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INTRODUCTION
This manual is written for the Remote Control instrument (Art. No. 21210) from version 1.00
Edition: January 1999
CONTENTS
Contents
1
Introduction.............................................................................................................................................. 5
1.2
Capabilities........................................................................................................................................ 5
1.3
Part specifications............................................................................................................................. 7
1.4
Registering of this product ................................................................................................................ 7
1.5
About this manual ............................................................................................................................. 7
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Installation................................................................................................................................................ 8
2.1
Installation general ............................................................................................................................ 8
2.2
Connection to Nexus Server or Nexus Instruments........................................................................... 9
2.3
Optional cable - cable connection ................................................................................................... 10
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First start and initialising...................................................................................................................... 11
3.1
Initialising the instrument................................................................................................................. 11
3.2
Re-initialising the instrument ........................................................................................................... 11
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Operation................................................................................................................................................ 12
4.1
Instrument overview ........................................................................................................................ 12
4.1.1
Instrument display................................................................................................................... 12
4.1.2
Instrument pages .................................................................................................................... 12
4.1.3
Instrument functions ............................................................................................................... 12
4.1.4
Instrument modes ................................................................................................................... 12
4.1.5
Instrument power on/off .......................................................................................................... 12
4.1.6
Instrument units ...................................................................................................................... 12
4.1.7
Instrument central settings...................................................................................................... 12
4.1.8
Instrument local settings ......................................................................................................... 13
4.2
How to use the push-buttons .......................................................................................................... 13
4.2.1
PAGE LEFT ........................................................................................................................... 13
4.2.2
PAGE RIGHT......................................................................................................................... 13
4.2.3
UP........................................................................................................................................... 13
4.2.4
DOWN.................................................................................................................................... 13
4.2.5
LEFT....................................................................................................................................... 13
4.2.6
RIGHT .................................................................................................................................... 14
4.2.7
KEY ........................................................................................................................................ 14
4.2.8
Escape.................................................................................................................................... 14
4.2.9
Cancel / clear / reset ............................................................................................................... 14
4.2.10
Lighting ................................................................................................................................... 14
4.2.11
Setup mode............................................................................................................................. 14
4.2.12
Autopilot mode ........................................................................................................................ 15
4.2.13
Man over board (MOB) ........................................................................................................... 15
4.2.14
Name a waypoint, timer or instrument..................................................................................... 15
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Remote control mode ........................................................................................................................... 16
5.1
Customise your Remote Control access list.................................................................................... 17
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BOAT page ............................................................................................................................................. 19
6.1
BOAT main-function ....................................................................................................................... 19
6.1.1
BOAT main-function selection ................................................................................................ 19
6.1.2
BOAT side-function selection ................................................................................................. 20
6.2
Steer reference [Pilot]...................................................................................................................... 21
6.2.1
Overview of steer reference [Pilot] .......................................................................................... 21
6.2.2
Steer reference, compass memory [MEM].............................................................................. 22
6.2.3
Steer reference, bearing to waypoint [BTW] ........................................................................... 22
6.2.4
Steer reference, course to steer [CTS] ................................................................................... 23
6.2.5
Steer reference, apparent wind angle [AWA].......................................................................... 23
6.2.6
Trim [TRM] ............................................................................................................................. 25
6.3
Date and clock [TIME], and race-timer [R—TIMER] ....................................................................... 26
6.4
Average speed [AVS], and distance [DIST] .................................................................................... 26
6.5
Trip distance [TRIP], and total distance [TOTAL] ........................................................................... 26
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NAV page (Optional).............................................................................................................................. 27
7.1
Go to waypoint [GOTO WP], and Dead Reckoning [D/R]............................................................... 27
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7.2
Combi steer including COG, SOG, BTW, DTW, and course deviation...........................................27
7.3
Cross track error [XTE], and course to steer [CTS], wp. closure velocity [WCV]............................ 28
7.4
Time to go [TTG], and estimated time of arrival [ETA] .................................................................... 28
7.5
Position in latitude / longitude, and satellite status .......................................................................... 28
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WP page (Optional) ............................................................................................................................... 29
8.1
Mark waypoint [MARK WP], and set waypoint [SET WP]............................................................... 29
8.2
Edit waypoint [EDIT WP], and view waypoint [VIEW WP].............................................................. 30
8.3
Copy waypoint [COPY WP] ............................................................................................................ 31
8.4
Move waypoint [MOVE WP]............................................................................................................ 31
8.5
Delete waypoint [DELETE].............................................................................................................. 31
8.6
Methods to search for a waypoint.................................................................................................... 31
8.6.1
Search a waypoint in numerical order ..................................................................................... 31
8.6.2
Search for a waypoint in alphabetical order............................................................................. 32
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ROUTE page (Optional) ........................................................................................................................ 33
9.1
Sailplan [SAIL PLAn]....................................................................................................................... 33
9.1.1
Cancel a sail plan [CLEAR PLAn]........................................................................................... 34
9.1.2
Insert a LEG in the sail plan [INSERT] ................................................................................... 34
9.1.3
Cancel a LEG in the sail plan.................................................................................................. 35
9.2
Store a route [ROUTE StorE].......................................................................................................... 35
9.3
Route call [ROUTE CALL] .............................................................................................................. 35
9.4
Reverse route call [REVERSE CALL]............................................................................................. 35
9.5
Delete a route [DELETE]................................................................................................................. 35
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Man Over Board [MOB] function ..................................................................................................... 36
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Autopilot mode .................................................................................................................................. 37
11.1
Switch between instrument mode and autopilot mode ................................................................ 37
11.2
Standby mode ............................................................................................................................. 37
11.3
Autopilot functions ...................................................................................................................... 37
11.3.1
Activate automatic steering................................................................................................. 37
11.3.2
Turn off automatic steering................................................................................................. 38
11.3.3
Automatic steering by compass [HDG]............................................................................... 38
11.3.4
Automatic steering by navigator [NAV] ............................................................................... 38
11.3.5
Automatic steering by wind angle [AWA]............................................................................ 39
11.3.6
Power steering [PWR] ........................................................................................................ 40
11.3.7
Dodging and returning to last steering function .................................................................. 40
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Setup mode....................................................................................................................................... 41
12.1
Setup mode................................................................................................................................. 41
12.1.1
The setup mode is divided in 7 setup groups ..................................................................... 41
12.1.2
How to access setup mode and setup group...................................................................... 41
12.1.3
How to change a setting ..................................................................................................... 41
12.1.4
How to return to previous mode .......................................................................................... 41
12.1.5
Factory default settings....................................................................................................... 41
12.2
Alarm setup group [ALARMS]..................................................................................................... 41
12.2.1
General depth alarm information......................................................................................... 42
12.2.2
Set and turn on shallow alarm [SHALLOW] ....................................................................... 42
12.2.3
Set and turn on depth alarm [DEEP] .................................................................................. 42
12.2.4
Cancel an alarm value ........................................................................................................ 42
12.2.5
Silencing an alarm .............................................................................................................. 42
12.2.6
Turning off an alarm ........................................................................................................... 42
12.2.7
Off course alarm limit [OCA -- LIM] .................................................................................... 42
12.2.8
Pilot off course alarm [PCA] ............................................................................................... 43
12.2.9
Watch-out timer alarm [W-TIMER]..................................................................................... 43
12.2.10
The 8 named timer alarms [TIMERS] ................................................................................. 43
12.2.11
Navigation arrival alarm [NAV-ALM] ................................................................................... 43
12.3
Damping setup group [DAMPING] ............................................................................................. 44
12.3.1
Damping of boat speed through the water [SPEED]........................................................... 45
12.3.2
Damping of compass heading [COMPASS]....................................................................... 45
12.3.3
Damping of wind angle and wind speed [WIND] ................................................................ 45
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12.3.4
Damping of speed and course over ground [SOG/COG] ....................................................45
12.3.5
Damping of drift [DRIFT] .................................................................................................... 45
12.3.6
Damping of Steer Pilot instrument [STEER Pilot]............................................................... 45
12.4
Unit setup group [UNITS] ........................................................................................................... 45
12.4.1
Unit for distance [DIST] ...................................................................................................... 45
12.4.2
Unit for speed [SPD]........................................................................................................... 45
12.4.3
Unit for depth [DEP] ........................................................................................................... 45
12.4.4
Unit for wind speed [WSP] ................................................................................................. 45
12.4.5
Unit for water temperature [TEMP] ..................................................................................... 46
12.4.6
Unit for latitude / longitude [SECONDS]............................................................................. 46
12.5
Transducer setup group [SENSORS]......................................................................................... 46
12.5.1
Boat speed calibration [BSP CAL] ...................................................................................... 46
12.5.2
Water temperature offset [W--TEMP] ................................................................................ 46
12.5.3
Depth transducer location [DEP] ........................................................................................ 46
12.5.4
Compass transducer calibration [COMPASS].................................................................... 46
12.5.5
Wind transducer calibration [WIND]................................................................................... 48
12.5.6
Nexus GPS Antenna settings [GPS] .................................................................................. 49
12.6
Autopilot setup group [Auto--Pilot] .............................................................................................. 50
12.6.1
Rudder [P1 RUD] ............................................................................................................... 50
12.6.2
Damping of compass heading [P2 SEA] ............................................................................ 50
12.6.3
Counter Rudder [P3 CRD].................................................................................................. 50
12.6.4
Damping of wind [P4 WSE]................................................................................................ 50
12.6.5
Automatic Trim Calibration [P5 ATC] ................................................................................. 50
12.6.6
Adaptive Control [P6 ADC] ................................................................................................. 50
12.6.7
Automatic Pilot Calibration [P7 APC].................................................................................. 50
12.6.8
Rudder Reduction Speed [P8 RRS] ................................................................................... 51
12.6.9
Rudder angle limits [P9 RLIM]............................................................................................ 51
12.7
Option setup group [OPTIONS].................................................................................................. 52
12.7.1
Push-button beep [KEYBEEP] ........................................................................................... 52
12.7.2
Waypoint bank [WP--BANK] .............................................................................................. 52
12.7.3
Nexus Network status [NETWORK StAtUS] ..................................................................... 52
12.7.4
Nexus Server NMEA setup [SERVER SEtUP]................................................................... 53
12.7.5
Transmit NMEA sentences OUT from Server .................................................................... 55
12.7.6
Receive NMEA sentences IN to Server from external navigator ......................................... 57
12.8
Special NMEA sentences ........................................................................................................... 58
12.8.1
Target boat speed [TBS] .................................................................................................... 58
12.8.2
Customised angle data [CAD] ............................................................................................ 58
12.8.3
Customised fixpoint data [CFD].......................................................................................... 58
12.8.4
Example of special NMEA-sentence .................................................................................. 58
12.9
Configuration setup group [CONFIG] ......................................................................................... 59
12.9.1
Start up mode [NEXUS / A--PILOT Control]....................................................................... 59
12.9.2
Change mode [CHANGE] .................................................................................................. 59
12.9.3
Page-arrow [ARROWS PAGE] .......................................................................................... 59
12.9.4
Instrument list ..................................................................................................................... 59
12.9.5
Maxi Repeater control [MAXIREP]...................................................................................... 61
12.9.6
Page access or stop [USE PAGES]................................................................................... 61
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Installation of other Nexus parts...................................................................................................... 62
13.1
Location of the Server ................................................................................................................. 62
13.2
Installing the Server .................................................................................................................... 62
13.3
Installing the transducers............................................................................................................ 63
13.4
Connecting optional accessories ................................................................................................ 63
13.4.1
Man over board (MOB) push-button ................................................................................... 63
13.4.2
Tactical function push-button ............................................................................................. 64
13.4.3
External alarm buzzer ......................................................................................................... 64
13.4.4
Nexus instruments.............................................................................................................. 64
13.4.5
Maxi repeater ...................................................................................................................... 65
13.5
Connecting instrument lighting.................................................................................................... 65
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13.6
Connecting a NMEA instrument IN to the Server ........................................................................65
13.7
Connecting a NMEA instrument OUT from Server ..................................................................... 65
13.8
Connecting the power supply...................................................................................................... 66
13.9
Compatibility with our previous transducers................................................................................ 67
13.9.1
Log transducer.................................................................................................................... 67
13.9.2
Depth transducer................................................................................................................ 68
13.9.3
Wind transducer................................................................................................................. 68
13.9.4
Compass transducer .......................................................................................................... 69
13.9.5
GPS transducer.................................................................................................................. 69
13.9.6
NMEA transducers ............................................................................................................. 69
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Maintenance and fault finding.......................................................................................................... 70
14.1
Maintenance................................................................................................................................ 70
14.2
Fault finding ................................................................................................................................ 70
14.2.1
General............................................................................................................................... 70
14.2.2
What you should know about digital depth sounders.......................................................... 70
14.3
Fault - action ............................................................................................................................... 71
14.4
Nexus Network error messages with cause and remedy ............................................................ 73
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Specifications .................................................................................................................................... 75
15.1
Technical specifications.............................................................................................................. 75
15.2
Nexus Network specification....................................................................................................... 75
15.3
Optional accessories................................................................................................................... 76
15.4
Abbreviations .............................................................................................................................. 78
15.5
Warranty ..................................................................................................................................... 81
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INTRODUCTION
1 Introduction
1.1 Welcome aboard!
Thank you for choosing a Nexus Remote Control instrument. Through this manual we would like to help you to
install and operate your Nexus product. We are convinced that you will appreciate the useful functions weather
you are a cruiser or a racer. To get the most out of your Nexus product, please read through this manual
carefully before you start your installation. If you see us at a show, stop by and say hello.
Good luck and happy boating!
1.2 Capabilities
The Server is the ”heart” of your Nexus Network, to which transducers for speed, depth, heading, wind and
navigation (GPS, Loran or Decca) are connected.
From the Server, the single Nexus data bus cable carries power and data to the instruments, which are
repeaters of the information sent from the Server.
Your Remote Control instrument can be connected directly to a Nexus instrument on the Nexus Network, or
to the Nexus Server, and if so you do not have to re-calibrate the transducers or your current Nexus Network
setup.
The Remote Control instrument is more than just a remote control:
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It is a Nexus Multi function instrument in itself, displaying all functions in your Network.
It can remote control all, or selected Nexus instruments in your Network.
It can be used at the chart table as the waypoint and rout editor in your Network
It can be an integrated control unit for the Nexus Autopilot.
It offers unique trim functions for the sailor.
It offers a Man Overboard function.
It offers a built in alarm with eight alarm settings.
It offers a control of the MAXI repeaters, up to nine units.
It offers the possibility to customise the display with your two favourite functions.
It can be configured to ”hide” pages you do not want to use, or conceal from curious hands.
The optional cable - cable connection (Art. No. 20966) gives you the flexibility to use it anywhere on your
boat. Simply disconnect it, and take it to your navigation table.
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To give you an idea of the versatility of what your Remote Control instrument can perform for you,
here is an example of a possible scenario:
Note! The Remote Control instruments NAV, WP and ROUTE pages must first be ”opened in the
setup to be used as described in this scenario!
You take your boat out of the harbour and start the Nexus Autopilot in Compass mode by use of the
Remote Control instrument, then while under way; you create some waypoints also used in the sailplan.
Reset the trip counter, then enter Autopilot mode and activate the NAV function, the Autopilot will follow the
sail plan you just created.
Now you use the Remote Control Instrument to change information on your Nexus instruments.
When this is done, you check the water temperature before setting depth and boat speed as well as
geographical wind direction and true wind speed as the favourite functions in the BOAT page.
To alert your attention to the weather forecasts, you set the timer with a name for the particular forecast.
Before the coffee break, you check your expected time of arrival, wind speed and geographic wind
direction, at the same time as the Autopilot heads direct for your waypoint.
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1.3 Part specifications
Nexus Remote Control instrument is delivered with all parts for mounting.
Check prior to installation.
Qty.
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Description
Remote Control Instrument with 5m (16 ft) cable
Instrument bracket
Mounting screws for the instrument bracket
Wire protectors 0,25 mm (1/100”)
Installation and operation manual
Warranty card
National distributors list
1.4 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 this document, 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 as and when they are
released.
1.5 About this manual
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Each time a push-button is referred to in this manual, the push-button name is written in bold and
CAPITAL letters e.g. PAGE RIGHT.
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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. [Lat].
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With the word navigator we mean a GPS, Loran or Decca instrument.
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Which instrument is navigating? By the term navigating, we mean the active instrument in which the
waypoint memory is used for navigation to calculate the navigation data, i.e. BTW, DTW etc. There can
only be one instrument on the Nexus Network, which is keeping the waypoints in memory, but the
waypoints can be reached from all instruments.
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Functions followed by the text ”optional" are not valid in factory default setting. See setup mode to be able
to display and use these functions.
Note! We have put in a lot of effort, in order to make this manual correct and complete. However, since we
have a policy of continuous improvement, some information may differ from the product functions. If you need
further information, contact your national distributor.
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INSTALLATION
2 Installation
2.1 Installation general
Reliable and accurate operation of marine electronics depends very much on correct installation. Please read
and fully understand the installation requirements before attempting installation.
The installation includes 6 major steps:
1.
Read this installation and operation manual.
2.
Plan where to install the bracket and where to run the cable.
3.
Install the bracket.
4.
Run the cable, and connect the instrument.
5.
Take a break and admire your installation.
6.
Learn the functions and calibrate your Network.
Before you begin drilling... think about how you can make the installation as neat and
simple as your boat will allow. Think about how the cable will lie in the boat not to disturb any of your routines on board.
The Remote Control instrument can be connected to the Nexus Server, or directly to
any Nexus instrument on the Nexus Network.
The bracket for the Remote Control can be mounted on almost any convenient location
on the boat. The instrument is waterproof, but should not be submerged in water for
longer periods.
When selecting a location for your bracket and instrument, please ensure that they are
at least 500 mm (20”) away from radio receiving equipment.
The instrument can be mounted right beside a magnetic compass.
A few ”do not” 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 run cables in 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.
The following tools are needed:
• Wire cutters and strippers
• A pair of flat pliers
• Large Philips and small flat head screw driver
• Drill for the mounting holes, 2,8 mm (0,11”).
• Plastic cable ties.
If the cable is not long enough, you can buy the optional Nexus 8-m (26-ft) extension
cable (Art. No. 21266-8) or use left over Nexus cable from other installations. The
same 4-pole Nexus cable is used for all instruments and transducers.
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2.2 Connection to Nexus Server or Nexus Instruments
Mark the desired location for the Remote Control bracket. Drill the three screw holes using a 2,8 mm
(0,11”) drill. Mount the bracket using a Philips screwdriver.
