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EMC RECREATIONAL CRAFT DIRECTIVE 89/336/EEC
This product has been designed to be compliant with the above Directive. Maximum performance, and compliance with the EMC Directive, can only be ensured by correct installation. It is strongly recommended that the installation conforms with the following standards:

APPLICABLE STANDARDS
a) ISO 8846 Small Craft-Electrical Devices – Protection against ignition of surrounding flammable gases. b) ISO 13297 – Alternating Current Installations ISO = International Standards Organization

SAFE BOATING STATEMENT
This device meets or exceeds the applicable ABYC, ISO, and USCG safe boating rules, regulations, standards, and guidelines.

SAFE BOATING ON THE WEB
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The information contained in this manual is believed to be accurate at the time of going to print but no responsibility, direct or consequential, can be accepted for damage resulting from the use of this information. The manufacturers reserve the right to make changes, without notice, to any of its products.

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i3000 Series Owner’s Manual
Rev. A1.5.00

Thank you for choosing Teleflex Morse, a #1 name in marine electronics. Teleflex Morse has built its reputation by designing and manufacturing top-quality, thoroughly reliable marine equipment. Your Teleflex Morse i3000 system is designed for trouble-free use in even the harshest marine environment. We encourage you to read this manual carefully in order to get full benefit from all the features and uses of your Teleflex Morse product. Also, please register your purchase by filling out the warranty registration card at the back of this manual.

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Installer. cannot eliminate the hazards that they signal. suitable for unconfined waters. Warnings and Cautions (accompanied by the International Hazard Symbol ) are used to alert the manufacturer or installer to special instructions concerning a particular service or operation that may be hazardous if performed incorrectly or carelessly. operation or maintenance. and Consumer Throughout this manual. Observe these alerts carefully! These “safety alerts” alone. Strict compliance to these special instructions when performing installation. Figure 1 WARNING This system should not be used as the sole navigational aid to prevent collision. CAUTION Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in minor injury or product and/or property damage. 3 . NOTICE Information that is important to proper installation. or personal injury. WARNING Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in severe personal injury or death. The Autopilot is only an aid to steering. and maintenance plus “common sense” operation are the most effective accident prevention measures. operation.Notice to Boat Manufacturer. It is the responsibility of the Helmsman to ensure and maintain the safe navigation and control of the vessel at all times. DANGER Immediate hazards which WILL result in severe personal injury or death. but is not hazard-related. boat damage. grounding.

...........31 Setup for Deluxe Control Head Systems ..........................................61 Troubleshooting ...................................................................................................................................................................................59 Sea State Adjustments .................52 Compass Course Control ..............................10 Installation .....................................18 Installing the Electronic Control Unit (ECU).........................................................................61 Specifications .........................................................................................................................................................................................................20 Installing the Hydraulic Steering Pump....................67 Index.................................................................................................50 Starting Up the i3000 ....11 Installing Control Heads........58 Course Change .................14 Installing the i3580 Flux Gate Compass ....................................................................................31 Setup for i3705-Only Control Head Systems.......63 Customer Service & Support.............................................................................................................64 3-Year Limited Warranty............................................................................................................................65 Glossary ...........................................................................................28 Setup .....................25 Connecting Optional Devices .....................................45 Operation............................................................................................22 Connecting Components .........................................................................19 Installing the i3809 Rotary Rudder Feedback Unit..................................................51 Working with the i3000 ....................................................50 Getting to Know the i3000 Control Heads ...............................................................................59 Technical Information ..................................................64 TE Product Return Procedure .........................................................................56 NAV (Navigator) Course Control..............................................................................................10 System Overview .................6 Quick Start Operations Guide ..........................................69 4 .................................................................................58 Dodge ...............................................................................61 Maintenance..........................................27 Connecting Electrical Power ................................................................................................................8 The i3000 Autopilot System ........................................................................................................................................Contents Quick Start Installation & Setup Guide ......................................56 Jog Steer .............................11 Before You Begin.........................

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Mounting location should be at least 9ft (3m) from speakers and Radar Magnetrons. Mounting location should be at least 3ft (1m) from battery chargers. or other magnetized items may be placed or stowed. air conditioners. generators. engines. power cables. cans.com 6 .i3000 Owner’s Manual Quick Start Installation & Setup Guide Components and Connections Compass position is critical to operation! • • • Mounting location should be within the i3580 cable’s reach of the i3300 ECU. refrigerators. as near as possible to the boat’s most stable position—low in the boat.S. • • Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. ammeters. Avoid mounting in the galley or any area where tools. even if only temporarily. Mounting location should be on a vertical surface. near the boat’s turning fulcrum (typically 1/3 to 1/2 the distance from the transom to the bow) and on the centerline. and other similar equipment. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. DC Steering Pumps.

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Rudder Feedback Unit. and TE Network to direct the operation of the Steering Pump and control the course according to the features and options selected. The i3000 Autopilot takes away the monotonous task of holding your boat on a straight course. the i3000 cannot overcome sea and boat conditions that would otherwise make your boat uncontrollable. Their look. allowing you to enjoy your boating experience more. A second press of the button will immediately hand control back to you. It will steer your boat on the straightest possible course. These and other special features are intended to make your boating experience easier.S. and i3740 Autopilot Control Heads are able to display supplemental navigationrelated information on their LCD displays to aid in piloting decisions.com 10 . and an electric or hydraulic Steering Pump. the i3580 Flux Gate Compass. the Autopilot is controlled by the i3000’s Control Heads. Topside. If you have problems with your boat’s handling. Schematic of various i3000 components and connections. The Steering Pump performs the physical movement of the rudder or outboards neccessary to keep the boat on the desired course. feel. Figure 2 Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. The i3000 System is engineered to work as either a stand-alone system or as an integrated part of a TE Network system. a linear or rotary Rudder Feedback Unit. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. the i3000 monitors and controls your course through the use of Electronic Control Units (ECUs). The TE Network is a digital network for interconnecting system monitoring and control devices. NOTICE The i3000 does not fix old or loose steering systems.i3000 Owner’s Manual The i3000 Autopilot System System Overview Congratulations on your purchase of the Teleflex Morse i3000 Autopilot System! After spending only a few minutes on the water with your i3000. Nor does it steer your boat better—just automatically. The Rudder Feedback Unit tells the system the position of the rudder or outboard at any given time. press a button and let the steering be done for you. The ECUs coordinate the signals from the Control Head(s). The i3580 Flux Gate Compass is the compass that the i3000 Series Autopilot System steers to. i3580 Flux Gate Compass. so will the i3000. optional i3715. and functionality is intended to match and surpass that available through other autopilot systems through their flexibility and features. you will quickly come to depend on the unit’s accuracy and reliability in controlling your boat’s course. helping to give optimum fuel economy and minimum wear on your steering system. Incredibly easy to use. the basic system allows you to just point your boat on the course you wish to hold. and taking the time to learn how to use them will inevitably add to your boating pleasure. While helpful. i3730. An advanced system gives you the power to select a desired destination or plotted route from a Teleflex Electronics (TE) Networked GPS or chartplotter and have the i3000 set the course and navigate the route for you. The more-advanced. Below deck.

For the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) record the Required ECU Hardware code. so will the i3000. If you have problems with your boat’s handling. the i3000 cannot overcome sea and boat conditions that would otherwise make your boat uncontrollable. Then enter the date installed and calibrated. Calibration and Configuration. so leave at least 4 inches (10 cm) of clearance in all directions for releasing and removing their connectors. and washdown. problems. updates. components not to screw or glue If the hull must be used. involves tailoring the system to your configuration. Software Type. Start by entering each part and serial number. spray. NOTICE The i3000 does not fix old or loose steering systems. The components may have to be disconnected for service at some point during the boat’s lifetime. selecting the desired features. leaving space to record dates and descriptions for future modifications. glue a and screw components into the shorter than the thickness of the Electrical connectors and Steering Pump hydraulic line connectors must be protected from rain. WARNING Remember when mounting them directly into the hull. Software Version. While helpful.i3000 Owner’s Manual Installation Installation A complete installation of an i3000 system consists of mounting and interconnecting the system’s components. and service. 31). you may find it useful to create a log of your i3000 system components to record their maintenance and service history.teleflexelectronics. Before You Begin Before you mount any of the components. and installed Options code. calibrating the system. covered in the “Setup” section of this manual (p. See “Setup” on page 31 to learn more about the ECU and how to get this information. As an integrated part of your boat’s steering system. and mechanically connecting the Rudder Feedback Unit and Steering Pump to the boat’s steering system. Nor does it steer your boat better—just automatically. to protect them from drips.com . your boat. 11 www. A form to help you do this is provided on page 70. wooden block to the hull wooden block with screws block. and your personal preferences. Ensure that the surfaces are large enough and provide adequate support for each component. place them on the surfaces you wish to mount them to. or at least angled downward. Install the components with these connectors pointing downward.

AP1903-1) or 28. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. to the various points of connection.8 cc/sec Hydraulic Steering Pump (part no. Below is a list of the main components supplied for system installation. Packages are chosen according to the number of stations you want to install and the type of Control Head(s) you desire. measure from the ECU mounting location along unobstructed wire runs. Then. your installation kit may also include one or more of the following parts: • i3715 Deluxe Control Head (Handheld) • i3730 Deluxe Control Head (Compact Dash) • i3740 Deluxe Control Head (Full-size Dash) • 10’ Deluxe Control Head-to-ECU Wire Harness (part no.i3000 Owner’s Manual Installation What You’ll Need Parts Supplied The parts that come with your i3000 system depend on the specific configuration package you purchased. CE30200) If any items are missing for your installation. You will need to take measurements of several wiring and cable runs. Additional Tools and Items You’ll Need Be aware that you may need to order the appropriate number and/or lengths of wire harnesses from Teleflex Morse Customer Support to meet the specific needs of your boat before you can complete the installation. Round off each measurement to next whole foot (30 cm) and add additional length if uncertain. CE10410) • i3580 Flux Gate Compass • i3705 Standard Control Head • 10’ i3705 Control Head-to-ECU Wire Harness (part no.com 12 . please ensure that all the appropriate parts were included in your package: • i3300 Autopilot Electronic Control Unit (ECU) • 10’ ECU Power Harness (part no. When planning/measuring the route of wire harnesses. preinstall the various components prior to measuring to ensure that the measurements will be exact.S. preferably. To do so. CE30300) • i3715/i3730/i3740 Multi-station Adapter (part no. AR4102DC) • 18 cc/sec Hydraulic Steering Pump (part no. call our Toll Free Customer Support Hotline at 888-236-2952. i3809) or Linear Rudder Feedback Unit (part no. as far as practical from other high current wires. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. CE10615) • 1’ TE Network ECU Powered Comm Cable (part no. CE30810) • Rotary Rudder Feedback Unit (part no. AP1904-1) • 15’ Steering Pump Motor-to-ECU Wire Harness (part no. CE18310) • i3705 Multi-station Adapter (part no. CM10401) In addition to the parts listed above. carefully plan out where you will be installing the main components of your i3000 system and where you will be routing the wire harnesses and cables.

teleflexelectronics. Clamps may be used instead. self-tapping screws or machine nut-bolt pairs with various lengths depending on mounting surface thicknesses • UV nylon mounting head ties. • A Polyethylene split loom is recommended for harnesses.Hydraulic Kit . In addition to the items above. you will also need the following for installation and operation: • A 1” (25mm) hole saw • A 2” (51mm) hole saw • A 2 1/2” (64mm) hole saw • A powered hand drill and various drill bits • Phillips and flat-head screwdrivers • A ruler or measuring tape • Pen or pencil • Adhesive tape • 12 volt power source (your boat’s battery) • An adjustable wrench • Standard & Needle Nose Pliers-Medium size • Wire Strippers & Cutters for #14 AWG wire • Multimeter or test lamp-DC • One 5-amp and one 15-amp circuit breaker • Insulated butt connectors for #14 AWG wires • A circuit breaker mounting enclosure • Stainless steel.From the ECU to the i3705 Control Head(s) o CE183xx .TE Network Male Terminator o CM10052 . • Wire Harness Lengths o CE104xx .TE Network Female Terminator Installation 13 • • When ready.From ECU’s TE Network Tee to the TE Network Tee(s) of neighboring component(s) on the network o CM10050 .S.Hose & T o HF5521 . especially for Steering Pump hydraulic lines.3/8" ID Hydraulic Kit . prior to ordering.Bleeder Kit TE Network Cables and Connectors o CM100xx .From the ECU to the i3715/i3730/i3740 Control Head(s) and/or NMEA 0183 device Hydraulic Installation Aid Kits o HF5501 .com .TE Network Tee o CM10051 .From ECU to the Hydraulic Steering Pump o CE308xx . a terminal crimping tool may be required. and Canada). • Depending on the electrical requirements for your particular installation.From ECU to the Circuit Breaker o CE106xx .i3000 Owner’s Manual Below is a list of the part numbers and the measurements and information to gather for each. if applicable.Hose & T o HF5502 . The “xx” suffix is the length of the cable/harness in feet. order all wire harnesses and other needed parts from Teleflex Morse Customer Support by calling 888-236-2952 (Toll Free in the U. - www.

4. Control Head indicators must be visible. 3. This limits the mounting locations that can be used by each type. No templates are used to install the i3705 and i3715 Control Heads. Mounting the Control Head CAUTION Before using a template from the back of this manual. The Control Heads come in a few different configurations. Choose the mounting instructions below that are appropriate for your Control Head(s): 1) i3705 Control Heads – page 14 2) i3715 Control Heads – page 15 3) i3730 Control Heads – page 16 4) i3740 Control Heads – page 17 i3705 Control Heads 1. 5. See Figures 11-14 on page 50 to view each type available. Placement must also allow access behind the mounting surface for attaching mounting nuts and the harness connector. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. The Control Heads must be placed where they can be reached comfortably by the helmsman while steering the boat. CE30810) from behind the mounting surface through the primary cutout to connect it to the i3705. Be certain that the controls can be viewed and operated without obstruction. Secure the Control Head to the mounting surface by screwing the clamp ring back onto the i3705 from the backside of the mounting surface. Determining Proper Mounting Location i3000 Control Heads are designed to be mounted on flat. Remove the clamp ring from the back of the i3705. Pass the i3705 end of the i3705 Control Head-to-ECU Wire Harness (part no.S.i3000 Owner’s Manual Installation Installing Control Heads The i3000 system allows you to install Control Heads at two separate locations if you desire a second control station. horizontal or vertical surfaces convenient for operation and installation. i3730 and i3740 Control Heads require the use of templates--each of which can be found in the back of this manual.com 14 . 2. 6. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. and pushbuttons must be accessible to fingertips. measure it to be certain it is to scale. Insert the i3705 into the cutout. Repeat steps 1-6 to install a second Control Head of the same type. Saw out the primary cutout at the selected mounting location with a 2-inch or 51-mm hole saw.

