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

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

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

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

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

AR4102DC) • 18 cc/sec Hydraulic Steering Pump (part no. 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. Packages are chosen according to the number of stations you want to install and the type of Control Head(s) you desire. When planning/measuring the route of wire harnesses. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. 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. Round off each measurement to next whole foot (30 cm) and add additional length if uncertain. CE30810) • Rotary Rudder Feedback Unit (part no. 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. CE30300) • i3715/i3730/i3740 Multi-station Adapter (part no. CE10615) • 1’ TE Network ECU Powered Comm Cable (part no. AP1904-1) • 15’ Steering Pump Motor-to-ECU Wire Harness (part no. CE30200) If any items are missing for your installation. call our Toll Free Customer Support Hotline at 888-236-2952. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. You will need to take measurements of several wiring and cable runs. To do so. preinstall the various components prior to measuring to ensure that the measurements will be exact. Below is a list of the main components supplied for system installation.8 cc/sec Hydraulic Steering Pump (part no. as far as practical from other high current wires. please ensure that all the appropriate parts were included in your package: • i3300 Autopilot Electronic Control Unit (ECU) • 10’ ECU Power Harness (part no. AP1903-1) or 28.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.S. measure from the ECU mounting location along unobstructed wire runs. i3809) or Linear Rudder Feedback Unit (part no. to the various points of connection. CM10401) In addition to the parts listed above. CE10410) • i3580 Flux Gate Compass • i3705 Standard Control Head • 10’ i3705 Control Head-to-ECU Wire Harness (part no. Then. preferably. CE18310) • i3705 Multi-station Adapter (part no.com 12 .

i3000 Owner’s Manual Below is a list of the part numbers and the measurements and information to gather for each.Hydraulic Kit . order all wire harnesses and other needed parts from Teleflex Morse Customer Support by calling 888-236-2952 (Toll Free in the U. • Wire Harness Lengths o CE104xx .From ECU to the Circuit Breaker o CE106xx . 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 .Bleeder Kit TE Network Cables and Connectors o CM100xx . and Canada).com .From the ECU to the i3715/i3730/i3740 Control Head(s) and/or NMEA 0183 device Hydraulic Installation Aid Kits o HF5501 . • Depending on the electrical requirements for your particular installation.teleflexelectronics. self-tapping screws or machine nut-bolt pairs with various lengths depending on mounting surface thicknesses • UV nylon mounting head ties.S. • A Polyethylene split loom is recommended for harnesses.From ECU’s TE Network Tee to the TE Network Tee(s) of neighboring component(s) on the network o CM10050 .TE Network Female Terminator Installation 13 • • When ready. Clamps may be used instead.TE Network Tee o CM10051 . a terminal crimping tool may be required.Hose & T o HF5521 . if applicable.3/8" ID Hydraulic Kit .Hose & T o HF5502 .TE Network Male Terminator o CM10052 . - www. especially for Steering Pump hydraulic lines. In addition to the items above.From ECU to the Hydraulic Steering Pump o CE308xx . The “xx” suffix is the length of the cable/harness in feet. prior to ordering.

No templates are used to install the i3705 and i3715 Control Heads. 5. 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. i3730 and i3740 Control Heads require the use of templates--each of which can be found in the back of this manual. 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. horizontal or vertical surfaces convenient for operation and installation.S. The Control Heads must be placed where they can be reached comfortably by the helmsman while steering the boat. Placement must also allow access behind the mounting surface for attaching mounting nuts and the harness connector. 3.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. Control Head indicators must be visible. 2. 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. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. Pass the i3705 end of the i3705 Control Head-to-ECU Wire Harness (part no.com 14 . measure it to be certain it is to scale. Remove the clamp ring from the back of the i3705. Mounting the Control Head CAUTION Before using a template from the back of this manual. 4. Repeat steps 1-6 to install a second Control Head of the same type. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. The Control Heads come in a few different configurations. Insert the i3705 into the cutout. See Figures 11-14 on page 50 to view each type available. 6. This limits the mounting locations that can be used by each type. and pushbuttons must be accessible to fingertips. Saw out the primary cutout at the selected mounting location with a 2-inch or 51-mm hole saw.