2 Run the Nexus data bus cable from the location of Remote Control bracket to the Nexus Server, or to a
Nexus instrument.
3 Cut the Nexus data bus cable to length. Peel off about 35 mm (1,4”) of the cable insulation. Remove about
six mm (1/4”) from the three isolated wires (the 4th wire is a blank leader). Attach the 4 cable protectors to
the wires using a pair of flat pliers.
4 Apply silicon paste on all screw terminals. Note! Must be done to avoid corrosion.
5 Connect the four cable from the Remote Control to either:
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a) The Nexus Server left hand side pins 5, 6, 7, 8, marked (Bus RS485).
Nexus Server
b) The four-pole jack plug at the back of the Nexus instrument.
To other Nexus
Instruments
The pins or jack-plug are all colour coded to match the Remote Control wires.
Your installation is done!
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2.2.1 Optional cable - cable connection
The optional connector (Art. No. 20966) allows you the flexibility to disconnect the Remote Control to use it at
a second location on the boat.
In this case the optional bracket (Art. No. 21218-1) is handy to use.
Further the optional eight metres (26 ft) Nexus data bus cable (Art. No. 21266-8 ) can be supplied by the
metre.
Optional connector
(Art. No. 20966)
To Nexus Server
or other Nexus
instrument
Note! For other connections, see chapter ”Connection of other Nexus parts”.
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FIRST START AND INITIALISING
3 First start and initialising
3.1 Initialising the instrument
At power on, the instrument will perform a self-test, during which the display will first
show all segments, then the version number and the Nexus Network ID number.
To initialise the instrument, press KEY on all installed digital instruments, one at a time.
Note: Always wait for the text ”Init OK” to be displayed, before you press KEY
on the next instrument!
The Nexus Server is automatically given ID number 0 (ID numbers 0 - 15 is reserved
for transducers. Therefore the first given ID number is 16, then 17 and so on. The order in which you press KEY is the same order as the instruments will be given an ID
number on the Nexus Network.
The drawing shows that the instrument version number is 1.0 and the given ID number
is 18.
3.2 Re-initialising the instrument
If two instruments by mistake have the same ID number, this can cause disturbance
and block the information on the Nexus Network.
To re-initialise the instrument, press DOWN and UP together during the power up sequence when version and ID numbers are displayed.
The instrument self-test is then re-started on all instruments and you will be asked to
(KEY PRESS) on each instrument as explained above.
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OPERATION
4 Operation
4.1 Instrument overview
4.1.1 Instrument display
The display consists of two lines, a top-line and a lower-line. Each line contains 7 digits
which are 7 mm (0.27”) high.
Above the two lines are various signs, or flags, to give additional information. (2D or 3D
navigation from the GPS etc.)
4.1.2 Instrument pages
The Remote Control instrument has its functions divided on 4 pages.
The page names are printed above the display:
BOAT (default), NAV (optional), WP (optional) and ROUTE (optional).
The selected page is indicated by the page-arrow at the top of the display.
Note! The Remote Control instrument is factory default set with the optional
page closed. The optional page has to be opened individually to gain access to
the page. These pages are considered optional for advanced users only.
4.1.3 Instrument functions
Main-function: Each page has a main-function, displayed when you select a new page.
Sub-function: Under each main-function there is a list of sub-functions, accessed by
pressing DOWN or UP.
Side-function: Some functions also offer side-functions, accessed by pressing LEFT or
RIGHT.
4.1.4 Instrument modes
Instrument mode:
Remote control mode:
Autopilot mode:
Setup mode:
Edit mode:
ing).
It is an instrument itself.
It remote controls connected Nexus instruments.
It is an instrument for the Autopilot.
It allows calibrating your Network settings.
It allows editing settings (when digits are flash-
4.1.5 Instrument power on/off
You switch on/off your Nexus instruments by using the instrument switch on your electrical panel, as the instruments have no separate power on/off push-button.
4.1.6 Instrument units
The instrument can display metric and imperial units.
For unit selection, see the setup group units.
4.1.7 Instrument central settings
Central settings affect all instruments connected to the Nexus Network. Most settings
are central such as ”clear trip”, ”depth alarm”, ”lighting” and ”set steer reference”
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4.1.8 Instrument local settings
Local settings affect only the instrument in which it is set. When a setting is local we
have listed this after the setting. Typical local settings are ”boat speed dampening” and
”units”. These settings will not be transferred to other instruments on the Nexus Network.
4.2 How to use the push-buttons
PAGE RIGHT
PAGE LEFT
RIGHT
UP
KEY
LEFT
DOWN
4.2.1 PAGE LEFT
A press on PAGE LEFT (red push-button) moves one page left, or moves to another
remote controlled Nexus instrument to the left.
4.2.2 PAGE RIGHT
A press on PAGE RIGHT (green push-button) moves one page right, or moves to another remote controlled Nexus instrument to the right.
4.2.3 UP
A press on UP moves to the previous sub-function.
In edit mode, it increases the digit.
4.2.4 DOWN
A press on DOWN moves to the next sub-function.
In edit mode, it decreases the digit.
4.2.5 LEFT
A press on LEFT moves to a side-function, where available.
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In edit mode, LEFT moves the cursor one step to the left.
4.2.6 RIGHT
A press on RIGHT moves to a side-function, where available.
In edit mode, RIGHT moves the cursor one step to the right.
4.2.7 KEY
KEY is similar to Enter on a computer.
A press on KEY unlocks a digit to access edit mode.
When unlocked, the digits are ”active” (flashes) and can be edited by pressing DOWN,
UP, LEFT and RIGHT as required.
When finished editing, lock the digit by another press on KEY.
4.2.8 Escape
If you by mistake enter edit mode, with flashing digits, and want to escape, press
PAGE LEFT or PAGE RIGHT to escape the edit mode.
The text [ESCAPE] will be displayed momentarily.
4.2.9 Cancel / clear / reset
A press on DOWN and UP together, clears digits in edit mode, cancel alarms or resets
the counters, Man Overboard etc.
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4.2.10 Lighting
The instrument uses red back lighting of both display and push buttons. The lighting
can be set at 4 different levels.
To access the light control, press and hold KEY for more than two seconds.
The flashing text [LIT OFF] will be displayed and the display will be lit momentarily.
To select between the 4 light levels [LOW], [MID], [MAX] or [OFF], Press UP.
To lock the selected level, press KEY.
The selected light level will be copied to all Nexus instruments connected to the Network. It is not possible to reduce or turn off the lighting on an individual instrument.
4.2.11 Setup mode
To access setup mode, press and hold PAGE RIGHT more than two seconds.
The text [SETUP] will be displayed momentarily.
To return to instrument mode, press PAGE RIGHT.
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4.2.12 Autopilot mode
To change between instrument mode and Autopilot mode, press PAGE LEFT and
PAGE RIGHT together.
4.2.13 Man over board (MOB)
To activate the MOB function, press and hold for more than two seconds PAGE LEFT
and PAGE RIGHT together. To reset the MOB function, press DOWN and UP together. For function explanation, see 10.
4.2.14 Name a waypoint, timer or instrument
Above objects can be given a 7-letter name, to help you remember the waypoint.
Select the object to be named, and press KEY. The first digit flashes.
To page through the alphabet to find a letter, press UP.
One press is ”A”, two presses ”B” etc.
To move to the cursor to the next digit, press RIGHT etc.
To enter numbers and signs, press DOWN.
To lock the name, press KEY.
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5 Remote control mode
At the first power up, you automatically enter instrument mode and BOAT page.
When the Remote Control instrument is connected to the Nexus Network and initialised, all Nexus digital instruments connected to the Nexus Network are automatically
detected by the Remote Control instrument and can now be remote controlled.
To access remote control mode from instrument mode, press PAGE LEFT or PAGE
RIGHT, until the Remote Control instrument will display the text [REMOTE] and [Id no -] for the accessed instrument.
The complete display of the Nexus instrument being remote controlled will ”flash” once
when accessed, then the page-arrow will ”flash” slowly at top of the display to indicate
that this particular instrument is being remote controlled.
The example shows that Nexus instrument with Id no 17 is accessed.
To access another Nexus instrument or to get back to BOAT page press PAGE
LEFT or PAGE RIGHT until preferred function is selected. In this way you
move around in a circle, to display either Boat page or remote control Nexus instruments.
When a Nexus instrument is accessed, you have the push buttons of that instrument in your hand!
The 4 push buttons on the Remote Control instrument, UP, DOWN, KEY and RIGHT,
correspond to the 4 push buttons on the Nexus instruments. The LEFT push-button is
extra and will back step a main function on the remote controlled Nexus instrument.
Press the push buttons on the Remote Control instrument in the same way as if you
pressed directly on the push buttons on the selected Nexus instrument.
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5.1 Customise your Remote Control access list
When you connect the Remote Control instrument to the Nexus Network, it automatically detects all Nexus digital instruments and will display them with the text [REMOTE
Id #] in ID number access order.
You may customise your Remote Control instrument to create your own access order of
Nexus digital instruments and to name them for easier recognition. You may also exclude access of the instruments that you can not see or simply want to limit access to.
Note! This is an optional function for advanced users.
Proceed as follows:
1. Make a note of each instrument's Id number, seen during the power up procedure.
Note the Id numbers in the order you want them to be accessed (not in Id number
order). Exclude Id numbers of those instruments you do not want to access.
2. Enter setup mode:
Press and hold PAGE RIGHT until text [SETUP] is displayed.
1. Find [CONFIG]:
Press UP to find function [CONFIG] and press KEY.
2. Find [EDIT List]:
Press UP until you find function [EDIT LiSt], and press KEY to enter the end of
the list.
1. Press UP to go to the next instrument in the list. Access order number is
displayed in the lower left corner. If you want to add an instrument to the list, press
KEY.
The first line ”_” of the 7 lines ”_ _ _ _ _ _ _” now flashes.
2. To name the first instrument:
To enter characters, press UP or DOWN. To move to next character, press
RIGHT.
When the name is entered, lock it with KEY.
1. Enter the Id number of the instrument in the lower right corner and press KEY to
lock it.
2. Repeat steps 5 to 7 for all instruments you want to have included in the list.
3. To exit [EDIT LiSt] press PAGE RIGHT.
1. Set [USELIST] to [On]:
Press UP to [USELIST], if [USELIST] is [OFF] press KEY, then press UP to
change to [On] and press KEY to lock.
Now your customised list is used instead of the complete list. If you need to remote
control all instruments again, set [USELIST] to [OFF] an all instruments will be accessible.
To exclude an instrument from the list, when in [EDIT List] press UP and DOWN together when the instrument Id number is displayed.
Note! In setup mode and under [CONFIG] group, you can create an instrument list with
a combination of the following 3 functions:
[MAKE LiSt, YES/no], to make a list of all connected instruments in Id number order.
[EDIT LiSt], to create a new list, or edit an existing list.
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[USELIST On/OFF], to activate / de-activate the customised user list.
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6 BOAT page
In boat page you find the boat performance functions.
If you have a navigator, extended navigation functions can also be displayed.
6.1 BOAT main-function
The main-function displays two functions, a left and right function.
These can be customised from a list of functions, to give you fast access to your 2
most preferred functions.
The list of functions is split so that angle information is mainly displayed to the left and
numerical data, to the right.
6.1.1 BOAT main-function selection
Factory default settings of main-function are:
Apparent wind angle [AWA] and speed through the water [BSP]
To change left side main-function, press KEY, and [AWA] flashes.
Press DOWN or UP, to select left main-function from the following options:
[AWA]
[BOD]
[BTW]
[CMG]
[COG]
[CTS]
[DEP]
[HDC]
[SET]
[TMP]
[TWA]
[TWD]
Apparent Wind Angle
Bearing Original Destination
Bearing To Waypoint
Course Made Good
Course Over Ground
Course To Steer
Depth (in metre, fathoms or feet)
HeaDing Compass. Heading true [HDT]
or magnetic [HDM] selected in setup.
Direction of current
Water TeMPerature
True Wind Angle
True Wind Direction
000° -180°
000° -359°
000° -359°
000° -359°
000° -359°
000° -359°
0-150 m
000° -359°
000° -359°
-5 - 50 C/23 - 80 F
000° -180°
000° -359°
The symbol after the degree sign will show port or starboard
When desired function is found, press KEY to lock it.
After having locked left main-function, [BSP] flashes to the right and allows you to
change the right side main-function.
Press DOWN or UP to select right main-function from the following options:
[BSP]
Boat SPeed
Knots, Km/h or
Miles/h
[DEP]
Depth
Metres, Feet or Fathoms
[DRF]
Speed of the current
Knots, Km/h or
Miles/h
[DMG]
Distance Made Good (dead reckoning)
NM, Kilometres or
Miles
[DTW]
Distance To waypoint
NM, Kilometres or
Miles
[SOG]
Speed Over Ground
Knots, Km/h or
Miles/h
[TBS]
True Boat Speed
Knots, Km/hour
Miles/h
[TWS]
True Wind Speed
M/S, Knots or Beaufort
[VMG]
Velocity Made Good
Knots, Km/h or
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Miles/h
[WCV]
Waypoint Closure Velocity
Miles/h
[XTE]
Cross Track Error
Miles
[AWS]
Apparent Wind Speed
fort
[BAT]
BATtery voltage, measured at Server
When desired function is found, press KEY to lock it.
Knots, Km/h or
NM, Kilometres or
M/S, Knots or BeauVolt
6.1.2 BOAT side-function selection
To access BOAT side-function, press LEFT or RIGHT, to toggle between mainfunction and side function.
Factory default settings of side-function are:
Water temperature in C° [TMP] and depth in metres [DEP] in the other.
To change left side-function, press KEY, and [TMP] flashes.
Press DOWN or UP, to select left side-function from the same list as in main-function.
When desired function is found, press KEY to lock it.
After having locked left side-function, [DEP] flashes to the right and allows you to
change the right side-function.
Press DOWN or UP to select right side-function from the same list as in main-function.
When desired function is found, press KEY to lock it.
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6.2 Steer reference [Pilot]
The sub-function [Pilot] is intended for use together with the optional analogue instrument Steer Pilot (Art no 20550-2) to assist the helmsman to keep the desired heading.
The same function is also used in the Compass Data instrument (Art. No. 21487).
When a steer reference has been selected, the analogue Steer Pilot instrument is
automatically activated. It starts to indicate the difference between desired and actual
heading and angle. The logic is to keep the Steer Pilot instrument needle straight up
pointing at 0 (zero) to stay on the set heading.
In analogue Steer Pilot instruments from version 2.0, [MEM] and [BTW] is functioning
with COG (if navigator connected) even if a compass is not installed. The analogue
read out will start at speed above 4 KTS and stop below 2 KTS.
If you do not have the analogue Steer Pilot instrument, you can still use the function if
you display the selected steer reference heading [Str] in the sub-function and compare
it with the actual compass heading in the main-function in the Nexus Multi Control instrument.
A Nexus Autopilot can not be activated from the steer reference function. But when the
Nexus Autopilot has been activated in compass or wind mode it is possible to alter the
Autopilot heading from the [MEM] and [AWA] functions.
The last used steer reference function will be stored in memory and automatically activated at power on. (Available from Nexus Server version 2.6).
6.2.1Overview of steer reference [Pilot]
Steer reference
play
[MEM]
[BTW]
[CTS]
[AWA]
[OFF]
Function
Type
Text on dis-
Compass heading
stored in 1, or 2
memories [TAC]
Bearing to waypoint
Course to steer to
waypoint, corrected
for drift and current
Apparent wind angle
Steer Pilot off
Setable
MEM
Automatic
Automatic
WP
MEM WP
Settable
WIND
When any steer reference function is activated, the text on the display will be copied
and shown on all Nexus Multi XL and Multi Control instruments in your Nexus Network.
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6.2.2 Steer reference, compass memory [MEM]
This function requires a Nexus or NMEA compass transducer. The function displays
the deviation from a set compass course value. When the optional analogue Steer Pilot
instrument or a Compass Data instrument is connected, it will display the difference
from the set course and the actual heading.
The function is semi automatic, i.e. when activated, present compass heading is copied
to memory. You can later change the value manually.
Select sub-function [Pilot], press KEY. The text [OFF] or the last selected steer reference function flashes.
To select steer reference [MEM], press UP.
To activate the function, press KEY. MEM is shown on the Multi Control display. The
th
100 digit for present compass course flashes. If the course is OK, and you want to
confirm the value, press KEY to lock it.
To set your own value, press DOWN, UP and RIGHT as required.
To lock the value, press KEY.
Note! Steer reference heading value [MEM] can also be selected directly from an optional trim push-button (Art. No. 19763) connected to the Nexus Server, without first
selecting [MEM] in [Pilot OFF] function. (Available from Nexus Server version 1.9.)
6.2.3 Steer reference, bearing to waypoint [BTW]
This function requires a Nexus or NMEA compass transducer and a Nexus GPS or
NMEA navigator. When selected, the function displays [BTW] and the analogue Steer
Pilot instrument displays the difference between the compass heading and the [BTW].
The function can only be displayed if the connected navigator is navigating towards a
waypoint. Since the navigator controls the displayed value, the value can not be altered.
Select sub-function [Pilot], press KEY.
The text [OFF] or the last selected steer reference function flashes.
To select steer reference [BTW], press UP.
To activate the function, press KEY. [WP] is shown on the Multi Control / XL display.
The sub-function [Str] automatically displays the stored [BTW] value.
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6.2.4 Steer reference, course to steer [CTS]
The function requires log transducer, a Nexus or NMEA compass transducer and a
Nexus GPS or NMEA navigator. When selected, the function displays [CTS] and the
analogue Steer Pilot instrument displays the difference between the compass heading
and [CTS] including set and drift.
The function can only be displayed if the connected navigator is navigating towards a
waypoint. Since the navigator controls the displayed value, the value can not be altered.
The function is compensated for set and drift, by using compass heading, boat speed
through the water, course and speed over ground [COG/SOG] and bearing to waypoint
[BTW].
Select sub-function [Pilot], press KEY.
The text [OFF] or the last selected steer reference function flashes.
To select steer reference [CTS], press UP.
To activate the function, press KEY. [MEM WP] is lit on the display.
The sub-function [Str] automatically displays the stored [CTS] value.
The function is invaluable when you want to sail the shortest distance to a waypoint.
6.2.5 Steer reference, apparent wind angle [AWA]
The function requires a Nexus or NMEA wind transducer.
The function displays the deviation from a set wind angle value, and can together with
the optional analogue Steer Pilot instrument be used as a closed hauled indicator, or
show an enlarged ”picture” of the tack or running angle.
