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ACU 30 Quick Reference Guide

For detailed operation description, see online help. For description of the ACS500 system, see the ACS500 Instruction Manual.

Basic operation of the ACU 30

1. Disconnect the ACU power cable from to the upper right connector (B). communicate with the chosen SCU panel, is only available if an EME
charging station. 8. Lower the dunking transducer (Y) into unit in water; after at least three trials, sequence is defined and configured.
2. Place the the sea (more than 10 m below the try to increase power with one step. During operation:
ACU in lowest part of the platform/ship.) If this does not work then try the If the ACU battery indicator indicates
a suitable 9. Note! If the dunking transducer is alternative ACU unit. low power, connect the charging cable
location. not deployed in water, the Maximum If no success is obtained by - see (J) on opposite page.
3. Open the Transmitter power setting should be following (X), try the alternative FSK
ACU case by pressing the handle limited to "High". modulation mode.
knobs. - If a small test transducer is connected The EMErgency function on the ACU,
and pull the handles up. for communication in air, you must located under the small cover on the
4. Turn on the main power switch (D) ensure to limit output Transmitter
in order to boot up the APOS PC power to "Low" setting. Charging the battery
program (booting process will take 10. Return the ACU to charging station
(power off mode). When charging you have two options:
2. Connect the other end of the cable into
Wake up APOS PC from Stand-by A Primary option: a 115/230 Vac mains supply.
When APOS PC is not in use for a certain Switch the unit off during charging, Normal charging time from bottom
time, it will go into Stand-by mode. This and then switch it on again when you to top may take 7-8 hours when ACU
means that the screen will turn black. are going to use it. is switched off (see A mode in "When
Touch the screen or the trackball to return B Secondary option: charging.." paragraph). Green charging
to Operation mode. Leave the ACU switched on - ready lamp indicates that the internal ACU
for operation during charging. battery is fully charged
Communication: When the ACU is fully charged, it may
about 1.5 minutes). Communication between the ACU When the ACU is located in a control be operational for up to 10 hours. If
- The on-line help is available on and the SCU may easily be tested by room, it may be continuously charged even the system is powered up only when
the APOS screen. running the Read Solenoid status or if the suitcase is closed. it is needed, then we will increase the
5. Place the Cable drum close to the Reading Battery status. operation time significantly.
ACU. Main Link mode is Cymbal To start charging: If the ACU is stored, it is important that
6. Operation - see online help. communication. In order to switch 1. Connect the cable to the 230 Vac the battery is fully charged. It must be
7. Connect the dunking transducer cable between Cymbal and FSK (alternative connector at the front of the ACU - recharged at least every 12 months.
mode); follow the APOS instructions see opposite page (J).
Ready for operation! given in System Configuration, Note! Use the mains cable supplied
331858/Rev.B/May 2010

APOS can be operated either by using instructing you to wait for 1 minute with the system.
the touch screen (see on-line help) or prior to use the alternative Link mode. - Mains cable is stored in the lid
the trackball (G) - see opposite page. (X) If you have problem to folder.
ACU 30 Quick Reference Guide
For detailed operation description, see online help. For description of the ACS500 system, see the ACS500 Instruction manual.

ACU 30 front panel

H Stand-by wake up, with two LEDs indicating status.

I Display light (-/+) adjustment.
J Power connector - male 3-pins connector for the mains cable.
- This cable (see L) is used to connect the ACU to a standard 230 Vac
mains supply, to recharge the internal battery.
K Gas lift springs - to keep the ACU lid open when the unit is in use.
L Battery charge cable in lid folder - supplied with the unit.
M Battery status indicator. The battery should last for approx. 10 hours of
continual use, and will take approximately. 7 hours to recharge from fully

User levels ACU 30 maintenance

A Connector (with protection cap) for Serial line. For service personnel only. The APOS is - regarding functional Maintenance will primarily include
(For program downloads and configuration purposes). possibilities and operation, configured keeping the unit clean and charging the
B Connector (with protection cap) for Dunking transducer cable. in the following two user levels: battery.
C Connectors for USB and LAN. For service personnel only. Operator:
(Connection to network and possible APOS/PC program download via USB.) This level is used for the daily
- Placed behind a waterproofed cover. Turn the pegs to open. normal operation.
D Power ON/OFF switch. Service:
E EMERGENCY SEQUENCE - EME button and LEDs. This level requires password, and
- Placed behind a cover. Turn the peg to open. Only available if an EME is for service personnel only.
sequence is defined and configured.
F EXECUTE button - the button has two functions:
1 To be used together with APOS when performing valve operations. Support
2 To be used together with the EME button when performing an All Kongsberg Maritime products:
EMERGENCY SEQUENCE. Placed behind red flap. Lift the flap to Phone 24 hour: +47 815 35 355
open. To operate the switch, push it upwards. E-mail:
G Trackball - used to position the cursor on the screen. A trackball movement
moves the cursor.
HiPAP, HPR, Transponder and ACS:
Left button: Used to click on buttons, operate menus and select displayed
symbols. Phone 24 hour: +47 992 03 808
Right button: Used to display menus and pop-up windows. E-mail:
The most common trackball operations are; pointing, clicking and dragging.