements for the p70 / p70r Pilot controller are as
follows:
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• There should be no obstacle between the user and the pilot
controller.
• The pilot controller should be situated at least 0.8 m from an
engine, compass, high current power cables, or any magnetic
device.
3.11 Unit dimensions
p70 and p70r dimensions
p70
C
D
p70r
C
E
D
E
Compass safe distance
When choosing a suitable location for the product you should
aim to maintain the maximum possible distance from any
compasses. Typically this distance should be at least 1 m (3 ft)
in all directions. However for some smaller vessels it may not
be possible to locate the product this far away from a compass.
In this situation, when choosing the installation location for your
product, ensure that the compass is not affected by the product
when it is in a powered state.
Viewing angle considerations
As display contrast, color and night mode performance are all
affected by the viewing angle, Raymarine recommends you
temporarily power up the display when planning the installation,
to enable you to best judge which location gives the optimum
viewing angle.
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A
F
F
B
To prevent potential interference with the vessel's magnetic
compasses, ensure an adequate distance is maintained from
the product.
H
G
G
D12103-1
Item
Description
A.
110 mm (4.33”)
B.
115 mm (4.52”)
C.
14 mm (0.55”)
D.
30 mm (1.18”)
E.
35 mm (1.38”)
F.
90 mm (3.54”)
G.
17 mm (0.67”)
H.
20.6 mm (0.81”)
p70 / p70R
3.12 Before using your pilot controller
Before using the pilot controller under way it is important that
it is properly commissioned and set up as described in the
installation instruction.
First time set up
The first ever time the pilot controller is powered on, you will be
shown on-screen instructions for the initial set up. If your pilot
controller has been installed by a professional installer, first time
set up and commissioning may already have been carried out, if
unsure check with the dealer.
The first time set up screens takes you through the following:
• Language selection
• Vessel type selection
If a pilot controller already exists on your system then this
procedure may be skipped and the p70 / p70r will adopt the
same settings as the already installed pilot controller.
Note: If calibration has not been undertaken then the display
will alarm 'Calibration required' and then show 'Starting' on
the display
Commissioning
Before using your autopilot system for the first time you must
ensure that the system has been correctly commissioned
in accordance with the supplied installation instruction.
Commissioning procedures which must be carried out are:
• Dockside calibration (Dealer settings on SeaTalk)
• Seatrial calibration
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Chapter 4: Cables and connections
Chapter contents
•
4.1 General cabling guidance on page 24
•
4.2 Connections overview on page 24
•
4.3 Power connection on page 25
•
4.4 SeaTalkng connection on page 26
•
4.5 SeaTalk connection on page 27
Cables and connections
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4.1 General cabling guidance
4.2 Connections overview
Cable types and length
Cable connectors are on the rear of the product.
It is important to use cables of the appropriate type and length
• Unless otherwise stated use only standard cables of the
correct type, supplied by Raymarine.
• Ensure that any non-Raymarine cables are of the correct
quality and gauge. For example, longer power cable runs may
require larger wire gauges to minimize voltage drop along the
run.
Routing cables
Cables must be routed correctly, to maximize performance and
prolong cable life.
• Do NOT bend cables excessively. Wherever possible, ensure
a minimum bend diameter of 200 mm (8 in) / minimum bend
radius of 100 mm (4 in).
200 mm (8 in)
100 mm (4 in)
D12056-1
• Protect all cables from physical damage and exposure to heat.
Use trunking or conduit where possible. Do NOT run cables
through bilges or doorways, or close to moving or hot objects.
• Secure cables in place using tie-wraps or lacing twine. Coil
any extra cable and tie it out of the way.
• Where a cable passes through an exposed bulkhead or
deckhead, use a suitable watertight feed-through.
• Do NOT run cables near to engines or fluorescent lights.
Always route data cables as far away as possible from:
• other equipment and cables,
The unit has 2 x SeaTalkng connectors.
Connecting SeaTalkng cables
1. Rotate the locking collar on the back of the unit to the
UNLOCKED position.
2. Ensure the spur cable end connector is correctly oriented.
3. Fully insert the cable connector.
4. Rotate locking collar clockwise (2 clicks) until it snaps into
the LOCKED position.
• high current carrying ac and dc power lines,
• antennae.
Caution: Pulling cables
Do NOT use cords or ropes, attached to cable
connectors, to pull cables through restricted
apertures (e.g. as in bulkheads), as this could
cause damage to cables.
Strain relief
Ensure adequate strain relief is provided. Protect connectors
from strain and ensure they will not pull out under extreme sea
conditions.
Circuit isolation
Appropriate circuit isolation is required for installations using
both AC and DC current:
• Always use isolating transformers or a separate power-inverter
to run PC’s, processors, displays and other sensitive electronic
instruments or devices.
• Always use an isolating transformer with Weather FAX audio
cables.
• Always use an isolated power supply when using a 3rd party
audio amplifier.
• Always use an RS232/NMEA converter with optical isolation
on the signal lines.
• Always make sure that PC’s or other sensitive electronic
devices have a dedicated power circuit.
Cable shielding
Ensure that all data cables are properly shielded that the
cable shielding is intact (e.g. hasn’t been scraped off by being
squeezed through a tight area).
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4.3 Power connection
5. * Drain wire
Power is supplied to the product over the SeaTalkng network.
A SeaTalkng system requires one 12 V dc supply, connected to
the SeaTalkng backbone. This can be provided:
6. Vessel distribution panel
7. * Vessel RF ground point connection
• By a battery via the distribution panel, or
Note: * Only applicable to products that include a drain wire
on the product’s power cable.
• From a Raymarine course computer, via a SeaTalk or a
SeaTalkng system.
Thermal breaker rating
5 A (if only connecting one device)
SeaTalkng
power connection
Battery connection with RF ground
Example
1
If your vessel does not have a distribution panel then your
product may be wired directly to the battery with the drain wire
connected to the vessel’s RF ground point.
2
1
SeaTalkng
3
4
5
6
2
3
6
4
5
7
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12 V dc
1. Vessel power supply positive (+)
2. Vessel power supply negative (-)
7
3. In-line fuse (If your products power cable does not have a
built in fuse then an in-line fuse should be fitted.)
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4. * Drain wire
1
SeaTalkng
instrument
5. Product power cable
2
SeaTalkng
Pilot controller
6. Vessel battery
3
12 V dc vessel power supply.
4
12 V dc positive (+)
5
In-line 5 A fuse
6
SeaTalkng power cable
Battery connection with no RF ground
7
12 V dc negative (-)
8
Vessel’s RF ground
If your vessel does not have a distribution panel or an RF ground
point then your product may be wired directly to the battery with
the drain wire also connected to the battery’s negative terminal.
7. * Vessel RF ground point connection
Note: * Only applicable to products that include a drain wire
on the product’s power cable.
Breakers, fuses and circuit protection
The information below is provided as guidance to help protect
your product. The example illustrations provided are for common
vessel power arrangements, if you are unsure how to provide
the correct level of protection then please consult a Raymarine
authorized dealer for support.
1
2
3
4
5
6
D13019-1
Distribution panel connection
1. Vessel power supply positive (+)
It is recommended that your product is wired through your
vessel’s distribution panel via a thermal breaker or fuse.
2. Vessel power supply negative (-)
1
2
3. In-line fuse (If your products power cable does not have a
built in fuse then an in-line fuse should be fitted.)
3
4. * Drain wire connected to vessel negative power supply.
5. Product power cable
6. Vessel battery
4
6
5
Note: * Only applicable to products that include a drain wire
on the product’s power cable.
7
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1. Vessel power supply positive (+)
2. In-line fuse (your product may contain a fuse already built
in to the power cable.)
3. Product power cable
4. Vessel power supply negative (-)
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Sharing a breaker
4.4 SeaTalkng connection
Where more than 1 piece of equipment shares a breaker you
must provide protection for the individual circuits. E.g. by
connecting an in-line fuse for each power circuit.
The unit connects as part of a SeaTalkng network.
Example: SeaTalkng Evolution system with iTC-5
-
+
1
2
3
2
1
3
SeaTalkng
4
5
SeaTalkng
4
12 V dc
4
6
0
D11637-2
7
1
Positive (+) bar
2
Negative (-) bar
3
Circuit breaker
4
Fuse
8
Where possible, connect individual items of equipment to
individual circuit breakers. Where this is not possible, use
individual in-line fuses to provide the necessary protection.
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10
Warning: Product grounding
Before applying power to this product, ensure it has
been correctly grounded, in accordance with the
instructions in this guide.
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1
ACU unit
2
2 x Instruments
3
p70 / p70R Pilot controller
4
Vessel’s 12 V dc power supply
5
EV unit
6
SeaTalkng 5–way connector
7
Rudder reference transducer
8
iTC-5 converter
9
Depth transducer
10
Wind transducer
11
Speed transducer
Note: In the above example if an ACU-100 was used, the
SeaTalkng network would require a dedicated 12 V dc power
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supply because the ACU-100 does not supply power to the
SeaTalkng network.
Connections to a SeaTalk network are made using a SeaTalk to
SeaTalkng adaptor cable (not supplied).
Example: SeaTalkng SPX system with transducer pods
3
2
1
4.5 SeaTalk connection
5
SMARTPILOT
1
2
3
4
4
SeaTalkng
6
5
12 V dc
SeaTalkng
7
6
6
8
6
9
7
12 V
8
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9
10
11
D12099-2
Item
Description
1.
p70 Pilot controller
2.
ST60+ Depth instrument
3.
ST60+ Speed instrument
Item
Description
4.
ST60+ Wind instrument
1
SPX (supplying 12V to SeaTalkng network.)
5.
Wind transducer
2
2 x Instruments
6.
SeaTalkng to SeaTalk Adaptor cable
3
p70 / p70R Pilot controller
7.
Depth transducer
4
Vessel’s 12 V dc power supply
8.
Speed transducer
5
SeaTalkng
9.
6
Transducer pods
Course computer (supplying 12V to
SeaTalk network.)
7
Rudder reference transducer
8.
Fluxgate compass
9
Wind transducer
10
Speed transducer
11
Depth transducer
5–way connectors with terminators
Cables and connections
For SeaTalk cables and extensions, use Raymarine SeaTalk
cable accessories.
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Chapter 5: Mounting
Chapter contents
•
5.1 Mounting on page 30
Mounting
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5.1 Mounting
Front bezel
The product is designed to be flush mounted.
Removing the front bezel
Before mounting the unit, ensure that you have:
• Selected a suitable location.
1
2
3
4
• Identified the cable connections and route that the cable will
take.
• Detached the front bezel.
p70 Mounting
D12104-1
p70r Mounting
D12032-2
Important: Use care when removing the bezel. Do not use
any tools to lever the bezel, doing so may cause damage.
1. Using your fingers pull the bezel away from the unit at the
top and side, as shown in 2.
The bezel will start to come away from the unit at the top
and side.
2. Now pull the bezel away from the unit on the opposite side,
as shown in 3.
The bezel will now come free from the unit, as shown in 4.
D12105-1
1. Check the selected location for the unit. A clear, flat area with
suitable clearance behind the panel, is required.
2. Fix the appropriate cutting template supplied with the product,
to the selected location, using masking or self-adhesive tape.
3. Using a suitable hole saw, make a pilot holes in each corner
of the cut-out area.
4. Using a suitable saw, cut along the inside edge of the cut-out
line.
5. Ensure that the unit fits into the removed area and then file
around the cut edge until smooth.
6. Drill four holes as indicated on the template to accept the
securing screws.
7. Peel the backing off of the gasket, and place the adhesive
side of the gasket onto the display unit and press firmly onto
the flange.
8. Connect cables to the unit.
9. Slide the unit into place and secure using screws provided.
Note: Drill, tap size, and tightening torque is dependent on the
thickness and type of material the unit is to be mounted on.
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Chapter 6: Getting started
Chapter contents
•
6.1 Pilot functions on page 32
•
6.2 Pilot controls on page 32
•
6.3 Instrument power on page 33
•
6.4 Display settings on page 34
•
6.5 Multiple data sources (MDS) on page 35
Getting started
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6.1 Pilot functions
6.2 Pilot controls
The SmartPilot has various modes:
Control layout and functions.
Standby
Manual steering, activated by
STANDBY button.
Auto
Autopilot engaged steering to a
heading, activated by AUTO button.
Wind vane
Autopilot engaged steering to
maintain a selected apparent or
true wind angle, activated from the
Mode menu, or by pressing AUTO
and STANDBY together.
Track
Autopilot engaged steering to a
waypoint, activated from the Mode
menu.
Pattern
Autopilot engaged in fishing pattern
mode, activated from the Mode
menu.
Power steer (p70r rotary or joystick
only)
Autopilot engaged in power steering
mode, activated from the Mode
menu.
Jog steer
Autopilot disengaged in jog steer
mode (tiller drives and SeaTalk
only), activated whilst in Standby
mode.
p70 – 8 button pilot controller
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
STBY
5
D12108-2
Item
Description
1.
LEFT SOFT BUTTON
Cancel, Back, mode selection.
2.
UP BUTTON / -1
Up navigation, Adjust Up, Decrease angle.
3.
DOWN BUTTON / +1
Down navigation, Adjust Down, Increase angle.
4.
RIGHT SOFT BUTTON
Menu, Select, OK, Save.
5.
STANDBY BUTTON
Disengage pilot, Manual control, Power, Brightness.
6.
–10 BUTTON
Decrease angle.
7.
+10 BUTTON
Increase angle.
8.
AUTO BUTTON
Engage Auto pilot.
p70r — rotary pilot controller
1
3
5
7
STBY
2
4
6
D12109-2
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Item
Description
6.3 Instrument power
1.
LEFT SOFT BUTTON
Cancel, Back, mode selection.
Powering the pilot controller on
2.
STANDBY BUTTON
Disengage pilot, Manual control, Power, Brightness.
3.
ROTARY CLOCKWISE
Down navigation in list, Adjust Up, Increase angle
(locked heading), adjust numerical values, power
steer.
1. Press and hold the STANDBY button for 1 second, until the
Raymarine logo appears.
The pilot controller will load to the mode page.
4.
ROTARY ANTI-CLOCKWISE
Up navigation in list, Adjust Down, Decrease angle
(locked heading), adjust numerical values, power
steer.
5.