Select sub-function [Pilot], press KEY.
The text [OFF] or the last selected steer reference function flashes.
To select steer reference [AWA], press UP.
To activate the function, press KEY. [WIND] is shown on the Multi Control display.
th
The 100 digit for present apparent wind angle flashes and the symbol after the degree
sign will show wind from port or starboard .
If the wind angle is OK and you want to confirm the value, press KEY to lock it.
To set your own value, press DOWN, UP and MODE as required.
To lock the value, press KEY.
Use the analogue Steer Pilot as a ”close hauled” instrument.
Example: You have selected 35° starboard side [35° ] as your tacking angle.
When the needle on the analogue Steer Pilot instrument points straight up to zero (0),
you steer at the selected 35°-wind angle.
You can of course also use the [AWA] function when running down wind, to keep a
selected value for the run angle and/or to warn for a gibe.
as your running angle. When the
Example: You have selected 175° port side 175°
needle on the analogue Steer Pilot instrument points to 15° port side you are at 160°.
When the needle is at zero (0) you are at 175°. When the needle points 15° starboard
you are at 190° starboard, having accidentally gibed and successfully cleared the deck.
At night, when you can not see the wind shifts, the use of the [AWA] function together
with the analogue Steer Pilot is a very helpful.
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This is a dynamite combination that allows you to ”expand” the wind angles!
Note! Steer reference value [AWA] can also be selected directly from the optional trim
push-button. The [AWA] function must first have been activated.
(Available from Nexus Server version 1.7.)
When a Nexus Autopilot is activated in wind mode, the [AWA] function can be used to
perform an automatic tack.
behind the wind angle value = port side.
The sign
The sign
behind the wind angle value = starboard side.
Simply change the value of the sign in front of the wind angle, and the Nexus Autopilot
will gibe to the opposite tack.
To summarise: The powerful combination of the Nexus Remote Control instrument together with the analogue Steer Pilot actually offers you 6 functions.
Compass steering: [MEM]
1. Compass steering, using the one memory.
2. Headers and lifters, using the two memories and trim push-button [TAC]. (See
9.1).
Wind steering: [AWA]
1. Close-hauled indicator, ex. 35°
2. Down wind indicator, ex. 175°
Waypoint steering:
1. Bearing To Waypoint [BTW]
Course To Steer [CTS], including set and drift
2.
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6.2.6 Trim [TRM]
The function [TRM] will display selected speed, and the deviation in percentage, in relation to a set reference value. The [TRM] function is located as a side-function to [Pilot].
To access the [TRM] function from the sub-function [Pilot], press RIGHT.
At power up, [TRM OFF] and boat speed [BSP] are displayed.
To set actual speed as reference, when the boat is keeping a good speed, press KEY.
The speed changes are now displayed in percentage, in relation to the set reference
value, and the actual boat speed.
When [0 %] is displayed, actual speed is the same as the set reference speed.
When [10%] is displayed, the speed is 10% higher than the set reference speed.
When [-10%] is displayed, the speed is 10% lower than the set reference speed.
When activated, the display alternates between [TRM] and [%] in the top left corner of
the display. Each press on KEY sets a new reference speed value.
This is how to select type of speed reference, and damping of the deviation.
Select side-function [TRM] and press DOWN and UP together. [BSP] or latest selected
speed reference is flashing.
Select between the following speeds:
[AWS]
Apparent wind speed
[BSP]
Boat speed, the speed of the water against the hull
[DRF]
Drift, the speed vector consisting of drift
[SOG]
Speed over ground, the ground speed
[TBS]
Target boat speed* (Optimal speed through the water.)
[TWS]
True wind speed
[VMG]
Speed into the wind or with the with the wind
[WCV]
Speed towards the waypoint
[OFF]
Trim function off
(To quick select [TRM OFF], press DOWN and UP together.)
Select reference with UP or DOWN, to lock the selected reference, press KEY.
When the speed value have been locked, the damping value starts to flash.
Select between the following damping values:
[d0]
No damping
[d5]
[d1]
2 sec
[d6]
[d2]
4 sec
[d7]
[d3]
10 sec
[d8]
[d4]
20 sec
[d9]
40 sec
1 min 20 sec
2 min 40 s
5 min
10 min
(To quick select damping [d0], press DOWN and UP together.)
To lock the selected damping value, press KEY.
To get most out of the [TRM] function we recommend you use it together with the optional Nexus analogue Speed Trim instrument (Art. No. 20550-8).
*Target boat speed [TBS] is a function calculated from a polar diagram, which is computed for each individual boat. It is done by the use of a PC and special software. The
Nexus Server (from version 2.3) can receive [TBS] via NMEA sentences and retransmit it on the Nexus Network and display it in this function.
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6.3 Date and clock [TIME], and race-timer [R—TIMER]
When manually setting the date without a GPS, you set year, month, day and finally
time, the setting has to be done every time you power up your system.
At the first start up of your Nexus GPS you can set year, month, day and time with the
Remote Control instrument. When a Nexus GPS is connected, year, month, day and
time is displayed automatically. If no time is set, the text [TIME] is displayed.
To set time zone [T-ZONE], press KEY.
To add time zone for East of Greenwich meridian, select [ _ ].
To reduce time zone for West of Greenwich meridian, select [ - ].
To set year, date and time, press KEY, DOWN, UP and RIGHT, as required.
To access the side-function race timer [R—TIMER], press RIGHT. Initially it displays
elapsed time since power on. To reset [R—TIMER], press DOWN and UP together.
Maximum time that can be displayed is 99 hours 59 minutes and 59 seconds.
To select type of [R—TIMER] press KEY, and [-10] flashes. By pressing UP, select
between:
• Absolute [AbS] start time. Set the exact time (h, min, sec) when you want to start,
within 24 hours, and the timer automatically calculates the remaining count down
time. To set hour and minute, press KEY, DOWN, UP and RIGHT, as required.
Note! AbS is only available if the time is set or a GPS is connected.
• Five minutes [-5] count down.
• Ten minutes [-10] count down.
To activate the count down, press KEY. To reset (zero) the [R—TIMER] to start a new
timing, press DOWN and UP together. When ten seconds are remaining of the count
down, a short signal is given each second. When the count down is over, one long signal is given and elapsed time is started. To escape the function, press PAGE RIGHT.
6.4 Average speed [AVS], and distance [DIST]
[AVS] and [DIST] are calculated from the end of each [R-TIMER] count down period, or
from each reset of [R-TIMER]. To toggle between [AVS] and [DIST], press LEFT.
6.5 Trip distance [TRIP], and total distance [TOTAL]
Maximum trip distance is 9999.99 nautical miles.
To reset the trip counter, press DOWN and UP together.
To access the side-function total distance, press RIGHT.
Maximum total distance is 99999.9 nautical miles.
After that, the instrument re-starts with 0.0 nautical mile.
Total distance can not be reset.
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NAV page (Optional)
Optional page!
Note! The Remote Control instrument is factory default set with the optional
page closed. The optional page has to be opened individually to gain access
to the page. These pages are considered optional for advanced users only.
To open NAV page:
Press PAGE RIGHT until text [SETUP] appears, followed by text [ALARMS].
Press UP once to display [CONFIG], then press KEY to display text [NEXUS Control].
Press UP once to display [USE+ - - - Pages].
Each [+] indicates that the corresponding page is open.
Each [-] indicated that the corresponding page is closed.
[USE++++] means that all main pages BOAT, NAV, WPT and ROUTE are open.
To open NAV page, press KEY. The first [+] flashes.
Use LEFT or RIGHT to select 2:nd [-] from left, and use UP or DOWN to open [+]
the page. To lock your setting, press KEY.
Under NAV page you find the most common navigation functions.
7.1 Go to waypoint [GOTO WP], and Dead Reckoning [D/R]
When no waypoint is selected [GOTO WP --- ----] is displayed.
To select a waypoint to go to, press KEY. The last edited waypoint is flashing.
To accept the waypoint, press KEY, or select another one by pressing DOWN or UP.
To lock it, press KEY.
To access side-function dead reckoning [D/R], press RIGHT.
This function requires a compass and a log transducer.
The [D/R] function is a help at dead reckoning and when using e.g. GPS, Decca or Loran navigators.
Course made good [CMG] is displayed to the left.
Covered distance [DMG] is displayed to the right.
See drawing on the inside of the front cover for explanation. The function is called dead
reckoning [D/R] and calculates bearing and distance from the position where the reset
was done.
To reset [D/R], press DOWN and UP together.
The instrument will display [CONFIRM] with [yES] flashing.
To reset, select [yES]. To escape, select [no]. To lock the function, press KEY.
7.2 Combi steer including COG, SOG, BTW, DTW, and course deviation
The combi steer function displays on two lines.
Top line: Course over ground [COG] left, and speed over ground [SOG] right.
Lower line: Bearing to waypoint [BTW] left, and distance to waypoint [DTW] right.
If the navigator is not navigating, the top and lower line will display [--- ----]. If no waypoint is activated, the lower line will display [--- ----].
To access side-function course deviation, press RIGHT.
This function displays the course deviation from calculated bearing, indicated by arrows
left or right in degrees (maximum 99°) of the deviation value on the top line to the right.
A course deviation of 0° means you are on a direct heading towards the waypoint.
The other 3 functions [SOG], [BTW] and [DTW] are the same as in combi steer.
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7.3 Cross track error [XTE], and course to steer [CTS], WP. closure velocity
[WCV]
The first calculated bearing is stored in memory as bearing original destination [BOD],
which is called track. The bearing original destination [BOD] is used to calculate the
cross track error [XTE]. When you select a new waypoint to go to, the old [BOD] value
will be replaced by a new value. In other words, you select a new track to follow.
The centre line of the track
is displayed, and the symbolic triangle
is displaying
the relative position to the centre line of the navigator. The track is narrow; i.e. the boat
can be on either one side or the other of the track, never exact on the centre line. The
advantage is that you can see exact when you are passing the centre line.
In the drawing is displayed [BOD] 090 and [XTE] 0.01 nautical mile port of the centre
line.
To access the side-functions course to steer [CTS] and waypoint closure velocity
[WCV], press RIGHT. The functions [CTS] and [WCV] have already been described,
(see 6.2).
To access the side-function [CTS] and [WCV], press RIGHT.
When you are checking [BOD] and [XTE], it is handy to check course to steer [CTS]
and waypoint closure velocity [WCV] at the same time.
7.4 Time to go [TTG], and estimated time of arrival [ETA]
[TTG] is the remaining time to go in hours and minutes, based on that present course
and speed to the waypoint is constant.
To access side-function estimated time of arrival [ETA], press RIGHT.
[ETA] is the estimated time when you will arrive at the waypoint, based on that present
course and speed is constant.
Both above functions are activated when a waypoint is activated in the [GOTO WP]
function.
7.5 Position in latitude / longitude, and satellite status
Factory default setting is to display position in latitude and longitude in degrees, minutes and 1/100 of a minute. To access side-function satellite status, press RIGHT.
On the top line, the number of satellites [SAT] used is displayed.
Example: [4 SAT] = 4 satellites.
On the lower line, figure of merit [F] is displayed to the left together with horizontal dilution of precision [HDOP] to the right.
Figure of merit [F] is a factor for the GPS reception quality on a scale from one to nine,
where [F1] = best reception and [F9] = no reception.
[F] Is only displayed if you have a Nexus GPS connected.
The [HDOP] value should be as low as possible, a typical good value is between 1.00
and 3.00.
The symbol [2D] means 2-dimensional navigation with three satellites, and [3D] means
3-dimensional navigation with minimum 4 satellites, are displayed above the top line.
If the [HDOP] value is more than ten or if the [F] value is more than three, the [2D] or
[3D] symbol will be flashing as a warning of deteriorated [HDOP].
If a differential GPS [dGPS] receiver is connected and the RTCM-data is correct, the
quality factor will change from [F] to [d] to confirm differential correction.
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8 WP page (Optional)
Optional page!
Note! The Remote Control instrument is factory default set with the optional
page closed. The optional page has to be opened individually to gain access
to the page. These pages are considered optional for advanced users only.
To open WP page:
Press PAGE RIGHT until text [SETUP] appears, followed by text [ALARMS].
Press UP once to display [CONFIG], then press KEY to display text [NEXUS Control].
Press UP once to display [USE+ - - - Pages].
Each [+] indicates that the corresponding page is open.
Each [-] indicated that the corresponding page is closed.
[USE++++] means that all main pages BOAT, NAV, WPT and ROUTE are open.
To open WP page, press KEY. The first [+] flashes.
Use LEFT or RIGHT to select 3:rd [-] from left, and use UP or DOWN to open [+]
the page. To lock your setting, press KEY.
The WP page is used when a Nexus GPS (WP 0-99), a Nexus GPS Navigator (WP 0399) or a NMEA navigator is connected to the Nexus Server.
Under the WP page you can mark, edit, view, copy, move and delete waypoints.
The Remote Control instrument can use waypoints that are stored in the active Nexus
navigator. No waypoints are stored in the Remote Control instrument.
If you have a NMEA navigator and you want the possibility to navigate with the help of
the Remote Control instrument, you shall configure your Nexus Server to perform the
navigation.
8.1 Mark waypoint [MARK WP], and set waypoint [SET WP]
The functions [MARK WP] and [SET WP] work together with the Nexus GPS Navigator only. The function [SET WP] is also available together with the Nexus Server, if the
Server has been configured to perform the navigation.
The function [SET WP] is used in the same way as [MARK WP], with the difference
that [MARK WP] stores the position in the first free memory location, and [SET WP]
stores the position in your selected memory location.
Select [MARK WP]. To store present position, press KEY.
Note: At the moment you press KEY, the present position is blocked in memory.
7 dashes ["_ _ _ _ _ _ _"] is displayed with the first dash flashing.
If you want to store the Waypoint without name, that is with number only, press KEY.
If you want to name to the waypoint, press DOWN, UP and RIGHT as required to insert
letters. To store the waypoint, press KEY.
To access side-function [SET WP], press RIGHT.
The function [SET WP] can be used to adjust a retrieved or earlier stored waypoint, or
to mark a new waypoint starting at a specific waypoint number.
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Example of a likely scenario:
From your sea chart you select a position for a waypoint, and you call it ["N-CAPE "].
Enter the waypoint in [EDIT WP], and activate the waypoint in [GOTO WP].
You start to navigate towards the position, and when you approach, you realise that the
co-ordinates are too far north. You decide to correct the waypoint, and therefore select
to pass the exact position where you want to store the waypoint.
Select [SET WP], and press KEY. The first free waypoint number flashes.
To store and over-write the corrected waypoint with your new position, first search for
the waypoint number to be corrected, by pressing DOWN, UP and LEFT, RIGHT as
required.
When the waypoint number is found, press KEY at the exact position where you want
to store the waypoint. The ["N"] in ["N-CAPE "] flashes to allow a change of the name.
If you want to keep the name, just press KEY.
["N-CAPE "] is now corrected to the specific waypoint number you selected.
8.2 Edit waypoint [EDIT WP], and view waypoint [VIEW WP]
In [EDIT WP] you can create a new waypoint, or change a previously stored waypoint in
the Nexus Server or the Nexus GPS Navigator waypoint memory.
Select [EDIT WP] and to unlock, press KEY.
The first free number [no: 001] flashes, and the text [FREE] is displayed.
To accept the first free waypoint, press KEY.
The text [FREE] will be replaced by seven dashes ["_ _ _ _ _ _ _"], of which the first
dash flashes. Enter a name that will help you to remember the waypoint.
If you press UP, letters and numbers will be displayed in consecutive order.
If you press DOWN, numbers and letters will be displayed in reverse order.
Select the first, second, third letter etc.
To edit next letter in the name and to move the cursor, press RIGHT.
To lock the waypoint name, press KEY.
Present position in latitude and longitude is now displayed, with the first digit in latitude
flashing. To edit the latitude, press DOWN, UP and RIGHT as required.
Note! Select the right hemisphere for latitude, Northern or Southern.
To lock the latitude, press KEY.
The cursor moves to the next line to allow for editing of longitude. Perform the same
procedure as with latitude,
Note! Select the right hemisphere for the longitude, Eastern or Western.
To lock the longitude and thereby the complete position, press KEY.
You have now created a new waypoint that later can be used for navigation.
If you want to edit an already created waypoint name or position, do exactly as when
you created a new waypoint. Select a waypoint you have earlier locked, and change
letters and figures as when a waypoint was created.
To cancel a name or number, press DOWN and UP together, and ["_ _ _ _ _ _ _"] is
displayed. Cancel is done from the cursor position and to the end of the line.
In [VIEW WP], you can view waypoints, but you can not edit them.
To access side-function [VIEW WP] press RIGHT. To unlock a waypoint, press KEY.
The last edited waypoint is flashing.
To search the waypoint to view, press DOWN or UP.
To view a waypoint, Press KEY.
The latitude and longitude of the stored waypoint are displayed.
To return to [VIEW WP], press KEY.
To select another waypoint, press KEY, and start the same process again.
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8.3 Copy waypoint [COPY WP]
To copy a waypoint, or a group of waypoints, to another location, select [COPY WP]
and press KEY. [FROM WP] is displayed, with the 100:th-digit flashing. To select a
number, press DOWN, UP and RIGHT as required.
In our example, select waypoint [no 12] in the group.
When you have selected the waypoint you want to copy, press KEY.
The 100:th digit flashes. From waypoint, to the same waypoint is displayed.
If you only want to copy one waypoint, accept the waypoint, e.g. [012-012].
If you want to copy a group of waypoints, select the last waypoint number in the group,
example [012 - 123].
To confirm [FROM WP] number, press KEY.
The text [TO WP] is displayed, and the 100:th digit flashes. Select waypoint address,
that is selecting the number of the waypoint to where you want your one waypoint or
group of waypoints to be copied to.
If you select [200] for waypoints [012-123] and press KEY, waypoint [012-123] is copied to waypoint address [200-311]. To copy the waypoint, press KEY.
8.4 Move waypoint [MOVE WP]
This function works in the same way as the [COPY WP] function. The only difference
is that the selected waypoints after the copying will be cancelled from their previous location.
8.5 Delete waypoint [DELETE]
With this function you can delete a group of waypoints. Proceed as in function [COPY
WP]. A single waypoint is easiest deleted in function [EDIT WP].
Warning! It is not possible to regret a deleted waypoint, or a group of deleted waypoints.
If you by mistake press KEY, you can escape the function without deleting when
[CONFIRM yES] is displayed, by pressing UP to [CONFIRM no], or pressing PAGE
RIGHT.
