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just got all new B&G electronics...zeus3 plotter. All still in the box, so I havent;' even installed or read the manual...without reading, doeas anyone know of the AP function on the zeus plotter will steer the my simrad tp22 tiller pilot? without any other hardware?

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On 4/17/2019 at 4:27 AM, monosailor said:

It will but you will need a simnet to nmea 2k adaptor

Perfect. Simnet to Nmea 2000 cable $24.00 at west marine. 

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On 4/18/2019 at 3:43 PM, dacapo said:

Perfect. Simnet to Nmea 2000 cable $24.00 at west marine. 

Were you able to get this running?

I'm wondering, can you control it like any other autopilot through the MFD? Changing course from the Zeus display (-10, +10), initiating a tack, etc?

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The Zeus will provide enable you to enter waypoints and routes 

It will "follow" the route and sequence the waypoints, sending them successively to NMEA 0183 and 2000

  • the position of the next waypoint 
  • Course to steer to waypoint

Your Tillerpilot should have internal compass capability that it may send back to the Zeus3, and if you have windsensor on NMEA/SIMNET it can sail to that as well. 

The autopilot screen on the Zeus is unlikely to operate with the tillerpilot. 

 

 

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On 2/9/2020 at 11:10 PM, LionessRacing said:

The Zeus will provide enable you to enter waypoints and routes 

It will "follow" the route and sequence the waypoints, sending them successively to NMEA 0183 and 2000

  • the position of the next waypoint 
  • Course to steer to waypoint

Your Tillerpilot should have internal compass capability that it may send back to the Zeus3, and if you have windsensor on NMEA/SIMNET it can sail to that as well. 

The autopilot screen on the Zeus is unlikely to operate with the tillerpilot. 

 

 

thanks for posting, i just saw the latest thread post.  Yes it works just like Linoess Racing said.

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On 2/13/2020 at 12:32 PM, dacapo said:

thanks for posting, i just saw the latest thread post.  Yes it works just like Linoess Racing said.

Ahhh this is not my experience - the Zeus 7 will see the TP22 via NMEA/Simnet adaptor and a pop-out AP control screen is available for control from the Zeus 7 (note not the full AP screen as if a NAC 2 or 3 was connected) - the screen pops up when it sees the AP is connected on the network. We are running a precision 9 as well and this becomes the default compass rather than the TP22 built in gyro. We can control heading etc as if using TP22 keypad from Zeus screen. It is awesome!

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pretty sure ( although not able to access boat at the moment) that the full AP screen is only available when you have a proper full function AP computer connected. When the TP22 is connected a tab/ wind ow opens on the left of screen with +1, -1, +10,-10 standby, mode buttons etc

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