Originally Posted by fxykty
YDWG and any other instrument or data cable goes into the white connectors. Blue connectors are only for terminators or blue backbone cables
We had an e95 that took the NMEA 0183 AIS output directly from our AIS unit. That data was only in the MFD and did not get sent onto the Seatalk network. We now have an Axiom+ MFD and it doesn’t have any NMEA 0183 input, hence we got the Actisense unit and now feed the AIS data to the Seatalk network. From there both the YDWG and the MFD get the AIS data.
So I guess you need a multiplexer to get the NMEA 0183 AIS data both onto your Seatalk network for the YDWG to get it and still directly into your e7 as I expect it won’t understand the AIS data from the Seatalk network.
From the URL you provided the yellow connector is for a Seatalk 1 device. That is not, AFAIK, suitable for NMEA 0183 output. I see that the same company has a similar VHF
NMEA 0183 converter with a yellow connector that could work, though note that AIS data must be at 38400 baud while GPS and similar data over NMEA are at 4800 baud. If the converter doesn’t support the higher speed then the AIS data won’t be passed.
Please note that all this is my best efforts. Like you, I’m not an expert at this stuff.
Thanks again for your best efforts, better then mine
But sailing means never stop learning
and what’s broken can only be fixed
Familiar with B&G
and NMEA 2000
Like even more the simple, reliable and no fuzz ST60s and Type1 linear drive
AP and happy to have them but all this seatalk,1,NG,Ethernet bla bla nightmare I am just at the beginning of understanding how this all connects and works...well all new will be Non Raymarine as the new stuff sucks anyhow.
Using the MFd e7 with it’s 7“ Micky mouse display only to mirror on the IPad
Pro 12.9 and operate everything via iPad
That’s why I wanna use ISailor too as I should be able to remotely steer the AP st6001plus with it what I cannot do with Ray control App and have a full chartplotter
That also means the YDWG needs to work both ways.
Regarding the AIS won‘t it be better I connect it to a NMEA 0183 to wifi Bridge , the Yakker for 70$ seems the cheapest option and then further to the e7. No use for AIS on the seatalk 1 network anyhow...the yakker will only broadcast AIS NMEA 0183 as it’s not connected to the network otherwise, just to avoid data conflicts.