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Old 24-02-2012, 16:19   #1
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NMEA to Raymarine Seatalk

Can I use cat 5 cable to connect my GPS to my Raymarine computer?
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Old 25-02-2012, 02:41   #2
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Re: NMEA to Raymarine Seatalk

Good question. At first I'd say not a good idea. I recall that Raymarine uses a twisted pair inside a shielded cable for their SeaTalk buss. Stock Cat 5 cable is twisted pairs but NOT shielded. Although you can get shielded Cat 5. But if you're going to that much trouble just get the twisted pair/shield cable in the first place. I think they are both 22 gauge if my memory serves me (but that's not guaranteed!). Anyway, I'd go with the shielded cable on a boat because I'm pretty sure your Raymarine ins and outs will call for a +signal, a -signal, and a shield. Good luck. BTW, I'm about to interface my Raymarine SPX-5 autopilot with my Garmin 546 GPS and also all my "wireless" TackTick sailing instruments. I think I'M the one going to need the luck!
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Just been doing this sort of thing. My experience is almost anything will work. No magic.
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