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Old 07-26-2013, 02:16 PM
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Default Sitex SP110 VF-2 AP wiring Help.

I Finally got a basic autopilot and just opened the box. After a few minutes of reading the
installation manual I can say once again Sitex has written another (IMHO) very poor manual.
There are no diagrams for wiring motor to head and manual keeps refer to clutch and drive but all I see coming out of motor are two unlabeled wires (red and black).
Back of head unit has two ports one says "compass- ok", the other says "rudder". What plugs in "rudder" the GPS wiring harness? No diagrams at all. (I need pictures)
Sorry for the whining. I'm usually pretty good at do it yourself projects but these instructions
are a joke.
For the mentally superior individual who has this unit or knows basic install, I would be very grateful for any tips (other than take to dealer).

Thanks
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:06 PM
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The two wires coming out of the motor are the motor power leads. It doesn't matter what you connect to what, it's a polarity reversible pump, + - turns it one way, - + turns it the other, so you connect it one way and you've got a 50/50 shot that it's going to turn the motors the right way, if not, switch the wires and you're good to go. The rudder plug isn't used, yours is a virtual feedback unit. I don't remember but I think your NMEA in and out is part of the wire pack coming out which includes the power cable and ground. It's easy to install but I concur, the instructions are pretty much a joke. By the way, I have that exact same pilot and think it's well worth the money.
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Ya that company has gone down hill. There manuals are the worst I have seen.
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Originally Posted by 38board View Post
Ya that company has gone down hill. There manuals are the worst I have seen.
2 posts, both bashing Sitex, gotta love it
Old 08-14-2013, 02:56 AM
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Well if the seat fits. Not sure how much experience you have had with the new Sitex I have had a lot. Very disappointed. I really don't mean to bash them. Just buyer beware.
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Whats a lot ?, I have there GPS & Fishfinder and have never had a problem and they are always there if you have a Question.
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By the way, that SP110 AP kept us pointed into the gulfstream current all day daytime swordfishing running idle on 1 engine, SOG was actually 2 knots going the other way - I'm sold on that AP.
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Max
I guess 38 Board can talk the talk but can't walk the walk.
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It is what it is, I think these days everybody expects manuals to be idiot proof - just dig through some of the older Raytheon, Furuno, and JRC manuals...wanna talk about cryptic, but very detailed!
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I guess 38 Board got the job of his life as a Dish Washer at Burger King

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