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Les Collier

B&G Autopilot repair

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Hi Everyone, out to pick your brains again. I have a B&G autopilot and it looks like it is failing to talk to the ACP1 computer  does anyone know is the Nema link from the ACP1 unit to the display standard Nema0183, or is it different e.g. faster than 4800 baud ?

 

Any help gratefully received B&G manuals are hopeless

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The ACP1 pilot does not support NMEA0183 at all. It is designed to be used with a pre-H5000 B&G system, which is based on RS422 electricals running the B&G prioprietary Fastnet protocol.

Your question is a bit confusing because you talk about "autopilot [...] failing to talk to the ACP1", but the ACP1 is the autopilot. I expect that you're talking about a Pilot Display that is not talking to the auto pilot. Remember that the Pilot Display and Pilot are intended for use with a Hydra/Hercules instrument system. If you're using the pilot without an instrument system, you need to supply power to the Fastnet bus and also have termination resistors on the bus. If it used to work, it shouldn't be that hard to revive it. Tell us a bit more about your actual configuration and goals and we should be able to get you sorted out.

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You need some of this. The 500 ml bottle is good for about 3months.

Because both B&G and Lucas are British, the automotive is way cheaper. No marine markup. Iirc the B$G replacement smoke is about 8 times more.

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