RIGHT SOFT BUTTON
Menu, Select, OK, Save.
6.
AUTO BUTTON
Engage Auto pilot.
7.
ROTARY END PUSH BUTTON
Menu, Select, OK, Save.
Powering the pilot controller off
1. From any data page press and hold the STANDBY button.
After 1 second a power down pop up will appear.
2. Continue to hold the STANDBY button for a further 3 seconds
to complete the power off.
Note: The pilot controller cannot be turned off whilst in AUTO
mode.
The pilot controller supports the following combination button
presses:
Combination button press
Buttons
Action
STANDBY and
AUTO.
Puts pilot in to Wind Vane mode.
–1 and –10
or
+1 and +10.
AutoTack (in wind vane mode), AutoTurn
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6.4 Display settings
Display and shared brightness
Color schemes available are:
Example
Color Scheme
Day 1
You can change the brightness of the individual display, or
networked displays.
You can only use and set shared brightness on displays which
support sharing and are assigned to network groups .
You will not be able to set shared brightness levels on displays
which do not support sharing.
Day 2
Adjusting the displays brightness
To adjust the brightness of the individual display:
1. Whilst in a favorite page momentarily press the LEFT SOFT
button.
This will open the brightness setting screen.
2. Use the UP and DOWN buttons to change the brightness
percentage to the required level.
3. Press the RIGHT SOFT button to confirm new brightness
and go back to the favorites page you were on.
Inverse
Red/Black
Assigning A Network Group
When assigned to a network group you can change brightness
level and color scheme on displays which support sharing.
To enable shared brightness and color schemes the display
must be assigned to a network group as follows:
1. Navigate to Menu > Set Up > System Set Up > Network
Group.
A list of network groups will be displayed:
• None (default)
• Helm 1
• Helm 2
• Cockpit
• Flybridge
Changing the color scheme
1. From the color menu highlight a color scheme.
Once highlighted the display will preview the selected color
scheme.
2. Press SELECT to confirm the color scheme and return to
the color settings menu.
If the unit is part of a network group, the color scheme selected
will change on all displays which are part of that group. If color
is not available on the networked displays they will remain
unchanged.
• Mast
• Group 1 — Group 5
2. Use the UP and DOWN buttons to highlight the required
group.
3. Press the SELECT button to assign the display you are using
to that network group.
4. Navigate to Menu > Set Up > System Set Up >
Brightness/Colour Group.
You will be presented with the following options:
• This Display
• This Group
5. Highlight and select the required setting.
6. Carry out steps 1 to 5 on all displays you wish to share.
Adjusting the shared brightness
Shared brightness is only accessible if the display has been
assigned to a network group.
1. Whilst on a favorites page press the LEFT SOFT button to
display the brightness setting.
2. Press the LEFT SOFT button again to access the shared
brightness settings.
3. Use the UP and DOWN buttons to change the shared
brightness level.
Display response
Setting the display response
Setting the response to a low value will provide a more stable
reading of current conditions. Setting response to a high value
will make readings more responsive.
1. From Menu > Display settings select Display Response.
2. Use the UP and DOWN buttons to select the data type:
• Speed
• Depth
• Wind speed
• Wind angle
• Heading
3. Press SELECT to set the response value:
1 — 15
4. Press SAVE to save the value and return to the display
response options screen.
Display and system brightness can also be accessed via Menu
> Display settings > Brightness.
Display and shared color
The p70 / p70r can set a color scheme for the individual display
or for the system (if color is available on the network displays).
Color settings can be accessed via Menu > Display settings
> Colors.
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6.5 Multiple data sources (MDS)
6. To let the system automatically select a data source at the
source selection screen highlight and press AUTO.
Multiple data sources (MDS) overview
Where displays on your system are not capable in participating
in MDS you will be shown a list of the devices that do not support
this feature.
Installations that include multiple instances of data sources can
cause data conflicts. An example is an installation featuring
more than one source of GPS data.
MDS enables you to manage conflicts involving the following
types of data:
• GPS Position.
• Heading.
• Depth.
• Speed.
• Wind.
Typically this exercise is completed as part of the initial
installation, or when new equipment is added.
If this exercise is NOT completed the system will automatically
attempt to resolve data conflicts. However, this may result in the
system choosing a source of data that you do not want to use.
If MDS is available the system can list the available data
sources and allow you to select your preferred data source.
For MDS to be available all products in the system that use
the data sources listed above must be MDS-compliant. The
system can list any products that are NOT compliant. It may
be necessary to upgrade the software for these non-compliant
products to make them compliant. Visit the Raymarine website
(www.raymarine.com) to obtain the latest software for your
products. If MDS-compliant software is not available and you
do NOT want the system to automatically attempt to resolve
data conflicts, any non-compliant product(s) can be removed or
replaced to ensure the entire system is MDS-compliant.
Viewing vessel data sources
You can view available multiple data sources on a system by
following the steps below:
1. Go to the MDS menu: Main menu > Setup > System setup
> Multiple data source.
2. Highlight the required data type:
• GPS position
• Heading
• Depth
• Speed
• Wind
3. Press SELECT.
You will be shown a list of all available data sources for the
chosen data type.
4. Highlight a data type and press SELECT
You will now see detailed information about the data source
which will include:
• Device
• Serial number
• Port ID
• Status
Selecting a preferred data source
To select a preferred data source for your system:
1. Go to the MDS menu: Main menu > Setup > System setup
> Multiple data source.
2. Press OPTIONS.
3. Highlight Selection and press SELECT.
4. Highlight Manual and press SELECT
You will be taken back to the source options screen.
5. Highlight Use this source and press SELECT
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Chapter 7: Commissioning - Evolution autopilot system
Chapter contents
•
7.1 Evolution autopilot installation on page 38
•
7.2 Autopilot commissioning — main differences between Evolution and SPX systems on page 38
•
7.3 Autopilot response levels on page 39
•
7.4 Initial setup and commissioning on page 39
•
7.5 Powering the pilot controller on on page 40
•
7.6 Using the set-up wizard on page 40
•
7.7 Using the Dockside wizard on page 41
•
7.8 Adjusting the hard-over time on page 42
•
7.9 Compass linearization on page 42
•
7.10 Compass lock on page 43
Commissioning - Evolution autopilot system
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7.1 Evolution autopilot installation
For information on installing and connecting an Evolution
autopilot system, refer to the installation instructions that
accompany the EV-1 and EV-2 units, as appropriate.
7.2 Autopilot commissioning — main
differences between Evolution and
SPX systems
The Evolution system provides a number of features to improve
upon the commissioning process required by existing SPX and
some other autopilot systems.
• Built-in heading and attitude sensor — no additional
fluxgate compass required.
• Automatic set-up — the rudder gain, counter rudder, manual
compass calibration and autolearn settings required for
existing SPX systems are no longer required. This results in
a greatly simplified dockside calibration process for Evolution
autopilot systems.
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7.3 Autopilot response levels
7.4 Initial setup and commissioning
The Evolution autopilot system features a number of different
response levels to help you quickly configure the system for
optimum performance for the current conditions.
Commissioning pre-requisites
The available response levels are:
Before commissioning your system for the first time, check that
the following processes have been carried out correctly:
• Leisure — suitable for long passages where tight heading
control is not critical.
• Autopilot system installation completed in accordance with
the Installation Guide.
• Cruising — good course-keeping without overworking the
pilot.
• SeaTalkng network installed in accordance with the SeaTalkng
Reference Manual.
• Performance — emphasis on tight heading control.
• Where fitted, GPS installation and connections has been
carried out in accordance with the GPS installation guide.
You can change the response level at any time by selecting
MENU > Response Level. Then select Save to keep the
changes.
Check also that the commissioning engineer is familiar with the
installation and components of the autopilot system including:
• Vessel type.
• Vessel steering system information.
• What the autopilot will be used for.
• System layout: components and connections (you should
have a schematic of the vessel’s autopilot system).
Initial set-up
Initial set-up involves the following steps:
Important: Before proceeding with the initial set-up or
commissioning of a p70 / p70R, ensure that your p70 / p70R
is running the latest software. p70 / p70R operation with
Evolution systems requires p70 / p70R software version 2
or later. Refer to http://www.raymarine.co.uk/view/?id=797
to download the latest software and view instructions on
how to upgrade the software on your p70 / p70R, using a
multifunction display.
1. Power-up your p70 / p70R.
2. Specify your preferred language and appropriate vessel type,
using the Set-up wizard.
3. Complete the dockside calibration process, using the
Dockside wizard:
For vessels without a rudder
reference transducer:
For vessels with a rudder
reference transducer:
Drive Type selection
Drive Type selection
Align Rudder (rudder alignment)
Rudder Limit setting
Rudder Limit setting
Hard Over Time (if you do not
already know your hard over time,
you should skip this step in the
Dockside Wizard and enter the
value manually afterwards.
Rudder Drive check
Rudder Drive check
4. Once the dockside wizard is complete, specify the hard-over
time (only applies to systems that do NOT include a rudder
reference transducer).
5. Familiarize yourself with the important information in this
document related to compass linearization. Follow the
guidelines provided to ensure that the process is completed
successfully.
6. Once you’ve successfully completed all the steps listed
above, you should also familiarize yourself with the
information related to compass lock.
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7.5 Powering the pilot controller on
7.6 Using the set-up wizard
Turning on the pilot controller
1. Press and hold the STANDBY button for one second until
the Raymarine logo appears.
If the unit is being switched on for the first time or after a
factory reset the set up wizard will be launched.
The set-up wizard guides you through the steps for setting
important preferences, such as preferred language and correct
vessel type.
Note: The Raymarine logo is not displayed if the unit is in
'sleep mode', the unit may appear off but still has power.
2. To turn the pilot controller off press and hold the STANDBY
button. After 1 second a pop up will appear.
3. Continue to hold the STANDBY button for as further 3
seconds to complete the power off.
Note: You cannot power down the pilot controller whilst in
AUTO mode.
The set up wizard contains 3 steps: language selection, vessel
type and welcome screen. When powering the p70 / p70r for
the first time in an unconfigured system, this set-up wizard is
displayed automatically, and the first 3 steps listed below will
not be required.
With the pilot in Standby mode:
1. Select Menu.
2. Select Set-up.
3. Select Set-up wizard.
4. Select the required language.
5. Select the required vessel type.
The welcome screen will now be displayed and your choices
have been saved.
6. Select OK to complete the set-up wizard.
Vessel hull type selection
The vessel hull type options are designed to provide optimum
steering performance for typical vessels.
It is important to complete the vessel hull type selection as
part of the initial set-up, as it forms a key part of the autopilot
calibration process. You can also access the options at any
time with the pilot in Standby by selecting MENU > Set-up >
Autopilot Calibration > Vessel Settings > Vessel Hull Type.
As a general guide, select the option that most closely matches
your vessel type and steering characteristics. The options are:
• Sail.
• Sail (Slow turn).
• Sail Catamaran.
• Power.
• Power (slow turn).
• Power (fast turn).
It is important to be aware that steering forces (and therefore
rate-of-turn) vary significantly depending on the combination of
vessel type, steering system, and drive type. Therefore, the
available vessel hull type options are provided for guidance
only. You may wish to experiment with the different vessel hull
type options, as it might be possible to improve the steering
performance of your vessel by selecting a different vessel type.
When choosing a suitable vessel type, the emphasis should be
on safe and dependable steering response.
Important: If you change the vessel type after completing the
Dockside calibration process (using the Dockside wizard), all
commissioning settings will be reset to default settings, and
you will need to complete the Dockside calibration process
again.
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7.7 Using the Dockside wizard
The dockside calibration process must be completed before
the Evolution autopilot system can be used for the first time.
The Dockside wizard guides you through the steps required for
dockside calibration.
The Dockside wizard contains different steps depending on
whether you have a rudder reference transducer fitted to your
vessel:
Rudder Limit setting
As part of the Dockside calibration process, the system will
set-up the rudder limits.
• For vessels with a rudder reference transducer — This
procedure establishes the rudder limit. The rudder limit will be
displayed with a message confirming that the rudder limit has
been updated. This value can be changed if required.
• For vessels without a rudder reference transducer — a
default of 30 degrees is displayed, and can be changed as
required.
Hard over time
The following Dockside wizard
procedures only apply to vessels
without a rudder reference
transducer:
• Drive Type selection.
• Rudder Limit setting.
• Hard-over time setting
(Raymarine recommends
that this information is specified
once the dockside wizard and
Rudder Drive check is complete,
using the Hard Over Time menu
option).
The following Dockside wizard
procedures only apply to vessels
with a rudder reference transducer:
• Drive Type selection.
• Align Rudder (rudder alignment).
The hard over time setting can be specified as part of the
Dockside wizard.
The following information only
applies to vessels without a rudder
reference transducer.
• Rudder Limit setting.
• Rudder Drive check.
• Rudder Drive check.
To access the wizard, ensure the pilot is in Standby mode and
then:
1. Select Menu.
2. Select Set-up.
3. Select Autopilot Calibration.
4. Select Commissioning.
5. Select Dockside Wizard.
• If you already know the hard-over time for your vessel’s
steering system: enter this time during the Dockside wizard
procedure.
• If you do NOT know the hard-over time for your vessel’s
steering system: skip this step during the Dockside wizard
procedure by selecting SAVE, then proceed to Checking the
rudder drive section in this document to complete the Dockside
wizard procedure. Once the wizard is complete, proceed
to 7.8 Adjusting the hard-over time in this document for
information on how to calculate and adjust the hard-over time.
Checking the rudder drive
As part of the dockside calibration process, the system will
check the drive connection. Once it has completed the check
successfully, a message will appear asking if it is safe for the
system to take the helm.
During this procedure the autopilot will move the rudder. Ensure
it is safe to proceed before pressing OK.
Selecting a drive type
Drive Type selection is available when the pilot is in standby,
from either the Dockside wizard, or from the Vessel setting menu:
MENU > Set-up > Autopilot Calibration > Vessel Settings .
With the Drive Type menu displayed:
1. Select your drive type.
Note: If your drive type is not listed, contact your Raymarine
dealer for advice.
Checking the rudder alignment (Align
Rudder)
This procedure establishes port and starboard rudder limits for
systems using a rudder reference transducer.
The rudder check forms part of the dockside calibration process.
The following procedure only applies
to vessels with a rudder reference
transducer.
