Raymarine Hd Digital Radome Scanner User Guide 81318 2
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HD and SuperHDDigital Open Ar r ayr a d ar tion instr and registered HSB RayTech Navigator Sail Pilot SeaTalk and Sportpilot are UK registered trademarks of Raymarine UK and Raymarine are UK registered trademarks of Raymarine Holdings Limited 33STV 45STV 60STV AST AutoadaptAuto GST AutoSeastate AutoTrim Bidata G Series HDFI LifeTag Marine Intelligence Maxiview On Board Raychart RaynavRaypilot RayTalk Raystar ST40 ST60 Seaclutter Smart Route Tridata UniControl Hybridtouch and Waypoint Navigation aretrademarks of Raymarine UK LimitedAll other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective ownersFair Use StatementYou may print no more than three copies of this manual for your own use You may not make any further copies or distribute or use themanual in any other way including without limitation exploiting the manual commercially or giving or selling copies to third 2009 Raymarine UK Ltd All rights number 870874Date 1 Important information 7 34 Radar scanner power connections 21Certified Installation 7 35 Radar scanner data connections 22Transmitted power density levels 7 36 Digital radar cable extension 23Water ingress 8 37 Digital radar cables 24EMC installation guidelines 8 38 VCM100 power connections 25Suppression ferrites 8 39 VCM100 power cable extension 27Declaration of conformity 8 310 VCM100 screen drain wire extension 27Product disposal 9 311 Circuit breaker and fuse ratings 28Warranty registration 9 312 Sharing a breaker 28IMO and SOLAS 9 Chapter 4 Location and mounting 29Technical accuracy 9 41 Selecting a location display software version 9 42 Mounting 34Chapter 2 Planning the installation 11 Chapter 5 System checks 4121 Handbook information 12 51 Radar scanner initial power on test 4222 Installation checklist 12 52 Radar check 4223 Typical system examples 1324 Pack contents 15 Chapter 6 4525 Tools 16 61 46 62 Power up 47Chapter 3 Cables and connections 17 63 Radar 4831 General cabling guidance 18 64 System data 4932 Radar scanner connection 19 65 VCM100 LED indications 5033 Product grounding 19 66 SeaTalkhs LED indications 50 5Chapter 7 Technical support 5171 Raymarine technical support 52Chapter 8 Technical specification 5381 Technical specification 546 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation 1 Important information Warning Switch off power supply Ensure the boats power supply is switched OFF before starting to install this product Do NOT Installation or disconnect equipment with the power switched on unless instructed in this recommends certified installation by a installer A certified installation qualifies for warranty benefits Contact your Raymarine dealer for Warning Radar scanner safetyfurther details and refer to the separate warranty document packedwith your product Before rotating the radar scanner ensure all personnel are clear Warning Product installation and operation Warning Radio frequency radiation This product must be installed and operated in hazard accordance with the Raymarine instructions provided The radar scanner transmits energy Failure to do so could result in personal injury damage at microwave frequencies which can be harmful to your boat andor poor product performance particularly to the eyes Do NOT look at the scanner from close range Ensure personnel are clear of the scanner when it is powered on Warning High voltages For safety reasons the radar must be installed above This product contains high voltages Do NOT remove head height out of range of personnel any covers or otherwise attempt to access internal components unless specifically instructed in this document Transmitted power density levels Warning Product grounding A power density level of 10 Wm2 is likely at distances of 34 cm Before applying power to this product ensure it has or less from the radar scanner been correctly grounded in accordance with the instructions in this guide A power density level of 100 Wm2 does not occur at any pointImportant information 7Water ingress and data loss which can occur if the engine start does not have a separate batteryWater ingress disclaimer Raymarine specified cables are usedAlthough the waterproof rating capacity of Raymarine that called for by the IPX6 standard water intrusion Cables are not cut or extended unless doing so is detailed inand subsequent equipment failure may occur if any Raymarine the installation is subjected to commercial high pressure will not warrant equipment subjected to high pressure Note Where constraints on the installation prevent any ofwashing the above always ensure the maximum possible separation between different items of electrical equipment to provide the best conditions for EMC performance throughout the installation equipment and accessories conform to the Compatibility EMC regulations to minimize Suppression interference between equipment and minimize theeffect such interference could have on the performance of your Raymarine cables may be fitted with suppression ferrites Thesesystem are important for correct EMC performance If a ferrite has to beCorrect installation is required to ensure that EMC performance is removed for any purpose eg installation or maintenance it mustnot compromised be replaced in the original position before the product is usedFor optimum EMC performance we recommend that wherever Use only ferrites of the correct type supplied by authorized dealers Raymarine equipment and cables connected to it are At least 1 m 3 ft from any equipment transmitting or cables Declaration of conformity carrying radio signals eg VHF radios cables and antennas In the case of SSB radios the distance should be increased Raymarine Ltd declares that the HD and SuperHD Digital to 7 ft 2 m Open Array radar scanners are in compliance with the essential requirements of R TTE directive 19995EC More than 2 m 7 ft from the path of a radar beam A radar beam can normally be assumed to spread 20 degrees above The original Declaration of Conformity certificate may be viewed on and below the radiating element the relevant product page at The product is supplied from a separate battery from that used for engine start This is important to prevent erratic behavior8 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation disposal Technical of this product in accordance with the WEEE Directive To the best of our