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Old 11-14-2016, 08:08 PM
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Trying to connect a GP330B gps antenna to a Drs2D radar dome and need a cable to connect the two and I cannot seem to find one. I see the nmea 0813 cable but I need to hook up to the nmea2000 port on the radar.
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Old 11-15-2016, 03:19 AM
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Looking at the manuals for both the DRS2D only accepts NMEA2000. The GP330B and DRS2D both go to the NMEA backbone.
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The standard cable with the GP330B is what you need. It has a terminator pin that has to be inserted. It wires into the radar antenna and a terminating resistor supplied with the radar is attached. Then you have a short Canbus set-up. The radar converts the N2K signal to Ethernet where it travels to MFD or Hub via the Ethernet signal cable.
The radar is not an N2K device
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Perfect - problem is where or how do I get that cable to connect the two. I have the GP330B unit with no cable and the DRSD - with the cables to the MFD12 but not interconnecting the two. I swear I have searched for 2 weeks almost daily for the NMEA2k cable and that thing is a unicorn! If anyone has a lead on one or where I can get them please point me in the right direction.
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Originally Posted by rcgator View Post
Perfect - problem is where or how do I get that cable to connect the two. I have the GP330B unit with no cable and the DRSD - with the cables to the MFD12 but not interconnecting the two. I swear I have searched for 2 weeks almost daily for the NMEA2k cable and that thing is a unicorn! If anyone has a lead on one or where I can get them please point me in the right direction.
What MFD are you using? You are getting conflicting info that is incorrect so I'm hoping this will set things straight..

Before I provided my last post I went to Furuno's site and looked at the installation manuals for both devices so I know what I provided you was accurate. I should ahve included the following so there was no confusion.

1. There is no plug to plug a cable into the DRS2D. The DRS2D connects to the NMEA2K backbone to interface with other N2K devices. You do not have to purchase a special N2K cable to tie the radar into the backbone. You could buy furuno's cable but it's $45. You buy a normal N2k cable and cut it then follow page 14 on the attached instructions which includes adding the resistor in the circuit.
http://www.furunousa.com/ProductDocu...Manual%20F.pdf
http://www.furunousa.com/Products/Pr...001-105-810-10

2. The DRS2D does not accept NMEA0183.

3. The GPS330D uses a standard NMEA2K plug so it's not a special cable. See attached manual and page 8 for connecting to N2K network.http://www.furunousa.com/ProductDocu...anual%20A4.pdf


Connecting the GP330S to the NMEA backbone.
http://www.furunousa.com/ProductDocu...20Diagrams.pdf
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Originally Posted by rcgator View Post
Perfect - problem is where or how do I get that cable to connect the two. I have the GP330B unit with no cable and the DRSD - with the cables to the MFD12 but not interconnecting the two. I swear I have searched for 2 weeks almost daily for the NMEA2k cable and that thing is a unicorn! If anyone has a lead on one or where I can get them please point me in the right direction.
Hi Ryan,
The GP-330B is supposed to be shipped with a 6m NMEA 2000 drop cable which has connectors on each end. One side plugs straight into the GP-330B and the other end is a standard NMEA2000 connector for the NMEA2000 backbone or in your case to plug into the radar.Also remember that the GP-330B comes with a pin that you will need to install into the plug (on the GPS end) to act as a terminating resistor. The cable part number is 000-168-883 and should have been supplied in the box with your GP-330B and a mounting kit http://www.furunousa.com/ProductDocu...t%20GP330B.pdf
I have just installed a 330B, very easy and a great unit. I now have position showing up on all my gear, NavNet TZT2, Icom VHF, FI-70
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To be clear, the DRS2D is NOT a NMEA2000 device. N2K is just data and does not provide video. There are no N2K radars.
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Originally Posted by cravenMH View Post
To be clear, the DRS2D is NOT a NMEA2000 device. N2K is just data and does not provide video. There are no N2K radars.
Correct, the DRS2D is not sending the radar signal via NMEA but rather by ETHERNET.

Ryan, I'm assuming that you've already installed the radar cable? It's an ethernet cable and power cable? Now you want to plug the GP-330B into the radar dome? The radar dome has a NMEA2000 connector inside the dome. See pic which gives info. Also you can view the DRS2D Installation Manual with wiring info on the Furuno USA website http://www.furunousa.com/ProductDocu...Manual%20F.pdf
As for where to get the cable. Give Furuno USA aa call at their Camas facility. Hope this helps

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Will do - thanks for all the information!

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