Drill a 3/16” (4. Stow the i3715 in the i3715 Holster. Secure the holster to the mounting surface with the two 1/4” (6 mm) screws provided.com . Place the i3715 Holster in its proposed mounting location and mark the two mounting hole locations using the holster itself. Saw out the primary cutout at the selected Bulkhead Socket Plate mounting location with a 1-inch or 25-mm hole saw. Secure the i3715 end of the Deluxe Control Head-to-ECU wire harness (part no. Installation Figure 3 15 - www. 4. Drill a 3/16” (4. 11.3 mm) hole at each of the four mounting hole locations you just marked on the bulkhead. 5. Repeat steps 1-10 to install a second Control Head of the same type. Connect the i3715 into the socket connector in the Bulkhead Socket Plate. 9. 3. 7. 10. 6. 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. Mounting the i3715 Control Head.teleflexelectronics.i3000 Owner’s Manual i3715 Control Heads 1. Secure the Bulkhead Socket Plate to the bulkhead using the four 1/4” (6 mm) screws provided. making sure to pay attention to the socket and plug mating alignment. 8.3 mm) hole at each mounting hole location you just marked on the bulkhead. 2. CE18310) to the Bulkhead Socket Plate through the primary cutout.

Remove template when finished. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx.i3000 Owner’s Manual Installation i3730 Control Heads 1.5” (64 mm) hole saw. CE18310) from behind the mounting surface through the primary cutout to connect it to the i3730. 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. Excess studding may be cropped off if desired. 2. Repeat steps 1-6 to install a second i3730 Control Head. Figure 4 Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. 6. Tape the i3730 Mounting Template found in the back of this manual to the desired mounting location. 7.3 mm) hole at each of the four mounting hole locations marked on the template. place a thumbnut onto each threaded stud and tighten fully. From the backside of the mounting surface. Mounting the i3730 Control Head in Dash/Bulkhead. Pass the Control Head end of the Deluxe Control Head-toECU Wire Harness (part no. Insert and tighten the four threaded 3/16” (4. 4. Drill a 3/16” (4.com 16 .S. 3.3 mm) studs into the four holes located on the backside of the unit. Cut out the circular section marked in the center of the template with a 2. 5.

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

DC Steering Pumps. refrigerators. A deviation greater than 20° will likely cause problems. WARNING Choosing the proper location for the i3580 Flux Gate Compass is critical to the safe operation of the i3000 system. Mounting location should be on a vertical surface.com 18 . & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. as near as possible to the boat’s most stable position—low in the boat. page 37). • • • • 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. continue installing the rest of the i3000 system. The i3580 should be installed in a dry area. Check 1 ft (0. power cables. Mounting location should be at least 9ft (3m) from speakers and Radar Magnetrons. come back and finish up the installation by permanently mounting the i3580 in the following manner: Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. and other similar equipment. After a mounting location has been chosen. air conditioners. Avoid mounting in the galley or any area where tools.S. 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. near the boat’s turning fulcrum (typically 1/3 to 1/2 the distance from the transom to the bow) and on the centerline. ammeters. and when satisfied with the system’s accuracy. Determining Proper Mounting Location The i3580 Flux Gate Compass is designed to be mounted on flat vertical surfaces convenient for operation and installation. If a change is observed then this is not a suitable location. cans.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. away from sources of magnetic interference. Mounting location should be at least 3ft (1m) from battery chargers.3 m) in every direction from the proposed location for deviation. Then calibrate the system. even if only temporarily. Then turn on all electrical equipment near the location and recheck the hand compass for a heading change. or other magnetized items may be placed or stowed. Imporoper positioning could result in unexpected course changes or deviations. engines. generators. 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. 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”. In the meantime.

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

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

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

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

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

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. The tubing can be low 2 pressure tubing (500 PSI. The filling and bleeding procedure depends on the make and model of the existing steering system. Next turn the helm as far as it will go in one direction and apply moderate pressure. Top up the helm unit as the oild is pushed down into the system. 2. Repeat steps 3-6 for the upper helm pump. Check that all unions are tight and that the emergency valve (if fitted) is closed. keeping the oil level topped up at all times. 7. Always use the steering system manufacturer’s recommendations when deciding on the correct oil for filling the system.com 24 . 3. If manufacturer’s directions are not available proceed as follows: 1. 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. Then reconnect the tubing. Repeat step 5 until system will accept no more oil. Then repeat in the other direction. 4.i3000 Owner’s Manual Installation 3. It doesn’t matter which Steering Pump Port is connected to which steering system delivery line. Disconnect the tubing from the cylinder (or cylinders) and proceed to refill the system from each cylinder at each end with new. 35 Kg/cm . clean oil. This run may be of a substantial length and should rise gradually with no drops. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. 6. polarity is determined during the Dockside settings routine. 5. Go to the lower helm pump. In all cases. Filling and Bleeding the Steering System Connecting the Steering Pump to the existing hydraulic steering system introduces air into the lines. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx.S. test pressure) and should preferably be transparent to assist in visually checking for air in the system. Turn the wheel slowly back and forth about two turns. 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. 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. 4.

