Vulcan Series Installation Manual

Vulcan R Series
Installation Manual
ENGLISH
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Preface
Disclaimer
As Navico is continuously improving this product, we retain the
right to make changes to the product at any time which may not be
reflected in this version of the manual. Please contact your nearest
distributor if you require any further assistance.
It is the owner’s sole responsibility to install and use the equipment
in a manner that will not cause accidents, personal injury or
property damage. The user of this product is solely responsible for
observing safe boating practices.
NAVICO HOLDING AS AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, BRANCHES AND
AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT
IN A WAY THAT MAY CAUSE ACCIDENTS, DAMAGE OR THAT MAY
VIOLATE THE LAW.
Governing Language: This statement, any instruction manuals, user
guides and other information relating to the product
(Documentation) may be translated to, or has been translated from,
another language (Translation). In the event of any conflict between
any Translation of the Documentation, the English language version
of the Documentation will be the official version of the
Documentation.
This manual represents the product as at the time of printing.
Navico Holding AS and its subsidiaries, branches and affiliates
reserve the right to make changes to specifications without notice.
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Navico Holding AS.
Warranty
The warranty card is supplied as a separate document.
In case of any queries, refer to the brand website of your unit or
system: www.bandg.com.
Compliance statements
This equipment complies with:
• CE under 2014/53/EU Directive
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• The requirements of level 2 devices of the Radio communications
(Electromagnetic Compatibility) standard 2008
• Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
The relevant Declaration of conformity is available in the product's
section at the following website: www.bandg.com.
Industry Canada
IC RSS-GEN, Sec 8.4 Warning Statement
This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS
standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference, including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device.
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d’Industrie
Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence.
L’exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes: (1)
l’appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et (2) l’utilisateur de
l’appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si
le brouillage est susceptible d’en compromettre le fonctionnement.
Warning
The user is cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that the
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
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• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that of the receiver
• Consult the dealer or an experienced technician for help
Internet usage
Some features in this product use an internet connection to
perform data downloads and uploads. Internet usage via a
connected mobile/cell phone internet connection or a pay-per-MB
type internet connection may require large data usage. Your service
provider may charge you based on the amount of data you transfer.
If you are unsure, contact your service provider to confirm rates and
restrictions.
Countries of intended use in the EU
AT - Austria
BE - Belgium
BG - Bulgaria
CY - Cyprus
CZ - Czech Republic
DK - Denmark
EE - Estonia
FI - Finland
FR - France
DE - Germany
GR - Greece
HU - Hungary
IS - Iceland
IE - Ireland
IT - Italy
LV - Latvia
LI - Liechtenstein
LT - Lithuania
LU - Luxembourg
MT - Malta
NL - Netherlands
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NO - Norway
PL - Poland
PT - Portugal
RO - Romania
SK - Slovak Republic
SI - Slovenia
ES - Spain
SE - Sweden
CH - Switzerland
TR - Turkey
UK - United Kingdom
Trademarks
B&G® is a registered trademark of Navico Holding AS.
Navionics® is a registered trademark of Navionics, Inc.
NMEA® and NMEA 2000® are registered trademarks of the National
Marine Electronics Association.
SiriusXM® is a registered trademark of Sirius XM Radio Inc.
Fishing Hot Spots® is a registered trademark of Fishing Hot Spots Inc.
Copyright© 2012 Fishing Hot Spots.
FUSION-Link™ Marine Entertainment Standard™ is a registered
trademark of FUSION Electronics Ltd.
C-MAP® is a registered trademark of C-MAP.
SD™ and microSD™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of
SD-3C, LLC in the United States, other countries or both.
Additional mapping data: Copyright© 2012 NSI, Inc.: Copyright©
2012 by Richardson’s Maptech.
Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
Navico product references
This manual refers to the following Navico products:
• Broadband Sounder™ (Broadband Sounder)
• Broadband 3G™ (Broadband 3G Radar)
• Broadband 4G™ (Broadband 4G Radar)
• DownScan Imaging™ (DownScan)
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• DownScan Overlay™ (Overlay)
• GoFree™ (GoFree)
• INSIGHT GENESIS® (Insight Genesis)
About this manual
This manual is a reference guide for installing the Vulcan Series
units.
Important text that requires special attention from the reader is
emphasized as follows:
Ú Note: Used to draw the reader’s attention to a comment or
some important information.
Warning: Used when it is necessary to warn
personnel that they should proceed carefully to
prevent risk of injury and/or damage to equipment/
personnel.
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Contents
11 Check the contents
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Parts included
13 Overview
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14
15
Front controls
Rear connections
Card reader
16 Installation
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21
Mounting location
Bracket mounting
Panel mounting
Bezel fitment and removal
Transducer installation
22 Wiring
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31
31
Guidelines
Power connections
Power Control connection
External alarm
Connecting control devices
NMEA 2000 backbone
CZone connection to NMEA 2000
Transducer connection
Radar connector
33 Software Setup
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First time startup
Time and Date
Start line - vessel configuration
Rotating mast compensation
Data source selection
Device list
Network groups
Diagnostics
Damping
Calibration
External Alarm Setup
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Echosounder setup
StructureScan
Radar setup
Autopilot setup
Fuel setup
CZone setup
Wireless setup
NMEA 2000 setup
Mercury®
Software updates and data backup
61 Accessories
63 Supported data
63
NMEA 2000 compliant PGN List
66 Technical specifications
66
All units
68 Dimensional drawings
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69
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5" unit dimensional drawings
7" unit dimensional drawings
9" unit dimensional drawings
12" unit dimensional drawings
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Check the contents
Check the contents of the box for your unit.
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Panel mounting kit
• Gasket
• Mounting screws (4x #4 x 3/4" PN HD SS)
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Sun cover
4
Cable
Combined power and NMEA 2000 cable - 5" unit
Power cable - 7", 9" and 12" units
5
Fuseholder and fuse (3 A, ATC-blade)
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Protective caps
2x - 5" unit
3x - 7", 9" and 12" units
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Documentation package
• Installation manual
• Quick guide
• Mounting template
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A: Bracket mounting kit - 5" unit
• Quick Release Bracket
• Mounting screws (4x #10 x 3/4" PN HD SS)
B: Bracket mounting kit - 7" and 9" units
• U bracket (plastic)
• Mounting screws (4x #10 x 3/4" PN HD SS)
• Bracket knobs (2x)
C: Bracket mounting kit - 12" unit
• U bracket (metal)
• Mounting screws (4x #10 x 3/4" PN HD SS)
• Bracket knobs (2x)
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Overview
The unit has a built-in CHIRP/Broadband, StructureScan and
ForwardScan Echosounder.
The unit can network over NMEA 2000, this allows access to sensor
data.
The unit has a built-in high speed GPS receiver (10Hz). The system
supports charts from Navionics and C-MAP as well as content
created by a variety of third party mapping providers in the AT5
format. For a full selection of available charts, visit
www.gofreemarine.com, www.c-map.com or www.navionics.com.
The unit may be mounted to the vessel with the supplied mounting
bracket, or panel mounted.
The unit is intended for 12 V DC operation and will accept the
moderate fluctuations commonly seen in DC systems.
Front controls
1
2
1
Touch screen
2
Power button
Press and hold to turn the unit ON/OFF.
Press once to display the System Controls dialog.
