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SmartPilot X5Sport OperatingGuide Document reference 812933 Date August Autohelm HSB RayTech Navigator Sail Pilot SeaTalk and Sportpilot are UK registered trademarks of Raymarine UK Limited Path finder and Raymarine are UK registered trademarks of Raymarine Holdings Limited 45STV 60STV AST Autoadapt Auto AutoTrim Bidata G Series HDFI LifeTag Marine Intelligence Maxiview On Board Raychart Raynav Raypilot RayTalkRaystar ST40 ST60 Seaclutter Smart Route Tridata UniControl Hybridtouch and Waypoint Navigation are trademarks of Rayma rine UK Limited All other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners Copyright 2009 Raymarine UK Ltd All rights reserved Information iii Safety notices iii EMC Conformance iii Pressure washing iv Product documents iv Product disposal iv Waste Electrical and Electronic WEEE Directive iv Warranty vChapter 1Basic Operation 1 11 Introduction 1 Extended systems 1 12 Using the control unit 2 Switching on and off 2 Startup mode 2 Keypad functions 2 Displayed information 3 13 Using the SPX5 Sport system to steer your boat 4 Emergency release pin 4 Replacing the pin after use 4 Standby mode steering by hand 4 Using the autopilot to steer to a heading 5 Changing course in Auto mode 5 AutoTurn 5 Avoiding obstacles 5 Steering away 6 Selecting a change of course 6 Off Course alarm 6 14 Adjusting pilot performance 7 Response levels 7 Temporarily adjusting response 7 15 Display lighting contrast 8 Adjusting the display lighting 8 Contrast 8 16 Data pages 9 Waypoint names 9 17 Alarms 10 Responding to alarms 10 18 Response setup 11 Accessing response setup 12Chapter 2Using Track mode 13 21 Overview 13 Requirements for Track mode 13 Starting position and heading 13 22 Procedures 14 Entering track mode 14 Leaving Track mode 14 Avoiding obstacles 14 Track keeping Cross Track Error 15ii SmartPilot X5 Sport installation Setup Guide Large cross track error 16 Tidal stream compensation 16 Waypoint arrival 17 To steer to the next waypoint in the route 17 To skip a waypoint SeaTalk chartplotters only 17 Waypoint arrival circle 18 Route completion 18Chapter Maintenance 19 31 19 SPX5 Sport system alarm messages 20 32 Maintenance 21 Important 21 Spare parts 21 EMC Servicing and maintenance 22 Suppression ferrites 22 Pilot Controller 22 Sport drive 22 Routine maintenance 22 33 Product support 23 World wide web 23 Telephone help line 23 Help us to help you 24 Product details table 24Glossary 25Index 27 iiiImportant notices WARNING Navigation aid Although 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 develop CAUTION Calibration When 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 SPX5 Sport Installation Setup Guide must be completed before this product is used Your Raymarine SPX5 Sport 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 rules Ensure that someone is present at the helm AT ALL TIMES to take manual control in an emergency Make sure that all members of crew know how to disengage the autopilot Regularly check for other boats and any obstacles to navigation no matter how clear the sea appears a dangerous situation can develop rapidly Maintain an accurate record of the boats position by using either a navigation aid or visual bearings Maintain 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 cannot Even 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 Conformance All 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 EMC standards but correct installation is required to ensure that performance is not compromisediv SmartPilot X5 Sport Operating GuidePressure washing Subjecting 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 documents This document is part of a series of books associated with the SmartPilot X5 series Documents can be downloaded from Part Title number SmartPilot X5 Sport Operating Guide this document 81293 SmartPilot X5 Sport Installation and Setup Guide 87076 ST6002 Controller Installation sheet 87058 ST6002 SmartPilot Controller Sport Quick Reference Guide 86129 Fluxgate Compass Installation sheet 87011 Warranty Booklet 80017 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 disposal Waste Electrical and Electronic WEEE Directive The WEEE Directive requires the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment Whilst 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 product The 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 landfill Please contact your local dealer national distributor or Raymarine Technical Services for information on product Information vWarranty To register your new Raymarine product please take a few minutes to fill out the warranty card It is important that you complete the owner information and return the card to us to receive full warranty benefits You can also register online at by following the Login or create an account linkvi SmartPilot X5 Sport Operating Guide 1Chapter 1 Basic Operation11 Introduction The