I'm just back from a week on our Corfu boat. We have ST60-series instruments and an ST2900 (?) series autopilot
(only had one brief look at the model number).
I had one brief chance to try to connect one of the two Nmea
outputs from the autopilot
to the official USB 422 serial
dongle but couldn't find a clear instruction of what terminals to connect (I guess NMEA
'+' output to R+ on the dongle - and '-' to R- -> does that sound correct?)
I was using a very-long lead to connect the two as I just wanted to test it before committing to a prolonged spell under the cockpit/steering gear
/ transom in 35+ degrees heat with no ventilation!
Didn't manage to get anything through on the Inspector - but there was so much guesswork in the setup (and the dodgily-long cable).
Can someone point me at some physical and config setup details of how to get the USB dongle to receive nmea? I can only test this on the rare occasions we get out to the boat, so would like to go prepared.
Originally Posted by rgleason
Re Seatalk1 from st60 tridata & wind
+ st4000 series wheelpilot
TO /FROM nmea0183 another very good alternative is gadgetpoole.de Tiny Seatalk
Link offered w galvanic isolation, usb or RS232
and does bidirectional and has programming to adjust operation and sentences. Very good manual too.