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  X5RDocument reference 813291Date December 2010 Autohelm hsb2 RayTech Navigator Sail Pilot SeaTalk SeaTalkNG SeaTalkHS and Sportpilot are registered trademarks of Raymarine UK Limited RayTalk Seahawk Smartpilot Pathfinder and Raymarine are registered trademarks of Raymarine Holdings Limited FLIR is a registered trademark of FLIR Systems Inc andor its subsidiaries All other trademarks trade names or company names referenced herein are used for identification only and are the property of their respective owners This product is protected by patents design patents patents pending or design patents pending Copyright 2010 Raymarine UK Ltd All rights   notices iiiEMC Conformance iiiPressure washing ivProduct documents ivProduct disposal ivWaste Electrical and Electronic WEEE  ivChapter 1Basic Operation  1Extended  the control unit 2Switching on and off2Startup mode2Keypad   the SPX5R Drive system to steer your boat 4Emergency release pin4Replacing the pin after use4Standby mode  steering by hand4Using the autopilot to steer to a  course in Auto   away6Selecting a change of course6Off Course  pilot performance 7Response  adjusting  lighting  contrast 8Adjusting the display  pages 9Waypoint  10Responding to  setup 12Accessing response setup13Chapter 2Using Track mode 1521Overview 15Requirements for Track mode15Starting position and  16Entering track mode16Leaving Track mode16Avoiding  keeping  Cross Track Error 17iiSmartPilot X5R Drive Operating GuideLarge cross track error18Tidal stream  arrival19To steer to the next waypoint in the route19To skip a waypoint SeaTalk chartplotters only19Waypoint arrival circle20Route    Maintenance  21SPX5R Drive system alarm   parts23EMC Servicing and     support 26Web  and email support26Help us to help you26Product details   noticesWARNING  Navigation aidAlthough we have designed this product to be accurate and reliable many factors can affect its performance Therefore it should only be used as an aid to navigation and should never replace common sense and navigational judgement Always maintain a permanent watch so you can respond to situations as they developCAUTION   supplied this product is calibrated to default settings which should provide initial stable performance for most boats To ensure optimum performance on your boat the commissioning procedures in the SPX5R Drive Installation  Setup Guidebefore this product is used Your Raymarine SPX5R Drive system will add a new dimension to your boating enjoyment However it is the skippers responsibility to ensure the safety of the boat at all times by following these basic rulesEnsure that someone is present at the helm AT ALL TIMES to take manual control in an emergencyMake sure that all members of crew know how to disengage the  check for other boats and any obstacles to navigation  no matter how clear the sea appears a dangerous situation can develop  an accurate record of the boats position by using either a navigation aid or visual  a continuous plot of your boats position on a current chart Ensure that the locked autopilot heading will steer the boat clear of all obstacles Make proper allowance for tidal set  the autopilot cannotEven when your autopilot is locked onto the desired track using a navigation aid always maintain a log and make regular positional plots Navigation signals can produce significant errors under some circumstances and the autopilot will not be able to detect these errorsEMC ConformanceAll Raymarine equipment and accessories are designed to the best industry standards for use in the recreational marine environment Their design and manufacture conforms to the appropriate  Compatibility EMCstandards but correct installation is required to ensure that performance is not  X5R Drive Operating GuidePressure  any Raymarine product to high pressure washing may cause subsequent water intrusion and failure of the product Raymarine will not warranty product subjected to high pressure washingProduct documentsThis document is part of a series of books associated with the SmartPilot X5  can be downloaded             To the best of our knowledge the information in the product documents was correct when they went to press However Raymarine cannot accept liability for any inaccuracies or omissions in product documents In addition our policy of continuous product improvement may change specifications without notice Therefore Raymarine cannot accept liability for any differences between the product and the accompanying documents Product disposalWaste Electrical and Electronic WEEEctiveThe WEEE Directive requires the recycling of waste electrical and electronic  the WEEE Directive does not apply to some of Raymarines products we support its policy and ask you to be aware of how to dispose of this productThe crossed out wheelie bin