1. Center the rudder and select OK.
2. When prompted, turn the rudder hard to port and select OK.
3. When prompted, turn the rudder hard to starboard and select
OK.
4. When prompted, turn the rudder back to the center and
select OK.
When in dockside calibration mode, with the Motor Check page
displayed:
1. Centre and let go of the rudder.
2. Disengage any rudder drive clutch.
3. Select CONTINUE.
4. Check it is safe to proceed before selecting OK.
For vessels with a rudder reference transducer, the autopilot
will now automatically move the rudder to port and then
starboard.
5. For vessels without a rudder reference transducer, you will
be asked to confirm that the rudder has turned to port by
selecting YES or NO.
6. Select OK if it is safe to engage the rudder in the opposite
direction.
7. You will be asked to confirm the rudder turned to starboard
by selecting YES or NO.
8. Dockside calibration is now complete, select CONTINUE.
Note: If you confirmed a “NO” response for the rudder
movement to both port and starboard, the wizard will exit. It is
possible that the steering system did not move the rudder in
any direction, and it will be necessary to check the steering
system before completing the Dockside wizard procedure
again.
You can cancel Dockside calibration at any time by pressing
STANDBY.
Note: You can cancel Dockside calibration at any time by
selecting STANDBY.
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7.8 Adjusting the hard-over time
7.9 Compass linearization
On vessels without a rudder reference transducer, it is important
to set a Hard Over Time.
With Evolution autopilot systems, when the EV unit is first
installed and powered-up, its internal compass needs to
compensate for local magnetic variations and the earth’s
magnetic field. This is achieved using an automatic process
known as linearization, which forms an important part of the
autopilot installation, commissioning and set-up process.
Before attempting to follow this procedure ensure you have
read and understood the Rudder Check warning provided in
this document.
To estimate your hard over time follow the steps below:
1. On SmartPilot and SPX systems, adjust your Rudder Gain
setting to the maximum value, making a note of the original
value. The Rudder Gain setting can be accessed from the
Drive Setting menu: Menu > Set-up > Autopilot Calibration
> Drive Settings > Rudder Gain.
2. With the autopilot in Standby, manually turn the rudder /
engine full to port. (For vessels with power steering the
engine should be running when turning the rudder.)
3. Engage Auto mode.
4. Press the +10 and +1 buttons at the same time (p70) or
use the Rotary (p70R) to alter your locked heading by 90
degrees, use a stop watch to time the movement of the
rudder / engine.
5. Estimate how long it would take to move the rudder from full
port to full starboard. This estimate is your Hard Over Time.
6. Enter this estimate as your Hard Over Time. The Hard Over
time setting can be accessed from the Drive Settings menu:
Menu > Set-up > Autopilot Calibration > Drive Settings >
Hard Over Time.
7. On SmartPilot and SPX systems change your Rudder Gain
back to its original value.
8. After setting your Hard Over Time, observe your autopilot’s
behavior and if required, make small adjustments to the Hard
Over Time value until a satisfactory result it achieved.
Warning: Rudder check
If no rudder reference has been fitted you MUST
ensure that adequate provision is made to prevent
the steering mechanism from impacting the end
stops.
Linearization
In Evolution systems, the linearization process is performed
automatically by the EV unit as a background task when the
vessel's speed is between 3 and 15 knots, no user intervention
is required however at least a 270 degree turn is required. The
process will occur during your first voyage with the autopilot
system, and will typically take no more than 30 minutes, but
this does vary according to the characteristics of the vessel,
the installation environment of the EV unit, and the levels of
magnetic interference at the time of conducting the process.
Sources of significant magnetic interference may increase the
time required to complete the linearization process. Examples
of such sources include:
• Marine pontoons.
• Metal-hulled vessels.
• Undersea cables.
Note: You can speed-up the linearization process by
completing a 360 degree turn (at a speed of 3 – 15 knots).
You can also restart the linearization process at any time by
selecting the Restart Compass menu item.
Use the compass deviation indicator
The use of the compass deviation indicator on the pilot control
head may be useful in this process, particularly if the EV unit has
been installed in a location on the vessel where the levels of
magnetic interference are too high for the EV unit to compensate
appropriately. If this is the case, the deviation display will indicate
a value of 25 degrees or higher. In this scenario, Raymarine
highly recommends that the EV unit is moved and re-installed in
a location which is subject to less magnetic interference. If “- -”
is displayed as the Deviation value, it means that linearization
has not been successfully completed yet.
Check the compass heading data
As part of the autopilot system commissioning process,
Raymarine recommends that you check the compass heading
value displayed on your autopilot control head or multifunction
display, against a good known heading source on various
headings. This will help you to determine when the EV unit has
completed its linearization process.
Note: Once the linearization process has completed, it is
possible that the heading value may have a slight offset of 2 to
3 degrees. This is common where installation space is limited,
and the EV unit cannot be properly aligned to the vessel's
longitudinal axis. In this case, it is possible to manually adjust
the compass offset value using the pilot control head or
multifunction display, and fine-tune the heading to an accurate
value.
Note: Do NOT rely on the heading accuracy until you are
satisfied that compass linearization and alignment is complete.
System monitoring and adaptation
To ensure optimum performance, after the initial linearization
process is complete the EV continues to monitor and adapt the
compass linearization to suit current conditions.
If the conditions for linearization are less than ideal, the
automatic linearization process temporarily pauses until
conditions improve again. The following conditions can cause
the linearization process to temporarily pause:
• Boat speed is less than 3 knots.
• Boat speed is greater than 15 knots.
• Rate-of-turn is too slow.
• Significant external magnetic interference is present.
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Accessing the compass deviation indicator
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select MENU.
Select Set-up.
Select Diagnostics.
Select About Pilot.
The details related to the pilot diagnostics are displayed.
5. Scroll down to the bottom of the list to view the entry for
Deviation.
Note: If “- -” is displayed as the Deviation value, it means that
linearization has not been successfully completed yet.
Adjusting the compass offset
With the pilot in Standby:
1. Select MENU.
2. Select Set-up.
3. Select Autopilot Calibration.
4. Select Vessel Settings.
5. Select Compass Offset.
6. Use the +/- 10 button (p70) or ROTARY control (p70r) to
adjust the compass offset as appropriate.
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7.10 Compass lock
Once you are satisfied with the compass accuracy, you can lock
the setting to prevent the autopilot system from completing a
further automatic linearization in the future.
This feature is particularly useful for vessels in environments that
are exposed to strong magnetic disturbances on a regular basis
(such as offshore wind farms or very busy rivers, for example).
In these situations it may be desirable to use the Compass lock
feature to disable the continuous linearization process, as the
magnetic interference may build a heading error over time.
Note: The compass lock may be released at any time, to
allow the compass continuous linearization to restart. This
is particularly useful if planning a long voyage. The earth’s
magnetic field will change significantly from one geographical
location to another, and the compass can continuously
compensate for the changes, ensuring you maintain accurate
heading data throughout the voyage.
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Chapter 8: Commissioning - SPX and SmartPilot systems
Chapter contents
•
8.1 SPX and SmartPilot autopilot installation on page 46
•
8.2 Pilot response on page 46
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8.3 Initial setup and commissioning on page 47
•
8.4 Powering the pilot controller on on page 47
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8.5 Using the set-up wizard on page 48
•
8.6 Dockside calibration on page 48
•
8.7 Dealer settings on page 49
•
8.8 Adjusting the hard-over time on page 50
•
8.9 Sea trial calibration on page 50
•
8.10 Checking autopilot operation on page 51
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8.1 SPX and SmartPilot autopilot
installation
SeaTalkng
For information on installing and connecting an
SPX
autopilot system or a SeaTalk SmartPilot autopilot system, refer
to the installation instructions that accompanied your course
computer.
8.2 Pilot response
The response level controls the relationship between course
keeping accuracy and the amount of helm/ drive activity. Range
is from 1 to 9.
Making temporary changes to pilot response
Pilot response is set up during commissioning of the SmartPilot
system however you can make temporary changes to the pilot
response at any time by accessing the Pilot response menu
from;Main menu > Pilot Response
1. From the Main menu highlight Pilot response and press
SELECT.
2. Use the UP and DOWN buttons to change the response
value to the required setting.
3. Press SAVE to save the response value.
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Setting
Options
Levels 1 to 3
Minimize the amount of pilot
activity. This conserves power,
but may compromise short-term
course-keeping accuracy.
Levels 4 to 6
Should give good course keeping
with crisp, well controlled turns
under normal operating conditions.
Levels 7 to 9
Gives the tightest course keeping
and greatest rudder activity (and
power consumption). This can lead
to a rough passage in open waters
as the SPX system may ‘fight’ the
sea.
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8.3 Initial setup and commissioning
8.4 Powering the pilot controller on
Commissioning pre-requisites
Turning on the pilot controller
1. Press and hold the STANDBY button for one second until
the Raymarine logo appears.
If the unit is being switched on for the first time or after a
factory reset the set up wizard will be launched.
Before commissioning your system for the first time, check that
the following processes have been carried out correctly:
• Autopilot system installation completed in accordance with
the Installation Guide.
• SeaTalkng network installed in accordance with the SeaTalkng
Reference Manual.
• Where fitted, GPS installation and connections has been
carried out in accordance with the GPS installation guide.
Check also that the commissioning engineer is familiar with the
installation and components of the autopilot system including:
• Vessel type.
Note: The Raymarine logo is not displayed if the unit is in
'sleep mode', the unit may appear off but still has power.
2. To turn the pilot controller off press and hold the STANDBY
button. After 1 second a pop up will appear.
3. Continue to hold the STANDBY button for as further 3
seconds to complete the power off.
Note: You cannot power down the pilot controller whilst in
AUTO mode.
• Vessel steering system information.
• What the autopilot will be used for.
• System layout: components and connections (you should
have a schematic of the vessel’s autopilot system).
Commissioning process
• Check you have adhered to commissioning pre-requisites
• Initial power on and set-up
• Dockside calibration (Dealer Settings on SeaTalk systems)
• Set hard over time (non-rudder reference systems only)
• Sea trial calibration
• System checks
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8.5 Using the set-up wizard
8.6 Dockside calibration
The set-up wizard guides you through the steps for setting
important preferences, such as preferred language and correct
vessel type.
The dockside calibration process must be completed before
your SPX autopilot system can be used for the first time. The
Dockside wizard guides you through the steps required for
dockside calibration.
The set up wizard contains 3 steps: language selection, vessel
type and welcome screen. When powering the p70 / p70r for
the first time in an unconfigured system, this set-up wizard is
displayed automatically, and the first 3 steps listed below will
not be required.
With the pilot in Standby mode:
1. Select Menu.
2. Select Set-up.
3. Select Set-up wizard.
4. Select the required language.
5. Select the required vessel type.
The welcome screen will now be displayed and your choices
have been saved.
6. Select OK to complete the set-up wizard.
Vessel hull type selection
The vessel hull type options are designed to provide optimum
steering performance for typical vessels.
It is important to complete the vessel hull type selection as part
of the initial set-up wizard, as it forms a key part of the autopilot
calibration process. You can also access the options at any
time with the pilot in Standby by selecting MENU > Set-up >
Autopilot Calibration > Vessel Settings > Vessel Hull Type.
As a general guide, select the option that most closely matches
your vessel type and steering characteristics. The options are:
• Race Sail.
• Sail Cruiser.
• Catamaran.
• Workboat.
• RIB.
• Outboard Speedboat
• Inboard Speedboat
• Power Cruiser 1 (<12 kts)
• Power Cruiser 2 (<30 kts)
• Power Cruiser 3 (>30 kts)
• Sport Fishing
• Pro Fishing
It is important to be aware that steering forces (and therefore
rate-of-turn) vary significantly depending on the combination of
vessel type, steering system, and drive type. Therefore, the
available vessel hull type options are provided for guidance
only. You may wish to experiment with the different vessel hull
type options, as it might be possible to improve the steering
performance of your vessel by selecting a different vessel type.
When choosing a suitable vessel type, the emphasis should be
on safe and dependable steering response.
Important: If you change the vessel type after completing the
Dockside calibration process (using the Dockside wizard), all
commissioning settings will be reset to default settings, and
you will need to complete the Dockside calibration process
again.
The Dockside wizard contains different steps depending on
whether you have a rudder reference transducer fitted to your
vessel:
The following Dockside wizard
procedures only apply to vessels
without a rudder reference
transducer:
• Drive Type selection.
• Rudder Limit setting.
• Rudder Drive check.
The following Dockside wizard
procedures only apply to vessels
with a rudder reference transducer:
• Drive Type selection.
• Align Rudder (rudder alignment).
• Rudder Limit setting.
• Rudder Drive check.
On older SeaTalk SmartPilot systems the Dockside wizard is
named Dealer Settings. Please refer to 8.7 Dealer settings for
calibration details.
Using the Dockside wizard
To access the dockside wizard follow the steps below:
Ensure the pilot is in Standby.
1. Select Menu.
2. Select Set-up.
3. Select Autopilot Calibration.
4. Select Commissioning.
5. Select Dockside Wizard.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Note: You can cancel the Dockside wizard at any time by
pressing the Standby button.
Selecting a drive type
Drive Type selection is available when the pilot is in standby,
from either the Dockside wizard, or from the Vessel setting menu:
MENU > Set-up > Autopilot Calibration > Vessel Settings .
With the Drive Type menu displayed:
1. Select your drive type.
Note: If your drive type is not listed, contact your Raymarine
dealer for advice.
Checking the rudder alignment (Align
Rudder)
This procedure establishes port and starboard rudder limits for
systems using a rudder reference transducer.
The rudder check forms part of the dockside calibration process.
The following procedure only applies
to vessels with a rudder reference
transducer.
1. Center the rudder and select OK.
2. When prompted, turn the rudder hard to port and select OK.
3. When prompted, turn the rudder hard to starboard and select
OK.
4. When prompted, turn the rudder back to the center and
select OK.
Note: You can cancel Dockside calibration at any time by
selecting STANDBY.
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Rudder Limit setting
As part of the Dockside calibration process, the system will
set-up the rudder limits.
• For vessels with a rudder reference transducer — This
procedure establishes the rudder limit. The rudder limit will be
displayed with a message confirming that the rudder limit has
been updated. This value can be changed if required.