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Rear connections
5" unit rear connections
1
2
1
Sonar - CHIRP, Broadband, DownScan, and SideScan
imaging (dependent on the transducer)
2
Power 12 V DC supply input and NMEA 2000
7", 9" and 12" units rear connections
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RADAR
NMEA2000
POWER
SONAR
1
2
3
4
1
Radar - radar (Ethernet) connection
2
NMEA 2000 - data input / output
3
Power - 12 V DC supply input
4
Sonar - CHIRP, Broadband, DownScan, and SideScan
imaging (dependent on the transducer)
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Card reader
Used for inserting a microSD memory card. The memory card can
be used for detailed chart data, software updates, transfer of user
data, and system backup.
Ú Note: Do not download, transfer or copy files to a chart card.
Doing so can damage chart information on the chart card.
The card reader door is opened by pulling the rubber cover open.
The card reader door should always be securely shut immediately
after inserting or removing a card, in order to prevent possible water
ingress.
Card reader on the 5" unit
Card reader on the 7" and 9" units
Card reader on the 12" unit
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Installation
Mounting location
Choose the mounting locations carefully before you drill or cut.
For overall width and height requirements, refer to "Dimensional
drawings" on page 68.
Do not mount any part where it can be used as a hand hold, where
it might be submerged, or where it will interfere with the operation,
launching, or retrieving of the boat.
The unit should be mounted so that the operator can easily use the
controls and clearly see the screen.
The unit has a high-contrast screen and is viewable in direct
sunlight, but for best results install the unit out of direct sunlight.
The chosen location should have minimal glare from windows or
bright objects.
The mounting location and surrounding materials may affect the
internal wireless and/or GPS performance. Metal and carbon
materials are known to impact the performance in a negative way.
Test the unit in its intended location to ensure satisfactory
reception.
An external GPS source can be added to overcome poor GPS
reception areas.
An external wireless module can be added to compatible devices to
overcome poor wireless reception areas.
Consider access to the card reader which is located in the back of
the unit.
Check that it is possible to route cables to the intended mounting
location.
Leave sufficient clearance to connect all relevant cables.
Before cutting a hole in a panel, make sure that there are no hidden
electrical wires or other parts behind the panel.
Ensure that any holes cut are in a safe position and will not weaken
the boat’s structure. If in doubt, consult a qualified boat builder, or
marine electronics installer.
Ú Note: Where flush mounted, the enclosure should be dry and
well ventilated. In small enclosures, it may be required to fit
forced cooling.
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Warning: Inadequate ventilation and subsequent
overheating of the unit may cause unreliable operation
and reduced service life. Exposing the unit to
conditions that exceeds the specifications could
invalidate your warranty. – refer to "Technical specifications" on
page 66.
Bracket mounting
Quick release bracket mounting
The 5" unit can be mounted with the quick release bracket.
1. Place the bracket in the desired mounting location. Ensure that
the chosen location has enough height to accommodate the
unit fitted in the bracket, allows tilting of the unit and
connecting cables in the back.
Ú Note: Ensure that the chosen location has enough height to
accommodate the unit fitted in the bracket, allows tilting of the
unit and connecting cables in the back.
2. Mark the screw locations using the bracket as a template, and
drill pilot holes.
Ú Note: Use fasteners suited to the mounting surface material. If
the material is too thin for self-tappers, reinforce it, or mount
the bracket with machine screws and large washers. Use only
304 or 316 stainless steel fasteners.
3. Screw down the bracket.
4. Snap the unit to the bracket.
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5. Tilt the unit to the desired position angle.
Removing the unit from the quick release bracket
Pull and hold the release handle and then pull the unit from the
bracket.
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U-bracket mounting
The 7", 9" and 12" units can be mounted with the U-bracket.
1. Place the bracket in the desired mounting location. Ensure that
the chosen location has enough height to accommodate the
unit fitted in the bracket, and allows tilting of the unit. Also
adequate space is required on both sides to allow tightening
and loosening of the knobs.
2. Mark the screw locations using the bracket as a template, and
drill pilot holes. Use fasteners suited to the mounting surface
material. If the material is too thin for self-tappers, reinforce it, or
mount the bracket with machine screws and large washers. Use
only 304 or 316 stainless steel fasteners.
3. Screw down the bracket.
4. Mount the unit to the bracket using the knobs. Hand tighten
only. The ratchet teeth in the bracket and unit ensure a positive
grip and prevent the unit from changing from the desired angle.
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Panel mounting
The screws and gasket used for panel mounting are included in the
box.
For mounting instructions, refer to the mounting template.
Bezel fitment and removal
The bezel trim have been designed to be very low profile, and
therefore fully conceal the locking tabs that keep it from being
accidentally disengaged from the mounting flange. To release the
locking tabs, gently insert a thin object between the bezel and the
screen frame. When the first locking tab is released and an opening
is visible, carefully release the remaining locking tabs and remove
the bezel.
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When fitting the bezel, ensure that the hook tabs on the back of the
bezel recess in to opposing slots in the screen frame. Secure the
bezel to the screen frame by gently pressing the bezel against the
screen frame.
Transducer installation
For transducer installation information, refer to separate installation
instructions included with the transducer.
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Wiring
Guidelines
Don't:
• make sharp bends in the cables
• run cables in a way that allows water to flow down into the
connectors
• run the data cables adjacent to radar, transmitter, or large/high
current carrying cables or high frequency signal cables.
• run cables so they interfere with mechanical systems
• run cables over sharp edges or burrs
Do this:
• make drip and service loops
• use cable-tie on all cables to keep them secure
• solder/crimp and insulate all wiring connections if extending or
shortening the cables. Extending cables should be done with
suitable crimp connectors or solder and heat shrink. Keep joins as
high as possible to minimize possibility of water immersion.
• leave room adjacent to connectors to ease plugging and
unplugging of cables
Warning: Before starting the installation, be sure to
turn electrical power off. If power is left on or turned on
during the installation, fire, electrical shock, or other
serious injury may occur. Be sure that the voltage of the
power supply is compatible with the unit.
Warning: The unit has a voltage rating of 12 V DC, it
is not suited for use with 24 V DC systems.
Warning: The positive supply wire (red) should
always be connected to (+) DC with the supplied fuse
or a circuit breaker (closest available to fuse rating).
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Power connections
5" unit power connection
The unit is powered by 12 V DC. It is protected against reverse
polarity, under voltage, and over voltage (for a limited duration).
The plug of the supplied power cable has two discrete cables
exiting from it. The thickest of the two cables provides the
following:
• Power into the system (Red and Black wires).
• Controlling power state of the unit (Yellow wire).
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1
Power cable
2
12 V DC positive wire (red) shown with fuse holder fitted
3
12 V DC negative wire (black)
4
Power control wire (yellow)
5
Vessel’s 12 V DC supply
6
NMEA 2000 cable and connector
Connect Red to (+) DC using a 3 amp fuse.
Connect Black to (-) DC.
The unit can be powered on and off using the power button on the
front of the case.
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7", 9" and 12" units power connection
The units are powered by 12 V DC. They are protected against
reverse polarity, under voltage, and over voltage (for a limited
duration).
The supplied power cable has four cores used for:
• Power into the system (Red and Black wires).
• Controlling power state of the unit (Yellow wire).
• Connecting to an external alarm (Blue wire).
2 3
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1
5
6
1
Power cable
2
12 V positive wire (red) shown with fuse holder fitted
3
12 V negative wire (black)
4
Power control wire (yellow)
5
Alarm wire (blue)
6
Vessel’s 12 V DC supply
Connect Red to (+) DC using a 3 amp fuse.
Connect Black to (-) DC.
