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Old 21-06-2017, 08:47   #1
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Visionmate with raymarine a , c, e series or axiom plotters

To those that have a visionmate AIS system. Is this compatible wit the raymarine a, c, e series or axiom plotters? Anyone have experience? I have it on inavx and it is great.
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Received an email from watchmate, it is compatible with a couple of items not being full transferable. They responded within 24 hours, great resource group.
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Re: Visionmate with raymarine a , c, e series or axiom plotters

Landonshaw,
I'm glad you got your questioned answered...
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Received an email from watchmate, it is compatible with a couple of items not being full transferable. They responded within 24 hours, great resource group.
FYI, I would've answered you, but didn't really understand what product you were referring to....

I now see you were referring to the Vesper Marine "Watchmate Vision" (or some of Vesper's other AIS Watchmates)...

https://www2.vespermarine.com/transp...te-vision.html

https://www2.vespermarine.com/transponders.html

https://www2.vespermarine.com/support/downloads/

BTW, I'm not surprised that you got an answer from Vesper quicker then here-abouts....Vesper is a real great company and super nice guys to deal with!!
Also, Jeff Robbins, the CEO of Vesper Marine, is a regular poster here!


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Ok, bought a cable, A06045 raymarine, to connect to the NMEA 2000 port on the back of the vesper watchmate, it connects to a seatalk to seatalk converterA06064. This has my i50 & i60 attached. Cable A06033 connects the blue terminal of this to the blue terminal on the E22158 converter. This has my new ES78, autopilot and 12v power attached . I am told this should do it.

Question to anyone. Is the NMEA 2000 port on the back of the vision watchmate 9000 male or female?
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landonshaw,
I'm familiar with some of Vesper's products, but not all of them...
I know of their "Watchmates" (650, 670, 750, and 850...as well as their back box XB series, XB-6000 and XB-8000, and the Watchmate Vision),
But I don't have any knowledge of a "vision watchmate 9000".
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Question to anyone. Is the NMEA 2000 port on the back of the vision watchmate 9000 male or female?
Assuming you're not on-board and cannot see your unit, have you looked at the Vesper manual and photos? And/or looked at their website??

Sorry, I cannot be of help, but I'm not familiar with the "9000"...
But, let's assume it's like the XB-8000, which has your standard NMEA2000 connection, which any NMEA2000 cable should easily connect to.
Have a look at the XB-8000's manual on-line...
https://downloads.vespermarine.com/x...161022-web.pdf
You'll see NMEA2000 networking info on page 6 of 16.

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Sorry, Vision watchmate. I looked at the website but can not tell that detail.
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Ok...
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Sorry, Vision watchmate.
The Vision Watchmate is basically an XB-8000 with a nice color display attached!
So, the NMEA2000 connection is the same...

FYI, the Vision installation guide manual is available on-line here...
https://downloads.vespermarine.com/v...1022-web.pdf?1
NMEA2000 info is on page 5 of 16.

And, further....
While some manufacturers have proprietary connectors for their "2000" networking, if it's really NMEA2000 it all has the same connectors...


Hope this helps...

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Thanks, I think when I was at the marine store, Hamilton marine, you could get the NMEA 2000 plug side into the watchmate in a male or female. We knew the other end because it was being attached into a seatalk to seatalk converter, tat was in our hands. Dave
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Re: Visionmate with raymarine a , c, e series or axiom plotters

Yes, all our N2K units use standard NMEA cables which have a female on the device end of the cable. A nice feature of standard cables and backbone components is they are designed so you can't plug them in wrong.

But sorry if we made it hard to find on our website though. That's not the way it's supposed to be....do we need to change how we describe it at https://www.vespermarine.com/watchma...specifications
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But sorry if we made it hard to find on our website though. That's not the way it's supposed to be....do we need to change how we describe it at https://www.vespermarine.com/watchma...specifications
With the early morning excitement here in NZ today I think this might not have come out the way I meant it... I'm truly interested in your feedback if our website is making it too hard to find technical details like this.
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I have been looking at a download of the operating manual and could not tell if the NEMA 2000 port on the back is female or male. Looking at the web site and the pictures of the back of the unit, it looks like this port is a female. Is this correct? Good website, my particular question is very specific. Again, thank you for all of your help. This purchase is well worth everything I paid! I find it is an extremely well produced unit and rely on it a great deal on my passages.

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Re: Visionmate with raymarine a , c, e series or axiom plotters

It's a male on the unit so requires a female drop cable. That's the standard for NMEA 2000 which is intended to make it hard to plug stuff together wrong.

And glad to hear you're pleased with your WatchMate Vision. I've passed your comments on to our team!
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