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Old 20-03-2017, 07:20   #1
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Vesper and NMEA 2000

Not too good with new technology,done a lot of internet searching but still a bit confused ! I plan to purchase a Vesper XB 8000 and a Furuno GP1870F plotter.
As both items have a power supply,can I just connect them to each other with a double male micro cable,or,do I have to create a powered backbone with T's and resistor ends etc.I have no plan for any further devices except a depth transducer which has its own connection on the 1870.Will they 'play' together? Thanks.
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Re: Vesper and NMEA 2000

The bus needs to be powered and set up with drop cables and terminators.
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Re: Vesper and NMEA 2000

Some MFDs are capable of providing power to the N2K bus. I don't know off hand about the 1870F, but a read through the installation manual should tell you. If it's capable of providing bus power, there is typically a wire in the main harness that you connect to 12V power.
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Re: Vesper and NMEA 2000

You could call Vesper! They are helpful and accommodating IME, and they actually know something about their units!

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Re: Vesper and NMEA 2000

You can't plug two NMEA-2000 devices directly into each other. As DeepFrz has already mentioned, you need terminators and power. I suggest geting a NMEA-2000 starter kit. These typically come with a multi-way connector block, 2 terminators and a 12V supply. You add two drop cables and you are then also setup for future expansion should you want to add more devices later.

Alternatively, if you only ever plan to have the XB-8000 and MFD then can wire the two together directly via NMEA 0183 using ordinary two conductor wire.

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Re: Vesper and NMEA 2000

OK,thanks for all the replies,a backbone starter kit gets added to the list. Also,my plan to get Jeff's response by putting Vesper in the heading worked perfectly.!
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