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Old 20-04-2019, 16:38   #1
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Help converting Dst800 triducer wired for Raymarine to NMEA 2000 network?

Hi sailors, I bought a Dst-800 Airmar Triducer that apparently is wired for Raymarine. My understanding is that the Dst-800 is Nmea 2000 capable as it's apparently also sold with an Nmea 2000 end connector. Unfortunately I bought this unit several months ago and can't exchange it any longer for the Nmea 2000 version (my sailboat is already mostly fitted with b&g/simrad components). Can I use an Nmea 2000 connector (like the maretron Micro/Mid Field Attachable Connector) and this way use the Dst-800 on the Nmea 2000 network? If yes anyone could help me with the color coding to make it work? Thank you very much
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I’d buy a raymarine Ng to 2000 cable
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Re: Help converting Dst800 triducer wired for Raymarine to NMEA 2000 network?

Hi Sebastien,


Here's a good article for you: https://www.panbo.com/n2k-cable-mixing-not-a-big-woop/


www.Panbo.com is a good source for all sorts of boat networking info & discussions!


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Re: Help converting Dst800 triducer wired for Raymarine to NMEA 2000 network?

I’m pretty sure the dst800 comes in both analog and digital.

If it’s seatalk ng. Yiu can convert it to a n2k plug by cutting end off and adding n2k field end. The color code is the same. (Never seen a female ng to n2k adapter cable) If it’s analog for a raymarine chart plotter. You will need something like the iTC-5 to convert it to n2k. (Or Adapt plug to new plotter plug)
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Re: Help converting Dst800 triducer wired for Raymarine to NMEA 2000 network?

OK, so I found the spec sheet for the DST-800 online: http://www.airmar.com/uploads/brochures/dst800.pdf According to that, the unit is either NMEA-0183 or NMEA2000 (not both). If the unit you have is the -0183 version, then you could wire it through a converter (ex: https://www.actisense.com/product/ngw-1/ ) to convert to N2K.



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OK, so I found the spec sheet for the DST-800 online: http://www.airmar.com/uploads/brochures/dst800.pdf According to that, the unit is either NMEA-0183 or NMEA2000 (not both). If the unit you have is the -0183 version, then you could wire it through a converter (ex: https://www.actisense.com/product/ngw-1/ ) to convert to N2K.



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Note: The DST800 can be NMEA0183, NMEA2000, or Analog.

If it's part of a Raymarine ST70 System pack it's likely analog. Best thing to do is get a photo of the wire end posted, along with the SKU or part# you actually ordered/purchased so we know what the signalling version actually is for the unit you have.

If it's analog, you need to use a Raymarine ITC-5 along with a SeaTalkNG<->DeviceNet adapter cable to put it on a normal NMEA2000 network.

If it's NMEA2000, you just need the SeaTalkNG<->DeviceNet adapter cable

If it's NMEA0183, (which is unlikely if it was for a Raymarine system, then you need an NMEA0183 to NMEA2000 converter, or possibly just hardwire to a chartplotter with NMEA0183.

But just saying DST800 is not enough to know which of the 3 modes it's built for.
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Sell the Raymarine version of the DST-800 and buy a NMEA2000 version?

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