• For vessels without a rudder reference transducer — a
default of 30 degrees is displayed, and can be changed as
required.
8.7 Dealer settings
The dockside calibration wizard is only available on a SeaTalkng
system, for SeaTalk systems the Dealer settings should be set
before going out on the sea.
The dealer settings menu can be accessed from: Main menu
> Set up > Auto pilot calibration > Dealer settings. Once
entered the dealer settings menu will cycle through all available
options.
Options and limits are dependent on the course computer
installed.
Checking the rudder drive
As part of the dockside calibration process, the system will
check the drive connection. Once it has completed the check
successfully, a message will appear asking if it is safe for the
system to take the helm.
During this procedure the autopilot will move the rudder. Ensure
it is safe to proceed before pressing OK.
When in dockside calibration mode, with the Motor Check page
displayed:
1. Centre and let go of the rudder.
2. Disengage any rudder drive clutch.
3. Select CONTINUE.
4. Check it is safe to proceed before selecting OK.
For vessels with a rudder reference transducer, the autopilot
will now automatically move the rudder to port and then
starboard.
5. For vessels without a rudder reference transducer, you will
be asked to confirm that the rudder has turned to port by
selecting YES or NO.
6. Select OK if it is safe to engage the rudder in the opposite
direction.
7. You will be asked to confirm the rudder turned to starboard
by selecting YES or NO.
8. Dockside calibration is now complete, select CONTINUE.
Note: If you confirmed a “NO” response for the rudder
movement to both port and starboard, the wizard will exit. It is
possible that the steering system did not move the rudder in
any direction, and it will be necessary to check the steering
system before completing the Dockside wizard procedure
again.
You can cancel Dockside calibration at any time by pressing
STANDBY.
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8.8 Adjusting the hard-over time
8.9 Sea trial calibration
On vessels without a rudder reference transducer, it is important
to set a Hard Over Time.
Before you can use the autopilot open water checks are
required. The water must be calm, with light or no wind. Leave
plenty of room to manoeuvre. The Sea Trial wizard guides you
through the steps required for Sea trial calibration.
The Sea trial wizard includes the following steps:
Before attempting to follow this procedure ensure you have
read and understood the Rudder Check warning provided in
this document.
To estimate your hard over time follow the steps below:
1. On SmartPilot and SPX systems, adjust your Rudder Gain
setting to the maximum value, making a note of the original
value. The Rudder Gain setting can be accessed from the
Drive Setting menu: Menu > Set-up > Autopilot Calibration
> Drive Settings > Rudder Gain.
2. With the autopilot in Standby, manually turn the rudder /
engine full to port. (For vessels with power steering the
engine should be running when turning the rudder.)
3. Engage Auto mode.
4. Press the +10 and +1 buttons at the same time (p70) or
use the Rotary (p70R) to alter your locked heading by 90
degrees, use a stop watch to time the movement of the
rudder / engine.
5. Estimate how long it would take to move the rudder from full
port to full starboard. This estimate is your Hard Over Time.
6. Enter this estimate as your Hard Over Time. The Hard Over
time setting can be accessed from the Drive Settings menu:
Menu > Set-up > Autopilot Calibration > Drive Settings >
Hard Over Time.
7. On SmartPilot and SPX systems change your Rudder Gain
back to its original value.
8. After setting your Hard Over Time, observe your autopilot’s
behavior and if required, make small adjustments to the Hard
Over Time value until a satisfactory result it achieved.
• Swing compass
• Align compass to GPS
• Align compass manually
• Auto Learn.
You can access the Sea trial wizard at any time from the
Commissioning menu: Menu > Set-up > Autopilot calibration
> Commissioning.
Note: Sailing vessels should perform the sea trial under
engine power.
Note: The Sea trial wizard can be cancelled at any time by
pressing the Standby button.
Warning: Seatrial calibration
Ensure you have sufficient sea room for calibration.
The seatrial calibration maneuvers require a clear,
familiar area of water. Ensure you are not likely to
collide with any vessel or other obstruction during
calibration.
Warning: Maintain sensible speeds
The autopilot may make unexpected turns.
Warning: Rudder check
Compass swing
If no rudder reference has been fitted you MUST
ensure that adequate provision is made to prevent
the steering mechanism from impacting the end
stops.
You will need to turn your vessel in slow circles while the system
automatically makes adjustments to account for compass
deviation. Each 360-degree circle should take no less than two
minutes, and you should complete at least two circles.
1. Start moving vessel in slow even circles, then press START.
2. Keep speed to below 2 knots. Watch the display to ensure
your turn rate is not too fast. If the message ‘Slow Down’ is
displayed reduce your rate of turn, this can be achieved by
slowing down and / or steering in a wider circle.
If a 'Slow Down' message is displayed the current circle will
have to be repeated.
3. When the compass has been calibrated, a message will be
displayed showing the detected deviation. If this is more than
15 degrees you will need to abort the calibration process
and resite the compass further away from metal items, then
repeat the calibration process. If you still find a deviation
of more than 15 degrees, contact your Raymarine dealer
for advice. If the deviation is within acceptable limits, press
CONTINUE.
You can cancel Seatrial calibration at any time by pressing
STANDBY.
Aligning compass to GPS
Note: Systems without a GPS will skip this section and go
straight to Manual compass alignment.
If your system has a GPS connected to your data network
(SeaTalk, SeaTalkng or NMEA), the autopilot is tuned to the GPS
heading while you steer to a known magnetic heading. This
step provides a rough alignment and minimizes the amount of
compass fine tuning required.
1. Steer the vessel on a steady course with minimal tide,
increase speed to more than 3 knots and press START to
align the compass to GPS.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions until the process completes,
press the CONTINUE button when it is available to begin
autolearn.
You can cancel Seatrial calibration at any time by pressing
STANDBY.
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8.10 Checking autopilot operation
Aligning compass manually
Where no GPS is present manual alignment of the compass
is required.
1. Continue to steer on a steady course and use the Use +1 and
-1 buttons, or the ROTARY controller to adjust the heading
displayed until it matches the vessel’s compass reading.
2. When complete press CONTINUE to begin Autolearn.
Auto Learn
You must have significant clear water in front of the vessel to
accommodate a series of maneuvers, which include sudden,
sharp turns. There should be a clear area at least 100m wide
and 500m ahead.
After completing calibration, check the basic autopilot operation,
as follows:
1. Steer onto a compass heading and hold a steady course
at normal cruising speed. If necessary, steer the vessel
manually for a short time to check how the vessel steers.
2. Ensure it is safe to engage the autopilot, then press AUTO to
lock onto the current heading. The autopilot should hold a
constant heading in calm sea conditions.
3. Use -1, +1, -10 and +10 or the ROTARY controller, to see
how the SmartPilot alters the course to port and starboard.
4. Press STANDBY to return to manual steering.
Checking rudder gain
To determine whether the rudder gain is set correctly, carry out
the following test:
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Caution: Autolearn
Please ensure sufficient free space ahead.
(Minimum 100x500m long & significantly more for a
high speed vessel.
Performing Auto learn
Auto learn is available from the Sea trial wizard, or from the
Commissioning menu.
Maintain a normal cruising speed (at least 3 kts) throughout the
auto learn process.
1. Ensure there is sufficient free water in front of the vessel and
select continue.
A warning message is displayed.
2. Select Continue or press the Ok button.
A warning message will be displayed letting you know that
the vessel will zigzag and make Sudden SHARP TURNS.
3. Remove your hands from the wheel and press Auto to begin.
During this procedure the autopilot will progress through the
required steps.
4. If ‘PASS’ is displayed then select Continue or press the Ok
button to return to manual helm control.
The autopilot will by placed in Standby mode. You have
successfully completed the commissioning process for your
SmartPilot system.
5. If ‘FAIL’ is displayed after completion of the Auto learn
process then select Continue or press the Ok button.
The Auto learn retry message is displayed.
6. You can retry the Auto learn process by selecting Yes or to
cancel select No.
Note: The Sea trial wizard can be cancelled at any time by
pressing the Standby button.
Caution: System changes
Any additional changes you make to your system
settings may require you to repeat the calibration
process.
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Item
Description
1.
Rudder gain too low
2.
Rudder gain too High
3.
Correct rudder gain
1. Ensure you have set the autopilot response to level 5.
2. Drive your vessel at a typical cruising speed in clear water.
It is easier to recognize the steering response in calm
sea conditions where wave action does not mask steering
performance.
3. Press AUTO to enter Auto mode, then alter course by 40°:
• This course change should result in a crisp turn followed
by an overshoot of no more than 5°, If the rudder gain is
adjusted correctly.
• If the course change causes a distinct overshoot (more
than 5°) and/or there is a distinct ‘S’ in the course the
rudder gain is too high.
• If the vessel’s performance is sluggish and it takes a long
time to make the 40° turn, with no overshoot the rudder
gain is too low.
If necessary, adjust the rudder gain.
Checking counter rudder
Counter rudder is the amount of rudder your autopilot applies
to try to prevent your vessel from veering off course. Higher
counter rudder settings result in more rudder being applied.
To check the counter rudder setting:
1. Ensure you have set the autopilot response to level 5.
2. Drive your vessel at a typical cruising speed in clear water.
3. Press AUTO to switch the autopilot to Auto mode, then make
a 90° course change:
• When rudder gain and counter rudder are both set
correctly, the vessel performs a smooth continuous turn
with minimal overshoot.
• If the counter rudder is too low, the vessel will still
overshoot.
• If counter rudder is too high, the vessel will ‘fight’ the turn
and make a series of short, sharp turns. This results in a
very ‘mechanical’ feel as the vessel changes course.
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If necessary, adjust the counter rudder.
4. If necessary, adjust the counter rudder setting.
Counter Rudder is available from the Drive Settings menu:
Menu > Set-up > Autopilot Calibration > Drive Settings >
Counter Rudder.
Rudder Damping
If the autopilot is ‘hunting’ (i.e. continuously moving the steering
backwards and forwards by small amounts) when trying to
position the rudder, the rudder damping setting will require
adjustment to minimize this.
Increasing the rudder damping value reduces hunting. The
rudder damping value should be increased 1 level at a time
until the autopilot stops hunting. Always ensure the lowest
acceptable value is used.
If required the Rudder Damping setting can be adjusted from the
Drive Settings menu: Menu > Set-up > Autopilot Calibration >
Drive Settings > Rudder Damping.
AutoTrim settings
AutoTrim determines how quickly the autopilot applies ‘standing
helm’ to correct for trim changes, caused, for example, by
changes in the wind load on the superstructure, or an imbalance
of engines. Increasing the AutoTrim level reduces the time the
autopilot takes to return to the correct course, but makes the
vessel less stable. If the autopilot:
• Gives unstable course keeping and the vessel ‘snakes’ around
the desired course, decrease the AutoTrim level.
• Hangs off course for excessive periods of time, increase the
AutoTrim level.
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Chapter 9: Pilot modes
Chapter contents
•
9.1 Standby on page 54
•
9.2 Auto on page 54
•
9.3 Mode menu on page 55
•
9.4 Patterns on page 55
•
9.5 Track mode on page 56
•
9.6 Wind vane mode (Sailing boats only) on page 58
•
9.7 Power steer on page 60
•
9.8 Jog steer (tiller pilots only) on page 60
•
9.9 Shortcut key on page 61
Pilot modes
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9.1 Standby
In Standby you have manual control of the helm and the display
shows the vessel’s current compass heading.
You can disengage from Auto or any autopilot mode at any time
by pressing the STANDBY button.
9.2 Auto
Caution: Maintain a permanent
watch
Automatic course control makes it easier to steer
your vessel, but it is NOT a substitute for good
seamanship. ALWAYS maintain a permanent
watch by the helm.
Steering automatically to a heading
You can use your autopilot system to steer automatically towards
a heading.
1. Steady the vessel on the required heading.
2. Press AUTO.
The autopilot is now in AUTO mode and will steer to the
chosen heading, shown on the display.
3. You can return to manual steering at any time by pressing
STANDBY.
Changing course in auto mode
To change course whilst in AUTO mode:
1. Use the –1 and –10 button, or turn the rotary controller
anticlockwise to change the vessel's course to port.
Pressing –1 button will increment the course to port by 1º
and –10 will increment by 10º.
Turning the rotary controller 1 click anticlockwise will
increment the course to port by 1º .
2. Use the +1 and +10 buttons, or turn the rotary controller
clockwise to change the vessel's course to starboard.
Pressing +1 button will increment the course to starboard by
1º and +10 will increment by 10º.
Turning the rotary controller 1 click clockwise will increment
the course to Starboard by 1º .
e.g. pressing the -1 button four times, or turning the rotary 4
clicks anticlockwise will result in a 4° course change to port.
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9.3 Mode menu
9.4 Patterns
Pilot modes are accessed from the Mode menu. The available
modes are determined by the autopilot system and the selected
vessel hull type.
A number of pre-set fishing patterns are available which can
be used with their default settings or adjusted to your own
preference.
The modes available are shown below.
The following patterns are available:
Evolution
SPX SmartPilot
Pattern
Adjustment
Pattern
Power vessel
Motor and Fishing
vessels
Circle
Direction
Track
all
all
Wind vane
Sailing vessel only
Sailing vessel only
*Power Steer
p70R and joystick only
p70R and joystick only
Icon
Radius
Zig Zag
Direction
Angle
Length
Note:
Cloverleaf
• * Power steer mode is only available on vessels fitted with a
rudder reference transducer.
• ** Wind vane mode is only available if there is a connect
source of wind data.
The mode menu also provides a shortcut key option that enables
a mode to be assigned to the Left Soft button (The default
option is Track).
Direction
Radius
Spiral
Direction
Radius
Increment
Circle against
Direction
Radius
Distance
Figure 8
Direction
Radius
Pattern search
Direction
Width
Height
Width increment
Height increment
180 turn
Direction
Radius
Box search
Direction
Width
Height
Using a fishing pattern
In order to use a fishing pattern:
1. Press the RIGHT SOFT button to open the menu.
2. Using the UP and DOWN buttons highlight Mode and press
SELECT.
3. Using the UP and DOWN buttons highlight Pattern and
press SELECT.
4. Using the UP and DOWN buttons highlight the fishing pattern
you wish you use and press SELECT.
