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Old 23-02-2016, 20:18   #1
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What is this connector for Raymarine ST60+

Our boat came with a Raymarine ST60+ wind indicator (probably not something we would have bought for ourselves, but it's already on the boat). Mr. cthoops isn't keen on how some of the wires in the cable seem to be hanging by a thread, so to speak, and wanted to strip it down a bit farther before reattaching.

In case we need to get another plastic thing that the wires are attached to, can anyone tell me what the plastic thing is called? A search on the Defender website isn't yielding any results. Thanks.

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Old 23-02-2016, 20:46   #2
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Re: What is this connector for Raymarine ST60+

That is a Raymarine wind instrument terminal block. It comes in a sealed enclosure.
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Old 23-02-2016, 20:52   #3
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Re: What is this connector for Raymarine ST60+

Terminal strip, most ind electrical places will sell them. You can snip it off for the number needed.

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Old 23-02-2016, 21:45   #4
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Re: What is this connector for Raymarine ST60+

if you look at westmarine's site, you will find RAYMARINE
SeaTalk Auxiliary Junction Box ... RAYMARINE SeaTalk Auxiliary Junction Box | West Marine (provided the link works). inside this box is smth like what you show in your photo. we have a couple of these on our boat.
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Re: What is this connector for Raymarine ST60+

Usually find them at any Ace Hardware
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Old 24-02-2016, 09:07   #6
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Re: What is this connector for Raymarine ST60+

Often called a barrier strip, terminal strip, eurostyle terminal strip, insulated terminal strip...
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Old 24-02-2016, 09:09   #7
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Thanks everyone. I appreciate it.
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Re: What is this connector for Raymarine ST60+

Were those wires inserted into the terminal strip with the blade disconnect terminals (blue/red things) on them?? Those types of terminal strips are intended to have the bare wire inserted under the screw and then put in a junction box as others mentioned.

I just last week hooked up a Raymarine wind instrument, so I'm pretty familiar with the connections they provide. The SeaTalk (not NG, old standard) cable comes with blade disconnects on the wires so that it can be plugged directly into an iTC-5. Or directly to the ST60 instrument I suppose.

Note technically the ST60+ is the instrument *display*, not the wind instrument. The Raymarine wind transducer you have isn't specific to the ST60 and is sold for use with newer displays as well, such as the i70.
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Re: What is this connector for Raymarine ST60+

If it works but you are planning to replace I'm interested in masthead unit and cable. It will mate to our existing ST60 kit
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Re: What is this connector for Raymarine ST60+

Just an aside - If you're stepping/unstepping your mast every year, those terminal blocks can be a pain in the a$$ and a potential source of connection issues if you miswire, and the wire gets spindly and worn and breaks from repeated handling and connection/reconnection.

Why don't more people put wind instruments on a single multiconnector at the mast connection point? There are many different options, from simple automotive-style molex or amplok, to D-sub, to waterproof Deutsch and miniature military-style connectors...

Just curious.
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If you're going to use a terminal strip, use one like this where you can crimp proper ring terminals onto the wires.

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Re: What is this connector for Raymarine ST60+

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Our boat came with a Raymarine ST60+ wind indicator (probably not something we would have bought for ourselves, but it's already on the boat). Mr. cthoops isn't keen on how some of the wires in the cable seem to be hanging by a thread, so to speak, and wanted to strip it down a bit farther before reattaching.

In case we need to get another plastic thing that the wires are attached to, can anyone tell me what the plastic thing is called? A search on the Defender website isn't yielding any results. Thanks.

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When used for the Wind Transducer the Strip is mounted in an enclosure at the base of the mast for un-stepping the Mast. If you don't plan on removing the mast anytime then you don't need the Strip.
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Old 24-02-2016, 18:31   #13
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If you're going to use a terminal strip, use one like this where you can crimp proper ring terminals onto the wires.

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This is often what I use. You can find them at Radio Shack, Ace Hardware, True Value Hardware, Home Depot, Lowes - probably many others.

What the OP posted is a very simple terminal strip of the lowest type.

We are replacing all of ours with multi-pin connectors to permit un-stepping the mast without compromising the wires.
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