Compass 2135-1
performance by NEXUS NETWORK
Compass
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Installation and Operation Manual
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Introduction
Thank you for choosing NX2 Compass instrument. We are convinced that you will
appreciate all the valuable information either you are a cruiser or a racer. It is important
that you are following this instruction regarding installation and operation.
If the instrument are to be used in a Nexus Network, there are some systems settings
that are dependent on where the transducers are installed, i.e. at the instrument or at
the Server.
This manual is written for NX2 Compass instrument version 1.00
Edition: November 2002
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Part specifications .............................................................................................. 5
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1.1.1
Installing cable .................................................................................... 10
1.1.2
Connections in Nexus Network........................................................... 10
1.1.3
Connection of log transducer .............................................................. 10
2 First start............................................................................................................ 12
2.1
Initialising the instrument in a Nexus Network ............................................ 12
2.2
Re-initialising the instrument....................................................................... 12
3 Operation ........................................................................................................... 13
3.1
About this manual....................................................................................... 13
3.2
How to use the 4 push-buttons ................................................................... 14
3.2.1
PAGE.................................................................................................. 14
3.2.2
MINUS ................................................................................................ 14
3.2.3
PLUS .................................................................................................. 14
3.2.4
SET .................................................................................................... 14
3.2.5
Clear ................................................................................................... 15
3.2.6
Calibration .......................................................................................... 15
3.2.7
Lighting ............................................................................................... 15
3.3
Main function .............................................................................................. 16
3.4
Analogue function....................................................................................... 16
3.5
Sub-functions.............................................................................................. 17
3.5.1
Set a steer (STR) reference direct in MEM......................................... 17
3.5.2
Set a numeric steer reference (STR) in MEM..................................... 17
3.5.3
Advanced use of (STR) MEM ............................................................. 18
3.5.4
Steer referens [AWA], option .............................................................. 18
3.5.5
Steer referens [BTW], option .............................................................. 19
3.5.6
Steer referens [CTS], option ............................................................... 19
3.5.7
Tactical use of [MEM] ......................................................................... 20
3.5.8
Battery voltage [BAT].......................................................................... 20
3.5.9
Boat speed [BSP], option.................................................................... 20
3.5.10
Trip log [TRP], option.......................................................................... 21
3.5.11
Water temperature [TMP], option ....................................................... 21
3.5.12
Dead reckoning [CMG / DMG]............................................................ 21
3.5.13
X-track error, [XTE], Option ................................................................ 21
3.5.14
In a small NEXUS network.................................................................. 21
4 Calibration / Set-up ........................................................................................... 23
4.1
C10 User settings ....................................................................................... 23
4.1.1
C11 Select the dampening ................................................................. 23
4.1.2
C13 Displaying boat speed, trip log and temperature,
option 23
4.1.3
C14 Display NAV functions, option ..................................................... 23
4.1.4
C15 Beep when SET is pressed ......................................................... 24
4.1.5
C16 Referens pointer On/OFF............................................................ 24
4.1.6
C17 ”Knock Timer” KTR ..................................................................... 24
4.2
C20 Calibration of Log ................................................................................ 24
4.2.1
C21 Select unit for speed ................................................................... 24
4.2.2
C22 Calibration of log transducer ....................................................... 24
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4.2.3
C23 Unit for temperature..................................................................... 25
4.2.4
C24 Temperature offset ...................................................................... 25
4.3
C30 Compass Settings ...............................................................................25
4.3.1
C31 True or magnetic course, MAG ................................................... 25
4.3.2
C32 Magnetic deviation, VAR ............................................................. 25
4.3.3
C33 Autodeviation...............................................................................25
4.3.4
C34 Check the Autodeviation.............................................................. 25
4.3.5
C35 Clear the Autodeviation ............................................................... 26
4.3.6
C36 Adjust the Compass alignment .................................................... 26
4.3.7
C37 Off course alarm .......................................................................... 26
4.3.8
C68 Roll adjustment............................................................................26
4.3.9
C69 Pitch adjustment ..........................................................................27
4.4
C70 Configure NX2 ..................................................................................... 28
4.4.1
C71 HDC-master ................................................................................ 28
4.4.2
C72 Log-master .................................................................................. 28
4.4.3
C73 Function on terminal In3 .............................................................. 28
4.4.4
Connection of trim button .................................................................... 29
4.4.5
C74 Demo mode .................................................................................29
Maintenance and fault finding ..........................................................................30
5.1
Maintenance ............................................................................................... 30
5.2
Fault finding ................................................................................................ 30
5.2.1
General ............................................................................................... 30
5.2.2
Fault - action .......................................................................................30
5.2.3
Error messages................................................................................... 31
Specifications ....................................................................................................32
6.1
Technical specifications .............................................................................. 32
6.2
Nexus Network introduction and user policy ............................................... 32
Optional Accessories ........................................................................................33
Abbreviations.....................................................................................................35
Warranty ............................................................................................................36
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Part specifications
NX2 Compass Data is delivered with all parts for mounting. Check prior to installation.
Compass Data instrument
Qty.
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Description
Reference
Instrument, NX2 Compass Data
Instrument front cover
Drill template
Installation and user manual
Warranty card
Pin bolts for instrument mounting
Nuts for instrument mounting
Tube of silicon grease
Connection cover
4-pol screw terminal
Power cable, red and black, 3 m (9 ft)
Extra wire protectors, 0,25 mm (1/100”)
Extra wire protectors, 0,75 mm (1/32”)
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Additional items with Compass Data Instrument complete with
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Compass transducer NX2
Mounting screws for Compass
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Registering of this product
Once you have checked that you have all the listed parts, please take time to fill in the
warranty document and return it to your national distributor.