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

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

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

Connect all TE Network Tees together (including those in any existing TE Network) using appropriate length TE Network Cables (part no. where xx is the length in feet) and terminate each end of this network backbone using male and female terminators (part nos. This harness provides both heavy and light duty power to the i3000 system components. or terminators. review the instructions under “Additional Tools and Items You’ll Need” on page 12. Use of the i1001 provides the best results and easiest installation solution. Unshaded example components are added to the network to share information with the ECU. Example TE Network connections. Refer to Figure 9 while connecting power.S. If you are unsure or need to order a harness.com 28 . CM10051 and CM10052. 3. Secure TE Network cables every 2 feet (0.6 m) with mounting head ties or clamps and stainless steel screws. WARNING Disconnect all DC power before starting wiring installation. Power is supplied to the i3000 System through a three-conductor shielded harness. CAUTION Do not use ties or clamps on TE Network Tees. Connect any other TE devices that are to be networked with the i3300 ECU to TE Network Tees in a similar fashion. CM100xx. connectors. Figure 8 Connecting Electrical Power If you own a Teleflex i1001 Power Distribution Box. fuel. 4. respectively). & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. Do not mount the relay where it will be exposed to moisture. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. Secure the Tees to convenient. 5. you may skip this section and follow the instructions provided with your i1001 to connect the power to your i3000.i3000 Owner’s Manual Installation 2. or flammable vapors. appropriate mounting surfaces with stainless steel screws. lubricants. make sure you have the correct length of wire harness to complete the installation. Before proceeding.

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

6 m) with mounting head ties or clamps and stainless steel screws. 19. 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. 12. 20.i3000 Owner’s Manual NOTICE Battery ground is required for proper system operation. 16. 9. 10. Remove the large Phillips screw to the right of the POWER placard on the ECU. Turn the ignition off and connect the Deutsch connector of the ECU Power harness to the connector on the ECU marked “POWER”. Connect the black conductor of the ECU Power harness to battery ground. Put the Phillips screw through the terminal on the green wire and replace the screw. thereby. that the correct size fuses or circuit breakers are fitted and that the ship’s batteries are adequately charged. Secure the ECU Power harness and power wires approximately every 2 feet (0. Ensure that all components are installed correctly. 14. 17. 18. grounding the harness shield to the ECU chassis. Switch on the Autopilot supply circuit breakers (both Heavy Duty and Light Duty Supplies) and turn on the ignition. Return the rudder to the midships position and switch the ignition back on. switch off at once and re-check the connections. 15. 13. 11. If the Autopilot starts to move the rudder. Make sure all connections are tight. Press the AUTO key. Connect DC power. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. Verify operation with a test light or meter. The i3000 System will malfunction if harnesses and wires are not firmly connected. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U.S. 21. If all is correct the startup sequence should initiate and the Autopilot should go to Standby (see “Starting Up the i3000”.com 30 Installation . page 51).

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

The i3000 comes from the factory set to “AMPFD FB” (amplified) for use with the i3809 Rotary RFU. 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 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. press and hold the INFO and MODE keys simultaneously again. Signals from some Rudder Feedback Units (RFU) require amplification by the Autopilot ECU in order for the system to function correctly. To save the changes you make to any settings. Then press MODE repeatedly until one of the options listed above appears. you must ensure that the Rudder Feedback Unit setting is correct for your particular setup. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. Pressing the “<” key at this point would take you to the Dockside Menu. Rudder Feedback Amplification This setting allows the Autopilot ECU to correctly handle signal amplification for the installed Rudder Feedback Unit (RFU). & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. Pressing “>” would take you to the Sea Trial Menu. Dockside Settings Before actually entering the Dockside Menu.S. Check the Rudder Feedback setting by pressing and holding MODE until “CHANGE SETTING-[<>]/FORWARD-[MODE]/BACKWARD[INFO]” is displayed. if equipped on your particular Control Head model. 1. To exit out of the Setup Menu system at any time.com 32 Setup . The setting depends upon the RFU installed in your system.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. Check the Rudder Feedback Amplification setting using the procedure below before proceeding with the rest of the Dockside settings.