The units can be powered on and off using the power button on
the front of the case.
Power Control connection
The yellow Power Control wire in the power cable is an input that
will turn on the unit when power is applied.
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Power Control unconnected
Device will turn on and off when the power button on the front of
the unit is pressed. Leave the yellow Power Control wire
disconnected and tape or heat-shrink the end to prevent shorting.
1
2
3
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4
5
1
Power cable connector to unit
2
Positive wire (red)
3
Ground wire (black)
4
Power control wire (yellow)
5
Alarm wire (blue)
Power Control to supply positive (auto on)
Device will turn on immediately when power is applied. Common
the yellow wire with the red wire after the fuse.
Ú Note: The unit cannot be powered down by power button, but
can be put in to standby mode. (The screen backlight turns off.)
1
2
4
3
+ _
5
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1
Power cable connector to unit
2
Positive wire (red)
3
Ground wire (black)
4
Power control wire (yellow)
5
Alarm wire (blue)
Power Control to ignition
Device will turn on once ignition is turned on to start engines.
Connect the yellow wire to the accessories output of the engine key
switch.
Ú Note: Engine start batteries and house batteries should have a
common ground connection.
1
2
3
4
+ _
5
6
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1
Power cable connector to unit
2
Positive wire (red)
3
Ground wire (black)
4
Power control wire (yellow)
5
Alarm wire (blue)
6
Ignition switch
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External alarm
Ú Note: An external alarm cannot be connected to the 5" unit.
The external alarm can be a small piezo buzzer connected directly,
or a horn siren connected through a relay.
Alarms are configured globally in the system. That is, they can be
configured on any one networked multifunction device or
instrument, and be seen, heard, and acknowledged from all devices.
Individual devices can also be configured to not sound their internal
buzzer, but still display the alarm information. For information about
configuring alarms, refer to the Alarms section in the Operator
Manual.
For sirens that draw more than 1 Amp, use a relay.
B
B
A
A
C
D
C
D
+ _
+ _
Buzzer
A
Negative power wire (black)
B
Positive power wire (red)
C
Power control wire (yellow)
D
Alarm wire (blue)
Siren
Connecting control devices
The unit can be controlled with an ZC1 or ZC2 Remote controller
connected on the NMEA 2000 network.
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NMEA 2000 backbone
NMEA 2000 device connection
The NMEA 2000 data port allows the receiving and sharing of a
multitude of data from various sources.
1
1
5
2
Key
5
4
2
4
3
3
Unit socket (male)
Cable plug (female)
Purpose
Color
1
Shield
Drain
2
NET-S (+12 V DC)
Red
3
NET-C (DC negative)
Black
4
NET-H
White
5
NET-L
Blue
Essential network information
The standardized physical cables/connectors for NMEA 2000 are
Micro-C and Mini-C, directly derived from the automation industries
DeviceNET - Micro-C being the more commonly used size.
• While most Navico products use Micro-C cabling and connectors,
some products still use proprietary SimNet connectors, which are
easily made compatible with adaptor cables.
• A network consists of a linear backbone from which drop-cables
connect to NMEA 2000 compliant devices.
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• A single drop cable has a maximum length of 6 m (20 ft). The
total length of all drop cables combined should not exceed 78 m
(256 ft).
• A NMEA 2000 network, using Micro-C cabling, has a maximum
cable length of 100 m (328 ft), between any two points.
• A NMEA 2000 network needs to have a terminator at each end of
the backbone. A terminator can be one of the following:
- A terminator blank plug.
- A wind transducer (where the mast cable is one end of the
backbone).
Planning and installing a network backbone
The backbone needs to run between the locations of all products to
be installed - typically in a bow to stern layout - and be no further
than 6 m from a device to be connected.
Choose from the following components to make up the backbone:
• Micro-C cables: 0.6 m (2 ft), 1.8 m (6 ft), 4.5 m (15 ft), and 7.6 m (25
ft) cables.
• T-connector or 4-way connector. Used to connect a drop cable
to the backbone.
• Micro-C power cable. Connect to the backbone at a position that
is central to the network load using a T-connector or 4-way
connector.
Ú Note: When using a wind sensor, the mast cable should be
connected at one end of the backbone, as the sensor is fitted
with a termination resistor.
Ú Note: Most NMEA 2000 devices can be connected directly to a
SimNet backbone and SimNet devices can be connected to a
NMEA 2000 network by using adapter cables.
Power the network
Connect power at any location in the backbone for smaller systems.
For larger systems introduce power at a central point in the
backbone to balance the voltage drop of the network.
Ú Note: If joining to an existing NMEA 2000 network that already
has its own power supply, do not make another power
connection elsewhere in the network, and ensure the existing
network is not powered by 24 V DC.
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Ú Note: Do not connect the NMEA 2000 power cable to the same
terminals as the engine start batteries, autopilot computer, bow
thruster or other high current devices.
The following drawing demonstrates a typical small network. The
backbone is made up of directly interconnected T-connectors.
2
1
3
_
+
12 V DC
6
T
T
4
5
4
1
NMEA 2000 device
2
Connector to unit
3
Drop-cable, should not exceed 6 m (20 ft)
4
Terminators
5
Backbone
6
Power cable
CZone connection to NMEA 2000
When interfacing to CZone network it is recommended to use a BEP
Network interface bridge to join the two network backbones
together.
The CZone / NMEA 2000 Network interface bridge isolates the
power of the two networks, but allows data to be freely shared
between both sides.
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The Interface Bridge can also be used for expansion of the NMEA
2000 network, when the maximum node limit (node = any device
connected to network) for the network has been reached or the
maximum cable length of 150 m will be exceeded. Once an
Interface Bridge has been fitted, a further 40 nodes and additional
cable length can be added.
The Network Interface is available from your BEP dealer. For more
information please refer to the BEP web site www.bepmarine.com.
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Transducer connection
The unit has internal CHIRP, Broadband, StructureScan, TotalScan
and ForwardScan sonar.
Transducers fitted with a 9-pin connector can be plugged directly
into the 9-pin port on the back of the unit. For connector location,
refer to the embossed labeling on the back of the unit or the
section "Rear connections" on page 14.
Ú Note: The connector attached to the transducer cable is keyed,
and can only be inserted in one orientation. Once inserted, turn
locking collar to secure.
Ú Note: A 7-pin transducer cable can be connected to a 9-pin
port using a 7-pin to 9-pin adaptor cable. However, if the
transducer has a paddle wheel speed sensor, the water-speed
data will not be displayed on the unit.
Ú Note: For transducer installation information, refer to separate
installation instructions included with the transducer.
Radar connector
Ú Note: The 5" unit does not have a Radar port.
The Radar port allows connecting the unit to your radar scanner
using a 5 pin Ethernet connector.
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4
4
3
2
5
Key
32
3
2
5
1
1
Unit socket (female)
Cable plug (male)
Purpose
Color
1
Transmit positive TX+
Blue/White
2
Transmit negative TX-
Blue
3
Receive positive RX+
Orange/White
4
Receive negative RX-
Orange
5
Shield
Bare
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Software Setup
This unit requires some initial configuration before use, in order to
get the most out of the product. The following sections focus on
settings that typically do not require change once configured. User
preference settings and operation are covered in the Operator
Manual.
Selecting the Home button opens the Home page, which has three
distinct areas. The scrollable left column of icons is the Tools panel.
Select Settings in the Tools panel to open the Settings dialog and
access items that require configuration.