SmartPilot X5 SPX5 Sport system is intended for use as an aid to steering leisure marine craft with a fullyladen displacement up to a maximum of 4400 pounds 2000 kg for mechanically steered craft 7500 pounds 3500 kg for power steered craft SPX5 Sport system overview ST6002 Pilot Controller Course Computer Drive unit Fluxgate compass D107021 Your SPX5 Sport 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 Auto The SmartPilot steers the boat to maintain a locked heading Track The SmartPilot steers the boat to maintain a track between two waypoints created on a navigation aid The SPX5 Sport system also provides Enhanced course keeping using AST Advanced Steering Technology AutoLearn Raymarines selflearning calibration system Extended systems You 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 control Boat speed information from a SeaTalk speed instrument to optimize track keeping performance You can also use the SPX5 Sport system with SeaTalkng refer to the SeaTalkng Reference Manual or with any navigator or instrument that transmits National Marine Electronics Association NMEA 0183 The SPX5 Sport system is also compatible with NMEA2000 data accessed via SeaTalkng The Pilot Controller can display SeaTalk and NMEA instrument data in a userdefined selection of data pages2 SmartPilot X5 Sport Operating Guide For further information on other connections to your system refer to the SmartPilot X5 Sport Installation Setup Guide12 Using the control unit Switching on and off When power is applied to the Pilot Controller you can use the disp button to switch it off and on as follows To switch the Pilot controller off ensure it is in the Standby mode then hold down disp for approximately 5 seconds After this time a switch off count down of 4 seconds occurs Keep disp pressed during this period to switch off the instrument To switch the instrument back on hold down disp for approximately 1 second If power is not applied the Pilot Controller buttons have no effect Notes 1 Each time power to the Pilot Controller is switched on the controller is initially in the on condition You do not need to use disp to switch the controller on 2 When the SPX5 Sport system controller is on the operation of disp initiates other operating functions as described below Startup mode The SPX5 Sport system always powers up in Standby mode with the Pilot Controller display showing the boats current compass heading Keypad functions The SPX5 Sport system is controlled by button presses at the Pilot Controller Button operation is confirmed with a short beep Singlebutton and dualbutton operations are used 1 plus 10 1 plus 10 1 plus 1 Press together for 90 Press together for 90 Press for AutoTurn to port AutoTurn to starboard Response level disp track Press to display data pages Press for Track mode from Press for 1 second for lamp Auto if a navigator is adjust connected Press for 3 seconds for Press to accept waypoint contrast adjust advance Press for 9 seconds Press for 1 second to skip in Standby mode for waypoint power down When powered down press for 1 second to power up Course change keys standby Port 1 Starboard 1 auto Press for Standby mode Port 10 Starboard 10 Press for Auto mode Press for 2 seconds to enter Calibration mode D106901Chapter 1 Basic Operation 3 Displayed information The Pilot Controller display screen provides the following information Variable text region up to 9 Port and Starboard indicators nm SM MAG TRUE Heading indicators Distance units Rudder position indicator Displayed only if no units kilometres the optional rudder reference transducer is nm nautical miles fitted to the autopilot system Otherwise SM statute miles this area is blank D109101 If the optional Rudder Reference Transducer is fitted to an SPX5 Sport 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 SmartPilotX5 Sport Installation Setup Guide for details4 SmartPilot X5 Sport Operating Guide13 Using the SPX5 Sport system to steer your boat WARNING Maintain a permanent watch Automatic 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 Emergency release pin In the unlikely event of a steering failure remove the release pin as shown to take manual control of the vessel After 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 objects Replacing the pin after use Inspect the Pin and RClip for any wear or damage prior to reuse Standby mode steering by hand At any time you wish to take manual control of the vessel and disengage the autopilot press the standby key TRUE D105241Chapter 1 Basic Operation 5 In Standby mode You have manual control of the boat The display shows STANDBY and the boats current compass heading Using the autopilot to steer to a heading Before engaging the autopilot ensure you can steer the boat satisfactorily by hand then steady the boat on the required heading To engage the autopilot for automatic steering Press the auto key The SPX5 Sport system will steer the boat on the chosen heading which is