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

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

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

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

You are now ready for Sea Trial settings. press the “>” key to erase previous correction values and “COMPASS UNCORRECTED-CALIBRATE NOW-[)]/SKIP[MODE]” will then be displayed.i3000 Owner’s Manual 11. 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. GPS. Ensure the i3000 system is back on Standby after having entered Dockside settings. If there are already correction values stored in the i3000’s memory and you wish to recalibrate the compass. usually once. Press the “>” key. however. 3. clockwise circle. i. 37 www. speakers etc. even. in calm conditions. NOTICE Sea Trial Settings The next stage is to set-up and calibrate the Autopilot at sea.teleflexelectronics.e. CAUTION Sea Trial procedures require you to make extended arcing maneuvers. Do not conduct Sea Trials in restricted or busy waters. The i3000 system is capable of automatically measuring and compensating for the majority of compass deviation found on board a vessel. Before continuing. Sea Trials needs to be done at sea. 2. Compass Calibration/Deviation Correction In this menu. The Sea Trial menus described below are in the sequence in which you should work. follow the documentation supplied with the device. ensure that you have a method of obtaining accurate heading information to compare your i3000 compass readings to. If needed. 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. transits or a corrected magnetic compass. 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. go back to the Dockside Menu and change any settings necessary to correct any observed problems. The display then scrolls the message “COMPASS CORRECTION-[)]/SKIP-[MODE]”. Completing these procedures will require piloting your boat in a steady. Steering Pumps. you are prompted to run through a routine that will teach the ECU to correct for nominal deviation in its compass readings. The i3580 Flux Gate Compass must. The procedures outlined below are for use with the i3580 Flux Gate Compass. Press the “>” key to select the Sea Trial Menu. but possibly up to three times. 1. Save any changes by holding down AUTO or pressing the OFF key (if present) to turn the Autopilot off. in uncongested waters. press the AUTO key. be mounted clear of strong magnetic fields. in order for this feature to function properly. magnets. If the system is not powered up and on Standby. If a compass other than the i3580 is being used. caused by heavy duty cables.com .

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

teleflexelectronics. Sea State settings allow you to change the way the Autopilot controls the boat under different sea conditions. press the MODE key and the i3000 will exit the Sea Trial Menu. Setup The Sea State and Configuration Menu. pressing the INFO key would step back through the list of settings (Fig. 10). To exit out of the Sea State And Configuration Menu system at any time. 4. 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. Many of the settings rarely need adjustment but might be needed to fine tune the Autopilot or to setup peripheral equipment options. If the position was correctly set. press and hold the MODE key again. Press the “>” key to set the given rudder position as the new midships position. Since sea conditions can affect boat handling. if equipped on your particular Control Head model. Other items may vary by the sea state or boat condition. Steer the vessel on a straight heading at normal cruising speed (ensure that there is no cross wind or similar requiring Standing Helm). Sea State and Configuration Menu This menu allows you to change Sea State and Configuration settings. 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.com . If you feel the rudder was not centered correctly when you set the position.i3000 Owner’s Manual 2. Pressing the MODE key at this point would step forward through the list of settings. The message “CENTER RUDDER-[)]/SKIP-MODE]” is then displayed. 3. you may repeat steps 2-3 from here until satisfied. if it is equipped on your particular Control Head model. Figure 10 39 www. To make adjustments to any of the settings described in the subsections below. 5. To save changes you made to any settings. 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. 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).

If set too low the vessel will be very slow to respond. When the information item “Speed” is enabled. This setting is used to match the rudder movement with the speed at which the boat responds. 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. 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. Response The Response setting is primarily the Autopilot’s “weather” control. If the setting is too high the vessel will oversteer and build up oscillations from side to side.i3000 Owner’s Manual All the menus below are described in the “forward” sequence in which they are presented.com 40 Setup Rudder The Rudder setting has more effect than any other setting. A boat that is slow to respond to the helm needs a higher setting. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. the Rudder setting can be automatically reduced as the speed increases. 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”. Default = depends on Boat Type (see “Setting Boat Type”. Press the MODE or INFO key repeatedly until “RUDDER” is displayed. The range for the Rudder setting is: 0 (minimum movement) to 20 (maximum movement). . and tend to drift off course to one side. Response needs to let the boat wander further off course in rough weather before correction than in calm water. To save the operator the task of changing the Rudder setting as the boat’s speed changes. If a vessel speed message from a GPS or Loran is present and connected to the i3000 ECU by means of an NMEA 0183.S. This translates to a higher setting in rough water and a lower setting in smooth water. the i3000 can do this automatically. Adjust the setting using the “<” and “>” keys. It needs to be reasonably close to a proper setting before other settings are altered. understeer. Proper setting has a marked effect on Autopilot wear and tear. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. Most boats respond faster as their speed increases thus they need a lower Rudder setting at higher speeds than at lower speeds. page 52). or TE network. NMEA 2000. as well as battery life in sailing craft. A boat that responds very quickly to the helm needs less rudder and thus a lower setting. 2.

