Back on the boat
. It's been 3 years on the hard
. Found out that the smart controller is not responding. Screen
stays blank, connected or not, pressing the power button or not.
Before spending 60$ on a replacement battery
(!!) I'd like to know if there is a way to diagnose the problem
. The fact that the unit doesn't activate when connected to 12V suggests that it may not be a problem with the battery
Our Raymarine electronics
run on seatalkNG. Our chart plotter is the diminutive A50. We used the smart controller as a mobile display, to keep an eye on vital data when on passage
. A smartphone might be better. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be an easy solution. From what I read, we could install a multiplexer and a wifi
access point... Or change our chart plotter for a more recent model... Or replace the smart controller. All three options cost several hundred dollars. Am I missing something?