5. The pattern settings screen shall be displayed, showing the
parameters currently set for the selected pattern. If you want
to change any of the parameters:
i. Select the parameter you want to change, then press
EDIT.
ii. Use the UP and DOWN buttons to set the value you want,
then press SAVE to save the setting and return to the
Pattern settings screen.
iii. Repeat steps i and ii as necessary, for the other
parameters.
6. When all parameters are set as required, and with the pattern
settings screen displayed, press AUTO. The autopilot then
steers the boat over the fishing pattern you selected.
To return to manual steering at any time, press STANDBY.
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The 2 most commonly used fishing patterns are available from
the Mode menu as Pattern 1 and Pattern 2, you may select
and then complete steps 5 and 6 above to quickly use your
favorite patterns.
9.5 Track mode
You can use track mode to automatically steer your vessel.
In Track mode, the autopilot automatically steers your vessel to
a target waypoint or along a route plotted on your multifunction
display. It makes any course changes necessary to keep your
vessel on course, automatically compensating for tidal streams
and leeway.
Track mode is available only if you have connected the autopilot
to a suitable multifunction display with autopilot control enabled.
1
2
2
3
D12111-2
Item
Description
1
Current goto / waypoint
2
Subsequent waypoints in a route
3
Final waypoint in route
Using track mode
Start with your connected chartplotter following a route.
From the menu:
1. Select Mode.
2. Select Track.
The display will show the bearing to the next planned
waypoint, and the direction in which the vessel will turn onto
the track line.
3. If it is safe for the vessel to turn onto the new course, select
Track.
The autopilot turns your vessel onto the new course with the
display showing the heading required for the correct track.
Note: If the vessel is more than 0.3 nm from the track, the
Large Cross Track Error warning will sound.
Waypoint arrival circle
The Waypoint Arrival Circle is a boundary line placed around
the actual waypoint which, when reached triggers the waypoint
arrival alarm. As the alarm is triggered by the waypoint arrival
circle and not the waypoint your vessel may still be some
distance from the actual waypoint when the alarm sounds. The
size of the waypoint arrival circle can be customized, if the arrival
circle is changed so that the radius is 0.3 nm or greater from the
waypoint this can result in a cross track error alarm.
Waypoint arrival circle
1
3
5
2
4
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Item
Description
1
Next waypoint
2
Bearing to next waypoint
3
Track line
4
Cross track error
5
Waypoint arrival circle
1
4
3
Waypoint arrival
2
As the boat arrives at the target waypoint arrival circle the
multifunction display will select the next target waypoint and
transmit this to the autopilot. A Waypoint Advance warning is
displayed that will identify the bearing to the next waypoint and
the direction the boat will turn to acquire the new track.
5
Arriving at a waypoint and waypoint advance
D12115-2
1
4
2
5
3
Item
Description
1
Next waypoint
2
Track — Track to next waypoint
3
Track line
4
Standby (manual control)
5
Auto or Cancel maintain current locked heading
6
D12112-2
Note: If you do not press Track to accept the Waypoint
Advance, the autopilot will maintain the current heading and
continue sounding the warning.
Item
Description
1
Target waypoint
2
Next waypoint
Cross track error
3
Waypoint arrival circle
Cross track error (XTE) is the distance between the current
position and a planned track line.
4
Next target waypoint
5
Next waypoint arrival circle
6
Previous waypoint
There are a number of reasons why you may have a cross track
error (XTE), for example:
• Pressing the track button at a position some distance from
the route.
Waypoint advance warning
• Course change to avoid an obstacle.
The autopilot activates the Waypoint Advance warning in track
mode whenever the target waypoint name changes. This occurs
when:
• Waypoint arrival under certain conditions.
• you select automatic acquisition by pressing Track from Auto.
• you request waypoint advance by pressing Track for 1 second
in track mode (with SeaTalk navigators only).
If the cross track error is greater than 0.3 nm, the SmartPilot will
sound the Large Cross Track Error warning and show whether
you are to the port (Pt) or starboard (Stb) of the planned track.
Example 1
2
• the boat arrives at the target and the navigator accepts the
next waypoint.
• you activate the Man Overboard (MOB) function.
When the warning sounds, the autopilot continues on its current
heading but displays:
1
• the bearing to the next waypoint.
3
• the direction the boat will turn to take up that bearing.
Arriving at a waypoint
As you approach each waypoint, an alarm sounds and a warning
is displayed:
When the waypoint arrival warning is displayed:
1. Check that it is safe to turn onto the new heading.
2. If it is NOT safe or you do not want to advance to the next
waypoint you can:
i. Select CANCEL or Auto to remain on the same heading,
or
ii. Select Standby to return to manual steering.
3. If it is safe select TRACK to accept the new heading and
proceed to the next waypoint.
Pilot modes
D12113-2
Example 1 shows the course correction which will be a turn away
from the actual waypoint in order to reacquire the track line.
Item
Description
1.
Cross track error
2.
Target waypoint
3.
Track line
Note: The cross track error alarm will continue to display and
sound until it is reduced to less than 0.3Nm.
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Caution: Cross track error
correction
9.6 Wind vane mode (Sailing boats
only)
When returning to TRACK mode the autopilot will
correct the XTE in order to keep to the defined
track leg. The direction of turn may not coincide
with the bearing to waypoint and may be different
from that expected.
When the autopilot is in Wind Vane mode it uses the wind angle
as the primary heading reference. As changes in the true or
apparent wind angle occur, it adjusts the locked heading to
maintain the original wind angle.
2
1
Route completion
The autopilot displays the Route Complete warning when you
have reached the last waypoint on a route.
3
4
Note: The ‘Route Complete’ alarm only sounds and displays
in conjunction with a multifunction display.
5
Leaving track mode
To leave Track mode:
1. Press AUTO to return to Auto mode (autopilot control), or.
2. Press STANDBY to return to Standby mode (manual
steering).
D12116-2
Item
Description
1
Wind direction
2
Wind shift
3
New wind direction
4
Relative wind angle
5
Vessel turns to maintain same relative wind
angle
You can only select Wind Vane mode if the autopilot is receiving
suitable SeaTalk, SeaTalkng, or NMEA 2000 wind direction data.
Autopilots can maintain a course relative to either an apparent
or true wind angle in Wind Vane mode. The default setting is
Apparent wind. If required, you can change this to True wind
in the Sail Boat Settings menu: Menu > Set-up > Autopilot
Calibration > Sail Boat Settings > Wind Type.
Using wind vane mode
You can select Wind vane mode from either STANDBY or
AUTO mode:
1. Steady the vessel onto the required wind angle.
2. Select Wind vane mode:
i. Wind vane mode can be selected by pressing the Auto
and Standby buttons together, or
ii. selecting Wind vane mode from the modes menu: Menu
> Mode > Wind vane.
This will enable Wind vane mode and lock the current wind
angle. The display shows the locked heading (e.g. 128°)
and the wind angle (e.g. WIND 145P indicates a wind angle
of 145° to port).
3. The autopilot will then adjust the vessel’s heading to maintain
the locked wind angle.
Adjusting the locked wind angle
1. You can adjust the locked wind angle by using the -1, +1,
-10 and +10 buttons, or the ROTARY controller to change
course. For example, to bear away by 10° when the boat
is on a starboard tack:
i. press -10 to turn the boat 10° to port – the locked wind
angle and locked heading will both change by 10°.
ii. the autopilot will then adjust the locked heading as
required to maintain the new wind angle.
Note: Because turning the vessel affects the relationship
between the true and apparent wind angles, you should only
use this method to make minor adjustments to the wind angle.
For major changes, return to STANDBY mode, steer onto the
new heading, then reselect Wind Vane mode. Refer to the
p70 pilot controller installation instruction for the procedure for
changing the wind reference between True and Apparent.
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Leaving wind vane mode
To leave wind vane mode:
1. Press AUTO to return to Auto mode (autopilot control), or.
2. Press STANDBY to return to Standby mode (manual
steering).
When you AutoTack in wind vane mode, the boat turns through
the AutoTack angle. The autopilot will then trim the heading to
mirror the locked wind angle from the previous tack.
Operating hints for wind vane mode
• Always trim your sails carefully to minimize the amount of
standing helm.
Wind trim
In Wind Vane mode the autopilot uses Wind Trim to eliminate
the effects of turbulence and short term wind variations. This
provides smooth and precise performance with minimal power
consumption. You can adjust the wind response (Wind Trim)
level in Sail boat settings menu Main menu > Set up >
Autopilot calibration > Sailboat settings to control how quickly
the autopilot responds to changes in the wind direction. Higher
wind trim settings will result in a pilot that is more responsive
to wind changes.
Wind shift warning
If the autopilot detects a wind shift of more than 15° it will sound
the wind shift warning and display the WIND SHIFT message.
Responding to the wind shift warning
1. To cancel the warning, and retain the existing wind angle
and heading, press Cancel.
2. Alternatively, to cancel the warning and return to the previous
heading:
i. adjust the locked wind angle using the -1, +1, -10 and
+10 buttons or the Rotary controller.
ii. press Standby to return to manual steering, steer onto
the required heading, and press Cancel to return to Wind
Vane mode with the new wind angle.
Using AutoTack in wind vane mode
The autopilot has a built in automatic tack facility (AutoTack) that
turns your vessel "relative" to the wind angle you're currently on,
and it tacks the vessel to put you on the opposite relative wind
angle.
• Reef the headsail and mainsail a little early rather than too late.
• In Wind Vane mode the autopilot will react to long-term wind
shifts, but will not correct for short-term changes such as
gusts.
• In gusty and unsteady inshore conditions, it is best to sail
a few degrees further off the wind so that changes in wind
direction can be tolerated.
• Avoid using Auto Tack in conditions where the wind may shift
suddenly.
Caution: Allow time
Allow time for course changes
Caution: Major course changes
When making major course changes, the trim on
the boat may change substantially. Due to this, the
autopilot may take some time to settle accurately
onto the new course.
Accidental gybes
The gybe inhibit feature stops the vessel from turning away from
the wind if you accidently AutoTack in the wrong direction.
Note: For the gybe inhibit feature to work, the autopilot needs
suitable wind data.
With gybe inhibit set to Prevent Gybe:
• you will be able to perform an AutoTack through the wind.
• the autopilot will prevent the boat from performing an AutoTack
away from the wind.
1
With gybe inhibit set to Allow Gybe:
• you can perform an AutoTack through or away from the wind.
2
Note: Gybe inhibit feature can be changed from the Sail Boat
Settings menu: Menu > Set-up > Autopilot Calibration >
Sail Boat Settings > Gybe Inhibit .
3
4
D12117-2
Item
Description
1
Starting position
2
Tack
3
Wind direction
4
Final position
AutoTack is always relative to wind angle and is not adjustable.
In Wind Vane mode:
1. Using a p70:
i. Press the -1 and -10 buttons at the same time to Tack
to port.
ii. Press the +1 and +10 buttons at the same time to Tack
to starboard.
2. Using a p70R or a p70:
i. Select Tack Port from the main menu to Tack to port.
ii. Select Tack Starboard from the main menu to Tack to
Starboard.
3.
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9.7 Power steer
9.8 Jog steer (tiller pilots only)
Power steer mode enables you to use the rotary controller of
the p70r or a connected joystick to directly steer the vessel on
manual heading.
If you have a tiller drive installed on a SeaTalk network, your
vessel you can use the pilot controller to operate the ram in Jog
steer mode.
Power steer has 2 options:
Jog steer mode enables you to use the pilot controllers –1, +1,
–10, +10 buttons, or the ROTARY controller to move the ram in
and out to aid connecting and disconnecting the ram.
• Proportional
— The rudder will behave in proportion to the movement of
the rotary control or joystick.
• Bang Bang (Joystick only)
— The rudder will move, and stay in the direction the joystick
is moved.
Engaging power steer mode
To engage Power steer mode:
1. Go to the Mode menu found in Main menu > Mode.
2. Highlight Power steer and press SELECT.
Note: Jog Steer can only be used whilst your vessel is in
STANDBY.
Using jog steer (tiller drives only)
1. Ensure your vessel pilot is in STANDBY mode.
2. Use the –1 and –10 buttons, or turn the rotary controller
anticlockwise to retract the ram.
3. Use the +1 and +10 buttons, or turn the rotary controller
clockwise to extend the ram.
You can change the type of steering at any time i.e. Proportional
or Bang Bang by going to the Power steer settings in the Drive
settings menu: Main menu > Set up > Auto pilot calibration
> Drive settings > Power steer.
Note: In order to use Bang Bang mode a connected joystick
is required, the p70r rotary will only perform in Proportional
mode.
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9.9 Shortcut key
When in pilot view you can assign pilot modes to the LEFT
SOFT button as a shortcut depending on which vessel type
has been set up.
The following pilot modes can be assigned as shortcuts:
• Track (default) — All vessels
• Pattern — Power and fishing vessels
• Power steer — All vessels (Rotary only)
• Wind vane — Sailing vessels
Assigning the shortcut key
In order to assign a pilot mode as a shortcut mapped to the
LEFT SOFT button follow the steps below:
1. Navigate to the Shortcut menu: Menu > Mode > Shortcut.
2. Select the required pilot mode.
3. Press SAVE.
Pilot modes
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Chapter 10: Pilot views
Chapter contents
•
10.1 Available pilot views on page 64
•
10.2 Graphical view on page 64
•
10.3 Large view on page 65
•
10.4 Standard view on page 65
•
10.5 Multiple view on page 66
•
10.6 2D View on page 66
•
10.7 Setting the pilot view on page 67
•
10.8 Setting up data boxes on page 67
Pilot views
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10.1 Available pilot views
10.2 Graphical view
Pilot views are used to display course and system data on the
pilot controller’s display screen.
The Graphical displays a partial compass
The Available Pilot views are:
1
• Graphical
30
2
• Large (default)
20
30
330
304 o
6
Hdg
8
20
Wind:30oS
W
• Multiple
• 2D View
10
3
300
4
• Standard
10
Wind Vane
5
N
7
Mag
Track
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1
Rudder position
2
Pilot Mode
3
• Locked wind angle — Wind Vane
• Pattern symbol — Pattern
• Power Steer symbol — Power Steer
4
Partial compass
5
Wind direction indicator
6
• Current heading — Standby and Power Steer
• Locked heading — Auto, Wind Vane and Pattern
7
Heading
• Magnetic
• True
The type of heading is determined by the language
selection during the start up wizard.
