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Raymarine autopilot beeps and leaves auto

Hey everyone. Today I was sailing my 23 foot boat in light winds and my Raymarine st2000+ kept on beeping once, giving me the code 2000, and then exiting autopilot. Again the winds were light and it was being stressed very little. It was able to keep course easily. When I pressed autopilot then it would easily engage once again. Voltage was at 12.4 or so. I looked through the manual and Google with no references that I could find to this Behavior. Does anyone know what it indicates and what the correction is? Thanks!
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Re: Raymarine autopilot beeps and leaves auto

Donít know but I would
Check rudder angle indicator
Reload and/or update soft ware
Check if all connections are tight
If no joy and had time to wait on hold call or email or go to chat with RM
Had occasion AP would periodically do 360. Dangerous. Went away after doing a factory reset.

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Re: Raymarine autopilot beeps and leaves auto

Beeping on an auto pilot is usually a warning of some kind. It can be due to reaching a waypoint and needing to make a turn, or having exceeded some cross track error or wind shift or just lost signal. In all events, it's waiting for the operator to do something to confirm and will shut down, if you don't. In very light winds, autopilots can have trouble holding course.

Do you have the operator manual? Raymarine is pretty good about keeping all their manuals on their website, even discontinued models.


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Re: Raymarine autopilot beeps and leaves auto

Usual suspect would be some sort of ferrous metal is close to the flux gate compass...
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Okay and then later that day, the unit ended up completely shutting off and going blank for about half a minute or so. The voltage was 12.25 so I still don't think that it was a low voltage shut off. After it came back on, I set it to autopilot and it worked the rest of the day. Strange.
I will look for some recalibration options.
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Re: Raymarine autopilot beeps and leaves auto

Corroded or loose connections can act intermittently. The corrosion can be under or inside the connection and be hard to identify. I might try cleaning everything.
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Re: Raymarine autopilot beeps and leaves auto

Before I pulled all the old Raymarine off my boat, I'd get these intermittent cross track errors and then the boat would round up. I tried re-calibrating, updating, resetting everything. I was close to figuring that it must be related to the compass. A laptop placed nearby one time was definitely a bad thing when it went completely ballistic. I talked to a Raymarine rep who said it's not unusual for the compasses to turn bad on you (figuratively speaking....sorta). After trying Minne's suggestion to look into the wiring, I'd then try replacing the compass. There are some really good ones on the market today.
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Re: Raymarine autopilot beeps and leaves auto

Thanks everyone...I'm going to measure the voltage at the ST2000's plug and see if there's some issue there first. This device hasn't been used much, but it did get rained on last week and I've heard of that killing the units. I don't have any other equipment near it so don't see how that could have been an issue.
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Okay and then later that day, the unit ended up completely shutting off and going blank for about half a minute or so. The voltage was 12.25 so I still don't think that it was a low voltage shut off.
My theory is low voltage condition, which is occuring when your autopilot is drawing a healthy current on the battery. Either a weak cell in the battery or a corroded connection in the wiring between the battery and the autopilot, which causes a significant voltage drop at high current levels.

Measure your battery voltage as close to where the autopilot is plugged in, while directing the autopilot to conduct large course changes.

Measure battery voltage when no load is on the battery is of limited usefulness.
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Thanks everyone...I'm going to measure the voltage at the ST2000's plug and see if there's some issue there first. This device hasn't been used much, but it did get rained on last week and I've heard of that killing the units. I don't have any other equipment near it so don't see how that could have been an issue.
Iíve had circumstances, where voltage measured just fine, when static. As soon as there is an amperage draw, voltage would drop to near nothing. It was due to corrosion at the connections.
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