shown on the display This mode is also known as pointandshoot TRUE D35606 Changing course in Auto mode In Auto mode use 1 10 1 and 10 to change the locked heading in either 1 or 10 stepsUse 1 or 10 to apply changes to port and 1 or 10 for changes to starboard For example press 10 three times for a 30 course change to port Port Starboard or or D113661 AutoTurn In Auto mode you can carry out an AutoTurn of 90 by pressing 1 and 10 for an AutoTurn to port or 1 and 10 for an AutoTurn to starboard Avoiding obstacles When your boat is under autopilot control you can change course to avoid the obstacle then resume your previous course You can either Manually steer away from the obstacle immediately This is especially useful when a quick course change is required eg in an emergency situation or6 SmartPilot X5 Sport Operating Guide Use 1 10 1 and 10 to change the locked heading Obstacle Original course Dodge D106921 Steering away The preferred method for steering away from obstacles is 1 Press standby to return to Standby mode 2 Manually turn the wheel to steer away from the obstacle 3 Press auto to reengage Auto mode If you do not have time to engage Standby mode eg in an emergency manually turn the steering wheel to steer away from the obstacle whist still in Auto mode When you have passed the obstacle press standby then auto to reengage Auto on the previous locked heading Selecting a change of course 1 Use 1 10 1 and 10 to select a change of course in the appropriate direction For example press 10 three times for a 30dodge to port 2 When you are safely clear of the obstacle reverse the previous course change For example press 10 three times to reverse a 30dodge to port Off Course alarm If 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 starboard deviation to port deviation to starboard D33155 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 1 Basic Operation 7 Note The default off course angle is set at 20 You can adjust this angle in Dealer Calibration see SmartPilot X5 Sport Installation Commissioning Guide14 Adjusting pilot performance The principal method of adjusting the performance of an SPX5 Sport system is by changing the response level This controls the relationship between the course keeping accuracy of the SPX5 Sport system and the amount of helmdrive activity Changing the response level should be the only adjustment you need to make to your SPX5 Sport system on a regular basis When you first turn on your SPX5 Sport 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 X5 Sport Installation Setup Guide for details Changes made using user Calibration will be retained when the SPX5 Sport system is switched off You 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 on Response levels As 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 power The SPX5 Sport system has nine levels of response Levels 9 to 7 give the tightest course keeping and greatest rudder activity and power consumption This can lead to a rough passage in open waters as the SPX5 Pilot may fight the sea Levels 6 to 4 should give good course keeping with crisp well controlled turns under normal operating conditions Levels 3 to 1 minimize the amount of pilot activity This conserves power but may compromise shortterm coursekeeping accuracy Temporarily adjusting response Decrease Increase response response D1052718 SmartPilot X5 Sport Operating Guide To make temporary adjustments to the response level as required 1 Press and release 1 and 1 simultaneously to display the RESPONSE screen Note The RESPONSE screen is set as a default data page see SmartPilot X5 Sport Installa tion Setup Guide so you can also access it by pressing disp and then scrolling through the data pages 2 Press 1 or 1 to change the response level 3 Press disp or wait for 5 seconds to return to the previous display Note You will lose temporary changes to response level when the system is powered off You can make permanent adjustments in User Calibration15 Display lighting contrast Adjusting the display lighting To adjust the display and keypad lighting 1 Hold down disp for 1 second from any mode to access the LAMP screen and turn on the lights 1 second D105281 2 Press disp to cycle through the possible illumination settings LAMP 3 the brightest setting LAMP 2 LAMP 1 OFF LAMP 1 LAMP 2 LAMP 3 and so on As you change the setting the illumination on any other SeaTalk instruments or control units will also change 3 The display automatically returns to the previous mode if you do not press a button for 10 seconds If you press another mode button within 10 seconds you will select the associated mode For example auto selects Auto mode standby selects Standby mode Notes 1 You can also adjust the lighting level from other SeaTalk instruments or control units 2 When you switch off any changes you have made to the lighting level will be lost Contrast To set the display contrast level 1 With the autopilot in Standby mode hold down disp for