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Re: Connecting Raymarine SeaTalk NG parts
I really appreciate all the feedback.
Here's my situation. I took the first one (course computer to T; spur, white), saw the key and keyway, inserted the cable into the T, pushed it all the way in, turned the collar. Done.
But none the other ones will physically go in. I cannot push the cable end (or terminator) into the T far enough to turn the collar. At one point in my efforts, the collar came off, so while it was off, I made sure that the cable would go in if the collar was missing. It does. I even tried putting the collar on after a terminator was plugged in, but no dice. I cannot figure out what is different with the one connection from the others. I am virtually certain that I am going about them all exactly the same way.
My wife and co-skipper (with a good eye for detail) just got home,and I am going to let her take a run at it.
Would anyone think it wise to try some grease, and if so, what kind? I have some dielectric silicone. But I'm afraid of grease getting in the tiny female holes.
It is stupefying. When I first got the controller, a fellow sailor was here, and he is an old electronics hand (and an electric engineer). He also could not get a spur cable to seat and connect properly on the back of the controller.
I have almost destroyed one of my terminators now, trying to get it on.