Lowrance NMEA 2000, going red

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.

6 Responses

  1. jc says:

    need help
    conecting 2007 yamaha f250 to garmin 5212
    to get engine data

  2. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    JC, I’m pretty sure that all you need is a patch cable to connect Yamaha’s Command Link network to Garmin’s standard NMEA 2000 port. Maretron sells one, though why it cost $125 I don’t know.
    But I’m not positive that it will work, mainly because Yamaha has stopped talking about NMEA 2000 compatibility. Will blog about this tomorrow.

  3. Mike says:

    I setupo my 2008 Yamaha 150HP with my Lowrance 112C last weekend. You need a connector cable between the Yamaha Hub and the NMEA red T Connectors. After that it’s very straight forward to display the engine guauges on the Lowrance.
    Everyone said it couldn’t be done and wouldn’t work but it is easy and straight forward

  4. Bryan says:

    I’m trying to connect a straight inboard to Lowrance LMF-400 gauges. I’ve searched everywhere for a company that converts raw engine data to NMEA2000 and it looks as though Albatross Control Systems mentioned in your post has one. However I’ve been unable to contact them through their website. Anyone know how to contact them or how to purchase there products?

  5. Jim says:

    Ditto on what Bryan said! I have Yanmar 6LYA-STP’s and am interested in the ALBA-YANMAR interface, but cannot get anyone at Alba to answer my emails. It looks like the Maretron EMS 100 is the same unit, btw, but it won’t be out for a couple of months…

  6. George says:

    Has anyone connected old (blue) Lowrance connectors with a new Sonar/GPS unit with red connectors? So its a mixed system. We have the connections. Question is – can you terminate the red end of the network spine with a 120 ohm red terminator and the blue end with a 60? Or do you have to get another adaptor for the blue end and terminate with a red 120?

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