Hi bobs, I was not saying the RL's are a bad unit, they just have a weakness we come across. During installation
that the cables
should not be cut or spliced in anyway at all as this can cause problems that are not immediately apparent. Recently I looked at a similar set-up with a master unit at the nav table and a slave at the helm
on a 46' Hunter
where the radar
data was not being transferred, this installation
had worked well for many years until the units stopped talking to each other, unfortunatley to make the cable install easier the molded connectors had been cut off and reconnected, remaking the connection did not work, the only solution was a cable replacement. the customer was no lucky as we could not find one at the time as Raymarine
has discontinued the HSB cable, they are sometimes available as surplus on eBay though. Also a near, not direct, lightning
strike can take out the inter-unit communication transmitters in the units and the units still function well as stand alone items.
the terminators are actually integrated into the molded plug
on the cable.