B&G NEMA 0183 to new Chartplotter

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B&G NEMA 0183 to new Chartplotter

Postby TonyB » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:17 pm

Hey folks,
I am wondering if anyone had been successful at networking an older B&G system (Hercules 690 processor) to a newer chartplotter using NEMA 0183. Spent a few hours with this yesterday to no avail. The B&G equipment appears to be original. The new chartplotter is a Lawrence Elite 7 Ti (seems to be a fairly nice unit). Trying to connect the two for Wind, Depth, Boat Speed to Chartplotter and GPS info to B&G system.

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Re: B&G NEMA 0183 to new Chartplotter

Postby Castaway » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:13 am

I have a Hydra 330 processor and B&G Vulcan plotter (similar to the Lowrance, I think). I am told that I need an "Actisense" connector to convert the B&G output to NMEA 0183. It might also provide a NMEA 2000 output, which would be more use for the plotter, and anything else you might later add. So far, I haven't got it up and running, though I hope to sort it next season, when I have had a faulty Hydra 2000 display fixed. My boat is four countries and three days' journey away, so I wont have any answers soon. There is a B&G NMEA 2000 connector, but it apparently won't work with any earlier processor than the Hydra 2000.
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