CE18310) to the Bulkhead Socket Plate through the primary cutout. Secure the holster to the mounting surface with the two 1/4” (6 mm) screws provided. Drill a 3/16” (4. 6. Secure the Bulkhead Socket Plate to the bulkhead using the four 1/4” (6 mm) screws provided. 10. Align the socket hole of the Bulkhead Socket Plate with the primary cutout and mark the four mounting hole locations using the Bulkhead Socket Plate itself. Drill a 3/16” (4. Repeat steps 1-10 to install a second Control Head of the same type. 9. 8. 11. Stow the i3715 in the i3715 Holster. Secure the i3715 end of the Deluxe Control Head-to-ECU wire harness (part no. making sure to pay attention to the socket and plug mating alignment.3 mm) hole at each mounting hole location you just marked on the bulkhead. 7. Installation Figure 3 15 - www. Saw out the primary cutout at the selected Bulkhead Socket Plate mounting location with a 1-inch or 25-mm hole saw.teleflexelectronics. Connect the i3715 into the socket connector in the Bulkhead Socket Plate.i3000 Owner’s Manual i3715 Control Heads 1. 3. Place the i3715 Holster in its proposed mounting location and mark the two mounting hole locations using the holster itself. 2. 5.com .3 mm) hole at each of the four mounting hole locations you just marked on the bulkhead. Mounting the i3715 Control Head. 4.

3. Pass the Control Head end of the Deluxe Control Head-toECU Wire Harness (part no.com 16 . Figure 4 Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U.5” (64 mm) hole saw. Tape the i3730 Mounting Template found in the back of this manual to the desired mounting location. Excess studding may be cropped off if desired. Remove template when finished. Insert and tighten the four threaded 3/16” (4. Align the Control Head with the mounting holes in the front side of the mounting surface and insert the unit and studs into the mounting surface. From the backside of the mounting surface.3 mm) studs into the four holes located on the backside of the unit.i3000 Owner’s Manual Installation i3730 Control Heads 1. 4. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx.3 mm) hole at each of the four mounting hole locations marked on the template. 7. 6.S. Mounting the i3730 Control Head in Dash/Bulkhead. 5. place a thumbnut onto each threaded stud and tighten fully. CE18310) from behind the mounting surface through the primary cutout to connect it to the i3730. 2. Drill a 3/16” (4. Cut out the circular section marked in the center of the template with a 2. Repeat steps 1-6 to install a second i3730 Control Head.

Figure 5 17 www. place a thumbnut onto each threaded stud and tighten fully.com . 2. 3. Tape the i3740 Mounting Template found in the back of this manual to the desired mounting location. i3740 Control Heads 1. Cut out the circular section marked in the center of the template with a 1” (25 mm) hole saw. 5. 7. Align the Control Head with the mounting holes in the front side of the mounting surface and insert the unit and studs into the mounting surface. Pass the Control Head end of the Deluxe Control Head-toECU Wire Harness (part no. 6. Excess studding may be cropped off if desired. CE18310) from behind the mounting surface through the primary cutout to connect it to the i3740. Remove template when finished.3 mm) studs into the four holes located on the backside of the unit.i3000 Owner’s Manual Installation Mounting the i3740 Control Head in Dash/Bulkhead. 4. Repeat steps 1-6 to install a second Control Head of the same type. Drill a 3/16” (4. Insert and tighten the four threaded 3/16” (4. From the backside of the mounting surface.3 mm) hole at each of the four mounting hole locations marked on the template.teleflexelectronics.

air conditioners. continue installing the rest of the i3000 system. engines. generators. refrigerators. In the meantime. Then calibrate the system. Check 1 ft (0. Use the following guidelines for selecting a suitable location: • Mounting location should be within the i3580 cable’s reach of the mounting location for the i3300 ECU. Mounting location should be at least 3ft (1m) from battery chargers. Imporoper positioning could result in unexpected course changes or deviations.com 18 . A deviation greater than 20° will likely cause problems. and other similar equipment.i3000 Owner’s Manual Installation Installing the i3580 Flux Gate Compass The i3580 Flux Gate Compass is the compass that the i3000 Series Autopilot System steers to.3 m) in every direction from the proposed location for deviation. page 37). come back and finish up the installation by permanently mounting the i3580 in the following manner: Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. as near as possible to the boat’s most stable position—low in the boat. power cables. Determining Proper Mounting Location The i3580 Flux Gate Compass is designed to be mounted on flat vertical surfaces convenient for operation and installation. Mounting location should be on a vertical surface. WARNING Choosing the proper location for the i3580 Flux Gate Compass is critical to the safe operation of the i3000 system. Avoid mounting in the galley or any area where tools. Then turn on all electrical equipment near the location and recheck the hand compass for a heading change. After a mounting location has been chosen.S. or other magnetized items may be placed or stowed. even if only temporarily. If a change is observed then this is not a suitable location. near the boat’s turning fulcrum (typically 1/3 to 1/2 the distance from the transom to the bow) and on the centerline. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. cans. mount the i3580 to the location in a straight and upright position using a strong double-sided foam tape or some other non-permanent method until the compass’ location can be properly evaluated during Sea Trials (see “Sea Trial Settings”. • • • • It is advised that you check the proposed mounting location for magnetic interference and deviation using a magnetic hand compass before proceeding with the installation. and when satisfied with the system’s accuracy. DC Steering Pumps. The i3580 should be installed in a dry area. Mounting the i3580 Flux Gate Compass NOTICE It is recommended that the i3580 not be permanently mounted until after the compass’ accuracy at the chosen mounting location has been properly evaluated through Sea Trials. Mounting location should be at least 9ft (3m) from speakers and Radar Magnetrons. ammeters. away from sources of magnetic interference.

preferably not upside-down. If mounting with screws. 2. Do not install an ECU where it may become wet. drill four 3/16 inch (4 mm) holes. 2. or other flat surfaces. If mounting with nuts and bolts. Rudder Feedback Unit. • • • • • Do not install an ECU in an unventilated area. Mounting the ECU 1. Secure the ECU to the mounting surface with four 1/4 inch (6 mm) stainless steel screws or nut-bolt pairs.teleflexelectronics. drill four 1/4 inch (6 mm) holes instead. and there should be at least 4 inches (10 cm) of clearance in all directions around the electrical connectors for attaching wire harnesses.com . Place the ECU on the chosen mounting surface and use the ECU itself to mark the mounting holes. so be sure the positioning of the ECU allows these to be easily read. Determining Proper Mounting Location ECUs can be mounted on overheads. and TE Network to direct the operation of the Steering Pump and control the course according to the features and options selected. The LED display on the ECU must be visible for setup and error reporting. Place the i3580 straight and upright on the chosen vertical mounting surface and use the i3580 itself to mark the mounting holes. Do not install an ECU where ambient temperatures may exceed 158° F (70° C). drill two 3/16 inch (4 mm) holes. or at least not upward. i3580 Flux Gate Compass. The pushbuttons on the ECU must also be accessible to fingertips for making adjustments. 3. Installation WARNING 19 Installing the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) The ECUs coordinate the signals from the Control Head(s). Do not mount an ECU directly on an engine or transmission. The ECU should be positioned so that its electrical connectors face downward. - www.i3000 Owner’s Manual 1. 3. drill two 1/4 inch (6 mm) holes instead. If mounting with screws. Do not install an ECU near high-current devices or wiring runs. bulkheads. If mounting with nuts and bolts. Secure the i3580 to the mounting surface with two 1/4 inch (6 mm) stainless steel screws or nut-bolt pairs for each panel being installed.

S. via a mechanical linkage. Leave at least 4 inches (10 cm) of clearance in all directions around electrical connectors and connections for easy installation & maintenance access.i3000 Owner’s Manual Installation Installing the i3809 Rotary Rudder Feedback Unit The Rudder Feedback Unit (RFU) connects to the rudder’s tiller arm or tiebar. the movement of the RFU shaft will be a faithful copy of the movement of the rudder. Connect the Threaded Rod Assembly to the rudder arm using the supplied hardware. The direction of rotation is unimportant as this will be corrected electronically during the Dockside settings procedure. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. Each ball joint has a 16 mm deep tapped hole to take a threaded stud. refer to Fig. If you need to order additional fittings. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. 7). straightest possible run to the boat’s rudder. Now connect the RFU to the Threaded Rod Assembly. Preparing the Mechanical Linkage The Rudder Feedback Unit is supplied with a variety of fittings for connecting the Threaded Rod Assembly between the RFU arm and the rudder arm.com 20 . A platform of some kind may need to be made to support the body of the RFU. WARNING • • • Do not install Rudder Feedback Unit where they may become wet. 6 and proceed as follows to make the Rudder Feedback Unit mechanical linkage. and sends a signal to the i3300 ECU from which the ECU can calculate the rudder position. Do not install Rudder Feedback Unit where ambient temperatures may exceed 158° F (70° C). review the instructions under “Additional Tools and Items You’ll Need” on page 12. but be cautious not to “bottom out” the thread. The Rudder Feedback Unit should be mounted on a flat surface. The RFU should be mounted near the rudder in such a way that when the linkage is connected. When ready. Ensure that there is at least 6 mm of thread going into each ball joint. Do not install the Rudder Feedback Unit near highcurrent devices or wiring runs. Determining Proper Mounting Location Rudder feedback unit placement should allow for the shortest. 2. An extension bar is supplied in case it is needed (Fig. 1.

i3000 Owner’s Manual 3. The mark on the back of the arm flange must be in line with the center mark on the body. This will be the RFU’s mounting location.com . If they are no longer aligned. the feedback arm is also centered.teleflexelectronics. Drill pilot holes at these positions and secure the RFU to the mounting location using three stainless steel screws. Installation Figure 6 i3809 Extension Bar Installation. Resecure the RFU if necessary. Use the RFU itself to mark the three mounting holes. Installing the i3809 Rudder Feedback Unit. 4. 5. Move and rotate the RFU such that when the rudder is amidships. Check to make sure the rudder is still at midships and that the center marks on the RFU are still aligned. the RFU mounting slots allow you to rotate the body slightly to make minor alignment adjustments. Use a secured platform or piece of backing board if necessary for mounting at this location. Figure 7 21 www. You can verify this by checking the alignment marks on the RFU.

Determining Proper Mounting Location Steering Pump placement should allow for the shortest. 2. WARNING • • • Do not install Steering Pump where it may become wet. lower than at least one of the helm pumps. Do not install Steering Pump where ambient temperatures may exceed 158° F (70° C). and the center compensation line port (Port C) must not face downward.S. If they are no longer aligned. Leave at least 4 inches (10 cm) of clearance in all directions around electrical connectors and hydraulic connections for easy installation & maintenance access.i3000 Owner’s Manual Installation Mounting the Rudder Feedback Unit 1. straightest possible run of the hydraulic lines to the boat’s hydraulic steering system ram cylinder. Check to make sure the rudder is still at midships and that the center marks on the RFU are still aligned. refer to the hydraulic steering manufacturer’s instructions for installation criteria relating to your system. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. drill three 1/4 inch (6 mm) holes instead. Do not install the Steering Pump near high-current devices or wiring runs. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. air may not be able to rise from the Steering Pump to the reservoir. It is also advised that the mounting surface not be adjacent to a living area that may be affected by noise from Steering Pump operation. drill three 3/16 inch (4 mm) holes. These instructions cover basic Hydraulic Steering Pump connection into existing hyraulic steering systems. The Steering Pump should be mounted on a flat horizontal surface. If Port C faces down. If mounting with nuts and bolts. Mount the Rudder Feedback Unit with three 1/4 inch (6 mm) stainless steel screws or nut-bolt pairs. Resecure the RFU if necessary. Prior to Steering Pump installation. 4. thus starving the Steering Pump of oil.com 22 . If mounting with screws. 3. the RFU mounting slots will allow you to rotate the body slightly to make minor alignment adjustments. Installing the Hydraulic Steering Pump The Steering Pump performs the physical movement of the rudder or outboards neccessary to keep the boat on the desired course. Use the RFU itself to mark the three mounting holes in the position determined by the mechanical linkage alignment procedure.

com . Installation CAUTION 23 Connecting Steering Pump Hydraulic Lines Hydraulic lines connect the Steering Pump to the boat’s hydraulic steering system. Make sure you have the correct number and lengths of Steering Pump hydraulic lines to complete the installation.teleflexelectronics. If mounting with screws. 2. • • • • Do not use Teflon (PTFE) Tape or any other tape thread sealer on the fittings as it can shred and get into the steering system fluid likely resulting in damage to the system. proceed as follows to install the Steering Pump hydraulic lines. - www. 1. and entire system completely dry and clean. A Teflon based thread sealer. Do not subject cables to heat or abrasion. Refer to the figure under “Quick Start Installation & Setup Guide” (page 6) to see the Steering Pump hydraulic lines and their orientation to the boat’s steering system. Place the Steering Pump on the chosen mounting surface and use the Steering Pump itself to mark the mounting holes. review the instructions under “Additional Tools and Items You’ll Need” on page 12. When ready.i3000 Owner’s Manual Mounting the Steering Pump Double-check that you have the correct Steering Pump for your steering system before mounting. 2. must be used on all male pipe threads. Mount the Steering Pump with four 1/4 inch (6 mm) stainless steel screws or nut-bolt pairs. otherwise the Steering Pump will simply drive the helm around and not the cylinder. 3. drill four 3/16 inch (4 mm) holes. Empty the steering system’s existing oil by releasing a coupling at the lowest point. 1. If mounting with nuts and bolts. normally at the ram cylinder.T. tees. First ensure that the helm unit(s) are fitted with check valves. Keep joints. drill four 1/4 inch (6 mm) holes instead. but do not place thread sealeron the first two threads of any fittings. such as Loctite P. If you are unsure or need to order lines.S. ends. or other hydraulic parts.

