IV. MANUAL OPERATION MODES

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  • Last update: 03 July 2013

MANUAL OPERATIONAL MODES allow you to manually control the trim tabs and stops ALL automatic boat control decisions. There are two types of MANUAL OPERATIONAL MODES:

A. MANUAL MODE

B. LIMP HOME MODE

NOTE: Although the AUTO GLIDE defaults to “AUTO” mode when you first start your motor(s), it is important that you understand the two MANUAL OPERATIONAL MODES so you can take manual control of your trim tabs at any time.

 

 

A. MANUAL MODE:

ACTIVATE MANUAL MODE: Manual Mode is activated by pressing any of the UP/DN Buttons while the Auto Glide is in any of the four (4) AUTOMATIC SETTINGS (AUTO, FAV 1, FAV 2 or HOLD). As soon as you touch any UP or DN button, all automatic boat control decisions stop and you assume full manual control of the trim tabs. The four (4) UP/DN buttons control the trim tabs the same as any of the existing Lenco manual trim tab switches.

 HOW TO MANUALLY CONTROL TRIM TABS:

 

The Manual Operation of all Lenco Trim Tab Switches is based on the position of the bow. To lower the starboard bow, press the right (starboard) side of the switch where it reads DN. This lowers the port tab. To lower the port bow, press the left (port) side of the switch where it reads DN. This lowers the starboard tab.

 

1. EXIT MANUAL MODE:

You can exit MANUAL MODE by pressing any of the four (4) AUTOMATIC SETTING BUTTONS. As soon as you press one of the AUTOMATIC SETTING BUTTONS, the Auto Glide will begin automatically controlling the position of the boat based on its CURRENT ROLL AND PITCH POSITIONS and the Auto Glide’s HOME ROLL AND PITCH POSITIONS for that AUTOMATIC SETTING.

NOTE: If you turn off your motor(s) while the Auto Glide is in MANUAL MODE, the trim tabs will not automatically retract. However, they will retract the next time you start your motor(s) to ensure the trim tabs are fully retracted.

B. LIMP HOME MODE:

LIMP HOME MODE is a SAFETY DEFAULT MODE that occurs when the Auto Glide either loses necessary data it needs to perform automatic boat control decisions or there is a product failure. These possible situations are described in section V (page 33) of this manual. The Auto Glide is constantly monitoring DATA and as soon as it

senses a problem, the Auto Glide stops all automatic decisions and defaults to LIMP HOME MODE.

NOTE: Whenever pertinent information is lost or a trim tab actuator fails, the Auto Glide will flash a sequence of SYSTEM FAILURE WARNING MESSAGES. These messages will be described in more detail on pages 33-38.

Although LIMP HOME MODE is very similar to MANUAL MODE in that it gives the operator manual control of the trim tabs, the only buttons on the key pad that function in LIMP HOME MODE are the UP/DN Buttons. You cannot exit LIMP HOME MODE by pressing an AUTOMATIC SETTING BUTTON on the key pad. You can only exit out of LIMP HOME MODE if the lost DATA returns or you turn the motor(s) OFF and ON again.

The following illustrations outline the sequence of LED flashes that indicate that the Auto Glide has detected a problem and is defaulting to LIMP HOME MODE:

As soon as the initial LED flash sequence is over, the Key Pad will begin to flash a SYSTEM FAILURE WARNING MESSAGE and begin to automatically retract the trim tabs in short bursts until they are fully retracted.

Anytime the Auto Glide is flashing a SYSTEM FAILURE WARNING MESSAGE and is retracting the trim tabs, you can override the retraction and default immediately to LIMP HOME MODE by pressing any of the four (4) UP/DN Buttons. If you do not override the retraction process during a SYSTEM FAILURE WARNING MESSAGE, the Auto Glide will continue to automatically retract the trim tabs until they are fully retracted. Once the tabs are fully retracted, the Auto Glide will default to LIMP HOME MODE.

As soon as the Auto Glide has defaulted to LIMP HOME MODE, the red outside tips and the green center of the CROSSHAIR LED INDICATORS will flash every four (4) seconds. The LED Indicators will continue to flash until all of the required DATA is reacquired or the motor(s) is turned “OFF”.

NOTE: While in LIMP HOME MODE, you can press all four (4) of the UP/DN Buttons on the Key Pad and the Auto Glide will display the SYSTEM FAILURE WARNING MESSAGE on the Crosshair LED Indicators.

If the lost Data is reacquired while the Auto Glide is in LIMP HOME MODE, the Key Pad will flash a REACQUIRED DATA MESSAGE that indicates the Auto Glide has regained all the information it needs to make automatic boat control decisions. However, the Auto Glide will default back to MANUAL MODE so that you have to make a conscious decision to go back into an AUTOMATIC SETTING.

The REACQUIRED DATA MESSAGE will flash five times to inform you that the Auto Glide has all of the required Data needed to perform automatic boat control decisions. However, the Auto Glide defaults back to MANUAL MODE after flashing the REACQUIRED DATA MESSAGE.

Once the Auto Glide has transitioned back into MANUAL MODE, you can either continue to control the boat’s trim tabs manually or you can press any of the four (4) AUTOMATIC SETTING BUTTONS so the Auto Glide can return to controlling the boat’s ROLL AND PITCH POSITIONS automatically.

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