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Re: For Pete's sake! I just want a speed transducer!
All N2K enabled chartplotters I am aware of can also retransmit received N2K data on a network (or onto another separate network). So can other devices such as some AIS transponders, small MFD's, etc. Many are also NMEA200-NMEA0183 translators. Some even retransmit and translate over wifi.
Thanks. That confirms my admittedly limited N2K experience.
There is no need for the transducer to plug directly into anything - just connect it to the network backbone at the most convenient place. This avoids the need to retransmit any data, unless one wishes to bridge to another network.
Assuming an N2K transducer. In my case my transducers (speed and depth) are not and have to plug into the Raymarine Bidata display. I believe that was also the case with my old Garmin. So in that case the transducer(s) would have to plug first to the plotter or MFD which would then have that data on the backbone. Yes?