Following the recent lightning
strike that I experienced I am about to install a suite of Raymarine
products to replace damaged equipment
. I wish to network all the components but I having a few issues understanding some connections.
The basic network uses SeaTalkNG I understand, but interfacing some of the listed equipment
has me a bit confused.
The equipment will be:
A77 Multi Function Device with Fishfinder
and inbuilt GPS
Raymarine Evolution EV-100 Auto pilot consisting of EV1 Sensor, ACU-100 Autopilot
Control Unit, P70 Control Head
Raymarine Raydome RD418D Radar
Raymarine Wind Vane
Raymarine i60 Wind
Raymarine P79 Adjustable in-hull depth
Raymarine Ray55E VHF Marine radio
Fusion 700 series entertainment system model MS-AV700
1. How do I connect the Radome (SeaTalkHS I believe) to the network backbone (which is SeaTalkNG I believe). I donít want to have to run the Radome cable to the MFD (at the helm) and to connect directly to that, as I only want the one plug
to have to connect at the MFD. I remove it regularly.
2. How do I connect the VHF radio
to the network as I intend to install AIS
at a later date and there are gains to be had by connecting it to the network
3. How do I connect the sound system to the network to give me control over it from the MFD.
4. Is it better to connect the items of the Autopilot
, viz Ev1 sensor and P70 control head
, directly to the ACU or to network using spur cables
. If to the network another 5 way connector will do the trick.
5. Can the wheel
be connected to the network also, as that would save a separate cable run to the helm
from the ACU.
The P79 transducer will be connected via an ITC-5 Transducer convertor.
I have attached a PDF showing the proposed layout.
Has any body installed this equipment to the SeaTalkNG bus before that can help me as I would appreciate any help on the above issues.