Digital Yacht TriNav GPS160 & NMEA 2000 MoB buttons

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

4 Responses

  1. Stefan says:

    Do you know if most current plotters support the 18Hz / 115200 baud speed?

    • Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

      Hi Stefan, sorry for late reply and I also don’t have a definitive answer. I suspect that only NMEA 0183 to USB converters can handle the 115,200 baud speed, but Digital Yacht can probably answer your question better.

      • Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

        Digital Yacht’s CTO Paul Sumpner replied:

        “I am not aware of any MFD type plotters that will allow a baud rate of 115K be selected for NMEA 0183, although they could probably keep up with the 18Hz if we were to define a new mode of 18Hz at 38400 baud. We still have three spare modes for future use, and it is fairly easy for us to add them, so if enough people ask for the 18Hz I will add a new mode. The turbo mode was really added for racing yachts who, we have found, always want the fastest possible update rate, to “give them the edge”.”

  2. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Digital Yacht has just put together a detailed guide about how to install the GPS160 NMEA 0183 interface to many chartplotters of various brands and age:

    https://digitalyacht.net/how-to-wire-gps160/

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