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FURUNO Authorized Distributor/Dealer

9-52 Ashihara-cho,
Nishinomiya 662-8580, JAPAN

Telephone : 0798-65-2111
Fax : 0798-65-4200

All rights reserved. Printed in Japan FIRST EDITION : JUN. 1989


W5 : OCT. 26, 2005
Pub. No. OME-55090
*00080265600*
( AKMU ) NX-500 *00080265600*
*00080265600*

*OME55090W50*
*OME55090W50*
*OME55090W50*
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Safety Information for the Operator

WARNING CAUTION
Do not open the cover of Do not place liquid-filled containers on
the equipment. the top of the equipment.

This equipment uses high Fire or electrical shock can result if a liquid
voltage electricity which can spills into the equipment.
shock, burn.
Only qualified personnel Do not place heater near the equipment.
should work inside the
equipment. Heat can melt the power cord, which can
result in fire or electrical shock.
Do not disassemble or modify the
equipment. Do not operate the unit with wet hands.

Fire, electrical shock or serious injury can Electrical shock can result.
result.
Use the correct fuse.
Immediately turn off the power at the
ship's mains switchboard if water or Use of the wrong fuse can cause fire or
foreigh object falls into the equipment equipment damage.
or the equipment is emitting smoke or
fire.

Continued use of the equipment can cause


fire, electrical shock or serious injury.

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Safety Information for the Installer

WARNING CAUTION
Only qualified personnel Ground the equipment.
should work inside the
Ungrounded equipment can
equipment. give off or receive electro-
This equipment uses high magnetic interference or
voltage electricity which can cause electrical shock.
shock, burn, or cause death.
Confirm that the power supply voltage
Turn off the power at the ship's mains is compatible with the voltage rating
switchboard before beginning the of the equipment.
installation. Post a warning sign near
the switchboard to ensure that the Connection to the wrong power supply can
power will not be applied while the cause fire or equipment damage. The
equipment is being installed. voltage rating appears on the label at the
rear of the equipment.
Serious injury or death can result if the
power is not turned off, or is applied while Observe the compass safe distances
the equipment is being installed. to prevent deviation of a magnetic
compass.

Unit Standard compass steering compass


NX-500 0.8m 0.6m

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6.INSTALLATION..................................................................................... 6-1 thru 6-12
GENERAL MOUNTING CONSIDERATIONS .............................................. 6-1
MAIN UNIT INSTALLATION ....................................................................... 6-2
Tabletop/Bulkhead Mount ........................................................................ 6-2
Flush Mount............................................................................................. 6-3
ANTENNA INSTALLATION ......................................................................... 6-4
Passive Antenna ....................................................................................... 6-4
Active Antenna ........................................................................................ 6-5
CABLE CONNECTIONS ............................................................................... 6-6
Power Cable............................................................................................. 6-6
Antenna Cable.......................................................................................... 6-6
Grounding Wire ....................................................................................... 6-8
INITIAL SETTING (ANTENNA SELECTION) ............................................. 6-8
EXTERNAL CONNECTIONS........................................................................ 6-9
External Input/Output............................................................................... 6-9
SAR Alarm .............................................................................................. 6-9
AF Out/Input............................................................................................ 6-10
Navigation Data ....................................................................................... 6-10
List of Furuno Equipment to be connected ............................................... 6-12
TAPING WHIP ANTENNA ............................................................................ 6-13

7.SPECIFICATIONS................................................................................... 7-1 thru 7-5


Specifications .................................................................................................. 7-1
Complete Set ................................................................................................... 7-3
At-sea Maintenance Parts ................................................................................ 7-5

System Diagram ........................................................................................... D-1


Outline Drawings ..................................................................................... D-2 thru D-4
Main Unit (NX-500)........................................................................................ D-2
Preamp Unit (NX-5) ........................................................................................ D-3
1.2m Whip Antenna......................................................................................... D-4

Exploded View and Parts List...................................................................... D-5


Block Diagram .............................................................................................. D-6
Schematic Diagram ...................................................................................... S-1

APPENDIX A. COMMAND HIERARCHY....................................................... APA-1


APPENDIX B. SUMMERY OF USER SETTING ............................................ APB-1
APPENDIX C. IMPROVEMENT OF RECEIVER............................................ APC-1
S/N RATIO (Remedy for RF1)
Declaration of conformity to type

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5. TROUBLESHOOTING

OPERATOR TROUBESHOOTING
Equipment operating problems may be caused
not only by a faulty circuit but also by poor WARNING
signal condition, inadequate installation, or Do not open the cover of
even operator error. the equipment.

This equipment uses high


voltage electricity which can
shock, burn.
Only qualified personnel
should work inside the
equipment.