knowledge the information in this document was correct at the time it was produced However Raymarine cannot accept liability for any inaccuracies or omissions it may contain In addition our policy of continuous product improvement may change The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment WEEE specifications without notice As a result Raymarine cannot requires the recycling of waste electrical and electronic liability for any differences between the product and this Whilst the WEEE Directive does not apply to someRaymarine products we support its policy and ask you to be awareof how to dispose of this product Multifunction display software version To ensure optimum performance and compatibility with registration devices your multifunction display must be using the latest software versionTo register your HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array radar scanner Visit to download the latest please take a few minutes to fill out the card found in the box or visit andregister online Viewing multifunction display softwareIt is important that you register your product to receive full warranty Your unit package includes a bar code label indicating the 1 Press the MENU buttonserial number of the unit You should stick this label to the warranty 2 Select System card 3 Select Software Services 4 Select Unit InfoIMO and SOLAS A range of information is displayed including the App Version software versionThe equipment described within this document is intended for useon leisure marine boats and workboats not covered by International Radar scanner feature Organization IMO and Safety of Life at Sea SOLASCarriage Regulations The following table lists the features supported by the Digital Open Array radar scanner information 9 All SuperHD All SuperHD Feature All HD variants variants Feature All HD variants variants Gain presets Dual Range Buoy Harbor Scanner rotation speed 24 RPM Coastal 48 RPM Offshore Bird Mode Antenna Boost Power Boost Enhance echoes Interference Rejection Expansion Wakes10 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation 2 Planning the contents 21 Handbook information on page 12 22 Installation checklist on page 12 23 Typical system examples on page 13 24 Pack contents on page 15 25 Tools on page 16Planning the installation 1121 Handbook information 22 Installation checklistThis handbook contains important information regarding the HD and Installation includes the following Digital Open Array range of radar scannersThe handbook is for use with the following models Installation Task 48 and 72 4kW HD Digital Open Array 1 Plan your system 48 and 72 12kW HD Digital Open Array 2 Obtain all required equipment and tools 48 and 72 4kW SuperHD Digital Open Array 3 Site all equipment 48 and 72 12kW SuperHD Digital Open Array 4 Route all cables 5 Drill cable and mounting holesFurther information 6 Make all connections into equipmentFor detailed operating instructions refer to the handbook your multifunction display 7 Secure all equipment in place 8 Power on test the system12 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation instructions23 Typical system examples 3 GPM400 GSeries processor 4 VCM100 power converterThe Digital Open Array radar scanner can be connected to a varietyof equipment as part of your marine electronics system 5 Power supplyRadar connected using SeaTalkhs switch 6 GSeries display 1 3 2 5 4 6 D1177311 Digital Open Array radar scanner2 SeaTalkhs switchPlanning the installation 13Radar connected directly to multifunction display 1 Digital Open Array radar scanner 2 Multifunction display 3 Crossover coupler 4 VCM100 power converter 5 Power supply 1 2 4 3 5 D11772114 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation instructions24 Pack contents Item Description Quantity 1 Pedestal 1 2 Mounting template 1 1 3 Denso paste 1 4 VCM100 Voltage Converter 1 Module 2 5 VCM100 cable clamp 1 N l d A sta li T e g R ed nin PO re pe T o IM ecu re p S fo be D m R m A W 57 R FO 6 Lifting eye 3 m m 0 15 l te ta la es p ed Tem lP g ita n ig nti D ou M ax e l 7 4 M tlin sta Stud um f im o ou de pe n tio ota R of e tr en C 8 Plain washer 4 m m 0 14 m m 70 y 11 r h s ntr m ole ll te n ri e io E D m sit le m dia po ab C 4 9 Spring washer 4 10 Nut 8 3 11 VCM100 mounting screw 2 6 12 VCM100 cable clamp mounting 3 screw 7 8 4 9 10 11 5 12 the installation 1525 Tools Item required for installation 1 Power drill 2 13 mm socket 3 17 mm socket 4 Screwdriver Pozidrive head 5 Adhesive tape 3 6 11 mm drill bit 7 3 mm drill bit 2 1 8 17 mm spanner 9 13 mm spanner 4 10 Torque wrench 5 6 7 8 9 10 D11775116 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation 3 Cables and contents 31 General cabling guidance on page 18 32 Radar scanner connection on page 19 33 Product grounding on page 19 34 Radar scanner power connections on page 21 35 Radar scanner data connections on page 22 36 Digital radar cable extension on page 23 37 Digital radar cables on page 24 38 VCM100 power connections on page 25 39 VCM100 power cable extension on page 27 310 VCM100 screen drain wire extension on page 27 311 Circuit breaker and fuse ratings on page 28 312 Sharing a breaker on page 28Cables and connections 1731 General cabling guidance Always route data cables as far away as possible from other equipment and cablesCable types and length high current carrying ac and dc power linesIt is important to use cables of the appropriate type and length antennae Unless otherwise stated use only standard cables of the correct type supplied by Raymarine Strain relief Ensure that any nonRaymarine cables are of the correct quality and gauge For example longer power cable runs may require Ensure adequate strain relief is provided Protect connectors from larger wire gauges to minimize voltage drop along the run strain and ensure they will not pull out under extreme sea cables Circuit must be routed correctly to maximize performance and Appropriate circuit isolation is required for installations using bothprolong cable life AC and DC current Do NOT bend cables excessively Wherever possible ensure a Always use isolating transformers or a separate powerinverter minimum bend radius of 100 mm to run PCs processors displays and other sensitive electronic instruments or devices Always use an isolating transformer with Weather FAX audio Minimum bend 200 mm 8 in cables diameter Always use an RS232NMEA converter with