I am installing a Raymarine
X5 wheel system on my 30ft sailboat and hooking it via NMEA 0183
with a Lowrance HDS-7 Chart plotter. Has anybody got this configuration? I'm at the point where I'm trying to get the Lowrance to talk to the Computer without much success as yet. All wiring is installed and double checked.
I stepped through the X5 dockside commissioning procedure and had to reverse the connections to the wheel drive at the Course Computer to make the rudder
go the right way - no problem. Pressing the X10 buttons on the Controller stepped the wheel drive correctly, however, after about 15 seconds the wheel drive continues to advance the wheel on its own, in short bursts, to maximum travel, increasing Rudder
Damping does not resolve this. I have not attempted the SeaTrial commissioning yet, I hope it will resolve the problem when I do.