8.6 Methods to search for a waypoint
The search for a waypoint name or a number is done in the same way, independently if
you shall navigate, edit or cancel the waypoint. Before you can search for a Waypoint,
you must enter a few waypoints in the function [EDIT WP]. The search can be done
from sub-functions [EDIT WP], [VIEW WP] or [GOTO WP].
8.6.1 Search a waypoint in numerical order
To be able to search a waypoint in numerical order, you must have the Nexus Server or
the Nexus GPS instrument connected.
In this example, select WP page, and find sub-function edit waypoint [EDIT WP].
To be able to search for a waypoint, first unlock [EDIT WP] by pressing KEY. The first
free [FREE] waypoint number flashes.
In this example, waypoint number 23 is the first free waypoint.
a) To search for a waypoint in straight numerical order, starting from the first free
waypoint number:
b) To increase the number, press UP.
c) To decrease the number, press DOWN.
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d) To search for a specific waypoint number, starting from the first free waypoint
number:
Based on the 1:st digit, press LEFT once.
Based on the 10:th digit, press LEFT twice.
Based on the 100:th digit, press LEFT 3 times.
When you have pressed LEFT the digit flashes and is ready for search UP or DOWN.
When you have found your searched waypoint, press KEY to edit it.
First the name flashes. Edit and / or press KEY to continue.
Then the latitude flashes. Edit and / or press KEY to continue.
Finally the longitude flashes. Edit and / or press KEY, to lock it.
In the same way as described above, you can search for a route name in numerical order under the ROUTE page.
8.6.2 Search for a waypoint in alphabetical order
To be able to name a waypoint and then search for it in alphabetical order, you must
have a Nexus GPS Navigator connected.
In this example, select NAV page and sub-function [GOTO WP]. To be able to search
for a waypoint, first unlock the [GOTO WP] function by pressing KEY. The last edited
waypoint is displayed with flashing number.
a) To search for a waypoint name in straight alphabetical order, starting from the last
edited waypoint, press RIGHT and the waypoint name flashes:
- To forward the alphabetical order, press UP.
- To reverse alphabetical order, press DOWN,
b) To search for a waypoint name, letter by letter, starting from the first letter in the
last edited Waypoint:
- Based on the first letter, press LEFT once.
- Based on the second letter, press LEFT twice.
- Based on the third letter, press LEFT three times, etc. up to the seven letters
available.
When you have pressed LEFT, the corresponding letter flashes, and is ready for
search UP or DOWN.
When you press UP, the next waypoint name found in the memory with this letter or the
next available letter in alphabetical order is displayed.
When you press DOWN, the next waypoint name found in the memory with this letter or
preceding letter in alphabetical order is displayed.
When you have found your searched waypoint, to select it press KEY.
The waypoint name and number will be displayed as a confirmation.
If no waypoint with the selected letter resides in the memory, the letter flashes continuously and the waypoint is left in the display.
In the same way as described above you can search for a route name in alphabetical
under ROUTE page.
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9 ROUTE page (Optional)
Optional page!
Note! The Remote Control instrument is factory default set with the optional
page closed. The optional page has to be opened individually to gain access
to the page. These pages are considered optional for advanced users only.
To open ROUTE page:
Press PAGE RIGHT until text [SETUP] appears, followed by text [ALARMS].
Press UP once to display [CONFIG], then press KEY to display text [NEXUS Control].
Press UP once to display [USE+ - - - Pages].
Each [+] indicates that the corresponding page is open.
Each [-] indicated that the corresponding page is closed.
[USE++++] means that all main pages BOAT, NAV, WPT and ROUTE are open.
To open ROUTE page, press KEY. The first [+] flashes.
Use LEFT or RIGHT to select 4:th [-] from left, and use UP or DOWN to open [+]
the page. To lock your setting, press KEY.
The page is used when a Nexus GPS Antenna / portable GPS (WP 0-99), a Nexus
GPS Navigator (WP 0-399) or a NMEA navigator is connected to the Nexus Server.
To use all functions under the ROUTE page, the Nexus GPS Navigator must be connected and set in [MASTER] mode, and some waypoints must have been entered under the WP page.
With a route we mean a sequence of waypoints combined together in a sailplan that
makes up your planned travel itinerary, which is stored as a route.
When the route is activated and you arrive at each waypoint, an arrival alarm will sound
and the next waypoint in the route list will be activated automatically.
The ROUTE page can store up to 24 routes, with up to 24 waypoints in each route.
We recommend using Waypoints 0-50 for temporary waypoints, and the remaining
waypoints for the sailplans.
If you edit a waypoint that belongs to a route, the route will be affected.
9.1 Sailplan [SAIL PLAn]
When a route is created or activated, that is used for navigation, it is called a [SAIL
PLAn].
In the [SAIL PLAn] you can create or edit one sailplan with up to 24 waypoints.
If you have a Nexus GPS Navigator connected you can later store the whole sailplan
with the function route store [ROUTE StorE].
If you have a Nexus Server as navigator you can use the sailplan, but not store it.
A sailplan is consumed successively as the waypoints are passed. The last waypoint is
not cancelled automatically; it must be cancelled manually.
To cancel the last waypoint, select [GOTO WP], and press DOWN and UP together.
Waypoint (000) is always defined as the present position.
To input the first leg in the [SAIL PLAn], Select [SAIL PLAn], and press KEY.
If no [GOTO WP] is defined, waypoint (000) is displayed.
If a [GOTO WP] is defined, that waypoint number is automatically entered into the sailplan and displayed.
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Next [NXT] tells you that you can input a waypoint into the next leg.
Press DOWN until the text [FROM WP] is displayed to see from what waypoint the
navigation will start. Normally the navigation automatically starts from waypoint (000,
current position), when the function sailplan is selected.
In function [FROM WP] you can also select any waypoint to start the navigation from.
Press KEY, current position [CUR--POS] with [no: 000] flashes. Select this waypoint or
select another waypoint with DOWN or UP to start navigating from, and press KEY to
store it.
Note! Cross track error [XTE] is always calculated from waypoint [FROM WP] towards
the selected waypoint in your sailplan.
Select to navigate from current position and return to [LEG 01] by pressing UP.
(000) means from, and [NXT] means the end of the sailplan, e.g. the next waypoint can
be selected. [LEG: 01] is the first leg in the sailplan, the sailplan is empty if [LEG: 01] is
displayed together with [NXT].
To enter next waypoint, press KEY. The last edited waypoint is flashing.
To search for next waypoint press DOWN or UP.
In our example, select ["BUOY SW"], and press KEY to store it.
Momentarily the number of the [LEG] is displayed, after that the distance and bearing to
the waypoint is displayed. Leg one goes from WP 000 to WP 003.
The bearing to ["BUOY SW"] in the first leg is 184° and the distance is 0.20 nautical
mile.
To go to the next leg in the sailplan, press UP.
Waypoint 003 will now be the starting position for [LEG: 02].
To get the next waypoint, press KEY.
Press KEY to select ["FISH NW"] as the second leg.
For a couple of seconds the number of the leg [LEG] is displayed, after that bearing
and distance to ["FISH NW"] is displayed.
Continue editing until the sailplan is ready, up to max. 24 waypoints.
Note! Always check the bearing and the distance in the sailplan against your sea chart.
9.1.1 Cancel a sail plan [CLEAR PLAn]
To cancel a sailplan, press DOWN and UP together, in the function [SAIL PLAN].
[CLEAR PLAN] is displayed momentarily to confirm the cancellation.
9.1.2 Insert a LEG in the sail plan [INSERT]
You can add legs to the sailplan by inserting waypoints between existing waypoints.
Example: Insert a new leg between waypoint (003), and waypoint (007).
Waypoint (007) moves down one step in the sailplan, and will leave room for waypoint
(127). See the example.
Use DOWN or UP to see the different legs in the sailplan.
The text [LEG: 02] is shown, then bearing and distance.
• start -- LEG 1 -- 003 -- LEG 2 -- 007
To insert the new leg press UP and KEY together. The text [INSERT] is displayed; you
may select a waypoint (004).
After inserting of a new leg:
• start -- LEG 1 -- 103 -- LEG 2 -- 004 -- LEG 3 -- 007
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9.1.3 Cancel a LEG in the sail plan
To cancel waypoint (004) in (LEG 2) without affecting the sailplan in any other way.
Use DOWN or UP to search (LEG 2).
First (LEG 2) is displayed, then bearing and distance.
To remove waypoint (004) in (LEG 2), press DOWN and UP together.
Before:
• start -- LEG 1 -- 103 -- LEG 2 -- 004 -- LEG 3 – 007
After:
• start -- LEG 1 -- 103 -- LEG 2 – 007
9.2 Store a route [ROUTE StorE]
The function [ROUTE StorE] is used to store the route you have created in [SAIL
PLAn].
Select [ROUTE StorE], and press KEY to unlock it.
The first free route number [no: 001] is flashing, press KEY to unlock it.
The first position for a letter is flashing, give the route a name with DOWN, UP and
RIGHT.
Press KEY, and the number of stored waypoints is displayed momentarily.
9.3 Route call [ROUTE CALL]
To use [ROUTE CALL] at least one route must first be stored. [ROUTE CALL] will
copy and activate a selected route to the sailplan.
To unlock [ROUTE CALL], press KEY, and last active route will be displayed with the
route number flashing.
To select a route, press DOWN or UP. To activate it, press KEY.
The route has now been copied to the [SAIL PLAn].
The leg name is displayed momentarily and then bearing and distance to first the waypoint is displayed.
It is possible to add more than one route to the sailplan which, as long as the total
number of waypoints in the sailplan is less than 25.
9.4 Reverse route call [REVERSE CALL]
To use [REVERSE CALL] at least one route must first be stored. [REVERSE CALL]
will copy a selected route in reverse order to the sailplan, and activate it.
[REVERSE CALL] is used in the same way as [ROUTE CALL].
Press KEY. Route number (001) flashes, select a route with DOWN or UP, and press
KEY to store activate it in the sailplan.
The route has now been copied in reverse order; i.e. the last waypoint in the route is
now the first in the sailplan.
9.5 Delete a route [DELETE]
[DELETE] deletes a selected route from the memory.
Press KEY and the first route number (001) flashes.
To select a route press DOWN or UP.
To cancel the route, press DOWN and UP together.
A long tone will be heard and the text [DELETE] will be displayed momentarily.
Warning! A deleted route can not be regretted once it is executed.
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10 Man Over Board [MOB] function
This function will guide you back to the position where the man over board [MOB] function was activated.
This function requires either a navigator (a Nexus GPS or NMEA navigator can be
used as long as the Server is set to perform the navigation), or a log and compass
transducer.
If only a compass and a log transducer are connected, dead reckoning [MOB] will be
displayed on both the Multi Control and the Speed Log instruments, if connected.
If a navigator, a compass and a log transducer are connected, dead reckoning [MOB]
will be performed and displayed in the Nexus Speed Log instrument. At the same time
the Nexus Multi Control instrument will display [MOB] relative position stored in memory
when the [MOB] push-button was activated.
Dead reckoning [MOB] is very useful information, maybe even more valuable than a
ground related position. The dead reckoning [MOB] position will be calculated according to the drift and set. A position in latitude and longitude is more important for the sea
rescue service.
The [MOB] position is automatically stored in the last waypoint number (99 in Nexus
Server, 399 in Nexus GPS instrument), and cancels any earlier stored position in these
locations.
To activate the MOB function, press and hold PAGE LEFT and PAGE RIGHT together
for more than two seconds. The text M.O.B. is printed between the two push buttons.
A fixed alarm signal will sound briefly to alert the crew.
The text [MOB] flashes in top right corner.
Off course error will be displayed in top left corner.
The sign
steer to right.
The sign
steer to left.
Bearing to the MOB position will be displayed at lower left corner.
Distance to the MOB position will be displayed at lower right corner.
All you have to do is to keep calm and steer the boat in the indicated direction and distance to pick up your wet crewmember.
To reset the [MOB] function, press DOWN and UP together.
The earlier calculated course [CMG] and the distance made good [DMG] is not affected
by the [MOB] function.
If a Nexus GPS and the analogue Steer Pilot instrument are connected the analogue
instrument will indicate [MOB] course difference with priority to GPS position over dead
reckoning position.
Note! It is wise to practice this manoeuvre with the crew. Everyone in the crew should
be aware of the [MOB] routine. When you practice, it can be thoughtful to use a fender
instead of a crewmember!
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11 Autopilot mode
The Remote Control instrument can also control a Nexus Autopilot.
In autopilot mode it has 4 automatic steering functions:
Compass [HDG], Navigation [NAV], Wind [AWA] and Power Steer [PWR].
Operator Warning!
An Autopilot is an aid to navigation only. It is not intended or designed to replace the man on watch.
Always be in position to monitor the boat’s heading and to watch for navigational hazards. Be prepared to
revert to manual steering immediately, if an undesired change of heading occurs, if the heading is not
maintained within reasonable limits, or when navigating in a hazardous situation.
Always remember: Whenever underway, a qualified man on watch is required.
It is the skippers responsibility to provide for a power safety switch, mounted within reach for the
helmsman, and to brief all crew members that the Nexus Autopilot must be turned off with the red pushbutton KEY, to enable manual steering.
11.1 Switch between instrument mode and autopilot mode
To switch the Remote Control instrument between instrument mode and autopilot
mode, press PAGE LEFT and PAGE RIGHT together.
The text [Auto -- Pilot] is displayed momentarily to confirm your mode selection.
To return to instrument mode, press PAGE LEFT and PAGE RIGHT together.
To set your start up mode, and to allow switching between these two modes, (see
12.7.1).
When you have enabled switching between these two modes, ALL of the crew must
know how to turn the autopilot off, that is to press and hold PAGE LEFT for more than
two seconds.
11.2 Standby mode
When autopilot mode is activated the Remote Control instrument starts in standby
mode and operates as a passive compass repeater.
Current compass course and the text [OFF] are displayed on the top-line.
The rudder angle is displayed on the lower-line.
In any autopilot function, the top-line displays the heading at all times.
11.3 Autopilot functions
Prior to activating any automatic steering function, the boat should be steadied on the
desired heading and on track for 5 to 10 seconds to minimise large course changes
when activated. The Autopilot operates with course errors up to 90° and cross-trackerrors of up to 2 NM.
11.3.1 Activate automatic steering
To select a steering function, press UP.
The function text top right of the display indicates the selected function.
To activate the selected steering function, press PAGE RIGHT when function text is
flashing. The text AUTO is also printed above the green push-button PAGE RIGHT.
The text [Auto] on the lower-line to the right to confirm the Autopilot is on.
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The Autopilot will now steer according to the selected steering function.
Note! If a function is not available, such as when no waypoint information is programmed / activated or no navigator or wind transducer connected, it will not stop at
that function.
11.3.2 Turn off automatic steering
To turn off automatic steering and return to manual steering, press PAGE LEFT.
The text OFF is also printed above the red push-button PAGE LEFT.
To turn off the Autopilot if you are in process of changing functions or are in calibration
mode, press and hold PAGE LEFT for more than two seconds.
11.3.3 Automatic steering by compass [HDG]
To select compass steering, press UP until [HDG] is flashing on top-line. Your present
course is displayed on the top-line. This course will become the reference course the
Autopilot will keep when automatic steering by compass is activated.
To activate compass steering, press PAGE RIGHT when [HDG] is flashing.
The present heading now becomes the reference course, and is displayed on the
lower-line to the left.
To change the reference course to port, press LEFT.
To change the reference course to starboard, press RIGHT.
A short press changes the course by 1 degree, a long press (two beeps) by 10 degrees.
11.3.4 Automatic steering by navigator [NAV]
Automatic steering by navigator is only possible if a navigator is connected and it is
navigating towards a waypoint.
To select steering by navigator, press UP until [NAV] is flashing on top-line. Your present course is displayed on the top-line.
Caution! Before activating [NAV] steering, make sure bearing to waypoint [BTW] corresponds approximately with present heading, and that the cross track error [XTE] is
less than two NM, because the Autopilot will turn the boat towards the track line first
and then onto the set heading.
To activate NAV steering, press PAGE RIGHT when [NAV] is flashing.
On the lower-line is now displayed bearing to waypoint (to left) and or cross track error
(to right). A small arrow indicates if you are to left or right of the track line.
At arrival the waypoint alarm will sound and the text [ARRIVAL] will momentarily be displayed. If you selected manual confirm waypoint arrival in the Nexus GPS Navigator the
text [NEXT WP YES] is displayed. To accept [YES], press KEY, or to select [NO]
press UP, and lock press KEY.
Warning! If you select [No] when the text [NEXT--WP] is displayed, the Autopilot will
pass the waypoint, and after 0,3 NM the Autopilot will return to the same waypoint. If
you have said no, the [NAV] steering must be turned off when the waypoint is passed
and you have another waypoint in your sailplan.
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Caution!
The NAV function will automatically change course when the next waypoint information is displayed
and the helmsman should ensure that there are no boats or other hazards on the new course as the
waypoint is changing. When using waypoint sequencing in a route list, it is extremely important that
the helmsman is at the steering position and ready to override the pilot if the course change would
cause collision with other boats or objects.
Set all waypoints in navigators away from navigational hazards by at least 100 metres as the boat
may require this radius or more on waypoint advance. The Nexus GPS Navigator will allow you to
select a route list with automatic sequencing, or with a confirming push-button press for each
waypoint.
11.3.5 Automatic steering by wind angle [AWA]
Automatic steering by wind is only possible if the Autopilot is connected to a Nexus
Network with a wind-transducer connected.
Note! The apparent wind speed must be more than 3 knots. If the apparent wind speed
will fall below 3 knots, wind signals are disabled and the Autopilot will maintain the current magnetic heading reference instead.
Before activating wind steering, first optimise your sail trim.
To select wind steering, press UP until [AWA] is flashing on the top-line. Your present
course is displayed on the top-line.
To activate wind steering, press PAGE RIGHT when [AWA] is flashing.
The present [AWA] now becomes the reference angle, and is displayed on the lowerline to the left, followed by a sign to describe wind from port or starboard.
To steer to port, press LEFT.
To steer to starboard, press RIGHT.
A short press changes the value by 1 degree, a long press by 10 degrees.
When making large changes of over 30 degrees, it may take about 1 minute for an accurate course to be re-established due to changes in boat balance which must be recognised by the automatic trim function.
To tack, press RIGHT and LEFT together and the boat will come about the same apparent wind angle on the opposite tack.
Warning! Tack angles greater than 80 degrees off the wind are not recommended due
to the possibility of an accidental gibe.
