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Technical Documentation

Speed log Interface


SLIF P2S3

man_SLIFP2S3_2.2_eng
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Revision History Device

Revision Date Description Author


1.6.3 BSH – Type approval DP
1.6.4 11.7.12 VBW output, new setup DP
1.6.5 8.11.12 VTG input, bug fix in setup (2) DP

Revision History Documentation

Revision Date Description Author


1.0 21.3.2010 New format DP
1.1 11.7.2012 New software, Fig 3 corrected DP
2.0 08.11.2012 New software 1.6.5 DP
2.1 11.04.2013 New description of settings DP
2.2 16.12.2014 Bug fix Page 12 DP

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Table of contents

Table of contents

Table of contents ......................................................................................................................... 3


List of figures ............................................................................................................................... 4
List of tables ................................................................................................................................. 5
1 List of abbreviations ........................................................................................................ 6
2 Safety instructions........................................................................................................... 7
3 System description ........................................................................................................ 10
4 Hardware ......................................................................................................................... 11
5 Software .......................................................................................................................... 13
6 Installation and set to work .......................................................................................... 15
6.1 Start up ............................................................................................................................ 15
6.2 Initialising the Terminal Program: .................................................................................... 16
6.3 Parameter Setup Mode .................................................................................................... 18
6.3.1 Parameter ........................................................................................................................ 19

7 Service and trouble shooting ....................................................................................... 21

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List of figures

List of figures
Figure 1: SLIF PCB with default settings of Jumper and switches .............................................. 11
Figure 2: VHW telegram............................................................................................................... 13
Figure 3: VBW telegram ............................................................................................................... 14
Figure 4: Terminal interface settings ............................................................................................ 16
Figure 5: Terminal settings........................................................................................................... 16
Figure 6: Terminal download settings .......................................................................................... 17
Figure 7: Splash Screen after Power ON ..................................................................................... 17
Figure 8: Splash screen in Setup Mode ....................................................................................... 18
Figure 9: Change of NMEA Talker ID .......................................................................................... 20

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List of tables

List of tables
Table 1: Technical data ................................................................................................................ 10
Table 2: Pulse Input configuration ............................................................................................... 11
Table 3: Relay output configuration ............................................................................................. 12
Table 4: DIP Switch and jumper on the PCB ............................................................................... 12
Table 5: X1 and X2 connections .................................................................................................. 12
Table 6: Serial connection PC RS232- X3:RS422 ....................................................................... 15

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List of abbreviations

1 List of abbreviations
SLIF - Speed Log Interface

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Safety instructions

2 Safety instructions
Please read carefully the safety and instruction manual before using this device! Follow all
instructions that are in the User Guide (Manual) to achieve the optimal performance. These
safety and operating instructions should be kept good.

General Safety Instructions


Symbols Explanation

-refers to an information

-means warning and indicates a special situation

-indicates a hazardous situation which may cause to heavy and serious injury or death

1. Personnel

The installation, commissioning and dismantling of the device should be made only by trained
and authorized personnel. During installation, it is necessary to pay attention to the safety
instructions which is defined by the user.

2. Proper Use of the Device

The equipment is designed exclusively for the intended purpose specified in the manual. Any other
use and / or misuse of the device can lead to unpredictable risks including death and causes the loss
of all the claims against the manufacturer.

3. Limitation of Liability

The manufacturer would not take over any liability for damages resulting from the:
- the usage of the device by untrained and unauthorized personnel.
-use of device not for intended purpose
-opening and/or manipulation of the device
-not following the instruction manual and safety instructions

4. Electric Current

!!Danger of Life from Electric Current!!

Direct contact to the parts of the device will cause to electric shock. In case of damage to the insula-
tion, the device must be switched off immediately and the damaged area to energize.
This is to ensure that the power supply is off when all other work is going on this device.

5. Electric Shock

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Safety instructions

If the objects (e.g. hairpins, needles or coins) or liquids fall into the device, which can cause
to life threatening electrical short-circuits and leads to fire. The user must make sure that all
above mentioned objects specially made of metal and/ or liquid things not fall in to the device inten-
tionally or unintentionally.
6. Safety Operations

The operation and use of the device done by instructed and authorized personnel.

7. Power Supply

The equipment exclusively operated with the operating voltage indicated in the manual.

8. Cable Connection

When installing the cable connections, the user pay attention to the safety regulation. Al-
ways pay attention to the connection to the protective earth ground! Attention to be paid in
connection with other devices is to be of the same earth potential (same heavy current/voltage side).

