Join Date: May 2011
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Re: Seatalk network, ST60 integration
Agree, my post is confusing.
My objective is have a network so that the X5 Autopilot can receive the wind data from the wind transducer, have the option to run the Autopilot from the C90W chartplotter, and if possible, have the wind and depth display on both, instruments and chartplotter, but not necessary.
Sounds like I can daisychain via SeaTalk cables from each ST60+ instruments (Wind, Depth, ST70 smartcontroller-autopilot head), connect my depth and wind transducers directly to the instrument heads. The daisychain SeaTalk cable will connect into a 3-way SeaTalk block. This will be used to connect the Course Computer with the daisychain SeaTalk cables from the instruments and will the third inlet from the 3-way block for future expansion.
The chartplotter will be connected to the Course Computer via SeaTalk cable or NMEA.
I would power the Course Computer which will power the network SeaTalk cables to the instruments but also will provide power separately to the instruments incase I don't want the autopilot computer on (wasted battery life) and will also power the chartplotter separately.
If that works, that seems fairly basic.
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