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Old 04-09-2021, 17:53   #1
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Configuring a Raymarine SeaTalk NG system

I recently bought a 36 foot sailboat that came with some Raymarine SeaTalk NG equipment that had never been set up and I'm trying to configure it.

What I have:

Not Installed:
a Series 7 Multifunction Display
iTC-5 converter
Blue Backbone cables
White Spur Cables
Red Power cables
2 Blue Terminators
5-Way Seatalk NG Connector
5-Way Seatalk NG Connector with yellow port
Raymarine E85001 Interface
Raymarine D10 Pod

Installed and operating:
ST60 Instruments
ST6002 Autopilot

To start, I am just trying to get the Multifunction display to power up. and I have configured what I understand is a minimal network:

I have the red power cable connected to a 12 V power source. I have the other end of the Red cable in a white port of the 5-way connector with yellow port. I have a terminator in each blue port, I have an ST60 cable in the yellow port and I have a white spur in the other white port. The white spur cable is connected to the back of the MF display.

The green LED light on the 5-way connector is flashing every 2-1/2 seconds so it appears the system is getting power. However, when I press or press-and-hold the power button on the MFD it does not power up.

There is a separate power cable port on the MFD but my understanding is that the power should come through the SeaTalk network. Is that correct?

What am I missing?

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Old 04-09-2021, 18:14   #2
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Re: Configuring a Raymarine SeaTalk NG system

The MFD must have its own power. It draws too much to run off of the NG network.
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The MFD must have its own power. It draws too much to run off of the NG network.
Thanks for the response… So I bought a power cable. it has a red and a black obviously positive and negative… And an extra black. What does the other wire go to?
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Re: Configuring a Raymarine SeaTalk NG system

I'm not really sure which MFD you have. I was assuming that you meant an "A Series" 7 inch touch screen unit. I am unaware of a power cable that has three wires for the unit. I am only aware of the power cable that has a video input and NMEA 183 connections which has 9 total wires. I have no idea what three wire cable you have managed to acquire does with the third wire. Sorry.
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Re: Configuring a Raymarine SeaTalk NG system

Raymarine still has a lot of manuals online:

A Series Installation Manual

Legacy MFD Manuals Directory

Manuals Home

This is from the A Series Installation Manual:

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Re: Configuring a Raymarine SeaTalk NG system

If it is Axiom 7 MFD, then - It has a power cable that plugs into the back of the unit and then has NMEA2000 plug on the same cable that goes to the network + 3 loose wires



1.Power/NMEA2000 cable connects to the rear of the display.
2.Ground wire connects to RF ground point, If no ground point is available connect to the battery negative(-)terminal.
3.Positive(Red) wire connects to battery positive (+)terminal
4. Negative wire connects to battery negative (-)terminal.


Product manual has all of the information you need to get this installed correctly. Raymarine also has SeaTalkNG reference documents that tell you how to build the network, calculate and space power draw, connect the devices, etc.
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If it is Axiom 7 MFD, then - It has a power cable that plugs into the back of the unit and then has NMEA2000 plug on the same cable that goes to the network + 3 loose wires



1.Power/NMEA2000 cable connects to the rear of the display.
2.Ground wire connects to RF ground point, If no ground point is available connect to the battery negative(-)terminal.
3.Positive(Red) wire connects to battery positive (+)terminal
4. Negative wire connects to battery negative (-)terminal.


Product manual has all of the information you need to get this installed correctly. Raymarine also has SeaTalkNG reference documents that tell you how to build the network, calculate and space power draw, connect the devices, etc.

What George_SD said. He beat me to it while I was looking it up.
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Re: Configuring a Raymarine SeaTalk NG system

I think it is important to point out that high power draw devices typically get their own power source (autopilot course computer (ACU)), MFD, etc). Network also needs its own power and it needs to be "centered" or otherwise designed to ensure balanced power delivery to your devices.

Here is the relevant PDF from Raymarine on building a network.
https://app.box.com/embed/s/2ulwt6ye...arentPath=true


I strongly recommend laying out and documenting your network in diagram form, then building from it.

Here is how my network looks

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Raymarine still has a lot of manuals online:

A Series Installation Manual

Legacy MFD Manuals Directory

Manuals Home

This is from the A Series Installation Manual:
Thanks for this!

For reference, here are some pics of my unit and the power cord I purchased. I should be all set now

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Ports:
Power Cable:

Thanks again
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