9. Ventilation

The equipment must be installed in such a way that good ventilation is ensured. On the device is not
allows to put any articles such as newspapers.
10. Water and Moisture
The device is not allowed to operate in close vicinity of electrical conductive liquids and moist
areas. On the device or nearby area of device is not allow to place any liquid things.
Attention: Danger of Electric Shocks!

11. Temperature und Heat

The operating temperature of the device is defined in the specifications. The device must not be
placed near the things which produce heat such as to blowers, heaters, furnaces or other devices.

12. Opening the Device

Never open the housing. Touching the internal parts lead to risk of electric shock. It is not
permitted to make any changes in the device.

13. Cleaning

Do not use any volatile solvents such as alcohol, diluents, gasoline etc. for the cleaning of the
housing. Only use dry, clean cloth.

14. Unusual Smell

If any unusual smoke or smell occurs, immediately switch off of the device and remove it
from the main power supply! Contact your dealer or the manufacturer.

15. Fuses

The replacement of the fuses in the device is only permitted by trained and authorized technical
personnel.

The change of the fuses only allowed when the device is switched off and removes from main power
supply. Otherwise there is a risk of electric shocks. The security functions and the safety values are

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Safety instructions

mentioned in the manual. In the case of using the other fuse specified in the manual expire the guar-
antee for this equipment.

16. Repairing

The user is not allowed to perform the maintenance work as specified in the manual. All maintenance
and repair work only allowed by trained and authorized technical personnel.

Special Safety Instruction

For the specific safety information about the device, please refer to manual!

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System description

3 System description
The Speed Log Interface is used for the conversion of pulses to NMEA telegrams and vice versa.
It is used to connect ECDIS, VDR or other nautical devices on vessels to a speed log.
The interface comprises two operating modes which can be selected automatically according to the
input signals.

Power Supply 24V (9-32V)

Controller P89V664
Input, galvanically isolated 2x pulses via voltage of 5-50 V or contacts
1x serial RS422 for NMEA VHW or VBW
Output 1x RS232; 2x RS422; 2x pulse via relay contact (passive) or
voltage higher than 2,4 Kohm (contact)
Measurement Range Speed : 0,5…50 kn
Resolution : 0.1 kn
Accuracy : 1%
Functions Mode 1: pulse -> NMEA + pulse (Standard)
Mode 2: NMEA -> pulse
Switching is carried automatically when a valid VBW or VHW
telegram detected.
System errors are sent as alarm telegrams through all serial
interfaces.
Applications Converter of speedlog pulses to NMEA telegram VHW and
NMEA telegram VBW or VHW to pulses,
distribution of 1x RS422 to 2 x RS422 and 1x RS232
Degree of Protection IP20

Operating Temperature -15..+ 55° C


Storage Temperature -40 to 85 °C
Humidity approx. 90% +/- 10%

Table 1: Technical data

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Hardware

4 Hardware
For changing the jumper settings and operating parameters in the EEPROM, open the housing using
the two knurled screws. During all works on the open housing, pay attention to ESD protection not to
endanger electronic components.

Figure 1: SLIF PCB with default settings of Jumper and switches

Jumper Corresponding ter-


on the 1-2 2-3
minal
PCB
J1 X3:1,2; Speed Input Contact pulses Voltage pulses; + at X3:1
(default) High 5- 50 V:Low : 0- 1 V
J2 X3:3,4 ; Heading or Contact (default) Voltage ; + at X3:1
Error Input signal High 5- 50 V:Low : 0- 1 V

Table 2: Pulse Input configuration

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Hardware

Jumper on the Corresponding


PCB 2-3 1-2+ 3-4
terminal
J3 X3:5,6; 100 ms Pulse as 100 ms Pulse as of
Speed Output contact (default) supply voltage
via 2.4 Kohm
J4 X3:7,8 ; Heading or Contact (default) Switched supply
Error Output signal voltage via 2.4
Kohm

Table 3: Relay output configuration

ON = 400 pulses per nautical mile


S1.1
OFF = 200 pulses per nautical mile (default)

S1.2 ON : Input 2 = Error input from Speed log , open Input = Speed log error, no values in
the NMEA telegram !
OFF: Input 2 = Input of heading (ahead or astern depends on Configurations byte LSB
RES RESET Module
WP Starts Setup
PROG RX 232 /422 switch over; Flash Update if closed while RESET or Power ON

Table 4: DIP Switch and jumper on the PCB

X2 Signal PC Signal
COM x X1
2 TX 2 1 + 24 V
3 RX 3 2 0V
5 GND 5 3 WP
4

Table 5: X1 and X2 connections

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Software

5 Software
All NMEA telegrams at the RS 422 interface X3:9-10(Input) are transmitted to the RS 232 - X2 as well
as to both the RS422 interfaces X3: 13-14 and X3: 15-1.
.