optical isolation on Minimum bend of cable the signal lines 100 mm 4 in radius Always make sure that PCs or other sensitive electronic devices have a dedicated power circuit Protect all cables from physical damage and exposure to heat Use trunking or conduit where possible Do NOT run cables Cable shielding through bilges or doorways or close to moving or hot objects Ensure that all data cables are properly shielded that the cable Secure cables in place using tiewraps or lacing twine Coil any shielding is intact eg hasnt been scraped off by being squeezed extra cable and tie it out of the way through a tight area Where a cable passes through an exposed bulkhead or deckhead use a suitable watertight feedthrough Do NOT run cables near to engines or fluorescent lights18 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation instructions32 Radar scanner connection 33 Product groundingThe power and data cable connector is at the rear of the radar Important safety information for connections to groundscanner unit Before applying power to this product ensure it has been that the arrow on the power and data cable connector is grounded in accordance with the instructions in this guidealigned with the red triangular mark on the radar scanner the cable to the scanners connector and fully handtightenDo NOT use a wrench or any other tool Grounding requirements These grounding requirements are applicable for Raymarine equipment supplied with a separate drain wire or screen The product power cable drain conductor screen must be connected to a common ground point Note If the antenna connector is disconnected after initial It is recommended that the common ground point is a bonded installation Raymarine recommends that before reconnecting ground ie with the ground point connected to battery negative you lightly coat the connector thread with Renolit Aqua 2 Calcium and situated as close as possible to the battery negative terminal grease If a bonded ground system is not possible a nonbonded RF ground may be used Bonded ground system preferred D117091 1 2 3 4Cables and connections 19RF ground system alternative Important Do NOT connect this product to a power system References ISO1013313297 BMEA code of practice NMEA 0400 D117101 1 2 3 41 Power cable to product2 Drain screen3 Bonded preferred or nonbonded RF ground4 Power supply or several items require grounding they may first be connectedto a single local point eg within a switch panel with this pointconnected via a single conductor to the boatscommon ground The preferred minimum requirement for the pathto ground bonded or nonbonded is via a flat tinned copper braidwith a 30 A rating 14 inch or greater If this is not possible anequivalent stranded wire conductor maybe used rated as follows for runs of 1 m 3 ft use 6 mm2 10 AWG or greater for runs of 1 m 3 ft use 8 mm2 8 AWG or greaterIn any grounding system always keep the length of or wires as short as possible20 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation instructions34 Radar scanner power connections 1Radar scanner power requirements 2The digital radar system is intended for use on ships DC power 3systems operating from 12 to 24 Volts DC All power connections must be made via the VCM100 Voltage Converter Module The radar scanner must NOT be connected directly to a battery The radar scanner must be connected directly to the VCM100 D117771 only Item Description Only one radar scanner must be connected per VCM100 unit Each radar scanner in your system requires a dedicated VCM100 1 Red wire connect to the positive POWER OUT unit terminal of the VCM100 The power connection between the radar scanner and the 2 Black wire connect to the negative POWER OUT VCM100 must be via an official Raymarine power and data digital terminal of the VCM100 cable purchased separately 3 Screen drain strands connect to one of the Do NOT cut and rejoin any part of the power and data digital SCREEN terminals of the VCM100 cable A range of cable lengths and cable extensions is available for longer cable runs The radar scanner must be connected to the POWER OUT terminals of the VCM100 The screen drain strands of the radar scanners power and data digital cable must be connected to one of the VCM100 SCREEN terminalsThe following diagram illustrates the power connections of thepower and data digital cableCables and connections 2135 Radar scanner data scanner data connection requirements For connections to a CSeries Widescreen multifunction display a 1 SeaTalkhs switch or crossover coupler must be used For connections to a GSeries system a SeaTalkhs switch must be connected between the radar scanner and the GPM400 processor module For connections to a nonnetworked ESeries multifunction D117781 display a SeaTalkhs crossover coupler must be used An ESeries network containing more than a single connection requires a Item Description SeaTalkhs switch The radar scanner must be connected to a SeaTalkhs switch or 1 Data connection connect to a SeaTalkhs switch or crossover coupler using the official Raymarine power and data crossover coupler as appropriate digital cable purchased separately Additional SeaTalkhs cables may be required for connections between the power and data digital cable and a SeaTalkhs switch or crossover coupler Do NOT cut and rejoin any part of the power and data digital cable A range of cable lengths and cable extensions is available for longer cable runsThe following diagram illustrates the data connection of the powerand data digital cable22 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation instructions36 Digital radar cable extensionIf required you can use a Raymarine digital radar extension cable 1 2 D116872 D1168711 Extension cable Note The extension cable connects to the radar scanner2 Power and data digital scanner cable a SeaTalkhs switch or crossover coupler is also required between this cable and the display Note For Digital Open Array radar scanners the power connections on the power and data digital cable MUST be connected to the VCM100 Voltage Converter Module NOT shown in the diagram aboveCables and connections 2337 Digital radar cables Cable Part number NotesFor longer cable runs a range of extensions is available for 25 m 82 ft extension and radar scanner power and data digital cables cable Note The maximum length for the radar power and data digital 5 m 164 ft extension A55080 cable including all