Ok, this should be a simple one, but I thought I would ask before I start cutting cables
. I am trying to run a NMEA
micro cable inside of an arch on the stern of the boat. The arch is stainless tube, and while I can drill a hole to get the cable to fit inside, the base exit doesn't have enough room for the cable to fit with the connector on. The cable is going to be connected to a GPS antenna
on the arch, and the network on the other end. So I have two choices:
1. I have a very long NMEA
cable that is bare wire on one end and fitting on the other. I can attach a field-connectable NMEA end fitting, but I have heard of people with issues getting them to work.
2. Second choice - which seems to be simple, and I don't have to wait on parts
- is to just cut a pigtail off of another cable and then just splice together each of the identical color wires.
Is there any reason that either of these would not work? Or one better than the other. The splice would be inside the boat, in a dry area.
Hoping for some input before I cut cables
tomorrow. I already drilled into the electrical
wires coming from one of the solar panels
, which is now giving me the excuse to pull larger gauge wire as the replacement!