By returning the warranty card, it will assist your distributor to give you prompt and
expert attention, in the event of your experiencing difficulties with this product. Keep
your proof of purchase. Also, your details are added to our customer database so that
you automatically receive new product catalogues when they are released.
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Installation
You can install the NX2 Compass in three different ways:
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The compass transducer connected directly to the NX2 Compass instrument
By using the connection kit when both log and compass transducers are installed
with a single cable to the NX2 Compass instrument.
The installation may also include a NX2 Server where all transducers may be
connected. All data including power will pass along one cable.
The installation includes 6 major steps:
Read the installation and operation manual.
Plan where to install the transducers and instruments.
Run the cables.
Install the transducers and instruments.
Take a break and admire your installation.
Learn the functions and calibrate your system.
Before you begin drilling ... think about how you can make the installation as neat
and simple as your boat will allow. Plan where to position the transducers, Server
and instruments. Think about leaving space for additional instruments in the future.
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A few ”do nots” you should consider:
Do not cut the cables too short. Allow extra cable length at the Server so it
can be disconnected for inspection without having to disconnect all
attached cables.
Do not place sealant behind the display. The instrument gasket eliminates
the need for sealant.
Do not run cables in the bilge, where water can appear.
Do not run cables close to fluorescent light sources, engine or radio
transmitting equipment to avoid electrical disturbances.
Do not rush, take your time. A neat installation is easy to do.
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The following material is needed:
Wire cutters and strippers.
Large Philips and small flat head screw driver.
Hole saw for the instrument clearance hole 63 mm (2½").
5 mm (1/4") drill for the mounting holes.
Plastic cable ties
If you are doubtful about the installation, obtain the services of an experienced
technician.
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Installing the instrument
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Place the adhesive drill template on the desired location for the instrument. Drill the
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2 holes using a 5 mm ( /4") drill for the two pin bolts. Use a 63 mm (2½") hole saw to
machine the clearance hole for the instrument connection socket. Remove the
template.
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Screw the two pinbolts to the instrument
Put the instrument in place
Screw the two nuts from the back
Note! The two nuts must just be tighten by hand
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Run the Nexus Network cable from the Server
to the instrument.
If you want to cut the Nexus Network cable to
length, disconnect 4-pole jack plug and cut
the cable. Peel off about 35 mm (1,4") of the
cable insulation. Remove about 6 mm (1/4")
from the 3 isolated wires (the 4th wire is an
earth / screen). Attach the 4 cable protectors
to the wires using a pair of flat pliers.
Connect the 4 cable protectors to the 4-pole
jack plug as shown. Apply silicon paste on all
locations as shown.
Note: Must be done to avoid corrosion.
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Apply silicon paste to the instrument connection pins at the back of the instrument.
Press the jack plug onto the instrument pins. Press the cable in to the cable leads.
Mount the connection back cover with the screw.
Your instrument installation is done!
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2.1.1
Installing cable
The power cable is connected via a 3A fuse from the battery or at the boats fuse panel
and direct to the instrument or Server. One red and one black power wire is included.
Note, Set C71 ON (see 5.4.1).
Always connect a 3 AMP fuse between Power supply and instrument.
Screen
Green
Transducer
Yellow
White
Black
Red
3A Fuse
2.1.2
Connections in Nexus Network
If you already have a Nexus Network i.e. a Server, it is more practical to connect the
transducer to the Server due to the single instrument cable installation. Note, Set C71
OFF (see 5.4.1).
Server
Transducer
The instrument is then connected to the Server’s Nexus Network terminal
(pin 5, 6, 7 and 8) or at any NX2 instruments terminal .
2.1.3
Connection of
transducer
log
From NX2 Server or other
NX2 instrument
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If you have another log instrument i.e. a NX2 Log, Nexus log, a Star log, a D-20 log, a
2200 log or a 220 log, you may connect the single log pulse wire from that instrument to
the Compass Data instrument terminal 4.
From log transducer,
NX2, NEXUS, Star, D-20,
2200 or 220
3A Fuse
If you don’t have a log instrument, but want to install a log transducer, use the
connection box (Art. no: 21453).
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First start
At each power on, the instrument will first show all segments lit up,
then the ID number and software version [VER]. Number 8 is the
fixed ID when the Compass transducer is connected direct at the
instrument and the setting in C71 is on (default setting).
3.1
Initialising the instrument in a Nexus Network
At the first power on after installation, you will be asked to press SET
[PrSKEY]. This will give the instrument a logical ID number from 16
and upwards on the Nexus Network.
To initialise the instrument, press SET, one at a time, on all installed
digital instruments,.
Note: Always wait for the text ”Init OK”
to be displayed, before you press SET
on the next instrument!
The Server automatically gives the first unit ID number 16, then 17
and so on. The order in which you press SET, will be the same order
as the instruments will be addressed by the Remote Control, if used.
The example shows that the instrument version number is 1.00 and
the given logical ID number is 16. The ID number will always be 8 if
the Compass transducer is connected to this instrument. If the
instrument is a repeater, it may have any number from 16 and up.
3.2
Re-initialising the instrument
If and when two instruments by mistake have the same ID number,
you must re-initialise the instruments to avoid network disturbance
and blockage of data.