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

and the Autopilot will have to correct with opposite helm accordingly. however this setting allows manual override. Changes are made in four degree increments. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. before settling to the new heading.S. Dodge Limits This limits the maximum rudder movement. Counter Rudder is set to the appropriate default value during the Dockside settings routine and does not need further adjustment. The Dockside settings automatically calculated this value. possibly causing the vessel to oscillate from side to side. It should be set so that the vessel will not execute a dangerous turn at full speed. Press the MODE or INFO key repeatedly until “RUDLIM ” is displayed. Multiply the Rudder Limits setting by four in order to get the setting in degrees. 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 can be obtained by the Autopilot under its control. Default = depends on Boat Type (see “Setting Boat Type”. either side of midships. The range of settings is: 4 (16º) to 10 (40º). If the Counter Rudder is set too low then the vessel will overshoot. 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.i3000 Owner’s Manual If Counter Rudder is set too high. Adjust the setting using the “<” and “>” keys. 2. Changes are made in four degree increments. Rudder Limits This allows you to adjust the maximum rudder movement. that the dodge function can use. the vessel will not settle onto the new heading quickly enough. Dodge Limits cannot be set greater than the Rudder Limits. The range of settings is: 4 (16º) to 10 (40º). 1. Typically. Adjust the setting using the “<” and “>” keys. 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. 2. . to either side of midships. Press the MODE or INFO key repeatedly until “C-RUD ” is displayed.

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

The error should be less than +/. . Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. as you might do on a voyage. W. If the vessel doesn’t hold a steady course. 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. The Live Heading is displayed in larger numbers in the Heading display. S. Review the instructions the appropriate instructions. If the vessel oscillates from side to side. When “RESETALL ” is displayed. E. Adjust the setting using the “<” and “>” keys. If the vessel drifts off course to one side. the compass will need to be moved and corrected again before the Autopilot can be safely and reliably used. SW. While at sea. increase the Rudder setting by one. Steer the vessel in a straight line at normal cruising speed and press the AUTO key.3º. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx.3º at each point. NW). Comparison checks against known headings should be carried out to verify the accuracy of the compass and rudder control. The Autopilot will also switch itself off once the reset has been done. SE. if it is equipped on your particular Control Head model.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). decrease Rudder by one. Press the MODE or INFO key repeatedly until “RUDC ” is displayed. if needed. pressing the “<” and “>” keys simultaneously will clear all settings and restore all default values. to change the setting. you may need to change the Rudder setting under the Sea State and Configuration Menu to set the Autopilot for optimum performance. turn the vessel through a full 360º with the Autopilot on Standby.com 44 Setup 1.S. NOTICE The compass positioning and correction procedures must be redone before you can use the Autopilot if compass error is greater than +/. note the amount of error at the eight Cardinal and Intercardinal points (N. Only change Rudder one step at a time. The vessel should now hold a steady course. NE. If this accuracy cannot be achieved. To adjust the Rudder Centering setting once inside the Sea State And Configuration Menu (page 39): 2. Reset All Use caution when displaying this option from the Sea State And Configuration Menu (page 39).

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

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

If the Mode Menu display is flashing. Recycle the power again if you need to repeat the test. contact Teleflex Morse Customer Support at 888-236-2952 before using the system. pressing the ENTER button will confirm your choice and switch the ECU to the desired mode. pushing the ENTER button will cause the display to flash. the software release version is displayed for one second. allowing you to once again use the “+” and “-“ buttons to scroll through the available mode choices. The default ECU display codes identified are the first choices presented by a new. Watch carefully as 8. To save the changes you make to any settings. 1. menus. page 46). reset. Pushing the “+” or “-“ buttons while the display is steady will only move you back or forth through the menus available in the selected mode.8. Configuration Settings The following tables show the various ECU modes. and actions required to manually setup your i3000 system through the ECU. is displayed for one second.i3000 Owner’s Manual To manually change the ECU mode. 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. When a mode is already selected (indicated by a steady display). 3. 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. 2. The menus described in the tables below are in the sequence presented by the ECU. When the desired mode is displayed. If a problem is discovered with the LED display.teleflexelectronics. 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. first make sure the ECU is displaying the Mode Menu (see “ECU Modes”. or previously unconfigured system. Cycle the power on the ECU by disconnecting/reconnecting the power harness. options. For more information on the menus and settings that follow. testing all segments of the LED indicator. You should enter these configuration settings using the ECU buttons in the manner described under “ECU Button Functions” (page 45).com . After the indicator test. - www. pushing the “+” or “-“ buttons will display the other mode choices available.