Pressing for a tack when the wind is abaft the beam will result in a gibe!
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11.3.6 Power steering [PWR]
To select power steering, press UP until [PWR] is flashing on the top-line. Your present
course is displayed on the top-line.
To activate power steering, press PAGE RIGHT when [PWR] is flashing.
The rudder angle followed by a sign for port or starboard is displayed on the lower-line.
To change the rudder angle to starboard press RIGHT and hold it, until the desired
rudder angle is displayed.
To change the rudder angle to port press LEFT and hold it, until the desired rudder angle is displayed.
11.3.7 Dodging and returning to last steering function
To dodge, turn off the automatic steering by pressing PAGE LEFT, and dodge manually.
If you want to re-activate the last steering function and value, press DOWN and UP together, within 10 minutes after turning off the automatic steering.
This function is not available after 10 minutes after Autopilot off, or if the Autopilot has
been turned off by pressing PAGE LEFT for more than two seconds.
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SETUP MODE
12 Setup mode
12.1 Setup mode
To get the most out of your Nexus product, it is important to carefully setup and calibrate your Network. The settings are stored in a non-volatile memory, which means
they will remain in memory after you have turned off the power. To get an overview of
your Network settings, we recommend that you note your settings.
12.1.1 The setup mode is divided in 7 setup groups
[ALARMS]
[DAMPING]
[UNITS]
[SENSORS]
[Auto - Pilot]
[OPTIONS]
[CONFIG]
Shallow / depth, timers, navigation limits.
Speed, compass, wind, SOG, COG, drift. Steer Pilot.
Distance, speed, depth, wind, temp, Lat./Lon.
Transducers: Speed, temp, depth, compass, wind, GPS.
Installation, boat and weather corrections.
Push-button beep, WP-bank, Network, Server - NMEA.
Start up mode, change, arrows, instrument list, Maxi Repeaters.
12.1.2 How to access setup mode and setup group
To access setup mode, press and hold PAGE RIGHT more than two seconds.
The text [SETUP] is displayed momentarily.
To move to next setup group, press UP or DOWN.
To access a setup group, press KEY.
12.1.3 How to change a setting
To unlock a setting, press KEY.
To change a setting, press LEFT, RIGHT, DOWN and UP as required.
To lock a setting, press KEY.
12.1.4 How to return to previous mode
To return to previous mode, press PAGE RIGHT.
12.1.5 Factory default settings
After each setting we have listed the default setting when available. This allows you to
manually get back to factory default settings, if needed. There is no automatic way to
get back to factory default settings, it has to be done manually.
Most settings are central in that they will affect all instruments connected to the Nexus
Network. Some settings are local for this instrument only, which is noted after the setting.
Note! Above explanation is only mentioned here. It is not repeated for each calibration.
12.2 Alarm setup group [ALARMS]
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12.2.1 General depth alarm information
The alarms will be triggered, if the actual depth becomes less, (shallow alarm) or more
(deep alarm) than the set depth value.
The alarm is audible (signal) and visual (sub-function flashes).
When a triggered alarm has been silenced, it can only be triggered again if the selected
depth value differs by +/- two metres (6 feet).
When the alarm is triggered, the set alarm function will automatically be shown flashing, until you silence or turn off the alarm. The instrument will then automatically return
to the previous shown function.
12.2.2 Set and turn on shallow alarm [SHALLOW]
Possible settings are [On] or [OFF] and [0-200 m]. Default setting is [OFF].
Select [SHALLOW], and press KEY. The 100:th digit flashes.
To select desired depth, press DOWN, UP, LEFT and RIGHT as required.
To lock the selected value, press KEY.
By this last press on KEY, you have also turned on the alarm. For the Remote Control
display to accept the change to [On], press UP then DOWN back to [SHALLOW].
12.2.3 Set and turn on depth alarm [DEEP]
Possible settings are [On] or [OFF] and [0-200 m]. Default setting is [OFF].
Select [DEEP], and press KEY. The 100:th digit flashes.
To select desired depth, press DOWN, UP, LEFT and RIGHT as required.
To lock the selected value, press KEY.
By this last press on KEY, you have also turned on the alarm. For the Remote Control
display to accept the change to [On], press UP then DOWN back to [SHALLOW].
12.2.4 Cancel an alarm value
Select the alarm function to be cancelled, press KEY. The 100:th digit flashes.
To cancel the alarm, press DOWN and UP together. All digits are set to zero (0).
Press KEY to lock the function.
12.2.5 Silencing an alarm
To silence a triggered alarm that sounds and flashes, press any push-button.
The sound is silenced and the flashing stops.
The alarm is only triggered again if the selected depth value is exceeded (shallower or
deeper) by two metres (6 feet).
12.2.6 Turning off an alarm
Select the alarm function to be turned off.
To turn the alarm off, press DOWN and UP together. The text changes to [OFF].
To turn the alarm on again, press DOWN and UP together. The text changes to [On].
12.2.7 Off course alarm limit [OCA -- LIM]
Possible settings are [OFF] and [00-99°]. Default setting is [OFF].
This alarm is to watch over course limits in degrees from the [Pilot] function.
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Set maximum average course limit in degrees (damping 30 sec.) to be allowed before
the alarm will be triggered.
If set, this alarm is automatically activated when a steer reference is selected in the
sub-function [Pilot].
12.2.8 Pilot off course alarm [PCA]
Possible settings are [OFF] and [00-99°]. Default setting is [OFF].
This alarm is to watch over an activated Nexus Autopilot, which must be connected to
be able to activate the function.
Set maximum average course limit in degrees (damping 30s) to be allowed before the
alarm will be triggered.
12.2.9 Watch-out timer alarm [W-TIMER]
Possible settings are [On] or [OFF]. Default setting is [OFF].
The audible alarm will sound every 5 minutes to alert the person on watch.
To confirm and restart the timer, press any push-button. If not confirmed within 30
seconds the optional buzzer, if connected to the Server, will sound to alert the rest of
the crew. The alarm sounds for a maximum of 30 seconds.
12.2.10 The 8 named timer alarms [TIMERS]
The function [TIMERS] can be set for 8 different alarms. E.g. the most important
weather reports. To use the function you must first set the clock.
Setting of the clock can be done in 3 different ways:
1
2
3
Manual setting of time and date, in the BOAT page.
Automatic setting of time and date, from a Nexus GPS.
Automatic setting of time, from a connected NMEA 0183 GPS Navigator.
For the best accuracy, synchronise the time functions with GPS time.
It is possible to use the clock and [TIMERS] without GPS. The accuracy of the clock
without GPS is a couple of seconds per 24 hours.
To access [TIMER 1], select [TIMERS] and press KEY.
To unlock [TIMER 1], press KEY. The sign flashes.
The name [TIMER 1] can be changed to ["WEATHER"].
To set the name, press DOWN, UP and RIGHT as required. To lock the name, press
KEY.
The first digit for the time flashes. The time is settable between 00:00-23:59.
To set the time, press DOWN, UP and RIGHT as required.
The on [ON] indication in the lower right corner displays that the alarm is activated.
To change between [OFF] and [On], without changing the set time, press DOWN and
UP together.
The alarm sounds in both the Server and the Remote Control instrument for 30 seconds or until confirmed.
To access [TIMER 2], [TIMER 3] and so on, until [TIMER 8], press DOWN.
To return to the function [TIMER], press PAGE RIGHT.
12.2.11 Navigation arrival alarm [NAV-ALM]
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12.2.11.1 Waypoint circle arrival alarm [CIRCLE]
Possible settings are [0.00-9.99]. Default setting is [0.00]. Off = [0.00].
Set the radius of the circle surrounding the waypoint. If you set [CIRCLE] to 0.05 NM,
the alarm will sound when the distance to the waypoint is less than 0,05 NM. The alarm
will beep a few times and the text [ARRIVAL] will flash momentarily.
12.2.11.2 Waypoint line arrival alarm [LINE]
Possible settings are [On] or [OFF]. Default setting is [OFF].
Only works together with the Nexus GPS Navigator instrument.
If set to [On] the arrival alarm will sound when the waypoint is passed in bearing 90
from original or desired track. See drawing about [XTE] and [BOD] inside cover of
manual.
The function is used as a complement to [CIRCLE] alarm because you can not always
pass close enough so that the circle arrival alarm [CIRCLE] criteria will be met. Most
often you want next waypoint in the sailplan to be automatically selected with the help of
the arrival alarm line or circle.
12.2.11.3 Waypoint confirm arrival alarm [NEXT WP]
Possible settings are [On] or [OFF]. Default setting is [OFF].
If [NEXT WP] is [On], next waypoint in the sailplan will automatically be activated.
If [NEXT WP] is [OFF], a confirmation must be made by pressing KEY before the next
Waypoint is activated.
The function [OFF] is of importance when the Autopilot is connected, and you for security reasons want to prevent an automatic heading change.
12.2.11.4 Cross track error limit alarm [XTE-LIM]
Possible settings are [0.00-9.99]. Default setting is [0.00]. Off = [0.00].
When the [XTE] value is the same as the set value, the alarm will sound.
Can be utilised when tacking to recognise the distance to the centre line.
12.3 Damping setup group [DAMPING]
Factory default setting of all dampings are set for use in calm sea. If the sea is rough,
you may want to "stabilise" the readout on the display, then select a higher value.
Damping controls the response time of the display readout.
Damping time corresponds to the following:
d0
No damping
d5
d1
2 sec
d6
d2
4 sec
d7
d3
10 sec
d8
d4
20 sec
d9
40 sec
1 min 20 sec
2 min 40 sec
5 min
10 min
To unlock damping value, press KEY
To change damping value press DOWN or UP as required.
To lock the selected value, press KEY.
Local damping only affects the Remote Control instrument.
Central damping affects [ALL] instruments connected to the Nexus Network.
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Damping of boat speed through the water [SPEED]
Local damping affects only the readings on Remote Control instrument.
12.3.1 Damping of compass heading [COMPASS]
Local damping affects only the readings on Remote Control instrument.
12.3.2 Damping of wind angle and wind speed [WIND]
Local damping affects only the readings on Remote Control instrument.
12.3.3 Damping of speed and course over ground [SOG/COG]
Central damping [ALL] = The setting affects the readings on all connected to Nexus instruments that can display [SOG/COG].
Use a high damping value at low speed, and low damping value at high speed.
If differential [dGPS] is used, you can select low damping value even at low speed.
12.3.4 Damping of drift [DRIFT]
Central damping [ALL] = The setting affects the readings on all connected Nexus instruments that can display [DRIFT].
12.3.5 Damping of Steer Pilot instrument [STEER Pilot]
Possible settings are [LOW] 1 sec, [MID] 5 sec and [MAX] 22 sec.
Default setting is [MID].
When this setting is activated by the KEY press a command is send to all analogue
Steer Pilot instruments. Every time you enter this setting the [MID] setting will be displayed, even though you earlier made another selection.
12.4 Unit setup group [UNITS]
All unit settings are local and affect only this instrument.
12.4.1 Unit for distance [DIST]
Nautical miles [NM]. Kilometres [KM]. Miles [MI]. Default setting is [NM].
12.4.2 Unit for speed [SPD]
Knots [KTS]. Miles/h [MPH]. Kilometre/h [KMH]. Default setting is [KTS].
12.4.3 Unit for depth [DEP]
Metre [M]. Fathoms [FA]. Feet [F]. Default setting is [M].
12.4.4 Unit for wind speed [WSP]
Metres/second [M/S]. Beaufort [F]. Knots [KTS]. Default setting is [M/S].
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12.4.5 Unit for water temperature [TEMP]
Celsius [°C]. Fahrenheit [°F]. Default setting is [°C].
12.4.6 Unit for latitude / longitude [SECONDS]
Format of position in latitude and longitude. Default setting is [OFF].
[SECONDS OFF] = degrees, minutes and 1/100 of a minute.
This setting is indicated with a decimal sign [,] after minutes in longitude.
[SECONDS ON] = degrees, minutes and seconds.
This setting is indicated with no decimal sign after minutes in longitude.
12.5 Transducer setup group [SENSORS]
Setup and calibration of transducers connected to the Nexus Server.
12.5.1 Boat speed calibration [BSP CAL]
Possible settings are [1.00-1.99]. Default setting is [1.30].
Calibration value for boat speed and distance.
Drive the boat a measured distance at normal speed.
Compare the distance with the trip counter.
Calculate the coefficient by following formula:
True distance from the sea chart:
T
Trip counter distance:
L
The current calibration value:
C
New calibration value:
N
If you suspect a current in the water, drive the boat in both directions and divide trip
counter distance by two.
12.5.2 Water temperature offset [W--TEMP]
Possible settings are [+/- 0-9°]. Default setting is [0°].
[ _ ] = Add value, e.g.[ _1°C]. [ - ] = Subtract value, e.g. [ -1°C].
12.5.3 Depth transducer location [DEP]
Possible settings are [+/-0.00-99.9]. Default setting is [00.4].
Select if displayed water depth is measured from above (the water level) or below (the
keel).
[ - ] = Subtract value. Measure from the keel. Example: [ - 01.2 ADJ]
[ _ ] = Add value. Measure from the water surface. Example: [ _ 00.4 ADJ]
The selected value will be subtracted or added from the measured depth.
12.5.4 conpass transducer calibration Compass
Auto-deviation, auto-deviation-check and auto-deviation-clear are only available, if a
Nexus compass transducer is connected. The auto-deviation routine will automatically
correct all possible faults, except alignment.
Note! As soon as you place any kind of ferrous items close to the compass, the autodeviation and auto-deviation-check routines should be repeated. So if you have packed
your boat for the vacation, think about where you place ferrous items in relation to the
compass transducer.
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To access the compass settings, press KEY.
12.5.4.1 Magnetic heading [MAG--BRG]
Possible settings are [On] or [OFF]. Default setting is [OFF].
[On] = All headings and bearings will be magnetic.
[OFF] = All headings and bearings will be true, i.e. corrected for local magnetic variation set in [MAG--VAR].
12.5.4.2 Local magnetic variation [MAG--VAR]
Possible settings are [+/-00.0-99.9°]. Default setting is [00.0°].
[ _ ] = Easterly variation [E].
[ - ] = Westerly variation [W].
The local magnetic variation is usually printed in the sea chart.
12.5.4.3 Automatic compass deviation compensation [AUTODEV]
This function is used to auto-deviate your compass.
Take the boat into a slow turn, in calm sea and away from other boats or obstructions.
There is no need to perform a perfect circle.
When steady, select [AUTODEV] and press KEY to start. The present "uncorrected"
compass heading is displayed and the compass auto-deviation is in progress. Turn the
boat in a 1 ¼ circle, and when ready press KEY again.
If successful, the text [AUTODEV] will be displayed.
If not, an error messages can be displayed:
• [Err 15]: Make sure an Autopilot function is not activated and redo the autodeviation.
• [Err 16]: Auto-deviation is not possible, because a NMEA compass is selected as
compass for the Nexus Network.
• [Err 17]: The 1 ¼ turn was not performed or the compass is affected by strong
magnetic distortion.
You may interrupt the auto-deviation procedure at any time by pressing LEFT and
RIGHT together.
To check the auto-deviation, make the auto-deviation-check routine.
12.5.4.4 Check automatic compass deviation [AUTOCHK]
This function is used to check your auto-deviation.
The result of [AUTOCHK] will be compared with [AUTODEV]. If the deviation is less
than 1,5°, the average value from the comparison between [AUTODEV] and
[AUTOCHK] will be stored.
Take the boat into a slow turn, in calm sea and away from other boats or obstructions.
There is no need to perform a perfect circle.
When steady, select [AUTOCHK] and press KEY to start.
The present compass heading is displayed and the compass auto-deviation-check is in
progress. Turn the boat in a 1 ¼ circle, and to end the routine, press KEY again.
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If successful, the text [AUTOCHK] will be displayed.
If not, [ERR 17] or [ERR 19] will appear, i.e. the difference between the last autodeviation and this auto-deviation-check was too big to be accepted.
Make a new auto-deviation-check, and if you still get [ERR 19], make a new autodeviation, since the last one was probably disturbed.
12.5.4.5 Clear automatic compass deviation [AUTOCLR]
This function clears the calibration created by the auto-deviation.
You must confirm [CONFIRM] with [yES] or [no].
[YES] will cancel. [No] will interrupt without clearing.
12.5.4.6 Adjust compass transducer alignment [ADJUST]
Possible settings are [000-359]. Default setting is [0.00].
Compass transducer alignment correction or the so-called "A-fault".
Allows 180° reversed mounting if needed. Never mount the transducer in a 90° position
relative to the boats fore-aft line.
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.
To check the transducer position, sail/drive your boat in a straight line towards two visible objects in a line. If the actual heading taken from the sea chart is 330° and the
compass displays 335°, then set value to 360° - 5° = 355°.
12.5.5 Wind transducer calibration [WIND]
To access the wind settings, press KEY.
12.5.5.1 True or relative wind angle in Multi Control instrument [USE TWA]
Possible settings are [On] or [OFF]. Default setting is [OFF].
[USE TWA] is the same function as Nexus Multi Control instrument calibration [C51
OFF TWA]. Selects true or apparent wind angle in Nexus Multi Control instrument,
main-function Wind and in the analogue Wind Angle instrument.
[OFF] = Relative wind angle. [On] = True wind angle.
12.5.5.2 Wind speed [W--SPEED]
Default setting of wind speed value is [1.50]. Do not change!
12.5.5.3 Wind transducer alignment [W--ANGLE]
Possible settings are [000-359°]. Default setting is [000°].
Mast top unit misalignment adjustment value or the so-called "A-fault" makes it possible
to choose any horizontal angle. If the wind angle is -4° when you sail/drive the boat
straight into the wind, set the value to 360 - 4 = 356°.
12.5.5.4 Wind transducer calibration [ADJ]
Each wind transducer is individually calibrated for best accuracy. See the separate
calibration certificate supplied with each wind transducer, and enter the values on the
lower -line.
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The settable value is displayed on the lower-line and the interval is on the top-line:
000 ADJ
045 ADJ
090 ADJ
135 ADJ
000
045
090
135
180 ADJ
180
225 ADJ
225
270 ADJ
270
315 ADJ
315
12.5.6 Nexus GPS Antenna settings [GPS]
The Remote Control instrument can set RTCM differential correction and geodetic datum in the stand alone Nexus GPS Antenna. This means maximum use of the Remote
Control instrument as a GPS navigator together with Nexus GPS Antenna and Server.
12.5.6.1 Geodetic datum [GEO--DAT]
This setting can be displayed only when a Nexus GPS is connected.