To re-initialise the instrument, press MINUS and PLUS together
during the power up sequence, i.e. when version and ID numbers
are displayed.
The display test is then re-started on all instruments and you will be
asked to press SET (ANY KEY) on each instrument as explained
above.
Note! If you do not succeed to re-initialise, we suggest you
disconnect (just pull out the connection plug) all, except one of the
instruments that had the same ID number, then repeat the above
procedure. Reinstall the instruments and redo the ”PRESKEY”
procedure.
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Operation
4.1
About this manual
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Each time a push-button is referred to in this manual, the pushbutton name will appear in bold and CAPITAL letters, e.g. PAGE.
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Unless otherwise stated, the push-button presses are momentary.
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Each time a function is mentioned in the text, it will be in brackets
and in the same format, where possible, as displayed, e.g.
[MEM].
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This manual has been written to be: Compatible with
Compass/Tactical Data instrument from software version 1.0.
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All functions followed by the text option is not valid in a factory
set-up instrument. See calibration to be able to display these
functions.
Note!
We have put in a lot of effort, in order to make this manual correct
and complete. However, since we continuously make our products
better, some information may differ from the products functions. If
you need further information contact your national distributor.
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4.2
How to use the 4 push-buttons
COMPASS
HEADING
COURSE or STEER
information
INFOTEXT
SUBFUNCTION
CLEAR
SET
DOWN
4.2.1
PAGE
PLUS
PAGE
A press on PAGE, changes the mode page of the graphical display.
It scrolls in a circular pattern, one step for every press.
The PAGE button is also used to move the cursor when in edit
mode. A press on PAGE moves the cursor in a circular pattern, one
step to the right for every press.
A press on PAGE and MINUS together, back steps cursor to the
preceding step. When in editing mode a long press (>2sec) on
PAGE will escape from that editing mode.
4.2.2
MINUS
A press on MINUS moves to the next sub-function.
In edit mode it decreases a digit by one.
4.2.3
PLUS
A press on PLUS moves to the previous sub-function.
In edit mode it increases a digit by one.
4.2.4
SET
A press on SET unlocks a digit to access edit mode.
When unlocked, the digits are ”active” (flashes) and can be edited
by pressing DOWN, PLUS and PAGE as required.
When finished editing, lock the digit by another press on SET.
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Clear
A press on CLEAR, clear digits in edit mode.
4.2.6
Calibration
To access calibration mode, press and hold SET more than 2
seconds.
To return to main function mode, press SET when the text return
[RET] is displayed.
4.2.7
2 sec
Lighting
The instrument uses red back lighting for both the display and the 5
push-buttons. The light can be set at 4 different levels.
To access the light control, press and hold PAGE for more than 2
seconds. The flashing text [Lit OFF] will be displayed and the
display will be lit momentarily.
To select between the 4 light levels, press UP: [LOW], [MED],
[MAX] and [OFF]. To lock the selected level, press SET.
The selected light level will be copied to all NX2 instruments
connected to the system. When the lighting is on, it is not possible
to reduce or turn off the light individually.
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Main function
Top data is COMPASS HEADING.
Top data is either magnetic or true HEADING and your choice is set
in the set-up. When magnetic Compass course is selected, the small
MAG sign is lit on the LCD.
4.4
Analogue function
Press the PAGE button to change from Compass heading to steer
reference. The LCD arrow will then point at the text STEER instead
of HEADING.
HDC 360°
the.
STR 60°
The text HDC 360° means true or magnetic course for
LCD pointer in a 360° scale
The text STR 60° means that the course deviation is
amplified 3 times and displayed in a 60° scale.
At 360° scale, each sector represent 5° and at 60°scale each sector
represent 1 2/3°.
Each sector in Compass mode
represents 5°
Three sectors in steer mode
represents 2° error
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Sub-functions
Select sub-function with PLUS or DOWN.
Information text for the sub-function is displayed. You may also
”park” your favourite function so it will automatically be displayed
after power on.
Press PAGE and SET together to ”park” the displayed function.
The display will flash once to confirm that you have ”parked” the
function.
4.5.1
Set a steer (STR) reference direct in MEM
The text [STR] and [OFF] is displayed.
This function is used when setting a course to steer.
1. Press SET to set your present course as reference. The text
MEM is then displayed together with the set course.
2. Select STEER mode by pressing PAGE
The boat is on course when the LCD pointer is displayed as
a vertical line strait up. A course deviation is displayed as a
filled sector.
The LCD segments will lit up one by one to form a ”course
deviation” sector of max +/- 30°. Every new press on SET will set a
new course in MEM
4.5.2
Set a numeric steer reference (STR) in MEM
The text [STR OFF] or [MEM] (if activated), is displayed.
1. Press CLEAR. The text [OFF] or [MEM] is flashing.
1. Select [MEM] with PLUS or MINUS and press KEY, now, a
copy of your present course is flashing, allowing you to adjust
the course to steer.
2. Use PLUS or MINUS to change value, use PAGE to move to
next figure. When set, confirm with SET.
3. Select steer [STR] mode by pressing PAGE
The MEM function can also be used for racing since it is
supporting both a starboard and a port memory. Se chapter
4.5.7 regarding TACTICAL use.
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4.5.3
Advanced use of (STR) MEM
The text [STR OFF] or [MEM] is displayed.
Press CLEAR. The text [OFF] or [MEM] is flashing, select one of the
following four different steering modes that are available; [MEM],
[AWA], [BTW] , [CTS] or [OFF] and press SET.