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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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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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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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- www. Press and hold for three seconds to display the Sea State and Configuration Menu. Press and hold the INFO and MODE keys together for three seconds to access the Dockside and Sea Trial menus.e. Course Change Knob – (Deluxe Control Heads only) Changes course when on Auto. The i3000 then carries out a self test routine and displays “TESTING” while the tests are performed. “<” & “>” – Left and Right Arrow buttons. Changes the values of the selected setting in some 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 the INFO and MODE keys together for three seconds to access the Dockside and Sea Trial menus. each press toggles status between Standby (Manual Control) and Auto (Automatic Control). “15”. As soon as the AUTO key is pressed. INFO – Information button (Deluxe Control Heads only).teleflexelectronics. the vessel's heading is displayed and the system goes to Standby status. Turns the i3000 on if it is off. When the system is already powered up.i3000 Owner’s Manual Control Head Button Functions AUTO – Automatic/On/Off button. These buttons also change the values of the selected setting when in a menu. the i3000 will power up. Jog Steers / moves the rudder while on Standby. Press and hold for three seconds to access and customize the full list of information that may be viewed. or “PILOT 740” on their respective displays. Saves settings and turns off the system (AUTO still turns the system off as well). OFF – Off button (fitted on the i3730 and i3740 Control Heads only). Dodges or changes course when on Auto. if installed. “PILOT 730”. MODE – Mode button (Deluxe Control Heads only). depending on function selected. Gives access to lighting and selected Sea State adjustments and NMEA information.com . Deluxe Control Heads will then identify themselves by displaying “PILOT 715”. This is followed by the text “I3000” and the Software Version number. i. After successful testing. To turn off and save any changed settings. Selects the Course Control Mode: Compass or Navigator. “ TELEFLEX ” is displayed on the Information Display line of Deluxe Control Heads. Press once to turn on. press and hold until safety countdown ends (three seconds) and display goes blank.

com 52 Operation . the Information Display will automatically revert to the Live Heading display. Items may be added or removed from the list. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. the “<” and “>” keys will change the value of the setting. 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. Lighting. Customizing the Information Display List To change which items are displayed in the Information Display list. the Information Display can quickly list the Sea State settings that may most often need fine adjustment (Rudder. The Information Display will revert back to Live Heading if a key is not pressed within seven seconds.i3000 Owner’s Manual On i3705 Control Heads. press and hold the I N F O key for three seconds to enter the Information Menu. and System Failures” on page 61 for more information). 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. 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.S. As an alternative to having to go into the Sea State and Configuration Menu. returning the “<” and “>” keys to their previous function. 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. such as Lighting. If no adjustment is made for seven seconds. Messages. Response. When displaying adjustable information items. 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). Note that Rudder is the same setting as that found under the Sea State and Configuration Menu. Press the “<” or “>” key to change the Lighting setting between high and low. The default information items that will display without additional NMEA inputs are: Live Heading. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. Non-adjustable items do not time-out after seven seconds and do not change the function of the “<” and “>” keys. and Battery Voltage. Rudder. customizing it to suit your needs and preferences. see “Autopilot Status” on page 54).

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

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

com . 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.teleflexelectronics. Operation 55 Auto Arrow Key Functions While on Auto.Dodge function (default). see “Compass Course Control” (page 56) and “NAV (Navigator) Course Control” (page 56). However. you can change the function to your preference. Once engaged. These functions only operate while on Auto but NOT when an adjustable setting has been selected. 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. There are two Course Control Modes—Compass and Navigator. automatically returning you to the previous course but on a different track. 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).i3000 Owner’s Manual Autopilot Engagement & Course Control Mode The Autopilot is engaged or disengaged via the AUTO key. each time the “ < ” and “>” keys are pressed simultaneously. For more information on these Course Control Modes. While on Auto. Once engaged. the i3000 will cycle through the Auto arrow key functions. the course that the Autopilot will steer to is determined by the the Course Control Mode you have chosen. Under Compass Course Control. or they can immediately bring the vessel onto a new course. 18). Deluxe Control Heads display the functions on the Information Display line of the LCD. You can confirm that an i3705 is receiving navigator data by checking the Standby flash pattern of its LED (Fig. or Auto to Standby if already engaged. 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 default function is to Dodge. Under NAV Course Control. Pressing the AUTO key will toggle the Autopilot from Standby to Auto. The Deluxe Control Head Auto arrow key functions are: • DODGE MD . 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. - www. 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. Deluxe Control Head owners have additional options. the “<” and “>” keys can be used to either “dodge” obstacles in your boat’s path.