Go to the lower helm pump. the Steering Pump should be regarded as a helm pump within the existing steering system and bled according to the specific instructions outlined in the steering system’s installation manual. Then reconnect the tubing. This run may be of a substantial length and should rise gradually with no drops.i3000 Owner’s Manual Installation 3. 4. test pressure) and should preferably be transparent to assist in visually checking for air in the system. 35 Kg/cm . Next turn the helm as far as it will go in one direction and apply moderate pressure. 6. Then repeat in the other direction. Disconnect the tubing from the cylinder (or cylinders) and proceed to refill the system from each cylinder at each end with new. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. Repeat steps 3-6 for the upper helm pump. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. Turn the wheel slowly back and forth about two turns. Always use the steering system manufacturer’s recommendations when deciding on the correct oil for filling the system. Top up the helm unit as the oild is pushed down into the system. The tubing can be low 2 pressure tubing (500 PSI. 7. 3. On no account allow the oil level to drop below the rotor which can be seen through the top fill hole in the helm pump. Repeat step 5 until system will accept no more oil. clean oil. Splice hydraulic Tee fittings into the main hydraulic delivery lines at a location near the Steering Pump then connect the free ends of the Tees to Ports A and B of the Steering Pump 2 via 3000 PSI (210 Kg/cm ) minimum test pressure flexible tubing. 5.S. 2. polarity is determined during the Dockside settings routine.com 24 . Connect the compensation port (Port C) on the Steering Pump to the compensating coupling on the helm pump via flexible tubing. Pour oil into the helm pump until it is within 3/4” (20 mm) of the top. 4. The filling and bleeding procedure depends on the make and model of the existing steering system. Check that all unions are tight and that the emergency valve (if fitted) is closed. It doesn’t matter which Steering Pump Port is connected to which steering system delivery line. keeping the oil level topped up at all times. In all cases. If manufacturer’s directions are not available proceed as follows: 1. Filling and Bleeding the Steering System Connecting the Steering Pump to the existing hydraulic steering system introduces air into the lines.

com . 9. Inside the boat there is often a channel or conduit used for wiring. This is necessary to minimize the use of the harness’ smaller gauge wire. Leave the helm pump with the oil level about 1 cm from the top. CE10615) using butt-splice or bullet connectors. Continue doing this until the ram cylinder moves the instant the Steering Pump is run. polarity is determined during the Dockside settings routine. Connecting Components Wire harnesses must now be routed and connected between all the different components. page 47) after it has been powered up and connected. - www. This will release further air. splice the Pump’s supply wires to the leads of the Steering Pump Motor-to-ECU Wire Harness (part no. The Steering Pump will probably still have air in the system that needs to be removed. Check every joint and length of tubing for leaks. As close as possible to the Deutsch connector. 10. This can also be used to route the wire harnesses and cables for the i3000 system. Installation 25 Electrical Connections The black and white/orange supply wires of the Steering Pump must be connected to the i3300 ECU for control purposes. 12. The Steering Pump’s wires may also be fitted directly into the Deutsch connector itself. keeping total cable runs as short as possible. After the system has been filled. If supplying direct voltage. apply pressure to each side of the system in turn by pulling the wheel hard against each rudder stop.i3000 Owner’s Manual 8. reversing DC power supply polarity will reverse the direction of flow. It does not matter in which order the supply wires are connected. A minimum of 14 AWG wire should be used for any extension purpose. You can finish the bleed (steps 8-11) by either setting up a temporary DC power supply to the Steering Pump now or continuing on with the rest of the installation and using the Rudder Test / Jog Steer function of the ECU’s Test Mode (see “Configuration Settings”.teleflexelectronics. Every boat is different and there may be several ways to route the harnesses. Fasten all tubing down to prevent fracture due to vibration. After a while. the action will become positive. however this can sometimes be difficult due to the large gauge of the wires. Run the Steering Pump to move the rudder hard-over to hard-over. 11.

Now connect the remaining Control Head harness ends to the appropriately marked receptacles on the ECU (“i3705 CONTROL” and/or “i3715. Harnesses should be run as far as practical from high current wires or wiring runs and should not be subjected to water. nearest the face of the ECU with the LED display and buttons). 3.i3000 Owner’s Manual When routing the harnesses. remember that they must not be cut or spliced. CE10615) to the i3300 ECU receptacle marked “MOTOR” (the top receptacle. The i3000 System will malfunction if harnesses are not firmly connected. Refer to the figure under “Quick Start Installation & Setup Guide” (page 6) while connecting components. If a harness is too short. Excess harness should be neatly coiled and secured with nylon ties. If you are unsure or need to order harnesses. Run harnesses over the shortest and straightest possible path. Order a longer harness from Teleflex Morse Customer Support (888236-2952) if a harness is too short. Such runs could cause system interference or possibly even failure. and care should be taken not to damage the cable insulation. The Deutsch connectors on the harness ends are color-coded and constructed so that a harness connector cannot mate with the wrong type of component connector. or excess heat. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. i3730.6 m) with stainless steel screws and mounting head ties or clamps. 1. make sure the connections are tight. replace it with a correct-length harness. Before proceeding. If you have more than one i3705 or more than one Deluxe Control Head installed. CE30300. When ordering new harnesses. Route and connect the Steering Pump Motor-to-ECU Wire Harness (part no. lubricants. 5. Examples are generator leads or sparkplug wires. Route and connect the i3580 Flux Gate Compass wire harness to the ECU receptacle marked “COMPASS”. 4. the xx suffix on the harness part numbers specifies the length of the harness in feet. CE30200). i3715/i3730/i3740s use part no. Route the free ends of the wire harnesses that you prepared in the “Mounting the Control Head” section (page 14) from the location of the main Control Head(s) to the ECU.S. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. make sure you have the correct number and lengths of wire harnesses to complete the installation. fuel. CAUTION Avoid running wire harnesses along other wires or harnesses that carry high current or might cause EMI (electromagnetic interference). Don’t add a short harness to make up the required length.com 26 Installation . or i3740 CONTROL”). take the free ends of the Control Head harnesses you just routed and connect them to the two connectors at the end of the appropriate Multi-station Adapter (i3705s use part no. review the instructions under “Additional Tools and Items You’ll Need” on page 12. Secure harnesses every 2 feet (0. CAUTION Once you’ve routed a harness. 2.

You can quickly and easily connect NMEA 2000 or even NMEA 0183 devices to your i3000 system to convey waypoints and navigational data. Installation Connecting Optional Devices NMEA Compliant Devices Many optional devices are available for you to connect to your i3000 system via the NMEA communications protocol. do not stress the cables.com . 27 www. and do bend the Tees.6 m) with stainless steel screws and mounting head ties or clamps. pay close attention to connector polarity. Secure all harnesses every 2 feet (0. When installing multiple adjacent Tees. TE Network Connections A TE Network and network power supply are required to share data between the i3000 and other TE devices for navigation and other system functions. so they will not be stressed or bent when secured. make sure you have the correct number and lengths of cables and connectors to complete the installation. contact Teleflex Morse Customer Support at 888236-2952.i3000 Owner’s Manual 6. If you are unsure or need to order cables and/or connectors. 1. Refer to Figure 8 for an example of a TE Network while making the following connections. review the instructions under “Additional Tools and Items You’ll Need” on page 12. CAUTION When installing TE Network components. secure only one of the adjacent Tees. Then connect the free end to the perpendicular connector of a TE Network Tee. make sure that the mounting surface is flat. Call Teleflex Morse Customer Support (888-2362952) or consult the owner’s manuals of the devices to be used for the exact requirements. A wire harness (part no. if you have properly set up the TE Network and/or NMEA 0183 connection and have the necessary equipment installed. connect an ECU Powered Comm Cable (part no. CE183xx. On the i3300 ECU. There may also be other requirements for your particular set-up. 7. Route and connect the RFU wire harness to the ECU receptacle marked “RUDDER FEEDBACK UNIT”. For more information on connecting NMEA compliant devices to the TE Network. CM10401) to the ECU connector marked “MagicBus” or “COMM”. where xx is the length in feet) can be ordered for connecting NMEA 0183 devices directly to your i3000 ECU. If the surface is not flat. This is a standard defined by the National Marine Electronics Association and commonly used by marine electronics manufacturers. etc.teleflexelectronics. Before proceeding.

Unshaded example components are added to the network to share information with the ECU. Do not mount the relay where it will be exposed to moisture. 4.S. or flammable vapors. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. Before proceeding. connectors. Secure the Tees to convenient. appropriate mounting surfaces with stainless steel screws. Secure TE Network cables every 2 feet (0. CAUTION Do not use ties or clamps on TE Network Tees. you may skip this section and follow the instructions provided with your i1001 to connect the power to your i3000. Use of the i1001 provides the best results and easiest installation solution. or terminators. WARNING Disconnect all DC power before starting wiring installation. CM100xx.i3000 Owner’s Manual Installation 2. 5. Power is supplied to the i3000 System through a three-conductor shielded harness. fuel. Figure 8 Connecting Electrical Power If you own a Teleflex i1001 Power Distribution Box. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. This harness provides both heavy and light duty power to the i3000 system components.com 28 . If you are unsure or need to order a harness. make sure you have the correct length of wire harness to complete the installation. where xx is the length in feet) and terminate each end of this network backbone using male and female terminators (part nos. CM10051 and CM10052. lubricants. 3. review the instructions under “Additional Tools and Items You’ll Need” on page 12. respectively). Example TE Network connections. Connect any other TE devices that are to be networked with the i3300 ECU to TE Network Tees in a similar fashion.6 m) with mounting head ties or clamps and stainless steel screws. Connect all TE Network Tees together (including those in any existing TE Network) using appropriate length TE Network Cables (part no. Refer to Figure 9 while connecting power.

teleflexelectronics. Connect the red conductor of the ECU Power harness (part no. Install 14 AWG (minimum) wire from voltage source B to a marine approved circuit breaker rated at 5 amps. 7. 5. 29 www. 3. 6. Connect the white conductor of the ECU Power harness to the other side of the relay contact pair for heavy duty power. 2.com . 8. 4. Connect both relay solenoids to the wire (usually violet) from the ignition switch. Install 14 AWG (minimum) wire from the circuit breaker to relay contact pair for light duty power. CE104xx) to the other side of the relay contact pair for light duty power. Install 14 AWG (minimum) wire from the circuit breaker to one side of the relay contact pair for heavy duty power.i3000 Owner’s Manual Installation ECU electrical power and wiring connections. B A Figure 9 Proceed as follows to connect the i3000 System to 12-volt power: 1. Install 14 AWG (minimum) wire from voltage source A to a marine approved circuit breaker rated at 15 amps. Install two sealed SPDT (Single Pole Double Throw) 30 amp relays.

11. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. 12. 21. page 51). Make sure all connections are tight. Press the AUTO key. Switch on the Autopilot supply circuit breakers (both Heavy Duty and Light Duty Supplies) and turn on the ignition.S.i3000 Owner’s Manual NOTICE Battery ground is required for proper system operation. Remove the large Phillips screw to the right of the POWER placard on the ECU. The i3000 System will malfunction if harnesses and wires are not firmly connected. thereby. 18. If the Autopilot starts to move the rudder. Connect the black conductor of the ECU Power harness to battery ground. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. See that 12 volts is applied between contacts A and C on the ECU Power connector when breaker A is energized and between contacts B and C when the B breaker is energized. 13. 20. switch off at once and re-check the connections. 16. Return the rudder to the midships position and switch the ignition back on. Connect DC power. 10. Put the Phillips screw through the terminal on the green wire and replace the screw. 17. 14. Verify operation with a test light or meter. 19.com 30 Installation . Secure the ECU Power harness and power wires approximately every 2 feet (0. Ensure that all components are installed correctly. grounding the harness shield to the ECU chassis. that the correct size fuses or circuit breakers are fitted and that the ship’s batteries are adequately charged. 15.6 m) with mounting head ties or clamps and stainless steel screws. 9. Turn the ignition off and connect the Deutsch connector of the ECU Power harness to the connector on the ECU marked “POWER”. If all is correct the startup sequence should initiate and the Autopilot should go to Standby (see “Starting Up the i3000”.

All the setup menus below are described in the sequence in which you should work. and other setup procedures will be performed using the Deluxe Control Head itself. Information on Deluxe Control Head LCD displays and buttons can be found under “Getting to Know the i3000 Control Heads” on page 50. steering system. All of these menus use scrolling messages with self-guiding prompts that are displayed on the Information Display line of the Control Head’s LCD screen. Primary access to the Dockside and Sea Trial menus is through the Setup Menu.i3000 Owner’s Manual Setup After the i3000 System components have been mounted and interconnected. Choose the setup instructions below that are appropriate for your type of Control Head(s): 1) Setup for Deluxe Control Head Systems – page 31 2) Setup for i3705-Only Control Head Systems – page 44 Setup 31 Setup for Deluxe Control Head Systems If your i3000 system is equipped with one or more of the Deluxe model Control Heads (i3715. - www. or i3740) then the Dockside. The setup procedure is therefore different depending on whether or not your boat is equipped with a Deluxe Control Head model. see “Getting to Know the i3000 Control Heads” on page 50. The settings for the i3000 are programmed through either the Deluxe Control Head models (i3715. both Dockside settings and Sea Trial settings need to be completed fully. the system must be set up to work with the compass. & i3740) or the ECU. i3730.teleflexelectronics. you will need to perform your setup procedures through the ECU. Sea Trial. Both Dockside settings and Sea Trial settings need to be completed fully. leaving “BOAT TYPE” unchanged. and operator preferences. Pressing the MODE key would skip to the next setting.com . i3730. Do not engage the Auto mode until the Dockside settings have been completed. During the setup procedures you will be presented with many menus requiring your input. For the system to work correctly. The Deluxe Control Heads give you access to more setup controls and features. Pressing the “>” key would change the “BOAT TYPE”. for your system to work correctly. and in sequence. For more information on the various Control Head models. Observe the following example: SET BOAT TYPE/TO CHANGE-[)]/SKIP-[MODE] • • • “SET BOAT TYPE” is the setting being considered. If your system is only equipped with the i3705 (Standard) Control Head. giving exact details on how to either change the setting or skip to the next setting/option.

if equipped on your particular Control Head model. Signals from some Rudder Feedback Units (RFU) require amplification by the Autopilot ECU in order for the system to function correctly.i3000 Owner’s Manual The Setup Menu The Setup Menu can be accessed when the Autopilot is on standby by pressing and holding the INFO and MODE keys simultaneously until the following is displayed: DOCKSIDE-[<]/SEATRIAL-[>] You are now at the Setup Menu. The available options for this menu are: • AMPFD FB (Amplified Feedback) For use with: o i3809 Rotary RFUs o Linear RFUs with black jumper in place (usually used with outboards) • NOAMP FB (Non-Amplified Feedback) For use with: o Linear RFUs with black jumper cut (usually used with outboards) Default = (AMPFD FB (Amplified Feedback). you must ensure that the Rudder Feedback Unit setting is correct for your particular setup. Dockside Settings Before actually entering the Dockside Menu. The setting depends upon the RFU installed in your system. To exit out of the Setup Menu system at any time. Pressing “>” would take you to the Sea Trial Menu. Then press MODE repeatedly until one of the options listed above appears. Check the Rudder Feedback setting by pressing and holding MODE until “CHANGE SETTING-[<>]/FORWARD-[MODE]/BACKWARD[INFO]” is displayed. Check the Rudder Feedback Amplification setting using the procedure below before proceeding with the rest of the Dockside settings.S. Rudder Feedback Amplification This setting allows the Autopilot ECU to correctly handle signal amplification for the installed Rudder Feedback Unit (RFU). To save the changes you make to any settings. 1. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. The i3000 comes from the factory set to “AMPFD FB” (amplified) for use with the i3809 Rotary RFU. you must turn the i3000 system off after making the changes by pressing and holding the AUTO key until the unit powers down or simply tapping the OFF key. Pressing the “<” key at this point would take you to the Dockside Menu.com 32 Setup . Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. press and hold the INFO and MODE keys simultaneously again.

