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Old 03-07-2019, 13:55   #1
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Seatalk conversion

I have a Raymarine ST6000 autohelm that has a problem with its control buttons (they frequently spontaneously activate - changing course or switching off).
I happen to have an ST6000+ autohelm which I would like to swap with the faulty ST6000 but as the connections are different I need some form of adaptor connector.
Do I assume I also need a conversion device to connect from original seatalk to ng?
The plan is to upgrade the whole instrument package eventually but for now what’s there will have to do.
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Old 03-07-2019, 15:12   #2
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Re: Seatalk conversion

Raymarine sells a seatalk to seatalkng converter, which will give you a basic nmea2000 bus. If you’re intending to slowly upgrade it would be a good starting point.
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Old 03-07-2019, 23:50   #3
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Re: Seatalk conversion

Alternatively the underlying switches for the buttons can be replaced:

https://theboatgalley.com/raymarine-instrument-repair/
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Old 05-07-2019, 13:17   #4
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Re: Seatalk conversion

Thanks all for the advice and solutions

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Re: Seatalk conversion

I recently installed the converter mentioned above on a friend's boat. It is a 5 port block. 1 of these ports is SeaTalk1. You attach a spur cable (included) to the SeaTalk1 port and that gives you 1 male SeaTalk1 cable end. There is also an expansion block available which gives you a few more female SeaTalk1 ports (2 or 3, I forget). Pretty slick.


http://www.raymarine.com/view/?id=1597
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Old 05-07-2019, 14:48   #6
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Re: Seatalk conversion

Thanks for that - just to be sure - my reading of the info on this converter suggests to me that it allows connection of seatalk 1 components to a seatalk ng data network but am not absolutely clear that it allows vice versa - that is connecting a later ng device (an ST 6000+) to a seatalk 1 backbone. But if it does, it is clearly what I need.
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Thanks for that - just to be sure - my reading of the info on this converter suggests to me that it allows connection of seatalk 1 components to a seatalk ng data network but am not absolutely clear that it allows vice versa - that is connecting a later ng device (an ST 6000+) to a seatalk 1 backbone. But if it does, it is clearly what I need.
I dont think it cares about the actual topology of the network in terms of how many NG or St1 devices, but there other others here better qualified to answer that question than me. There is also a very good RayMarine tech forum.

http://forum.raymarine.com/
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