Bearing to Waypoint. The minimum NMEA messages required from your navigator in order to use NAV Course Control are: Cross Track Error (XTE). a small ‘1’ will blink on the display. • COURSE10 . Under NAV Course Control. then press the AUTO key again to engage the Autopilot and continue on your new heading. or the “<” and “>” keys if their Auto arrow key function has been set to Course Change (see “Auto Arrow Key Functions”. 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. When this is selected. Once a waypoint has been selected as a target and the navigation device is providing the Autopilot with navigation data to the target. 18 to determine status). you can press the OFF key. 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. or press and hold the AUTO key. Once engaged. To make large course changes.i3000 Owner’s Manual • COURSE 1 . Compass Course Control Under Compass Course Control.com 56 Operation . 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 will turn the vessel onto the new heading. If using an i3705 Control Head and navigator data is present (see Fig. and Waypoint Identifier.S. NAV (Navigator) Course Control The i3000 Autopilot can be interfaced to a navigation device such as a GPS. If Compass Course Control is active. otherwise the Autopilot will return to the previous Course Control Mode. To make small changes to your course while on Auto. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. steer the vessel manually to the new course. to turn the Autopilot off and regain manual control. 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. page 55). the Autopilot may be engaged under NAV Course Control. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U.Course Change function (10º per key press). NOTICE In an emergency.Course Change function (1º per key press). press the AUTO key to return the Autopilot to Standby. a small ‘10’ will blink on the display. turn the Course Change Knob. simply press the AUTO key to engage the Autopilot and put it on Auto (Automatic Control). Then press the AUTO key to engage Auto under Compass Course Control. 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). When this is selected. if “NAV” is displayed then press the MODE key repeatedly until the word “COMPASS” flashes. On Deluxe Control Head models.

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

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

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

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

first visually inspect the system for the most likely causes.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. Visual Inspection If a problem is experienced with the i3000 system. Messages. call Teleflex Morse Customer Support at 888-236-2952. The ECU display will also show an alarm code on its LED display. 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 . If a problem persists.teleflexelectronics. serious problems and system failures will cause the Autopilot to automatically disengage if on Auto at the time of the failure. the alarm symbol will appear on the LCD of Deluxe Control Head models and a message will appear on the Information Display line. and System Failures If an alarm is triggered. Technical Information 61 - www. 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). As a safety precaution.

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. and connections. cabling problems. disconnection of the feedback arm. Same as #07 above. Check navigator for power. & 4 are working correctly at 2. Same as #46 above. Check circuit breaker. Same as #A5 above.S. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx.com 62 Technical Information . Check for and remove strong magnetic fields close to the compass. Check for and remove any sources of electrical noise near the ECU then recycle ECU power. 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. Resite compass. 3.5V ±1.5V. Same as #46 above. Check RFU for cabling & connection problems. cables. Check that system setup & configuration parameters are still valid. Check that Deutsch connector pins 2. and correct installation. data output format. Check Steering Pump for cabling & connection problems and correct operation via Rudder Test / Jog Steer function. fuses inside the ECU. and correct installation.i3000 Owner’s Manual i3000 Errors and Troubleshooting Tips. excessive travel on the feedback arm. Check RFU for cabling & connection problems. bad reception. and faulty equipment. Check Control Head cabling and connections.