Press and hold MODE to exit the menu. Press the “<” key to select the Dockside Menu. Press MODE to select it and move to the next menu (below).teleflexelectronics. this will be automatically corrected later.com . The display then scrolls the message “SET BOAT TYPE/TO CHANGE-[)]/SKIP. the direction of the Steering system’s rudder information may be reversed. you are prompted to run through a routine that will teach the ECU the correct settings for Rudder Phasing (rudder feedback signal polarity so the i3000 displays the correct direction of rudder movement). skip to step 5. 3. Setup 33 Setting Boat Type This menu is found under the Dockside Menu and tells the ECU what kind of boat it is controlling. Press the “>” key once to display the current Boat Type. Rudder Limits (maximum rudder movements possible to either side of midships). skip to step 4. 4. 4. With the amplification correct. If the option displayed is correct for your type of RFU. If the option displayed is correct for your type of boat. 2. 1. If the option displayed is incorrect. Steering Pump Phasing (correct direction for rudder movement commands from the Autopilot). If over 5 degrees. 3. Enter the Setup Menu by pressing and holding the INFO and MODE keys simultaneously while the Autopilot is on Standby until “DOCKSIDE-[(]/SEATRIAL-[)] ” is displayed. 20+ knots) • (SAILBOAT – Sailing vessel • (DISPLACE – Displacement vessel (up to 10 knots) • (SEMIDISP – Semi-displacement vessel (10-20 knots) Default = (PLANING (Planing vessel).[MODE]”. it will be corrected during the rudder settings routine. set the rudder to midships. 5. press the “<” or “ > ” button until the correct option setting is displayed. 5. Depending on how the Rudder Feedback Unit is mounted. press “>” until the correct option is displayed. If the option displayed is incorrect. if the Rudder Position display is 5 degrees or less.i3000 Owner’s Manual 2. Rudder Settings In this menu. - www. and Center Rudder (the rudder’s midships position). mechanically re-adjust the Rudder feedback unit (refer to its Installation Instructions). The available options for this menu are: • (PLANING – Planing vessel (high-speed power boat.

A default value of 30º appears in the Heading Display and the Information line scrolls “ENTER THIS RUDDER ANGLE [()]/SKIP.S. The display will now scroll “RUDDER TO STARBOARD END STOP[)]”. pressing AUTO will cause the Steering Pump to move the rudder from hardover to hardover.com 34 Setup . Position the rudder at midships by viewing the actual rudder. Use the “<” and “>” keys to alter the default value to the correct estimated angle.across to the opposite Rudder Limit 3) H-OVER 3 . CAUTION To prevent damage to your system. Below is a list of the messages you should see displayed on the LCD screen during each rudder movement: 1) H-OVER 1 – from center rudder to one Rudder Limit 2) H-OVER 2 . Press the MODE key to enter this information and move on to the next step. The Control Head then displays the message “CENTER THE RUDDER-[)]”. CAUTION Following the “NOW PRESS AUTO-[AUTO]” display. 30º is the minimum rudder limit allowed by the i3000. The display scrolls “NOW PRESS AUTO-[AUTO]”. to a position just before the mechanical end stop and with it held in this position.[MODE]“. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. to a position just before the mechanical end stop and with it held in this position press the “>” key again. then press the “>” key. a small space of a few degrees of arc. The i3000 will now perform a rudder test. This engages the Steering Pump and drives the rudder through a series of hardover test moves. Turn the helm to starboard. 1. 3. press the “>” key again. The display scrolls “RUDDER TO PORT END STOP-[)]”. Now the i3000 asks you to “CENTER THE RUDDER-[)]”. Turn the helm to port.back to the first Rudder Limit 4) CENTERING . Keep clear. 8. Ensure the rudder is free and clear to move through its full range of operation then press the AUTO key. 6. 4.i3000 Owner’s Manual During the Rudder Settings routine the rudder will be moved under Autopilot control. center the rudder again by viewing the actual rudder and with it held in this position.back to center rudder again NOTICE To prevent possible damage to your steering system. Check that the steering moves freely from lock to lock without undue stiffness and that it can move through its full travel range without the Rudder Feedback arm fouling the steering. 5. estimate the current angle of the vessel’s rudder just before the mechanical end stop. Press the “>” key once to start the Rudder Settings routine. 2. must be left between the rudder and the mechanical end stops. the i3000 will set both Rudder Limits to the smaller angle of the two if the Port and Starboard positions you selected were different. It is therefore important to ensure the rudder and steering gear can move safely from hardover to hardover without hitting anything. 7. Using the Rudder Angle Template on page 73. press the “>” key. or 1” of physical space. The Control Head displays “RUDDER SETTINGS-[)]/SKIP-[MODE]”.

the i3000 will scroll the message “NEW WPT PRESS AUTO” for ten seconds upon reaching a waypoint within an active route. One of the options above is displayed on the Control Head. While the i3580 Flux Gate Compass supports this feature. When manual waypoint sequencing is selected. 10. not all compasses do. skip to step 4. If the feature is not supported. Rudder Limits and Center Rudder settings have all been completed successfully. 3. If AUTO is not pressed after the ten seconds. 1. 1. The Control Head displays “ALIGN COMPASS-[()]/ SKIP-[MODE]”. the i3000 will flash the bearing to the next waypoint for seven seconds upon reaching a waypoint within an active route. Compass alignment is set again more accurately later during Sea Trials. Setup 35 Waypoint Sequence This menu tells the ECU whether or not to automatically change course to the next waypoint in a programmed route being supplied by an NMEA or Teleflex Electronics (TE) networked navigator or chart plotter while set to NAV Course Control. When automatic waypoint sequencing is selected.com . 2. Steering Pump Phasing.teleflexelectronics. - www. set the heading display on the LCD to the vessel's approximate heading. “RUDDER IS NOW SET-[MODE]” is displayed to confirm that the Rudder Phasing. 2. you are prompted to run through a routine that will electronically align the compass with your boat’s bow. If the option displayed is correct. the vessel will not turn onto the new course unless the AUTO key is pressed. it will automatically turn onto the bearing after the first two seconds. If using a compass other than the i3580. Align Compass (Manual Alignment) In this menu. Press MODE to continue to the next menu (below). you may skip this procedure by pressing the MODE key at the prompt. Press MODE to continue to the next menu (below). based on either hand compass or known heading information. Using the “<” and “>” keys or Course Change Knob. the i3000 will switch to Compass Course Control and continue on its present heading until new instructions are received. The available options for this menu are: • (AUTO WPT (Automatic Waypoint Sequencing) • (MAN WPT (Manual Waypoint Sequencing) Default = (AUTO WPT (Automatic Waypoint Sequencing). check the documentation that came with your compass.i3000 Owner’s Manual 9.

Press MODE again to exit the Dockside Menu. Re-center the rudder. Press the AUTO key to turn the Autopilot back on. 6. the Steering Pump drives the rudder so that it’s close to but does not touch the starboard end stop. If the option displayed is incorrect. turn the Autopilot off and remove as much freeplay as possible from the steering and RFU linkage. This may also occur on power steering systems. “DOCKSIDE SETTINGS COMPLETE [MODE]” will be displayed. Switch the Autopilot to Auto. check that when you press and hold the “>” key. 7. you may check if the system is responding correctly so far through the following procedure. Check that there are no travel bars displayed on the Rudder Position Indicator when the rudder is in the midships position.S. 4. Very little or no rudder movement should occur. Check the mechanical and electrical installation. Check that the rudder has not quite reached the mechanical limit of rudder movement. 3. by pressing the AUTO key. Press the AUTO key again to set the Autopilot back to Standby. The rudder should center when the key is released. 8. After you have saved your settings by powering down the i3000. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. Repeat step 3 for Port helm. switch off the power at the breaker at once. particularly if the system is plumbed with flexible hose.i3000 Owner’s Manual 3. 9. press the “<” or “ > ” button until the correct option is displayed. With the Autopilot set on Auto. 5. if it is equipped on your particular Control Head model. CAUTION If the rudder drives continuously to one side. Press and hold the “<” key and repeat step 8 to test Port rudder control.com 36 Setup Saving and Checking Dockside Settings . & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. 1. 10. 5. It is advised that you save the settings you have entered thus far before continuing by turning your i3000 system off by pressing and holding the AUTO key until the unit powers down or simply tapping the OFF key. Press the MODE key. If the rudder continuously ‘hunts’ about midships. 4. 2. Check that the rudder display segments flash. Turn the helm to Starboard only until the rudder position scale flashes.

even. CAUTION Sea Trial procedures require you to make extended arcing maneuvers. The i3580 Flux Gate Compass must. The display then scrolls the message “COMPASS CORRECTION-[)]/SKIP-[MODE]”. NOTICE Sea Trial Settings The next stage is to set-up and calibrate the Autopilot at sea. 3. You are now ready for Sea Trial settings. Press the “>” key. speakers etc. The Sea Trial menus described below are in the sequence in which you should work. magnets. 1.teleflexelectronics. Enter the Setup Menu by pressing and holding the INFO and MODE keys simultaneously while the Autopilot is on Standby until “DOCKSIDE-[(]/SEATRIAL-[)] ” is displayed. i. you are prompted to run through a routine that will teach the ECU to correct for nominal deviation in its compass readings. clockwise circle.com . follow the documentation supplied with the device. Press the “>” key to select the Sea Trial Menu. Sea Trials needs to be done at sea. in calm conditions. press the “>” key to erase previous correction values and “COMPASS UNCORRECTED-CALIBRATE NOW-[)]/SKIP[MODE]” will then be displayed. The Control Head will display “COMPASS UNCORRECTED CALIBRATE NOW-[)]/SKIP-[MODE]” if no correction values are currently stored in memory or “ C O M P A S S CORRECTED-CALIBRATE NOW-[)]/SKIP[MODE]” if the compass has previously been calibrated and the correction values are still in memory. be mounted clear of strong magnetic fields. ensure that you have a method of obtaining accurate heading information to compare your i3000 compass readings to.i3000 Owner’s Manual 11. Ensure the i3000 system is back on Standby after having entered Dockside settings. The i3000 system is capable of automatically measuring and compensating for the majority of compass deviation found on board a vessel.e. in uncongested waters. If a compass other than the i3580 is being used. transits or a corrected magnetic compass. 37 www. Do not conduct Sea Trials in restricted or busy waters. Steering Pumps. however. but possibly up to three times. If there are already correction values stored in the i3000’s memory and you wish to recalibrate the compass. in order for this feature to function properly. Completing these procedures will require piloting your boat in a steady. usually once. Before continuing. 2. go back to the Dockside Menu and change any settings necessary to correct any observed problems. press the AUTO key. Setup Sea Trials must be performed under ideal conditions (calm seas) and away from large iron structures or other magnetic anomalies to ensure correct calibration of the i3000 system. The procedures outlined below are for use with the i3580 Flux Gate Compass. caused by heavy duty cables. If the system is not powered up and on Standby. GPS. Save any changes by holding down AUTO or pressing the OFF key (if present) to turn the Autopilot off. If needed. Compass Calibration/Deviation Correction In this menu.

It is therefore advised that if you need to abort the procedure that you cycle the Autopilot off and on again immediately thereafter to ensure this step is not forgotten. 2. 3. The Autopilot displays “TURNBOAT”. If “ERROR 7” or “ERROR 8” is displayed. 5.S. On a single engine boat this turn can be best achieved by setting the throttle to Forward Idle and the helm at hard to starboard. set the heading display on the LCD to your boat’s true heading based on either GPS or known heading information. Hold your boat on a steady heading and. The Control Head displays “ALIGN COMPASS-[()]/ SKIP-[MODE]”. press the “<” and “>” keys together. 6. While the i3580 Flux Gate Compass supports this feature. not all compasses do. the Autopilot needs to be turned off and then back on.com 38 Setup . you may skip this procedure by pressing the MODE key at the prompt. using the “<” and “>” keys or Course Change Knob. End your turn when the Control Head displays “COMPASS CORRECTED-CALIBRATE NOW-[)]/SKIP[MODE] ”.i3000 Owner’s Manual 4. Center Rudder This menu prompts you to run through a routine that will set the electronic center rudder position more accurately than that set in the Dockside settings. and steady CLOCKWISE turn of your boat and press the “ > ” key. 8. If the feature is not supported. The Control Head will display “KEEP TURNING” as you make between one to three revolutions while it determines the necessary compass corrections. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. 7. The display will return to “COMPASS UNCORRECTEDCALIBRATE NOW-[)]/SKIP-[MODE] ”. before another calibration attempt can be made. 1. However. slow. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. Press MODE to continue to the next menu (below). Align Compass (Fine/GPS Alignment) This menu prompts you to run through a routine that will electronically align the compass with your boat’s bow using your corrected compass settings. Remove the source or relocate the compass to a more suitable position. Begin a smooth. requiring you to navigate back to the Sea Trial Menu and start over again. If you need to abort the routine. The Control Head displays “CENTER RUDDER-[)]/SKIP-MODE]”. check the documentation that came with your compass. 1. the compass has a strong magnetic field too close to it. If using a compass other than the i3580. The automatic deviation correction is now complete. On a twin engine boat set the port throttle to Forward Idle and the starboard throttle to Reverse Idle. Press MODE to continue on to the next menu (below).

