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Old 21-06-2015, 11:32   #1
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B and G Zeus 2 GPS problems

I purchased a B and G Zeus 2 chart plotter 9 months ago and had it installed in my Catalina 320. The dealer had some difficulty integrating it with my other raymarine instruments, the biggest problem was reading depth. After a few tries it worked. Yesterday when I fired up the unit to go for a sail, depth no longer was passed on to the Zeus unit and the charts reverted to the base charts apparently stored in the unit's memory. I had purchased and installed Navionics gold charts and they disappeared with out a trace. Anyone have any thoughts as to how to proceed?
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Re: B and G Zeus 2 GPS problems

Try to reset all power to all the instruments and plotter. I find the B&G system needs a fresh re-boot every day. I am glad my life does not depend on it and plan to keep it that way.
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Old 21-06-2015, 12:44   #3
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Re: B and G Zeus 2 GPS problems

It sounds like the unit factory reset itself and needs to be reconfigured.

The Navionics Charts should be in the SSD card slot. You need to go to the chart setup and select the navionics view. For depth you need to go to source selection for depth and select the right source (0183, etc.). More info on how the raymarine instruments are connected would be helpful.
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Re: B and G Zeus 2 GPS problems

Thanks pbfein, I will download the latest update software. The B&G Zeus is getting data from Raymarine i70 connected to seatalk to STG converter via Seatalk NG backbone cable. I really don't know much about this, only what is on the invoice. The original system was all Raymarine ST4000+. I appreciate the response as Manufacturer tech support takes sunday off. Will try them again on Monday.
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Re: B and G Zeus 2 GPS problems

try pulling out the map card and put it back in. I'm pretty sure it automaticly uses the map card when it's in. I've never had to choose it. it'll pop up and say "do you want to use this map" or something when you stick it back in.
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Re: B and G Zeus 2 GPS problems

My Zeus2-12 appears to be dying. First, it stopped transmitting N2K and stopped receiving due to the transmit errors. Then it suddenly couldn't see the new 4G radar. The next day, its internal GPS failed after 2 hours of sailing. The display still comes up, but now doesn't do much that's useful.
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Re: B and G Zeus 2 GPS problems

Worst of the problems resolved ... GPS and radar functionality were restored by installing the latest software revision and doing a hard reset. The NMEA2K transmit problem remains, though.
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Re: B and G Zeus 2 GPS problems

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try pulling out the map card and put it back in. I'm pretty sure it automaticly uses the map card when it's in. I've never had to choose it. it'll pop up and say "do you want to use this map" or something when you stick it back in.
I've got a Zeus2 9 inch. When it starts up, it asks whether you want to use the charts on the chip, or resident to the unit. So you have to select it each time. That said, my chartplotter is connected to a breaker (with fuses too) that gets powered down each time. If maybe just turning the power off on the chartplotter, it might not ask to select chart location.


Oh, and if you do a reset to factory settings, make sure you have the other instruments on when you do it so that Zeus2 can see them. On my original install, I had the Seatalk instruments off, and it didn't see them, and after I turned them on it still did not see them.
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