extensions is 25 m 82 ft cable 10 m 328 ft extension A55081Radar scanner to SeaTalkhs switch or crossover coupler cableDigital scanner cables SeaTalkhs switch or crossover coupler to display unitConnect the Radar scanner to the SeaTalkhs switch or crossover coupler andpower supply These cables contain both power and data wires SeaTalkhs network cables Connect from the SeaTalkhs switch or the crossover coupler into the rear of the Cable Part number Notes display 5 m 164 ft Digital cable A55076 Cable Part number Notes 10 m 328 ft Digital A55077 cable 15 m 49 ft SeaTalkhs E55049 network cable 15 m 492 ft Digital A55078 cable 5 m 164 ft SeaTalkhs E55050 network cable 25 m 820 ft Digital A55079 cable 10 m 328 ft SeaTalkhs E55051 network cableExtension cables 20 m 656 ft SeaTalkhs E55052 network cable SeaTalkhsUse of one of these cables to extend the radar connection to the switchor crossover coupler and power supply These cables contain both power anddata wires SeaTalkhs hardware To connect the digital radar to a multifunction display you will need to include one of the following24 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation instructions Cable Part number Notes 38 VCM100 power connections SeaTalkhs switch E55058 8way hub for network VCM100 power and grounding requirements connection of multiple SeaTalkhs devices The VCM100 is intended for use on ships DC power systems operating from 12 to 24 Volts DC SeaTalkhs coupler E55060 Coupler for connection of a single SeaTalkhs The VCM100 must be connected to a battery isolator switch or device a DC distribution panel The battery isolator switch or DC distribution panel must be connected to the POWER IN terminals of the VCM100 Do NOT connect additional power switches to the cable providing the power feed to the VCM100 All power connections between the VCM100 and the power source must have appropriate fuse protection All power connections must be of high quality to minimize resistance and to remove the risk of accidental shorts The VCM100 SCREEN terminals must be connected to your vessels RF ground system Do NOT connect the radar scanner or the VCM100 to a power system The following diagram illustrates the power connections of the VCM100Cables and connections 25 Item Description 6 POWER IN Negative connect to the negative battery terminal 7 EMERGENCY STOP Switch if you have the optional VCM100 emergency stop button remove the wire bridging link from the VCM100 EMERGENCY STOP terminals and connect the emergency stop button SWITCH wire to the VCM100 EMERGENCY STOP SWITCH terminal 8 EMERGENCY STOP wire bridging link only remove if fitting the optional emergency stop button 9 EMERGENCY STOP Screen if you have the optional VCM100 emergency stop button remove the wire bridging link from the VCM100 EMERGENCY STOP terminals and connect the emergency stop button SCREEN drain wire to the VCM100 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 EMERGENCY STOP SCREEN terminal D117791 Item Description 1 POWER OUT Positive connect to the RED wire of the power and data digital cable 2 POWER OUT Negative connect to the BLACK wire of the power and data digital cable 3 SCREEN connect to the bare screen drain strands of the power and data digital cable 4 SCREEN connect to your vessels RF ground system 5 POWER IN Positive connect to the positive terminal of the DC distribution panel or battery isolator switch26 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation instructions39 VCM100 power cable extension 310 VCM100 screen drain wireThe power cable can be extended for longer cable runs between extensionthe VCM100 and your vessels DC distribution panel or switch The screen drain wire can be extended for longer cable runs between the VCM100 and your vessels RF ground systemIf you need to extend the power cable use a splash proof junctionbox The junction box should provide a terminal strip with sufficient Extensions to the screen drain wire should use an 8 mm braid orspace for power connections The terminal strip should be a AWG 10 526 mm2 multistranded cableminimum of 30 Amp rating for power cores It is essential that bothpower cores and the screen drain are connected and that theconnection is of very low resistance as considerable power passesthrough this connectionThe following table provides recommended total power cable lengthsand gauges These figures relate to the maximum distance of powercables from the battery isolator switch or DC distribution panel to theVCM100 Exceeding these lengths may cause unreliable operation AWG Maximum Maximum American distance 12 distance 24 Wire Gauge mm2 volt supply volt supply 7 1055 15 m 492 ft 55 m 1804 ft 8 836 10 m 328 ft 40 m 1312 ft 10 526 8 m 262 ft 32 m 1049 ft 11 417 6 m 196 ft 24 m 787 ft Note If the required extensions result in unacceptably large diameter cables use two or more smaller gauge wires to achieve the required copper wire crosssection For example using two pairs of 2 mm2 cables is equivalent to using two single 4 mm2 cablesCables and connections 27311 Circuit breaker and fuse ratings 312 Sharing a breakerBattery isolator switch thermal breaker and fuse ratings Where more than 1 piece of equipment shares a breaker you mustAll power connections between the VCM100 and its power source provide protection for the individual circuits Eg by connecting anmust be protected by a thermal circuit breaker or fuse fitted close inline fuse for each power circuitto the power connection The connection from the output of theVCM100 to the digital radar does not require a fuse or circuit breaker VE bar VE barIf you do not have a thermal circuit breaker or fuse in your powercircuit fitted to the DC distribution panel for example you MUST fit Where possible connect individual items ofan inline breaker or fuse to the positive wire of the power cable equipment to individual circuit breakersThe following table provides suitable ratings for battery isolator Where this not possible use individual inlineswitches circuit breakers and fuses fuses to provide the necessary protection Power 12 kW Circuit breaker supply Device 4 kW scanner scanner 12 volt Isolator switch 30 amps 30 amps minimum rating minimum rating Thermal breaker 15 amps 15 amps Fuse 20 amps 20 amps 24 volt Isolator switch 15 amps 15 amps minimum rating minimum rating Fuse Fuse D116371 Thermal breaker 8 amps 8 amps Fuse 10 amps 10 amps28 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation 4 Location and contents 41 Selecting a location on page 30 42 Mounting on page 34Location and mounting 2941 Selecting a location Water ingress The VCM100 is splashproof and suitable for mounting below decks Warning Potential ignition source only This product is NOT approved for use in Electrical interference atmospheres Do NOT install in a atmosphere such as in an Select a location that is far enough away from devices that engine room or near fuel tanks may cause interference such as motors generators and radio Magnetic compassVCM100 location requirements Mount the VCM100 at least 3 ft 1 m away from a magneticWhen selecting a mounting location it is important to consider a compassnumber of factors Power Select a location that is as close as possible to the vessels DC Ensure that equipment is mounted in a compartment of suitable power source This will help to keep cable runs to a minimum size Ensure that ventilation holes are not obstructed Allow adequate Radar scanner location requirements separation of equipment When selecting a location it is important to consider a number ofMounting surface factorsEnsure equipment is adequately supported on a secure surface Horizontal positionDo not mount units or cut holes in places which may damage thestructure of the vessel The radar scanner should be positioned as near as possible to your vessels HeightEnsure the unit is mounted in a location which allows proper routingand connection of cables The radar scanner should normally be mounted as high as practical above the waterline Minimum bend radius of 100 mm 394 in unless otherwise stated Mount the scanner above head height out of range of personnel Use cable supports to prevent stress on connectors to avoid mechanical danger and minimize exposure to radiation The maximum length of cable between the battery and the VCM100 should not normally exceed 196 ft 6 M All power Radar operates at the lineofsight so a high mounting position cable lengths should be kept as short as possible gives better long range performance30 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation instructions Surrounding large objects in the same horizontal plane can of the radar scanner under seagoing conditions The platform interfere with the radar signal and cause blind areas or shadow should not twist causing bearing errors or be subject to excessive sectors and false targets on the radar display see below vibrationDo not mount the radar scanner so high that it is affected by the The mounting site must be clear of the and rolling of the vessel RopesShadow areas and false echoes Moving riggingMount the radar scanner away from large structures or equipment Heatsuch as engine stacks searchlights horns or masts These objectsmay cause shadow areas and false echoes For example if you Fumesmount the radar scanner on a mast echoes from other targets maybe reflected from the mast Wet sails may also cause shadow areas Peopleso radar performance may be reduced in the rain It is particularly Magnetic to avoid shadow areas near the bow Raising or evenlowering the radar scanner may help to reduce these effects Mount the radar scanner at least 1 m away from a magnetic compassIn shadow areas beyond the obstruction there will be a reduction ofthe beam intensity There may be a blind sector if the beam intensity Multiple radar scannersis not sufficient to obtain an echo from an object This may occureven at close range For this reason the angular width and relative If two radar scanners are installed at different locations in a dualbearing of any shadow area must be determined at installation radar system care should be taken to allow for the difference in position of the radars when switching between the two on yourYou may be able to detect shadow areas or false echoes on your multifunction display This is especially noticeable at short display For example sea clutter can be used as a on larger vesselsgood indicator of blind arcs Dark sectors on the radar possible shadowed areas This information should be Cablesposted near the display unit and operators must be alert for targetsin these blind areas All cables should be adequately clamped and protected from physical damage and exposure to heat Avoid running cablesAccess through bilges or doorways or close to moving or hot objectsThe radar scanner should be easily accessible to allow maintenance Where a cable passes through an exposed bulkhead or deckheadto be carried out safely Sufficient clearance must be allowed to fully use a watertight the scanner unit for maintenance and platformThe radar scanner must be mounted on a rigid and stable platformThe platform must be capable of supporting the mass and and mounting 31Radar scanner dimensions into contact with the radar scanner or mounting platform Without a proper radar guard the mounting platform and the radar scanner 1 could be severely damaged The following diagram illustrates suitable mounting surfaces for the 48 1306 mm 514 in 72 1918 mm 755 in 2 radar scanner 402 mm 158 in 111 mm 150 mm 151 mm 92 mm 140 mm 92 mm 44 in 59 in 595 in 362 in 55 in 362 in 412 mm 162 in 59 mm 324 mm 1275 in 23 in minimum D104872 D104861 Item Description 1 Maximum rotation Radar scanner mounting angle 2 Center of rotation Ensure the radar scanner rotates parallel to the water line The radar beam from the radar scanner is approximately 25 wide inRadar scanner mounting surface the vertical direction to give good target detection even when your vessel pitches and rollsSuitable radar scanner mounting surfaces include a mast platforman arch or a bridge structureIf mounting the radar scanner on a sailboat it may be necessaryto install a radar guard to prevent the sails or any rigging coming32 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation instructions 125 1 125 D113591Planing hull vessels and some displacement hull vessels adopt ahigher bow angle when the vessel is at cruising speed This mayraise the radars main radiation angle and can cause poor detectionof nearby targets It may be necessary to compensate for the bowrise to ensure optimum target detection This can be achieved byfitting a wedge or washers between the mounting platform and thebase of the radar scanner so that the radar beam remains parallel 1to the water line when the vessels bow rises at cruising speed D113601 Item Description 1 Wedge or and mounting 3342 Mounting 9 Hold the