one second to access the LAMP screen 2 Hold down disp for one second again to display the CONTRAST screen 3 Use 1 and 1 to set the required contrast level from 1 to 15Chapter 1 Basic Operation 9 4 The display automatically returns to the previous mode if you do not press a button for 10 seconds If you press another mode button within 10 seconds you will select the associated mode For example auto selects Auto mode standby selects Standby mode16 Data pages A series of data pages on the Pilot Controller enables you to quickly monitor various information from your SPX5 Sport system To access these data pages 1 Press disp to access the first data page 2 Press disp again to cycle the next data page then continue this process to reach the page you want 3 When all pages have been displayed and you press disp again the display returns to the current SPX5 Sport system mode screen for example AUTO When you first use your SPX5 Sport 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 SPX5 Sport Installation Commissioning Guide Default data pages Data page 4 Data page 1 Autopilot mode Press for 1 sec to return to previous Data page 3 data page Data page 2 D105331 If the required information is not available for any data page dashes are displayed Most data pages show repeated data so are for information only you cannot adjust the values on them An exception to this is the RESPONSE page where you can adjust the value using the 1 and 1 buttons Waypoint names If waypoints have been given names the Pilot Controller will display them on the Cross Track Error XTE Bearing To Waypoint BTW and Distance To Waypoint DTW data pages Waypoint names of five characters or less are displayed together with the page name as shown by screen A below10 SmartPilot X5 Sport Operating Guide Waypoint names of more than five characters alternate with the page name as shown by screen B below If a waypoint name has more than nine characters the display only shows the first nine characters TRUE TRUE TRUE A B D10535117 Alarms The SPX5 Sport system supports the alarms listed on the following pages When an alarm occurs a beep sounds and the appropriate alarm message is displayed Responding to alarms Unless otherwise stated if an alarm occurs press standby to clear the alarm and return to hand steering If more than one alarm occurs as each alarm is cleared the next is displayed Message Description and possible actions LARGE XTE Large cross track error Occurs if the cross track error exceeds 03 nm The alarm clears if the head ing recovers MOB Man OverBoard alarm The SPX5 Sport system activates the Man Overboard alarm if it receives a man overboard MOB message from another instrument on the SeaTalk system It displays the text MOB instead of the waypoint number on the XTE DTW and BTW data pages If the autopilot is in Track mode it will sound the Waypoint Advance alarm to notify you of the change in waypoint NEXT WPT Waypoint advance alarm The SPX5 Sport system activates the Waypoint Advance alarm whenever the target waypoint changes This occurs when you select automatic acquisition by pressing track from Auto you request waypoint advance by pressing track for 1 second in Track mode with SeaTalk navigators only the boat arrives at the target waypoint and the navigator accepts the next waypoint you activate the Man Overboard MOB function in Track mode When the alarm sounds the pilot continues on its current heading but dis plays the bearing to the next waypoint the direction the boat will turn to take up that bearingChapter 1 Basic Operation 11 Message Description and possible actions NEXT WPT Responding to a Waypoint Advance alarm continued To respond to a Waypoint Advance alarm check that it is safe to turn onto the new track then press track to accept the waypoint advance alternatively you can cancel the alarm without accepting the waypoint advance by pressing standby to return to hand steering or auto to return to Auto mode Note Waypoint advance only operates if the SPX5 Sport system isreceiv ing valid bearing to waypoint and waypoint number information OFFCOURSE Off course alarm PT or Stb Occurs if the vessel has been off course from the locked heading for longer than 20 seconds PT Deviation to port Stb Deviation to starboard You can adjust the specified alarm angle in Dealer setup see your Com missioning guide for details If this happens frequently you should review autopilot performance Seepage 7 SHALLOW Shallow alarm The SPX5 Sport system activates the Shallow alarm if it receives a shallow depth alarm via SeaTalk press standby or disp to cancel the alarm18 Response setup The 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 X5 Sport Installation Setup Guide Note You can also make temporary changes to response during normal operation as de scribed earlier in this Chapter Screen Text Options RESPONSE Range 1 to 9 Levels 9 to 7 give the tightest course keeping and greatest rudder activity and power consumption This