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Old 03-04-2014, 06:56   #1
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AIS and chart plotter not compatible

Hi everyone,

This is the first time we've used this forum, so here goes!

We've recently purchased AIS for our Hanse 400 with the intention of connecting it to our Simrad NX 40 chart plotter at the helm. The problem is that our chart plotter doesn't accept the AIS input lead. We've spoken to Simrad and they said that they used to make a specialist adapator lead for the AIS to plug into, but this adaptor has been discontinued. Does anyone know where we could get hold of an adpator? Has anyone experienced this problem and solved it? If so we'd love to hear from you!

thanks a million

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Old 03-04-2014, 11:09   #2
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Re: AIS and chart plotter not compatible

You don't say which AIS
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Old 03-04-2014, 15:58   #3
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Re: AIS and chart plotter not compatible

My Simrad NSS 8 uses the NMEA 2000 system, which is almost plug in play. Did you check to see which systems are compatible with your AIS before you bought it? I not only was reassured by Simrad, I had to find a electronics guy that had actually done it (hooked up the AIS with the Simrad) before I bought it. Call me paranoid, but it worked in the end.
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