symbol illustrated above and found on our products signifies that this product should not be disposed of in general waste or landfillPlease contact your local dealer national distributor or Raymarine Technical Services for information on product  register your new Raymarine product please take a few minutes to register online  SmartPilot X5R Drive Installation and Setup  SmartPilot Controller  Quick Reference  Compass Installation  1Basic  SmartPilot X5 SPX5RDrive system is intended for use as an aid to steering leisure marine craft with a fullyladen displacement up to a maximum of4400 pounds 2000kgnically steered  3500kgpower steered craft            Your SPX5R Drive system is controlled by a Raymarine ST6002 Pilot Controller supplied and operates in the following modes Standby SmartPilot off You have manual control of the boat The SmartPilot steers the boat to maintain a locked headingTrack The SmartPilot steers the boat to maintain a track between two waypoints created on a navigation aidThe SPX5R Drive system also  course keeping using AST Advanced Steering  Raymarines selfExtended systemsYou can connect the Pilot Controller to other Raymarine SeaTalk equipment so it can send and receive SeaTalk data The Pilot Controller uses Waypoint information from a SeaTalk navigation instrument to provide track Boat speed information from a SeaTalk speed instrument to optimize trackkeeping performanceYou can also use the SPX5R Drive system with SeaTalk refer to the  Manualith any navigator or instrument that transmits National Marine Electronics Association NMEA 0183 The SPX5R Drive system is also compatible with NMEA2000 data accessed via SeaTalkThe Pilot Controller can display SeaTalk and NMEA instrument data in a userdefined selection of data  X5R Drive Operating GuideFor further information on other connections to your system refer to the SmartPilot X5R Drive Installation  Setup Guide12Using the control unitSwitching on and offWhen power is applied to the Pilot Controller you can use the  button to switch it off and on as followsTo switch the Pilot controller off ensure it is in the Standby mode then hold down  for approximately 5seconds After this time a switch off count down of 4seconds occurs Keep  pressed during this period to switch off the To switch the instrument back on hold down  for approximately 1secondIf power is not applied the Pilot Controller buttons have no effectNotes1 Each time power to the Pilot Controller is switched on the controller is initially in the on condition You do not need to use to switch the controller on2When the controller is on the operation of  initiates other operating functions as described belowStartup modeThe SPX5R Drive system always powers up in Standby mode with the Pilot Controller display showing the boats current compass headingKeypad functionsThe SPX5R Drive system is controlled by button presses at the Pilot Controller Button operation is confirmed with a short beep Singlebutton and dualbutton operations are used             RRRRRRRChapter 1 Basic  informationThe Pilot Controller display screen provides the following information            If the optional Rudder Reference Transducer is fitted to an SPX5R Drive system a rudder position indicator on the display indicates the current position of the rudder as measured by the transducer The rudder position indicator can be turned on or off during display calibration see the SmartPilot X5R Drive Installation  Setup Guidefor details no units  kilometres nm  nautical miles SM  statute  X5R Drive Operating Guide13Using the SPX5R Drive system to steer your boatEmergency release pinIn the unlikely event of a steering failure remove the release pin as shown to take manual control of the vesselAfter removing the pin the drive and attached part of the torque restraint will rotate Hold the torque restraint away from the dashboard to avoid contant with any protruding  the pin after useInspect the Pin and RClip for any wear or damage prior to reuseStandby mode  steering by handAt any time you wish to take manual control of the vessel and disengage the autopilotpress the  key    WARNING  Maintain a permanent watchAutomatic course control makes it easier to steer a boat but it is NOT a substitute for good seamanship ALWAYS maintain a permanent watch by the helm  1 Basic Operation5            In Standby modeYou have manual control of the boatThe display shows STANDBY and the boats current compass headingUsing the autopilot to steer to a headingBefore engaging the autopilot ensure you can steer the boat satisfactorily by hand then steady the boat on the required headingTo engage the autopilot for automatic steeringPress the auto keyThe SPX5R Drive system will steer the boat on the chosen heading which is shown on the display This mode is also known as pointandshoot            Changing course in