When no Nexus GPS is connected, it displays [000].
Factory setting is WGS 84. You can select from more than 100 geodetic datums.
12.5.6.2 Latitude correction [LAT--COR]
Possible settings are [+/-0.00-9.99]. Default setting is [0.00].
Setting used to correct latitude position from a GPS navigator that does not have the
possibilities to set local geodetic datum.
[ - ] = Subtract value. [ _ ] = Add value.
12.5.6.3 Longitude correction [LON--COR]
Possible settings are [+/-0.00-9.99]. Default setting is [0.00].
Setting used to correct the longitude position from a GPS navigator that does not have
the possibilities to set local geodetic datum.
[ - ] = Subtract value. [ _ ] = Add value.
12.5.6.4 RTCM differential correction [RTCM input]
This setting can only be changed if a Nexus GPS is connected.
To use this function you need an optional RTCM transmitter.
This function allows setting of RTCM transmission baud rates and type of data.
Default set Baud rate is [4800]. Select from baud rate [300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800,
and 9600].
Default set is [Type 5] [OFF -.-]. Select from [On 2.0] or [On 2.1].
For more information see your RTCM transmitter manual.
12.5.6.5 Self test of Nexus GPS [SELF test]
This setting can only be displayed if a Nexus GPS is connected.
This function performs a self-test of the Nexus GPS Antenna.
To activate the self-test, press KEY. When activated the text [WAIT] is displayed.
If successful, the GPS Antenna version number and text [GPS OK] is displayed.
To return to setup mode, press any push-button.
If an error message is displayed, see the Nexus GPS Antenna manual.
12.5.6.6 Initiation of position [INITPOS]
To speed up the satellite acquisition time of the Nexus GPS Antenna, enter your position in latitude / longitude within 100 km distance diameter from your current position. It
is not necessary to use the [INITPOS] because there is a built in sky search function
who will perform it automatically within 15 minutes (cold start).
Note! Do not forget to put a battery in the Nexus GPS Antenna to "keep alive" the built
in clock, once a position is acquired to avoid a cold start next time.
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12.6 Autopilot setup group [Auto--Pilot]
Note! All Autopilot instrument settings are central, and affects all connected Autopilot
instruments and their commands.
Note! The APC routine automatically sets these functions: [RUD], [SEA], [CRD],
[ATC] and [RRS]. Therefore these settings and their minimum and maximum values
and times depend on how your boat behaves.
12.6.1 Rudder [P1 RUD]
Possible settings are [0] = Minimum to [9] = Maximum.
Set by the APC routine.
The setting affects how much rudder angle is used.
12.6.2 Damping of compass heading [P2 SEA]
Possible settings are [0] = Minimum to [9] = Maximum.
Set by the APC routine.
Controls the response time of heading changes.
Default setting should work on most boats in light to moderate sea conditions. Following seas, no matter how rough, may require lower settings to catch course error trends
quickly in order to minimise excessive yaw.
12.6.3 Counter Rudder [P3 CRD]
Possible settings are [0] = Minimum to [9] = Maximum.
Set by the APC routine.
A low value makes the boat to do overcorrecting manoeuvres at large heading changes.
A high value can result in high power consumption, if the rudder angle is corrected frequently.
12.6.4 Damping of wind [P4 WSE]
Possible settings are [0] = Minimum to [9] = Maximum. Default setting is [2].
Damping of wind information. The factory default setting should be adequate. In very
heavy weather, or unstable wind conditions, unnecessary corrections may be minimised by increasing the setting.
12.6.5 Automatic Trim Calibration [P5 ATC]
Possible settings are [0] = Minimum to [9] = Maximum. Set by the APC routine.
In general, longer trim times (higher settings) should be set for large boats and sailing
boats and shorter trim times (lower settings) for small boats and high speed planning
boats. The factory default setting should be acceptable for all but extreme applications.
12.6.6 Adaptive Control [P6 ADC]
Possible settings are [OFF] or [On].
This function is reserved for future functions.
12.6.7 Automatic Pilot Calibration [P7 APC]
Possible settings are [ON] or [OFF].
The APC routine automatically sets [RUD], [SEA], [CRD], [ATC] and [RRS].
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The Autopilot will not function unless the boat pass the APC routine. The APC will
automatically determine and correct how wires and pipes are connected. It will also
learn how the boat reacts on different rudder commands and automatically calibrate itself.
How to perform the APC function, see Sea Trials in the Nexus Autopilot manual.
12.6.8 Rudder Reduction Speed [P8 RRS]
[Possible settings are [0] = Minimum to [9] = Maximum.
Set by the APC routine.
The [RRS] controls the flow of the pumpset. It will effect the pumpset, not a solenoid
valve steering system.
The [RRS] will be set to [5] after the APC routine is performed. It is then possible to increase or decrease the speed reduction of the pumpset motor.
12.6.9 Rudder angle limits [P9 RLIM]
Possible settings are [0°-99°]. Default setting is [00°].
An angle of 00° is the same as rudder angle limit disconnected (OFF).
Note! Make sure [LIM] is set to 00° (OFF) during installation.
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12.7 Option setup group [OPTIONS]
To access [OPTIONS] settings, press KEY.
12.7.1 Push-button beep [KEYBEEP]
Possible settings are [On] or [OFF]. Default setting is [On].
[On] = A "beep" each time a push-button is pressed. [OFF] = No "beep".
12.7.2 Waypoint bank [WP--BANK]
Possible settings are [000-900]. Default setting is [000].
This setting affects the Nexus Server. This function allows you to select what waypoint
bank (what hundred) to be transferred via NMEA. This function is used when the
Server is connected to other NMEA products (Navigators, plotters, PC etc.) which can
handle more than 100 waypoints.
If the [WP-- BANK] is set to 100, waypoint 27 will be transmitted as 127 via the NMEA
sentence WPL.
If the [WP-- BANK] is set to 100, waypoint 127 will be received as 27 via the NMEA
sentence WPL.
If the [WP-- BANK] is set to 200, waypoint 27 will be transmitted as 227 via the NMEA
sentence WPL.
If the [WP-- BANK] is set to 200, waypoint 227 will be received as 27 via the NMEA
sentence WPL.
12.7.3 Nexus Network status [NETWORK StAtUS]
The Remote Control instrument has built in control functions, which will allow you to
monitor the status and performance of the Nexus Network.
12.7.3.1 Data packages per second [P/S] and transmissions per second [T/S]
To select function [P/S T/S], press KEY.
[P/S T/S] displays the performance of the Nexus Network.
[P/S] displays the average value for the number of data packages per second, that Remote Control instrument will read.
[T/S] displays the average value for the number of transmissions per second, sent out
by the Remote Control instrument. This is the lap counter of the Nexus Network and
displays how fast data is moved. Boat speed, compass heading, wind speed, depth etc.
are sent with a certain frequency, independent of how hard the Nexus data bus is utilised.
A maximum of 32 Nexus units can continuously send data to each other through the
Nexus Network. A Nexus installation of 4-5 instruments, and 5 transducers including a
GPS will give an average lap time of about 100 laps/second.
12.7.3.2 Nexus data bus initiations [INI] and errors [ERR]
To select function [INI ERR], press DOWN.
[INI ERR] displays the status of the Nexus Network since power on.
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[INI] displays the number of data bus initiations. At power on there are normally a
small number of initiations. During normal use, the [INI] value should be constant. If
the [INI] value increases, is it due to the fact that two instruments have the same ID
number on the Nexus data bus, caused by that a press KEY has been done too
quick during the Nexus data bus initiation.
[ERR] displays the number of data packages that have a wrong checksum (normally 0).
If the value increases, it can be that a data cable has a bad connection at any instrument, or has a short circuit. Data can find its way even if one of the two Nexus data bus
cables are missing a connection, or even if there is a short circuit near an instrument.
To reset [INI ERR], press DOWN and UP together.
To escape the function, press PAGE RIGHT.
12.7.4 Nexus Server NMEA setup [SERVER SEtUP]
These settings corresponds to calibration code (C70) series in the Multi Control instrument, and allows you to set NMEA settings for transducers connected to the Nexus
Server.
12.7.4.1 Receive waypoint [REC WP]
Possible settings are [On] or [OFF]. Default setting is [OFF].
Receive waypoints from a NMEA navigator to the Server via the NMEA sentence WPL
(See Server C78, WBN and C73 WPR).
[OFF] = Reception off. [On] = Reception on.
12.7.4.2 Send waypoint [SEND WP]
Possible settings are [On] or [OFF]. Default setting is [OFF].
Transmit waypoints from the Server to a NMEA navigator or plotter, via the NMEA
sentence WPL. (See Server C78 WBN and C74 WPT).
The NMEA sentence WPL must be selected in one Server slot. (See Server C79 to
C94)
[OFF] = Transmission off. [On] = Transmission on.
It takes approximately 200 seconds to transfer 100 waypoints.
Note! When the transfer of waypoints are ready, we recommend that both [REC WP]
and [SEND WP] are set to [OFF], to avoid unintentional update of the waypoint memory.
12.7.4.3 NMEA navigator [NMEANAV]
Possible settings are [On] or [OFF]. Default setting is [OFF].
Select which instrument you want to use for navigating. (See Server C75 NAV).
By the term "navigating", we mean the active instrument, in which the waypoint memory
is used for navigation to calculate the navigation data, i.e. BTW, DTW etc. There can
only be one instrument on the Nexus Network that is navigating.
[OFF] = The Server is navigating. One of the following NMEA position sentences must
be received for the Server to calculate navigation data: RMC, GGA, RMA or GLL.
[On] = NMEA navigator is navigating. The Remote Control instrument becomes a repeater of the information transmitted from the NMEA navigator. Such as bearing and
distance to waypoint etc. See ”Receive NMEA sentences IN to Server from external
navigator”.
Note! If a Nexus GPS is connected, Server C75 will be ignored, that is the Server will
automatically take over the navigation no matter how C75 is set.
12.7.4.4 NMEA compass transducer [NMEACOM]
Possible settings are [On] or [OFF]. Default setting is [OFF].
[OFF] = Nexus compass. [On] = NMEA compass. See Server C76.
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12.7.4.5 NMEA wind transducer [NMEAWIN]
Possible settings are [On] or [OFF]. Default setting is [OFF].
[OFF] = Nexus wind. [On] = NMEA wind. See Server C77.
12.7.4.6 Waypoint base number [WP--BASE]
Possible settings are [00-99]. Default setting is [00].
1 base or block = 100 waypoints. See Server C78
Example 1: To receive waypoint number 101 to 150, from a NMEA navigator and store
them in memory 1 to 50 in the Server, set [WP--BASE] to [01] and [REC WP] to [On].
Example 2: To transfer waypoint number 1 to 50, from a Server and store them in a
NMEA navigator memory number 101 to 150, set [WP-- BASE] to [01] and [SEND
WP] to [On].
12.7.4.7 NMEA OUT, 16 slots (C79) to (C94)
Corresponds to the 16 NMEA OUT slots C79 to C94 in the Server. See 12.7.5.
12.7.4.8 Damping of NMEA out from Server [NMEASEA]
Possible settings are [d0] = Minimum to [d9] = Maximum. Default setting is [4].
Only compass heading [HT / HM] and boat speed through water [BSP], can be damped
with this setting. The most common use is together with MAXI repeaters, where there is
no selection of damping. See Server C95.
d0
d1
d2
d3
d4
No damping
0.5 sec
1.1 sec
2.5 sec
5 sec
d5
d6
d7
d8
d9
10 sec
20 sec
40 sec
1 min 20 sec
2 min 40 sec
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12.7.5 Transmit NMEA sentences OUT from Server
Settings (C79) to (C94) corresponds to the 16 NMEA slots in the Nexus Server.
The Server supports 29 different NMEA sentences.
This means you can select up to 16 of the 29 available NMEA sentences.
The Nexus Network uses the NMEA 0183 sentences, version 1.5 and 2.0.
The number in brackets, example (C79), corresponds to the 16 default set NMEA
slots.
No.
0
1
2
3
4
Cal. co.
(C79)
6
7
8
9
10
11
(C80)
(C81)
(C82)
(C83)
(C91)
Sentence
( --- )
(APA)
(APB)
(BOD)
(BWC)*
(BW1)
(BWR)*
(DBT)
(DPT)
(GLL)
(HDM)
(HDT)
Contents
No sentence sent.
Autopilot "A" (old).
Autopilot "B".
Bearing Original Destination.
Bearing & Distance to waypoint.
Short version of BWC (MAXI-Rep.).
Bearing & Distance, dead reckoning.
Depth Below Transducer.
DePTh.
Geographic position.
HeaDing Magnetic.
HeaDing True.
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(MTW)
Mean Temperature Water.
13
(C84)
(MWD)
Mean Wind Direction and velocity.
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(MWV)
Mean Wind Velocity & angle apparent).
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(RMA)
Minimum Specific Loran-C data.
16
(RMB)*
Minimum Navigation data.
17
(RMC)
Minimum Specific GPS/TRANSIT data.
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(C85)
(VDR)
Set & Drift.
19
(C86)
(VHW)
Water speed and heading.
20
(VLW)
Distance travelled trough water.
21
(C87)
(VPW)
Speed measured parallel to Wind.
22
(C88)
(VTG)
Track made good and ground speed.
23
(C89)
(VWR)
Apparent Wind speed & Direction.
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(C90)
(VWT)
True Wind speed & Direction.
25
(C92)
(WCV)
Waypoint Closure Velocity.
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(C93)
(WPL)*
Waypoint Location.
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(C94)
(XTE)
Cross Track Error.
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(ZDA)
Time & Date.
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(ZTG)
UTC and Time to Destination.
( * ) = Sent by the Server when it is set to navigate in the Nexus Network.
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Example of NMEA sentences:
$IIAPA,A,A,00.007,L,N,V,V,145.03,M,004
$IIAPB,A,A,00.007,L,N,V,V,147.53,T,004,147.52,T,,T*29
$IIBOD,147.53,T,145.03,M,004,000
$IIBWC,101515,5912.890,N,01812.580,E,147.52,T,145.02,M,15.649,N,004
$IIBWC,,,,,,147.52,T,145.02,M,15.647,N,004
$IIBWR,101516,5912.890,N,01812.580,E,147.52,T,145.02,M,15.647,N,004
$IIDBT,293.52,f,089.47,M,048.36,F
$IIDPT,089.47,0.40
$IIGLL,5926.110,N,01756.171,E,101517,A
$IIHDM,026,M
$IIHDT,029,T
$IIMTW,19,C
$IIMWD,161.77,T,159.27,M,07.01,N,03.61,M
$IIMWV,133,R,07.03,N,A
$IIRMA,A,5926.110,N,01756.171,E,,,0.23,189.47,,,,*00
$IIRMB,A,00.007,L,000,004,5912.890,N,01812.580,E,15.647,147.52,,V*01
$IIRMC,101340,A,5926.115,N,01756.172,E,0.04,063.42,,,*06
$IIVDR,063.42,T,060.92,M,0.04,N
$IIVHW,029,T,026,M,00.00,N,00.00,K
$IIVLW,49626.59,N,,
$IIVPW,0.00,N,,
$IIVTG,063.42,T,060.93,M,0.04,N,,
$IIVWR,133,R,07.03,N,03.62,M,,
$IIVWT,133,R,07.01,N,03.61,M,,
$IIWCV,0.00,N,004
$IIWPL,5503.000,N,01013.450,E,027
$IIXTE,A,A,00.003,L,N
$IIZDA,101341,,,,
$IIZTG,101341,,004
Each sentence is ended with, <CR><LF> (Hex 0D 0A).
(BWR) consists of rump line data, and is the same information as (BWC) except that
(BWC) consists of great circle data.
(BWR) is a service for receivers not accepting information that is (BWC).
(BW1) is a shorter version of (F), i.e. lacks time and destination waypoint position, will
be sent out as a zero string. The transmitted string will be (BWC) and not (BW1) (as in
the example). (BW1) is for MAXI-Repeaters.
(WPL) is sent when (C74) is set to (F), which means that each time
(WPL) is transmitted, the contents will be the next defined waypoint and when all have
been transmitted it starts again with the first one etc. the identity Id of all waypoints are
transmitted with three digits.
It is possible to send and receive waypoints in block of 100 by setting (C78) (WBN) the
same as the desired block number.
Example: If (C78) is set to (03), waypoint (23) will be sent as number (323).
Note! All waypoints will be affected alike.(ZDA) consists only of UTC time. Date is not
sent.
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12.7.5.1 Change NMEA sentences OUT from Server
Before you change any of the factory set NMEA sentences, check what NMEA sentences can be received by your NMEA navigator, plotter, radar etc.
Select the slot number for the sentence to be changed, then press KEY.
To select the sentence, press DOWN or UP until found.
To lock the selected sentence, press KEY.
To cancel a NMEA slot, press DOWN and UP together.
It takes two seconds to transmit all 16 NMEA sentences.
To double the transmission speed, select a NMEA sentence two times with seven slots
apart, that is the slots should be as far away from each other as possible.
In a similar way, you can select a sentence 4 times to make it 4 times faster.
Example: If you want to transmit the Nexus compass heading via NMEA, to for example an autopilot, select (HDM) for every odd slot number, C79, C81, C83 ... C93, that is
eight times which makes the speed four times / second. This leaves the other eight
slots with even numbers, C78, C80, C82 ... C94 free to use for other NMEA sentences.
One of the advantages with the Nexus Network is the very fast transmission speed of
data, compared to the relatively slow NMEA standard (about ten times faster). Therefore we recommend that you use Nexus instruments and transducers for better accuracy.
12.7.6 Receive NMEA sentences IN to Server from external navigator
There are 5 different main types of NMEA sentences:
1. Position related data: Position, SOG/COG, time, and a limited amount of satellite
status if a GPS is connected. The information is read if no other Nexus GPS is
connected. If a Nexus GPS is connected, it will take over the navigation.
2. Navigation data: (BTW), (DTW), (BOD), (XTE), (SET) and (DRIFT). This information is read only if C75 NAV is set to (On). Nexus Server will automatically send
data to the Nexus Network. E.g.: (DRIFT), (WCV), (TTG) and (CTS).
3. Waypoint data: Is received from (WPL) data if (C73 WPR) is set to on (On).
Nexus Server version 1.7 and higher can receive (NMEA WP) and re-transmit to
an active Nexus navigator through the Nexus network.
4. Compass heading is read only if (C76 CMP) is set to (On). Heading is either
(HDT) (priority) or (HDM). Magnetic variation, from Nexus network is added to
(HDM) but not to (HDT).