Mode 1 : Pulse -> NMEA „$xxVHW..“

This mode will be selected upon restart.


Through Input 1 (X3: 1-2) 200 or 400 pulses per nautical mile can be fed into the interface.
Input 2 (X3: 3-4) can be configured as an input for heading or for the error signal from the speed log.
Each input can be set for contact or voltage pulses using Jumpers 1 and 2.
The speed determined thereof is output as “$VDVHW….” according to NMEA Standard 0183
The selection between 200 and 400 pulses is carried out through S1/1 within the device where posi-
tion ON = configures 400 per nm. But this will only come into effect upon RESET.
The function of Input 2 is selected through S1/2 where position ON = error input and OFF = heading
signal (ahead/astern) for positive or negative speed values in the NMEA output. This immediately
comes into effect.
The heading signal gives the direction of the speed vector ahead or astern with negative sign in the
NMEA telegram. The meaning of a H-level or closed contact is determent by Bit 1 of the Config –
Byte.
Relay Output 1 X3: 5-6 outputs the pulses received at Input 1 with a pulse length of 100 ms.
Relay Output 2 X3: 7-8 outputs the status information received at Input 2.
Simultaneously, an error telegram is sent if the cause was within the interface.
If there are no pulses from the speed log, the NMEA is sent as a null telegram after one minute with-
out pulses. Additionally, the Error LED will illuminate.
Both heading values will always stay blank since this information is not included in the interface.

Figure 2: VHW telegram

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Figure 3: VBW telegram

Mode 2: NMEA Input -> Pulses

This Mode will be selected when a valid VHW, VBW or VTG telegram is detected at the RS 422 input
X3: 11-12.
The pulse inputs within this mode are not active!
The telegrams need to comply with the requirements of the IEC 61162-2.
If there is an LRC available within the telegrams, it will be checked.
The telegram will be analysed and a corresponding pulse frequency will be output through Relay 1
X3: 5-6. First, valid “water speed” values will be searched for within the VBW. If these fields are null
fields, the “ground speed” values will be used.
The heading will be determined from the sign of the longitudinal speed of the VBW telegram or from
the sign of the speed of the VHW telegram and output through Relay 2 (X3:7-8). Astern direction is
derived from the negative speed and output as contact or 24V signal at X3: 7-8. The assignment be-
tween switching state and heading can be set through the configuration byte.
For monitoring the serial connection, a time of 0…60 seconds may be set within which a new input
telegram needs to be received to maintain Mode 2.
This monitoring function is deactivated if the value is set to 0.
All NMEA telegrams being received are output to the RS232 interface and both RS422 interfaces.
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Installation and set to work

6 Installation and set to work


Prior to connecting the interface to the signal sources, the voltage levels at the cables to be
connected need to be checked and, if applicable, the inputs and outputs have to be config-
ured accordingly according chapter 4 Hardware. Jumper RES, PROG and WP must be open while
normal running!
The case of the module should be earthed on a central point with a flexible wire of diameter more
than 0.5 mm. Also all screens of the cables should be connected there one side only.
Check the speed pulse level in case of a voltage output from the speed log.
If an input or output is configured for contact no external voltage must be applied to it!
Obtain the parameter given in chapter 4.

6.1 Start up
The PC will run a terminal program acting as monitor on X3 or X2. X2 - RS 232 is listen only while
normal running. It is used for software update if the jumper PROG is set.
Below, the specific steps are shown taking the “OC Console” as an example.

After Power on a splash screen like Figure should appear. If not check baud rate of the terminal pro-
gram for 4800 8N1.

Also the connection may be wrong. Check according table 6.

RS 232 9 pin DSub* RS 422 Interface


X3
5 TX+
11- RX+
3 TX-
12- RX-
2 RX-
13- TX-
5 RX+
14- TX+

Table 6: Serial connection PC RS232- X3:RS422

* Attention: RS 232 to RS 422 connection is non- standard and may fail! the usage of an suitable con-
verter is recommended.

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6.2 Initialising the Terminal Program:

Figure 4: Terminal interface settings

Figure 5: Terminal settings

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Figure 6: Terminal download settings

Figure 7: Splash Screen after Power ON

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6.3 Parameter Setup Mode


For operation, several operating parameters are stored within the EEPROM which may be changed, if
required.
Before starting the parameter settings all hardware settings on the PBC should be done!
The serial communication without the necessity of the housing being open must use the RS 422 (X3:
11-14).
The programming mode may be entered by a short connection on X1: 3-4 (WP).