5. press the MODE key and the i3000 will exit the Sea Trial Menu. press and hold the MODE key again. The message “CENTER RUDDER-[)]/SKIP-MODE]” is then displayed. Pressing the MODE key at this point would step forward through the list of settings. If the position was correctly set.com . If you feel the rudder was not centered correctly when you set the position. you must turn the i3000 system off by pressing and holding the AUTO key until the unit powers down or simply tapping the OFF key. pressing the INFO key would step back through the list of settings (Fig. access the Sea State And Configuration Menu by pressing and holding the MODE key while the Autopilot is on Standby until the following is displayed: CHANGE SETTING-[()]/FORWARD-[MODE]/BACKWARD-[INFO] You are now at the Sea State And Configuration Menu (the i3000 will enter the menu at the setting you last viewed during any previous access of the menu). Figure 10 39 www. To save changes you made to any settings. 3. Sea State settings allow you to change the way the Autopilot controls the boat under different sea conditions. Steer the vessel on a straight heading at normal cruising speed (ensure that there is no cross wind or similar requiring Standing Helm). Since sea conditions can affect boat handling. Many of the settings rarely need adjustment but might be needed to fine tune the Autopilot or to setup peripheral equipment options. Other items may vary by the sea state or boat condition. To exit out of the Sea State And Configuration Menu system at any time. if equipped on your particular Control Head model. you may repeat steps 2-3 from here until satisfied. if it is equipped on your particular Control Head model. Some of the selections listed in this section are determined by default after setting Dockside and Sea Trial settings and should not require any changes. 10). Press the “>” key to set the given rudder position as the new midships position. Sea State and Configuration Menu This menu allows you to change Sea State and Configuration settings. Setup The Sea State and Configuration Menu.teleflexelectronics. Saving Sea Trial Settings It is advised that you save the settings you have entered thus far before continuing by turning your i3000 system off by pressing and holding the AUTO key until the unit powers down or simply tapping the OFF key.i3000 Owner’s Manual 2. To make adjustments to any of the settings described in the subsections below. 4.

2. This translates to a higher setting in rough water and a lower setting in smooth water. page 52). page 33): • 4 (PLANING Boat Type) • 7 (SEMIDISP Boat Type) • 10 (DISPLACE Boat Type) • 10 (SAILBOAT Boat Type) To adjust the R u d d e r setting once inside the Sea State And Configuration Menu (page 39): 1. Proper setting has a marked effect on Autopilot wear and tear. understeer. A boat that is slow to respond to the helm needs a higher setting. It needs to be reasonably close to a proper setting before other settings are altered. This setting is used to match the rudder movement with the speed at which the boat responds. If a vessel speed message from a GPS or Loran is present and connected to the i3000 ECU by means of an NMEA 0183. the Rudder setting can be automatically reduced as the speed increases. Response needs to let the boat wander further off course in rough weather before correction than in calm water. If set too low the vessel will be very slow to respond. .i3000 Owner’s Manual All the menus below are described in the “forward” sequence in which they are presented. It sets the amount that the vessel is permitted to move off course before rudder is applied to bring it back onto its set heading. Adjust the setting using the “<” and “>” keys. NMEA 2000. the i3000 can do this automatically.com 40 Setup Rudder The Rudder setting has more effect than any other setting. Press the MODE or INFO key repeatedly until “RUDDER” is displayed. and tend to drift off course to one side.S. If the setting is too high the vessel will oversteer and build up oscillations from side to side. A boat that responds very quickly to the helm needs less rudder and thus a lower setting. Most boats respond faster as their speed increases thus they need a lower Rudder setting at higher speeds than at lower speeds. or TE network. this correction will occur automatically but will not be reflected by the displayed Rudder setting since it occurs internally (see “Customizing the Information Display List”. Response The Response setting is primarily the Autopilot’s “weather” control. Default = depends on Boat Type (see “Setting Boat Type”. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. To save the operator the task of changing the Rudder setting as the boat’s speed changes. When the information item “Speed” is enabled. The range for the Rudder setting is: 0 (minimum movement) to 20 (maximum movement). as well as battery life in sailing craft. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx.

The range of settings is: Adaptive (A0 to A5). if you experience severe S-curving then it is best to turn the adaptive setting off and set the value to its default setting. the vessel will hold its course but the helm will be constantly and rapidly moving. the adaptive setting adjusts automatically to suit the change in conditions. If the vessel is turning fast. When sea states or conditions change markedly. the vessel moves a long way from the course before it is corrected. as conditions change. With Response set to A (Adaptive). - www. Setup 41 Counter Rudder This setting is used to prevent the vessel from overshooting at the end of a large course change. after turning to a new course from a following sea to a head sea. Counter Rudder reduces the amount of applied rudder as the vessel approaches the new heading. making small unnecessary corrections. Counter Rudder and Trim in order to obtain the best performance. page 33): • 1 (PLANING Boat Type) • 2 (SEMIDISP Boat Type) • A (DISPLACE Boat Type) • A (SAILBOAT Boat Type) To adjust the Response setting once inside the Sea State And Configuration Menu (page 39): 1. If the Response setting is too low. page 33). The Autopilot also has an “Adaptive” setting (A) designed to optimize Response. This setting balances the rate at which the vessel is turning with the rate at which the reduction of applied rudder occurs. for instance. Default = depends on Boat Type (see “Setting Boat Type”. In very rough seas on planning or semi-displacement boats. 2.teleflexelectronics.i3000 Owner’s Manual If the Response setting is too high.com . This condition causes the most wear in the steering gear and is wasteful of power. the Autopilot automatically fine tunes the controlled rudder movements to roughly the same frequency and magnitude as those performed by hand when steering manually. If viewed from the Sea State And Configuration Menu. PLANING and SEMIDISP Boat Types have upper limits of 2 and 5 respectively to prevent setting the value innappropriately (see “Setting Boat Type”. You will need to decrease the Response setting to correct this. the applied rudder needs to be reduced earlier than if the vessel were turning slowly. However. Adjust the setting using the “<” and “>” keys. or 1 (very responsive) to 20 (least responsive). the value will change between A0 (calm sea) and A5 (rough sea) as it adjusts itself. Press the MODE or INFO key repeatedly until “RESP ” is displayed. Increase the Response setting to correct this.

1. Adjust the setting using the “<” and “>” keys. 2. Adjust the setting using the “<” and “>” keys. 2.i3000 Owner’s Manual If Counter Rudder is set too high. Default = depends on Boat Type (see “Setting Boat Type”. Press the MODE or INFO key repeatedly until “RUDLIM ” is displayed. before settling to the new heading. . that can be obtained by the Autopilot under its control. Multiply the Rudder Limits setting by four in order to get the setting in degrees.com 42 Setup The range of settings is: 0 (no Counter Rudder) to 2 0 (maximum Counter Rudder). that the dodge function can use. The range of settings is: 4 (16º) to 10 (40º). Typically. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. The Dockside settings automatically calculated this value. however this setting allows manual override. Default = none (set during Dockside settings routine) To adjust the Rudder Limits setting once inside the Sea State And Configuration Menu (page 39): CAUTION Ensure the limit setting does not allow the rudder to touch its mechanical end stops. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. Rudder Limits This allows you to adjust the maximum rudder movement. the vessel will not settle onto the new heading quickly enough. Press the MODE or INFO key repeatedly until “C-RUD ” is displayed. either side of midships. Counter Rudder is set to the appropriate default value during the Dockside settings routine and does not need further adjustment. Dodge Limits This limits the maximum rudder movement. page 33): • 1 (PLANING Boat Type) • 3 (SEMIDISP Boat Type) • 4 (DISPLACE Boat Type) • 4 (SAILBOAT Boat Type) To adjust the Counter Rudder setting once inside the Sea State And Configuration Menu (page 39): 1. It should be set so that the vessel will not execute a dangerous turn at full speed. Changes are made in four degree increments.S. If the Counter Rudder is set too low then the vessel will overshoot. Multiply the Rudder Limits setting by four in order to get the setting in degrees. and the Autopilot will have to correct with opposite helm accordingly. Changes are made in four degree increments. Dodge Limits cannot be set greater than the Rudder Limits. to either side of midships. The range of settings is: 4 (16º) to 10 (40º). possibly causing the vessel to oscillate from side to side.

the computer reads the rudder position. Setup 43 Rudder Feedback Amplification This setting allows the Autopilot ECU to correctly handle signal amplification for the installed Rudder Feedback Unit (RFU). If it is greater than 10º from amidships it assumes the vessel is turning and. If the rudder angle is less than 10º it assumes this is standing helm applied to compensate for tide or wind and so does not center the rudder. To adjust the Dodge Limits setting once inside the Sea State And Configuration Menu (page 39): 1. The i3000 comes from the factory set to “AMPFD FB” (amplified) for use with the i3809 Rotary RFU. it centers the rudder so that it can ‘get it’s bearings’. They can turn this setting to off so that the computer does not center the rudder when initially engaged. Adjust the setting using the “<” and “>” keys. The setting depends upon the RFU installed in your system. Press the MODE or INFO key repeatedly until “DGELIM ” is displayed. 2. When the Autopilot is initially engaged.com . - www. Rudder Centering Rudder centering can be turned off from here. To adjust the Rudder Feedback Amplification setting once inside the Sea State And Configuration Menu (page 39): 1. Signals from some Rudder Feedback Units (RFU) require amplification by the Autopilot ECU in order for the system to function correctly.i3000 Owner’s Manual Default = 10 (40º).teleflexelectronics. Some vessels will want to engage the Autopilot while towing or trawling where often standing helm is greater then 10º. Adjust the setting using the “<” and “>” keys. 2. The available options for this menu are: • AMPFD FB (Amplified Feedback) For use with: o i3809 Rotary RFUs o Linear RFUs with black jumper in place (usually used with outboards) • NOAMP FB (Non-Amplified Feedback) For use with: o Linear RFUs with black jumper cut (usually used with outboards) Default = (AMPFD FB (Amplified Feedback). Press the MODE or INFO key repeatedly until one of the above options is displayed. if Rudder Centering is ON.

The Live Heading is displayed in larger numbers in the Heading display. SE.3º at each point. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. note the amount of error at the eight Cardinal and Intercardinal points (N.com 44 Setup 1. Adjust the setting using the “<” and “>” keys. The error should be less than +/. To adjust the Rudder Centering setting once inside the Sea State And Configuration Menu (page 39): 2.3º. if needed. Only change Rudder one step at a time. Comparison checks against known headings should be carried out to verify the accuracy of the compass and rudder control. If the vessel drifts off course to one side. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. S. SW. While at sea. to change the setting.i3000 Owner’s Manual The available options for this menu are: • RUDC ON (Rudder Centering ON) • RUDC OFF (Rudder Centering off) Default = (RUDC ON (Rudder Centering ON). The vessel should now hold a steady course. the compass will need to be moved and corrected again before the Autopilot can be safely and reliably used. The Autopilot will also switch itself off once the reset has been done. If the vessel oscillates from side to side. Steer the vessel in a straight line at normal cruising speed and press the AUTO key. NOTICE The compass positioning and correction procedures must be redone before you can use the Autopilot if compass error is greater than +/. pressing the “<” and “>” keys simultaneously will clear all settings and restore all default values. Reset All Use caution when displaying this option from the Sea State And Configuration Menu (page 39). W. as you might do on a voyage. you may need to change the Rudder setting under the Sea State and Configuration Menu to set the Autopilot for optimum performance. If the vessel doesn’t hold a steady course. If this accuracy cannot be achieved. When “RESETALL ” is displayed. if it is equipped on your particular Control Head model. Saving and Checking Setup It is advised that you save the settings you have entered thus far before continuing by turning your i3000 system off by pressing and holding the AUTO key until the unit powers down or simply tapping the OFF key.S. NW). turn the vessel through a full 360º with the Autopilot on Standby. Press the MODE or INFO key repeatedly until “RUDC ” is displayed. increase the Rudder setting by one. E. decrease Rudder by one. Review the instructions the appropriate instructions. . NE.

