4.1 Auto Glide Installation Verification

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  • Last update: 03 July 2013

4.1 Auto Glide Test Mode

Now that the Auto Glide has been installed and the engine and GPS data sources are connected, Lenco recommends that you verify that the trim tab actuators are operating properly and that the Auto Glide is receiving the CANBUS engine and GPS data it needs to make automatic leveling decisions.

Putting the Auto Glide System into Test Mode

Identify Standby Mode: When battery power is applied to the control box, but the engine is OFF (not running), the Auto Glide defaults to STANDBY MODE. During standby mode, the key pad LEDs are not illuminated. No single button will function if pressed while Auto Glide is in standby mode. (See Figure 4.1.1)

Activate Test Mode: You must activate TEST MODE from STANDBY MODE to verify:

• That the trim tab actuators are operating properly without the engine running.

• The engine CANBUS data and GPS data is being received by the Auto Glide.

• To set/reset Home Roll and Pitch.

To activate TEST MODE, hold all four UP/DN buttons at the same time for four seconds. The UP/DN LED indicators

will illuminate when all four UP/DN buttons are pressed at the same time. (See Figure 4.1.2)

 

Verify Test Mode Activation: Once TEST MODE is activated, the LEDs on the key pad run through a sequence of flashes to notify the operator that the Auto Glide is in TEST MODE. (Figures 4.1.3 and 4.1.4 outline this sequence.)

 

Figure 4.1.1       Figure 4.1.2

 

Figure 4.1.3       Figure 4.1.4

 

 

4.2 Testing The Trim Tab Actuators

From TEST MODE, you can test the functionality of the trim tabs WITHOUT THE ENGINE RUNNING by pressing any of the UP/DN buttons on the key pad (See Figure 4.2.1). This is an important step to perform after installing the Auto Glide because it verifies that battery power and the port and starboard trim tabs are connected correctly.

NOTE: Port side UP/DN buttons should operate the Starboard trim tab actuator(s). Starboard side UP/DN buttons should operate the Port trim tab actuator(s).

Figure 4.2.1

 

4.3 CANBUS Data Verification

While the Auto Glide is in TEST MODE, you can activate DATA VERIFICATION MODE to confirm that the Auto Glide is receiving the required Engine and GPS data, by pressing FAV 1 or FAV 2 (See Figure 4.3.1). This is a very important step to perform because the Auto Glide cannot make automatic leveling decisions without specific Engine and GPS data.

Figure 4.3.1

 

Verifying Auto Glide is Receiving GPS Data

If your Auto Glide system is receiving GPS Data you should see the following on your key pad:

Upper Quadrant = GPS Heading: Scrolling LEDs between green center crosshair and “12 O'clock”. (See Figure 4.3.2)

NOTE: GPS heading may only transmit when the boat is moving.

Right Quadrant = GPS Speed: Scrolling LEDs between green center crosshair and “3 O'clock”. (See Figure 4.3.2)

NOTE: GPS speed is always broadcast by GPS. Auto Glide must verify that GPS speed is available before the system can operate properly.

Figure 4.3.2

 

Verifying Auto Glide is Receiving Engine Data

If your Auto Glide system is receiving Engine Data you should see the following on your key pad:

Left Quadrant = Engine Gear Position (forward or reverse): Scrolling LEDs between green center crosshair and “9 O'clock”. (See Figure 4.3.3)

NOTE: Engine shift / gear position must be either SmartCraft DTS or NMEA 2000 shift data. Fwd or rev shift / gear position may not be broadcast over the CANBUS if the engine is “off”. 

NOTE: Engine shift / gear position is not required for the Auto Glide to operate normally. Heading, GPS Speed and Engine Speed / RPM are required for the system to operate normally. If engine shift / gear position informantion is available, the Auto Glide will retract the trim tabs when the engine is in reverse.

Lower Quadrant = Engine Speed / RPM: Scrolling LEDs between green center crosshair and “6 O'clock”. (See Figure 4.3.3)

NOTE: Engine speed is always broadcast when the engine ECU is active. Ignition key may have to be in the accessory position for the ECU to become active.

Figure 4.3.3

Message if Auto Glide is NOT Receiving GPS or Engine Data

If your Auto Glide system is not receiving Engine or GPS Data you should see the following on your key pad:

Only the center crosshair will be illuminated green and the four outside lights will be illuminated red (indicating that you are still in TEST MODE). (See Figure 4.3.4)

If none of the required Engine and GPS data is being received by the Auto Glide, Lenco recommends that you do the following:

• Verify that the engine's ignition switch is placed in the “Accessory “ or “Run” position and the engine is transmitting data. The engine instrumentation should be active if the engine is transmitting data.

• Verify that the GPS antenna is not obstructed from receiving satellite signals.

• If the GPS data is received from a NMEA 2000 Network, make sure the GPS is placed in the “ON” position.

• Make sure CAN #1 and CAN #2 data are properly connected to the Auto Glide.

Figure 4.3.4

 

4.4 Exiting Test Mode

Exit Data Verification Mode

Press either FAV 1 or FAV 2 to exit out of DATA VERIFICATION MODE. (See Figure 4.4.1)

NOTE: Once you exit DATA VERIFICATION MODE, the Auto Glide reverts back to TEST MODE.

Exit Test Mode

You should exit TEST MODE and go back into STANDBY MODE before starting the boat’s engine. Press and release all four UP/DN buttons for 1 second to exit TEST MODE and the Auto Glide automatically reverts back into STANDBY MODE. (See Figure 4.4.2)

Once you exit TEST MODE, the Auto Glide key pad is non-functional in STANDBY MODE. The Auto Glide control box will not activate the key pad until the engine is started and the Auto Glide sees 400 RPM or greater over the CANBUS. Once the Auto Glide sees that the boat's engine(s) are running at 400 RPM or greater, the Auto Glide will check to make sure it is receiving the required GPS data, flash a series of LED indicators on the Key Pad and immediately default to HOME ROLL CALIBRATION MODE. 

Figure 4.4.1           Figure 4.4.2

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