Originally Posted by dmksails
Does anyone have instructions for connecting a Raytheon ST4000 autopilot to a Zeus system?
This is exactly what I would like to do. Anyone actually do this so that the Zeuss can control the autopilot? I thought I had if figured out. The Seatalk to SeatalkNG converter kit seems to be the preferred way to get older Seatalk instruments onto an N2K backbone. However, when I read the manual for the converter kit, is says:
Important: A SeaTalk autopilot or associated controller must not
be connected to the SeaTalk - SeaTalkng converter.
• SeaTalk autopilot (e.g. S1, S2 or S3 course computer with
ST6002 controller) — This cannot be connected to the converter,
nor to any device on the converter’s SeaTalk spur. A SeaTalk
autopilot will usually be connected directly to the multifunction
OK, so I'll connect the ST4000+ directly to the Zeus MFD, right? Well the ST4000+ only has a single NMEA 0183
output, no input. Thus, it doesn't seem like the Zeus could control the ST4000 without being able to input into the ST4000.
I know that Actisense has a bunch of Seatak to N2K adapters, but I can't figure out whether it would work
in this particular situation.
It would sure be nice to hear from someone who actually got this to work