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Old 06-28-2016, 10:53 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by O C Diver View Post
One of the features I like about my Garmin that may or may not be standard with all units is the ability to have it on (transmitting) with the plotters off. I wired the power to the same breaker as the nmea 2000 network. Basically this allows me to have a very simple display to monitor depth, wind, anchor drag, and broadcast AIS while at anchor with almost no power consumption. The AIS requires a significant amperage input, but the higher consumption is only for a fraction of a second when it transmits. I leave mine on whenever anchoring out for the night.


Having the AIS on while anchored at night is a great idea. One I did not consider.
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