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Simrad AP 16 install issue

Old 10-12-2006, 08:26 PM
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Having a hard time with the way the unit was installed. The units compass was installed inside the forward berth compartment, and is getting magnetic interference from the two 6" speakers which are mounted 3-4' away. I have removed the speakers, as I have been told the compass needs 8' of total clear space from magnetic fields, but I have no where else to go with it. Any ideas, or similar issues for you express guys??? Thanks
Old 10-12-2006, 08:49 PM
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Default Re: Simrad AP 16 install issue

if the speakers were there during installation, perhaps the installer 'adjusted' for them in the setup within the software. if so, you'd have to un-adjust for them now that they are gone. look in the user's manual for something like heading adjustment or compass calibration.
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Default Re: Simrad AP 16 install issue

i think your best option, if you dont want to move the speakers, would be to get some magnetic shielding, and shield the speakers.

check out this link for how to do it

http://www.lessemf.com/faq-shie.html#speakers

after that, you will want to recalibrate your compass. this requires that you get into the seatrial menu and swing your compass by doing a few 360s. It should be right in your manual how to do it.

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