Is my AIS cable damaged?

Check your cable for damage if you have no AIS lights, long preflight checks, or missing data from a flight.

A damaged cable or loose connection can be the cause of no AIS lights, long preflight checks, or missing data from a flight. Please check the following to help eliminate the cable as the cause of the issue.

  • Insert the cable into the sensor and AIS until you feel a slight “click”. Gently pull the connector to ensure that it is locked in snug.
  • Inspect each of the cable for loose pins. (Missing pins are ok because we do not populate all of them)

Here are some examples of what you may find:

loose-pin

Figure 1: Loose pin in the cable.

bent-pin

Figure 2: Bent pin on the connector.