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Garmin 3006C interface GSD 22

Old 10-08-2008, 01:29 PM
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Default Garmin 3006C interface GSD 22

Hi My name is Martin in the UK. New to the forum! I have just purchased a Garmin 3006C and a GSD 22. It appears from the literature that i can connect the two together via the ethernet cable or the CANet cable. (I think the CANet cable must be used in both cases to supply power?) The drawing on page 3 of the installation manual shows two teminaters fitted at each end of the CANet cable. My questions are.

1. What are the advantages/disadvantages of each connection method (ethernet V CANet) and which is the preferred connection method. (i am only using a sounder with the plotter so have not got an ethernet hub).

2. If i use the CANet connection do i need to fit the terminators if so it seems I would have to break into the cable! What are the terminators for?

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Martin!
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:49 PM
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Welcome to the board!

Definitely use the Marine Network (ethernet-type) cable. It's a much easier install, and you get faster data throughput.

The CANet is there for backwards compatibility on older non-Marine Network devices like a (now discontinued) 2208. If you were to use the CANet connection, yes you would have to use both connectors. I don't know the technical reason but it's part of the CANet design that you must use both those terminators. Having installed a GSD 22 using the CANet, I can assure you it's a pain in the neck to make all those connections. Don't bother, because you have the Marine Network option.
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:28 PM
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Thankyou very much for the information! Most useful! Regards Martin!
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