First time startup
When the unit is started for the first time, or after a factory default,
the unit displays a setup wizard. Respond to the setup wizard
prompts to select some fundamental setup options.
You can perform further setup using the system settings option and
later change settings made with the setup wizard.
Time and Date
Configure time settings to suit vessel location, along with time and
date formats.
Start line - vessel configuration
In order for the start line feature to work at it’s optimum, the exact
position of the vessels bow must be known. This is achieved by
entering position offsets for the GPS sensor. These offsets combined
with heading data will allow the software to accurately determine
the bows distance from the start line. To set the offsets, open the
Advanced Settings page and expand the Instruments option.
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1
2
4
1
GPS Bow Offset - enter the distance from bow to GPS
(always a positive value)
2
GPS Centerline Offset - enter the distance from vessel
centerline to GPS (negative to port)
3
Vessel LOA (Length Over All)
4
GPS
Ú Note: Ensure the bow offset includes any projections forward of
the hull, such as a bowsprit.
Rotating mast compensation
If the vessel is fitted with a rotating mast it will impact any sensors or
radar mounted to it. Provided the mast is also fitted with a sensor to
measure rotation, the effect can be compensated for. Open the
Advanced Settings page to access the following;
Radar
Enable Use mast rotation to ensure the radar image alignment
stay correct relative to the vessel.
Wind
Enable Use mast rotation to ensure the apparent and calculated
wind heading stays correct relative to the vessel.
Ú Note: If using H5000 with a rotating mast, Use Mast Rotation
for Wind needs to be disabled as the H5000 CPU will
automatically correct the wind information relative to the
vessel.
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Data source selection
Data sources provide live data to the system.
The data may originate from modules internal to the unit (for
example internal GPS or sonar), or external modules connected to
the NMEA 2000 or via NMEA 0183 if available on the unit.
When a device is connected to more than one source providing the
same data, the user can choose the preferred source. Before
commencing with source selection make sure all external devices
and the NMEA 2000 backbone are connected and are turned on.
Auto Select
The Auto Select option looks for all sources connected to the
device. If more than one source is available for each data type,
selection is made from an internal priority list. This option is suitable
for the majority of installations.
Manual source selection
Manual selection is generally only required where there is more
than one source for the same data, and the automatically selected
source is not the one desired.
Group source selection
Multifunction displays, autopilot controllers, and instruments have
the ability to:
• Use data sources (for example position, wind direction, and so
on) that all other products on the network use, or alternatively
use a data source independently from other units.
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• Globally change all displays over to a different source from any
display. (This only includes products set to Group mode.)
Ú Note: In order to enable group selection, the display must be
set to Simrad group.
Devices with the Group set to None can be set to use different
sources to those of the rest of the network devices.
Advanced source selection
This allows the most flexible and precise manual control over which
devices provide data. Some data sources, such as those for fuel
level, or engine RPM, can only be changed from the Advanced
menu. Occasionally Auto Select may not assign the desired source,
which may be corrected using the Advanced Source Selection. An
example of this is where twin installations with NMEA 2000
compliant engines are not programmed with unique instance
numbers. This means that the auto select feature cannot determine
which engine is fitted on the port and which is fitted on the
starboard side.
Ú Note: The Advanced option is visible in multiple places - the
bottom of the Sources list, and under each source category (for
example, Compass). The latter shows a filtered list that only
relates to devices that output data relevant to the category.
Device list
The Device list shows the devices that provide data. This may
include a module inside the unit, or any external NMEA 2000 device.
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Selecting a device in this list will bring up additional details and
actions:
All devices allow allocation of an instance number in the Configure
option. Set unique instance numbers on any identical devices on
the network to allow for the unit to distinguish between them. The
Data option shows all data being output by the device.
Some devices will show additional option(s) specific to the device the RC42 illustrated above has a Calibration option, to allow easy
setup of this device.
Ú Note: Setting the instance number on a 3rd party product is
typically not possible.
Network groups
The Network Groups function is used to control parameter settings,
either globally or in groups of units. The function is used on larger
vessels where several units are connected to the network. By
assigning several units to the same group, a parameter update on
one unit will have the same effect on the rest of the group
members.
Display (backlighting), Units (metric or imperial units of measure),
Damping (to dynamic data), and Alarms can be grouped either in
Default group, or groups 1 through to 6. If any of the settings
require discrete control, set it to none.
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Diagnostics
Provides information useful for identifying an issue with the
network.
Ú Note: The following information may not always indicate an
issue that can be simply resolved with minor adjustment to
network layout or connected devices and their activity on the
network. However, Rx and Tx errors are most likely indicating
issues with the physical network, which may be resolved by
correcting termination, reducing backbone or drop lengths, or
reducing the number of network nodes (devices).
Bus state
Simply indicates whether the bus is powered, but not necessarily
connected to any data sources. However, if bus shows as off, but
power is present along with an increasing error count, it is possible
that termination or cable topology is incorrect.
Rx Overflows
The unit received too many messages for its buffer before the
application could read them.
Rx Overruns
The unit contained too many messages for its buffer before the
driver could read them.
Rx/Tx Errors
These two numbers increase when there are error messages, and
decrease when messages are received successfully. These (unlike
the other values) are not a cumulative count. Under normal
operation these should be at 0. Values around 96 upwards indicate
a heavily error prone network. If these numbers go too high for a
given device, it will automatically drop off the bus.
Fast Packet Errors
Cumulative counter of any fast packet error. This could be a missed
frame, or a frame out of sequence etc. NMEA 2000 PGNs are made
of up to 32 frames. The entire message will be discarded when a
frame is missed.
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Ú Note: Rx and Tx Errors often indicate an issue with the physical
network, which may be resolved by correcting termination,
reducing backbone or drop lengths, or reducing the number of
network nodes (devices).
Damping
If data appears erratic or too sensitive, damping may be applied to
make the information appear more stable. With damping set to off,
the data is presented in raw form with no damping applied.
Calibration
An offset (positive or negative) can be applied to correct
inaccuracies in boat speed, sea temp, air temp, barometric pressure,
and depth sourced from NMEA 2000.
Ú Note: Any calibrations made here will ONLY be applied locally
to this unit. Other devices on the network will not have these
offsets applied.
External Alarm Setup
The Siren Enabled option must be set in order for the unit to
activate the buzzer when an alarm condition arises. Its setting also
determines the operation of the external alarm output.
Echosounder setup
Make general settings from the Echosounder Settings dialog. Define
and configure Echosounder sources in the Installation dialog.
Overlay downscan
When a HDI transducer with DownScan is connected to your
system, you can overlay DownScan images on the regular
Echosounder image.
When activated, the Echosounder menu expands to include basic
DownScan options.
Structure depth offset
Setting for Structure transducers.
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All transducers measure water depth from the transducer to the
bottom. As a result, water depth readings do not account for the
distance from the transducer to the lowest point of the boat in the
water or from the transducer to the water surface.
To show the depth from the lowest point of the boat to the bottom,
do the following. Before setting the Structure offset, measure the
distance from the structure transducer to the lowest point of the
boat in the water. If, for example, the distance is 0.3 m (1 ft), it will be
input as (minus) - 0.3 m (-1 ft).
To show the depth from the water surface to the bottom, do the
following. Before setting the Structure offset, measure the distance
from the structure transducer to the water surface. If, for example,
the distance is 0.3 m (1 ft), it will be input as (plus) 0.3 m (1 ft).
A setting of 0 (zero) causes the depth displayed to be the distance
from the transducer to the bottom.