5. Relative wind angle and wind speed is read from (VWR) data, only if (C77
WND) is set to (On). Nexus calculates true wind angle and wind speed, when the
boat speed (the speed of the water) is known.
The following NMEA sentences can be received IN to Server:
(AAM)
Waypoint Arrival Alarm.
(APA)
AutoPilot string "A" (old).
(APB)
AutoPilot string "B".
(BOD)
Bearing Original Destination.
(BWC)
Bearing & distance to Waypoint.
(BWR)
Bearing & distance to Waypoint (old).
(GGA)
Global position fix data (GPS).
(GLL)
Geographic position, Latitude/Longitude.
(HDM)
HeaDing Magnetic.
(HDT)
HeaDing True.
(RMA)
Minimum Specific Loran-C Data.
(RMB)
Minimum Navigation Information.
(RMC)
Minimum Specific GPS/TRANSIT Data.
(SNA)
Navigation Status.
(VDR)
Set & Drift.
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(VTG)
(VWR)
(WPL)
(XTE)
(ZDA)
Track made good & ground speed.
Relative Wind Speed & Direction.
Waypoint Location.
Cross Track Error, Measured.
Time & date.
All data (POSITION, BTW, SOG/COG, etc.) is received from one type of NMEA sentence. If data is placed in different locations, the data will be selected from the sentence
with the highest priority.
Example I: Position is read in priority order: RMC, GGA, RMA and GLL.
Example 2: BTW/DTW is priority first with: RMB, BWC and BWR. The transmission
ID (the first two letters after "$") is ignored by the Server. Present position is read, after
that possible latitude and longitude correction is added (C39 and C40) before the position is sent over the Nexus Network to all instruments.
12.8 Special NMEA sentences
The Nexus Server can read two special NMEA sentences, which can be sent from a
PC. One contains TBS (target boat speed), the other CAD (customised angle data)
and CFD (customised fixpoint data). These 3 data are re-transmitted on the Nexus
Network and can be displayed as a sub-function on the Multi XL instrument.
Note! [TBS] and [CAD] may also be displayed as main-functions.
See setting C13 and C37.
12.8.1 Target boat speed [TBS]
To access sub-function [TBS], select SPEED page and the ”empty” sub-function.
Then press RIGHT and KEY together, followed by UP and DOWN together.
12.8.2 Customised angle data [CAD]
To access sub-function [CAD], select NAVIGATE page and the ”empty” sub-function.
Then press RIGHT and KEY together, followed by UP and DOWN together.
12.8.3 Customised fixpoint data [CFD]
To access sub-function [CFD], select WIND page and the ”empty” sub-function.
Then press RIGHT and KEY together, followed by UP and DOWN together.
12.8.4Example of special NMEA-sentence
$PSILTBS,X.X,N<CR><LF>
N, for Knots
Target boat speed
$PSILCD1,X.X,X.X,<CR><LF>
CAD (000.0°-360.0°)
CFD (-327.67- +327.67 units)
This function is valid form Nexus Server version 2.4 or later.
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12.9 Configuration setup group [CONFIG]
In [CONFIG) you can configure the Remote Control instrument to suit your needs, to
get the most out of the instrument the way you plan to use it.
12.9.1 Start up mode [NEXUS / A--PILOT Control]
Possible settings are [NEXUS Control] or [A--PILOT Control].
Default setting is [NEXUS Control], which means that the Remote Control instrument at
power up starts in Nexus mode.
If you have a Nexus Autopilot connected, you can select [A--PILOT Control] which
means the Remote Control instrument at power up starts in autopilot mode.
12.9.2 Change mode [CHANGE]
Possible settings are [CHANGE YES] or [CHANGE no].
Default setting is [CHANGE no].
Allow or stop change between [NEXUS Control] and [A-PILOT Control].
If you have an autopilot, and want the possibility to change between the two modes,
select [CHANGE yES). If you do not have a Nexus Autopilot, select [CHANGE no].
12.9.3 Page-arrow [ARROWS PAGE]
Future function, do not change!
12.9.4 Instrument list
12.9.4.1 Use list [USELIST]
Possible settings are [USELIST OFF] or [USELIST On].
Default setting is [USELIST OFF].
[USELIST] serves to activate or de-activate the instrument list created with [MAKE
LiSt].
[USELIST OFF] = All Nexus instruments can be remote controlled.
[USELIST On] = Only Nexus instruments selected in the instrument list can be remote
controlled.
To change [USELIST), press KEY. To set [On / OFF), press UP. To lock press KEY.
12.9.4.2 Edit list [EDIT LiSt]
In [EDIT LiSt] you can edit the list already created in [MAKE LiSt].
Select the Id number of the instrument to be edited and proceed in the same way as
described under [MAKE LiSt].
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12.9.4.3 Make list [MAKE LiSt]
The Remote Control instrument can find, and make a list [MAKE LiSt] over all Nexus
instruments connected to the Network. From the found instruments, a tailor-made list
can be made, to exclude not visible instruments. First note what Nexus Network Id
number each instrument has. The Id numbers are displayed at power up, or in the remote control mode, starting with no from Id no.16 and continuing with 17, 18, 19 etc.
To unlock the function [MAKE LiSt], press KEY.
If there is already a list, the instrument will display [REPLACE no], with [no] flashing.
If you want to make a new list, press UP to display [REPLACE yES).
To replace the list [yES], press KEY.
The Remote Control instrument may now for example display the text [--END--, 03 : Id-), which means there are two Nexus digital instruments connected to the Nexus Network, plus one empty space [END) for adding a new instrument.
To page through the list of connected instruments, press DOWN or UP.
To exclude instruments from the list, which are not to be remote controlled, select the
Id number and press DOWN and UP together.
To name a digital instrument, e.g. "MULTI" , "GPS" or "LOG" etc., select the Id number
for the instrument you want to name and press KEY. The first digit flashes.
To enter a name press DOWN, UP or RIGHT as required.
To lock the name, press KEY. Now the first digit in the Id number flashes.
To change the Id number in the list, press DOWN, UP or RIGHT as required.
To lock the Id number, press KEY.
If you want to change the order of the list, you have to know the Id number of the instrument you want to use. Make a note of the Id number during the power on routine.
To exit [MAKE LiSt), press PAGE LEFT.
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12.9.5 Maxi Repeater control [MAXIREP]
Possible settings are [0-9]. Default setting is [0].
Maxi Repeaters can be remote controlled by the Remote Control instrument, from Maxi
Repeater version 1.0.
To select how many Maxi repeaters you want to remote control, press KEY, and select
from 0 up to 9 by pressing UP or DOWN.
Select for example two Maxi repeaters, and press KEY.
To number your two Maxi repeaters 1 and 2, see the Maxi Repeater manual.
The Maxi Repeater page will now appear to the right of ROUTE page in the page list.
To switch between Maxi Repeater 1 and 2, press UP or DOWN.
To change Maxi Repeater setting, press KEY.
To change data press UP or DOWN.
To lock the function, press KEY.
12.9.6 Page access or stop [USE PAGES]
Factory default setting is [+ - - -], which means that only the BOAT page can be accessed.
The other 3 pages are optional and have to be ”opened” to be accessed with this setting.
The 1:st [+] represents access of BOAT page, the 2:nd [+] NAV page, the 3:rd [+] WP
page and the 4:th ROUTE page.
Example: If you have a Nexus or NMEA navigator you may want to use the NAV, WP
and ROUTE pages by changing the [-] sign to a [+] sign for each page.
Select [USE PAGES] and press KEY. The first [+] flashes.
For each page you want to ”open” change the [-] to a [+] by pressing UP, DOWN and
RIGHT as required. To lock the change, press KEY.
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13 Installation of other Nexus parts
13.1 Location of the Server
The Server must be mounted on a dry, flat and vertical surface below deck, at least 500
mm (20") from radio receiving equipment.
Locate the Server in the centre of the boat and close to the electrical panel if possible.
13.2 Installing the Server
Remove the Server cover from the base plate by removing the two screws. Drill the 4
screw holes using a 2.8-mm (0.11") drill. Mount the Server using the 4 mounting
screws.
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Apply silicon paste on the screw terminal. Connect the 8 m Nexus Network cable
labelled number 5 and supplied with cable protectors to the Server on pins 5, 6, 7,
and 8. Match the colour codes for each wire.
Note: If the cable must be cut, it is recommended it is cut at the unmarked cable end,
since a marked cable is easier to identify.
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When all connections are made, use the cable straps as required.
Mount the Server cover using the two mounting screws.
Your Server installation is done!
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13.3 Installing the transducers
Log, depth, wind and compass transducers are all connected to the pins on the right
hand side of the Server. They are all clearly colour coded and marked with numbers
and names. Install the transducers according to the separate instructions supplied with
each transducer. Connect as per below drawings.
13.4 Connecting optional accessories
These optional accessories are available from your local Nexus Dealer. (For a more
complete list of accessories available, see 14.4).
13.4.1 Man over board (MOB) push-button
Art. No. 19763. (For function explanation, see 10).
White wire to Server pin 14 (MOB). Brown wire to Server pin 16 (0V).
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13.4.2 Tactical function push-button
Art. No. 19763 (same as MOB). (For function explanation, see 9.1).
White wire to Server pin 15 (TRIM). Brown wire to Server pin 16 (0 V).
13.4.3 External alarm buzzer
Art. No. 20081. The extra buzzer (105 dB at 15 cm, not waterproof) can be mounted
where you want a louder sound. The buzzer will sound as soon as any alarm function is
activated in the Nexus Network.
Red wire to Server pin 2 (ALARM RED).
Black wire to Server pin 4 (BLACK).
13.4.4 Nexus instruments
All Nexus instruments are connected directly to the Nexus Network in a daisy chain.
They all use the same colour coded 4-pole jack plugs. (For instrument installation, see
2.2).
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13.4.5 Maxi repeater
Electro-mechanical Maxi repeaters with good readability and contrast, digit height: 45
mm (1.77”), Red digits Art. No. 19941. Yellow digits Art. No. 19841. Up to 10 Maxi repeaters can be connected.
13.5 Connecting instrument lighting
The instrument lighting can be controlled from the boats general lighting switch.
Connect the wire from the electrical panel's instrument light switch to Server pin 13
(LIGHT ON +12 V).
13.6 Connecting a NMEA instrument IN to the Server
Products transmitting NMEA, for example:
GPS, Decca, Loran, NMEA compass and wind transducer etc.
If a NMEA instrument is connected, most information will be available and can be displayed on the Nexus Network.
You must know which two cables from your other NMEA instrument carry the NMEA
out signal. If you have trouble call the dealer you bought your NMEA instrument from.
He should know the wiring colour and will probably sell the ”plug set” which may be required. We do not have this information.
Connect NMEA out signal from the NMEA instrument to Server pin 9 (IN).
Connect NMEA return signal from the NMEA instrument to Server pin 10 (RETURN).
(For list of NMEA received sentences, see 12.6.3).
Note a: The Server allows only one NMEA instrument connected to be connected to
the input pins 9 and 10.
Note b: We do not recommend the use of NMEA transducers like wind and compass,
because the update rate of data is slow compared to the very fast Nexus data bus.
Note c: If the NMEA instrument has only one output cable, put a ”bridge” cable on the
Server between pins 10 (RETURN) and 12 (RETURN). (See chapter 12.6 , C75)
13.7 Connecting a NMEA instrument OUT from Server
Products receiving NMEA, for example:
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Plotter, radar, Maxi repeaters, POWER Navigate.
Again you must know which two cables from your other NMEA instrument carry the
NMEA in signal. If you have trouble call the dealer you bought the NMEA instrument
from. He should know the wiring colour and will probably sell the ”plug set” which may
be required. We do not have this information.
Connect NMEA in signal from NMEA instrument to Server pin 11 (OUT). Connect
NMEA return signal from NMEA instrument to Server pin 12 (RETURN). (For list of
NMEA transmit sentences, see 12.61.)
13.8 Connecting the power supply
1. Connect the red wire from the Server pin 1 (+12V) to +12V.
Connect the black wire from the Server pin 2 (0V) to 0V.
Protect the circuit with a 3 Amp fuse/circuit breaker on the 12V side.
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Note a: Try to keep the power cables as short as possible.
Note b: Up to 32 Nexus instrument units (Server, digital and analogue instruments,
Autopilot servo-unit or a Nexus GPS) can be connected to the single Nexus data bus
cable.
If more than 10 units are connected, the power must be supplied at both ends of the
chain of units, a so-called ”ring-connection”, as shown. Do not connect the Nexus data
bus wires (yellow and white) in ring-connection.
Screen/Black
White
Yellow
Green/Red
2. Check that all the connections are correct before you power up the system.
13.9 Compatibility with our previous transducers
13.9.1 Log transducer
All our log transducers (except the transducers from the S-2000 and S-200 series) can
be used for speed and distance.
Only transducers from Nexus- and STAR-series are able to measure water temperature.
Other transducers
S-220
D-20
S-2200
Power
Note: On the Power transducer the white cable (for water temperature) should be isolated and not installed.
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13.9.2 Depth transducer
Our depth transducers with stand-alone amplifier boxes can be used, that is the Direction D30 and Power depth.
Note: Do not mix amplifier boxes with transducers from other series.
Other transducers
Server
Power
D-30
13.9.3 Wind transducer
All our wind transducers can be used.
Other transducers
Server
Power
D-40
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13.9.4 Compass transducer
Only the Nexus version can be used.
Compass transducer for S-5000, D50, S-520/S-525 and POWER can be upgraded to
Nexus standard. Contact your local Nexus dealer for a quote.
Server
13.9.5 GPS transducer
All Nexus GPS products can be connected directly to the Nexus Network.
Server
13.9.6 NMEA transducers
NMEA compass and NMEA wind transducer.
You must know which two cables from your other NMEA transducer carry the NMEA
out signal. If you have trouble call the dealer you bought your NMEA instrument from.
He should know the wiring colour and will probably sell the ”plug set” which may be required. We do not have this information.
Connect NMEA out signal from the NMEA transducer to Server pin 9 (IN). Connect
NMEA return signal from the NMEA transducer to Server pin 10 (RETURN).
Note a: The Server allows only one NMEA transducer or instrument to be connected to
the input pins 9 and 10.
Note b: Make sure the calibration codes (C76 and C77 in chapter 12.6 ) for NMEA
transducers are correctly set.
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14 Maintenance and fault finding
14.1 Maintenance
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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.
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.
14.2 Fault finding
14.2.1 General
Before you contact your Nexus 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 versions.
• Nexus Network ID numbers for each instrument (displayed at power up).
In most cases, the reason for faults in electronic equipment is to be found in poor installations. Therefore,
always first check that:
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Installation and connection is made per instructions for instrument and transducers.
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.
14.2.2 What you should know about digital depth sounders.
The principle of a depth sounder is that you measure the time it takes for a short acoustic signal to go from the
transducer to bottom and back again to the transducer.
The echo changes due to bottom character, heavy layers of salt and temperature, irregular bottom vegetation,
fish etc. Thanks to an advanced signal treatment, these variations will normally not influence the depth
measurement.
You can in some circumstances get transitory disturbances. In the list below you will find some explanations
for disturbances to the measurement of depth and how it is expressed on the instrument display.
In general when a boat is moored in a harbour with other boats around, there can be disturbances from signals
from other depth transducers, chains or other mooring equipment, which will result in wrong depth readings.
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14.3 Fault - action
Function
BTW
BTW
Display
no values
no values
Cause
No waypoint selected
Incorrect selection of
navigation master
Wrong setting of COG:
COG set to ON but no navigator connected
Nexus compass transducer
and C76 set to ON
NMEA compass transducer
and C76 set to OFF
Incorrect setting of damping
Incorrect setting of
magnetic variation
Autodeviation not performed
Autodeviation not successful
Compass
no heading [---]
Compass
no values [---]
Compass
no values [---]
Compass
Compass
wrong COG-values
wrong values
Compass
Compass
wrong values
wrong values
Compass
wrong values
Compass
wrong values
Compass
wrong values
Compass
wrong values
Compass
wrong values
Compass
no values [---]
Compass Data
Depth
Depth
wrong values
wrong values
Depth
Depth
Depth
Depth
Depth
Depth
no values [---]
no values [---]
no values [---]
no values [---]
wrong values
no values [---]
Depth
no values [---]
Depth
no values [---]
Depth
Depth
wrong values
wrong values
Incorrect setting of
compass transducer
misalignment
Wrong selection of
C47
magnetic/true
Wrong mounting of the trans- Check that transducer is not mounted upducer
side down. Mount correct
Magnetic disturbance
Check that there are no ferrous items close
to the transducer.