can lead to a rough passage in open waters as the SPX5 Wheel system may fight the sea Levels 6 to 4 should give good course keeping with crisp well controlled turns under normal operating conditions Levels 3 to 1 minimize the amount of pilot activity This conserves power but may compromise shortterm coursekeeping accuracy12 SmartPilot X5 Sport Operating Guide Accessing response setup You can access the User calibration mode only from Standby mode so to set the response level 1 Ensure the SPX5 Sport system is in Standby mode then hold down standby for 2 seconds The display will change to show DISPLAY CAL 2 Press disp once The display will now show USER CAL 3 Press auto to enter User calibration The Response setup page is displayed 4 To access other User calibration pages press disp to scroll through the calibration functions described below 5 Use the 1 1 10 and 10 buttons to change the value of each function you want to change 6 When you have made all the changes you want to make hold down standby for two seconds to exit calibration mode and save changes 13Chapter 2 Using Track mode21 Overview Your SPX5 Sport system provides a Track mode to enable you to automatically follow a route or track set on your chartplotter or GPS A track is a predefined path through a series of waypoints with each track leg being a straight line between 2 consecutive waypoints Waypoint Track leg D109151 In Track mode the SPX5 Sport system will make any course changes necessary to keep your boat on the required track and automatically compensate for tidal streams and leeway Requirements for Track mode To operate in Track mode the SPX5 Sport system must receive route information from a suitable navigation system such as A SeaTalk compatible chartplotter or GPS unit An NMEA 0183 or NMEA2000 compatible chartplotter or GPS unit A SeaTalkng compatible chartplotter Refer to the SmartPilot X5 Sport Installation Commissioning Guide for connection details Starting position and heading Before 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 page 15 When you enter Track mode the SPX5 Sport system will steer the boat onto the required track14 SmartPilot X5 Sport Operating Guide22 Procedures Entering track mode Starting with the SPX5 Sport system in Auto mode and your chartplotter or GPS set to follow a route enter track mode as follows 1 Press track to enter Track mode 2 The autopilot will sound an alarm and the display will show information regarding the next planned waypoint 3 Check that it is safe for the boat to turn onto the new course then press track again The SPX5 Sport system will turn the boat onto the new course and the display will show the heading required to achieve the required track Note If the boat is more than 03 nm from the track a Large Cross Track Error warning will sound see page 16 Waypoint arrival and advance Next target New target Waypoint at 270 waypoint at 270 Target Old target Waypoint Waypoint TRUE TRUE D106931 Waypoint arrival Waypoint advance Leaving Track mode You can leave Track mode at any time To do this either Press auto to return to Auto mode or Press standby to take manual control of the boat Avoiding obstacles In 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 1 1 10 or 10 When manually steering around an obstaclethe preferred method is to 1 Press standby to return to Standby mode 2 Manually turn the wheel to steer away from the 2 Using Track mode 15 3 Press auto to reengage Auto mode If you do not have time to engage Standby mode eg in an emergency manually turn the steering wheel to steer away from the obstacle whist still in Track mode When you have passed the obstacle press standby then auto to reengage Auto on the previous locked heading Once you are safely past the obstacle either Return to your previous planned track by pressing track then responding to the NEXT WPT message by pressing track again or Use your chartplotter to initiate a new route to the waypoint Track keeping Cross Track Error Cross track error XTE is the distance of the vessel from the planned track An XTE can be generated if You enterTrack mode when positioned some distance from the planned route You make a manual course change to avoid an object You arrive at a waypoint see page 18 CAUTION 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 Course correction Example 1 Target Example 2 Target Initial turn toward waypoint Waypoint Initial turn away from actual Waypoint waypoint position Cross Cross track error track error TRUE TRUE D10909116 SmartPilot X5 Sport Operating Guide Best 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 path The 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 error If a cross track error of greater than 03 nm occurs the SPX5 Sport system will sound a Large Cross Track Error warning and the Pilot Controller will show whether you are to the port Pt or starboard Stb of the planned track Waypoint 2 Cross track error XTE more than 03 nm te rou ual Act ute