The two-digit display will flash repeatedly if a menu option has not been selected for the menu presented. If the display is steady. leaving the selection for the menu just displayed untouched. If the display is steady. to turn the Autopilot off.teleflexelectronics. and allows you to use the “+”. ECU Buttons and Display. configuration. leaving the selection for the previous menu untouched. pushing this button displays the next menu option. pushing this button advances you to the next menu. pushing this button selects the displayed option. and ENTER buttons to scroll through the available menu options for that menu and make a new selection. if you have not already done so. The i3000 Autopilot installation and setup is now complete. Setup Figure 11 ECU Button Functions “+” . Now satisfied with your compass’ position and accuracy. or pressing the OFF key (if equipped). “-“ . pushing this button returns you to the previous menu. “-“. go back and complete the installation by permanently mounting it at this time. A steady display indicates that an option was previously selected.If the display is flashing. 45 www.i3000 Owner’s Manual Press the AUTO key to regain manual steering control. ENTER – If the display is flashing. Save any changed settings by holding down the AUTO key. pushing this button “deselects” the displayed menu option (causing it to flash). If the display is steady. Setup for i3705-Only Control Head Systems If the only Control Head on your i3000 system is the i3705 model then calibration.com .If the display is flashing. and attaining information about the i3000 system are all executed on the ECU through the use of the three ECU buttons and LED display on the front of the ECU. pushing this button displays the previous menu option.

bleeding the hydraulic steering system.com 46 Setup .i3000 Owner’s Manual ECU Modes When you power on the ECU. • • • • Choosing the ECU Mode The ECU mode is normally selected automatically by the system at at the time of startup (see “ECU Modes”. the green power indicator next to the two-character LED display should come on and the ECU should present the following items in sequence on its LED display: 1) 8 .S S . The ECU should always be returned to this mode after any setting changes have been made. 2) the Software Version. 3) the Mode Menu (listing the current ECU mode). Sea Trial . The Mode Menu is the initial menu presented whenever the ECU is powered on. either by ignition switch or reconnecting the power harness. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. If the system has never been calibrated. This mode is for setting up the initial system configuration required to enable the Autopilot to control your boat at sea. which is a 1-second LED test that lights all segments of the 2-digit LED indicator to ensure they are all working correctly. but it can also be changed manually by using the “+”. or i3740). and resetting all i3000 settings and options to their original factory defaults. This mode is the actual mode of use for the Autopilot. i3730. This mode is for fine tuning Autopilot control based on sea conditions and your boat’s handling. and ENTER buttons at the ECU’s Mode Menu. it will be necessary to manually change the ECU mode at the ECU in order to thoroughly calibrate and customize your system. The menu selections in this mode are preset to defaults which you should review prior to use. If your system is not equipped with a Deluxe Control Head (i3715.. You can determine which mode the ECU is in by checking the code displayed by the Mode Menu on the two-character LED display just after powering on the ECU. which is a number (displays for 1 second) identifying the revision number of the installed software code set. It is the initial mode automatically selected when the system is powered on. Test .( t E. “-“. unless the system requires calibration. page 46).S. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. this is the initial mode after power is applied. This mode is for special functions such as testing Autopilot control of the rudder. Sea State . Dockside – d S .St . ECU mode descriptions and their corresponding display codes are listed below: • Operation – oP . This mode is for calibrating the system to correctly control your boat.8 .

pressing the ENTER button will confirm your choice and switch the ECU to the desired mode. You should enter these configuration settings using the ECU buttons in the manner described under “ECU Button Functions” (page 45). 2. Pushing the “+” or “-“ buttons while the display is steady will only move you back or forth through the menus available in the selected mode. Configuration Settings The following tables show the various ECU modes. allowing you to once again use the “+” and “-“ buttons to scroll through the available mode choices. pushing the ENTER button will cause the display to flash. Setup 47 Testing the Display You can check if all the segments of the ECU’s two-digit LED display are working correctly prior to calibration or Configuration by following the procedure below. The default ECU display codes identified are the first choices presented by a new. The menus described in the tables below are in the sequence presented by the ECU. options. If the Mode Menu display is flashing. When the desired mode is displayed. you must turn the i3000 system off after making the changes by pressing and holding the AUTO key on the i3705 Control Head until the unit powers down. contact Teleflex Morse Customer Support at 888-236-2952 before using the system. To save the changes you make to any settings.8. Recycle the power again if you need to repeat the test. Cycle the power on the ECU by disconnecting/reconnecting the power harness. When a mode is already selected (indicated by a steady display). menus. After the indicator test.i3000 Owner’s Manual To manually change the ECU mode. reset. first make sure the ECU is displaying the Mode Menu (see “ECU Modes”. If a problem is discovered with the LED display. is displayed for one second. For more information on the menus and settings that follow. Watch carefully as 8.teleflexelectronics. page 46). or previously unconfigured system. it is strongly advised that you review the descriptions of the menus and settings with the same names found under “Setup for Deluxe Control Head Systems” on page 31. You must complete the Dockside and Sea Trial settings in the order given before using the i3000 system for navigation and autopiloting. - www.com . testing all segments of the LED indicator. 3. pushing the “+” or “-“ buttons will display the other mode choices available. 1. the software release version is displayed for one second. and actions required to manually setup your i3000 system through the ECU.

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Required ECU Configuration Settings.
ECU Display Dockside Mode (dS) Mode / Menu / Options / Procedure Rudder Feedback Amplification (setting description on page 32) A0: Amplified Feedback A1: Non-Amplified Feedback Setting Boat Type (setting description on page 33) @0: Sailing vessel @1: Displacement vessel @2: Semi-displacement vessel @3: Planing vessel Rudder Settings (setting description on page 33) 1. Press ENTER, “+” (r1 displayed). 2. Ensure rudder/RFU is correctly centered (r.1 displayed). 3. Press “+” (r2 displayed). 4. Turn helm to starboard just short of mechanical stop. 5. Press “+” (30 displayed). 6. Using “+” & “-“ keys, set display to equal angle of rudder at this starboard position (30º+). 7. Press ENTER (r4 displayed). 8. Turn helm to port just short of mechanical stop. 9. Press “+” (r5 displayed). 10. Center rudder. 11. Press “+” (r6 displayed). 12. Ensure rudder/RFU is correctly centered (r.6 displayed). 13. Make sure entire rudder path is clear then press “+” to begin rudder test. 14. When Rudder Test movements end, press ENTER to exit (r.0 displayed). Sea Trial Mode (St)

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Compass Calibration/Deviation Correction (setting description on page 37) 1. 2. 3. Press ENTER, “+” (Ct displayed). Begin CLOCKWISE turn (Cr displayed). Keep vessel turning steadily until CC displayed then press ENTER to exit.

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Align Compass (Fine/GPS Alignment) (setting description on page 38) 1. Press ENTER and hold steady course (CG flashes). 2. Press “+” whenever GPS COG data is satisfactory. Press “+” again to re-align to updated GPS COG data if desired. 3. Press ENTER to exit. Align Compass (Manual Alignment) (setting description on page 35) 1. Press ENTER and hold steady course (CA flashes). 2. Steer boat onto a known heading and hold course steady. 3. Using “+” & “-“ keys, set heading value shown on networked heading display device to boat’s correct, known heading. 4. Press ENTER to exit.

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ECU Display

Mode / Menu / Options / Procedure Sea State Mode (SS) <Adjustments to these settings only required if defaults are unsatisfactory.> Rudder (setting description on page 40) A0 (minimum movement) to AL (maximum movement) Response (setting description on page 40) @0: Adaptive, and @1 (very responsive) to @L (least responsive) Counter Rudder (setting description on page 41) C0 (no Counter Rudder) to CL (maximum Counter Rudder) Rudder Limits (setting description on page 42) d4 (16º) to dA (40º) Dodge Limits (setting description on page 42) E1 (4º) to EA (40º) Test Mode (tE) <Use these functions only to test system or reset settings to original defaults.>

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Rudder Test / Jog Steer (analogous function description on page 58) 1. 2. 3. Press ENTER (rt flashes). Using “+” & “-“ keys, test rudder/outboard movement in either direction. Press ENTER to exit.

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Reset All (setting description on page 44) 1. Press ENTER (rA flashes). 2. Press “+” & “-“ keys simultaneously. 3. After a few seconds, ECU will turn itself off. To turn back on, press i3705’s AUTO button.

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Follow the instructions under “Saving and Checking Setup” (page 44) to perform a final check of your i3000 system installation and setup. Following satisfactory completion of this section, your i3000 Autopilot system will be ready for use.

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Operation
Getting to Know the i3000 Control Heads
The i3705 Standard Control Head.

The i3715 Deluxe Control Head.

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The i3730 Deluxe Control Head.

The Control Head is where the helmsman controls all of the functions of the Autopilot. The LCD constantly displays steering related data; Autopilot system status, Heading or Course, Rudder Position, and Course Control Mode. It also has an information display area across the top of the LCD. You can choose which information available is shown here, giving you quick access to relevant information. You can also quickly access and change Sea State and Configuration settings. Operation has been kept very simple with just a few function buttons and a Course Change Knob (Deluxe Control Head models). Changing course is achieved with the simple turn of the Course Change Knob or the press of an arrow key. The arrow keys can be used either for changing course or dodging. Course changes can be in either 1º per press or 10º per press increments. Dodging is an easy means of momentarily changing course to avoid an obstruction, release the key and the Steering system returns you back to your original heading but not to your original track. The only operating difference between the three Deluxe Control Heads is that the i3715 Handheld unit does not have a dedicated “off” function key. The i3740 has an audible buzzer that accompanies alarms and confirms key presses.

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The i3740 Deluxe Control Head.

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As soon as the AUTO key is pressed. Press and hold the INFO and MODE keys together for three seconds to access the Dockside and Sea Trial menus. Selects the Course Control Mode: Compass or Navigator. Press and hold for three seconds to access and customize the full list of information that may be viewed. “ TELEFLEX ” is displayed on the Information Display line of Deluxe Control Heads. OFF – Off button (fitted on the i3730 and i3740 Control Heads only). Changes the values of the selected setting in some menus. Press once to turn on. Course Change Knob – (Deluxe Control Heads only) Changes course when on Auto. press and hold until safety countdown ends (three seconds) and display goes blank. Gives access to lighting and selected Sea State adjustments and NMEA information. - www. “PILOT 730”. “<” & “>” – Left and Right Arrow buttons. Saves settings and turns off the system (AUTO still turns the system off as well). MODE – Mode button (Deluxe Control Heads only). i.com . These buttons also change the values of the selected setting when in a menu. After successful testing. To turn off and save any changed settings. depending on function selected. the vessel's heading is displayed and the system goes to Standby status. Jog Steers / moves the rudder while on Standby.teleflexelectronics.i3000 Owner’s Manual Control Head Button Functions AUTO – Automatic/On/Off button. Press and hold the INFO and MODE keys together for three seconds to access the Dockside and Sea Trial menus. or Operation 51 Starting Up the i3000 Your i3000 system is off when the LCD display of your Deluxe Control Head is completely blank or the LED over your i3705 Control Head is not on. Press and hold for three seconds to display the Sea State and Configuration Menu. each press toggles status between Standby (Manual Control) and Auto (Automatic Control). if installed.e. Dodges or changes course when on Auto. Turns the i3000 on if it is off. Deluxe Control Heads will then identify themselves by displaying “PILOT 715”. or “PILOT 740” on their respective displays. INFO – Information button (Deluxe Control Heads only). When the system is already powered up. The i3000 then carries out a self test routine and displays “TESTING” while the tests are performed. “15”. This is followed by the text “I3000” and the Software Version number. the i3000 will power up.

Note that Rudder is the same setting as that found under the Sea State and Configuration Menu. customizing it to suit your needs and preferences.com 52 Operation . returning the “<” and “>” keys to their previous function. Items may be added or removed from the list. such as Lighting. The Information Display will revert back to Live Heading if a key is not pressed within seven seconds. Messages. Response. Non-adjustable items do not time-out after seven seconds and do not change the function of the “<” and “>” keys. the “<” and “>” keys will change the value of the setting. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. Rudder. Customizing the Information Display List To change which items are displayed in the Information Display list. Alarms and other system messages are also displayed on the Information Display line and may be accompanied by the Alarm Symbol on the LCD screen (see “Alarms. If no adjustment is made for seven seconds. The default information items that will display without additional NMEA inputs are: Live Heading.i3000 Owner’s Manual On i3705 Control Heads. Lighting. Information Display (Deluxe Control Heads Only) Pressing the INFO key steps through a list of information items displayed on the Information Display line of the LCD. and Counter Rudder) and allow you to make changes to these settings to fine tune Autopilot control on the fly (see “Sea State Adjustments” on page 59 for more information). the Information Display will automatically revert to the Live Heading display. the LED above the AUTO button will flash quickly for a few seconds during the initialization and self test routine then flash steadily to indicate the system’s status (for more information on the i3705’s LED and system status. and Battery Voltage. and System Failures” on page 61 for more information). press and hold the I N F O key for three seconds to enter the Information Menu. As an alternative to having to go into the Sea State and Configuration Menu. Working with the i3000 Screen Lighting (Deluxe Control Heads Only) The backlight intensity for the i3000 display can be easily adjusted by pressing the INFO key repeatedly until “LIGHT HI” or “LIGHT LO” is displayed. see “Autopilot Status” on page 54). the Information Display can quickly list the Sea State settings that may most often need fine adjustment (Rudder. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. Press the “<” or “>” key to change the Lighting setting between high and low.S. When displaying adjustable information items.

LIGHT [ON] o Rudder . such as screen lighting. Press and hold the I N F O key for three seconds to exit the Information Menu.HEAD [ON] o Lighting . Stop at the item you wish to change.DPTH [ON] o Wind Angle ..SPD [ON] o Depth . - www.DIST [ON] o Speed .RESP [off] o Counter Rudder .WIND [ON] o Wind Speed . it is important to remember to turn your i3000 system off and back on again using the AUTO and/or OFF keys after you have made any setting changes.BWP [ON] o Distance .CR [off] o Battery Voltage . The values last displayed are the values that the Autopilot will use. are saved in the unit’s memory at shutdown and automatically restored when the i3000 is powered back on.XTE [ON] o Bearing (To Waypoint) .COG [ON] o Water Temperature . Dockside settings. • Settings Memory Any changes you make to user settings. information items requiring an NMEA message will only be displayed if the correct message is available on the boat’s network.SOG [ON] o Course Over Ground .VOLT [ON] o Digital Rudder Angle (Fine) . except Live Heading and Lighting which cannot be turned off. Press and hold the AUTO key until the unit powers down or simply tap the OFF key to save any changed settings. An asterix (* ) on the LCD display by an information item indicates that it will appear in the Information Display list. Therefore.com .teleflexelectronics.TEMP [ON] *Despite being turned on.WSPD [ON] o Speed Over Ground . Use the “<” or “>” key to turn the item on or off or to change the units of the Depth and Temperature displays. etc.RUDDER [ON] o Response .WPT [ON] o Cross Track Error . The full list of available information items that can be displayed and their default (recommended) values [ ] are: Operation 53 • Standard Information Items o Live Heading .i3000 Owner’s Manual The INFO key now steps through all the items available for the Information Display.RUD [off] Information Items Available with Suitable NMEA Message* o Waypoint Name .

users with Deluxe Control Heads can simply check which Autopilot status symbol appears on the Control Head’s LCD screen (Fig. Both arrows are displayed when the Steering Pump is inactive. the Autopilot will always be on either Standby (Manual Control) or Auto (Automatic Control). 17).com 54 Operation . Figure 16 Autopilot Status When powered.i3000 Owner’s Manual Rudder Position Indicator (Deluxe Control Heads Only) Rudder Position Indicator. The Control Head’s LCD displays a bar graph of the rudder position. A single arrow indicates that the rudder is being driven in that direction by the Steering Pump (Fig. If the rudder reaches either of the Autopilot’s established Rudder Limits (page 42) the graph’s segments will flash. 16).S.e. a b Figure 17 i3705 Control Head LED Flash Patterns Denoting Autopilot Status. Autopilot Status Icons on Deluxe Control Heads – Standby (a) and Auto (b). While on Auto. The Heading will change as you steer manually. i3705 Control Head users must check the flash pattern of the LED located just above the AUTO key (Fig. Figure 18 Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. just like a conventional compass. On Auto. “RUD (05” would mean the rudder is 5 degrees to Port. There is also an Information Display item called “Digital Rudder Angle (Fine)” that can display rudder angle in a numerical format similar to that on an LCD watch. In Auto mode. A “( ” or “> ” symbol indicates the direction of the rudder angle. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. “RUD (00>” indicates the rudder is at midships. two black arrows on either side of the graph are used to indicate Steering Pump activity or inactivity. This means the Autopilot will not make any adjustments to the rudder to maintain a steady course. The graph is graduated every 5º and notated in 10º increments from midships. the Autopilot is engaged and controls your boat’s steering to maintain a specified course according to the Course Control Mode chosen. the large numbers in the center of Deluxe Control Head LCDs will indicate Live Heading. the large numbers in the center of Deluxe Control Head LCDs will indicate the specified course. when the Autopilot is controlling rudder movement. On Standby. up to 30º. i. To determine i3000 Autopilot system status. the Autopilot is on but not engaged. 18). While on Standby. See “Customizing the Information Display List” (page 52) for information on how to add this item to the Information Display list.

