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Old 21-10-2013, 19:04   #1
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Rainbow Spaghetti for GPS/VHF/DSC/AIS

I have 6 wires coming out the back of my SH GX-2150; I have 8 wires on the data side of my Garmin 441S GPS. BOTH wire sets have white, grey, blue, green, brown, and yellow. The GPS tail has those plus purple and orange.

Is there a standard or convention that allows me to match the colors and be hooked up properly? Or are these just the typical array of wire colors and blue doesn't necessarily go to blue?

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The NMEA out from the Garmin goes to the NMEA in in the SH and visa versa. I am not at the boat, but check the instructions for the colors, it is not a clean color-to-color connection. I found it easier to mount a terminal strip and land the connections on the strip. The strip also provides a handy point to parallel the feeds to a PC and Open Cpn.


When you get this all hooked up, please PM me. I have the same set-up and continuously loose slow moving targets. I would love to know if you have the same issue.

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Re: Rainbow Spaghetti for GPS/VHF/DSC/AIS

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The NMEA out from the Garmin goes to the NMEA in in the SH and visa versa. I am not at the boat, but check the instructions for the colors, it is not a clean color-to-color connection.
The wire colors are shown on the GX-2150 owner's manual, but not in the Garmin 441s manual. The transducer is not a Garmin and the cable came with the transducer, with a standard Garmin plug-n-play gps/transducer connection. The wires from both the GPS and VHF are multi-colored bundles.

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Re: Rainbow Spaghetti for GPS/VHF/DSC/AIS

Blue/Brown is NMEA OUT/IN Port 1
Gray/Violet is NMEA OUT/IN Port 2

This is for the Garmin 441S
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Deep friz beat me to it.

Or you can google the installation manual, Garmin has it on line.

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Re: Rainbow Spaghetti for GPS/VHF/DSC/AIS

Awesome, guys! My manual has no such page.

CF to the rescue.

Thanks, again!

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Re: Rainbow Spaghetti for GPS/VHF/DSC/AIS

Also, Standard Horizon has detailed wiring diagrams and instructions for most chartplotters on their website: Welcome to StandardHorizon.com

Look in the "files" tab.

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