Originally Posted by Tim R.
Skip, It comes with the power cable. The network cable will not work for a direct connection to a chart plotter. The cable I have only works if you have a Garmin network expander. The cable from Garmin is not too expensive. I will discount my asking price to account for the network cable you would need.
First let me confess that I'm a newbie with this Garmin. Just got it a few weeks ago and haven't even installed it yet (although I have gotten to play with a couple on other boats).
So started researching the radar cable and haven't found anything that says it's direct connect radar to chart plotter but have found several labeled "network" cables. This includes looking on the Garmin web site.
Next step I dug out the plotter to see what's on the back and found a socket labeled "Radar Only" (I could tell right away that was the one to check
) which looked pretty much like it would take a standard Ethernet cat5 cable. So grabbed an old Ethernet cable out of the computer parts
bin and it popped right in.
So is it possible that the network cable is also the same cable that connects directly to the plotter? Is what you have an Ethernet type connector?