My new N2K network is now more or less fully operational. Just waiting for the other Zeus to be delivered so I can do the binnacle, but I've got the cable pulled to the scuttle and 3 Tritons installed and working there, and have all the engine
installed and connected. Hurrah!
One problem I've had, however, is that the Zeus at my nav table won't connect to the network except through a Simnet joiner. You are supposed to connect it directly using a Simnet-to-N2K pigtail, according to the instructions, but it doesn't work that way.
The other problem I've had is that I have been unable to commission the autopilot
. I get through the rudder
feedback calibration ok, but when I try to perform the rudder
test, I get an error "AP clutch
says this means that the clutch
(actually, a bypass valve) is drawing more than 3.3 amps or is shorted. But I measured the current
draw -- only 2 amps -- and not shorted -- voltage normal.
tech support tell me, despite what the documentation
says, this means the AC42N computer can't handle the current
of the Raymarine
bypass valve (I have a Raymarine
Type III reversing hydraulic pump and large hydraulic ram mounted to the quadrant, which is supposed to be compatible with the Simrad
pilot computer). They have instructed me to install a relay.
Well, that's annoying. The pilot computer was supposed to be compatible, and there is no obvious violation of the specs. It's not so hard to wire up a relay but still annoying.
Anyone else experience this problem?