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DeviceNet Multi-Port Box as N2K Backbone
There was some discussion on Panbo and Passagemaker back in 2017 about using DeviceNet multi-port boxes (e.g. Turck JBBS 57-811) as a NMEA2000 backbone. That can greatly simplify wiring, especially behind the helm, so I'm surprised there haven't been any recent discussions or even NMEA-approved products. Have others experienced problems using DeviceNet multi-port boxes as the N2K backbone?
I've been running two of those Turck multi-ports on Gizmo since I wrote that entry and have seen no problems.
Thanks for the info. I'll be using a Mencom 8-port box which is similar.