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TOPIC: Troubleshooting Information - Area Plus

Troubleshooting Information - Area Plus 13 years 9 months ago #77

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Below are some of the most common troubleshooting issues with the Area Plus monitor.

LP Message - Low Power
If the monitor head detects less than 10 volts DC on power up, LP is displayed. None of the modes of operation are available, the buttons do not function, and the LP message remains until a voltage above 10 volts DC is detected. When a LP message occurs, look at the power cable of the monitor head and the electrical system.

OFL Message - Overflow
When a signal higher than the maximum allowable signal is reported, or an accumulated value increases above the maximum total, OFL is displayed. The OFL message remains until the reported signal is below the maximum, or the accumulated value is cleared. Press and hold the minus button to clear an accumulated value.

Monitor Head
Situation: When the area plus is turned on the display remains blank, and no button lights come on
Solution:
1. Check the power cable is connected as described:
  1. Connect the red power cable wire to a switched 12 volt source; the area plus is off when the ignition is off
  2. Connect the white power cable wire to the switched 12 volt source that controls the tractor dash lights
  3. Connect the black power cable wire to a ground source, preferably a ground source in the fuse panel
  4. Note: Do Not connect the black wire to the negative terminal of the tractor battery
2. Check for 12 volts at the red wire, and ground at the black wire
3. Repair or replace the monitor head

Situation:The monitor head only displays LP
Solution:
1. Check the voltage between the red and black wires of the power cable. If the voltage is less than 10 volts, this will occur.
2. Repair or replace the monitor head

Situation: None of the buttons on the monitor head work
Solution:
1. Check the power cable is connected as described above
2. Check for 12 volts at the red wire, and ground at the black wire
3. Check for any displayed message. If LP is displayed, this will occur
4. Repair or replace the monitor head

Situation: The display always flashes in every mode
Solution:
1. Ensure the Run/Hold switch is not in the hold position
2. Check the operation of the remote Run/Hold sensor; if installed. The distance between the magnet to the sensor should be 1/2 inch or less while the implement is in the operating position and beyond this range when not operating
3. Repair or replace the monitor head

Situation: When the monitor head is turned on, the accumulated values in Area and Dist mode are not the same as when the system was last used.
Solution:
1. Check the voltage between the red and black wires of the power cable. If the voltage is low when turned off, this problem could occur.
2. Repair or replace the monitor head

Situation: Speed mode is operating correctly, but Area mode does not accumulate
Solution:
1. Check the width value. With a width value of zero, no area will be reported
2. Ensure the work switch is not in the Hold position

Situation: Speed and Dist mode are operating correctly, but Area mode is incorrect
Solution:
1. Check the width value. The width of the implement must be in inches or centimeters; dependent on the selected units.
2. Area mode always accumulates even when turning around head lands; use the Run/Hold Switch
3. Area mode does not account for any implement overlap. This can be corrected by decreasing the width value by an expected overlap amount.

Situation: After calibrating the speed sensor, Speed, Area 1, Area 2 and Dist modes are not correct
Solution:
1. Check the selected units of measurement. For example, if the units are set to metric and the speed sensor calibration was done assuming imperial measurement, this problem will occur.
2. Check the circ value. If the circ value is greater than 96 inches, add more magnets and divide the circ value by the total number of magnets
3. Redo the speed sensor calibration using the other method for calculating the circ value.
4. Check the speed sensor is within the recommended distance from the target; a half of an inch
5. Check the cables by moving the magnet in-line with the speed sensor. Select Dist mode and clear any accumulated distance. Begin flexing and stressing the cable. Dist mode should remain at zero. If not, replace the cable which caused the distance accumulation
6. Replace the speed sensor

Situation: When Area or Dist mode are selected only OFL is displayed
Solution:
1. Clear the accumulated area and distance
2. Check the speed sensor calibration. If the reported ground speed is over 100 miles or kilometers per hour this could occur; recalibrate the speed sensor
3. Check the area mode with value. If the width value is incorrect this could occur

Situation: When Speed mode is selected only OFL is displayed
Solution:
1. Check the speed mode circ value. If the circ value is incorrect this could occur. Recalibrate the speed sensor.

Situation: When Speed mode is selected, no ground speed is ever shown
Solution:
1. Check the circ value is not set to zero. With a circ value of zero, this will occur.
2. Ensure the speed sensor is connected correctly
3. Ensure the speed sensor is still in-line with the mageteic target(s)
4. Ensure the speed sensor is within the required distance from the magnetic target; a half of an inch
5. Check the cables by disconnecting the speed sensor. Select dist mode and clear any accumulated distance. Begin making and breaking contact between the conductors of the yellow and black sensor adapter cable wires. Dist mode should increment the circ value for each make and break. If not, repeat this test at the next cable connection. Replace the cable which caused the distance accumulation to stop.
6. Replace the speed sensor.

RPM Sensor
Situation: The reported RPM is not correct, or unstable
Solution:
1. Ensure the number of targets is set to the exact number of sensor targets. If the RPM mode cal value is incorrect, an incorrect RPM will be displayed
2. Ensure the sensor is in-line with the target
3. Ensure the sensor is within the required distance from the target; magnetic is half inch and metal is eighth inch
4. Check the cables by disconnecting the RPM sensor. Short the brown and black wires together. Select RPM mode. Change the RPM cal value to 1. Begin flexing and stressing the cable. RPM mode should remain at zero. If not, replace the cable that caused RPM mode to read.
5. Replace the RPM sensor

Situation: When RPM mode is selected only OFL is displayed
Solution:
1. Check the sensor calibration . If the reported RPM is over 9999 this will occur. Recalibrate the sensor.

Situation: The RPM readout always shows 0
Solution:
1. Ensure the sensor is connected correctly
2. Check for a disconnected Extension cable between the Monitor Head and the sensor adapter cable
3. Check that the RPM mode cal value is not zero
4. Ensure the sensor is in-line with the target
5. Ensure the sensor is within the required distance from the target; magnetic is half inch and metal is eighth inch
6. If an inductive sensor, disconnect the sensor. Using an ohmmeter, check for a resistance of 500 to 5000 ohms between the red and black wires. If not, replace the sensor
7. Disconnect the RPM sensor. Change the RPM cal value to 1. Manually make and break a connection between the brown and black wires; simulates a signal. If an RPM is displayed, replace the sensor
8. Repair or replace the monitor head.

Situation: RPM mode reads correctly, but as soon as a ground speed is reported the RPM changes to an incorrect value
Solution:
1. Check the cable connections for the Sensor Adapter cable. If the sensors are connected incorrectly this could occur

Remote Run/Hold Sensor
Situation: The monitor never switches over to hold automatically
Solution:
1. Ensure the Run/Hold switch on top of the monitor head is in the hold position.
2. Check the distance between the magnet to the Run/hold sensor; should be a half inch or less while the implement is in the operating position and beyond this range when not operating.
3. Test the cables by disconnecting the Run/Hold sensor and shorting the green and black wires together; the display should flash only when apart
4. Repair or replace the monitor head.
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