Echosounder installation
Use this dialog to setup and configure available Echosounder
sources.
Source
Select this option to display a list of Echosounder sources available
for setup. The settings you make in the rest of the dialog pertain to
the source selected. The sources setup in this dialog are available for
selecting to display in the image in the Echosounder panel.
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Search depth
Noise may cause the echosounder to search for unrealistic depths.
By setting the search depth manually the system displays echoes
received from objects within the set depth range.
Depth offset
This is a value that can be entered on the Echo Installation page to
make depth readings relate to any point from the water surface, to
the deepest point of the vessel. Below are some alternative ways in
which the offset can be entered:
Before setting the offset, measure the distance from the transducer
to the lowest point of the boat in the water or from the transducer
to the water surface.
A) For depth below keel: Set the distance from transducer to the
bottom of the keel - this should be set as a negative value. For
example, -2.0.
B) For depth below transducer: no offset required (the offset is set to
0).
C) For depth below surface (waterline): Set the distance from
transducer to the surface - this should be set as a positive value. For
example,+0.5.
+0.5
-2.0
+0.0
A
B
C
Echosounder software version
For external sounder modules, the software version is displayed in
the header of the Echo Installation dialogue. For upgrade software
information, refer to "Software updates and data backup" on page 57.
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Water speed calibration
Water speed calibration is used to adjust the speed value from the
paddle wheel to match the actual boat speed through the water.
Actual speed can be determined from GPS speed over ground
(SOG) or by timing the boat over a known distance. Water speed
calibration should be performed in calm conditions, with minimal
wind and current movement.
Increase this value above 100 % if the paddle wheel is under
reading, and decrease this value if it is over reading. For example, if
the average water speed reads 8.5 knots (9.8 MPH) and SOG records
10 knots (11.5 MPH) the calibration value needs to be increased to
117 %. To calculate the adjustment, divide the SOG by the
paddlewheel speed, and multiply the product by 100.
Calibration range: 50-200 %. Default is 100 %.
Water speed averaging
Averages water speed by measuring your speed at a selected
interval of time. Water speed intervals range from one to thirty
seconds. For example if you select five seconds, your displayed
water speed will be based on averaging over 5 seconds of sampling.
Calibration range: 1-30 seconds. Default is 1 second.
Water temperature calibration
Temperature calibration is used to adjust the water temperature
value from the sonar transducer to match the data from another
temperature sensor. It may be required to correct for localized
influences to the measured temperature.
Calibration range: -9.9° - +9.9°. Default is 0°.
Ú Note: Water temperature calibration only appears if the
transducer is temperature capable. Check transducer type
selection if this option should be available.
Transducer type
Transducer type is used for selecting the transducer model
connected to the sonar module. The transducer selected will
determine what frequencies the user can select during sonar
operation. In some transducers with built-in temperature sensors,
the temperature reading may be inaccurate or not available at all if
the wrong transducer is selected. Transducer temperature sensors
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are one of two impedances - 5k or 10k. Where both options are
given for the same model transducer, refer to paperwork supplied
with transducer to determine impedance.
ForwardScan installation
Available when the ForwardScan feature is turned on. For
installation and setup information, refer to the separate
ForwardScan documentation.
StructureScan
This feature is automatically enabled when a TotalScan or
StructureScan HD transducer is plugged in before the unit has been
powered on.
It is possible to set a Structure depth offset for the structure
transducer. This setting is in the Echosounder Settings dialog.
Radar setup
Ú Note: The 5" unit does not support radar.
Use the Radar Installation dialog to setup the radar.
Ú Note: The installation can vary depending on the radar. Follow
the installation and setup instructions supplied with the radar.
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Radar source
In a system with more than one radar, the correct device to
configure can be selected from this menu.
Ú Note: Radars that support dual radar mode are represented
twice in the source list, with an A and B suffix.
Radar status
Scanner type
Identifies the model of scanner connected to the network.
Software version
Check to make sure you have the latest software. Check the latest
software version available at: www.bandg.com.
Serial Number
This number should be recorded for support and insurance
purposes.
MARPA status
The MARPA status can identify if a heading sensor is on the network
and that the radar is receiving heading information essential for
MARPA calculations.
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Reset device ID
Should a radar be connected to the network that has been
connected to a dual radar network in the past, it might not be
detected by the system because it might have an invalid Device ID.
With the radar connected and powered up, select the Reset Device
ID button to resolve this problem.
Ú Note: This procedure must be performed with only one radar
on the network, and only applies where a network combines an
older MFD with other MFDs.
Adjust antenna height
Set the radar scanner height relative to the water surface. The Radar
uses this value to calculate the correct STC settings.
Adjust bearing alignment
This is to align the heading marker on the screen with the center
line of the vessel. This will compensate for any slight misalignment
of the scanner during installation. Any inaccuracy will be evident
when using MARPA or chart overlay.
Point the boat to be perpendicular to the very end of a breakwater
or peninsula. Adjust the bearing alignment setting, so that the
heading marker and land mass intersect.
Sidelobe suppression
Occasionally false target returns can occur adjacent to strong target
returns such as large ships or container ports. This occurs because
not all of the transmitted radar energy can be focused into a single
beam by the radar antenna, a small amount energy is transmitted in
other directions. This energy is referred to as sidelobe energy and
occurs in all radar systems. The returns caused by sidelobes tend to
appear as arcs.
Ú Note: This control should only be adjusted by experienced
radar users. Target loss in harbor environments may occur if this
control is not adjusted correctly.
When the radar is mounted where there are metallic objects near
the radar, sidelobe energy increases because the beam focus is
degraded. The increased sidelobe returns can be eliminated using
the Sidelobe Suppression control.
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By default, this control is set to Auto and normally should not need
to be adjusted. However, if there is significant metallic clutter
around the radar, sidelobe suppression may need to be increased.
The control should be adjusted as follows:
1. Set Radar range to between 1/2 nm to 1 nm and Sidelobe
Suppression to Auto
2. Take the vessel to a location where sidelobe returns are likely to
be seen. Typically, this would be near a large ship, container
port, or metal bridge.
3. Traverse the area until the strongest sidelobe returns are seen.
4. Change Auto sidelobe suppression to OFF then select and
adjust the sidelobe suppression control until the sidelobe
returns are just eliminated. You may need to monitor 5-10 radar
sweeps to be sure they have been eliminated.
5. Traverse the area again and readjust if sidelobes returns still
occur.
6. Exit the dialog.
Adjust local interference reject
Interference from some onboard sources can interfere with the
Broadband radar. One symptom of this could be a large target on
the screen that remains in the same relative bearing even if the
vessel changes direction.
Choose from Local interference rejection LOW, MED or HIGH.
Default is LOW.
Restore radar to factory defaults
This option can be used to revert all user adjustments.
Autopilot setup
For setup and commissioning of autopilot computers, refer to the
documentation included with your autopilot system or autopilot
computer.
Fuel setup
The fuel utility monitors a vessel's fuel consumption. This
information is totaled to indicate trip and seasonal fuel usage, and is
used to calculate fuel economy for display on instrument pages and
the data bar.
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To use the utility, a Navico Fuel Flow sensor, or a NMEA 2000 engine
adaptor cable/gateway with Navico Fuel Data Storage device must
be fitted to the vessel. Neither the Navico Fuel Flow sensor, nor the
Suzuki engine interface require the use of a separate Fuel Storage
device. Refer to the engine manufacturer or dealer for information
on whether or not your engine provides a data output, and what
adaptor is available to connect to NMEA 2000.