Auto modeIn Auto mode use 1 101 and 10 to change the locked heading in either 1 or 10 stepsUse  or  to apply changes to port and 1  10 for changes to starboard For example press three times for a 30 course change to port             X5R Drive Operating  Auto mode you can carry out an AutoTurn of 90 by pressing  10 for an AutoTurn to port or  10 for an AutoTurn to starboard Avoiding obstaclesWhen your boat is under autopilot control you can change course to avoid the obstacle then resume your previous course You can eitherManually steer away from the obstacle immediately This is especially useful when a quick course change is required eg in an emergency situationUse 1 10and 10 to change the locked heading            Steering awayThe preferred method for steering away from obstacles is1Press standby to return to Standby mode2Manually turn the wheel to steer away from the obstacle3Press  to reengage Auto modeIf you do not have time to engage Standby mode eg in an emergencyually turn the steering wheel to steer away from the obstacle whist still in Auto mode When you have passed the obstacle press standby then  to reengage Auto on the previous locked  a change of course1Use and 10 to select a change of course in the appropriate direction For example press 10three times for a 30dodge to port2When you are safely clear of the obstacle reverse the previous course change For example press 10 three times to reverse a 30dodge to portOff Course alarmIf you have been off course from the locked heading for longer than 20 seconds an alarm sounds and the Pilot Controller shows whether the deviation is to port or  1 Basic Operation7            To cancel an Off Course alarm press standby to return to manual steering If the heading recovers or if you change course the alarm clears   The default off course angle is set at 20 You can adjust this angle in Dealer Calibration see SmartPilot X5R Drive Installation  Commissioning  pilot performanceThe principal method of adjusting the performance of an SPX5R Drive system is by changing the response level This controls the relationship between the course keeping accuracy of the SPX5R Drive system and the amount of helmdrive  the response level should be the only adjustment you need to make to your SPX5R Drive system on a regular basis When you first turn on your SPX5 Drive system after installation the response will initially be set to the default level of 5 but you can change this level in User Calibration refer to your SmartPilot X5R Drive Installation  Setup Guide for detailsChanges made using user Calibration will be retained when the SPX5R Drive system is switched offYou can also make temporary adjustments to the response level to quickly match performance to changing conditions Note however that these temporary changes to response level will be lost when the system is powered off with the default value being reapplied when the system is next switched onResponse levelsAs a general rule higher response values give tighter course keeping eg for pilotage in confined and sheltered waters Lower values reduce drive activity and conserve battery powerThe SPX5R Drive system has nine levels of responseLevels 9 to 7 give the tightest course keeping and greatest rudder activity and power consumptionhis can lead to a rough passage in open waters as the SPX5R Pilot may fight the seaLevels 6 to 4 should give good course keeping with crisp well controlled turns under normal operating  3 to 1 minimize the amount of pilot activity This conserves power but may compromise shortterm coursekeeping  X5R Drive Operating  adjusting response            To make temporary adjustments to the response level as required1Press and release  and  simultaneously to display the RESPONSE screen Note  The RESPONSE screen is set as a default data page see SmartPilot X5R Drive Installation  Setup Guidealso access it by pressing and then scrolling through the 2Press  or to change the response level3Press  or wait for 5 seconds to return to the previous displayNote  You will lose temporary changes to response level when the system is powered off You can make permanent adjustments in User  lighting   the display lightingTo adjust the display and keypad lighting1Hold down for 1 second from any mode to access the LAMP screen and turn on the lights            2Press to cycle through the possible illumination settings LAMP 3brightest settingLAMP 2 LAMP 1 OFF LAMP 1 LAMP 2 LAMP 3 and so onAs you change the setting the illumination on any other SeaTalk instruments or control units will also  1 Basic Operation93The display automatically returns to the previous mode if you do not press a button for 10 secondsIf you press another mode button within 10 seconds you will select the associated mode For example selects Auto mode standbyselects Standby modeNotes1 You can also adjust the lighting