The Auto flash pattern of the LED on i3705 Control Heads will indicate which Auto arrow key function has been selected (see “Autopilot Status” on page 54). You can confirm that an i3705 is receiving navigator data by checking the Standby flash pattern of its LED (Fig.com . There are two Course Control Modes—Compass and Navigator. or they can immediately bring the vessel onto a new course. or Auto to Standby if already engaged. Operation 55 Auto Arrow Key Functions While on Auto. the “<” and “>” keys can be used to either “dodge” obstacles in your boat’s path. Once engaged. Deluxe Control Head owners have additional options. each time the “ < ” and “>” keys are pressed simultaneously. Under NAV Course Control. automatically returning you to the previous course but on a different track. - www. the Autopilot will use the data provided by a networked NMEA or TE navigator or chartplotter to steer your boat directly to a waypoint or along a multi-leg route selected on the navigator. Under Compass Course Control. the Autopilot will use the compass heading that was last displayed at the time of Auto engagement as the course to steer to and will hold your boat on that heading until it is disengaged or the Course Change function is used. NAV Course Control will continue to hold your boat on a straight Course Over Ground (COG) to the current waypoint until it is disengaged or the Course Change function is used.i3000 Owner’s Manual Autopilot Engagement & Course Control Mode The Autopilot is engaged or disengaged via the AUTO key. Deluxe Control Heads display the functions on the Information Display line of the LCD. i3705 Control Heads will automatically switch to NAV Course Control if there is navigator data present on the network and default back to Compass Course Control if the navigator data is absent. The selected Course Control Mode is indicated on the right side of the LCD on Deluxe Control Head models and is changed by tapping the MODE key.teleflexelectronics. These functions only operate while on Auto but NOT when an adjustable setting has been selected. the i3000 will cycle through the Auto arrow key functions. For more information on these Course Control Modes. The Deluxe Control Head Auto arrow key functions are: • DODGE MD . the course that the Autopilot will steer to is determined by the the Course Control Mode you have chosen. you can change the function to your preference. Once engaged. 18).Dodge function (default). While on Auto. However. The default function is to Dodge. see “Compass Course Control” (page 56) and “NAV (Navigator) Course Control” (page 56). Pressing the AUTO key will toggle the Autopilot from Standby to Auto.

you can press the OFF key. a small ‘1’ will blink on the display. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. Bearing to Waypoint. If Compass Course Control is active. Loran or chartplotter using the TE Network or Industry Standard NMEA 0183 or 2000 formats (see “Connecting Optional Devices” on page 27 for more information on how to connect and network navigator devices). To make small changes to your course while on Auto. deselect any active routes or waypoints on networked navigators or turn the navigator off to ensure that the i3705 engages in Compass Course Control Mode. NAV (Navigator) Course Control The i3000 Autopilot can be interfaced to a navigation device such as a GPS. To make large course changes. When this is selected. press the AUTO key to return the Autopilot to Standby. Compass Course Control Under Compass Course Control. if “NAV” is displayed then press the MODE key repeatedly until the word “COMPASS” flashes. The Autopilot will turn the vessel onto the new heading. Once a waypoint has been selected as a target and the navigation device is providing the Autopilot with navigation data to the target.Course Change function (1º per key press). or the “<” and “>” keys if their Auto arrow key function has been set to Course Change (see “Auto Arrow Key Functions”. and Waypoint Identifier.i3000 Owner’s Manual • COURSE 1 . The minimum NMEA messages required from your navigator in order to use NAV Course Control are: Cross Track Error (XTE). Under NAV Course Control. If using an i3705 Control Head and navigator data is present (see Fig. page 55). NAV Course Control will hold your boat on a straight Course Over Ground (COG) to the waypoint or along the route until the Autopilot is disengaged or the Course Change function is used. On Deluxe Control Head models. the Autopilot will use the data provided by the device to steer your boat directly to the waypoint or along the multileg route selected. the Autopilot may be engaged under NAV Course Control. steer the vessel manually to the new course.com 56 Operation . & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. turn the Course Change Knob. Then press the AUTO key to engage Auto under Compass Course Control. to turn the Autopilot off and regain manual control. Once engaged. When this is selected. 18 to determine status). NOTICE In an emergency. • COURSE10 . simply press the AUTO key to engage the Autopilot and put it on Auto (Automatic Control). or press and hold the AUTO key.S. otherwise the Autopilot will return to the previous Course Control Mode. the Autopilot will use the compass heading that was last displayed at the time of Auto engagement as the course to steer to and will hold your boat on that heading until it is disengaged or the Course Change function is used.Course Change function (10º per key press). a small ‘10’ will blink on the display. then press the AUTO key again to engage the Autopilot and continue on your new heading.

Manually steer your boat onto the new course initially to minimize Cross Track Error and to ensure that Auto can be engaged safely. The radius of the turn is influenced by many factors so be aware. Operation NOTICE In an emergency. Ensure NAV is still flashing when ready to engage Auto. not Compass Course Control. The Autopilot will also automatically accept a new waypoint if it is selected manually on the navigator while en route. check your navigator and network connection. When creating a route on a plotter.i3000 Owner’s Manual To use NAV Course Control. please bear in mind that the Autopilot cannot turn abruptly at the exact position of a waypoint. “NAV” will flash on the LCD to remind you that the Autopilot is under NAV Course Control. Note that the vessel may establish a “crab” angle to compensate for wind and tide as it steers to the selected waypoint. select it. When the i3000 detects an active target waypoint or route. With NAV flashing. If you still have problems. “NAV” will stop flashing and the Autopilot will turn your boat onto the new course. the Autopilot will automatically accept the new course if Waypoint Sequence was set to “AUTO WPT” in the Dockside settings (page 35). and activate it. or press and hold the AUTO key. it will switch to NAV Course Control Mode automatically. The Autopilot will then hold this course until it is disengaged or the Course Change function is used. and stay alert.teleflexelectronics. you can press the OFF key. fine tuning it as it goes. press the AUTO key to engage Auto under NAV Course Control. 57 www. If not. Figure 19 If a new waypoint is selected by the navigator because it is the next waypoint sequenced in a route. The turn towards the next waypoint only begins at that waypoint. The Autopilot will then turn onto the new course. to turn the Autopilot off and regain manual control. While under NAV Course Control. press the MODE key until it flashes. and read the magnetic bearing to the target from the navigator and set this as the new course. first program your navigator with a waypoint or route. Establishing a Crab Angle Under NAV Course Control. The Autopilot constantly monitors the Cross Track Error signal from the navigator and maintains a direct Course Over Ground to the target. both the Auto arrow key functions and Course Change Knob still operate.com .

severe course changes from occuring when initiating a dodge. the Autopilot will return your boat to its original course but on a different track. Dodge When the Autopilot is on Auto and the “Dodge” Auto arrow key function has been selected (see “Auto Arrow Key Functions”. This will also be the case if Waypoint Sequence was set to “MAN WPT” in the Dockside settings (page 35) and you do not accept the course change to the next waypoint by pressing the AUTO key within 10 seconds of notification at the preceeding waypoint. The message “(---JOG” or “JOG---)” is displayed on the LCD of Deluxe Control Head models to confirm the command. The rudder stops moving as soon as the key is released. If on Compass Course Control. taking the last known heading as the new course. The message “(--D0DGE” or “D0DGE--)” is displayed on the LCD of Deluxe Control Head models to confirm the command. or receiving error messages from the navigator (“NAVG ERR”). Dodge Limits should be set to limit rudder movement and prevent sudden. It will not operate in Auto mode or when settings are being altered. When the key is released. page 55). The Jog Steer function can only be used while the Autopilot is on Standby. Certain conditions may inhibit engagement or continued use of NAV Course Control. and it is not returned to the midships position thereafter. Then press either the “<” or “>” key and the Autopilot will move the rudder in that direction. the Information Display line will show an explanatory message and the Autopilot will automatically switch to Compass Course Control Mode. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. this may result in the boat retaking the same heading but on a parallel track to the original.i3000 Owner’s Manual If navigation data is lost for any reason. pressing and holding either the “<” or “>” key will move the rudder in that direction.com 58 Operation . not receiving Cross Track Error information (“NO XTE”). See “Dodge Limits” (page 42) for instructions on how to do this.S. To use the Jog Steer function. General troubleshooting tips and error message explanations can be found in the “Troubleshooting” section (page 61). This function is used to “Dodge” obstacles in the vessel’s path and return you back to your original heading or course. first ensure your Autopilot is on Standby. Jog Steer Jog Steering allows you to steer or test Autopilot rudder control using the “<” and “>” keys on the Control Head. For safety. such as the i3000 not receiving navigator data (“NO NAV ”). & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx.

• • • • 59 www. Reduce Counter Rudder setting by one. page 55) then press the “<” or “>” keys to change the course as desired.com . Here are some symptoms you might observe along with the Sea State setting adjustments you would need to make to correct them (descriptions for the Sea State settings mentioned can be found in the “Sea State and Configuration Menu” section. “<” or “>” keypresses on Deluxe Control Heads will change the active course by either 1º or 10º. then switch back to Auto. Increase Rudder setting by one. Reduce Response setting by one. Increase Response setting by one.teleflexelectronics.i3000 Owner’s Manual Course Change The Course Change function allows you to fine tune or adjust an active course while on Auto. For large course changes it is usually safest to switch the Autopilot back to Standby. The Course Change Knob will change the active course by 1º for each click of rotation. page 39): • Boat builds up oscillations from side to side. 10º on a fast boat is a substantial turn. To change an active course. The Autopilot will immediately turn your boat onto the new course as soon as the change is initiated. Boat holds a course but helm is constantly making small corrections. Deluxe Control Head users may change course by rotating the Course Change Knob until the large numbers on the LCD show the new desired course. Boat drifts off course to one side. make sure the Auto arrow key function has been set to Course Change (see “Auto Arrow Key Functions”. you may need to change the Rudder and/or possibly other Sea State settings. Alternatively. Boat moves off course a long way before being brought back on course. steer to the new course manually. Operation Sea State Adjustments If sea conditions change or you notice that your boat is no longer holding a steady course. depending on which Auto arrow key function was selected. Be cautious. Boat takes a long time to settle on its new course after a turn has been initiated. Reduce Rudder setting by one.

Then use the “<” and “>” keys to set the value as needed.i3000 Owner’s Manual • Boat overshoots and overcorrects during course changes. It is highly recommended that you leave the display defaults for these particlular information items alone so that the chance of inadvertantly changing the other settings and throwing your Autopilot’s fine tuning out of balance will be greatly reduced. The Sea State settings appear on the Information Display as follows (followed by their associated values): • Rudder .RESP • Counter Rudder – CR To make the required adjustment through the Information Display. the Information Display on Deluxe Control Heads can quickly list the Sea State settings that may most often need fine adjustment (Rudder. While helpful. see “Information Display (Deluxe Control Heads Only)” on page 52. NOTICE The i3000 does not fix old or loose steering systems. Deluxe Control Head users may do so from the Sea State and Configuration Menu (page 39) or from the Information Display. and its common role in solving most simple Autopilot control problems. page 47). & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. If you have problems with your boat’s handling. its large influence on Autopilot control.RUDDER • Response . Increase Counter Rudder setting by one. simply press the INFO key repeatedly until the desired setting is displayed on the Information Display line of the LCD. These Information Display items are the same settings as those found under the Sea State and Configuration Menu. Rudder is the only Sea State setting that displays by default due to reasons of simplicity. and Counter Rudder) and allow you to make changes to these settings to fine tune Autopilot control on the fly. Turn the unit off temporarily if you wish to save the changed setting. Although Response and Counter Rudder may also be set to display. so will the i3000. its use. As an alternative to having to go into the Sea State and Configuration Menu. i3705 Control Head users must make Sea State setting adjustments at the ECU while in Sea State mode (see “Configuration Settings”.S. Response. The change will take effect immediately. the i3000 cannot overcome sea and boat conditions that would otherwise make your boat uncontrollable. and adding or removing items from the Information Display list. For more information on the Information Display.com 60 Operation . Nor does it steer your boat better—just automatically. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U.

call Teleflex Morse Customer Support at 888-236-2952.i3000 Owner’s Manual Technical Information Specifications Power Voltage Input Circuit Breaker 9 – 16 VDC One 5-Amp and one 15-Amp per ECU Temperature Operating Range Storage Range 32° to 131° F (0° to 55° C) -4° to 158° F (-20° to 70° C) Troubleshooting Troubleshooting starts with a visual inspection. Messages. the alarm symbol will appear on the LCD of Deluxe Control Head models and a message will appear on the Information Display line.teleflexelectronics. which include the following: • Loose harness connectors • Poorly crimped butt connections • Bent connector pins • Mechanical obstructions • Harnesses perforated by excessively tightened wire ties • Internal fuses in the ECU have blown Alarms.com . Technical Information 61 - www. serious problems and system failures will cause the Autopilot to automatically disengage if on Auto at the time of the failure. If a problem persists. The ECU display will also show an alarm code on its LED display. first visually inspect the system for the most likely causes. and System Failures If an alarm is triggered. Below is a list of possible errors and associated troubleshooting tips to solve the problem before calling your dealer or Teleflex Morse Customer Support (888-236-2952). Visual Inspection If a problem is experienced with the i3000 system. As a safety precaution.