d ro nne Pla D106954 Waypoint 1 Tidal stream compensation Under most conditions the SPX5 Sport system will hold the selected track to within 005 nm 300 ft or better It takes account of the boats speed when computing course changes to ensure optimum performance Waypoint 2 Tidal component Boats speed over ground Boats speed through water Waypoint 1 D106961Chapter 2 Using Track mode 17 Waypoint arrival As 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 Waypoint arrival and advance Next target New target Waypoint at 270 waypoint at 270 Target Old target Waypoint Waypoint TRUE TRUE D106931 Waypoint arrival Waypoint advance WARNING Ensure safe navigation Before changing course always ensure it is safe to do so Always be aware of the relative wind angle especially when turning away from the wind To steer to the next waypoint in the route When the Waypoint Advance warning sounds the SPX5 Sport system suspends Track mode and maintains the current boat headingTo advance to the next waypoint 1 Check that it is safe to turn onto the new track 2 Press 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 SPX5 Sport system will maintain the current heading and continue to sound the warning To skip a waypoint SeaTalk chartplotters only If 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 waypoint18 SmartPilot X5 Sport Operating Guide Waypoint arrival circle As 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 correction Refer to Track keeping Cross Track Error on page 15 for more details Next Waypoint Planned track leg Actual bearing to next waypoint from waypoint acceptance position Waypoint arrival circle XTE Next waypoint D106971 accepted here Route completion when you have reached the last waypoint of a route in Track mode the Pilot Controller displays a ROUTE COMPLETE message if you are using a SeaTalk chartplotter or NO DATA if you are using an NMEA chartplotter You can either Stay in Auto mode and continue on the same heading or Press standby to return to manual control Note If waypoints are provided using an NMEA connection the controller will display NO DATA when you reach the final waypoint 19Chapter 3 Maintenance This chapter provides information to enable you to identify problems interpret alarm messages maintain your SPX5 Sport system and obtain product support Raymarine products are designed to provide many years of troublefree operation They are also put through comprehensive testing and quality assurance procedures before shipping However if a problem occurs with your SPX5 Sport 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 information31 Symptom Possible cause and remedy Display is blank No power check the power and SeaTalk fuses on Course Computer then check main fusecircuit breaker Data page display shows sta The Pilot Controller is not receiving necessary data from tionary dashes other instruments check cabling Display shows rotating dashes Compass calibration in progress see SmartPilot X5 Sport Installation Setup Guide Displayed compass heading You have not calibrated the compass Carry out the devi does not agree with the boats ation and alignment procedures see SmartPilot X5 compass Sport Installation Setup Guide Sport Drive getting hot Manually check that the steering system operates com fortably and that it is not being overloaded Boat turns slowly and takes a Manually check that the steering system operates com long time to come onto course fortably 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 X5 Sport Installa tion Setup Guide Boat overshoots when turning Rudder gain too high Complete AutoLearn or decrease onto a new course gain setting see SmartPilot X5 Sport Installation Setup Guide The SPX5 Sport system hunts Adjust the RUDD DAMP setting see SmartPilot X5 Sport when trying to position the rud Installation Setup Guide Increase the damping one der level at a time until the autopilot stops hunting Always use the lowest acceptable value You cannot enter Seatrial Cali Seatrial calibration lock is on turn off the calibration pro bration tection feature in Dealer Calibration see SmartPilot X5 Sport Installation Setup Guide The SPX5 Sport system will not Cabling problem make sure all the cables are con talk to other SeaTalk instru nected properly ments20 SmartPilot X5 Sport Operating Guide Symptom Possible cause and remedy Navigation information not Navigator not transmitting the correct data Ensure sys received tem cables are securely connected The SPX5 Sport system will not No bearing to waypoint information received from the auto advance to the next way navigator point SPX5 Sport system alarm messages If a fault or failure occurs in the SPX5 Sport system an appropriate alarm message is generated If 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 displayed Alarm messages possible causes and remedies are detailed in the following table Alarm message Possible cause and remedy CURRENT LIMIT Serious drive failure the drive is taking too