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[CA11] RS150 STNG connection failure
06-04-18, 04:52 PM (This post was last modified: 06-06-18 10:32 AM by Chuck - Raymarine - Moderator.)
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[CA11] RS150 STNG connection failure
Having trouble with a RS150 on the STNG 5 way connector under cockpit. Two red blinks every four or five seconds. Documentation suggests network issue. I thought it was the cable, so got another, but still no connection (two red lines in attachment, original cable inside radar mounting pole, second direct run as boat is hauled, mast unstepped). Then tried new cable to an open port on 5-way at Nav Station and it worked (green line, shows up as GPS source on Axioms) . Then tried old cable to 5-way in pedestal pod and it worked again (green line, left), then connected P70 to 5-way under cockpit expecting connection to fail and to confirm that there was something wrong with the 5-way under the cockpit, BUT it worked (crossed green lines, left).

Will be trying a new 5-way, but doubt that will solve the issue. Anyone see any issues with this configuration?

Tried re-configuring slightly today with the RS150 connected to a T or a five-way connector near the middle of the backbone. It is not seen by the Axioms on the either end of the backbone, but is seen when connected to a five-way connector or st1-stng converter port (yes white, NOT yellow) at the end of the backbone.
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06-06-18, 10:32 AM (This post was last modified: 06-06-18 10:32 AM by Chuck - Raymarine - Moderator.)
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RE: [CA11] RS150 STNG connection failure
Welcome to the Raymarine Forum Edward,

Please attach a diagram of your system's SeaTalkng / NMEA 2000 network, listing the make/mode each device which has been connected as a spur to the SeaTalkng / NMEA 2000 as well those which have been interfaced to the yellow socket of the SeaTalk to SeaTalkng Converter. Please additionally specify how your backbone has been powered and where its power insertion spur is located (i.e. need to know which devices are installed on each side of the power insertion spur). If the system features an autopilot ACU or course computer, please be certain to specify its make/model.
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06-12-18, 10:42 PM (This post was last modified: 06-13-18 08:49 AM by Chuck - Raymarine - Moderator.)
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RE: [CA11] RS150 STNG connection failure
Chuck

Here is the diagram; issue is with network connection for the RS150; the master Axiom is in the cockpit and can see only the GPS in itself and the second Axiom; the P70 control head can see the Vesper AIS GPS as well.

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06-13-18, 09:18 AM (This post was last modified: 06-13-18 09:19 AM by Chuck - Raymarine - Moderator.)
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RE: [CA11] RS150 STNG connection failure
Ed,

General comments:
- Only the system's Data Master MFD will be able monitor and detect devices which have been interfaced to the system's SeaTalkng / NMEA 2000 backbone.
- The diagram does not show that Termination Plugs have been installed within the backbone's two end sockets ... please verify that this is so and respond accordingly.
- While the SeaTalk to SeaTalkng Converter has been designed and tested for use with ST50+ instruments, it is not supported for use with ST50 instruments ... please verify whether the instruments shown within your diagram are ST50 or are ST50+ instruments. Should the instruments be determined to be ST50 instruments, then it is recommended that they be unplugged from the system until such times the source of the problem has been identified and later after connection to the system has been determined to not cause any problems with the system.

It is recommended that the circuits supplying power to the system be switched OFF, that the third party AIS transceiver be unplugged from the system, and that the circuits supplying power to the system be switched ON. The software levels within all Raymarine products and networking components should then be updated with the latest available software via the Data Master MFD. After doing so, the Data Sources feature of the Data Master MFD should then be exercised to manually designate that the Raystar 150 GPS Sensor will be the system's data source for GPS data and date/time data. The vessel should then be connected to shore power and its batteries permitted to attain full charge. Afterwards and while still connected to shore power, the system should then be tested. Should the problem persist, then please respond accordingly. Should the problem abate, then the third party AIS transceiver should be connected to the system once again and the system should then be tested. Should adding the third party AIS transceiver to the system again cause the reported problem then it would be recommended the third party AIS receiver/transceiver be disconnected from the system, its manufacturer contacted to determine whether any software updates are available, and if so, that the third party AIS receiver/transceiver be updated with the latest available software and then re-tested with the system. Should the problem re-occur when later testing the third party AIS receiver/transceiver with the system, then the AIS transceiver should be configured to not transmit PGNs containing GPS and date/time date to the SeaTalkng / NMEA 2000 backbone.
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