The New Autopilot-Raymarine transmitter box contains an internal battery for electrical supply. The current battery status is displayed as "Battery 3" in the Autopilot app. In addition, a too low operating voltage is signaled by the red battery warning LED.
The range of the Bluetooth connection between the box and the tablet is usually max. 3-5m.
Status-LEDs Transmitterbox (Autopilot)
You can use the LEDs to identify the current system status at any time.
-Batterie Warning LED Lights up permanently when the operating voltage of the box (internal battery) is too low.
-Bluetooth Link LED Lights up continuously when a tablet is connected / signals system readiness when blinking (no connection with tablet)
-Data Link Boat Signals that data from the boat is being received
-Data Link Box Signals that data from the tablet is being received
Status-LEDs Transmitterbox (Booster) In addition to the existing autopilot status LEDs, the transmitter box has the 3 status LEDs on the top: Power, Con and Ready.
-LED Funktion Power Lights up permanently as soon as the device is switched on.
-Rdy Signals the operational readiness of the booster
-Con Signals a successful connection to the CHIRP sonar
Antennas used on transmitterbox:
- 2.4 Ghz (left) - 2.4 Ghz (right) - GPS (middle) 868Mhz GPS
External Power Supply
In addition to the internal voltage supply you have the possibility to connect an external battery with the box. The battery port of the transmitter box supports batteries with 12-18 Volt supply voltage, as well as your Boat batteries (4S Lipo / LiIon).
USB Ports - Charger The transmitter box has 2x high-speed USB connections, which allow you to charge up to 2. USB devices in parallel.
The transmitter box has a toggle switch with 3 positions, which controls the type of power supply and the switch-on state. Switch Position Description:
Left - internal Battery (int) The box is switched on and is powered by the internal battery.
Right - external Battery (ext) The box is switched on and is powered by an external battery
centred- The box is switched off
Tripod for Transmitterbox
We recommend to use the tripod, which is part of the Set. during operation. The increased height of the transmitter box contributes to an increase in range and increases the quality of the radio connection.
Charging the internal battery
At the bottom of the transmitter box there is a charging socket for charging the internal battery.
With the new V3 autopilot hardware you can now switch at any time between the remote control and the tablet back and forth.
New: Master & Slave Mode
As soon as you switch on the remote control, the remote control immediately takes control of the boat. When the remote control is off and the tablet is about to start an autopilot ride, the tablet is master and controls the boat until the route is finished, the route was stopped by user, or the remote control is turned on.