NMEA2000 has now become the de-facto standard throughout the marine electronics industry for interconnection of devices. It uses a simple backbone (or sometimes called “trunk”) structure with requires terminators at each end of the cabling and then each device can be spurred off using a drop cable. The bus also requires power. Furthermore, waterproof connectors are used throughout for maximum reliability and it makes for an easy plug ‘n play installation. Therefore Digital Yacht introduced the NMEA 2000 starter kit.
Digital Yacht’s NMEA 2000 starter kit allows for up to 3 devices to interconnect – say AIS, plotter and autopilot and comes complete with terminators and a power cable. It uses the high quality, nickel plated metal style connectors rather than the cheaper plastic type which can prove unreliable. The backbone is formed from a unique 6 way extension block with ports at each end that accommodate the terminators. Therefore allowing for a really neat and compact installation – ideal for behind the helm. It’s suitable for DIY installers as well as boat builders who want an easy and value priced solution for integrating and installing modern boat electronics.
The connection system will work with all leading brands and can be expanded using standard components as required.
To Find out more and download the installation guide also serving as a handy NMEA 2000 reference, click HERE.
NMEA2000 starter kit – Everything you need in one box
Smart 4-Way T-Piece “Backbone”
1m (3ft) Power Cable with in-line fuse
1m (3ft) “Drop Cable”
Pair of removable network terminators
Connect up to three devices
Standard “Micro C” connectors make it very easy for future network expansion
Metal connectors and reduced T-Piece connections, improve reliability