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Old 31-07-2015, 04:38   #1
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NMEA 2000 Plugs and SCANPODS

So, I'm looking to mount an instrument on the rail at the helm, and I'm looking at the Scanpod Single instrument Pod, to mount on the rail.....
Can i run a drop cable up the rail, and through the rail mount into the pod?? If so, surely I would need to run the cable without a plug through the rail and mount, and then out a Plug on it...... I have never seen such a plug that can be fitted to an NMEA 2000 Cable after it has been passed through its required course....... is there such a thing???
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Re: NMEA 2000 Plugs and SCANPODS

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So, I'm looking to mount an instrument on the rail at the helm, and I'm looking at the Scanpod Single instrument Pod, to mount on the rail.....
Can i run a drop cable up the rail, and through the rail mount into the pod?? If so, surely I would need to run the cable without a plug through the rail and mount, and then out a Plug on it...... I have never seen such a plug that can be fitted to an NMEA 2000 Cable after it has been passed through its required course....... is there such a thing???
Yes there are field installable connectors, but, they are big and ugly, and difficult to install; I have one at the end of my Garmin wind transducer.

In my opinion it would be better to cut the end off the cable then splice it back on after running it. Or, you could use a terminal strip to make the connection below deck.

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Re: NMEA 2000 Plugs and SCANPODS

they also make a 90 degree field end which may help in the pod, if you decide to cut the top end off instead of the bottom. but I have never used the 90. use lots of the straight ones. (over 20 in the past month..)
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Re: NMEA 2000 Plugs and SCANPODS

It's super simple. Whack the end off (leaving plenty of tail to allow a splice), thread the cut end through whatever route you need to pass, then either lead it to a terminal strip or directly splice the original plug tail component wires together. I love N2K!
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