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Autohelm tri data

Discussion in 'Boat Electronics' started by Alec, Jul 20, 2005.

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  1. Alec

    Alec Guest

    I have an autohelm tridata log and depthsounder.

    The depth function is intermittent.

    I have changed the transducer which seemed to fix the problem for a time but
    it has reoccurred.

    Any ideas?

    Alec
     
  2. Lynn Coffelt

    Lynn Coffelt Guest

    Algae, barnacles or other stuff growing on face of transducer?
    Old Chief Lynn
     
  3. Alec

    Alec Guest

    No, underside has been checked.

    I was thinking of electrical failures which have been seen before.

    Alec
     
  4. G P Berry

    G P Berry Guest

    I had same problem, in my case it turned out to be the instrument.
     
  5. Steve Thomas

    Steve Thomas Guest

    Same here, but with a ST40 Bi data instrument.
    Ramarine support suggested I re-configure it, which I tried, but to no
    avail..
    Eventually it did not work with either the speed or the depth transducer.
    The transducers work fine if I substitute a different instrument.
    By the time I got another instrument to test the transducers with, the
    original was just out of warranty.
    It works fine as a Seatalk repeater.
     
  6. I had the same problem on my ST50 tridata during my holiday last week.
    I opened the device and noticed it was very wet inside.
    Just clean the PCB, put it together and try again.

    Niels
     
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