level from other SeaTalk instruments or control 2When you switch off any changes you have made to the lighting level will be lostContrastTo set the display contrast level1With the autopilot in Standby mode hold down  for one second to access the LAMP screen2Hold down disp for one second again to display the CONTRAST screen 3Use  and 1to set the required contrast level from 4The display automatically returns to the previous mode if you do not press a button for 10 secondsIf you press another mode button within 10 seconds you will select the associated mode For example selects Auto mode standbyselects Standby mode16Data pagesA series of data pages on the Pilot Controller enables you toquickly monitor various information from your SPX5R Drive system To access these data pages1Press  to access the first data page2Press again to cycle the next data page then continue this process to reach the page you want3When all pages have been displayed and you press again the display returns to the current SPX5R Drive system mode screen for example AUTOWhen you first use your SPX5R Drive system four data pages are available as in the following illustration but you can configure up to fifteen data pages during Display calibration as detailed in the SPX5R Drive Installation  Commissioning  X5R Drive Operating Guide            If the required information is not available for any data page dashes are displayedMost data pages show repeated data so are for information only you cannot adjust the values on them An exception to this is the page where you can adjust the value using the 1 and 1  namesIf waypoints have been given names the Pilot Controller will display them on the Cross Track Error aring To Waypoint BTWd Distance To Waypoint a pagesWaypoint names of five characters or less are displayed together with the page name as shown by screen  belowWaypoint names of more than five characters alternate with thepage name as shown by screen belowIf a waypoint name has more than nine characters the display only shows the first nine characters            17AlarmsThe SPX5R Drive system supports the alarms listed on the following pages When an alarm occurs a beep sounds and the appropriate alarm message is  1 Basic  to alarmsUnless otherwise stated if an alarm occurs press to clear the alarm and return to hand steering If more than one alarm occurs as each alarm is cleared the next is displayed             and possible actionsLarge cross track errorOccurs if the cross track error exceeds 03 nm The alarm clears if the heading recoversMan OverBoard alarmThe SPX5R Drive system activates the Man Overboard alarm if it receives a man overboard MOB instrument on the SeaTalk system It displays the text  instead of the waypoint number on the XTE DTW and BTW data pagesIf the autopilot is in Track mode it will sound the Waypoint Advance alarm to notify you of the change in waypointNEXT WPTWaypoint advance alarmThe SPX5R Drive system activates the Waypoint Advance alarm whenever the target waypoint changes This occurs whenyou select automatic acquisition by pressing trackfrom Autoyou request waypoint advance by pressing trackfor 1second in Track mode with SeaTalk navigators onlythe boat arrives at the target waypoint and the navigator accepts the next waypointyou activate the Man Overboard MOBunction in Track modeWhen the alarm sounds the pilot continues on its current heading but disthe bearing to the next waypoint the direction the boat will turn to take up that bearingNEXT WPTResponding to a Waypoint Advance alarmTo respond to a Waypoint Advance alarmcheck that it is safe to turn onto the new track then press trackto accept the waypoint  you can cancel the alarm without accepting the waypoint advance by pressing standbyto return to hand steering or to return to Auto modeNote  Waypoint advance only operates if the SPX5R Drive system is receiving valid bearing to waypoint and waypoint number  or StbOff course alarmOccurs if the vessel has been off course from the locked heading for longer   Deviation to portStb  Deviation to starboardYou can adjust the specified alarm angle in Dealer setup see your Commissioning guide for detailsIf this happens frequently you should review autopilot performance Seepage  alarmThe SPX5R Drive system activates the Shallow alarm if it receives a shallow depth alarm via SeaTalkpress to cancel the  X5R Drive Operating  setupThe response level controls the relationship between course keeping accuracy and the amount of helmdrive activity User setup functions are accessed using a User calibration mode Information on other setup functions is given in the SmartPilot X5R Drive Installation  Setup GuideNote  You can also make temporary changes to response during normal operation as described earlier in this Chapter             Screen    to Levels 9 to 7 give the tightest course keeping