Each function is explained in detail. The function [STR] is a Nexus
network function, i.e. it will transmit the steer reference data to
other NX2 instruments. The steer information used on the Compass
Data instrument is functioning within the same concept as the
STEER Pilot instrument. The instrument is especially designed for
displaying steer or Compass heading information in the most
efficient way. You may also use one or more external TRIM buttons
to set new references. To be able to utilise the wind steer function
AWA, you will need either a Wind Data instrument, or a NX2 Server
with a wind transducer. For the [BTW] and [CTS] functions you will
need a NX2 GPS or any NMEA GPS ,Decca or Loran C navigator
to be connected.
Also, if you have installed a NX2 Autopilot, and it is activated, you
may change the course or wind angle by using the STR function.
You can not activate or turn the pilot off with STR, so use with
care !
4.5.4
Steer referens [AWA], option
The text [OFF] or [MEM] is displayed.
This function may be used when sailing upwind or downwind, where
Compass course is chosen to be the secondary steer priority, after
windangle.
Press CLEAR. The text [OFF], [MEM] or the previous selected
function is flashing, select [AWA] and press SET.
A copy of the present windangle is flashing, press SET to accept, or
enter preferred windangle, then confirm with SET.
You will now see the text WA flashing with a pointer at the left or
right side. For now, just press the SET again, then press PAGE to
see the closed hauled angle.
Example, you have set 40° as your tacking angle.
The boat is sailing with the pre-set wind angle when the LCD
pointer is displayed as a vertical line strait up. A windangle
deviation is displayed as a filled sector. When sailing too high,
segments are above the horizontal line and when sailing too
low, segments are below the horizontal line.
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The windangle referens [AWA] is also sent out to all NX2
instruments and the STEER Pilot will also show you the deviation
from your set angle.
The AWA can also be used downwind, as a jibe warning indicator,
or to keep the fastest downwind speed.
When the [AWA] was selected, the text [WA] was flashing with a
left or a right pointer. This function is used to perform an automatic
tack when the NX2 Autopilot is installed (and activated for wind
steering). Use the PLUS and MINUS to change the direction of the
WA pointer, then press SET.
Your NX2 Autopilot, if activated in wind mode, will now perform an
automatic tack.
4.5.5
Steer referens [BTW], option
The text [OFF] or [MEM] is displayed.
This steer function will give Compass course, true or magnetic
relative bearing to Waypoint. It must be used together with a GPS
or Decca/ Loran C navigator connected to the NEXUS network (at
the Server or at the GPS instrument).
Press CLEAR. The text OFF, MEM or the previous selected
function is flashing, select [BTW] and press SET.
The steer referens [BTW] is automatically calculated.
4.5.6
Steer referens [CTS], option
The text [STR OFF] or [MEM] is displayed.
This steer function will give course to steer, true or magnetic
relative bearing to Waypoint, including compensation for drift. It
must be used together with a GPS or Decca/ Loran C navigator
connected to the NEXUS network (at the Server or at the GPS
instrument). The NX2 log transducer must also be installed.
Press CLEAR. The text [OFF], [MEM] or the previous selected
function is flashing, select [CTS] and press SET.
The steer reference [CTS] is automatically calculated.
Hints !
Even if your Compass is un-deviated, the CTS function will anyway
tell you the optimum course to sail !
The CTS function gives you the shortest way to sail towards
the Waypoint. Tide must however be taken into consideration,
since it will give a time dependant drift on the boat.
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4.5.7
Tactical use of [MEM]
Function [MEM] is used to discover the smallest of wind shifts
during upwind or downwind sailing, but it is your tactical decision
wheter to tac or to stay on course. The Compass Data instrument
will automatically keep track on wheter you are using the starboard
or port MEM if the course difference between each trim is more
then 45º. There is also a new function called [KTR] (Knock TimeR),
giving you the time spent i seconds when sailing below a preset
”knock Angle”. Both [MEM] and [KTR] will help you to get a very
good ”picture” over actual windshifts, both in size and time.
How does it work ?
On the optimum compass heading, press the trim or SET button to
store your present course in the memory called MEM. Your actual
course is then constantly compared with MEM and displayed as a
lift or as a header. Each time you press trim or KEY, a new
reference course is set.
How to use the MEM function:
When you are sailing at a good speed and with the sail trimmed,
press trim or SET. The Compass Data will then store the present
course in memory MEM as a reference. If you then have a lifter,
press TRIM again, but if you have a header more then 5º-10º, tack.
After you tack, re-trim the sails and get a good boat speed before
you press trim or SET again. Now you have set a new reference in
the memory. Whenever you get a lifter, press TRIM, but when you
get a header, tack. Your previous trim reference will automatically
be displayed and used.
Now, add the KTR timer
The timer must first be activated. This is done by setting the CAL
value C-17 to the maximum angle where you consider your boat to
be pushed off course, i.e. where you normally would tac when
getting a header. See more under [KTR] setup.
4.5.8
Battery voltage [BAT]
The text [BAT] will display battery voltage. The voltage is measured
inside the instrument and will not compensate for any voltage drop
caused by installation.
4.5.9
Boat speed [BSP], option
The text [BSP] will display boat speed (water speed). The text
[BSP] will toggle with selected unit, i.e. (KTS), (KMH) or (MPH).
As an option, you may add or remove displaying boat speed
[BSP], trip log [TRP] and water temperature [TMP]. See
calibration.