The list below shows the typical troubles which may be mistaken as equipment error.
SYMPTOM POSSIBLE CAUSE REMEDY
Power won't come on. 1.Switch at main switch board 1.Turn on the main switch.
is turned off.
2.Power connector is loose or 2.Plug connector firmly.
disconnected.
3.Power fuse (3A) has blown. 3.Check mains voltage and polarity
first, then replace fuse. If it blows
after replacement, call for service.
When driven from AC mains,
check rectifier as well.
4.Battery is dead. 4.Charge or replace battery.
Paper won't advance. 1.Paper is jammed. 1.Clean paper feed path.
2.Paper roll has slipped out of 2.Load paper correctly.
supporting catches.
Paper feeds but no 1.Paper is loaded incorrectly 1.Load paper correctly.
recording. (front-side-back).
2.Ordinary paper (non-thermal) 2.Use specified thermal paper.
is used.
3.Navtex signal is not received. 3.Check if LOCK lamp (reception
indicator) lights occasionally (at least
once every 4 hours). While LOCK
lamp lights, monitor Navtex signal.
4.Navigation date is not fed to 4.Check if EXT "connector jack"
printer section. (option) is loose. (NX-500 dose not
print Navtex message without "link
wire" in the [EXT] connector plug.)
LOCK lamp does not 1.No Navtex signal at this time. 1.Attempt to receive signal, considering
light. the transmission schedule.
(Navtex signal can not 2.Antenna connector is loose 2.Check antenna connection.
be heard from monitor or disconnected.
speaker.) 3.Preset switch (S2) in the "Set 3.Select"PRE(50Ω)"only when the
window" is incorrectly set. NX-500 Preamp Unit is used.
* When "PRE" is selected, +12V is
applied to coaxial cable.
4.Internal fault. 4.Conduct system-diagnosis.
(The RF stage should also be
checked.)
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5-1
ACTIVE ANTENNA (Preamp Unit; option)
If your boat is small and you can not provide space for such a long antenna, it is recommended to
install the optional Preamp Unit and 1.2m Whip Antenna.

The body of the Preamp Unit can be mounted in two ways;

1.The bottom of the Preamp Unit is designed to


accept a threaded extension mast of 1 inch
diameter. The pitch of the thread should be 14
threads per inch. To prevent undue flexing of the
mast in heavy winds, the mast should not be
longer than 2 meter (7 feet).
THREAD
50 (14T/inch)
2.The side of the Preamp Unit has a molded (W25-14)
channel so that it may be mounted directly to a
stub mast with two stainless steel hose clamps. 1" PIPE
Hose clamps must be arranged locally.
SPRING
Screw the 1.2m Whip Antenna tightly onto the WASHER 1.2m WHIP
Preamp Unit and waterproof the junction and ANTENNA*
other exposed metallic parts with sealing *: The whip antenna
should be taped.
compound (silicone rubber, putty, etc.). See page 6-13 for
instructions.
HOSE MAST
CLAMP

Instead of using the 1.2m Whip Antenna, an


antenna wire of 3 to 6 meter long may be
connected as shown right.
COUPLING
NUT

ANTENNA WIRE

WIRE ANTENNA
FIXTURE

PREAMP UNIT

NOTE 1: If the Preamp Unit is installed, the preset switch (S2) inside the main unit
must be set to the "ACT(50Ω)" side to supply 9Vdc to the Preamp Unit. Refer
to page 6-8.
2. If receiver sensitivity is insufficient on preamp unit-equipped sets produced in
February 1990 and after, ground the preamp unit referring to page APC-1.

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TAPING WHIP ANTENNA
After inserting the whip antenna to the antenna base, tape the antenna base and whip
antenna with self-vulcanizing tape and vinyl tape to reinforce the whip antenna.

1. Wrap the antenna junction point with butyl 15 tape or the equivalent.
How to wrap
1) Pull the tape to be about two times in length and wind it up, overlapping by 1/2 the
width of the tape.
2) Wrap form bottom to top, i.e., form right to left as in the picture below.

Whip antenna Base


Antenna

Butyl tape

3) Wrap the tape from the base to a point about 60mm, and then back to the base.
Keep tension on edge of tape, using finger to hold tape. Then, squeeze edges of tape with
thumb and index finger.

Wrap approx.
60 mm

2. Completely cover the butyl rubber tape with white vinyl tape, wrapping from the base to
the last wind of butyl tape and then back to the base.
How to wrap
1) Being careful not to pull the tape too tightly, wind tape, overlaping by approx. 1/3 of
tape width.
2) Squeeze edges of tape with thumb and index finger.
White vinyl tape

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