and greatest rudder activity and power consumptionhis can lead to a rough passage in open waters as the SPX Wheel system may fight the seaLevels 6 to 4 should give good course keeping with crisp well controlled turns under normal operating  3 to 1 minimize the amount of pilot activity This conserves power but may compromise shortterm coursekeeping  1 Basic  response setupYou can access the User calibration mode only from Standby mode so to set the response level1Ensure the SPX5R Drive system is in Standby mode then hold down standbyfor 2 seconds The display will change to show DISPLAY CAL2Press  once The display will now show USER CAL3Press  to enter User calibrationThe Response setup page is displayed 4To access other User calibration pages press  to scroll through the calibration functions described below5Use the 1 1 10  10 buttonsto change the value of each function you want to change6When you have made all the changes you want to make hold down standby for two seconds to exit calibration mode and save  X5R Drive Operating GuideChapter 2Using Track  SPX5R Drive system provides a Track mode to enable you to automatically follow a route or trackyour chartplotter or GPSA track is a predefined path through a series of waypoints with each track leg being a straight line between 2 consecutive waypoints            In Track mode the SPX5R Drive system will make any course changes necessary to keep your boat on the required track and automatically compensate for tidal streams and  for Track modeTo operate in Track mode the SPX5R Drive system must receive route information from a suitable navigation system such asA SeaTalk compatible chartplotter or GPS unitAn NMEA 0183 or NMEA2000 compatible chartplotter or GPS unitA SeaTalk compatible  to the SmartPilot X5R Drive Installation  Commissioning Guide connection  position and headingBefore entering Track mode ensure that the boat is as close as possible to the actual track and course heading see Track keeping  Cross Track Error on page17en you enter Track mode the SPX5R Drive system will steer the boat onto the required trackTrack  X5R Drive Operating  track modeStarting with the SPX5R Drive system in Auto mode and your chartplotter or GPS set to follow a route enter track mode as follows1Press track to enter Track mode2The autopilot will sound an alarm and the display will show information regarding the next planned waypoint3Check that it is safe for the boat to turn onto the new course then press trackagainThe SPX5R Drive system will turn the boat onto the new course and the display will show the heading required to achieve the required trackNote  If the boat is more than 03 nm from the track a Large Cross Track Error warning will page 18            Leaving Track modeYou can leave Track mode at any time To do this eitherPress  to return to Auto modePress standby to take manual control of the boatAvoiding obstaclesIn Track mode you still have full control from the keypad You can change course to avoid obstacles by manually steering away from the obstacle or by using the course change buttons  When manually steering around an obstaclethe preferred method is to1Press standby to return to Standby mode2Manually turn the wheel to steer away from the  at 270Waypoint at 270Waypoint   arrival and  2 Using Track mode173Press  to reengage Auto modeIf you do not have time to engage Standby mode eg in an emergencyually turn the steering wheel to steer away from the obstacle whist still in Track mode When you have passed the obstacle press standby then  to reengage Auto on the previous locked headingOnce you are safely past the obstacle eitherReturn to your previous planned track by pressing  then responding to the NEXT WPT message by pressing track againUse your chartplotter to initiate a new route to the waypointTrack keeping  Cross Track Error Cross track error XTEdistance of the vessel from the planned track An XTE can be generated ifYou enter Track mode when positioned some distance from the planned routeYou make a manual course change to avoid an objectYou arrive at a waypoint see page 20CAUTION  When entering or returning to Track mode the heading will initially be BTW but may change slightly as the autopilot removes the XTE to achieve the defined track leg             turn toward  turn away from actualwaypoint positionCourse  X5R Drive Operating GuideBest practice track keeping demands that the vessel follows the predefined Track Leg as closely as possible This is to avoid potential collision with charted objects that may be near the defined pathThe Raymarine Track keeping algorithm ensures safe operation by correcting any XTE as quickly as possible but with a maximum convergence angle of 30 with the Track Leg It then maintains the vessel tightly on the desired track Large cross track errorIf a cross track error of greater than 03 