much current due to shortcircuit or jamming Check the drive unit DRIVE STOPPED The SPX5 Sport system is unable to turn the rudder This can occur if the weather load on helm is too high or if the optional rudder posi tion sensor has passed beyond the preset rudder limits or rudder end stops Manually check that the steering system operates comfortably and that it is not being overloaded Check drive and if appropriate the rudder position sensor LOW BATTERY Supply voltage has dropped below acceptable limits press standby to clear the alarm and return to hand steering start the engine to recharge the battery ensure the charging system is working correctly LRN FAIL code AutoLearn not completed successfully Failure codes 1 AutoLearn has not been carried out default setting 2 AutoLearn failed usually due to manual interruption 3 Not used 4 AutoLearn failed probably due to drive or compass failure 5 AutoLearn failed probably due to motor current limiting 6 AutoLearn failed probably due to boat spinning Repeat the AutoLearn procedure see SmartPilot X5 Sport Installa tion Setup Guide MOT POW Motor cables are connected to power terminals and power cables SWAPPED are connected to motor terminals at Course Computer Turn off power and swap over 3 Maintenance 21 Alarm message Possible cause and remedy NO DATA Caused by any of the following situations the compass is not connected the SPX5 Sport system is in Track mode and is not receiving navigation data or the position sensor GPS is receiving a low strength signal prob lem will clear when the signal improves Check connections to the compass and navigator Note The SPX5 Sport system stops adjusting the heading as soon as it loses data NO PILOT The Pilot Controller is not receiving data from the SPX5 Sport system computer Check connections and check the Course Computer is switched on NO RUDREF Only applicable if rudder reference option is fitted Possible fault with rudder position sensor check connections RG FAIL GyroPlus yaw sensor has failed Call a Raymarine service agent NO SPD No speed data NO COMP No compass data NO WIND No wind data SEATALK and FAIL The Pilot Controller cannot transmit data to the SeaTalk system Make sure all SeaTalk cables are connected properly32 Maintenance Important Before attempting any maintenance procedure on the SPX5 Sport system ensure the boat is securely moored alongside and that power to all system components is switched off CAUTION Avoid damage when cleaning Do NOT use solvent or abrasive cleaners on any SPX5 Sport system components Spare parts CAUTION Do not dismantle SPX5 Sport system products The SPX5 Sport 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 SPX5 Sport system are the Course Computer fuses and these are available from your Raymarine dealer Fuse F1 15 A power in fuse Part number 15454 Fuse F2 2 A SeaTalk fuse Part number 15455 If any other parts require servicing or replacement please contact your Raymarine authorized service agent22 SmartPilot X5 Sport Operating Guide EMC Servicing and maintenance Undue 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 standards To minimize any EMC related problems and ensure the best possible performance from your Raymarine equipment follow the guidelines given in the installation instructions Suppression ferrites Raymarine 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 complete Use only ferrites of the correct type supplied by Raymarine authorized dealers Pilot Controller The Pilot Controller is a sealed unit so user maintenance is limited to the following routine tasks Ensure all cable connectors are securely connected Examine the controller and cables for signs of wear or damage Replace any damaged components CAUTION Avoid damage when cleaning Do NOT wipe the Pilot Controller display screen with a dry cloth as this could scratch the screen coating Using a clean damp cloth wipe the Pilot Controller Do NOT use chemical or abrasive materials to clean the controller Note In certain conditions condensation may appear inside the display screen This will not harm the unit and you can clear it by switching on the illumination for a short time Sport drive Routine maintenance Daily inspection before commencing any passage Visually inspect the sport drive installation Check autopilot operation Daily inspection after each passage After each trip wipe the drive unit clean with a damp cloth to remove salt or other deposits Annual inspection Check once per year that the SportDrive and associated torque restraint are securely fitted and have not worked loose during usage Remove any deposits from the emergency release pin and check its 3 Maintenance 23 Service interval Inspect and service in line with your steering system manufacturer In any event a Raymarine approved service must be carried out every 2 years or 200 engine hours whichever occurs soonest24 SmartPilot X5 Sport Operating Guide33 Product support Raymarine provides a comprehensive customer