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4.5.10 Trip log [TRP], option
The text [TRP] is displayed and will show trip distance from 0.00 to
99.9 nautical miles, kilometre or miles. After 99.9, 0.00 is displayed.
Clear trip by pressing CLEAR.
4.5.11 Water temperature [TMP], option
The text [TMP] is displayed with water temperature in Celsius or
Fahrenheit.
This function requires a NX2, Nexus or Star log transducer.
4.5.12 Dead reckoning [CMG / DMG]
This function requires both Compass and Log transducers.
The text [CMG] (Course Made Good) is first displayed, then, after
some seconds the text [DMG] (Distance Made Good) is displayed.
The two functions are alternating. When the instrument is powered
up, the CMG/DMG function is cleared. Then, while underway, the
function will continuously calculate the shortest travelled distance
[DMG] and the averaged travelled course [CMG], from start or
reset.
You may clear and restart the dead reckoning manually by pressing
CLEAR.
4.5.13 X-track error, [XTE], Option
To get this function, set NAV = On C14 (See 5.1.3).
The text [XTE] is displayed shortly when this function is selected,
then a symbolic ”boat” is displayed on one side of the ”road” which
is displayed as three vertical lines.
Your ”boat” will be displayed on the right or left side of the symbol.
The distance is also displayed and can be in either Nautical mile,
Km or Miles.
4.5.14 In a small NEXUS network
The Compass Data instrument can be used in a small Network
together with the Speed log, Multi Repeater or analogue
instruments, without a Server.
When both the log and Compass transducers are installed at the
Compass Data instrument, we recommend you to install by use of
the connection kit art.no. 21453. Only one cable will then carry all
the signals between the instrument and the connection box.
Additional NX2 instruments may be connected direct at the
Compass Data instrument. One NEXUS Network power/data cable
will then go to the additional Multi or Log instruments. (See 2.1.3).
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When using the Compass Data in a Network with more then 3
transducers, we recommend you to use the NX2 Server. One
Nexus Network power/data cable is used to connect all instruments.
You will have NMEA 0183 in/out. Depth information will (if used) be
repeated at more than one NX2 instrument.
Network bonus function:
When you are using the race timer on the Multi or Log instrument, a
graphical countdown timer will pop up the last 60 seconds.
In this example there is 45 seconds to the start.
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Calibration / Set-up
It is important to carefully calibrate and set-up the instrument. The
values are stored in a non volatile memory.
To access calibration PAGE, press and hold SET more than 2
seconds.
To select a calibration code, press DOWN, PLUS and MODE as
required.
To return to normal operation mode, press SET when the text
return [rEt] is displayed.
The calibration routines are divided into four groups:
C10 - C17 = USR, User settings.
C20 - C24 = BSP, Log transducer and temp calibrations.
C30 - C37 = HDC, Compass settings.
C70 - C74 = CON, Configuration of the NX2 system.
To change a calibration value, press SET.
To select calibration value, press DOWN, PLUS and PAGE as
required.
To lock the selected value, press SET.
5.1
C10 User settings
To return to normal mode, press SET when the text [rET] is
displayed.
5.1.1
C11 Select the dampening
The dampening will effect wind angle, wind speed, boat speed and
VMG. Dampening is between d0 (0s) and d9 (1’20).
To change the dampening, press SET and change with PLUS or
MINUS and enter with SET.
5.1.2
C13 Displaying boat speed, trip log and temperature,
option
When set to OFF, the functions will be removed from the display.
The Compass Data instrument may still operate as a Server in the
Nexus Network, transmitting the log and temperature data to other
NX2 instruments without having the information displayed on this
instrument.
5.1.3
C14 Display NAV functions, option
NAV functions are only useful when the Compass Data is
connected in a Nexus Network with Compass transducer and a
navigator. The selection NAV On will add the functions that is
avaliable from the Nexus Network, such as BTW, XTE etc.
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5.1.4
C15 Beep when KEY is pressed
Setting KEY On will make a beep at every KEY-press, and when
KEY is OFF, There is no beep.
5.1.5
C16 Referens pointer On/OFF
Setting REF On will show a reference pointer in the true direction
as a steer indicator in the Compass graphical mode. When set to
OFF, no reference indicator will be visible. When the indicator is
activated and a MEM course is set, this pointer will slowly ”blink”
and when overlapping your Compass pointer, you are on course.
5.1.6
C17 ”Knock Timer” KTR
This is a race sailing function that will help you to decide when to
tack. When activated, a ”knock timer” will pop up when you are
sailing lower than the ”knock angle”. When the ”knock angle” is set
to 00 it is OFF.
Example, when KTR is set to 15° and you are ”knocked” i.e. sailing
15° lower than the ”reference set” course for more than 5 seconds,
a timer will pop up, telling you the elapsed time spent at ”knocked”
angle. Also read chapter 4.5.3 Tactical use of MEM.
5.2
C20 Calibration of Log
To return to normal mode, press SET when the text [rET] is
displayed.
5.2.1
C21 Select unit for speed
Unit for speed, knots (KTS), km/h (K/h) or miles/h (m/h).
5.2.2
C22 Calibration of log transducer
Calibration value for speed and distance (1.00 - 1.99).
Drive the boat a measured distance at normal speed.
Compare the distance with the trip counter.
Calculate the value with the following formula.
True distance from the sea chart:
Log trip counter distance:
The current calibration value:
New calibration value:
T
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C
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If you suspect a current in the water, drive the boat in both
directions and divide trip counter distance by two.