nm occurs the SPX5R Drive system will sound a Large Cross Track Error warning and the Pilot Controller will show whether you are to the port r starboard e planned track            Tidal stream  most conditions the SPX5R Drive system will hold the selected track to within 005 nm 300 ftetter It takes account of the boats speed when computing course changes to ensure optimum performance             Waypoint 1Waypoint 2Waypoint 2Waypoint 1Tidal componentBoats speed through waterRRChapter 2 Using Track mode19Waypoint arrivalAs your vessel nears the waypoint an audible Waypoint Advance warning sounds and a next waypoint NEXT WPT screen is displayed This shows the bearing to the next waypoint                                    To steer to the next waypoint in the routeWhen the Waypoint Advance warning sounds the SPX5R Drive system suspends Track mode and maintains the current boat headingTo advance to the next waypoint1Check that it is safe to turn onto the new track2Press the track button to cancel the Waypoint Advance warning and steer the boat to the next track leg Note  If you do not press track to accept the Waypoint Advance the SPX5R Drive system will maintain the current heading and continue to sound the warningTo skip a waypoint SeaTalk chartplotters onlyIf you want to advance to the next waypoint before you have arrived at the current target waypoint you can skip the current waypoint by pressing track for 1 second The display will then show a Waypoint Advance screen for the next waypoint Check it is safe to turn then press track to turn the boat towards the next waypoint     WARNING  Ensure safe  changing course always ensure it is safe to do soAlways be aware of the relative wind angle especially when turning away from the  at 270Waypoint at 270Waypoint   arrival and  X5R Drive Operating GuideWaypoint arrival circleAs the next Waypoint warning occurs within a circle around the actual waypoint the next waypoint will probably be accepted some distance from the planned track leg This can result in a cross track error and associated course  keeping  Cross Track Error on page17 for more details            Route completionwhen you have reached the last waypoint of a route in Track mode the Pilot Controller ROUTE COMPLETE message if you are using a SeaTalk chartplotter or DATA if you are using an NMEA chartplotter You can eitherStay in Auto mode and continue on the same headingPress standby to return to manual controlNote  If waypoints are provided using an NMEA connection the controller will display NO DATA when you reach the final  arrival circleNext waypoint waypoint from waypoint RChapter    chapter provides information to enable you to identify problems interpret alarm messages maintain your SPX5R Drive system and obtain product  products are designed to provide many years of troublefree operation They are also put through comprehensive testing and quality assurance procedures before  if a problem occurs with your SPX5R Drive system use the  tables in this section to help identify the problem and provide a solution If you cannot resolve the problem yourself refer to the product support information              cause and remedyDisplay is blankNo power  check the power and SeaTalk fuses on Course Computer then check main fusecircuit breakerData page display shows stationary dashesThe Pilot Controller is not receiving necessary data from other instruments  check cablingDisplay shows rotating dashesCompass calibration in progress see SmartPilot X5R Drive Installation  Setup GuideDisplayed compass heading does not agree with the boats compassYou have not calibrated the compass Carry out the deviation and alignment procedures see SmartPilot X5R Drive Installation  Setup GuideDrive getting hotManually check that the steering system operates comfortably and that it is not being overloadedBoat turns slowly and takes a long time to come onto courseManually check that the steering system operates comfortably and that it is not being overloaded If this is OK the rudder gain may be too low Complete AutoLearn or increase gain setting see SmartPilot X5R Drive InstalBoat overshoots when turning onto a new courseRudder gain too high Complete AutoLearn or decrease SmartPilot X5R Drive Installation  The SPX5R Drive system hunts when trying to position the rudderAdjust the RUDD DAMP setting see SmartPilot X5R Drive Installation  Setup Guideone level at a time until the autopilot stops hunting Always use the lowest acceptable valueYou cannot enter Seatrial  calibration lock is on  turn off the calibration protection feature in Dealer Calibration see SmartPilot X5R Drive Installation  Setup GuideThe SPX5R Drive system will not talk to other SeaTalk  problem  make sure all the cables are connected  X5R Drive Operating GuideSPX5R Drive system alarm messagesIf a fault or failure occurs in