8
Shortcut key — Left Soft button
• Track (default)
• Pattern
• Wind Vane
Initiating Track when the Pilot View is set to Graphical will
display the rolling road view.
1
30
20
2
10
3
10
Track
5
DTW: 6 nm
LH: 051oM
20
30
Waypoint 7
TTG: 1h02m
XTE: 0.13nm
4
6
7
Track
D13025-1
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1
DTW — Distance To Waypoint
2
Destination waypoint
3
TTG — Time To Go
4
Destination waypoint name
5
Locked Heading
6
XTE — Cross Track Error
7
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10.3 Large view
10.4 Standard view
The Large view has been optimized to provide the largest
possible sized text for heading data.
The Standard view provides large sized heading data combined
with data boxes which provide further information.
1
1
30
30
2
4
6
20
10
10
Auto
335
20
2
30
Hdg 304o
o
Mag
3
20
6
Track
10
335
4
5
10
Pattern
20
30
o
Mag
TWS(Kts)
Depth(ft)
SOG(Kts)
15
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23
3
5
Track
D13023-1
1
Rudder position
2
Pilot Mode
3
• Current Heading — Auto
• Destination waypoint name — Track
7
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1
Rudder position
2
Pilot Mode
3
• Current Heading — Auto
• Locked wind angle — Wind Vane
• Destination waypoint name — Track
• Pattern symbol — Pattern
• Locked wind angle — Wind Vane
• Power Steer symbol — Power Steer
4
• Current Heading — Standby and Power Steer
5
• Pattern symbol — Pattern
Heading
• Power Steer symbol — Power Steer
4
• Current Heading — Standby and Power Steer
Heading
• Locked Heading — Auto, Track, Wind Vane and
Pattern
• Magnetic
5
• True
6
Heading
• Locked Heading — Auto, Track, Wind Vane and
Pattern
Heading
• Magnetic
The type of heading is determined by the language
selection during the start up wizard.
• True
Shortcut key — Left Soft button
The type of heading is determined by the language
selection during the start up wizard.
• Track (default)
6
• Pattern
Shortcut key — Left Soft button
• Track (default)
• Wind Vane
• Pattern
• Wind Vane
7
Data Boxes x 3
• TWS (default)
• Depth (default)
• SOG (default)
Pilot views
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10.5 Multiple view
10.6 2D View
The Multiple view includes multiple data boxes for displaying
information.
The 2D view includes a full compass dial and data boxes for
displaying information.
1
30
2
20
10
5
10
20
30
LH:304oM
Auto
TWS(Kts)
4
1
Depth(ft)
DTW(nm)
XTE(nm)
30
3
Heading(M)
20
3
4
10
10
5
20
30
Track
Waypoint 17
TWS(Kts)
SOG(Kts)
15 62 21
01 --- 304o
2
4
Depth(ft)
050oMS
73
8
E
N
18
6
7
W
SOG(Kts)
22
Track
9
Track
4
10
11
D13024-1
D13021-1
1
Rudder position
1
Pilot Mode
2
Pilot Mode
2
• Current Heading — Auto
3
• Current Heading — Auto
• Destination waypoint name — Track
• Destination waypoint name — Track
• Locked wind angle — Wind Vane
• Locked wind angle — Wind Vane
• Pattern symbol — Pattern
• Pattern symbol — Pattern
• Power Steer symbol — Power Steer
4
5
• Power Steer symbol — Power Steer
3
Rudder position
Data Boxes x 6
4
Full compass
• TWS (default)
5
Destination waypoint
• Depth (default)
6
Wind direction indicator
• SOG (default)
7
Vessel position
• DTW (default)
8
Data Boxes x 3
• XTE (default)
• TWS (default)
• Heading (default)
• Depth (default)
Shortcut key — Left Soft button
• SOG (default)
• Track (default)
9
Shortcut key — Left Soft button
• Pattern
• Track (default)
• Wind Vane
• Pattern
• Wind Vane
10
Track line
11
• Current heading — Standby and Power Steer
• Locked heading — Auto, Wind Vane, Track and
Pattern
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10.7 Setting the pilot view
10.8 Setting up data boxes
To set the pilot view to your desired layout:
1. Go to the Pilot view menu: Main menu > Pilot view.
2. Highlight and select View type.
3. Highlight the required view:
The Standard, Multiple and 2D Pilot views include data boxes
which you can customize to display different data.
• Graphical
• Large
• Standard
• Multiple
• 2D
4. Press SELECT to save the view as default.
With your chosen Pilot view displayed:
1. Select Menu.
2. Select Pilot View.
3. Select Data Boxes.
4. Select the Data box that you want to change the data for.
A list of available data is displayed.
5. Select the relevant data type from the list.
Data boxes
The following data types are available which can be displayed
in the data boxes:
Depth
XTE
Cross track error
DTW
Distance to waypoint
BTW
Bearing to waypoint
AWA
Apparent wind angle
AWS
Apparent wind speed
TWS
True wind speed
TWA
True wind angle
COG
Course over ground
SOG
Speed over ground
Speed
Log
Trip
Sea temperature
Time
Date
Rate of turn
Heading
Pilot views
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Chapter 11: Pilot controller alarms
Chapter contents
•
11.1 Alarms on page 70
Pilot controller alarms
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11.1 Alarms
Alarm name
Alarms are used to alert you to a situation or hazard requiring
your attention.
Large Cross
Track Error
Alarm type
Some examples of alarms are:
• Anchor alarm — Used when anchored, this alerts you to
a change in depth which could mean that the chain length
requires adjusting.
• Depth and speed alarms — These alarms alert you when your
depth or speed moves outside of specified limits, for example
a minimum depth.
• MOB (Man Overboard) alarm — Received from an MOB
system.
When an alarm occurs, a message is displayed and an audible
alarm may sound.
Loss of
Waypoint data
AIS te xt
Description
Action
Indicates cross
track error (XTE)
is greater than
0.3nm Initiated
during Track
mode or on entry
to Track mode
from any other
mode.
• Steer back
manually and
enter track
again.
Indicates the
source (e.g.
chartplotter) of
the waypoint
data has been
lost
• Pilot drops
out of track
mode and
into auto
mode and
continues on
last locked
heading.
• Check
autopilot
settings.
• Reset XTE
on the
multifunction
display.
•
Wind Shift
D12080-1
You can either:
• Silence the alarm, or
• Silence the alarm and edit the alarm settings.
Note: With the exception of the Alarm clock, Speed and Sea
temperature; SeaTalk systems will only be able to switch
alarms on and off, SeaTalkng systems will also be able to
adjust settings.
Calibration
required
Off Course
Route
Complete
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Description
Action
Indicates a
pilot that has
not been fully
calibrated.
Initiated in
Standby mode,
for a few
seconds after
initial power-up.
Dockside
and Seatrial
calibration
needs to be
undertaken.
Indicates Vessel
is off course
by more than
the pre defined
alarm limit.
Initiated from
Auto, Track &
Wind modes.
• Change pilot
mode
Flagged by
chart plotter /
navigator when
the last waypoint
in a route has
been reached.
• Change pilot
mode
• Change
course
• Correct
course
• Reduction
of change in
wind angle.
Appears when
the user has
taken back
control of the
steering whilst
in an engaged
mode (Auto,
Track, etc) using
the fly-by-wire
steering wheel.
• Pilot drops to
standby and
alarm times
out after 10
seconds.
Drive stopped
Safety Alarm
Indicates a
rudder stall
condition has
persisted or that
the power has
been removed
from the drive
unit. Initiated in
Auto, Track &
Wind modes.
• Check output
from SPX,
drive unit and
connections.
The course
computer
has lost
communications
with the Pilot
controller,
this alarm is
generated by
the course
computer.
• Check
connections
for short or
open circuit.
• Change pilot
mode
• Self
cancelling
• Change
course.
Safety Alarm
Most alarms are generated locally using specified thresholds.
They are also transmitted to the SeaTalk and SeaTalkng networks
for display at other compatible devices.
Alarm type
• Change pilot
mode.
Auto release
Alarm settings
Alarm name
Indicates
apparent wind
angle has
changed by
more than
15 degrees.
Initiated from
Wind vane mode
only.
No Control
Head
Safety Alarm
• Pilot drops to
standby and
alarm times
out after 10
seconds.
• Check
system for
device fault.
• Pilot drops to
standby and
alarm times
out after 10
seconds.
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Alarm name
Alarm type
Description
Action
Alarm name
Alarm type
Description
Action
SeaTalk fail
Safety Alarm
Total
SeaTalk data
transmission
problem.
• Check
connections
for short or
open circuit.
AutoLearn
fail 2 (Manual
intervention)
Safety Alarm
Manual
intervention
during autolearn
• Restart
AutoLearn.
AutoLearn fail
3 (Compass or
drive error)
Safety Alarm
Investigate
compass or
drive fault
• Restart
AutoLearn.
AutoLearn fail
4
Safety Alarm
AutoLearn has
failed due to
compass or
drive error.
• Restart
AutoLearn.
AutoLearn fail
5
Safety Alarm
AutoLearn has
failed due to
motor going into
current limit.
• Restart
AutoLearn.
AutoLearn fail
6
Safety Alarm
AutoLearn has
failed as boat
went into spin
i.e. motor did
not drive the
rudder back to
opposite side.
• Restart
AutoLearn.
Turn rate too
high
Safety Alarm
Indicates an
excessive rate
of turn whilst
linearizing
the fluxgate
compass.
Initiated in
Calibration
mode.
• Reduce rate
of turn.
Power & Motor
Cables are
swapped
Safety Alarm
If the motor
pair and the
power pair are
swapped.
• Swap motor
and power
wires at
the course
computer
Low battery
Alarm
Will appear
when Battery
goes below
threshold set.
10 V (default)
• Check
batteries or
power supply
• Check
system for
device fault.
• Pilot drops to
standby and
alarm times
out after 10
seconds.
EEPROM
corruption
No Pilot
No Compass
Rate Gyro fault
Current Limit
Safety Alarm
Safety Alarm
Safety Alarm
Safety Alarm
Safety Alarm
A corruption
of critical
configuration
data has
occurred.
• Pilot drops to
standby and
alarm times
out after 10
seconds.
The Pilot
controller
has lost
communications
with the course
computer;
this alarm
is generated
by the Pilot
controller.
• Check
Seatalk or
Seatalkng
bus wiring
between SPX
and Pilot
controller.
Compass is not
connected.
• Check
connections
and compass
transducer.
The gyro sensor
has failed.
Drive overload
current
exceeded.
• Check that
the course
computer is
powered up.
• Internal
Gyro failure,
investigate
fault and
Consult a
Raymarine
Service
Agent.
• Check drive
unit and
connections
for stall or
short circuit
wiring
• Press cancel.
No Navigation
data
Alarm
• Pilot drops to
standby and
alarm times
out after 10
seconds.
Rudder
reference unit
failure
AutoLearn fail
1 (not carried
out)
Pilot controller alarms
Safety Alarm
Safety Alarm
Rudder
Reference
connection has
been lost, or
exceeded it's
limits.
Rudder
reference
transducer has
failed while in
auto. Angle
is more than
50 degrees or
connection to
rudder reference
is lost
• Pilot drops to
standby and
alarm times
out after 10
seconds.
Autolearn has
not been carried
out
• Restart
AutoLearn.
• Will silence
if current
goes above
threshold.
Indicates
absence of one
of the following
primary control
data items:
• Compass –
Auto, Track &
Wind modes.
• XTE – Track
mode.
• Check the
correct
navigation
data is
available for
the mode
selected.
• Check the
data source.
• Wind angle
– Wind vane
mode.
Pilot start up
Alarm
Will display
start up for
20 seconds
everytime the
pilot is powered
up
• Self
cancelling.
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Alarm name
Alarm type
Description
Action
Waypoint
advance
Alarm
Indicates
change in
waypoint name
or ID and
direction to turn
to new waypoint.
Initiated in Track
mode.
• Change pilot
mode.
SmartPilot is
in Wind Vane
Mode but has
not received
Wind Angle data
for 30 seconds.
• Check
wind data
source and
connections.
No Wind data
Alarm
• Accept new
waypoint
route.
• Pilot drops
out of wind
vane mode
and reverts to
auto mode.
• Change pilot
mode
No speed data
Alarm
Speed data has
stopped .
• Check
Seatalk
connections
for short or
open circuit.
• Check
system for
Seatalk
device fault.
SeaTalk 1 fail
Alarm
SeaTalk channel
1 has a
communication
problem.
• Change pilot
mode.
SeaTalk 2 fail
Alarm
SeaTalk channel
2 has a
communication
problem.
• Change pilot
mode.
Drive short
Warning
Indicates a short
circuit in the
drive unit
• Pilot will
power down
Indicates a short
circuit in the
Clutch
• Check clutch
connections
at SPX and
drive unit
Clutch short
Warning
• User to fix
short circuit
• . Check drive
unit clutch.
• User to fix
short circuit
Solenoid short
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Warning
Indicates a short
circuit in the
solenoid
• Pilot will
power down
• User to fix
short circuit
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Chapter 12: Set up menu options
Chapter contents
•
12.1 Set up menu on page 74
•
12.2 Autopilot calibration menu on page 74
•
12.3 System set-up menu on page 81
•
12.4 User preferences menu on page 82
•
12.5 Simulator on page 83
•
12.6 Factory reset on page 83
•
12.7 Diagnostics on page 84
Set up menu options
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12.1 Set up menu
12.2 Autopilot calibration menu
The set up menu provides a range of tools and settings to
configure the pilot controller.
The Autopilot Calibration menu options are determined by the
connected autopilot system.
Menu item
Description
Options
Auto Pilot calibration
Pilot commissioning /
calibration settings
SeaTalkng
Note: Not all options are available when Calibration Lock
is turned On.
• Vessel settings.
Note:
• Drive settings.
• *SPX and SeaTalk SmartPilots only.
• Sailboat settings.
• **Evolution autopilots only.
• Commissioning.
SeaTalk
• User settings.
Menu
Options
Vessel Settings
• Vessel Hull Type
• Drive Type
• Dealer settings.
• *Cruise Speed
• Seatrial calibration.