If the Compass Data is installed with NX2 Server where the log
is already calibrated, no further calibration is needed.
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5.2.3
C23 Unit for temperature
Select degree Celsius [C] or degree Fahrenheit [F].
5.2.4
C24 Temperature offset
By adding a positive or [-] negative value here, it will be added as
an offset before displayed as the temperature.
5.3
C30 Compass Settings
To return to normal mode, press SET when the text [rET] is
displayed.
5.3.1
C31 True or magnetic course, MAG
This function will display bearing, course and Wind direction as true
or magnetic. Select [On] to display all as magnetic, the LCD will
then
indicate:
Select [OFF] to display all as true.
5.3.2
C32 Magnetic deviation, VAR
Set the deviation direction first, i.e. [+E] (East) or [W] (West), then
enter the magnetic value in 1/10 of a degree.
5.3.3
C33 Autodeviation
This function is used to autodeviate your Compass. Take the boat
into a turn, in calm sea, when steady, press SET to start.
The text [DEV] starts flashing and a LCD sector will show you the
course where to end. When you have taken the boat through the
minimum 360° turn, press SET again, and if successful, the text
[DEV Atd] will appear again. If you read ERR 17, the Compass
magnetic variation have been too small. That is, if you either
interrupted the deviation too soon by pressing SET before done, or
if the Compass is affected by strong magnetic distortion.
5.3.4
C34 Check the Autodeviation
This function is used to check your Autodeviation. Make a new
Autodeviation in calm sea (during the evening) as described in
5.3.3, and you may (or not) take the boat the opposite direction as
when Autodeviated.
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The text [CHK] starts flashing and a pointer will show you the
course where to end. When you have taken the boat through the
minimum 360°
turn, press SET again, and if successful, the text [CHK Atd] will
appear again, otherwise, ERR 17 or ERR 19 will appear, i.e. the
difference between the last Autodeviation and this Autocheck is to
big to be accepted. Make a new Autocheck, and if you still get ERR
19, make a new Autodeviation since the last one was probably
disturbed.
When the Autocheck is OK, the Compass will store the average
result from both Autodev and Autocheck.
5.3.5
C35 Clear the Autodeviation
If you by any reason prefer to reset the deviation created by the
Autodeviation function, press SET when text [CLR Atd] is
displayed, you are now asked to confirm the flashing text YES by
another press on KEY, or select no by use of PLUS or MINUS
button, then SET.
5.3.6
C36 Adjust the Compass alignment
This function is used when the Compass is giving a constant
course error, i.e. it is not mounted exactly aligned as the boat (there
is no need to mount the transducer at the boats centreline). Make
sure that the local magnetic variation is entered before you make
the alignment adjustment, otherwise you are unable to see the
difference between local magnetic variation and alignment error.
The Compass may be installed reversed 180° , but never at
perpendicular, or 90° relative the centreline.
Press the SET and adjust [ADJ] the angle by entering the error. If
you want to add 5° enter 005°. If you want to subtract 5° enter 355°
(360- 5).
5.3.7
C37 Off course alarm
This function is used to set a course alarm that will be activated
when the boats average course is more thenset value. The text
[OCA OFF] is displayed. Press SET to enter the maximum
allowed course error, then press SET again.
This function is filtered for 30s to avoid false alarms such as
when sailing in heavy sea. Set to 00 will turn alarm OFF.
5.3.8
C68 Roll adjustment
This adjustment is valid only if roll is selected in C73 (you have to
exit and enter the calibration again after C73 is set to Roll).
Adjustment of the roll offset. Mount the roll transducer according to
the instructions. Adjust the offset so the roll is displaying 00° when
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the boat is horizontal. By entering a minus sign [-] in front of the
value the roll will be decreased by the value. When the offset is
without a minus sign, it will be added. When a roll transducer is
connected, both wind speed and wind angle will be compensated
for the roll and thus increasing the accuracy.
The roll sensor is not available at the time for this manual.
5.3.9
C69 Pitch adjustment
This adjustment is valid only if roll is selected in C73 (you have to
exit and enter the calibration again after C73 is set to Roll).
Adjustment of the pitch offset. Mount the pitch transducer according
to the instructions. Adjust the offset so the pitch is displaying 00°
when the boat is horizontal. By entering aminus sign [-] in front of
the value the roll will be decreased by the value. When the offset is
without a minus sign, it will be added.
The pitch sensor is not yet available (at mars 1997).
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C70 Configure NX2
To return to normal mode, press SET when the text [rET] is
displayed.
In the configuration you will be able to tell the Nexus Network where
you
have installed the log and wind transducer.
This is important because you may optionally install those
transducers at the Server instead of the instrument.
5.4.1
C71 HDC-master
[On] = the Compass transducer is connected at the Compass Data
instrument.
[OFF] = the wind transducer is connected at the NX2 Server.
5.4.2
C72 Log-master
[On] = the log transducer is connected at the Compass Data
instrument.
[OFF] = the log transducer is connected at the NX2 Server.
5.4.3
C73 Function on terminal In3
Select function on the terminal pin 3. The following functions are
available:
If other function then water temperature is selected, you may still
use the water temperature function by connecting the NX2 log
transducer at the Server or at the Wind Data instrument.
[TMP] Standard temperature function for the log transducer.
[TRM] Use the external trim button for the SPEED Trim function.
[STR] Use the external trim button for the STEER Pilot function.
