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Old 02-28-2012, 04:23 PM   #1
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compatibility?

Can i connect Furuno radar to Garmin gps then to Navman sounder?
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:38 PM   #2
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RE: compatibility?

yes...a few variables but I think you can get to where you want.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:46 PM   #3
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RE: compatibility?

The answer will depend upon what data you want to view.

Virtually all radars, gps units and depth sounders will both receive and output NMEA 0183 data in accordance with standards set by the industry.* So yes, NMEA data can be sent to and from the various units.*

But...if you are trying to display a Furuno radar image on a Garmin GPS chartplotter and also have the depth sounder display the sounding display from a Navman then no, you probably ain't gonna get them to work together.

So, no single answer for you.* Specifically what are you trying to accomplish?
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RE: compatibility?

trying to get position on to furuno radar from garmin chartplotter and also gps info onto tmq ap55
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RE: compatibility?

Your Garmin chartplotter should have wires coming out of it which are the NMEA data wires.* The owners manual will specify what colour wires apply to each function.* What you are looking for are the NMEA Out A and Out B wires on the Garmin.* Alternately these might be called NMEA Out + and Out -.* A is + and B is -.

Now find the "NMEA In" wires on the Furuno radar and on your autopilot.* You will need the owners manual or installation manual for these two units to determine colour codes on the wires.* On some units there will be what is called a cannon plug or connector and you will then need to buy a cable to plug into the connector.* The cable will most likely have bare wires on the loose end.* If you don't have the manuals then you need to start searching the internet for online manuals provided by manufacturers.

Wire the NMEA Out A from the Garmin to the NMEA In A on the Furuno and the NMEA In A on the autopilot.* Wire the NMEA Out B from the Garmin to the NMEA In B on the Furuno and the NMEA In B on the Autopilot.* It is*OK to gang the three wires into one connection.*

Once you do this you will be sending GPS data from the Garmin chartplotter to the radar and to the autopilot.

Hope this helps.

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RE: compatibility?

thanks heaps Steppen
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RE: compatibility?

Garmin outputs are gray - pink and blue - blue white. Are you trying to get navigation information to your auto pilot or just position?
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both if possible
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In the first post you mentioned a sounder. I would wire the first output in series to the radar then the sounder. The second to the autopilot. Read your manuals to know which sentences to output from the Garmin.
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