Hello Guest March 06, 2021, 18:55:35 *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
 
Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Help with Azimuth Control Levers  (Read 2780 times)

182

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 13
Help with Azimuth Control Levers
« on: October 12, 2011, 20:05:58 »

Hi I have acquired three actual Azimuth control units and wish to connect them to my computer via USB for use in SSE. Could anyone help with pointing me to the equipment required to achieve this, of course if its possible?

thanks in advance to all you tech men out there...oh and ladies!

182
Logged

Ralphy

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 1243
Re: Help with Azimuth Control Levers
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2011, 20:17:45 »

Do you mean they are USB already or you wish to convert them to USB?
Logged

182

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 13
Re: Help with Azimuth Control Levers
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2011, 20:23:01 »

Hi I need to convert them to USB, they were disconnected from a DP system and have three wires
Logged

danny

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 883
    • My website!
Re: Help with Azimuth Control Levers
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2011, 20:28:41 »

You've got your hands on some actual DP controllers?  :o
Theres a tutorial lying around on this forum telling you how to make a controller for SS08 from scratch, so i'll do some digging and get back to you  :thumbs:
Logged
STCW II/1 Unlimited Officer Of the Watch.
Big or small, I'll sail 'em all!

182

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 13
Re: Help with Azimuth Control Levers
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2011, 20:31:35 »

Hi Danny,

Yeh three azimuth controllers I think Lilaas of Norway made them, they have three wires coming from the unit itself so i think i may have to connect these to a board of some sort
Logged

Ralphy

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 1243
Re: Help with Azimuth Control Levers
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2011, 20:33:32 »

Ohh yes that topic, Try having a look Here. Looks like it may be a similar job but don't hold me to it!

If you do decide to try then I wish you good luck  :thumbs:
 If successful you need to produce a tutorial aswell  ;)
Logged

Brave Sir Charge

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 1357
Re: Help with Azimuth Control Levers
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2011, 20:36:19 »

one lil offtopic question, how/ where did you get these?
Logged
Previously larsdehaan

182

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 13
Re: Help with Azimuth Control Levers
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2011, 20:42:14 »

i managed to be around when a vessel was getting her units replaced, taken me a long time they are buses nothing for ages then three come along.
Logged

Ralphy

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 1243
Re: Help with Azimuth Control Levers
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2011, 20:46:38 »

Have you checked this?

Quote
Step 1: make sure the controller is actually a potentiometer
We can test this by examining the controller, it is quite easy on this controller, because on the 2 sides we see 2 potentiometers. Its easy to see here that there's potentiometers in this controller. You can see the 3 wires attached to them:

Logged

182

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 13
Re: Help with Azimuth Control Levers
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2011, 20:50:27 »

Hi Ralphy,

Yeh cheers for the link to the information looks like i need to gets some of those BUO 836 boards.
Logged

sydmichel

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 328
    • Alcalali
Re: Help with Azimuth Control Levers
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2011, 00:27:49 »

Not an expert but they look like ´M´ type transmitters to me (a type of synchro transmitter that runs of 24V DC) so by the time you get the appropriate A to D converters it may be cheaper (and more compact) to buy an of-the-shelf unit. But, as I said im no expert and could well be wrong.
Logged
We're all buddies in boats
Pages: [1]   Go Up
 
 


SMF 2.0.14 | SMF © 2017, Simple Machines