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Frequently Asking Questions and Answers

Index Arm, Drum, Encoder

Q: What is the device to read the index arm and the micrometer drum

A: We called Encoder to read the number of index arm and drum

Q: How to read the number of index arm and drum

A: Require 2 times of sighting for decision of the position

Q: Single sight shows LOP

A: Just click the button, automatically read the number

Q: How about the time of gaps between 02 sights

A: Require 1 hour between 2 sighting


Calibration

Q: How to calibration

A: Don't need to go store or manufacturer, following the instruction at the screen

Q: When user need calibration

A: In case of continuous use, recommended every two weeks, but in case of occasional use, recommended before use


Parts of Digital Sextant

Q: Sale the KDS without body (display only)

A: Can not. Calculatore(displayer) have to read the number from index arm and drum.

Q: List of package

A: Carrying Case, Adjusting key, Oil, Screw Driver, Brush, Wipe Flannel, USB Cable, Sun Visor, Manual


Sighting

Q: How to sighting the Digital Sextant

A: Exactly same as traditional sextant

Q: Estimated time of sighting

A: Same as traditional sextant and depend on the user's skill of sighting.

Q: The sextant which celestial body you are sighting

A: 9 planets (Moon and Sun has 2 way, upper and below line and, 58 stars

Q: Sighiting at night

A: If can observe horizontal line and cerestial object, can calculate the position. Addtinally end of index arm, there are small light to help the reading number


Calculation of Position

Q: After sighting how long will takes the position

A: After 02 times of sighting and input the data, it will be show immediatley

Q: What data need for calculation

A: Temperature, Height, Air Pressure, speed of boat and direction

Q: Does Digital Sextant have a sensor for getting data

A: No, user have to check the basic data. Sensor is not included

Q: Digital Sextant need almanac or reduction table or calculator?

A: No Need, All data included in the KDS

Q: Need to change to UTC?

A: system time is UTC, and no need to change


Battery

Q: How long use after fully charged

A: Around 7 hours when fully charged and without turn off

Q: How to charging

A:Charging with USB cable

Q: Does Digital Sextant have a sensor for getting data

A: Temperature, Height, Air Pressure, speed of boat and direction

Q: Only replaced the battery by self

A: Can not. And if open the device without permition we will not gurranty


Others

Q: How to update

A: We will provide software and data file. Connect to computer and update in every 02 years

Q: What rules for Tanker Vessel

A: OCIMF

Q: What rules for Commercial Vessel

A: SOLAS

Q: Installed GPS chip

A: No need GPS