Originally Posted by mikewebb
I'm happy to be part of this forum and look forward to some help here in Australia
My 30 ft Spencer came with a Silva 400 wind
direction and speed mast head
sensor which has never worked. I have recently aquired a B & G analog/digital display (that requires NMEA0183 data to enable a connection) and a Stowe/Robertson Dataline box. I have managed to download a copy of Silva manual but the specs do not tell me about protocol etc. I have emailed Silva without any luck so far.
My question is, assuming the sensor is ok,how do I know if the Silva is compatible? and if not is there a way of converting the signal to NMEA
Would appreciae any help.
Hello, I just had a problem with my Silva 400 wind transducer, placed on mast head of my Dehler boat floating at Canary Islands.
After dismounting the full assy. from the mast head and dissamble it, asked for help to Nexus Marine
who is the Silva department in charge of this part.
They say do not have any more electronic circuits spares for this unit and do not supply schematic as they are for in-house use only, ┐have yo ever heard anything more stupid?. Finally I was find out the problem in one of two photocoupler and fixed it just for cleanning it with water
This is a very clever piece for design. It supply a PWM signal where the frecuency give the wind speed and the pulse width the angle. I ignore if there is a NMEA converter for it, be lucky.