3.0 Auto Glide Electrical Installation

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  • Last update: 03 July 2013

WARNING

The power connections should always be the last connection made. Power connections should only be made while the battery switch in the OFF position.

CAUTION

Please read through the instructions in their entirety prior to beginning installation! Proper function of this product cannot be assured unless you follow these instructions.

 

3.1 Auto Glide Control Box Harness Overview

There are two types of Auto Glide Control Box Harnesses:

• Single Actuator Auto Glide Control Box Harness for systems with two actuators (See Figure 3.1.1)

• Dual Actuator Auto Glide Control Box Harness for systems with four actuators (See Figure 3.1.2)

 

Each Auto Glide Control Box Harness has 6 sets of electrical connections coming out of the 30 pin Cinch connector.

Figure 3.1.1     Single Actuator Control Box Harness

Figure 3.1.2     Dual Actuator Control Box Harness

 

WARNING

The power connections should always be the last connection made. Power connections should only be made while the battery switch in the OFF position.

CAUTION

Please read through the instructions in their entirety prior to beginning installation! Proper function of this product cannot be assured unless you follow these instructions.

 

3.2 Auto Glide Control Box Harness Installation

1. DOWNLOAD YOUR REQUIRED DRAWING FROM THE WEBSITE: WWW.LENCOAUTOGLIDE.COM - See sample drawing below

2. Connect the large black plug on the Auto Glide Control Box Harness into the Auto Glide Control Box making sure to line up the grooves.

3. Screw in the brass hex bolt on the plug into the control box with a 1/4” socket or 1/4” nut driver.

4. Connect the actuator lead connections on the control box harness and plug them into the actuator leads or actuator extension harnesses.

 • Make sure to connect the wire(s) with the red to the port (left) actuator(s) and the wire(s) with the green to the starboard (right) actuator(s).

 • See your Trim Tab Owner’s Manual for detailed instructions on Trim Tab installation and actuator hook up.

5. As per your specific drawing (downloaded / printed from website) connect CAN #1 cable to Engine (for engine data) as shown.

 • If the Mercury or Yamaha hub is full, you will need to add an additional hub and jumpers.

6. As per your specific drawing (downloaded / printed from website) connect CAN #2 (Key Pad and GPS Data) as shown.

7. If your Lenco Trim Tab system is OEM - wired with a power harness, simply connect to the wires as shown in your drawing. If you must run power to the system, you should purchase a power pigtail to plug into the Auto Glide main harness and complete the wiring installation. Lenco also recommends the installation of a battery switch in the system. (See Page 9)

NOTE: Lenco does not recommend the removal of our Deutsch connectors and replacing with hard wiring / butt splicing to connect power to system.

Power Pigtail Choices: (May be purchased at all marine dealers and marine retail outlets)

Single Actuator Systems - Part # 30140-001 36” Power Pigtail or Part # 30140-202 72” Power Pigtail

Dual Actuator Systems - Part # 10249-001 72” Power Pigtail

 

3.3 Battery Switch Requirements

Lenco Marine recommends that the Auto Glide's main power input be connected to a battery switch to prevent unnecessary drain on your battery while the Auto Glide is in STANDBY MODE. The Auto Glide Control Box and Key Pad draw a very small amount of power (35mA) when it is in STANDBY MODE, but this small current draw will still drain your battery over time. In addition, if the Auto Glide is powering a GPS antenna on CAN 2 (Key Pad Leads), then the amp draw increases and your battery will drain even quicker.

Disconnecting power to the Auto Glide through a battery switch when your boat is not being used will eliminate any current draw from your battery. The following illustrations outline how Lenco Marine recommends you connect the Auto Glide to a battery switch. 

