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Old 18-03-2019, 06:37   #1
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Drive Not Connected

Is the error message on my Raymarine auto helm.

Any ideas on what’s wrong?

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Re: Drive Not Connected

Either no power to the drive or the connection was lost. Start with a volt meter, then start tracing wires/NMEA/Seatalk cables.
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Thanks Office,
Dave at Ray’s tells me that the SPX 30 puts out both 6 and 12 volts but can’t tell me when or why.
In Marsh Harbor, after this rain clears I will be messing around on my sugar scoop with a couple of wires and a battery.

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Thanks Office,
Dave at Ray’s tells me that the SPX 30 puts out both 6 and 12 volts but can’t tell me when or why.
In Marsh Harbor, after this rain clears I will be messing around on my sugar scoop with a couple of wires and a battery.

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You have 4 wires going to the drive. 2 for the clutch and 2 for the drive unit. They 12 volts (unless you have a 24 volt system setup). Check the connections on these wires.
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I only have two. The polarity switches to extend or retract. Old school.
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I only have two. The polarity switches to extend or retract. Old school.
Well then check those
What drive unit is this that doesn't have a clutch?
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