[MOB] Use the external trim button for the M.O.B. function.
[Roll] Use the roll sensor to compensate wind speed and angle.
(Not yet available, at the time for printing this manual).
When the selection roll is made, further settings in calibration can
be made to correct the offset angle. See C68 5.3.8.
When Speed TRriM [TRM] is selected, a press on the external trim
button will transmit the trim command on the Network. To be able to
set both steer and trim reference, the optimum way is to connect
one trim button for speed to the Compass Data instrument and one
trim button for steer at the Server. Such an installation gives you
the opportunity to trim both speed and steer with separate buttons.
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Connection of trim button
Connect the trim button as per
the drawing. The button should
make a short connection when
pressed. It is also possible to
connect more than one button in
parallel, for example one on
starboard and one on port side.
Article number
for the push
button:19763.
5.4.5
C74 Demo mode
The Compass Data instrument has a built in demonstration mode.
All values are simulated in this mode. It is convenient to learn the
functions of the instrument by using this mode.
Every 7th second the text DEM will appear to alert you that demo
mode is selected.
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Maintenance and fault finding
6.1
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Maintenance
To clean the instrument, use only mild soap solution and rinse with water.
Do not use detergents or high pressure washing equipment.
At least once a year, check all your connections and apply additional silicon
paste at each connection point.
Always use the instrument cover for protection, when not in use.
Storing transducers and instruments when not in use for longer periods: It is
advisable to remove the instruments and transducers, and store them inside the
boat or at home in room temperature, if possible.
6.2
Fault finding
Before you contact your NX2 dealer, and to assist your dealer to give you a better
service, please check the following points and make a list of:
• All connected instrument and transducers, including their software versions.
• Nexus Network ID numbers for each instrument (displayed at power up).
6.2.1
General
In most cases, the reason for faults in electronic equipment is to be found in poor
installations. Therefore, always first check that:
• installation and connection is made per instructions for instrument and transducers,
(see 2.1.3).
• screw terminals are carefully tightened.
• no corrosion on any connection points.
• no loose ends in the wires causing short cuts to adjacent wires.
• cables for damage, that no cables are squeezed or worn.
• battery voltage is sufficient, should be at least 10 V DC.
• the fuse is not blown and the circuit-breaker has not opened.
• the fuse is of the right type.
• two instruments do not have the same ID number, (see 3.2).
• the dampening for course and speed is equally set in all instruments (The
dampening is individually set for each instrument).
6.2.2
Fault - action
1. Compass: No reading [ --- ] or wrong heading. Check that setting C71 is
according to your installation.
• Check that the local magnetic variation is properly set C32.
• Make sure the Autodeviation have been carried out. C33
•
Check for magnetic disturbences.
• Make sure the transducer is aligned correctly, (see C36, 5.3.6).
2 Speed and distance functions: No reading [ --- ]
C13 should be ON. See 5.1.2
• Check that setting C72 is according to your installation.
• Check that the impeller is rotating easy and freely i.e. is free from vegetation
• Check that there is no remaining anti fouling paint inside the through hull fitting.
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Error messages
The following messages may appear on the display:
ERR 2
ERR 3
ERR 10
ERR 11
ERR 17
ERR 18
ERR 19
Nexus Network is missing, check colour coded connections
No Network data received within a given time.
Range error caused by incorrectly entered value, e.g. 430°.
Remote command that can not be performed.
Too small magnetic variation.
Busy with Autodeviation
Autodeviation check error, repeat again.
If other messages than the above appears on the Compass Data instrument, contact
your NX2 dealer.
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Specifications
7.1
Technical specifications
Dimensions:
Instrument cable:
Power supply:
Power consumption
Instrument:
Log- and temp sensor:
Wind transducer:
Temperature range:
Weight:
Enclosure:
Compass Data instrument: 113 x 113 mm.
(4.3 x 4.3 inch)
0.4 m (16 inch)
12 V DC (10-16 V). The instrument is polarity
protected.
0,08 W
0.8 W (at max illumination)
12 mW
50 mW
Storage: From -30°C to +80°C.( -22°F to 176°F)
Operation: From -10°C to +70°C. (14°F to 158°F)
Instrument: 283 g (10 oz).
Transducer: 650 g (23 oz)
Instrument: Water proof
Transducer: Water proof
CE approval
The products conforms to the EMC requirements for immunity and emission according
to EN 50 08-1, and EN 55022
7.2
Nexus Network introduction and user policy
Introduction:
The Nexus network is a high performance, non collision Multi talker Multi receiver data
bus, specially designed for marine navigation applications. The most important features
are the high update rate, fast response times, very low data latency (25ms) and very
high data security even at very long distances. Another important feature is that Data
transfer efficiency will not degrade even when used in large and complex systems. It
utilises the RS485 standard with up to 32 senders and/or receivers to form a Local
Area Network. Data is transmitted asynchronously with 1 start-bit, 8-data-bits, 1 paritybit, two stop-bits in 9600 baud.
User policy:
The Nexus network is open for new users and applications without a licence or licence
fee. The easy link between Nexus network and your PC-application is the full duplex
PC interface (Art. No. 21248). The interface comes with software and is supplied with a
9-pole D-sub connector cable for the RS232 PC port. The PC interface will be a very
useful tool to control and monitor real time data, or when editing Waypoints to/from PCfile or to/from NX2 GPS or Server. For users who writes there own software, please
contact SILVA SWEDEN and ask for NX2 Application notes.
