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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. 4. 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. Saw out the primary cutout at the selected Bulkhead Socket Plate mounting location with a 1-inch or 25-mm hole saw. making sure to pay attention to the socket and plug mating alignment. 7. 2. Secure the i3715 end of the Deluxe Control Head-to-ECU wire harness (part no. 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. Secure the holster to the mounting surface with the two 1/4” (6 mm) screws provided.3 mm) hole at each mounting hole location you just marked on the bulkhead. 11. Secure the Bulkhead Socket Plate to the bulkhead using the four 1/4” (6 mm) screws provided. 8.3 mm) hole at each of the four mounting hole locations you just marked on the bulkhead.teleflexelectronics.i3000 Owner’s Manual i3715 Control Heads 1. Stow the i3715 in the i3715 Holster. Place the i3715 Holster in its proposed mounting location and mark the two mounting hole locations using the holster itself. Drill a 3/16” (4.com . CE18310) to the Bulkhead Socket Plate through the primary cutout. 6. Drill a 3/16” (4. 3. 5. 9. Installation Figure 3 15 - www. Mounting the i3715 Control Head.

4. Remove template when finished. From the backside of the mounting surface. 6. 7.S. CE18310) from behind the mounting surface through the primary cutout to connect it to the i3730.5” (64 mm) hole saw. place a thumbnut onto each threaded stud and tighten fully. Drill a 3/16” (4. Repeat steps 1-6 to install a second i3730 Control Head. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx.com 16 . Tape the i3730 Mounting Template found in the back of this manual to the desired mounting location.i3000 Owner’s Manual Installation i3730 Control Heads 1. 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. Mounting the i3730 Control Head in Dash/Bulkhead. Figure 4 Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. 3. 5.3 mm) studs into the four holes located on the backside of the unit.3 mm) hole at each of the four mounting hole locations marked on the template. Excess studding may be cropped off if desired. Insert and tighten the four threaded 3/16” (4. 2. Cut out the circular section marked in the center of the template with a 2. Pass the Control Head end of the Deluxe Control Head-toECU Wire Harness (part no.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It should be set so that the vessel will not execute a dangerous turn at full speed. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx. Multiply the Rudder Limits setting by four in order to get the setting in degrees. . to either side of midships. that the dodge function can use. before settling to the new heading. either side of midships. that can be obtained by the Autopilot under its control. The range of settings is: 4 (16º) to 10 (40º).i3000 Owner’s Manual If Counter Rudder is set too high. The range of settings is: 4 (16º) to 10 (40º). 1. 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. Rudder Limits This allows you to adjust the maximum rudder movement. however this setting allows manual override. Changes are made in four degree increments. Adjust the setting using the “<” and “>” keys.com 42 Setup The range of settings is: 0 (no Counter Rudder) to 2 0 (maximum Counter Rudder). Counter Rudder is set to the appropriate default value during the Dockside settings routine and does not need further adjustment.S. possibly causing the vessel to oscillate from side to side. and the Autopilot will have to correct with opposite helm accordingly. 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. 2. Typically. Dodge Limits This limits the maximum rudder movement. the vessel will not settle onto the new heading quickly enough. 2. Default = depends on Boat Type (see “Setting Boat Type”. Press the MODE or INFO key repeatedly until “C-RUD ” is displayed. Multiply the Rudder Limits setting by four in order to get the setting in degrees. Adjust the setting using the “<” and “>” keys. Dodge Limits cannot be set greater than the Rudder Limits. Customer Support: 888-236-2952 (Toll Free U. Changes are made in four degree increments. The Dockside settings automatically calculated this value. If the Counter Rudder is set too low then the vessel will overshoot. Press the MODE or INFO key repeatedly until “RUDLIM ” is displayed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ECU Settings and Functions for Fine Tuning and Management.
ECU Display

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

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

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

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

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

The i3715 Deluxe Control Head.

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The i3730 Deluxe Control Head.