cable clamp in place over the cables approximately 50 mm 2 below the mounted VCM100 unitRadar scanner installation procedures 10 Using a pencil mark the drilling area inside each mounting bracket holeImportant installation information ENSURE THE CABLES DO NOT COVER THE HOLESThe radar scanner is supplied in 3 parts each involving a separate 11 Using a 3 mm drill bit drill a hole through the pencil procedure 12 Hold the cable clamp in place each hole aligned with the drill1 Install the VCM100 voltage converter module holes2 Secure the radar pedestal to a suitable mounting platform 13 Using a suitable screwdriver screw the selftapping mounting screws through the bracket holes into the drilled holes3 Attach the antenna to the the VCM100Before mounting the unit ensure that you have Selected a suitable location Identified the cable connections and route that the cables will take Note Do NOT connect any cables to the power supply until the following steps have been completed1 Check the selected location for the unit The VCM100 requires a clear flat area with suitable space for routing the cables below the unit2 Hold the VCM100 in place in the required mounting location3 Using a pencil mark the drilling area inside the mounting lug on each side of the VCM100 unit4 Using a 3 mm drill bit drill a hole through the pencil marks5 Align the VCM100 mounting lugs with the drill holes6 Hold the VCM100 in place7 Using a suitable screwdriver screw the selftapping mounting screws through the mounting lug holes into the drilled holes8 Connect the cables according to the instructions provided in this handbook34 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation instructions 48 Radar 25 kg 551 lb 72 Radar 29 kg 639 lb For safety reasons it is recommended that the unit is not lifted by one person The unit is supplied with lifting eyes maximum Safe Working Load SWL 40 kg to facilitate the use of standard lifting accessories such as a rope chain or strop The SWL of the lifting accessories should be a minimum of 150 kg Suitable lifting equipment could include a crane hoist or an appropriate rigid overhead structure Do NOT attach the antenna to the pedestal prior to lifting Note Do NOT connect any cables until the following steps have been completed 1 Check the selected location A clear flat platform is required for mounting the pedestal unit 2 Fix the supplied mounting template to the platform using masking or selfadhesive tape the pedestal to the mounting platformBefore mounting the unit ensure that you have Selected a suitable location Identified the cable connections and route that the cables will take Prepared suitable lifting equipment for fixing the pedestal to the mounting platform The digital radar weighs in total with antenna fittedLocation and mounting 35 7 The pedestal unit has a cap fitted over the open array mounting shaft to protect the protruding coaxial pin This cap must be left in place until the open array antenna is fitted to the pedestal 8 Grease the 4 metal studs with the supplied Denso paste N al d A st li T e g R ed nin PO re pe T o IM ecu re p S fo b e D m R m A W 57 R FO m m 0 15 l te ta la es p ed Tem g ita in ig nt lP D ou M ax ne l M tli sta um f im o ou de pe n io at ot R of e tr en C m m 0 14 m m 70 ry 11 r h s nt m ole ll te n ri e io E D am sit le m di po ab C 4 D1049123 Using a 3 mm drill bit drill the 4 holes as indicated on the mounting template Check that the holes have been drilled in the correct position 18 mm4 Using an 11 mm drill bit drill through the 4 holes5 Remove the mounting template6 Ensure the lifting eyes are fitted to the pedestal To fit a lifting D117811 eye remove the securing bolt place the lifting eye in position and then secure the lifting eye with the bolt to 7 Nm 52 lb ft 9 Insert the studs no more than 18 mm into the holes in the torque pedestal base and handtighten 4 spare nuts are provided36 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation instructions which may be used as temporary locking nuts to aid insertion of the studs into the pedestal If the supplied studs are not long enough for the mounting surface thickness use M10 stainless steel grade A470 studding of a suitable length10 Using suitable lifting equipment such as a rope or chain attached to the lifting eyes raise the pedestal over the mounting surface Carefully lower into position taking care that the studs pass through the holes without damaging the threads Ensure that the front of the pedestal is pointing towards the bow of the vessel D104932 11 Grease the studs with the supplied Denso pasteLocation and mounting 3712 Referring to the following illustration use the 4 nuts and associated washers to secure the pedestal to the platform Tighten each nut to 30 Nm 221 lb ft torque 6 mm D117801 14 Retain the 4 spare nuts which may have been used as a temporary measure during Step 9 Removing the radar pedestal lifting eyes On the pedestal unit 1 Loosen the first lifting eye securing bolt enough to remove the lifting eye 2 Once the lifting eye is removed retighten the bolt to 7 Nm 52 lb ft torque D104942 3 Repeat Steps 1 to 2 to remove all lifting eyes13 Ensure all 4 sets of nuts and washers are used to secure the pedestal to the mounting platform There should be no more than 6 mm of excess stud below the nut Cutoff any excess stud Securing the radar antenna to the pedestal Before attaching the antenna to the pedestal unit ensure that38 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation instructions The pedestal base is securely fixed to the platform The cable is NOT attached The pedestal power switch is in the OFF position The pedestal unit has a cap fitted over the open array mounting shaft to protect the protruding coaxial pin This cap must remain in place until youre ready to fit the antenna to the pedestal unit Array Note You MUST ensure that the antenna does not come into Alignment guide contact with the delicate protruding coaxial pin This is a critical component and should be treated with caution Follow all the instructions provided below and ensure that the alignment guides are used1 Fit the 4 threaded alignment guides to the studs on the underside of the antenna Ensure a close fit The alignment guides are Pedestal essential to help prevent damage to the coaxial pin2 Remove the protective cap from the antenna shaft Retain the M8 plain washer cap for future use M8 spring washer3 Position the