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Simple Connection of Two Simrad NSS Units

Old 03-26-2015, 12:14 PM
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Default Simple Connection of Two Simrad NSS Units

I searched around, but am not 100% clear on connecting two NSS units, and the missed features by using only the network connection...

I just ordered an NSS7 to complement my NSS8, and see where the two units can be interfaced by simply connecting the two together via the network ports using a Lowrance/Simrad ethernet cable. I'm assuming this will allow the units to share the sounder, and also share the Navionics card in the NSS8.

I realize that if I decide at some point to connect an engine interface cable to the system, I'll need to build a NMEA 2000 network, but will I be missing any features or functionality by not creating the network?
Old 03-26-2015, 02:09 PM
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no you will not miss anything by not addins nmea2000 at this time

Simrad ethernet cable is the easiest method of sharing

you can run both as i am doing on a big setup

ethernet between 2 nss12s, 4g and chirp, along with nmea 2000 going to both units as well and to an autopilot and regular ducer.
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Go to the Simrad site and download the install manual. Not difficult to set up.

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