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Old 09-13-2014, 09:51 AM
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What are your suggestions for a hub that will be mounted on the interior of my pilothouse in the vberth area... Completely dry.


Furuno is crazy at over $500.
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Old 09-13-2014, 11:04 AM
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Most of the switches you buy will not hold up in salt air. You will be replacing them often.
The place I worked had a point of sale on deck near the ocean out of the weather.. We had to replace it every year before we went with a sealed unit.


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Ordinary switch won't allow the "power synch" function to turn entire system on and off.
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Old 09-13-2014, 11:35 AM
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At work we use a Blackbox industrial POE switch in a salt water environment. Not for anything with a boat. For security things. It has been out there for 3 or 4 years now. I think it is around $400 or so though.

We have also used a non poe off the shelf NetGear or something. Nothing special about it. It has lasted for 2 years now. This is right next to salt water in a regular enclosure. considering it is $20 or so, I myself would try that and not expect to much from it. It also depends on what it is used for. How important is it too you? Can you accept it crapping out unexpectedly?
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I have the one from Furuno. It has been on my boat, which is kept in the water, for 4 years now, with no issues.
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Navnet VX1/2 or 3D/TZ?
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Old 09-13-2014, 01:51 PM
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Linksys fast Ethernet switch. They operate on 12vdc and cost $19. You should get several years out if it in a dry environment. Keep a spare handy. The first thing that goes bad on a switch is the connectors get corrosion. Its the same corrosion on a $500 switch or a $10 switch.
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Inside an enclosed pilothouse in then V berth area.

Didn't Raymarine make a marine Ethernet switch?

This is for a TZ touch
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Raymarine did indeed make an Ethernet switch. I believe I have one available, if you're interested.
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I had a standard Lynksys/Cisco switch on my Hatt, mounted under the FB dash, for a Furuno VX2 system, worked flawlessly for at least 8 years between me an PO, and to my knowledge still does another year later. You have to get the cables made up to get the right jack on the end. Even Furuno admits this is fine for a fairly well enclosed space.
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Get a cheap switch, silicone the connections, keep a spare in a sealed bag.
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Navnet VX1/2 or 3D/TZ?

3D, very happy with it.
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