Once the physical connection is made, ensure source selection is
completed. Multiple engine installations using Fuel Flow sensors, or
Fuel Data Storage devices, require setup of related engine location
in the Device list. For general source selection information, refer to
"Data source selection" on page 35.
Vessel setup
The Vessel setup dialog must be used to select the number of
engines, the number of tanks and vessel’s total fuel capacity across
all tanks.
Fuel remaining measurement
The Fuel remaining measurement can be determined from fuel
used by engine(s), or fuel level from tank sensors. Nominal fuel
consumption is required to set the scale on the fuel economy
gauge. This value should be determined from experience, over time.
Alternatively the boat builder or designer may be able to give an
approximate value to use.
Ú Note: Fuel remaining measurement taken from level sensors
while underway can get inaccurate readings due to vessel
movement.
Ú Note: Nominal fuel consumption setting should be determined
taking into account typical vessel loads. That is, filled fuel and
water tanks, stowed tender, supplies, etc.
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Fuel flow configuration
After the number of engines is set, it is required to set which fuel
flow sensor is connected to which engine. Under Device list on the
Network page, view the Device Configuration dialog for each
sensor, and set the Location to match the engine the device is
connected to.
Unconfigure - defaults the device which clears all user settings.
Reset Fuel Flow - restores only the Fuel K-Value setting, if set in
Calibrate. Only Navico devices can be reset.
Calibrate
Calibration may be required to accurately match measured flow
with actual fuel flow. Access calibration from the Refuel dialog.
Calibration is only possible on Navico’s Fuel Flow sensor.
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1. Start with a full tank and run the engine as it would normally be
operated.
2. After at least several liters (a few gallons) have been used, the
tank should be fully refilled, and the Set to full option selected.
3. Select the Calibrate option.
4. Set the actual amount used based on amount of fuel added
to the tank.
5. Select OK to save settings. The Fuel K-Value should now show
a new value.
Ú Note: To calibrate multiple engines repeat the steps above, one
engine at a time. Alternatively, run all engines simultaneously,
and divide the Actual amount used by the number of engines. This
assumes reasonably even fuel consumption on all engines.
Ú Note: The Calibrate option is only available when Set to full is
selected, and a Fuel Flow is connected and set up as a source.
Ú Note: A maximum of 8 engines is supported using Fuel Flow
sensors.
Fuel Level
With the use of a Navico Fluid Level device connected to a suitable
tank level sensor, it is possible to measure the amount of fuel
remaining in any equipped tank. The number of tanks must be set
in Vessel Setup dialog, initiated from the Fuel setting options page,
to allow discrete tank assignment of the Fluid Level devices.
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Select Device list on the Network page, and view the Device
Configuration dialog for each sensor, and set the Tank location,
Fluid type, and Tank size.
For setting up the Instrument bar or a gauge on the Instrument
page with Fluid Level device data, refer to the Operator Manual.
Ú Note: A maximum of 5 tanks is supported using Fluid Level
devices.
Ú Note: Tank data that is output by a compatible engine gateway
can also be displayed, however tank configuration for such a
data source is not possible from this unit.
CZone setup
In order to communicate with the CZone modules connected to
the network, the Vulcan Series must be assigned a unique CZone
Display Dipswitch setting.
The functionality of the CZone system is determined by the CZone
Config File which is stored on all CZone modules and the Vulcan
Series. The file is created using the CZone Configuration Tool, a
specialized PC application available from BEP Marine Ltd, and
associated CZone distributors.
For more information, refer to the documentation provided with
your CZone system.
Enabling CZone functionality
If the CZone device(s) are not automatically detected, it is possible
to manually enable CZone.
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Assigning the dipswitch setting
Every product capable of controlling and viewing CZone devices
must be assigned a virtual dipswitch setting. This setting is unique
for each device. Typically it is set after the configuration file already
exists on the CZone system, but it may also be set in advance. To do
so, access the CZone menu on the Settings page.
When the configuration is already available on the network, it will
immediately commence uploading to the Vulcan Series once the
dipswitch is set. Allow this to complete, without interruption.
Setting CZone to display at startup
With this option selected, the CZone control page is shown first,
every time the Vulcan Series is powered up.
CZone backlight control
Enabling this causes the Vulcan Series to synchronize its backlight
setting with that of any CZone Display Interfaces set up to share
backlight settings.
Ú Note: CZone Config also needs to have the Vulcan Series set as
a controller.
Wireless setup
The unit includes built-in wireless functionality that lets you:
• Use a wireless device to remotely view (smartphone and tablet)
and control the system (tablet only). Wireless devices use the
GoFree app downloaded from their relevant application store.
• Access the GoFree Shop.
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• Upload your logs to create custom maps at Insight Genesis.
• Download software updates
• Connect to third party applications
Connecting a tablet
Install the GoFree App on the tablet before following this
procedure.
1. Set the internal wireless to Access Point mode. To do this,
select the Wireless devices page in the Wireless settings
dialog and then select the Internal wireless. Next, select the
Mode option and then select Internal Access Point.
2. Select the Internal Wireless device on the Wireless devices
page to view its Network key.
3. Navigate to the wireless network connection page on the tablet,
and find the unit or GoFree wireless xxxx network. If more than
one is in range, review the Wireless devices page on the unit
to confirm which wireless device is connected to the unit.
4. Enter the Network Key in the tablet to connect to the network.
5. Open the GoFree application - the unit should be automatically
detected. The name displayed will be either the default, or that
assigned in the Device Name setting. If the unit does not
appear, follow the on screen instructions to manually find the
device.
6. Select the graphic icon of the unit. The unit displays a prompt
similar to the following:
7. Select Yes for one-time connection, or Always if device is to be
remembered for regular connection. This setting can be
changed later if required.
Ú Note: The internal wireless module only supports GoFree
connection to itself. Other units connected on the network are
not visible.
Connecting a smartphone
Install the GoFree App on the smartphone before following this
procedure.
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1. Set the internal wireless to Access Point mode. To do this,
select the Wireless devices page in the Wireless settings
dialog and then select the unit's Internal Wireless. Next, select
the Mode option and then select Internal Access Point.
2. Select the Internal Wireless device on the Wireless devices
page to view its Network Key.
3. Navigate to the wireless network connection page on the
smartphone, and find the unit or GoFree wireless xxxx network. If
more than one is in range, review the Wireless devices page
from the unit's Wireless settings dialog to confirm which
wireless device is connected to the unit.
4. Enter the Network Key in the smartphone to connect to the
network.
5. Open the GoFree application on the smartphone, the unit
should be automatically detected. The name displayed will be
either the default, or that assigned in the Device Name setting. If
the unit does not appear, follow the on screen instructions to
manually find the device.
The MFD's display is shown on the smartphone. To change the
MFD's display on the smartphone, use the MFD to change the
display on the MFD. The display change on the MFD is reflected on
the smartphone.
Remote controllers
When a wireless device is connected, it should appear in the
Remote controllers list.
Selecting Always allow means the device can automatically
connect without needing a password each time. This menu also
allows disconnection of devices that no longer require access.
Wireless devices
This dialog shows the internal wireless and any connected WIFI-1
devices, as well as their IP and channel number. Selecting the
internal wireless or a WIFI-1 device provides additional detail.
Ú Note: WIFI-1 is possible with the 7", 9" and 12" unit only, using
the Radar/Ethernet connection on the back of the unit.
