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Captain
Posts: 97
Registered: ‎07-10-2017

NMEA connection

New member to the forum.  New Etec owner.

 

E150HGXABX

 

REading about the NMEA stuff and I think I have it all figured out:  I need the NMEA starter kit and the Evinrude interface cable.  Two questions: does the brand of starter kit matter?  I'm going to connect the motor to the network and then to my Garmin 74SV.  I see lowrance and Garmin brand starter kits, but I'm guessing the NMEA is a standard connector?

 

For the Evinrude interface cable, is it just "plug and play"? Or more acccurately, plug and route to my center console?  Like, is there a plug inside the cowling just waiting for this connection?

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Evinrude 150HO (M: E150HGXABH S/N: 05500627H MFDate: 6/17)
Admiral
Posts: 8,030
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: NMEA connection

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NMEA2000 minimum parts list

 

For E-TEC I-Command or ICON guages and displays

 

764155 Terminator Kit
764163 Backbone 25'
766026 Engine EMM Harness W/Tee 15'
764157 Power Supply - single engine

765349 (or any NMEA 2000 compatible) GPS Antenna

 

You will need a dealer with the laptop and diagnostic software to calibrate the trim limits for accurate display.

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



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The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.


Captain
Posts: 97
Registered: ‎07-10-2017

Re: NMEA connection

Thanks BWB.  But why would I need a GPS antenna if the Garmin has one built in?

2017 Tidewater 1910 Baymax
Evinrude 150HO (M: E150HGXABH S/N: 05500627H MFDate: 6/17)
Admiral
Posts: 8,030
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: NMEA connection


@Hi_c wrote:

Thanks BWB.  But why would I need a GPS antenna if the Garmin has one built in?




that is why my post says:

 

(or any NMEA 2000 compatible) GPS Antenna 

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



***************

The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.


Captain
Posts: 97
Registered: ‎07-10-2017

Re: NMEA connection

My fault.  So the engine harness comes with a network T and the power kit comes with a T.  Don't I need one more network T for the device?

2017 Tidewater 1910 Baymax
Evinrude 150HO (M: E150HGXABH S/N: 05500627H MFDate: 6/17)
Admiral
Posts: 8,030
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: NMEA connection

NMEA2000 devices normally come with a cable and a Tee fitting. If not, then you have to procure them.

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



***************

The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.


Skipper
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎05-30-2017

Re: NMEA connection

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Skipper
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎05-30-2017

Re: NMEA connection

be sure you use 120 ohm terminator at each end of your lateral backbone.  be sure to keep backbone lateral.  If you dont, you will have gauge issues. 

 

Skipper
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎05-30-2017

Re: NMEA connection

Captain
Posts: 97
Registered: ‎07-10-2017

Re: NMEA connection

I have all my parts. And have 2 questions:

Where is the engine harness connection on my E150HGXABH? And "under the cowling is not an acceptable answer. Thing is jam packed with wires.

And what is the plug that came with the power supply kit? Has a grey head with black and purple wire. Does that plug in nicely somewhere under the dash?
2017 Tidewater 1910 Baymax
Evinrude 150HO (M: E150HGXABH S/N: 05500627H MFDate: 6/17)