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Optional Accessories
Below find a selection of optional accessories available. Please contact your local NX2
dealer for more information.
22118-3
22118-2
22118-1
22118-4
22118-5
22118-6
NX2 Completes
Multi Control instrument and Server, 8m cable
Multi Control and Server with Speed Log and depth transducer, 8m cable
Speed log with log transducer, 8m cable
Wind Data, with transducer, 25m cable, mast bracket
Compass Data, with transducer 35°, 8 m cable
GPS Navigator, with GPS Antenna, 8+10m cable
22120-1
20707
19915-8
21731
20860
20721
20721-1
20594
21721
69980
21970
21735
NX2/Nexus Transducers
Server compl with 3m power cables
Log/Temp transducer, 8 m cable (for Nexus and Star)
Depth transducer, 8m cable (for NX2 only)
Compass transducer 35°, 8m cable
Compass transducer 45°, 8m cable
Wind transducer, 25m cable, mast bracket
CF-wind transducer, Carbon Fibre, 1260mm long, 380g, no mast cable incl.
Nexus mast cable 25m
MTC (Mast Twist Compensation) box, 8m cable, for Wind Data instr.
MRC (Mast Rotation Sensor Compensation) box
GPS Antenna, with NMEA 0183 output
Bracket for GPS Antenna and 35° Compass transducer for bulkhead mount
22117-1
22117-3
22117-4
22117-5
22117-6
22117-7
NX2 Digital Instruments (all supplied with 0.2m cable)
Speed log instrument
Multi Control instrument
Wind Data instrument
Compass Data instrument
GPS Navigator instrument
Autopilot instrument
22115-01
22115-02
22115-03
22115-05
22115-06
22115-07
22115-08
22115-09
22115-10
22115-11
22115-12
22115-13
NX2 Analog Instruments (all supplied with 0.2m cable)
NX2 Analog Wind Angle
NX2 Analog Steer Pilot
NX2 Analog Speed Trim
NX2 Analog Speed 0-16kts
NX2 Analog Speed 0-50kts
NX2 Analog Depth 0-200m
NX2 Analog Depth 0-600ft
NX2 Analog Rudder angle
NX2 Analog Compass
NX2 Analog GPS Speed 0-16kts
NX2 Analog GPS Speed 0-50kts
NX2 Analog GPS Course
21210
21218-1
20966
Nexus Remote Control Instrument
Remote Control Instrument (RCI), with Autopilot control, 5m cable, bracket
Bracket Remote Control instrument
Connector 4-pole, NEW model (Allows cable - cable connection)
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21680-1
21684-1
69995
Nexus Multi XL
Multi XL instrument, 4m cable (RCI or Multi Center needed to control Multi XL)
Multi XL Set, Multi XL instrument and Remote Control instrument
Mast bracket XL, in aluminium for Multi XL and Nexus / Star 110x110mm instr.
22118-6
22117-6
21970
20992-2
21735
NX2 GPS
GPS Navigator, with GPS Antenna, 8+10m cable
GPS Navigator instrument
GPS Antenna, with NMEA 0183 output
Bracket GPS Antenna, plastic with female thread 1" x 14 tpi
Bracket for GPS Antenna and 35° Compass transducer for bulkhead mount
22117-7
21210
22115-09
Nexus Autopilot components
Autopilot instrument
Remote Control instrument, with Autopilot control, 5m cable, bracket
NX2 Analog Rudder angle
21035-2
20860
21731
21036
69981
Servo Unit A-1510, 8m cable
Compass transducer 45°, 8m cable
Compass transducer 35°, 8m cable
Rudder Angle Transmitter RFU-25, 15m cable, ball joint linkage 230mm x 2
Linear Rudder Angle Transmitter
21134
21134-24
21341
21341-24
21136
69991-12
Pumpset PF-0.3 12V
Pumpset PF-0.3 24V
Pumpset PF-0.3S 12V, with solenoid
Pumpset PF-0.3S 24V, with solenoid
Linear Drive AN-23, stroke 229mm, peak thrust 680kg
Integrated Linear Drive HP-40, stroke 254mm, peak thrust 500kg
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Abbreviations
ADJ
APP
AWA
AWS
BAT
BSP
BTW
C
CAL
CON
DEM
F
HDC
KM
KTS
LCD
LOW
MAG
MAX
MH
MID
MIX
NAV
NXT
RET
SEA
SOG
STA
TMP
TRM
TRP
tru
TWA
TWD
TWS
Unt
USR
VAR
VMG
WIA
WND
XTE
_
ADJust
Apparent
Apparent Wind Angle
Apparent Wind Speed
BATtery
Boat SPeed
Bearing To Waypoint
Celsius
CALibration
CONfiguration
DEMonstration mode
Fahrenheit
Heading
KiloMetre
KnoTS
Liquid Crystal Display
LOW
MAGnitic
MAX
Miles per Hour
MID
Mixture
NAVigation
NeXT leg
RETurn
SEA dampening
Speed Over Ground
STAtic
TeMPerature
TRiM
TRiP
True
True Wind Angle
True Wind Direction
True Wind Speed
Unit
USeR
VARiation
Velocity Made Good
WInd Angle
WiND calibration
Cross Track Error
Minus
Plus
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Kuskvägen 4, 191 62 Sollentuna, Sweden
Tel: +46 -(0) 8 - 623 43 00. Fax: +46 -(0) 8 - 92 76 01
www.silva.se
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