the SPX5R Drive system an appris generatedIf this happens and unless otherwise stated press standby to clear the alarm and return to manual control before you attempt to resolve the problem If more than one alarm occurs as each alarm is cleared the next is displayedAlarm messages possible causes and remedies are detailed in the following table            Navigation information not Navigator not transmitting the correct data Ensure system cables are securely connectedThe SPX5R Drive system will not auto advance to the next waypointNo bearing to waypoint information received from the navigatorAlarm  cause and remedyCURRENT LIMITSerious drive failure  the drive is taking too much current due to shortcircuit or jamming Check the drive unit DRIVE STOPPEDThe SPX5R Drive system is unable to turn the rudder This can occur if the weather load on helm is too high or if the optionalrudder position sensor has passed beyond the preset rudder limits or rudder  check that the steering system operates comfortably and that it is not being  drive and if appropriate the rudder position sensorLOW BATTERY Supply voltage has dropped below acceptable limits standby to clear the alarm and return to hand steering start the engine to recharge the battery is working correctlyLRN FAIL codeAutoLearn not completed successfully Failure codes  AutoLearn has not been carried out default setting  AutoLearn failed usually due to manual interruption Not used  AutoLearn failed probably due to drive or compass failure  AutoLearn failed probably due to motor current limiting  AutoLearn failed probably due to boat spinningRepeat the AutoLearn procedure see SmartPilot X5R Drive Installation  Setup GuideMOT POW SWAPPEDMotor cables are connected to power terminals and power cables are connected to motor terminals at Course Computer Turn off power and swap over connections  cause and remedyChapter 3    attempting any maintenance procedure on the SPX5R Drive system ensure the boat is securely moored alongside and that power to all system components is switched offCAUTION  Avoid damage when cleaningDo NOT use solvent or abrasive cleaners on any SPX5R Drive system components Spare partsCAUTION  Do not dismantle SPX5R Drive system productsThe SPX5R Drive system does not contain any user serviceable parts other than those specified below and so should be serviced only by authorized Raymarine service technicians The only userreplacable components in the SPX5R Drive system are the Course Computer fuses and these are available from your Raymarine dealerFuse F1  15A power in fusePart number 15454Fuse F2  2A SeaTalk fusert number 15455If any other parts require servicing or replacement please contact your Raymarine authorized service agent NO DATACaused by any of the following situations the compass is not connected  the SPX5R Drive system is in Track mode and is not receiving navigation data or  the position sensor GPSis receiving a low strength signal  problem will clear when the signal improvesCheck connections to the compass and navigator NoteThe SPX5R Drive system stops adjusting the heading as soon as it loses dataNO PILOTThe Pilot Controller is not receiving data from the SPX5R Drive system computer Check connections and check the Course Computer is switched onNO RUDREF Only applicable if rudder reference option is fitted Possible fault with rudder position sensor  check connectionsRG FAILGyroPlus yaw sensor has failed Call a Raymarine service agentNO SPDNo speed dataNO COMPNo compass dataNO WINDNo wind dataSEATALK and FAILThe Pilot Controller cannot transmit data to the SeaTalk system Make sure all SeaTalk cables are connected properlyAlarm  cause and  X5R Drive Operating GuideEMC Servicing and  noise and interference may be a symptom of an EMC related problem Always report any EMCrelated problem to your nearest Raymarine dealer We use such information to improve our quality standardsTo minimize any EMC related problems and ensure the best possible performance from your Raymarine equipment follow the guidelines given in the installation   cables may be fitted with suppression ferrites These are important for correct EMC performance Any ferrite removed for maintenance purposes must be replaced in the original position once the maintenance is completeUse only ferrites of the correct type supplied by Raymarine authorized dealersPilot ControllerThe Pilot Controller is a sealed unit so user maintenance is limited to the following routine tasksEnsure all cable connectors are securely  the controller and cables for signs of wear or damage Replace any damaged   Avoid damage when cleaningDo NOT wipe the Pilot Controller display screen with a dry cloth as this could scratch the screen coatingUsing a clean damp cloth wipe the Pilot Controller Do NOT use chemical or abrasive materials to clean the controllerNote  In certain