Incorrect setting of damping Correct setting of damping
Subfunction NAVpage
C71 incorrect set to [ON]
Correct setting to [OFF]
C71 in
(Compass Data)
Compass
Data
Wrong units
Correct setting of units
C21
Incorrect calibration of the
Correct calibration of the
C22
depth transducer position
depth transducer position
Deep water outside the range of the transducer
Deep water and soft bottom
The boat is heeling heavily
In propeller stream, where air bubbles are created
In propeller stream, where air bubbles are created
Poor cable connections at the Check connections
amplifier box
Internal mount: poor signal
Use through hull fitting
penetration due to thick hull
Internal mount:
re-install the transducer
air between transducer and
hull
Going over shoal water, with uneven and high bottom vegetation
Heavy layers of salt or noticeable ranges of water temperature
Function
Depth
Display
wrong values
Cause
Action
Setup
Heavily agitated water containing particles of sand or some other contami-
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Action
Select way point
Correct selection of
navigation master
Set COG to OFF
Setup
Set C76 to OFF
C76
Set C76 to ON
C76
Correct setting of damping
Correct setting of
magnetic variation
Run the Autodeviation
Check Autodeviation
Run the Autodeviation
Correct setting of
compass transducer
misalignment
Correct setting
C72
C32
C75
C38
C33
C34
C33
C36
Depth
nation
Disturbances from other depth transducers
DTW
DTW
wrong values
(in harbour / at anchor)
wrong values
(in harbour / at anchor)
no values
no values
NMEA out
no values on NMEA-unit
NMEA out
NMEA in
NMEA in
wrong / no values
wrong / no values
No values
Position
no values
Position
wrong values
Position
wrong values
Speed
no speed [---]
Speed
Speed
no speed [000]
no speed [000]
Speed
Speed
Speed
Speed
Speed
wrong SOG-values
wrong SOG-values
wrong values
wrong values
wrong values
Wind
no values [---]
Wind
no values [---]
Wind
Wind
wrong speed values
wrong wind angle
Wind
wrong wind angle
Wind
wrong wind angle
Wind
wrong values
Nexus wind transducer
and C77 set to ON
NMEA wind transducer
and C77 set to OFF
Wrong units
Wrong selection of
wind angle
Incorrect setting of mast
top unit misalignment
Incorrect setting of wind calibration values
Poor cable connection
Function
Wind
Display
wrong values
Cause
Incorrect setting of damping
Wind
no values [---]
Wind Data
C71 incorrect set to [ON]
(Wind Data)
Depth
Disturbances from chains or mooring equipment
No waypoint selected
incorrect selection of
navigation master
Incorrect selection of NMEA
out sentences
Poor NMEA-out connection
Poor NMEA-in connection
Wrong NMEA sentences
transmitted
Incorrect selection of
position source
Incorrect setting of compensation of latitude and/or longitude
Incorrect setting of local
geodetic datum
Wrong setting of SOG:
SOG set to ON but no navigator connected
Impeller is not rotating
Impeller is not rotating, due to
remaining antifouling inside
the through hull fitting
Incorrect setting of unit
Incorrect setting of damping
Wrong units
Incorrect calibration value
Incorrect setting of damping
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Select waypoint
Correct selection of
C75
navigation master
Select desired NMEA
C79
sentences
to C94
Check connections
Check connections
Check setup in the transmitting unit
Correct selection of
position source
Config Nexus /
NMEA position in
GPS Navigator
Correct setting of compensa- C39
tion of latitude and/or longiC40
tude
Correct setting of local
C46
geodetic datum
Set SOG to OFF
C13
Clean the impeller
Clean the through-hull fitting
Correct setting of unit
Correct setting of damping
Correct setting of units
Correct calibration
Correct setting of damping
Set C77 to OFF
C11
C72
C11
C12
Subfunc-tion
SPEED-page
C77
Set C77 to ON
C77
Correct setting of units
Correct selection of
wind angle
Correct setting of mast
top unit misalignment
Correct setting of wind calibration values
Check connections
wind transducer / cable
through deck connectors
Action
Correct setting of damping
C52
C51
Correct setting to [OFF]
C54
C55 to
C62
Setup
Subfunc-tion
WIND-page
C71
Wind Data
MAINTENANCE ANDMAINTENANCE
FAULT FINDINGAND FAULT FINDING
14.4 Nexus Network error messages with cause and remedy
If an error message [Err #] is displayed, an error has been detected by the Nexus Network.
The message can assist you to diagnose the cause and remedy the error.
To escape from an error message, press any push-button. If not possible to escape, reset power (turn off and
on again), then make the remedy if suggested below.
Note! For errors marked with [*], contact your national distributor to return the unit for rectification if the action
fails.
No.
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
15
16
Message and cause
Activated watchdog timeout.
Nexus Network data frames are missing.
No data received within approx. 10 sec.
EEPROM read.
EEPROM write.
RAM memory error.
Autolog full in GPS Compass.
Break reset.
EEPROM auto initiation, or NMEA transmit fail.
(Nexus Server only).
Range error, depending on wrong input e.g. 17°
70'.= too many minutes.
Remote control setup error. Command can not
be executed.
No response from navigator.
Waypoint not defined.
Impossible command when used with an external
NMEA navigator.
Impossible command when in autopilot mode.
Auto-deviation is not possible.
17
Auto-deviation check failed.
18
Auto-deviation. Function denied.
19
Auto-deviation failure.
20
21
GPS to CPU communication error.
GPS acquisition failure (time out).
22
23
24
CPU to GPS communication error.
DGPS (RTCM) data ignored.
GPS bad fix, no fix position (time expired at onefix).
No autopilot response. Object is not connected.
The unit is not allowed to power up because
there is too high input voltage.
Extended object server busy or error.
Route command error. The waypoint bank mem-
10
11
12
13
14
25
26
27
28
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Action
Reset power.
Check connections and setup.
Check connections.
Reset power.
Reset power.
Reset power.
Clear Autolog memory.
Reset power.
Reset power.
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
Correct input format..
Check connections and settings.
Check navigator connection and settings.
Define a waypoint.
Use only possible command.
Use only possible commands.
Check for extreme magnetic field, upside
down mounting of transducer or wrong
transducer type setting.
1¼ turns not completed or extreme magnetic
disturbance.
Function denied since compass is busy with
the auto-deviation routine.
Error larger than 1.5°. The boat probably hit a
wave during the turn.
Reset power.
*
Maximum allowed time for searching satellites. E.g. when try to navigate indoors.
Check GPS antenna location.
Reset power.
*
Change the DGPS (RTCM) setting.
Check GPS antenna location.
Check wiring connections and fuse.
Check input voltage.
Set one GPS Navigator instrument to master.
Clear waypoint bank for new space.
*
29
30-41
42
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
41
ory is full.
DGPS mode is interrupted.
Reserved for Nexus Autopilot Servo Unit.
Bad transducer input / bad measurement.
Check the DGPS receiver.
See Nexus Autopilot manual.
Reset power.
Reserved for Nexus Autopilot Servo Unit.
General autopilot failure
Autopilot compass input failure in autopilot
standalone connection.
Autopilot compass input failure in autopilot
Nexus Network connection.
Received wind data input failure.
Autopilot calibration failure.
Navigation data not available in autopilot stand
alone connection.
Navigation data not available in autopilot Nexus
Network connection.
Autopilot Network re-initialisation.
Failure to initialise EEPROM.
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Reset power.
Check compass connection at autopilot
Servo Unit.
Check compass connection at Nexus Server
or at the Compass Data instrument
Check wind wire connection.
Check for air in the system and make APC
routine again in calm water.
Check NMEA input connections and settings
in the navigator.
Check connections and navigator settings.
Check connections and wire dimensions.
Reset power.
*
*
*
SPECIFICATIONS
15 Specifications
15.1 Technical specifications
Dimensions:
Weight:
Enclosure:
Instrument cable:
Power supply:
Power consumption:
Current consumption:
Temperature range:
Instrument:
150 x 72 x 26 mm (5.9 x 2.8 x 1.0”)
Bracket:
110 x 79 x 28 mm (4.3 x 3.1 x 1.1”)
Instrument:
200 g (7 oz)
Bracket:
20 g (0.7 oz)
Waterproof
5 m (16 ft)
12 V DC (10-16 V). The instrument is polarity protected.
0,15 W (with lighting 0,8 W)
12.5 mA (at 12V), at max lighting 70 mA (at 12V)
Storage:
-30°C to +80°C. (-22°F to 176°F)
Operation:
-10°C to +70°C. (14°F to 158°F)
Warranty period:
The above product has a 2 year warranty period, see separate conditions.
CE approval:
The products conforms to the EMC requirements for immunity and emission according to
EN 5008-1 and EN 55022
15.2 Nexus Network specification
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 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 parity bit, two stop-bits in 9600 baud.
The link between Nexus Network and your PC-application is the PC interface FD (Full Duplex) / NMEA (Art.
No. 21248-1). This is supplied with a 9-pole D-sub connector on a 1 m (3.3 ft) cable for the RS232 PC port.
The PC interface is a useful tool to monitor and log real time data, or when editing waypoints to/from PC-file or
to/from Nexus Network. For users who write their own software, please see our web-site where you find the
Nexus application notes.
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OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
15.3 Optional accessories
Below find a selection of optional accessories available. Please contact your local
Nexus dealer for more information.
Art. No.
20445-1
20445-2
21440
21732
21033-1
20445-3
Nexus Completes
Speed Log complete with transducer
Depth complete with transducer
Wind Data complete with transducer
Compass Data complete with 35° tilt transducer
GPS Navigator complete with GPS Antenna
Multi Control instrument and Server
Art. No.
20700
20711-2
20721
20860
21000
21731
20721-1
21721
Nexus Transducers
Log/Temp, 0 - 30 KTS, 8 m (26 ft) cable
Depth, 0.8 - 150 m (2.6-490 ft), 3 + 8 m (10 + 26 ft) cable
Wind transducer, 25 m ( 82 ft) cable
Compass transducer 45° tilt, incl. 8 m (26 ft) cable
GPS Antenna, Nexus/NMEA, 10 m ( 33 ft) cable
Compass transducer 35°. tilt, incl. 8 m (26 ft) cable
Carbon-fibre wind transducer, (no mast cable incl.)
MTC (Mast Twist Compensator) box incl. 8 m (26 ft) cable
Art. No.
20445-4.
21434-1
21487
21032
20445-5
21210
21680-1
21684-2
21621
Nexus Digital Instruments
Multi Control instrument
Wind Data instrument
Compass Data instrument
GPS Navigator instrument
Autopilot instrument
Remote Control instrument
Multi XL instrument
Multi XL Set, incl. Remote Control instrument
Multi Center
Art. No.
20550-2
20550-1
20550-6
20550-3
20550-4
20550-5
20550-7
20550-8
20550-9
Nexus Analogue Instruments
Steer Pilot analogue
Wind Angle analogue
Compass analogue
Speed analogue, 0-16 KTS
Speed analogue, 0-50 KTS
Depth analogue, 0-200 m
Depth analogue, 0-600 FT
Speed Trim analogue, 20% - 0 - 20%
Rudder Angle analogue, 50 - 0 - 50
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OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
Art. No.
21035
21036
21134
21341
21136-2
Nexus Autopilot
Servo Unit
Rudder angle transmitter
Pumpset 12V PF-0,3, for hydraulic steering
Pumpset 12V PF-0,3 with solenoid, for mechanical steering
Cylinder SP-20, stroke 200 mm
Art. No.
19841
19941
69999
69995
21556
21453
21248-1
20438
20443
21266-8
20594
Other Nexus Accessories
Maxi Repeater yellow digits, NMEA repeater
Maxi Repeater red digits, NMEA repeater
Mast bracket Maxi, for two Maxi repeaters
Mast bracket XL, for Multi XL and standard Nexus 110x110
Connection box Nexus Network
Connection box Wind Data and Compass incl. 6 m (19 ft) cable
PC Interface FD (Full Duplex) / NMEA with 1 m (3.3 ft) cable and a 3½”disc.
Instrument cover Nexus instruments 110 x 110 mm
Nexus extenuation cable, per meter
Nexus cable 8 m (26 ft) with wire protectors each end
Nexus mast cable 25 m (82 ft)
18129
19763
20081
19038
19216
21154
67400-15
18500
18501
20966
Instrument panel for up to 6 Nexus 110x110 mm instruments
Remote push-button for external MOB or Trim function
External alarm buzzer, for Nexus Server
Internal mounting kit for depth transducer
Through hull fitting bronze
Paddlewheel blue with axle, high speed 0-50 kts
Mast top adapter 15° aluminium
Through deck connector 7-pole
Through deck connector 4-pole
Connector 4-pole
Art. No.
19488
20608
20608-2
20482
21027
20535
18490
18884
18990
18029
19210
Common spare parts
Rubber screw cover, for instrument front
4-pole jack plug, colour coded
4-pole jack plug, marked 1 2 3 4
Cover plate 44 mm, for 4-pin connectors
Cover plate 60 mm, for 8-pin connectors
Wire protection set, 5 pcs x 0,75 mm + 5 pcs x 0,25 mm
Paddlewheel red with axle, standard 0-30 kts
Through hull fitting plastic incl. nut
Dummy plug with o-rings and lock wire
O-ring, for log and depth transducer
Mast top bracket plastic, for wind transducer
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ABBREVIATIONS
15.4 Abbreviations
Abbreviation
A
AbS
ADJ
ALM
ANC
ANC
APC
AQU
ARC
Arrival
ATC
AVS
AWA
AWS
BAT
BF
BOD
BRG
BSP
BTW
C
Cal co
CE
C10
CAL
CDI
CG
CHK
CLR
CMG
CMP
COG
COR
CRD
CTS
d
D/R
DAT
DEFAULT
DEP
DEV
DGPS
DMG
DEA
DPT
DRF
DST
DTW
E
EDIT
Description
Angle
AbSolut
ADJust
ALarM
ANChor
ANChor alarm
Automatic autoPilot Calibration
AcQUisition
ARC
Arrival
Automatic Trim Control
AVerage Speed
Apparent Wind Angle
Apparent Wind Speed
BATtery
BeauFort
Bearing Original Destination
BeaRinG
Boat Speed
Bearing To waypoint
Celcius
Calibration code
Communaute Europènne
Calibrate 10
Calibrate
Course Deviation Indicator
Course over Ground
CHecK
CLeaR
Course Made Good
CoMPass
Course Over Ground
Correction
CouRse Damping
Course To Steer
Differential
Dead Reckoning
DATum
Facotry setting
DEPth
DEViation
Differential GPS
Distance Made Good
DEpth Alarm
DePTh
DRiFt
DiSTance
Distance To waypoint
East
EDIT
EEPROM
Electrically Erasable
Programmable Read Only
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ABBREVIATIONS
EMC
EN
ETA
F
F1-F9
FA
FREE
FT
GEO
GLL
GoTo
GPS
HDC
HDM
HDOP
HDT
HM
HT
ID
INI
Init
Insert
Km
KT
KTS
L
LAT
LCD
LEG
LGD
LIM
LOG
LON
LOW
MAG
MAX
m/s
MEM
Mh
MID
MIN
MN
MOB
m
N
NAV
NM
NMEA
NXT
OCA
PCA
P/S
PWR
RAM
RET
RRS
Memory
Electro Magnetic Compatibility
European Norm
Estimated Time or Arrival
Fahrenheit
Figure of merit
Fathom
FREE
FeeT
GEOdetic
Geographic Latitude Longitude
Go To
Global Positioning System
HeaDing Compass
HeaDing Magnetic
Horizontal Dilution Of Precision
HeaDing True
Heading Magnetic
Heading True
IDentity
INItiation
Initiation
Insert
Kilometre per hour
KnoTs
KnoTS
Local
LATitude
Liquid Crystal Display
LEG
Local Geodetic Datum
LIMit
LOGg
LONgitude
LOW
MAGnetic
MAXimum
Meter per second
MEMory
Miles per hour
MID
MINimum
Magnetic North
Man Over Board
Metre
North
NAVigate
Nautical Mile
National Marine Electronic Association
NeXT
Off Course Alarm
Pilot Course Alarm
Packets per Second
PoWeR
Random Access Memory
RETurn
RuddeR Speed
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ABBREVIATIONS
RTCM
RUD
RTE
Roll
S
S/A
SAT
SEA
SEC
SET
SHA
SOG
STA
STR
SW
TAC
TBS
TMP
TRM
TRP
T/S
TTG
TWA
TWD
TWS
UTC
VAR
VER
VMG
W
W
WBN
WCV
WPR
WPT
WSE
WSP
WP
XTE
(-)
(_)
Radio Technical Commission for Maritime
service
RUDder
RouTE
Roll
South
Selective availability
SATellite
SEA
SEConds
SET
SHallow Alarm
Speed Over Ground
STArt
STeeR
South West
TACtical
True Boat Speed
TeMPerature
TriM
TRiP
Transmission per Second
Time To Go
True Wind Angle
True Wind Direction
True Wind Speed
Universal Time Co-ordinate
VARiation
VERsion
Velocity Made Good
West
Wind
Waypoint Base Number
Waypoint Closing Velocity
Waypoint Receive
Waypoint Transmit
Wind SpEed damping
Wind Speed
Waypoint
Cross Track Error
Minus
Plus
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WARRANTY
15.5 Warranty
WARRANTY
GENERAL
All our products are designed and built to comply with the highest-class industry standards. If the products are correctly installed, maintained and operated, as described in the installation and operation manual, they will provide
long and reliable service. Our international Network of distributors can provide you with the information and assistance you may require virtually anywhere in the world.
Please read through and fill in this warranty card and send it to your national distributor for product registration.
LIMITED WARRANTY
The warranty covers repair of defective parts due to faulty Manufacturing and includes labour when repaired in the
country of purchase. The warranty period is stated in the product manual, and commences from the date of purchase. The above warranty is the Manufacturer’s only warranty and no other terms, expressed or implied, will apply. The Manufacturer specifically excludes the implied warranty of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
CONDITIONS
•
The supplied warranty card and receipt with proof of purchase date must be shown to validate any warranty
claim. Claims are to be made in accordance with the claims procedure outlined below.
•
The warranty is non-transferrable and extends only to the original purchaser.
•
The warranty does not apply to Products from which serial numbers have been removed, faulty installation
or incorrect fusing, to conditions resulting from improper use, external causes, including service or modifications
not performed by the Manufacturer or by its national distributors, or operation outside the environmental parameters specified for the Product.
•
The Manufacturer will not compensate for consequential damage caused directly or indirectly by the malfunction of its equipment. The Manufacturer is not liable for any personal damage caused as a consequence of
using its equipment.
•
The Manufacturer, its national distributors or dealers are not liable for charges arising from sea trials, installation surveys or visits to the boat to attend to the equipment, whether under warranty or not. The right is reserved
to charge for such services at an appropriate rate.
•
The Manufacturer reserves the right to replace any products returned for repair, within the warranty period,
with the nearest equivalent, if repair within a reasonable time period should not be possible.
•
The terms and conditions of the warranty as described do not affect your statutory rights.
CLAIMS PROCEDURE
Equipment should be returned to the national distributor, or one of its appointed dealers, in the country where it
was originally purchased. Valid claims will then be serviced and returned to the sender free of charge.
Alternatively, if the equipment is being used away from the country of purchase, it may be returned to the national
distributor, or one of its appointed dealers, in the country where it is being used. In this case valid claims will cover
parts only. Labour and return postage will be invoiced to the sender at an appropriate rate.
DISCLAIMER
Common sense must be used at all times when navigating and the Manufacturer’s navigation equipment should
only be considered as aids to navigation.
The Manufacturers policy of continuous improvement may result in changes to product specification without prior
notice.
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WARRANTY
File id:
WARRANTY CARD
TO BE RETURNED TO YOUR NATIONAL DISTRIBUTOR
OWNER:
Name:
Street:
City/Zip Code:
Country:
Product name:
Serial number:
A
B
C
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Date of purchase: _______________________Date installed ______________________________
Dealers stamp:
Tick here if you do not wish to receive news about future products
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Navigation terms
BOD:
BTW:
CMG:
COG.
CTS:
DMG:
DRF:
DTW
MN:
N:
SET:
SOG:
XTE:
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Bearing Origin Destination
Bearing To Waypoint
Course Made Good
Course Over Ground
Course To Steer
Distance Made Good
Drift speed
Distance To Waypoint
Magnetic North
North
Drift Course
Speed Over Ground
X-Track Error
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