To view and change internal wireless detail values (Network name
(SSID), Network key, or Channel) the internal wireless must be in
Access Point (Internal Wifi) mode. To select a network (hotspot) to
connect to, the internal wireless must be in Client Mode.
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Mode
Displays if the internal wireless is set to Access Point (Internal Wifi)
mode or Client Mode. Select it to change the wireless between
Access Point mode and Client Mode.
If the internal wireless is set to Access Point (Internal Wifi) mode,
smartphones and tablets can access the unit to view and control
(tablet only) it. Also when set to Access Point (Internal Wifi) mode
you can view and change the internal wireless details. Client Mode
allows the unit internet access via a wireless hotspot.
Hardware
Provides MAC address details of the wireless.
Networks
Only visible if the internal wireless is in Client Mode when the
device is selected. Shows a list of all networks (hotspots) available
for connection. Select the name of the desired network to enter its
network key and connect to it.
Network Name (SSID)
Displays the name of the internal wireless network.
Only visible if the internal wireless is set to Access Point (Internal
Wifi) mode when the device is selected. You can select it and
change the internal wireless network to any name you want for easy
identification.
Network Key
Required by the smartphone or tablet to connect to the internal
wireless network.
Only visible if the internal wireless is set to Access Point (Internal
Wifi) mode when the device is selected. You can select it and
change it to increase network security. The key must be at least 8
characters.
Channel
Only visible if the internal wireless is set to Access Point (Internal
Wifi) mode when the device is selected. Select it to change the
Channel setting to overcome potential interference to the internal
wireless by another RF device transmitting in the same frequency
band.
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Restore defaults
Deletes all user made changes, and restores the wireless to factory
settings.
Advanced
Tools are available within the software to assist in fault-finding and
setting up the wireless network.
Iperf
Iperf is a commonly used network performance tool. It is provided
for testing wireless network performance around the vessel so weak
spots or problem areas can be identified. The application must be
installed on and run from a tablet device.
The Vulcan Series must be running Iperf server before initiating the
test from the tablet. On exiting the page, Iperf automatically stops
running.
DHCP Probe
The wireless module contains a DHCP server that allocates IP
addresses for all the MFDs, and Echosounder in a network. If
integrating with other devices, such as a 3G modem or satellite
phone, other devices in the network may also be acting as DHCP
servers. To make it easy to find all DHCP servers on a network,
dhcp_probe may be run from the Vulcan Series. Only one DHCP
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second device is found, turn off its DHCP feature if possible. Refer to
the device’s own instructions for further assistance.
Ú Note: Iperf and DHCP Probe are tools provided for diagnostic
purposes by users familiar with network terminology and
configuration. Navico is not the original developer of these
tools, and cannot provide support related to their use.
Internal Wireless
Select this option to enable or disable the internal wireless module.
Disabling wireless when not in use reduces the unit’s power
consumption.
NMEA 2000 setup
Receive waypoint
Select this option to allow another device capable of creating and
exporting waypoints via NMEA 2000 to transfer directly to this unit.
Send waypoint
Select this option to allow this unit to send waypoints to another
device via NMEA 2000.
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Mercury®
If the unit is on the same NMEA 2000 network as a Mercury
VesselView® 4, 7, 403, 502, 702, 703, or Link, a host of Mercury®
specific features are automatically unlocked on the unit. When the
features are enabled, the display may prompt the user for some
basic configuration information. Refer to the VesselView® manual or
engine supplier for further information.
Software updates and data backup
From time to time we release software updates to our existing
products. Updates are created for a variety of reasons; to add or
improve features, to add support for new external devices, or to fix
software bugs.
Updates can be found on the website: www.bandg.com
When the unit is connected to the internet, a pop-up can appear
advising that a software update is available and encourages you to
download the update.
The unit may be used to apply software updates to itself, and to
supported network devices, with files read off a memory card
inserted in the card reader.
Before initiating an update to the unit itself, be sure to back up any
potentially valuable user data.
Network analyzer and service assistant
The system has a built-in service assistant that creates a report of
the devices installed on the NMEA 2000 network such as the
software versions, serial numbers, and information from the settings
file to assist in technical support enquiries.
To use the analyzer, open the About page of the System settings
dialog and select Support. Two options are displayed:
Create report
Analyzes your network and prompts you for information required
for support and creates the report with information automatically
gathered from the network. You can add screenshots and log files
that will be attached to the report. There is a 20MB limit for the
report attachments. You can save the report to a memory card and
email it to support or upload it directly if you have an internet
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connection. If you call technical support first, you can enter an
incident number to assist with tracking.
Check system for updates
Analyzes your network and checks if updates are available for
compatible devices.
Ú Note: Connect your unit to the internet to check for the latest
available software versions. The software versions will be up to
date as of the last time you updated your unit or connected to
the internet.
Backing up and Importing user data
There are two files that can be backed up that relate to user
changes made to the system:
• Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks database.
• Settings database (includes preferences such as unit settings,
custom pages, and CZone configuration files).
Insert a memory card into the unit's card reader as a storage
location for backup data.
Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks database backup
You can export all Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks, or export only
those contained within a specific region.
If Export Region is selected, the chart page will be displayed,
centered on vessel location. Using the touch screen, adjust the red
boundary box to outline the area to be exported. The export option
offers different file formats to save as:
• User Data File version 5
This is used to import and export waypoints and routes with a
standardized universally unique identifier (UUID), which is very
reliable and easy to use. The data includes such information as
the time and date when a route was created.
• User Data File version 4
This is best used when transferring data from one system to
another, since it contains all the extra bits of information these
systems store about items.
• User Data file version 3 (w/depth)
Should be used when transferring user data from one system to a
legacy product (Lowrance LMS, LCX).
• User data file version 2 (no depth)
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Can be used when transferring user data from one system to a
legacy product (Lowrance LMS, LCX).
• GPX (GPS Exchange, no depth)
This is the format most used on the web that shares among most
GPS systems in the world. Use this format if you are taking data to
a competitor's unit.
• Northstar.dat (no Tracks)
Used to transfer data to a legacy Northstar device.
After you select the file type, select Export and destination memory
card. The receiving GPS/PC typically needs to be set to allow import
of Waypoints.
Settings database export
Select Setting database to export the Settings database, or export
CZone configuration (CZone installation dependent). Choose the
desired option and select the memory card destination.
Importing a database
Later, if the unit has been restored to factory defaults or user data is
accidentally deleted, return to the files page, select the backed up
file, and then Import. View file details for creation date.
Software upgrades
The update file must be loaded to the root directory of the memory
card.
The update may be initiated at boot up: insert the memory card into
the card reader before turning the unit on, boot the unit, and follow
the on-screen instructions.
Alternatively, in the Files menu, locate the update file on the
memory card inserted in the card reader and select Upgrade,
followed by This Display. Accept the prompt to reboot the unit,
and wait a few moments as the unit restarts. Do not remove the
memory card or repower the unit until the process is completed
(this typically takes no more than a couple of minutes).
Software upgrade of remote device
It is possible to run an update remotely from one unit and apply it
to another, provided they are on the NMEA network. This is only
possible for units without a card slot.
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Remote updating is similar to updating a local unit; select the file on
the memory card and select the Upgrade option, followed by
Remote Upgrade. Follow the onscreen options.
NMEA 2000 device upgrades
The update file must be loaded to the root directory of a memory
card inserted in the card reader.
1. Select the Files toolbar option and select the update file under
Memory card.
2. Select the Upgrade option presented when the file is
highlighted. A list should appear displaying any compatible
devices the update file applies to. In most cases this will be a
single device.
