More Garmin N2K, analog adaptors

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.

5 Responses

  1. gene says:

    I would be very interested in some real world info on the GBT 10 – I have a 5212 and Bennett Sportabs…not sure how it hooks up after reading the manual on line

  2. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    I haven’t tried one, Gene, but it looks to me like the GBT10 wires either right into the back of your Bennett trim indicator, without removing the wires from the trim sensors (if you want to keep the indicator), or directly to the sensor wires (if you want to remove the indicator). Then the NMEA 2000 end of the GBT10 is tee’d into your N2K backbone.
    I’m not positive that the 5212 can show trim tab states right now, but the GMI10 instrument display definitely can.

  3. gene says:

    I’m gonna get one this week Ben, and I’ll report back here how it works, Got the wiring directions right a few minutes ago with a Garmin tech. Tying it to the chartplotter and a GMI 10. When I’m done, I’ll have all my Smartcraft, Bennett and Garmin functions running thru the plotter (with redundant gauges of course)

  4. gene says:

    Finished mounting the Bennett tab indicator today – very simple install.
    Likes: more dash real estate for other devices, no more Bennett indicators, ability to set tab range.
    Dislikes: no pop up function, no read off of Garmin chartplotter, just the GMI 10. Cryptic software set up

  5. Jeffrey says:

    I wonder if the Garmin tank adapters will not only feed data to a N2k MFD like the Simrad NSE-8 and have a digital read out, lets say fuel tank and and the same time show up on the analog fuel gauge too? Anyone have tried this or have thoughts on this.
    Jeff in Miami
    PS Ben we will be at the show on Thurs…if you like i will buy you a cold one for all your great info we get from Panbo.

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