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Old 31-12-2013, 12:12   #1
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Raymarine Linear Feedback Sensor

Does anyone know what the resistance is of the 8" stroke sensor?
I would like to build one for my EV-100 pilot
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Which model , do you mean the rudder feedback pot. , that's 5K centre wiper . I'm not aware there's a linear pot in the drive units.

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Re: Raymarine linear feedback sensor

Yes, the linear pot..there are several models, I need the 8" stroke resistance
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Yes, the linear pot..there are several models, I need the 8" stroke resistance
I'm confused , the Raymarine linear drive contains no linear pot. These drives are open loop , the feedback being provided by the external rudder reference unit. The connections are motor and clutch only.

Are you talking about the tiller pilot range . If so , if you have a model number I have access to some of the service manuals that may answer your questions. There was a fair number of these versions of tiller pilots from the Autohelm days right up to recent

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Re: Raymarine linear feedback sensor

I'm talking about the linear feedback unit, seperate from the drive or ram.
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Re: Raymarine linear feedback sensor

The one that looks like a pedal cycle tyre pump ?
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Re: Raymarine linear feedback sensor

No.
Here is a picture of a different manufacturers ram with feedback device piggybacked onto the ram:
Lecomble & Schmitt Linear Feedback NEWAVE 2
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No.
Here is a picture of a different manufacturers ram with feedback device piggybacked onto the ram:
Lecomble & Schmitt Linear Feedback NEWAVE 2
But Raymarines electric linear drive unit has no feedback linear unit. It doesn't need one. It has the separate rudder angle sensor.

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Re: Raymarine linear feedback sensor

Ok -yours is square in section, ComNav's is cylindrical like a bicycle pump. ComNav's is interchangeable with their sweep type, which is 0 to 800ohms thru 90 degrees, if I recall correctly.
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Ok -yours is square in section, ComNav's is cylindrical like a bicycle pump. ComNav's is interchangeable with their sweep type, which is 0 to 800ohms thru 90 degrees, if I recall correctly.
Ah, ok I see what you were asking. I wonder if the 800 ohm resistance is for all lengths....
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Re: Raymarine linear feedback sensor

Reading your posts a question came to me. If I have undestood correcly, new drive units don't need a circuit board to work, but the connections (12v) for motor and clutch.
My old Raymarine Autohelm 5000 has passed away, but the drive unit (linear drive Tipe I) is in good condition. Can I use it with one of the modern designs (e.g. Evolution) without modifications?

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Re: Raymarine linear feedback sensor

Yes, with the appropriate drive unit. The ACU-200 is ok for a type 1 pump.
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Re: Raymarine Linear Feedback Sensor

Thaks GWB,

The one I own is the original linear drive unit type I for Autohelm-5000. It has a circuit board inside to translate the signal from the control unit, but the circuit board doesn't work. When I plug the unit to a 12v source it runs fine. So, my question is: in the absence of the circuit board, can it works connected to an ACU-200?

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Re: Raymarine Linear Feedback Sensor

Do you mean you are just powering up the drive motor directly? If the amperage rating is within the course computers range it should work
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Re: Raymarine Linear Feedback Sensor

The drive unit that I currently have has a control board inside connected to the external control unit and two power leads connected to the control board inside the drive.
What I would like to know is whether I can use it with a new autopilot (ie ACU-200) without the circuit board inside, so the drive unit goes directly to the motor and clutch connector of the ACU-200.

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