Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-12-2013, 10:38   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ortona, FL
Boat: Pacific Seacraft 34
Posts: 49
NMEA 2000 TO 0183 cables

I am trying to connect a Garmin 541S GPS to my Raymarine ST4000 Plus autopilot. The GPS has a NMEA 2000 out and the A/P has NMEA 0183 in terminals. Checking the internet I found cables that look like they will convert one to another. One I am considering is the Actisense NGW-1-ISO 2000. Do you think that the connectors will match and would this be all I have to do?

Thanks, Andy
__________________

__________________
aliddell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2013, 10:49   #2
Nearly an old salt
 
goboatingnow's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 13,649
Images: 3
Re: NMEA 2000 TO 0183 cables

The 541S has a NMEA0183 port why not use it.

Dave
__________________

__________________
Check out my new blog on smart boat technology, networking and gadgets for the connected sailor! - http://smartboats.tumblr.com
goboatingnow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2013, 11:58   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ortona, FL
Boat: Pacific Seacraft 34
Posts: 49
Re: NMEA 2000 TO 0183 cables

My manual says it is a NMEA 2000 port and it has a five prong connector whereas the autopilot had two terminals labeled NMEA 0183. Doesn't look like it will work without some sort of adapter.
__________________
aliddell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2013, 12:08   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SW Florida
Boat: FP Belize, 43' - Dot Dun
Posts: 3,425
Re: NMEA 2000 TO 0183 cables

Garmin black to RM NMEA IN -
Garmin blue to RM NMEA IN +
__________________
DotDun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2013, 12:12   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ortona, FL
Boat: Pacific Seacraft 34
Posts: 49
Re: NMEA 2000 TO 0183 cables

Do you have to take the Garmin case apart to find black and blue? All I see on the back are the five prongs; no colors.
__________________
aliddell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2013, 12:21   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SW Florida
Boat: FP Belize, 43' - Dot Dun
Posts: 3,425
Re: NMEA 2000 TO 0183 cables

No, I looked up the manual on the Garmin website.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	11.jpg
Views:	113
Size:	86.6 KB
ID:	71689   Click image for larger version

Name:	12.jpg
Views:	100
Size:	48.1 KB
ID:	71690  

__________________
DotDun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2013, 13:11   #7
Registered User
 
Ziggy's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: U.S., Northeast
Boat: Contessa 32
Posts: 1,421
Images: 2
Re: NMEA 2000 TO 0183 cables

Look at page 9 of the installation manual (http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/GP...es_INST_EN.pdf) and the back of your unit. There should be three connectors. The largest one is the wiring harness (aka power and NMEA 0183).
In fact, GPSMAP 541 has two NMEA 0183 ports.
__________________
... He knows the chart is not the sea.
-- Philip Booth, Chart 1203
Ziggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2013, 14:03   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2013
Boat: Sabre 36
Posts: 18
Re: NMEA 2000 TO 0183 cables

Be aware that with the Actisense converter you would need to setup a proper powered NMEA 2000 backbone with two Ts, two terminators and a cable for the Garmin to the backbone T. You also need to make sure the NMEA0183 sequences from the ST4000 are supported by the converter.

A much simpler route is using the NMEA 0183 connection as others have suggested.
__________________
pbfein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2013, 18:55   #9
Nearly an old salt
 
goboatingnow's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 13,649
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by aliddell View Post
Do you have to take the Garmin case apart to find black and blue? All I see on the back are the five prongs; no colors.
On the back of the 541. There is the big multi pole power connector with a lead that has many wires. Some of these are feeding power to the 541 so you must have it

The NMEA 0183 wires are on that big " power lead "


Dave
__________________

__________________
Check out my new blog on smart boat technology, networking and gadgets for the connected sailor! - http://smartboats.tumblr.com
goboatingnow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cables, nmea, nmea 2000

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:56.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.