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Adding NMEA devices to a RayMarine SeaTalk NG network

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Bill Eggbeer
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I've got an existing SeaTalk NG network on my boat (Tartan 3800) and have installed a Vesper Cortex AIS/VHF and a Fusion Marine MS-RA70NSX.  Both have NMEA 2000 ports and I'd like to connect them to my RayMarine network.  I see that RayMarine has an adapter for connecting SeaTalk NG devices to a NMEA 2000 network and an adapter for connecting a SeaTalk NG backbone to a NMEA 2000 backbone, but I can't figure out how to do what I want to do.  I'd hate to replace the existing network, and because of the way it's been designed/installed, it would be difficult to extend it with additional NMEA 2000 backbone.  Thoughts?


   
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Ben Ellison
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Hi Bill, Raymarine also makes adapters to go from a standard N2K device, or cable, to a SeaTalk NG white spur connector. At one end is a male DeviceNet plug and at the other is a white female STng plug. I can't find them on Raymarine's website, but here are some examples:

https://www.outbackmarine.com.au/raymarine-devicenet-male-to-stng-spur-female-adapt

https://www.amazon.com/Raymarine-Devicenet-STng-Adaptor-A06083/dp/B07P8VTYPZ

You may need to add STng backbone cable sections and tee connectors, but you can definitely keep your existing network and add your new N2K devices.

More here: https://panbo.com/raymarine-adds-easy-stng-to-n2k-adapter-plugs-and-a-seatalk-ng-alarm/


   
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Bill Eggbeer
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Thank you! I found the connectors.  Raymarine doesn't make it easy!

 


   
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Hartley Gardner
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The other option is to take an StNG spur cable, chop off one end and install your own NMEA2K connector.  I did that to connect both an Icom M506 and an AirMar UST800 to my StNG network.

Hartley

S/V Atsa


   
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