Northstar M84 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > Electronics
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 01-26-2013
PaulinVictoria's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sidney, BC
Posts: 1,875
Thanks: 7
Thanked 45 Times in 44 Posts
Rep Power: 6
PaulinVictoria is on a distinguished road
Northstar M84

So I picked up a used Northstar M84 head unit. Looks nice, except I can't connect anything to it
I was hoping the NMEA input would be on the same connector as the power (LT8) but alas it's on a different connector.
I don't fancy paying $200+ for a GPS antenna to plug into it, and of course I can't get the cable to allow me to connect an NMEA anymore.
Anyone know where I can get LT8 connectors, and what the pin-outs on the Fuel/Nav connector are so I can make my own?
__________________
Orange Crush
1974 C&C27 MkII

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 01-26-2013
PaulinVictoria's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sidney, BC
Posts: 1,875
Thanks: 7
Thanked 45 Times in 44 Posts
Rep Power: 6
PaulinVictoria is on a distinguished road
Re: Northstar M84

Aha! Picked up a used Navman 1240 GPS receiver in the Boater's Exchange, $20. Plug is all busted up but I've managed to connect it Heath-Robinson style. Now to go to the boat, power it all up and see if anything actually works.
__________________
Orange Crush
1974 C&C27 MkII

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 01-26-2013
PaulinVictoria's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sidney, BC
Posts: 1,875
Thanks: 7
Thanked 45 Times in 44 Posts
Rep Power: 6
PaulinVictoria is on a distinguished road
Re: Northstar M84

It works! Bargain. So that's a full colour, 8" multifunction chartplotter, with charts from Puget Sound right round Vancouver Island, with a dedicated GPS receiver, all for $120. Sweeeeet. Just need to figure out how to mount it now.
__________________
Orange Crush
1974 C&C27 MkII

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 01-26-2013
PaulinVictoria's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sidney, BC
Posts: 1,875
Thanks: 7
Thanked 45 Times in 44 Posts
Rep Power: 6
PaulinVictoria is on a distinguished road
Re: Northstar M84

FYI, in case anyone is googling this in future.
Navman 1240/Northstar 124 GPS unit pins:
1 - ground
2 - power input (+7 to 32v)
3 - not used
4 - NMEA data in
5 - not used
6 - NMEA data out
7 - not used
8 - not used

Northstar M84:
Power/data cable
Black - ground
Brown - not used
White - NMEA out
Blue - NavBus -
Red - power in, +10-35v
Orange - NavBus +
Yellow - auto power, connect to Red for auto power on/off, or connect to ground (or float) for manual power on/off
Green - external alarm output. Switches to ground on alarm, 200mA max.

I'm still trying to track down the other pin configurations, in particular the sonar and the fuel/NMEA input sockets. No luck so far...
__________________
Orange Crush
1974 C&C27 MkII

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Northstar 26' or Catalina 25' trisstan87 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 9 07-28-2014 10:13 PM
Hughes Northstar 26 dburry Boat Reviews 6 04-29-2014 06:31 PM
Northstar 500 JPITTSCONST Introduce Yourself 0 06-03-2012 11:30 AM
Northstar 26 PaulinVictoria Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 02-11-2010 08:57 PM
1977 Northstar 30, $11,000 chris1psyc Boat Review and Purchase Forum 0 07-26-2001 07:15 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:11 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.