Thanks for the quick reply. Any help/info is greatly appreciated!
Opencpn and the gps work just fine, no problem there.
The Gnd10 PC connection is USB not n2k or 0183, I'm using a regular USB cable same as for a printer. I can access the Gnd10 with Nexusrace no problem. So what is the difference in communication between Nexusrace and Opencpn through USB?
I also have the Garmin GMI20 which has a plug
in the back for 0183 and there is a usb to 0183 converter by actisense.
I'm not new to electronics
, I'm new to these particular marine
systems. I read the whole opencpn manual, some things just didn't stand out enough. At the moment this is over my head
, here is what I assumed: Gnd10 converts nexus FDX, 0183 and n2k to USB. Apparently I still need an interface for my interface. I wonder what the format of data is over the USB then?
If I used the Actisense NGW-1-USB (200bucks) would opencpn have access to all the transducer data on the backbone or through the USB on the Gnd10? I have contacted Garmin Tech support and well I'm sure you know how helpful that was.
I really hope I'm not the only one trying to do this!~