I'm trying to get an old autopilot
hooked up on our relatively new sailboat. I've finally got power back to the junction box and everything boots up fine. If I go into the dockside settings to test the rudder
from the control unit It'll either pass and show everything is fine or I get a low voltage error or just a simple fail error.
I've been through the motor
and cylinder and they work fine. I connected 12v direct to the reversing motor/pump and it runs fine. If I connect the solenoid leads then the the cylinder strokes the rudder
until the stops and then I'll reverse polarity and the rudder goes the other way. So that is working.
If I hook up a volt meter to the terminal block and watch it when I run through the rudder test I only get 1.5 to 2 volts and nothing happens.
If I check the output voltage on junction box (J300X-40) I get the same 1.5 - 2 volts.
Am I missing something here or is the junction box possibly bad.
If I go into manual mode to try to turn the rudder by adjusting the rudder angle writhing the control unit I immediately get a rudder feedback error which if assume is because the motor
isn't getting enough power.
Any help would be greatly appreciated or if you need more info I'll be happy to relay that.
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