Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 22-07-2018, 12:06   #1
Registered User
 
travis_farmer's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Farmington, Maine, USA
Boat: 73 Cruisers Inc Marlin 23
Posts: 62
Ratheon R10X radar - no responce to power

ok, i bought the radar (with the radar dome) for $100, so i am not out much money, but still, it is a lot of money. it is lacking a power cord, and the power connector has ( ) wires soldered to it. i am somewhat adept at electronics, so i have at my disposal a DMM, oscilloscope with 1X and 10X probes (200Mhz i think), and a digital logic analyzer. i have not worked on a radar before, so i am hesitant to dive into it yet. perhaps i don't need to yet.


anyway, the dome cord was cut and spliced, so that could be suspect. but i connected it all up (dome -> display, and 12V -> scary power wires). it draws some power, but nothing turns on, or even lights up. i have checked the fuses, and both are ( ) wrapped in tin foil (will change for real fuses as soon as i buy some). so, albeit scary, the radar is getting power. i have a PDF manual from Raymarine, though the scan quality is poor, so the schematics are hard to read.


any idea how i can proceed in getting this scary radar to work? i hate to think i wasted $100, and have to spend much, much more to buy a new radar.


thanks in advance for any help.


~Travis
__________________
1973 Cruisers Inc Marlin 23
travis_farmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-07-2018, 15:51   #2
Registered User
 
travis_farmer's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Farmington, Maine, USA
Boat: 73 Cruisers Inc Marlin 23
Posts: 62
Re: Ratheon R10X radar - no responce to power

after much studying of the poor schematics in the manual, i am leaning toward the reverse voltage protection diode. will check that when i get a chance.


~Travis
__________________
1973 Cruisers Inc Marlin 23
travis_farmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-07-2018, 12:35   #3
Registered User
 
travis_farmer's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Farmington, Maine, USA
Boat: 73 Cruisers Inc Marlin 23
Posts: 62
Re: Ratheon R10X radar - no responce to power

i pulled the power supply board out of the display, and found an obvious burnt circuit trace on the board. so i cleaned it up, and bridged the burnt spot with solder, and re-assembled. i added power, and pressed the standby button, and was delighted with a beep, and the warm-up countdown.


i haven't tested the dome yet, but i suspect i will want to do that outside. something about RF radiation.


I suspect i will have to eventually add a radar mount to my little boat, at some point in the future.



~Travis
__________________
1973 Cruisers Inc Marlin 23
travis_farmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
radar

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Antique Ratheon R40 Radar NEMA Connection sailor1924 Marine Electronics 1 18-04-2016 17:35
For Sale: Ratheon st7000+ controller Eddie Classifieds Archive 1 06-02-2016 22:23
For Sale: Raytheon R10X Radar Display $150.00 ntscout Classifieds Archive 0 02-03-2015 09:46
For Sale: Pactor IIe Modem and Raytheon/Raymarine R10x Radar Cape Charters Classifieds Archive 5 01-12-2013 11:06
raymarine r10x radar problem bobelon Marine Electronics 19 18-03-2009 11:03



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:33.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.