antenna mounting bracket on the Port to Starboard M8 nut axis of the pedestal D1042514 Lift the antenna into position ensuring it is in the correct orientation and that the threaded alignment guides are fitted Carefully align and slowly lower the antenna5 Once the antenna is in position remove the alignment guides6 Grease the 4 securing studs with the supplied Denso paste7 Use the 4 nuts and associated washers to secure the antenna to the pedestal as shown in the following diagram Tighten each nut to 10 Nm 74 lb ft torqueLocation and mounting 3940 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation 5 System checksChapter contents 51 Radar scanner initial power on test on page 42 52 Radar check on page 42System checks 4151 Radar scanner initial power on test 52 Radar checkWith all cables correctly and securely connected to the radar Warning Radar scanner safetyscanner and access to a multifunction display power OFF Before rotating the radar scanner ensure all personnel1 Ensure the radar scanner power switch is set to ON are clear2 Power on the multifunction display The magnetron warmup sequence should start after which the Warning Radar transmission safety radar scanner should enter Standby mode3 If necessary adjust the lighting and contrast on the multifunction The radar scanner transmits energy display Ensure all personnel are clear of the scanner when the radar is transmitting Checking the radar 1 Select a Radar page The Radar scanners will now initialize in standby mode this process will take approximately 70 seconds 2 Press the POWER button 3 Press the Radar TxStdby softkey and set to Tx The scanners should now be transmitting and receiving 4 Check that the radar screen is operating correctly42 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation instructions Typical HD digital radar screen Example misaligned radar 1 2 Note The example above is representative of the enhanced output provided by a HD digital radar scanner Points to check Radar sweep with echo responses are shown on screen Radar status icon rotating in top right hand cornerCheck and adjust bearing alignment D115902Bearing alignmentThe radar bearing alignment ensures that radar objects appear at Item Descriptionthe correct bearing relative to your boats bow You should checkthe bearing alignment for any new installation 1 Target object such as a buoy dead ahead 2 Target displayed on the radar display is not aligned with the Ships Heading Marker SHM Bearing alignment is requiredSystem checks 43Checking the bearing alignment from the front of the vessel when you place it in either standby or switch it off1 With your vessel under way Align the bow with a stationary 3 Press OK when complete object identified on the radar display An object between 1 2 NM distant is ideal2 Note the position of the object on the radar display If the target is not under the ships heading marker SHM there is an alignment error and you will need to carry out bearing alignment the bearing alignmentOnce you have checked the bearing alignment you can proceed andmake any required the radar page displayed1 Select the RADAR SETUP BEARING ALIGNMENT menu2 Press the BEARING ALIGNMENT softkey3 Use the rotary control to place the selected target under the Ships Heading Marker4 Press OK when radar offset parkingThis setting is applicable to open array scanners It is used toensure the scanner parks in the correct position when rotation stopsBefore you proceed ensure that The radar page is selected The radar scanner is initialized standby mode1 Press the RADAR SETUP SCANNER SETUP2 Select the PARKING OFFSET option then adjust the offset angle required to park the radar so that the antenna comes to rest facing forward you should see the Raymarine logo wording44 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation 6 contents 61 on page 46 62 Power up on page 47 63 Radar on page 48 64 System data on page 49 65 VCM100 LED indications on page 50 66 SeaTalkhs LED indications on page 4561 information provides possible causes andcorrective action required for common problems associated withmarine electronics Raymarine products are prior to packing and shipping subjectedto comprehensive test and quality assurance programs Howeverif you experience problems with the operation of your HD andSuperHD Digital Open Array radar scanner this section will helpyou to diagnose and correct problems in order to restore after referring to this section you are still having problems with yourunit please contact Raymarine Technical Support for further advice46 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation instructions62 Power up at power up and their possible causes and solutions are described here Problem Possible causes Possible solutions The display does not start up Problem with power to the unit Check relevant fuses and breakers Check that the power supply cable is sound and that all connections are tight and free from corrosion Check that the power source is of the correct voltage and sufficient 4763 Radar with the radar and their possible causes and solutions are described here Problem Possible causes Possible solutions No Data or No scanner message Radar scanner power supply Check that the scanner power supply cable is sound and that all connections are tight and free from corrosion Check relevant fuses and breakers Check power source is of the correct voltage and sufficient current using voltage booster if appropriate SeaTalkhs network problem Check that the Scanner is correctly connected to the display via a crossover coupler or SeaTalkhs switch Check the status of the SeaTalkhs Switch Check that SeaTalkhs cables are free from damage Software mismatch between equipment Contact Raymarine technical support may prevent communication Switch at scanner pedestal in OFF position Ensure scanner pedestal switch is in ON position Radar will not initialize Voltage control Intermittent or poor power connection Check power connection at VCM Voltage at input 12 24 V Voltage module VCM stuck in sleep mode at output 40 V The bearing of a target on the radar screen The radar bearing alignment requires Check and adjust radar bearing alignment is incorrect correcting48 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation instructions64 System data of the installation can cause problems with the data shared between connected equipment Such problems their possiblecauses and solutions