User preferences
System set up
Simulator
Factory reset
Diagnostics
• Compass Offset
Set user preferences
such as: Time & Date,
Units of measurement,
Language, Vessel
type, Vessel details,
and Variation.
User preferences
menu.
Set system grouping,
display and system
color and brightness,
Multiple data sources
and about system set
up.
System set up menu.
Enables or disables
simulator mode,
which allows you to
practice operating your
instrument display
without any data from
any other external unit.
• On
• **Power Steer
• Off
• Reverse Rudder Ref.
Delete user settings
and Restore unit to
factory default settings.
• Yes
Information About the
display and system
and key beep on / off
setting.
• Yes
• *Latitude Compass Damping
• Calibration Lock
Drive Settings
• *Rudder Gain
• *Response Level
• *Counter Rudder
• Rudder Damping
• *Auto Trim
• Auto Turn
• *Off Course Alarm
• *Turn Rate Limit
• Motor Phasing
• Rudder Limit
• No
• No
• **Rudder Offset
• Hard Over Time
Commissioning
• Dockside Wizard
• *Sea Trial Wizard
• *Motor Phasing
• *Swing Compass
• *Auto Learn
• Align Compass GPS
• *Align Compass
• Pilot Factory Reset
• **Restart Compass
• **Compass Lock
• **Debug Level
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Vessel Settings
Vessel settings are dependant on connected autopilot system and vessel drive type.
The Vessel settings menu can be accessed from: Menu > Set-up > Autopilot Calibration > Vessel Settings.
Note: When connected to a SeaTalk system the vessel settings listed below are part of the Dealer settings menu, Menu >
Set-up > Autopilot Calibration > Dealer Settings.
Note: Not all options are available when Calibration Lock is turned On.
Item
Description
Evolution autopilots
SeaTalk and SPX SmartPilot Options
Vessel type
The vessel type options will normally give
optimum performance for typical vessels of
each type. However, you may find you can
improve the performance of your vessel by
selecting an option for a different vessel type.
• Sail.
• Race sail.
• Sail (Slow turn).
• Sail cruiser.
• Sail Catamaran.
• Catamaran.
• Power.
• Workboat.
• Power (slow turn).
• RIB.
• Power (fast turn).
• Outboard speed boat.
• Inboard speed boat.
• Power cruiser 1. — Vessel speeds up
to 12 knots.
• Power cruiser 2.— Vessel speeds up
to 30 knots.
• Power cruiser 3 — Vessels speeds
greater than 30 knots.
• Sport fishing.
• Pro fishing.
Drive type
List of compatible drive types.
The list is dependant upon connected
autopilot system.
Note: The drive type option is not
available in systems comprising of an
EV-2 and an ACU-300.
• Type 1 Linear — ACU-200 and
ACU-400
• Type 2 Linear — ACU-400 only
• Type 2 Hydraulic Linear — ACU-400
only
• Type 1 linear
• Type 2 linear
• Type 3 linear
• Hydraulic pump type 1
• Hydraulic pump type 2
• Type 3 Hydraulic Linear — ACU-400
only
• Hydraulic pump type 3
• I/O Stern — ACU-200 and ACU-400
• Rotary drive type 1
• Wheel Drive — ACU-100, ACU-200
and ACU-400
• Rotary drive type 2
• Tiller — ACU-100, ACU-200 and
ACU-400
• Rotary type 2
• Rotary type 1
• CR Solenoid — auto detected —
ACU-300 only (not selectable)
• I/O stern
• Sport Drive — ACU-200 and ACU-400
• Wheel drive.
• Rotary Drive Type 1 — ACU-200 and
ACU-400
• Tiller
• Rotary Drive Type 2 — ACU-400 only
• Hydraulic Pump Type 1 (0.5L) —
ACU-100 only
• CAN
• Sport drive
• Constant running pump.
• Verado
• Hydraulic Pump Type 1 — ACU-200
and ACU-400
• Hydraulic Pump Type 2 — ACU-400
only
• Hydraulic Pump Type 3 — ACU-400
only
• Verado — ACU-200 and ACU-400
Cruise speed
Set the cruise speed to the vessel’s typical
cruising speed. If no speed data is available,
the SmartPilot system will use the cruise
speed value you set as a default.
N/A
• 0 to 99 Kts
Compass Offset
On systems without a GPS then the compass
heading must be manually aligned to the
vessels known heading.
• -10° to 10°
• -179° to 180°
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Item
Description
Evolution autopilots
SeaTalk and SPX SmartPilot Options
Latitude
Compass
Damping
If no valid latitude data is available, the
autopilot system will use this setting which
provides the necessary adaptation for higher
latitudes.
N/A
• On
Auto release
Auto release allows you to override the pilot
by taking hold of the wheel or tiller. When you
release the wheel or tiller, the pilot will return
to the last locked heading.
N/A
• Off (default)
• Enable (default)
• Disable
Note: Only available on S1, S2, or S3
course computers only with drive type set
to I/O stern.
Calibration lock
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The calibration lock is used to lock out
specific calibration settings which if changed
may require recommissioning of the autopilot
system. If your system has been dealer
installed then the lock may be turned on.
• On
• On
• Off (default)
• Off (default)
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Drive settings
Drive settings are dependant on connected autopilot system.
The Drive Settings menu can be accessed from: Menu > Set-up > Autopilot Calibration > Drive Settings.
Note: Not all options are available when Calibration Lock is turned On.
Item
Description
Options
*Rudder gain
Rudder gain is a measure of how much helm the autopilot will
apply to correct course errors.
A higher setting results in more rudder being applied. The rudder
gain setting is set automatically as part of the Auto Learn process.
• 1—9
*Counter rudder
Counter rudder is the amount of rudder the autopilot system
applies to try to prevent the vessel from yawing off course.
A higher counter rudder setting results in more rudder being
applied
• 1 — 9 Do not set to 0.
Rudder damping
On autopilot systems with a rudder reference transducer, you can
set the rudder damping to prevent autopilot ‘hunting’.
Increasing the rudder damping value reduces hunting. When
adjusting the value, increase the setting one level at a time until
the autopilot stops hunting. Always use the lowest acceptable
value.
Rudder Damping
• 1—9
If a rudder reference transducer is fitted, this screen is used to
set the limits of the rudder control just inside the mechanical
end stops, and thus avoid putting the steering system under
unnecessary load. This should be set when commissioning the
system. The limit should be set to approximately 5 degrees less
than the maximum rudder angle.
• 10º — 40º
Rudder limit
• 2 (default)
• 30º (default)
Note: If no rudder reference has been fitted you MUST
ensure that adequate provision is made to prevent the
steering mechanism from impacting the end stops.
Rudder offset
This specifies the offset from amidships (zero adjustment).
• -9° to 9°
Reverse rudder ref
This reverses the phase of the rudder reference display.
• Port
Note: This option is not available unless you have a rudder
reference transducer fitted.
• Starboard
Note: This option is not available on SeaTalk systems, so
you would need to reverse the RED and GREEN wires on the
Rudder Reference connection to the course computer.
*Auto Trim
The Auto Trim setting determines the rate at which the autopilot
system applies ‘standing helm’ to correct for trim changes caused
by varying wind loads on the sails or superstructure. The default
Auto Trim is set as part of the Auto Learn process.
If you need to change the setting, increase the Auto Trim one
level at a time and use the lowest acceptable value:
• If the autopilot system gives unstable course keeping or
excessive drive activity with a change in the heel angle,
decrease the Auto Trim level.
Setting
• Off
• On
Adjustment
• 1 — 4 1 = Slowest, 4 = Fastest
• 1 (default)
• If the autopilot system reacts slowly to a heading change due
to a change in the heel angle, increase the Auto Trim level.
• If the Auto Trim level is too high, the vessel will be less stable
and snake around the desired course.
Auto Turn
This setting defines the amount of course change when
performing an auto turn.
• 10º — 125º
• 90º (default)
Note: This option cannot be changed when connected over
SeaTalk.
Note: This option is only available on motor vessels.
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Item
Description
Options
Response level
This sets the default autopilot system response level setting. The
response level controls the relationship between course keeping
accuracy and the amount of helm / drive activity. You can make
temporary changes to response during normal operation.
Evolution
Note: On Evolution autopilots the Response level
setting is available from the main menu: Menu >
Response Level
• Performance
• Cruising
• Leisure
SeaTalk and SPX SmartPilot
• 1—9
• 5 (default)
• Level 1 — 3 Minimize the amount of pilot activity. This
conserves power, but may compromise short-term
course-keeping accuracy.
• Level 4 — 6 Should give good course keeping with crisp,
well controlled turns under normal operating conditions.
• Level 7 — 9 Gives the tightest course keeping and
greatest rudder activity (and power consumption). This
can lead to a rough passage in open waters as the SPX
system may ‘fight’ the sea.
*Off course alarm
*Turn rate limit
Power steer
This screen determines the angle used by the OFF COURSE
alarm. The OFF COURSE alarm operates if the pilot strays
off course by more than the specified angle for more than 20
seconds.
• 15° to 40°
This limits your vessel’s rate of turn under autopilot system
control. It is only effective if your speed is greater than 12 knots.
• 1° to 30°
This screen determines the behavior of the Rotary or joystick
when in power steer mode.
• Off
Note: Power Steer mode is only available if the system
includes a rudder reference transducer and speed data is
available
Hard over time
On vessels without a rudder reference transducer, it is of critical
importance to set the hard over time, to ensure accurate autopilot
operation.
• 20º (default)
• 7º (default)
• Proportional The steering will behave in proportion to the
movement of the rotary controller or joystick.
• Bang Bang (Joystick only) The rudder will move, and stay
in the direction a joystick is moved.
• Value is seconds
Default value is determined by Drive type selection.
Note: * SPX and SeaTalk SmartPilots only.
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Sail boat settings
These settings are only available to sail boats.
The Sail Boat settings menu can be accessed from: Menu > Set-up > Autopilot Calibration > Sail Boat Settings.
Note: When connected to a SeaTalk system the Sail boat settings listed below are part of the User settings menu: Menu >
Set-up > Autopilot Calibration > User Settings.
Item
Description
Options
Gybe inhibit
With gybe inhibit set to allow, the autopilot will allow the vessel to
tack through / into and away from the wind. With gybe inhibit set
to prevent, you can only tack through / into the wind.
Gybe inhibit does not effect Auto Turn
• Allow Gybe
Wind trim response controls how quickly the autopilot responds
to changes in the wind direction. Higher wind trim settings will
result in a system that is more responsive to wind changes.
• 1—9
This option determines whether the vessel steers to apparent or
true wind in Wind Vane mode.
• True
Wind Trim Response
Wind Type
• Prevent Gybe
• 5 (default)
• Apparent
Note: These features are only available if wind data is available.
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Commissioning menu
Commissioning menu options are dependant on connected autopilot system.
Note: Not all options are available when Calibration Lock is turned On.
Menu option
Description
Evolution autopilots
SeaTalk and SPX SmartPilots
Dockside Wizard
Initiates the Dockside wizard
process.
Yes
Yes
Sea Trial Wizard
Initiates the Sea Trial wizard process.
N/A
Yes
Motor phasing
Initiates the motor phasing (drive
check) wizard
N/A
Yes
Swing Compass
Initiates the swing compass wizard
N/A
Yes
Auto Learn
Initiates the Auto Learn process
N/A
Yes
Align Compass GPS
Initiates the align compass to GPS
heading wizard
Yes
Yes
Align Compass
Manual adjustment of the compass
offset
• -10° to 10°
• -179° to 180°
Pilot Factory Reset
Resets the autopilots course
computer to factory default settings.
• Yes
• Yes
• No
• No
Debug Level
Sets the debug level value. The
Debug option is only available when
calibration lock is turned off.
• Level 0 to 31
N/A
Restart Compass
Restarts the compass
• Yes
N/A
• Cancel
Compass Lock
Locks the compass from performing
further automatic linearization.
• On
N/A
• Off
User Settings
When connected to a SeaTalk autopilot system a User settings
menu will be available.
The User settings menu can be accessed from: Main Menu >
Set up > Autopilot calibration > User settings. Once entered
the user settings menu will cycle through all available options.
These options shall be available to users when calibration lock
is turned on.
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12.3 System set-up menu
The System set-up menu enables users to customize the following user settings:
Menu item
Description
Options
Network group
Allows adding multiple units together in a group
so that when the color scheme or brightness is
changed on one unit the changes are applied to all
units in the group.
Predefined groups
• None
• Helm 1
• Helm 2
• Cockpit
• Flybridge
• Mast
Undefined
• Group-1 — Group-5
Brightness / color group
Enables synchronization of the displays brightness
and color to be the same as the other units in the
same group.
Sync brightness / color
• This display
• This group
Data sources
Allows you to view and select preferred data
sources.
• Select data source
• Data source found
• Data source details
Select data source
• GPS position
• GPS Datum
• Time & Date
• Heading
• Depth
• Speed
• Wind
Data source found
• model name — serial number
Port ID
Data source details
• Device name
• Serial No.
• Port ID
• Status or No data
About system set-up
Set up menu options
Provides information about the System set-up
menu.
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12.4 User preferences menu
Menu item
Description
The User preferences menu enables users to customize user
settings.
Options
• GAL — (UK) — UK
gallons.
Menu item
Description
Options
Time & date
These options enable
you to customize the
date and time format
to your requirements.
You can also specify
a local time offset
from Universal Time
Constant (UTC), to
compensate for any
time zone difference.
Time format:
• GAL — (US) — US
gallons.
• 24 Hour
• LTR — liter.
Units
• am/pm
Date format:
Determines the system
language.
• Chinese
• Croatian
• MM/DD/YYYY
• Danish
• DD/MM/YYYY
• Dutch
Time offset:
• English — UK
• –13 to +13 hours
in 30 minute
increments
• English — US
Enables you to specify
the units used for data
measurements:
Speed:
• Speed
• MPH — miles per
hour.
• Distance
Language
• Kts — knots.
• Finnish
• French
• German
• Greek
• Italian
• Japanese
• Depth
• KPH — Kilometers
per hour.
• Wind speed
Distance:
• Temperature
• nm — Nautical
miles.
• Polish
• sm — Statute miles.
• Portuguese
(Brazilian)
• Flow rate
• Heading
• Pressure
• Volume
• km — Kilometers.