Figure 8: Splash screen in Setup Mode

Setup using the help menu is possible by pressing the keys `y´ and Enter.
After entering “d”, the default values are written into the EEPROM.
Input of new parameters will be carried out according to help:
[Identifier] – [Comma] – [new Parameter] – [Enter].
If it do not work check the terminal settings acc. Figure 5: Terminal settings
Irrespective of the baud rate the splash screen in Figure 7: Splash Screen after Power ON as well as
the setup run with 4800 8 N1.
Only telegram transfer during normal operation runs using the selected baud rate!

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Thus, configuration without knowing the selected baud rate is always possible.
Example – setting a new baud rate to 9600 baud and exiting the setup:
0,9600[Enter]

6.3.1 Parameter

0=The baud rate is settable according to Figure 8. The other parameters of the serial interface are
defined with 8 N 1.
Presetting is 4800 baud.
1= Configuration
Bit 0(LSB) determines the function of Input 2 (X3: 3, 4) and output 2 (X3: 7,8) as a indicator if S1-2 is
ON . If S1.2 is OFF Bit0 has no function!
See also Table 4: DIP Switch and jumper on the PCB .

0: The NMEA output is $[Talker ID]VBW,... +


If Input 2 is open the speed in the NMEA-telegram is positive, the vessel goes ahead.
If Input 2 is closed the speed in the NMEA-telegram is negative, the vessel goes astern.

1: The NMEA output is $[Talker ID]VBW,... +


If Input 2 is closed the speed in the NMEA-telegram is positive, the vessel goes ahead.
If Input 2 is open the speed in the NMEA-telegram is negative, the vessel goes astern.

128: The NMEA output is $[Talker ID]VHW,... +


If Input 2 is open the speed in the NMEA-telegram is positive, the vessel goes ahead.
If Input 2 is closed the speed in the NMEA-telegram is negative, the vessel goes astern.

129: The NMEA output is $[Talker ID]VHW,... +


If Input 2 is closed the speed in the NMEA-telegram is positive, the vessel goes ahead.
If Input 2 is open the speed in the NMEA-telegram is negative, the vessel goes astern.

Presetting is configuration =0. That means:


- VBW output.
- If S1.2 = ON
Input 2 = open: positive speed values in the VBW
Input 2 = close: negative speed values in the VBW
- If S1.2 = OFF
Input 2 = open: Speed log -error, no values in the VBW telegram!
Input 2 = close: Always positive speed values in the VBW.

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2= Time Out for the NMEA – input telegram for generating pulses and the heading signal at Out 2
(X3: 7, 8):
0= no timeout means that the telegram received initiates an output of the corresponding speed and
heading until the receipt of a new telegram.
1…60 If no new valid VBW or VHW telegram is received within a time of 1…60 seconds, an error
message will be displayed.
Presetting : 60 seconds

3= Repetition time of the NMEA telegram sent.


Range : 1.. 60 seconds
Presetting: 1 second

4= Talker ID of the NMEA telegram sent


According to IEC 61 162, the first two characters within the NMEA telegram are selectable.

5= Bounce time out for the input signals at Input 1


This parameter allows the pulse input to be adjusted to bouncing pulse signals.
Range : 50… 200
Presetting: 150
ESC[Enter] - End of setup.

Open WP if it was still closed.


Figure 9 shows, as an example, the change of the headers to “VD”.

Figure 9: Change of NMEA Talker ID

Press ESC and Enter to exit the SETUP.

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Service and trouble shooting

7 Service and trouble shooting


Fault alarms may be sent through self-test during system reboot and through continuous interface
monitoring. Simultaneously, a collective alarm will be displayed at the ERROR LED.
A watchdog monitors execution of the software and initiates a reset of the system, if necessary.
These messages are generated as alarm telegrams according to the NMEA-0183 standard and are
output on all interfaces at the same time.
Output is carried out using the programmed baud rate.

Figure 8: Alarm Telegram Structure

4.1 Alarm Telegrams of the SLIF Version 1.6.x

$VDALR,,0.A,A,EEPROM CRC invalid *50

This telegram occurs when an error in the checksum of the EEPROM is detected during start-up.
Additionally, a watchdog reset will be initiated to try to solve the problem by retesting the EEPROM.
The cause of this may be a parameter setup which has been incorrectly completed, without pressing
ESC.
Then, the checksum in the EEPROM has not been recalculated and stored.
 Execute setup again.

Another cause may be a fault in the EEPROM. The component needs to be replaced by the manufac-
turer.

$VDALR,,6,A,A,Time out error VBW*06

This telegram occurs in Mode 2 when the time period between the incoming VBW or VHW telegrams
is longer than the time set in the setup.
The time out constant can be increased up to 60 seconds, or monitoring can be turned off with 0
seconds.

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