are described here Problem Possible causes Possible solutions Instrument engine or other system data is Data is not being received at the display Check the data bus eg SeaTalkng wiring and connection to the display unavailable at all displays Check the overall integrity of the data bus eg SeaTalkng wiring If available refer to the reference guide for the data bus eg SeaTalkng reference manual Data source eg ST70 instrument or Check the source of the missing data eg ST70 instrument or engine engine interface is not operating interface Check the power to the SeaTalk bus Refer to the manufacturers handbook for the equipment in question Software mismatch between equipment Contact Raymarine technical support may prevent communication Instrument or other system data is missing SeaTalkhs network problem Check that all required equipment is connected to the SeaTalkhs switch from some but not all displays Check the status of the SeaTalkhs Switch Check that SeaTalkhs cables are free from damage Software mismatch between equipment Contact Raymarine technical support may prevent 4965 VCM100 LED indicationsLED indications associated with the VCM100 LED name LED color state Possible causes On Green solid Radar operating normally Fault Red solid Fault condition Sleep Yellow flashing Radar scanner in standby Yellow solid Fault condition unit selfrecovers after 20 seconds66 SeaTalkhs LED indicationsLED indications associated with the SeaTalkhs switch are describedhere LED state Possible causes For all connected channels 1 steady No problem detected Steady LED and 1 flashing green LED indicates network connection Flashing LED indicates network traffic No LEDs are illuminated No power to the SeaTalkhs switch Some LEDs are not illuminated Cable connection faults on the channels with nonilluminated LEDs Equipment connected to nonilluminated LEDs may be faulty50 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation 7 Technical supportChapter contents 71 Raymarine technical support on page 52Technical support 5171 Raymarine technical support Viewing multifunction display software provides a comprehensive customer support service onthe world wide web through our worldwide dealer network and by 1 Press the MENU help line If you are unable to resolve a problem please 2 Select System Diagnosticsuse any of these facilities to obtain additional help 3 Select Software ServicesWeb support 4 Select Unit InfoPlease visit the customer support area of our website at A range of information is displayed including the App Version software contains Frequently Asked Questions servicing access to the Raymarine Technical Support Department anddetails of worldwide Raymarine supportIn the USA call1 603 881 5200 extension 2444In the UK Europe the Middle East or Far East call44 023 9271 4713Product informationIf you need to request service please have the following informationto hand Product name Product identity Serial number Software application versionYou can obtain this product information using the menus within yourproduct52 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation 8 Technical contents 81 Technical specification on page 54Technical specification 5381 Technical Region Certification USA 47CFR FCC Part 2 Part 80 Certificate of Approval Canada RSS138 Iss 1 Technical Acceptance Certificate European Union R TTE directive 19995EC EFTA Certificate of Opinion Australia New ACMA Declaration of Conformity Zealand Compliance level 3General 48 12kW HD or 72 12kW HD or 48 4kW HD or SuperHD 72 4kW HD or SuperHD SuperHD SuperHD Dimensions Pedestal 412 mm x 402 Pedestal 412 mm x 402 Pedestal 412 mm x 402 Pedestal 412 mm x 402 mm to top of antenna mm to top of antenna mm to top of antenna mm to top of antenna Antenna length 1306 mm Antenna length 1918 mm Antenna length 1306 mm Antenna length 1918 mm Weight 26 kg with antenna 29 kg with antenna 26 kg with antenna 29 kg with antenna Supply voltage 108 to 32 volts using 108 to 32 volts using 108 to 32 volts using 108 to 32 volts using VCM100 VCM100 VCM100 VCM100 Power consumption typical 70 watts 70 watts 110 watts 110 watts Power consumption standby 30 watts 30 watts 30 watts 30 watts Power consumption sleep 12 watts 12 watts 12 watts 12 watts Maximum range scale 72 nautical miles 72 nautical miles 72 nautical miles 72 nautical miles54 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation instructions 48 12kW HD or 72 12kW HD or 48 4kW HD or SuperHD 72 4kW HD or SuperHD SuperHD SuperHD Warmup time 75 seconds 75 seconds 75 seconds 75 seconds Standby to transmit 25 seconds 25 seconds 25 seconds 25 seconds Environmental Waterproof rating IPX6 IPX6 IPX6 IPX6 Operating temperature range 10C to 55C 10C to 55C 10C to 55C 10C to 55C Humidity Up to 95 at 35C Up to 95 at 35C Up to 95 at 35C Up to 95 at 35C Maximum wind speed 85 knots 85 knots 85 knots 85 knotsRange Range Nm Expanded range Nm Pulse width nominal PRF 0125 025 NA 75 ns 3 kHz 05 NA 100 ns 3 kHz 075 0125 025 150 ns 3 kHz NA 05 250 ns 3 kHz 15 075 350 ns 2 kHz 3 NA 450 ns 15 kHz NA 15 600 ns 13 kHz 6 3 10 us 820 HzTechnical specification 55Transmitter 48 12kW HD or 72 12kW HD or 48 4kW HD or SuperHD 72 4kW HD or SuperHD SuperHD SuperHD Transmitter frequency 9405 MHz 20 MHz 9405 MHz 20 MHz 9405 MHz 20 MHz 9405 MHz 20 MHz Peak power output 4 kW 4 kW 12 kW 12 kW Standby mode Magnetron heater ON Magnetron heater ON Magnetron heater ON Magnetron heater ON Magnetron control ON Magnetron control ON Magnetron control ON Magnetron control ON All other services OFF All other services OFF All other services OFF All other services OFFReceiver all models Intermediate frequency 70 MHz Receiver characteristic Linear Receiver noise Less than 5 dB including low noise converter and IF amplifier Bandwidth Matched digital filter for each pulse lengthAntenna 48 12kW HD or 72 12kW HD or 48 4kW HD or SuperHD 72 4kW HD or SuperHD SuperHD SuperHD Beamwidth vertical 25 nominal 25 nominal 25 nominal 25 nominal Beamwidth horizontal 185 nominal 115 nominal 185 nominal 115 nominal Polarization Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Rotation speed 24 RPM 24 RPM 24 RPM 24 RPM 48 RPM compatible displays 48 RPM compatible displays 48 RPM compatible displays 48 RPM compatible displays and scanners only and scanners only and scanners only and scanners only56 HD and SuperHD Digital Open Array Installation
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