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Old 05-22-2009, 09:12 AM
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Default Raymarine Seatalk2 NMEA 2000

First post. Great to find a forum such as this.

I have a complete Raymarine E series sysem on my boat.
I currently use a volvo interface to provide engine data to the E120 via the seatalk2 port and NMEA 2000 with a Maretron adapter cable. Raymarine does not appear to have a cable to connect to standard mini net connectors. Strange as they will accept input from other sources but you have to use an aftermarket backbone system.
I am now adding a remote keyboard which also is seatalk2 and uses the raymarine connectors and block.
My problem now is that I have two input devices that require the seatalk2 port but no way to connect the NMEA 2000 to it if I use the Raymarine seatalk2 net. I have searced the net and cannot find an 5 pin seatalk2 to NMEA 2000 adapter cable. Unless I find something one has to go.

Can I take the 5 pin Raymarine seatalk2 cable, cut the end off it and use a Maretron field install adapter to NMEA 2000?
If yes to the above, what are the pinouts (wire configuration of Seatalk2) to match NMEA 2000. Any help greatly appreciated.

I have made enquires to Raymarine but have had no response.
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:53 PM
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Can I take the 5 pin Raymarine seatalk2 cable, cut the end off it and use a Maretron field install adapter to NMEA 2000?
If yes to the above, what are the pinouts (wire configuration of Seatalk2) to match NMEA 2000. Any help greatly appreciated.
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Don't worry about the pinouts, just match the wire color to the painted terminal in the connector. Easy as pie.

Here is the cable you need (the image on the site is wrong) - http://www.boemarine.com/Products/E55053/Default.aspx
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:32 PM
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Default St2 / nmea

I don;t think this will work for me as I am using the E120 ST2 port to a E25049 junction box with terminals, power supply, and connection from the E120 and a remote keyboard. Hence my delima. The only way I can see adding a non raymarine NMEA 2000 device is adding another junction box to take the new input and the terminator.
This info I found since my post. The cable I think I need is the E25041 which is ST2 connector on one end and wire only on the other. I found this info for parts on a ST290 page.

Personal comment is Raymarine is marching too much to their own drummer and making it difficult to add NMEA 2000 devices to their systems even though they advertise compatibilty.

The external device I am adding is a Volvo EVC input for engine info. This I was using directly to the ST2 port with a micro NMEA end by Maretron.

What's your opinion.
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I can't find an image of a E25041. From what I have seen ST2 behaves just like N2K. I bet you could make a cable to go from your Volvo interface to the Raymarine ST2 junction box and see what happens. Might work just like N2K. Aside from that, since your ST2 port is full, I have no other ideas.
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Update on the seatalk2/nema 2000 marriage.After much denistry and pulling teeth I was able to gleen enough info to take a chance.
To use two devices (Raymarine Keyboard & Volvo EVC monitoring system) with one port on the MFD.
As I had the Volvo system installed first using a Maretron backbone and a Maretron to Raymarine MFD seatalk 2 adapter cable.
What I decided to do was keep the Maretron backbone and adapt the Raymarine seatalk2 keyboard to it. To do this I used a plug to plug st2 cable, cut it in half so I had a wire end.Used a Maretron field attachable connector ( male end) and added a Maretron tee to my backbone. The keyboard I plugged into the ST2 connector block with the plug to maretron adapter to the backbone. The Raymarine connector block used as a coupling. Easy installation and the amazing thing is everything works. Anyone wants any further details for this way or using all Raymarine let me know.
Comment - Why do the manufacturers put us thru all this hassle? Thankfully there are progressive firms such as Maretron.
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Cool, I was hoping that would work, I figured it would. Nice to hear from somebody that has actually done it.
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Default E-120 with Volvo NMEA-2000

I just installed a similar system, but used SeaTalkNG as the backbone rather than SeaTalk2. All the cables were available from Ray to connect the E-120, power, and a cable to the Volvo NMEA adapter. It's all plug-and-play. The part that's a bit confusing (at least it was for me), is that the E-120 connects to the NG backbone via the SeaTalk2 port on the E-120, but the backbone is NG.

Check out the SeaTalkNG reference document on the RayMarine web site for all the cable part numbers etc.
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