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* Content marked [GPS] only for versions with built-in GPS or an external device connected Garmin. Working with an external GPS module, such as the Garmin does not provide such precision as the built-in GPS.
Files with azimuth points
View and power switching
Creating an AZI file
Sending parameters to repeating device
Tripmeter Rally Computer multifunction AZIMUTH is a professional device for use in off-road rallies.
Thanks to the graphical LCD display simultaneously on the screen shows all the parameters and the service becomes quick and easy.
Aluminum, waterproof case provides protection against external factors. First-class electronics ensure reliable operation and high precision measurements. Service tripmeter is performed using a 6-button keyboard in which the keys are permanently assigned to key functions or via an optional external switch.
Rally Computer Multifunction AZIMUTH is used to speed up the navigation on the points described in the roadbook by using the Course and Distance to the target.
Azimuth data are kept in files saved by the user as a text file for example MT2013_OS2.txt.
Files are prepared using the rally documentation received and one of three methods:
Prior to use, select one of the files and make it active.
The tripmeter should be installed in a visible place, allowing the user easy access
to the front panel. The tripmeter comes with two M5 screws. Do not install the tripmeter in places that may cause its damage or malfunction such as : air bags area, air outlets and in places that may put the car and the driver at risk.
NOTE ! Turning off the device does not cut the power supply completely. The tripmeter still consumes some power (reduced to minimum). When the device is not in use, it is advisable to disconnect it from the car electric installation which will prevent from discharging the battery. For best result it is recommended to install an external switch that totally disconnects the power supply.
The power supply should be reliable and stable providing power between 8 and 30 V.
This diagram below shows how to connect the tripmeter.
The tripmeter is connected with Garmin using a Garmin cable equipped with a Superseal-type connector. The signal transmission is performed using the RS232 standard.
Wires used with Garmin devices:
Connection with repeating device
To connect the tripmiter with a repeating device, we need a cable equipped with a superseal-type 4 PIN connector. The following cables come from the main tripmeter :
Connection with repeating device and Garmin
To connect the tripmiter with a repeating device, we need a three-way cable equipped with a superseal-type 4 PIN connector. The following cables come from the main tripmeter :
GARMIN - indicates a good connection with Garmin
GPS - signals GPS status - when flashing it means searching for signal. Steady light indicates the presence of a GPS signal. When not lit indicates a malfunction
RUN - lights up when the display goes black but the unit continues to work.
POINT - lights up when you will enter in the circle around the target point. The radius of the circle can be set in the menu.
FIELD DIRECTLY ABOVE STATUS - displays additional information depending on the status :
FIELD OF DESCRIPTION FILE - displays the name of the active file
The device does not have a power switch. When the power is supplied it is automatically ready for work. When not in direct use and ignition being off, the tripmeter goes to sleep mode. To bypass this mode the yellow wire can be connected directly to the main power.
When the power is ON :
From the START up screen the tripmeter will turn itself off automatically after 1 minute (if the ignition is off)
To display the START screen at any stage, press and hold [CLR] for 6 seconds.
Complete tripmeter shutdown from the buttons is not possible. Please refer to Installation section.
NOTE !!! The default settings are shown on the tripmeter’s Setting Card included in the packaging.
To access the Configuration menu from the Start Screen, press ona hold the [MANAGE].
How to nawigate in the Config menu :
Other functions od each key are described for each sub-menu.
Selected options/values are shown in brackets.
Use the [UP] and [DOWN] arrows to move between the lines.
Press [OK] to change the value.
The menu allows you to create a file with azimuths directly on the device.
Selecting Active File
The active file is the file used for navigation.
1. from menu, select Active File. Use [OK] and [CLR] to find the file. Press [OK] to select and press [OK] again to confirm.
2. The Active File will always display in the bottom right corner.
On all screenshots in this manual, we have seleted a file named A.
1. go to Copying Files. You will be asked if you want to copy all files all files to the memory stick placed in the USB port. Press [OK] to confirm.
Use the [UP] and [DOWN] arrows to move between the lines. Press [OK] to change the value.
Use the [UP] and [DOWN] arrows to move between the lines. Use [OK] to move to next field within that line. Use [RUN] and [MANAGE] to increase and decrease the value.
Using Notepad, create a file as per the following example:
For example, the first row means :
9 - grid number from the road-book with the first azimuth
341.1 - course from the grid
3659 - distance in meters from that same grid.
A sampled file can be downloaded from our website.
Set Garmin to bidirectional data transmission.
Data format: NMEA IN / NMEA OUT
Transmission speed : 4800
When sending the first waypoint to Garmin, a waypoint called RC8 will be saved in Garmin internal memory. From Garmin’s navigation’s menu select navigation to that point. Each next waypoint sent will automatically change the parameters of that point. Go to Waypoints menu, select the new waypoint RC8, choose go on the map. You will see purple line from the point where you are to your destination.
Once the device is calibrated and you have the the correct Active File selected, from the START SCREEN press [RUN].
This will display the list with points from the Active File. The tripmeter is ready to navigate.
Screen is divided into:
Press [OK] to trace the waypoint and start sending commands to Garmin. The screen will change from green to blue.
The blue screen is divided into:
When you reach you waypoint, press [OK] the list will move up by one line automatically and will pick the next waypoint. The indication of the car positioning is based on the azimuth displayed in the middle of the screen.
When the screen shows the ready-to-send waypoint (grid number + tracing data) there is the possibility of quick editing.
You can go back to the tracing waypoint position at any time. Press [RUN] for 3 seconds. This will take you the last tracing position. At the bottom of the screen REVERSE will show.
Use [UP]/[DOWN] to select the new waypoint and press [OK] to start navigating. REVERSE symbol will disappear.
Press [LIGHT] to adjust the brightness of the display and the keypad at any moment. When the backlight is completely off RUN led lights up.
When the tripmeter is in work mode it’s sends to the repeating device the main parameter which the course to the target. It shows a value describing the course that need to be changed in order to get to the target.
The user can send any other available parameter to the repeating device.
Press [MANAGE] and while holding it, press [UP] or [DOWN]. In field circled below in yellow, the first parameter will show. Release both keys. Using [UP] or [DOWN]. select desired parameter and press [OK] to send it to repeating device. If not confirmed, the selected parameter will send automaticallt after 5 sec.
Warranty is for a period of 60 months from the date of sale and will be valid if the product was not used according to its intended purpose. Warranty includes product faults and malfunction that prevent the user from using the device as intended. Faults and malfunctions resulting from a mechanical damage, alterations or natural wear, are not subject of warranty.
The warranty is valid only with proof of purchase.
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