• Korean
• Norwegian
• Russian
Depth:
• Spanish
• ft — Feet
• Swedish
• m— Metres
• Turkish
• Fa—Fathoms
Wind speed:
• Kts — knots.
• MS — metres per
second.
Temperature:
• ºC — degrees
centigrade.
• ºF — degrees
fahrenheit.
Flow rate
• G/H (UK) — UK
gallons per hour.
• G/H (US) — US
gallons per hour.
• LTR/H — Liters per
hour.
Heading:
• True
• Mag — magnetic.
Pressure
• PSI — pounds per
square inch.
• BAR — bar.
• KPa — Kilo pascals.
Volume:
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12.5 Simulator
12.6 Factory reset
The Simulator mode enables you to practice operating your
display without live data from a transducer or other connected
peripherals.
Your product can be reset to factory default settings from the
Setup > Factory reset menu.
The simulator mode is switched on/off in the Simulator option
from the Setup Menu.
Performing a factory reset will reset your product back to factory
default settings and erase any saved data and user settings.
Note: Raymarine recommends that you do NOT use the
simulator mode whilst navigating.
Note: The simulator will NOT display any real data, including
any safety messages (such as those received from AIS units).
Note: Any system settings made whilst in Simulator mode are
not transmitted via SeaTalk to other equipment.
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12.7 Diagnostics
You can access diagnostics details from the Setup > Diagnostics menu option and can view information relating to:
Menu item
Description
Options
About display
Allows you to view information about the
instrument display you are using:
• Software version
• Hardware version
• Bootloader version
• Temperature
• Volts
• Max. volts
• Current
• Max. current
• Run time
• Deviation (If available)
About system
Allows you to view information about products on
the system you are using:
• Model number
• Serial number
• Software version
• Hardware version
• Volts
Key beep
Self test
Enables you to turn on and off the audible beeps
when keys are pressed
• On
The product has a built in self test which can help
to diagnose faults.
• Memory test
• Off
• Button test
• Display test
• Buzzer test
• Illumination test
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Chapter 13: Troubleshooting
Chapter contents
•
13.1 Troubleshooting on page 86
Troubleshooting
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13.1 Troubleshooting
The troubleshooting information provides possible causes and
corrective action required for common problems associated with
marine electronics installations.
All Raymarine products are, prior to packing and shipping,
subjected to comprehensive test and quality assurance
programs. However, if you experience problems with the
operation of your product this section will help you to diagnose
and correct problems in order to restore normal operation.
If after referring to this section you are still having problems
with your unit, please contact Raymarine Technical Support for
further advice.
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Power up troubleshooting
Problems at power up and their possible causes and solutions are described here.
Problem
Possible causes
Possible solutions
The system (or part of it) does not start
up.
Power supply problem.
Check relevant fuses and breakers.
Check that the power supply cable is sound and that all connections
are tight and free from corrosion.
Check that the power source is of the correct voltage and sufficient
current.
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System data troubleshooting
Aspects of the installation can cause problems with the data shared between connected equipment. Such problems, their possible
causes and solutions are described here.
Problem
Possible causes
Possible solutions
Instrument, engine or other system data
is unavailable at all displays.
Data is not being received at the display.
Check the data bus (e.g. SeaTalkng) wiring and connections.
Check the overall integrity of the data bus (e.g. SeaTalkng) wiring.
If available refer to the reference guide for the data bus (e.g. SeaTalkng
reference manual).
Data source (e.g. ST70 instrument or
engine interface) is not operating.
Check the source of the missing data (e.g. ST70 instrument or engine
interface).
Check the power to the SeaTalk bus.
Refer to the manufacturer's handbook for the equipment in question.
Instrument or other system data is
missing from some but not all displays.
Software mismatch between equipment
may prevent communication.
Contact Raymarine technical support.
Network problem.
Check that all required equipment is connected to the network.
Check the status of the Raymarine network Switch.
Check that SeaTalkhs / RayNet cables are free from damage.
Software mismatch between equipment
may prevent communication.
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Miscellaneous troubleshooting
Miscellaneous problems and their possible causes and solutions are described here.
Problem
Possible causes
Possible solutions
Display behaves erratically:
Intermittent problem with power to the
display.
Check relevant fuses and breakers.
• Frequent unexpected resets.
• System crashes or other erratic
behavior.
Check that the power supply cable is sound and that all connections
are tight and free from corrosion.
Check that the power source is of the correct voltage and sufficient
current.
Software mismatch on system (upgrade
required).
Go to www.raymarine.com and click on support for the latest software
downloads.
Corrupt data / other unknown issue.
Perform a factory reset.
Important: This will result in the loss of any settings and data
(such as waypoints) stored on the product. Save any important data
to a memory card before resetting.
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Chapter 14: Maintenance
Chapter contents
•
14.1 Routine equipment checks on page 92
•
14.2 Cleaning on page 92
•
14.3 Cleaning the display screen on page 93
•
14.4 Cleaning the display case on page 93
•
14.5 Cleaning the sun cover on page 94
Maintenance
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14.1 Routine equipment checks
14.2 Cleaning
Raymarine strongly recommends that you complete a number
of routine checks to ensure the correct and reliable operation
of your equipment.
Best cleaning practices.
Complete the following checks on a regular basis:
• Do NOT wipe the display screen with a dry cloth, as this could
scratch the screen coating.
• Examine all cables for signs of damage or wear and tear.
• Check that all cables are securely connected.
When cleaning this product:
• Do NOT use abrasive, or acid or ammonia based products.
• Do NOT use a jet wash.
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14.3 Cleaning the display screen
14.4 Cleaning the display case
A coating is applied to the display screen. This makes it water
repellent, and prevents glare. To avoid damaging this coating,
follow this procedure:
1. Switch off the power to the display.
2. Rinse the screen with fresh water to remove all dirt particles
and salt deposits.
3. Allow the screen to dry naturally.
4. If any smears remain, very gently wipe the screen with a
clean microfibre cleaning cloth (available from an opticians).
The display unit is a sealed unit and does not require regular
cleaning. If it is necessary to clean the unit, follow this basic
procedure:
1. Switch off the power to the display.
2. Wipe the display with a clean, soft cloth (a microfibre cloth is
ideal).
3. If necessary, use a mild detergent to remove grease marks.
Note: Do NOT use solvents or detergents on the screen itself.
Note: In certain conditions, condensation may appear inside
the display screen. This will not harm the unit, and can be
cleared by powering on the display for a short time.
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14.5 Cleaning the sun cover
The supplied sun cover features an adhesive surface. In certain
conditions unwanted contaminants may stick to this surface.
To avoid damaging the monitor display, clean the sun cover
regularly following this procedure:
1. Carefully remove the sun cover from the display.
2. Rinse the sun cover with fresh water to remove all dirt
particles and salt deposits.
3. Allow the sun cover to dry naturally.
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Chapter 15: Technical support
Chapter contents
•
15.1 Raymarine customer support on page 96
•
15.2 Viewing product information on page 96
Technical support
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15.1 Raymarine customer support
15.2 Viewing product information
Raymarine provides a comprehensive customer support service.
You can contact customer support through the Raymarine
website, telephone and e-mail. If you are unable to resolve a
problem, please use any of these facilities to obtain additional
help.
1. From the main menu scroll to Set Up and press the SELECT
key.
2. From the Set Up menu scroll to Diagnostics and press the
SELECT key.
3. Select About system.
A range of information is displayed, including the software
version and Serial number.
Web support
Please visit the customer support area of our website at:
www.raymarine.com
This contains Frequently Asked Questions, servicing information,
e-mail access to the Raymarine Technical Support Department
and details of worldwide Raymarine agents.
Telephone and e-mail support
In the USA:
• Tel: +1 603 324 7900
• Toll Free: +1 800 539 5539
• E-mail: support@raymarine.com
In the UK, Europe, and the Middle East:
• Tel: +44 (0)13 2924 6777
• E-mail: ukproduct.support@raymarine.com
In Southeast Asia and Australia:
• Tel: +61 (0)29479 4800
• E-mail: aus.support@raymarine.com
Product information
If you need to request service, please have the following
information to hand:
• Product name.
• Product identity.
• Serial number.
• Software application version.
• System diagrams.
You can obtain this product information using the menus within
your product.
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Chapter 16: Technical specification
Chapter contents
•
16.1 Viewing angle on page 98
•
16.2 Technical specification on page 98
Technical specification
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16.1 Viewing angle
80°
80°
16.2 Technical specification
80°
80°
Nominal supply voltage
12 V dc
Operating voltage range
9 to 16 V dc
Current
132 mA
Power consumption
1.6 W
LEN (Refer to the SeaTalkng
reference manual for further
information.)
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Environmental
Operating temperature: -25°C to
55°C (-13°F to 131°F)
Storage temperature range: -30°C
to 70°C (-22°F to 158°F)
Relative humidity: max: 93%
Water proof to IPX6
Display screen
TFT LCD display, 16bit color (64k
colors)
Resolution: 320x240
Brightness: 700 cd/m2
Data connections
2 x SeaTalkng ports
(fulling compliant with NMEA2000 &
SeaTalk specifications).
Conformance
• Europe 2004/108/EC
D12062-1
Note: The viewing angles stated above were taken using
internationally agreed standards and should be used for
comparison purposes only. Do NOT install the product before
testing the viewability in the desired location.
• Australia and New Zealand
C-Tick, compliance level 2
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Chapter 17: Spares and accessories
Chapter contents
•
17.1 Spares and accessories on page 100
•
17.2 SeaTalkng cabling components on page 100
•
17.3 SeaTalkng cables and accessories on page 101
•
17.4 SeaTalk accessories on page 102
Spares and accessories
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17.1 Spares and accessories
17.2 SeaTalkng cabling components
SeaTalkng cabling components and their purposes.
Part number
Description
R22168
Spare bezel
Connection / Cable
Notes
R22169
p70 Sun cover
Backbone cable (various lengths)
R22174
p70r Sun cover
The main cable carrying data. Spurs
from the backbone are used to
connect SeaTalkng devices.
T-piece connector
Used to make junctions in the
backbone to which devices can then
be connected.
Terminator
Required at either end of the
backbone.
Inline terminator
Used to connect a spur cable
directly to the end of a backbone;
useful for longer cable runs.
Spur cable
Used to connect devices to the
backbone. Devices may be daisy
chained or connected directly to the
T-pieces.
SeaTalkng 5–way connector
Used to branch, split, or make
additional connections in SeaTalk or
SeaTalkng networks.
Blanking plug
Inserted into unused spur connector
positions in a 5-way connector or
T-piece.
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Description
Part No
Notes
SeaTalkng cables and accessories for use with compatible
products.
SeaTalkng Inline
terminator
A80001
Provides direct connection of
a spur cable to the end of a
backbone cable. No T-piece
required.
Description
Part No
Notes
SeaTalkng
T70134
Includes:
SeaTalkng Blanking plug
A06032
• 1 x 5 Way connector (A06064)
ACU / SPX SeaTalkng
spur cable 0.3 m (1.0 ft)
R12112
SeaTalk (3 pin) to
SeaTalkng adaptor cable
0.4 m (1.3 ft)
A06047
SeaTalk to SeaTalkng
spur 1 m (3.3 ft) spur
A22164
SeaTalk2 (5 pin) to
SeaTalkng adaptor cable
0.4 m (1.3 ft)
A06048
DeviceNet adaptor
cable (Female)
A06045
Allows the connection of NMEA
2000 devices to a SeaTalkng
system.
DeviceNet adaptor
cable (Male)
A06046
Allows the connection of NMEA
2000 devices to a SeaTalkng
system.
DeviceNet adaptor
cable (Female) to bare
ends.
E05026
Allows the connection of NMEA
2000 devices to a SeaTalkng
system.
DeviceNet adaptor
cable (Male) to bare
ends.
E05027
Allows the connection of NMEA
2000 devices to a SeaTalkng
system.
starter kit
• 2 x Backbone terminator
(A06031)
• 1 x 3 m (9.8 ft) spur cable
(A06040)
• 1 x Power cable (A06049)
SeaTalkng
Backbone Kit
A25062
Includes:
• 2 x 5 m (16.4 ft) Backbone
cable (A06036)
• 1 x 20 m (65.6 ft) Backbone
cable (A06037)
• 4 x T-piece (A06028)
•
2 x Backbone terminator
(A06031)
• 1 x Power cable (A06049)
SeaTalkng 0.4 m (1.3 ft)
spur
A06038
SeaTalkng 1 m (3.3 ft)
spur
A06039
SeaTalkng 3 m (9.8 ft)
spur
A06040
SeaTalkng 5 m (16.4 ft)
spur
A06041
SeaTalkng 0.4 m (1.3 ft)
elbow spur
A06042
SeaTalkng 0.4 m (1.3 ft)
backbone
A06033
SeaTalkng 1 m (3.3 ft)
backbone
A06034
SeaTalkng 3 m (9.8 ft)
backbone
A06035
SeaTalkng 5 m (16.4 ft)
backbone
A06036
SeaTalkng 9 m (29.5 ft)
backbone
A06068
SeaTalkng 20 m (65.6 ft)
backbone
A06037
SeaTalkng to bare ends
1 m (3.3 ft) spur
A06043
SeaTalkng to bare ends
3 m (9.8 ft) spur
A06044
SeaTalkng Power cable
A06049
SeaTalkng
A06031
Terminator
SeaTalkng T-piece
A06028
Provides 1 x spur connection
SeaTalkng 5–way
connector
A06064
Provides 3 x spur connections
SeaTalkng backbone
extender
A06030
SeaTalk to SeaTalkng
converter kit
E22158
Spares and accessories
Connects an SPX course
computer or an ACU to a
SeaTalkng backbone.
Allows the connection of SeaTalk
devices to a SeaTalkng system.
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17.4 SeaTalk accessories
SeaTalk cables and accessories for use with compatible
products.
Description
Part No
3–way SeaTalk
junction box
D244
1 m (3.28 ft) SeaTalk
extension cable
D284
3 m (9.8 ft) SeaTalk
extension cable
D285
5 m (16.4 ft) SeaTalk
extension cable
D286
9 m (29.5 ft) SeaTalk
extension cable
D287
12 m (39.4 ft) SeaTalk
extension cable
E25051
20 m (65.6 ft) SeaTalk
extension cable
D288
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