conditions condensation may appear inside the display screen This will not harm the unit and you can clear it by   inspection before commencing any passage Visually inspect the Drive installation Check autopilot operationDaily inspection after each passageAfter each trip wipe the drive unit clean with a damp cloth to remove salt or other depositsAnnual  once per year that the Drive and associated torque restraint are securely fitted and have not worked loose during usageRemove any deposits from the emergency release pin and check its operation Chapter 3    and service in line with your steering system manufacturer  any event a Raymarine approved service must be carried out every 2 years or 200 engine hours whichever occurs  X5R Drive Operating   provides a comprehensive customer support service You can contact customer support through the Raymarine website telephone and emailIf you are unable to resolve a problem please use any of these facilities to obtain additional helpWeb supportPlease visit the customer support area of our website  contains Frequently Asked Questions servicing information email access to the Raymarine Technical Support Department and details of worldwide Raymarine  and email supportIn the USATel 1 603 881 5200 extension 2444Email  the UK Europe the Middle East or Far EastTel 44 09271 4713Email             Help us to help youWhen requesting service please quote the following product  typeModel numberSerial numberSoftware issue numberTo see the software version1Hold down standby for 4 seconds iAfter 2 seconds you will see the DISPLAY CAL screeniiAfter another 2 seconds you see controller software version2Press  to display the computer software version3Press  again to display the total number of hours the SPX5R Tiller system has been used in Auto modeChapter 3    details tableFor future reference you may want to use the following table to record serial and software information for your SPX5R Drive system                                     Serial NumberSoftware VersionST6002 Pilot  ComputerHours  X5R Drive Operating   Steering Technology AST is Raymarines unique advanced steering algorithm It uses inputs from a wide variety of sensors to tune the autopilots operation to provide superior control of the boat in any  calibration feature  AutoTrim setting determines the rate at which the autopilot applies standing helm to correct for trim changes caused by varying wind load on the  Wire  to  on Raymarine products that comply with defined European Community  rudder Counter rudder is the amount of rudder the autopilot applies to try to prevent the boat from yawing off course Higher counter rudder settings result in more rudder being    powered up all electrical equipment produces  fields These can cause adjacent pieces of electrical equipment to interact with one another causing a degradation of their performance Use the EMC guidelines in this book to ensure optimum  Compatibility EMCeen equipment and minimize any unwanted  Raymarine compass supplied as part of the SPX5R Drive  Positioning SystemMOBMan  mileNMEAThe NMEA National Maritime Electronics Associationcol is an  accepted serial communication interface standard for sharing data between electronic equipment Raymarine products can share information with nonSeaTalk equipment using NMEA 0183 or NMEA2000 protocols ResponseThe autopilot response level controls the relationship between course keeping accuracy and the amount of helmdrive activity Rudder gainRudder gain is a measure of how much helm the autopilot will apply to correct course errors The higher the setting the more rudder will be appliedSeaTalk Raymarines proprietary communication system It links Raymarine products to provide a single integrated system sharing power and dataVariants are SeaTalk and  land mileVHFVery High Frequency radioXTECross track errorYawThe boats rate of turn  X5R Drive Operating  LIMITDRIVE STOPPEDLOW BATTLRN FAILMOT POW SWAPPEDNEXT WPTNO DATANO PILOTNO RUDREFNO SPDOFFCOURSERG FAILSEATALK FAIL 1 or 2SEATALKSTLK FAILAuto modeavoiding  courseOff course  obstaclesin Track modeBasic autopilot   track  limit alarmData pagesWaypoint  stopped alarmEMC  release pinFuse  fail  functionsLarge XTE AlarmLearn fail  battery alarmPilot ControllerMan Overboard alarmMOB  swapped alarmNext WPT AlarmNo data alarmNo pilot alarmNo rudder reference alarmNo speed alarmOff course   response level changesKPXYD  EiD FFRXY  Id F hadF hadRXeY SXi TXYi TXeYY FFRXY F jadF jadRXYK PXQXDDY EPXDYY  EiD  EiDK SXY SXY SXY SXY   PX X  48   digitally encoded machine readable software for producing the Typefaces licensed to you is copyrighted cc32SmartPilot X5R Drive Operating GuideRoute   1 or 2 alarmfail  modeSwitching onoffTechnical supportTidal stream  modeavoiding obstaclescross track   arrival    

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