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Old 03-27-2007, 10:16 PM
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Ok here it is. I have installed my A65 and now want to connect to my Uniden Solara DSC VHF

Here is the Conncetions for the Solara:


And here is the Raymarine A65


Which wires should I connect. Can I connect All grounds together, ( DC Ground, GPS Ground, - common) from NMEA Connections.

Thanks for helping

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Old 03-27-2007, 10:44 PM
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For NMEA, it looks like brown to brown and A-65 yellow to radio green. Connect your power as normal and connect
the power neutrals to the neutral bus bar. Tape over the unused NMEA IN on the A-65, as well as the other unused
wires. You don't want them to short accidently. Do not connect the NMEA negative to the DC neutral.

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Old 03-27-2007, 10:53 PM
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Ok, may be a stupid question, 3 Connections total

1- Brown to brown
2-a65 yellow to solara green
3-Solara DC ground to ground

I am unfamiliar with the term"power neutrals" and I do not think I have a bus bar.
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krisis7 - 3/27/2007 10:53 PM

Ok, may be a stupid question, 3 Connections total

1- Brown to brown
2-a65 yellow to solara green
3-Solara DC ground to ground

I am unfamiliar with the term"power neutrals" and I do not think I have a bus bar.
Connections one and two are for NMEA. You then need to connect the radio power neutral, the GPS power neutral to the place where you connect all your neutrals. This is
referred to as a bus bar. You should then connect the positive power leads of
each unit to seperate fused circuits. Sounds like you might need to install a fuse block of
some sort.

I'll check back tommorow if you are still unsure.



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This is one of my fuse blocks. The neutral busses are to the left under the cover.

http://www.c-brats.com/modules.php?s...view_photo.php

The fuse block is made by BlueSea. I'm sure it won't be hard to find one
on the internet. I prefer the newer ones with the blade fuses, and
those are not often stocked locally. You can buy other brands, but
I have to say that these have really worked well. You can tell they are a
quality product. The one in the picture is about $30.

Just do not connect the NMEA negatives to the 12V neutral. It might per
chance work, but it is not the correct way to wire it up.

There are no NMEA connections in that photo. I used a Motorola style
connector because I want to be able to disconnect the radio and
remove it from the boat (my electronics are not flush mount).

http://www.c-brats.com/modules.php?s...view_album.php

Another person who often posts on this forum put some pics of how he connects
NMEA installations for more permanent installs. Look for a posting by me
about 2 weeks ago. The topic had to do with NMEA and an Icom 422.

Mike

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