support service on the world wide web and by telephone help line Please use either of these facilities if you are unable to rectify a problem World wide web Please visit the Customer Support area of our web site at As well as providing a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions section and servicing information the web site gives email access to the Raymarine Technical Support Department and a details of the locations of Raymarine agents worldwide Telephone help line If you do not have access to the world wide web please call our help line In the USA call 1 603 881 5200 extension 2444 In the UK Europe the Middle East or the Far East call 44 0 23 9271 4713 voice 44 0 23 9266 1228 fax Software information TRUE 4 seconds Control unit 1 second software version 1 second Time autopilot Course computer used in Auto software version 1 second D105341Chapter 3 Maintenance 25 Help us to help you When requesting service please quote the following product information Equipment type Model number Serial number Software issue number To see the software version 1 Hold down standby for 4 seconds i After 2 seconds you will see the DISPLAY CAL screen ii After another 2 seconds you see controller software version 2 Press disp to display the computer software version 3 Press disp again to display the total number of hours the SPX5 Tiller system has been used in Auto mode Product details table For future reference you may want to use the following table to record serial and software information for your SPX5 Sport system Serial Number Software Version SPX5 Sport Pilot Controller SPX5 Sport Course Computer Hours Used hours26 SmartPilot X5 Sport Operating Guide 25GlossaryTerm Meaningac Alternating currentAST Advanced 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 Selflearning calibration feature The AutoTrim setting determines the rate at which the autopilot applies standing helm to correct for trim changes caused by varying wind load on the boatAWG American Wire GaugeBTW Bearing to waypointCE Marked 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 rud der being applieddc Direct currentEMC When powered up all electrical equipment produces These can cause adjacent pieces of electrical equipment to interact with another causing a degradation of their performance Use the EMC guidelines in this book to ensure optimum Compatibility EMC between equipment and minimize any unwanted Standard Raymarine compass supplied as part of the SPX5 Sport systemGPS Global Positioning SystemMOB Man overboardNM Nautical mileNMEA The NMEA National Maritime Electronics Association protocol is an interna tionally accepted serial communication interface standard for sharing data between electronic equipment Raymarine products can share information with nonSeaTalk equipment using NMEA 0183 or NMEA2000 The autopilot response level controls the relationship between course keeping accuracy and the amount of helmdrive activityRudder gain Rudder 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 data Variants are SeaTalk2 and SeatalkngSM Statute land mileVHF Very High Frequency radioXTE Cross track errorYaw The boats rate of turn sec26 SmartPilot X5 Sport Operating Guide 27IndexAAlarms 10 20 E CURRENT LIMIT 20 EMC information iii 22 DRIVE STOPPED 20 Emergency release pin 4 LARGE XTE 10 Engaging autopilot 5 LOW BATT 20 F LRN FAIL 20 Fuse replacement 21 MOB 10 MOT POW SWAPPED 20 G NEXT WPT 11 Glossary 25 NO DATA 21 GyroPlus fail alarm 21 NO PILOT 21 H NO RUDREF 21 Help lines 23 NO SPD 21 OFFCOURSE 6 11 I RG FAIL 21 Illumination 8 SEATALK FAIL 1 or 2 21 K SEATALKSTLK FAIL 21 Keypad SHALLOW 11 lighting 8Auto mode Keypad functions 2 avoiding obstacles 5 changing course 5 L Off course alarm 6 Large XTE Alarm 10Autopilot Learn fail alarm 20 disengaging 4 Lighting 8AutoTurn 5 Low battery alarm 20Avoiding obstacles 5 M in Track mode 14 Maintenance 21B Pilot Controller 22Basic autopilot control 5 Sport Drive 22 Man Overboard alarm 10C MOB Alarm 10Contrast 8 MotorPower swapped alarm 20Course changes 5 AutoTurn 5 NCross track error 15 Next WPT Alarm 11 large 16 No data alarm 21 LARGE XTE warning 10 No pilot alarm 21Current limit alarm 20 No rudder reference alarm 21 No speed alarm 21DData pages 9 O Waypoint names 9 Off course Alarm 11Display P contrast 8 Performance adjustment 7 lighting 8 temporary response level changes 7Drive stopped alarm 20 Product disposal iv28 SmartPilot X5 Sport Operating GuideProduct support 23RResponse level 11Route completed 18SSafety notices iiiSeaTalk fail 1 or 2 alarm 21 fail alarm 21Service 23Setup Response level 11Shallow Alarm 11Standby mode 4Switching onoff 2TTechnical support 23Tidal stream compensation 16Track mode avoiding obstacles 14 cross track error 15 entering 14 leaving 14 requirements 13 route completed 18 starting 13 waypoint arrival 17 waypoint arrival circle 19WWaypoint advance 17 arrival 17 arrival circle 18 skip 17
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