[QUOTE=stevead;3261322]While the SBN-2 may appear attractive, you need to consider what NMEA 2000 devices (displays, transducers, interfaces, gateways etc), you plan on installing.
Most NMEA 2000 wind transducers include the terminating resistor and therefore are installed as part of the backbone because the cable length exceeds that for a trunk cable. It appears as though the SBN-2 includes the terminating resistors which could be problematic if you are connecting a NMEA 2000 wind transducer
In addition you need to consider what different manufacturers stipulate for their NMEA 2000 networking requirements and also consider other options such as wireless transducers.
Suggest that you read some of the NMEA 2000 network planning guides available from the various manufacturers before wandering down the DIY
path and making
Thank you for your advise. I am establishing a small network with 4 components, depth sounder
, wifi router, antenna
, a gnx 20 instrument for reading depth
. All components will be Garmin Marine
. Maybe someday I will expand the network with an autopilot
. Time will tell.
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Bought the boat
, had the bottom soda blasted, no blisters
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