5V ±1. Check navigator for power.5V. Same as #46 above. Same as #A5 above. bad reception. & 4 are working correctly at 2. Check for and remove any sources of electrical noise near the ECU then recycle ECU power. 3. cabling problems. Same as #07 above. Check RFU for cabling & connection problems.com 62 Technical Information . and faulty equipment. and correct installation. Same as #46 above.S. Check that system setup & configuration parameters are still valid. disconnection of the feedback arm. Check for and remove strong magnetic fields close to the compass.i3000 Owner’s Manual i3000 Errors and Troubleshooting Tips. Check circuit breaker. and connections. and correct installation. fuses inside the ECU. Check Control Head cabling and connections. ECU Display Error LOW BATTERY NAVIGATOR ALARM NOVRAM CHECKSUM ERROR COMPASS SIGNAL ERROR COMPASS SIGNAL ERROR CONTROL HEAD TIMEOUT STACK OVERFLOW CONTROL HEAD ALARM CONTROL HEAD ALARM COMPASS TIMEOUT COMPASS TIMEOUT RUDDER FEEDBACK ERROR Suggested Action Check vessel’s charging system. 0E 0A 02 07 08 46 82 83 86 A5 A6 [6 E0 RUDDER/STEERING PUMP ERROR 0F Table 3 HEAVY DUTY SUPPLY FAILURE Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. excessive travel on the feedback arm. Resite compass. cables. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. Check RFU for cabling & connection problems. data output format. Check Steering Pump for cabling & connection problems and correct operation via Rudder Test / Jog Steer function. Check that Deutsch connector pins 2.

and special tools and techniques are required for reassembly to ensure the waterproof integrity of the housings. These units are returned “no problem found. There are no user serviceable parts inside. follow the instructions under “Troubleshooting” on page 61 before calling Customer Support or sending your unit in for repair. Technical Information 63 www.i3000 Owner’s Manual Maintenance Your Teleflex Morse i3000 is designed to provide you with years of trouble-free operation with virtually no maintenance.” If you have a problem with your i3000. simply wipe the affected surfaces with a cloth dampened in fresh water. If the unit comes into contact with salt spray.teleflexelectronics. Many requests for repair received by Teleflex Morse involve units that do not actually need repair. The i3000 contains several tools which can aid in determining if there is a problem and how to isolate and repair the problem in many cases.com . Repairs should be performed only by authorized Teleflex Morse technicians. Follow the simple procedures below to ensure that your i3000 continues to deliver top performance. Do not attempt to repair the i3000 yourself.

S. Teleflex Morse will have no obligations under this warranty for any product that: • was not properly installed. Or e-mail teleflexelectronics@tflx. 3-Year Limited Warranty We warrant to the original retail purchaser that Teleflex Morse products have been manufactured free from defects in materials and workmanship. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. products found to be defective and covered by this warranty will be replaced or repaired at Teleflex Morse’s option. in Teleflex Morse’s opinion. • failed or was damaged due to an accident or abnormal operation including racing.com If reading and following the suggestions under “Troubleshooting” on page 61 has not resolved any problems you may be experiencing with the product and you feel the product needs factory service. then this warranty is limited to ninety days from the date of original purchase for mechanical and electrical products. Teleflex Morse is not responsible for charges connected with the removal of such product or reinstallation of replacement or repaired parts. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. 8:00 a.m. This warranty is effective for three years from the product manufacturer date. except where Teleflex Morse products are used commercially or in any rental or other income producing activity. call our Teleflex Customer Support Hotline: 1-888-236-2952 Toll free throughout the U. • was used in an installation other than as recommended in our installation or operation instructions or specifications. please follow the instructions under “TE Product Return Procedure” on page 65. defective. Items must be returned within the warranty period to the dealer from whom such products were purchased. or directly to Teleflex Morse.m. Teleflex Morse’s sole responsibility under this warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of product that is. misuse or alterations outside our factory.com 64 . and returned to the customer.Friday. and Canada. Inc.S. Teleflex Morse. hours are Monday.i3000 Owner’s Manual Customer Service & Support If you have any questions. to 5:00 p. Eastern time.

• THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTIES. fax number.com. TE Product Return Procedure 1. OBLIGATIONS OR LIABILITIES ON THE PART OF TELEFLEX MORSE AND WILL BE THE CUSTOMER’S EXCLUSIVE REMEDY EXCEPT FOR ANY APPLICABLE IMPLIED WARRANTIES UNDER STATE LAW WHICH ARE HEREBY LIMITED IN DURATION TO THREE YEARS FROM MANUFACTURER’S DATE CODE ON PRODUCT. This list must include the Teleflex Morse part number. The actual product list of items to be returned must be submitted by telephone or e-mail at teleflexelectronics@tflx. was used on an engine/boat combination where the engine horsepower exceeds the rating established by the boat manufacturer. was used with other product(s) which. street address. in Teleflex Morse’s opinion. All boxes and paperwork must also reference the assigned RGA number. quantity being returned. Also please include the customer debit/reference number if necessary. please contact a Customer Service Representative at 1-888-236-2952 or e-mail at teleflexelectronics@tflx.com. In order to return a TE product.com . 3. and returned freight prepaid to the selling dealer or to the appropriate Teleflex Morse manufacturing facility. or the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state. 2. Teleflex Morse products returned under this warranty must be tagged with the customer’s name. NOTE: To ensure prompt attention and response.i3000 Owner’s Manual • • was repaired or modified by entities other than Teleflex Morse. and phone number to ensure proper handling. are incompatible with the Teleflex Morse product. please provide an accurate phone number. and the name of a contact person. All returned parts must be individually tagged with an assigned Teleflex Morse RGA number.teleflexelectronics. Upon approval. The RGA number is Teleflex’s internal tracking document. Teleflex Morse will provide a return kit which will include: 65 www. a Return Goods Authorization (RGA) number will be assigned from the Customer Service Department. Some states do not allow limitations on an implied warranty. which is necessary in order to process a return. This User Manual contains the facility addresses. IN NO EVENT WILL TELEFLEX MORSE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY RELATING TO THE PRODUCTS. product cost and reason for return. so the above exclusions may not apply to you.

Return instructions c. or any other costs of any nature without prior consent by Teleflex Morse Sarasota. Shipping Label (UPS Ground). Products should be sent to: Teleflex Morse Electrical ATTN: TE Warranty Department 6980 Professional Parkway East Sarasota. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. If the customer tracking process requires a claim/reference number per part. This packing list must reference our Teleflex Morse part number. The customer may also e-mail Teleflex Morse at teleflexelectronics@tflx. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. Products eligible for credit will be processed within 30 days. Any product sent C. An RGA number cannot be used for multiple shipments. 9. Florida 34240 7. 10. b. quantity being returned and Teleflex Morse RGA number. 5. 6. Each shipment requires a separate RGA number. A 15% restocking fee is required for all returns unless waived by authorized Teleflex Morse personnel. or without an RGA number will be refused. A letter expressing our apology for any inconvenience the products in question may have caused. RGA Form d.com 66 . The toll free number (1-888-236-2952) is available for questions 11. Only parts originally approved for return should be included.S. All returns must be received within 30 days from authorization. Teleflex Morse tests 100% of the returned products at its facility. products and accessories made by others are warranted only to the extent of the original manufacturer’s warranty to Teleflex Morse.i3000 Owner’s Manual a. A packing list must be included with the returned parts. any costs for labor or otherwise related to product removal or replacement. The Limited Warranty does not cover shipping costs to the Teleflex Morse Sarasota facility. RGA Tags for the return products e. the customer must individually tag ALL parts with your claim/reference number. 8. expenses for overnight returns are the responsibility of the customer 4. regarding customer returns.O.D.com. Parts. Teleflex Morse reserves the right to examine all returned merchandise.

Global Positioning System. Control Area Network bus.teleflexelectronics. GPS NMEA NMEA 0183 NMEA 2000 Outboard 67 www. A system for specifying the diameter of electrical conductors where the numbers increase as the wire diameters decrease. Bearing (BRG) CANbus Control Head Course Course Over Ground (COG) Cross Track Error (XTE) Electronic Control Unit (ECU) Distance between your present position and the trackline. A standard defined by the National Marine Electronics Association commonly used by most marine electronics manufacturers for data communication between marine electronic devices. digital backbone used to interconnect monitoring and control devices. i3000 component with levers to control the autopilot settings of course. i3000 component that coordinates the signals from the Control Heads.i3000 Owner’s Manual Glossary AWG American Wire Gauge. calculated clockwise using a map or compass. National Marine Electronics Association. Direction of travel. The new NMEA standard for connection protocols. A boat with an engine mounted outside the stern. An open-architecture. Direction expressed in degrees relative to North. Direction you are traveling measured in degrees from North. and TE Network to direct the operation of the Steering Pump and control the boat’s course. A method of determining longitude and latitude position using a system of satellites. compass.com .

S. A switch or relay with one set of contacts and a lever or energizing solenoid that can be in either of two positions. Single Pole Double Throw. A sequence of waypoints forming a multi-leg path to a final destination. Teleflex’s CANbus protocol operating on NMEA 2000. Teleflex Electronics. Measured from north (000°).i3000 Owner’s Manual Outboard Route A boat with an engine mounted outside the stern. i3000 component that performs the physical movement of the rudder/outboard of a hyraulic steering system. Power train configuration with engine inboard and drive outboard. i3000 component that senses the rudder position in a hyraulic steering system. A position or location stored in memory for navigation allowing return to the same position. Rudder Feedback Unit (RFU) SPDT Steering Pump Stern-Drive TE TE Network Track (TRK) Waypoint Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. Angle of line connecting starting and ending waypoints. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx.com 68 . providing a continuous stream of data to all devices plugged into the onboard network.

..... 62................................45............. 13............35.. 57.................... 51............teleflexelectronics... 36.. 48................ 70 E Electronic Control Unit (ECU)11.25.... 42...40.. 48.... 56..................50......67 Dockside settings7......... 18..... 35........ 13.... 67 O Operation Mode.. 49.................. 47 operation mode ..... 55...35........... 37......... 56.... 29..... 43................................. 62 Navigator Course Control......... 40..... 60....... 32.. 19......... 33.......... 35........ 49... 50.. 34...... 56. 54................... 49. 53.........51 Course................ 27....... 20........... 30... 46.......... 52.. 25....... 58.............52. 26... 52..... 58 Dodge.. 32.. 18.... 28............. 53 Status Indicators.............................. 57....... 32. 33.......... 71 Ignition........25.... 45................................ 47....................... 36......... 51.................. 58 R Reset system... 49.......... 53.... 1 Information status........... 25. 60 Sea Trial settings... 43......... 48...... 53 Bearing (BRG) ..... 58.................. 18. 18... 35.................. 46... 27....... 13.......................... 49 Routes.............. 55... 27... 57... 56 Steering Pump10.......... 35...... 26...53.. 27..................................... 57............... 56..... 48....... 54..... 40 P Power ..... 62.................................11............... 48... 68 I i3705.................................. 50.................................................. 22.. 53....... 46. 38... 67. 52.. 40..... 39.................................. 34............ 67 Button Functions..............42....... 46... 23........... 13 D Distance ..................... 70 button functions............................ 48.. 12.... 41..10. 27......... 57...... 54 T TE Network................. 19........ 25....... 62 S Sea State settings 39. 68............. 48......... 13.................................................... 37.............50.... 53.. 14............ 51............... 33..... 43.10.. 18............... 56. 62 N Navigator.. 37... 12............ 51........................ 12..................45........ 57..... 60......... 33......44.... 38.................. 24................ 67........ 22............ 56.......7....... 56....................... 54... 26................... 28.....com . 51 J Jog Steer......12.... 58 Control Head..................... 41......................... 51.................... 49.................. 36.13... 33..................... 57............ 55.... 68. 57............. 47. 55.... 56....... 62...........i3000 Owner’s Manual Index B Backlight setting ... 38.. 58................ 46 Compass...... 25....... 55 voltage................. 39...... 56...... 46............. 31...... 31........ 52...... 52........... 61 U Understeering.......53......... 38..... 53.......... 51...... 42.................... 56....... 68 C Calibration........................ 55.. 55.. 51. 49....................... 67.12....... 43..... 36. 31.... 25. 55......... 51 Speed................... 44............... 54...... 35...... 20.............. 24.......... 40...... 37... 70 G GPS ..10..............67 over ground (COG) ............ 37............... 35.. 21................. 55... 40 W Waypoints ..................... 62 voltage .............. 68 Rudder Feedback Unit (RFU)20........ 67................ 67 Cross track error (XTE).. 28 Track (TRK) ... 56............... 55..... 67 H Heading.. 51.. 58........ 44....................... 70 Compass Course Control ........ 68 69 www... 61.............................................. 50 Oversteering .... 46..........46........ 55... 10. 11......50 button functions............... 47........... 52... 26........ 55...... 57............. 37.......................... 29..... 59... 30.......................... 50 test mode .................................. 40........ 56...... 32.............. 47....... 19......... 12........................................ 31. 58..................46................................................. 58...................... 45...................35. 58 NMEA........... 47.. 52.....

S.com 70 .i3000 Owner’s Manual i3000 Installation & Service Log Parts Information Control Head #1 Type:_____________________________________ Serial Number:____________________________________________________ Control Head #2 Type:_____________________________________ Serial Number:____________________________________________________ i3580 Flux Gate Compass Serial Number:____________________________________________________ I3300 ECU:______________________________________________ Serial Number:____________________________________________________ Software Version:_____________________ Hydraulic Steering Pump Type:______________________________ Serial Number:____________________________________________________ Rudder Feedback Unit (RFU) Type:___________________________ Serial Number:____________________________________________________ Installation & Service History Date ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ Notes ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx.

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