Ú Note: If no device is shown, check that the device to be
updated has power, and run any outstanding updates for the
unit first.
3. Select the device and initiate the upgrade. Do not interrupt the
upgrade process.
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Accessories
The most up-to-date accessories list is available at:
www.bandg.com.
5" unit accessories
Part number
Description
000-13168-001
Sun cover
000-10027-001
Quick release bracket
000-13171-001
Power and NMEA 2000 cable
000-13170-001
Bezel
000-13169-001
Panel mount kit
000-13313-001
7 to 9 pin transducer adapter
7" unit accessories
Part number
Description
000-14228-001
Sun cover
000-14229-001
Panel mount kit
000-12372-001
U-bracket
000-14230-001
Bezel replacement
000-00128-00
Power cable
000-13313-00
7 to 9 pin transducer adapter
9" unit accessories
Part number
Description
000-13701-001
Sun cover
000-13699-001
Panel mount kit
000-13702-001
U-bracket
000-13700-001
Bezel replacement
000-00128-001
Power cable
000-13313-001
7 to 9 pin transducer adapter
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Part number
Description
000-14152-001
Sun cover
000-14246-001
Panel mount kit
000-14148-001
U-bracket
000-14247-001
Bezel replacement
000-00128-001
Power cable
000-13313-001
7 to 9 pin transducer adapter
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Supported data
Ú Note: NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 data output requires the
connection of relevant sensors.
NMEA 2000 compliant PGN List
NMEA 2000 PGN (receive)
59392
ISO Acknowledgement
59904
ISO Request
60928
ISO Address Claim
126208 ISO Command Group Function
126992 System Time
126996 Product Info
127237 Heading/Track Control
127245 Rudder
127250 Vessel Heading
127251 Rate of Turn
127257 Attitude
127258 Magnetic Variation
127488 Engine Parameters, Rapid Update
127489 Engine Parameters, Dynamic
127493 Transmission Parameters, Dynamic
127503 AC input status
127504 AC Output Status
127505 Fluid Level
127506 DC Detailed Status
127507 Charger Status
127508 Battery Status
127509 Inverter Status
128259 Speed, Water referenced
128267 Water Depth
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128275 Distance Log
129025 Position, Rapid Update
129026 COG & SOG, Rapid Update
129029 GNSS Position Data
129033 Time & Date
129038 AIS Class A Position Report
129039 AIS Class B Position Report
129040 AIS Class B Extended Position Report
129041 AIS aids to Navigation
129283 Cross Track Error
129284 Navigation Data
129539 GNSS DOPs
129540 AIS Class B Extended Position Report
129794 AIS aids to Navigation
129801 Cross Track Error
129283 Cross Track Error
129284 Navigation Data
129539 GNSS DOPs
129540 GNSS Sats in View
129794 AIS Class A Static and Voyage Related Data
129801 AIS Addressed Safety Related Message
129802 AIS Safety Related Broadcast Message
129808 DSC Call Information
129809 AIS Class B “CS” Static Data Report, Part A
129810 AIS Class B “CS” Static Data Report, Part B
130074 Route and WP Service - WP List - WP Name & Position
130306 Wind Data
130310 Environmental Parameters
130311 Environmental Parameters
130312 Temperature
130313 Humidity
130314 Actual Pressure
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130576 Small Craft Status
130577 Direction Data
NMEA 2000 PGN (transmit)
126208 ISO Command Group Function
126992 System Time
126996 Product Info
127237 Heading/Track Control
127250 Vessel Heading
127258 Magnetic Variation
128259 Speed, Water referenced
128267 Water Depth
128275 Distance Log
129025 Position, Rapid Update
129026 COG & SOG, Rapid Update
129029 GNSS Position Data
129283 Cross Track Error
129284 Navigation Data
129285 Route/Waypoint Data
129539 GNSS DOPs
129540 GNSS Sats in View
130074 Route and WP Service - WP List - WP Name & Position
130306 Wind Data
130310 Environmental Parameters
130311 Environmental Parameters
130312 Temperature
130577 Direction Data
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Technical specifications
Ú Note: The most up-to-date specifications list is available at:
www.bandg.com
All units
Approvals
Compliance "Compliance statements" on page 3
Display
Resolution
5" unit 800 x 480
7" unit 800 x 480
9" unit 800 x 480
12" unit 1280 x 800
Type TFT Widescreen
Brightness >1200 nits
Touch screen Full touch screen (multi-touch)
Viewing angles in degrees Left/right: 70, top: 50, bottom:
(typical value @ contrast ratio = 10) 60
Electrical
Supply voltage 12 V DC (10 - 17 V DC min - max)
Recommended fuse rating 3 A
Protection Protection reverse polarity and
temporary over-voltage to 18 V
Power consumption
5" unit 12 W (900 mA @ 13.5 V)
7" unit 12 W (900 mA @ 13.5 V)
9" unit 12 W (900 mA @ 13.5 V)
12" unit 20 W (1500 mA @ 13.5 V)
Environmental
Operating temperature range -15°C to +55°C (+5°F to +131°F)
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Storage temperature -20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
Waterproof rating IPx7 and IPx6
Humidity IEC 60945 Damp heat 66°C
(150°F) @ 95% relative (18 hr)
Shock and vibration 100 000 cycles of 20 G
GPS
10 Hz high speed update
(internal)
WASS, MSAS, EGNOS, GLONASS
Interface
Ethernet/Radar
5" unit Not available
7" unit 1 port (5 pin connector)
9" unit 1 port (5 pin connector)
12" unit 1 port (5 pin connector)
NMEA 2000 1 port (Micro-C)
Sonar 1 port (9 pin connector)
Data card slot
5" unit 1 slot (microSD)
7" unit 1 slot (microSD)
9" unit 2 slot (microSD)
12" unit 2 slot (microSD)
Wireless Internal 802.11b/g/n
Physical
Dimensions (W x H x D) Refer to "Dimensional drawings" on
page 68
Weight (display only)
5" unit 0.53 kg (1.16 lbs)
7" unit 0.91 kg (2 lbs)
9" unit 1.32 kg (2.9 lbs)
12" unit 2.22 kg (4.90 lbs)
Mounting type Bracket (supplied) or panel
mount
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5" unit dimensional drawings
58.0 mm
(2.28”)
136.0 mm
(5.35”)
152.0 mm
(5.98”)
120 mm
(4.72”)
9
Dimensional drawings
94.0 mm
(3.70”)
94.0 mm
(3.70”)
117.5 mm
(4.62”)
7" unit dimensional drawings
8.0 mm
(0.32”)
154.9 mm
(6.10”)
202.2 mm
(7.96”)
220.0 mm
(8.66”)
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74.7 mm
(2.94”)
141.0 mm
(5.56”)
197.0 mm
(7.76”)
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61.9 mm
(2.44”)
126.9 mm
(5.00”)
9" unit dimensional drawings
8.0 mm
(0.31”)
90.0 mm
(3.54”)
170.0 mm
(6.69”)
184.0 mm
(7.24”)
242.0 mm
(9.52”)
263.0 mm
(10.35”)
24.0 mm
(0.94”)
79.0 mm
(3.11”)
12" unit dimensional drawings
8.0 mm
(0.32“)
74.7 mm
(2.94“)
219.1 mm
(8.63“)
233.2 mm
(9.18“)
310.0 mm
(12.20“)
323.5 mm
(12.74“)
95.0 mm
(7.74“)
110.6 mm
(4.36“)
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