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

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The i3740 Deluxe Control Head.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.i3000 Owner’s Manual i3000 Errors and Troubleshooting Tips. data output format. Check for and remove any sources of electrical noise near the ECU then recycle ECU power. 3. fuses inside the ECU. cabling problems. Check for and remove strong magnetic fields close to the compass. Same as #A5 above. Check RFU for cabling & connection problems. Check circuit breaker. bad reception. and correct installation. 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. Same as #07 above. & Canada) / teleflexelectronics@tflx.5V ±1. Resite compass. Check navigator for power. Same as #46 above. Check Steering Pump for cabling & connection problems and correct operation via Rudder Test / Jog Steer function. Check that Deutsch connector pins 2. and connections.5V. and faulty equipment. Check Control Head cabling and connections. excessive travel on the feedback arm. and correct installation.S. Check RFU for cabling & connection problems. & 4 are working correctly at 2. disconnection of the feedback arm. cables. Same as #46 above. Check that system setup & configuration parameters are still valid.com 62 Technical Information .

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

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

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

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

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

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

. 51...... 39........................................ 40. 37.. 37............... 47.50... 47...42... 52..... 18....... 11................................ 47..... 56. 37................... 55.... 57........... 57... 20.. 56........... 42... 13.......... 29.... 57.... 43. 30............ 50. 54................. 25................... 62... 10.... 13............46. 43.... 60.. 44... 46................................. 41....... 47 operation mode .. 33.................................... 13.......................................... 61.... 51 Speed........................... 70 G GPS ..... 12........ 55 voltage.. 25...... 62 N Navigator. 33.... 68 Rudder Feedback Unit (RFU)20... 27..... 51 J Jog Steer....................com ......... 68 C Calibration....................... 62.. 33..10......13.......... 54....................... 59... 45................... 28.............. 36.. 27......45.................................... 40... 58............ 48................. 18.. 70 button functions.50.40.............. 57.............. 52. 53... 38......... 38.... 55.............. 55..... 26...........................53. 46................10..10.. 47.. 37....... 57................................ 48. 55................ 18. 40 P Power ........... 36........ 22. 24...........................35. 62 voltage ........ 32............25.............. 1 Information status.67 Dockside settings7..... 27. 53 Bearing (BRG) ................... 28 Track (TRK) .......... 29...... 68 69 www.............12....... 56.......... 57..... 32.... 38................................ 19............................... 68.................... 49 Routes. 12............... 35. 50... 67 H Heading.......................... 53 Status Indicators........... 50 test mode .... 19.............. 56.. 18..... 58..................... 27...... 52. 53.. 41..50 button functions.... 56...... 40 W Waypoints ..53............ 49.52............ 18............................. 61 U Understeering... 43............ 62 Navigator Course Control........... 28..44.......................67 over ground (COG) . 35... 54.................... 56.........46...... 62.. 51........ 54. 48..............................................11....... 53............................... 30.........35............... 31......... 25........... 26... 26.... 57......................... 55........... 14... 57.. 48... 46... 46. 60............ 56. 57.. 55............ 46................... 33.........teleflexelectronics...... 55..................... 56.............. 52........51 Course..... 32...................................... 51.............. 56.. 67............. 58......... 50 Oversteering .......... 35......... 36.................. 70 E Electronic Control Unit (ECU)11.... 35................ 67.......... 34......................... 38............................ 24... 45... 37............................ 49....................... 58............. 19............... 48..... 51........... 58. 58 Control Head.............. 55..... 58 Dodge................... 25.. 46 Compass......................... 27.. 34...................7... 56.................. 67..45......... 31........... 48........... 33. 54 T TE Network..... 35... 26......... 31........... 42..... 67 O Operation Mode... 56 Steering Pump10.............. 46.................... 52... 23..... 55................... 70 Compass Course Control . 55.... 51..... 53... 12............................. 40....................... 21.. 58.................... 56..... 22............. 47...... 67 Button Functions............. 60 Sea Trial settings............ 31....................... 49......... 13..........12.......25... 37....... 68........... 68 I i3705.............. 62 S Sea State settings 39... 49... 49. 58 NMEA..... 52...... 39..... 51................ 55... 51....... 67 Cross track error (XTE)...... 25..... 56.... 48............. 44...... 36.... 32... 49............................ 67............. 20..........35............. 58 R Reset system...................... 13 D Distance ... 71 Ignition.. 52........ 35....... 53......................i3000 Owner’s Manual Index B Backlight setting ....... 51................... 12... 43............. 40......

com 70 .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.

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