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FNG 02-22-2013 04:10 PM

raymarine Fluxgate sensor to Garmin
Has anyone tried to use a raymarine fluxgate heading sensor with a Garmin GPS unit?
The garmin heading sensor is over $800 and the Raymarine fluxgate is under $200.

I know the connections are different so was wondering if there is a way to wire up a compatable connector for the Garmin units. I have a 4212.

If this has been done I would apprieciate it if you could give me the pinout for the connector.


smac999 02-22-2013 07:21 PM

I'm pretty sure the raymarine fluxgate isn't a standalone unit. it's designed to be used with the auto pilot. the compass is in the auto pilot brain, and the flux gate is only for corrections. as the auto pilots work without them. just work better with them.

the garmin one would be a stand alone heading sensor. you could use any nema 183 or 2000 compass with your garmin chart plotter, doesn't need to be garmin. but the raymarine isn't either of those.

abbor 02-22-2013 08:56 PM

The Raymarine fluxgate needs to be interfaced with a Raymarine autopilot.

You can use the new Lowrance Point-1 combined gps antenna and heading sensor with NMEA 2000 output, should be available within a few weeks time. The price is $155.

FNG 02-23-2013 07:01 AM

Thanks very much, that will work just fine, simpler install I already have a NMEA 2000 network. Do you think I should install this in place of my garmin GPS atenna on my hardtop or can I just mount it below deck in my dash. I am only looking for the magnetic compass part for my radar / GPS overlay

abbor 02-23-2013 07:23 AM

The best would be to place the Point-1 at the hardtop as well to give GPS redundancy. I have 4 GPS antennas at the roof of my 21' pilothouse as well as two MFD's with built in GPS antennas.

For just providing heading it should work fine below deck.

Itteldoo 02-23-2013 01:08 PM

Originally Posted by abbor (Post 5397422)
I have 4 GPS antennas at the roof of my 21' pilothouse as well as two MFD's with built in GPS antennas.

And here I thought I like overkill! :o

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