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Old 03-13-2018, 12:25 PM
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I was curious if anyone would be willing to help me with a design layout for how all of my simrad components should be hooked up? I have several simrad products and currently the only things networked together are the AP24 and my original NSS-8. I believe that they are connected by a four port simnet hub, but I am not sure. Unfortunately I am 150 miles away from my boat and wonít be back up to it for another month or so. Iím in Michigan so itís still in winter storage. I have since added a simrad evo 2 9Ē with 4G radar and an RS-35. The evo 2 has an Airmar B75H transducer, but I am having trouble getting it to read bottom, but that is another issue. It does see the transducer and can tell me the model but it will not read the bottom. I do also have an Ethernet hub. Iím basically looking for some help on how to network all of this together correctly.

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Old 03-13-2018, 12:50 PM
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I would change the old Simnet backbone out to NMEA2000 and tie everything together that way. Simrad has a system builder program to show wiring schematics that can be helpful. I would email Simrad a list of what you have and how its wired currently and see if they will email you a new layout with the new system with NMEA2000 and Ethernet.

As far as the transducer goes I am assuming that you where having issues with the boat in the water correct? If so what screen is the transducer plugged into and does that unit give you a depth reading?
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:49 PM
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Thanks for the quick reply. Yes the transducer issue was with the boat in the water. The transducer is not currently hooked up but when it was it was to the evo2. I believe I tried connecting to the NSS 8 as well and was having the same issue. The NSS 8 has its own thru hall transducer and I believe that one worked when connected to either unit. I apologize for not remembering all of the details. It was last season when I was dealing with it then it all went on the back burner as I didnít want to have the boat pulled back out to trouble shoot as I did still have one working sonar. And I mainly used the evo2 for the radar. On a side note, it may have been the installation of the transducer as it didnít seem to me like the keel arrow was pointed towards the center of the boat. I am having the marina that installed it check that, but I am not sure if that would cause it even in shallow water, like 5í it would not read bottom.

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Old 03-13-2018, 02:06 PM
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Sounds like you need to select the Evo2 as your sonar source when looking to use the B75H connected to it. The Evo2 was likely on the incorrect source for sonar. Either that or there is a echo setting that is incorrect causing confusion with the units sonar settings. I would also confirm that you are on the latest software as there have been some changes and improvements to the echo network settings.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:27 PM
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Ok. Thanks I check those options out next time I am at the boat. I am pretty sure it was using the right source as it was detecting the exact model of the transducer, it just wasnít seeing bottom. Iíll have to do some more digging next time I am at the boat.

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