Hmmm, will have to see how that works. So right now my controller is on the same converter as the two other Seatalk
instruments. And the converter is an extensions of the N2K networked (connected to the rest of the network with a backbone). Zeus2 is on the same N2K network. So you are saying that the AP controller can get the waypoint data over the N2K network when hooked up this way? Would that imply that the waypoint data is converted from STng to ST format? I did not know the converter was a 2-way instrument.
With my old Garmin
, the AP controller got info via NMEA0183 wired direct. I'd rather not mess with NMEA0183 connecting to the Zeus2. I have it setup to be removed after use (prevent theft), and am trying to minimize number of wires that need to be connected (and bigger issue is connectors failing eventually).
Originally Posted by smac999
you can't remove the controller. that still controls auto / standby. compass
vs nav steering
etc. the zeus just feeds it way point info via the seatalkng to seatalk converter. you could also do it using nmea
183. you'd need a new simrad
pilot for control from the plotter. even then I'd still always have a controller for one button standby action. instead of on screen