EZ Guide 500 to Topcon X20

EZ Guide 500 to Topcon X20
EZ Guide 500 to Topcon X20
• The following pages detail the procedure to get
GPS signal from the Trimble EZ Guide 500 for the
Topcon X20.
• This will be required for Variable rate control,
Guidance, and/or sectional control.
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The Trimble output
Baud rate should be set
to 38400bps
The Trimble GGA and
VTG must be turned On
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A Trimble P/N 62749 should be
used as a Y cable to connect to a
serial cable going to COM 1 port
located in the back of the X20.
*If using the Trimble remote you can add a
second 62749 cable.
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View from the back of the Topcon X20
All serial cables must be connected to specific COM ports.
• Guidance to COM1 (To serial port on Trimble)
• Variable Rate Control to COM2 (To serial port on Trimble)
• Seed Rate Control to COM3 ( To SRC interface box)
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To COM1 port of X20
To COM2 port of X20
3131-07 Y cable
To GPS Receiver
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Power up the X20 and select Guidance/Steer Assist,
Variable Rate Control and Seed Rate Control.
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Select the Options tab in the Maplink program.
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Select COM2 for
Maplink
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Select 38400 for the Baud rate
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Press the VRC/Guide tab top cycle to the Guidance program.
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Press the General Set-up tab
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Select COM1 and 38400 as the Baud rate for Guidance
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Touch this area to access the Seed Rate
Controller program
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Touch the Options tab of the Seeder program
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Select COM3 for the Seed Rate Controller
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The X20 programs must be closed and restarted to retain the COM settings
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