I have a B&G / Navico
specific problem and hope that someone has experienced the same while installing his navico electronics
I just bought a set of new B&G / Navico electronics
for my boat
: two B&G Triton T41 displays, the Triton Plot Controller, NAC3 course computer, RF25 rudder
feedback, N2K sensors for speed / depth
. All correctly wired up, with backbone terminators, and both displays can see all sensors, as well as the NAC3 course computer.
According to the manuals
the display's main menu should contain the menu items [Log / Alarms / Pages / Setup / Pilot].
In my displays the last menu item "Pilot" is simply missing. No clue why! Without this menu item I can't perform the commissioning procedure required.
So whats wrong?
Here is what I tried:
All N2K devices have their unique network address, and instance numer set to 0.
The NAC3 course computer can be seen in the T41 device list.
I can see the correct rudder
angle on both the RF25 and the NAC3 data pages.
If I press the < or > buttons on the pilot controller the autopilot
enters NFU mode and moves the rudder drive pump
. I can't activate "Auto" mode, only NFU or Standby. I guess this makes sense, as the AP hasn't been commissioned so it should not steer the boat
(NFU is just power assisted manual steering).
I can see the Autopilot
page on the T41 and I can reset the NAC3 from the display, which is only available with the NAC3 connected. If I remove the Nac3 from the network this functionlity is not available.
My conclusion is that the N2K wiring
between all these components seems to be OK, just as the wiring
to the drive's hydraulic pump
I tried to reset the N2K network, auto-search available N2K devices, reset the autopilot, reset the displays to factory defaults. No change.
I removed all non-essental components from the N2K backbone leaving only the course computer, RF25 and one T41 display (tried both of them). Makes no difference.
The T41 manual gives clear directions for commissioning but on my displays that menu item "Pilot" is simply missing...
Commissioning via a B&G chartplotter
is not possible as I don't have one (the original 12" Navman chartplotter
is still perfectly fine, and a new 12" B&G is too expensive for my taste).
Of course I contacted my dealer but no response so far so I thought maybe someone in the community knows a solution.