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Troubleshooting Displays

Display Troubleshooting Troubleshooting displays deals with of individual display issues other than wrong numbers (see Functional Troubleshooting) or multiple blank displays (see Bus Troubleshooting or Power Troubleshooting). Blank A blank display usually means that the indicator has no power. System not turned on. Bad ship’s battery voltage.

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Troubleshooting Functions

Troubleshooting Functions Troubleshooting functions involves problems with the values displayed. For other problems If you are unfamiliar with your system, see Forensic Troubleshooting. If nothing is working, e.g. no lights or displays, see Power Troubleshooting. Processor seems to be OK, but displays aren’t, see Bus Troubleshooting. If

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Troubleshooting Bus

Troubleshooting the Ockam Bus The Ockam bus supplies power from the CPU to all indicators and interfaces. The bus also carries signals in both directions between the CPU and the indicators and interfaces. In effect, all the boxes of the system are connected together by the bus

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Troubleshooting Power

Troubleshooting Power The Ockam system runs on ship’s power which typically must pass through 3 switches, two fuses, a voltage regulator, a power limiting circuit and the Ockam Bus before it gets to the display itself. In order to troubleshoot the system power, look at the various

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Forensic troubleshooting

Forensic troubleshooting

Forensic troubleshooting This page describes how to bring up an Ockam instrument system for the first time. It could apply to new installations, but the installer is usually around for that. Rather, this paper is written for somebody with no previous experience bringing up a system in

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Service and Support

Service and Support HotSwap program Ockam is the only instrument company with a program that promises to keep its instruments up and running, even on short notice. If a component fails, call our service department and get a replacement part delivered by overnight package service. Then send

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Ockam Dealers

Ockam Dealers NORTH AMERICA California Artie Means, 3230 tennyson st san diego, CA 92106 Contact Artie Means. Tel  (619)990-0116 Fax. (619)223-9997 Email Craig Marine Services, 319 Rosecrans Street, San Diego CA 92106 Contact John Craig. Tel: (619)206-5060 Fax: (619)223-0392 Email Farallon Electronics, 2346B Marinship Way, Sausalito CA

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It’s been a very long time…

… since I’ve updated this blog. The recent economic unpleasantness certainly had an effect on the yachting industry, with some big names going out of business or changing in dramatic fashion. Ockam Instruments is still here, producing some interesting products. We have produced a new version of

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041 GPS Interface sale

How does St. Nick know where to steer his sleigh? He must have a GPS connected to the Ockam system in his sleigh! Being the patron saint of sailors, St. Nicolas wants you to know where you are, too. Place your order for an 041 GPS interface

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Vysion demo program

The Vysion displays are up and running on a few boats now, and all who have used them are quite happy. They are highly visible, can be almost infinitely customized, and have several features not found on any other display. We now have a demo program available

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