The EMU-1 and engine gauges use the same power supply.
Anyone who connects Actisense products to their Windows computer should use the free NMEA Reader software (for Windows) to help understand their network and Actisense products connected to it.
Based on customer feedback, this combination of network and hardware operates well for sending NMEA 0183 navigation data to iNavX.
Description of an educational PDF document concerning NMEA 2000 networking with examples of how to avoid problem and achieve efficent networking.
Replacing an old Raystar 112, 120, or 125 GPS antenna with a new Digital Yacth GPS150 is an excellent investment, a natural upgrade, and quite compatible in general. However, make sure to avoid a direct connection to the legacy Raymarine Seatalk network, else damaging the GPS150 is possible.
If a sail boat's mast rotates, a wind sensor must know the angle of rotation in order to report the correct wind angle. Hardware for judging the mast angle is available.
The Actisense EMU-1 initally needs configuration and that can only be done with a Windows computer using an Actisense NGT-1 connected to the NMEA 2000 network.
One way to format is using the SD card association's formatter utility at https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4
PDF document covers: differences between NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000; using a multiplexer to join instruments and sensors to NMEA 2000; using an individual adapter per device; SeaTalk NG to NMEA 2000 cabling; PC software interfacing with NMEA 0183.
Use the EMU-1 Configuration Tool to inform the NMEA 2000 network of the PGN instances you have designated for each EMU-1 device on the network.
NMEA 0183 networking points to consider with diagrams.
Wiring is discussed and illustrated at http://www.actisense.com/products/nmea-0183/opto-4/downloads-opto-4.html?download=267:opto-4-quick-start-guide
As the Actisense NGW-1 firmware is revised over time, the NMEA conversions it is able to do expand; see the lastest conversions documentation at http://www.actisense.com/products/nmea-2000/ngw-1/downloads-ngw1
Actisense EMU-1 (firmware verfsion v0.070), when connected to a petrol engine, needs the tach inputs originating at the alternator.
Mouting screws and pluggable screws are used for the EMU-1's physical connections. An option rail mounting is available.
Read up on the EMU-1 configuration in the documentation posted at http://www.actisense.com/products/nmea-2000/emu-1/download-emu-1.
Exact details of wiring a given NMEA 0183 product to a computer's DB-9 serial port may vary, but diagrams in this article are a useful guide for improvising your wiring plan.
NGW-1-ISO-AIS units will convert the core AIS data received via radio but does not convert DSC sentences.
Actisense DST-2 features and notes on the DST Smart Calibration Utility.
A DST-2's output of temperature and speed may be tested using an Actisene USG-1 connection to NMEA Reader on a Windows computer.