STANDARD LENCO SINGLE ACTUATOR TRIM TAB INSTALLATION

STANDARD LENCO DUAL ACTUATOR TRIM TAB INSTALLATION

 

3.4 Optional GPS (Stand Alone) Antenna Installation

The LGC -4000 (NMEA 2000) Antenna/Receiver consists of a male threaded cable connector and the GPS Module. The GPS Module contains a 16-parallel channel GPS+WAAS receiver. The cable length from the connector to the GPS module is 18 inches (45.7 cm).

The GPS module can be installed on any flat surface as long as there is room behind the mounting surface for the screws. See Figures 3.4.1-3.4.2 on page 10 for more information. The optional Lenco Marine 70567-001 GPS Antenna/Receiver Mounting Bracket kit (See Section 3.5 on page 11) allows you to install the antenna on any vertical surface. 

Surface Mounting the GPS Antenna with No Obstructions Above the GPS Module - See Figure 3.4.1

The GPS module can be installed on any flat surface that is at least 3-1/2” (90mm) wide. If you are mounting

the antenna on an external surface, Lenco Marine recommends that the antenna have a clear, unobstructed

view of the sky.

 

Figure 3.4.1 

Mounting the GPS Antenna With ONLY FIBERGLASS Obstructing The View of the Sky - See Figure 3.4.2

If you cannot mount the GPS antenna to a flat surface with an unobstructed view of the sky, the Lowrance LGC-4000 can be mounted under a fiberglass ceiling. However, you must make sure that there are no metal pipes or plates which obstruct the view of the sky. The Lowrance GPS module can receive GPS Satellite signals through two layers of fiberglass, but will not function properly if metal objects are in between the GPS module and the view of the sky. 

Here is an example of mounting the Lowrance LGC-4000 GPS Antenna to a flat surface under a fiberglass hard top. The ceiling directly above the GPS antenna can only be fiberglass. If any of the aluminum bars supporting the fiberglass hard top are directly over the antenna, the GPS module will not be able to receive clear satellite signals. 

Figure 3.4.2

Here is an example of mounting the Lowrance LGC-4000 GPS Antenna to a flat surface under two (2) layers of fiberglass (Layer 1 = console, Layer 2 = hard top). Both ceilings directly above the GPS antenna can only be fiberglass. If any of the aluminum bars supporting the fiberglass hard top are directly over the antenna, the GPS module will not be able to receive clear satellite signals.

Note: If you install the GPS Antenna/Receiver under a fiberglass ceiling, Lenco Marine recommends that you verify that the Auto Glide is receiving GPS data from the GPS antenna before you physically attach the antenna to the boat. Please review section 4.3 of this manual to learn how to verify that the Auto Glide is receiving GPS data from the GPS antenna.

 

3.5 Optional Auto Glide GPS Mounting Bracket

If you do not have a flat surface to mount the GPS antenna, you can use the Lenco 70567-001 GPS Mounting Bracket Kit to mount the Lowrance LGC-4000 GPS Antenna to a vertical surface. You still to need to make sure the antenna module has a clear view of the sky or only has fiberglass above it. Attach the GPS module to the mounting bracket using the two (2) #6-32 stainless steel bolts and nylon nuts that are included in the mounting bracket kit. (See Figure 3.5.1) Then attach the mounting bracket to a vertical surface using the four (4) ½” screws that are included in the mounting kit. (See Figure 3.5.2)

Figure 3.5.1        Figure 3.5.2

 

3.6 Auto Glide Second Station Kit Installation

Lenco Marine offers 2nd Station Auto Glide kits ranging in lengths of 10' to 50'. These kits allow you to add a 2nd Key Pad to your Auto Glide system and control the tabs automatically or manually from either station. Each Dual Station Kit includes a 2nd Station Key Pad, CANBUS Splitter Connector Hub and extension harness ranging from 10' to 50'.

Any 2nd Station Auto Glide kit can be used on either a Single or a Dual Actuator Trim Tab System. The following illustration outlines how to connect an Auto Glide 2nd Station Kit: 

2ND STATION INSTALLATION EXAMPLE

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