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

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

quantity being returned. NOTE: To ensure prompt attention and response. product cost and reason for return. and phone number to ensure proper handling.com. please contact a Customer Service Representative at 1-888-236-2952 or e-mail at teleflexelectronics@tflx. and returned freight prepaid to the selling dealer or to the appropriate Teleflex Morse manufacturing facility.com . Teleflex Morse products returned under this warranty must be tagged with the customer’s name. 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. The actual product list of items to be returned must be submitted by telephone or e-mail at teleflexelectronics@tflx. All returned parts must be individually tagged with an assigned Teleflex Morse RGA number. please provide an accurate phone number. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state. 3. In order to return a TE product. or the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not allow limitations on an implied warranty. street address. This list must include the Teleflex Morse part number. Upon approval. and the name of a contact person. All boxes and paperwork must also reference the assigned RGA number. so the above exclusions may not apply to you. are incompatible with the Teleflex Morse product. TE Product Return Procedure 1.teleflexelectronics. was used with other product(s) which. 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.com.i3000 Owner’s Manual • • was repaired or modified by entities other than Teleflex Morse. in Teleflex Morse’s opinion. This User Manual contains the facility addresses. Also please include the customer debit/reference number if necessary. • THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTIES. The RGA number is Teleflex’s internal tracking document. a Return Goods Authorization (RGA) number will be assigned from the Customer Service Department. Teleflex Morse will provide a return kit which will include: 65 www. was used on an engine/boat combination where the engine horsepower exceeds the rating established by the boat manufacturer. 2. fax number. which is necessary in order to process a return.

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

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

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

....................................... 53 Status Indicators. 52...... 12............... 27................. 56.............. 28................................ 56........... 48........ 14.. 48........ 20. 57...... 13. 37... 55........................10....... 62..................................... 36............... 11. 41........................ 48. 49............... 44.................................. 22.....................................67 over ground (COG) ................. 52......................... 67....... 58............ 22........................... 56.......... 25.. 26.... 50.............50..... 61 U Understeering.. 60 Sea Trial settings.....12....... 70 button functions................. 46.... 70 E Electronic Control Unit (ECU)11.....10.... 58...........................45......... 49. 37............ 40....... 55......... 43..... 51. 40. 55..... 48.................................. 42........ 51..................... 27............................ 61. 18. 55.. 55..................... 10... 35........53............................ 67.. 56.. 41.. 31................... 58................. 40....... 62 Navigator Course Control..... 43....... 33...... 57.................... 37.... 38........67 Dockside settings7..... 13........................ 52. 46............ 23..... 53... 57.................................. 55..... 56........ 68 C Calibration................................................ 19.50 button functions......... 18. 55................. 58 Control Head.....7........... 40 W Waypoints .. 35.35...................... 48................... 35........... 60...... 68.53.... 58......40..... 57.... 13........... 52. 67 Cross track error (XTE).................................12.. 49.............. 60..... 34........................25. 42.... 36.. 51............ 27....... 50 Oversteering .............. 47....... 53....... 47........................................................ 35.... 40..... 38.... 12... 18.....25....... 35..... 30.......teleflexelectronics.... 51........ 54......... 29... 27. 12........... 58 R Reset system....... 31. 27............... 56................... 48...10....... 37.11..50.. 49........... 49..............13.. 55 voltage.. 47.................................. 20........... 34............44.................. 56........ 32.............. 31.......... 70 G GPS ........ 47.....51 Course......... 58 NMEA........ 33. 28........ 52.... 47 operation mode ....52.. 13.... 51 Speed... 48....... 54.. 55... 53.. 38.. 46....... 19......... 29. 25.... 51...... 49 Routes.......................... 26... 36......... 36. 18. 24..... 58...... 67.......................... 46 Compass.................. 49. 53. 1 Information status. 67 Button Functions...... 50 test mode .... 32.. 45................................................ 35............. 55...... 68 Rudder Feedback Unit (RFU)20................. 51............... 39....... 70 Compass Course Control . 57......... 19........ 55........35...... 50. 57... 67 H Heading...................................... 46.. 45......... 40 P Power ...............i3000 Owner’s Manual Index B Backlight setting ......... 33.................. 39........ 56 Steering Pump10................................. 52. 32...46... 43. 37... 26....... 43................... 53 Bearing (BRG) .. 25. 37......... 54....... 38................ 53. 46................................... 56. 51 J Jog Steer.......... 62..................... 62........ 62 S Sea State settings 39......... 54...............35. 13 D Distance .................... 30............................... 33....... 68 I i3705...... 62 voltage ... 68 69 www. 32............... 57....... 31............. 56...42.......... 54 T TE Network...... 68...... 52........... 67. 57.......com ........... 26... 21...... 59... 25.. 67 O Operation Mode............ 56....... 51. 12............................ 58......... 55................... 56.... 18.......................... 47........ 58 Dodge...... 46... 25.................................. 62 N Navigator. 57........... 56........46............................................. 24.. 28 Track (TRK) ....... 44.. 33........... 71 Ignition......45......... 51.

S.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.com 70 .

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