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Document number: 87121-3
Chapter 1: Introduction · Heading
· Navigation Data (Waypoint information)
· Rudder angle
SeaTalk - SeaTalkng converter
The SeaTalk - SeaTalkng converter allows connection of a range of
SeaTalk compatible products to the SeaTalkng network. It contains Handbook information
electronics to bridge communications between the 2, allowing
information to be shared. This handbook describes how to include the SeaTalk to SeaTalkng
converter within the system of Raymarine electronics on your boat.
It includes information to help you:
· understand which Raymarine equipment is compatible with the
· install and connect the converter within your system.
You may also need the additional information included in the
SeaTalkng reference manual. In particular for assistance with:
· constructing the SeaTalkng network and backbone,
· connecting power, and
· LEN loading calculations.
Description Part number
D11804-1 SeaTalkng reference manual 81300
All documents are available to download as PDFs from
Data types supported www.raymarine.com.
The converter supports the following types of data:
· Instrument and environment (Depth, Speed, Wind etc.)
· MOB (Man Overboard)
Important information Declaration of conformity
Raymarine Ltd. declares that the SeaTalk to SeaTalkng converter
Warning: Potential ignition source is in compliance with the essential requirements of EMC directive
This product is NOT approved for use in 2004/108/EC.
hazardous/flammable atmospheres. Do NOT install in The original Declaration of Conformity certificate may be viewed on
a hazardous/flammable atmosphere (such as in an the relevant product page at www.raymarine.com
engine room or near fuel tanks).
EMC installation guidelines
Caution: Power supply protection Raymarine equipment and accessories conform to the appropriate
When installing this product ensure the power source Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) regulations, to minimize
is adequately protected by means of a suitably-rated electromagnetic interference between equipment and minimize the
fuse or automatic circuit breaker. effect such interference could have on the performance of your
Warning: Product installation and Correct installation is required to ensure that EMC performance is
operation For optimum EMC performance we recommend that wherever
This product must be installed and operated in possible:
accordance with the instructions provided. Failure to · Raymarine equipment and cables connected to it are:
do so could result in personal injury, damage to your
boat and/or poor product performance. At least 1 m (3 ft) from any equipment transmitting or cables
carrying radio signals e.g. VHF radios, cables and antennas.
In the case of SSB radios, the distance should be increased
Caution: Service and maintenance to 7 ft (2 m).
This product contains no user serviceable More than 2 m (7 ft) from the path of a radar beam. A radar
components. Please refer all maintenance and repair beam can normally be assumed to spread 20 degrees above
to authorized Raymarine dealers. Unauthorized repair and below the radiating element.
may affect your warranty.
· The product is supplied from a separate battery from that used
for engine start. This is important to prevent erratic behavior
Warning: Switch off power supply and data loss which can occur if the engine start does not have
a separate battery.
Ensure the boat's power supply is switched OFF
before starting to install this product. Do NOT connect · Raymarine specified cables are used.
or disconnect equipment with the power switched on,
· Cables are not cut or extended, unless doing so is detailed in
unless instructed in this document.
the installation manual.
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Note: Where constraints on the installation prevent any of Water ingress
the above recommendations, always ensure the maximum Water ingress disclaimer
possible separation between different items of electrical
equipment, to provide the best conditions for EMC performance Although the waterproof rating capacity of Raymarine products
throughout the installation exceeds that called for by the IPX6 standard, water intrusion
and subsequent equipment failure may occur if any Raymarine
equipment is subjected to commercial high pressure washing.
Product disposal Raymarine will not warrant equipment subjected to high pressure
Dispose of this product in accordance with the WEEE Directive.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Directive requires the recycling of waste electrical and electronic
equipment. Whilst the WEEE Directive does not apply to some
Raymarine products, we support its policy and ask you to be aware
of how to dispose of this product.
To the best of our knowledge, the information in this document was
correct at the time it was produced. However, Raymarine cannot
accept liability for any inaccuracies or omissions it may contain. In
addition, our policy of continuous product improvement may change
specifications without notice. As a result, Raymarine cannot accept
liability for any differences between the product and this document.
To register your Raymarine product ownership, please take a few
minutes to fill out the warranty registration card found in the box, or
visit www.raymarine.com and register on-line.
It is important that you register your product to receive full warranty
benefits. Your unit package includes a bar code label indicating the
serial number of the unit. You should stick this label to the warranty
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Chapter 2: Parts and accessories
· 2.1 Parts supplied on page 10
· 2.2 SeaTalk - SeaTalkng converter cables on page 11
Parts and accessories 9
2.1 Parts supplied Note: Fit the blanking plugs supplied into any unused SeaTalkng
The following items are included with the SeaTalk - SeaTalkng
1 2 3
1 SeaTalk - SeaTalkng converter
2 SeaTalkng terminator (x2)
3 SeaTalk ng blanking plugs (x2)
4 400 mm (15 in) SeaTalk - SeaTalkng converter cable. This
cable connects the converter to the first SeaTalk device on
5 SeaTalkng power cable
6 1 m (3.3 ft) SeaTalkng spur cable
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2.2 SeaTalk - SeaTalkng converter cables
These cables are available as accessories. They are also included
with some compatible products.
Description Part No.
1 1 m (3.3 ft) SeaTalk - SeaTalkng A22164
converter cable. This cable connects
the converter to the first SeaTalk device
on the spur.
2 10 m (32.8 ft) RS125 - Converter cable. R32120
This is required when connecting the
converter to an RS125 GPS.
Parts and accessories 11
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Chapter 3: Installation
· 3.1 Typical systems on page 14
· 3.2 SeaTalk - SeaTalkng converter connections on page 18
· 3.3 Making SeaTalkng connections on page 22
· 3.4 System checks on page 23
3.1 Typical systems
Example: SeaTalkng system with SeaTalk instruments
1 2 3
CANCEL ENTER CANCEL ENTER
6 12 / 24 V SMARTPILOT
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1 Multifunction display with integrated GPS (e.g. C-Series Widescreen)
2 SeaTalkng autopilot controller and master instrument (e.g. ST70)
3 SeaTalk repeat instruments (e.g ST60+)
4 SeaTalk - SeaTalkng converter
5 SeaTalkng autopilot course computer
6 Transducers connected via SeaTalkng
7 SeaTalkhs connection (e.g. for digital radar)
Example: SeaTalk system with SeaTalkng multifunction display
1 2 3 4
SeaTalk / 12 V
7 SeaTalkng SeaTalkng
1 Multifunction display
2 SeaTalk autopilot system (This cannot be connected to the converter.)
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3 SeaTalk spur containing instruments and MOB system
4 SeaTalk spur containing RS125 GPS
5&6 SeaTalk - SeaTalkng converter
7 SeaTalkhs network (e.g. for digital sounder and radar)
Autopilot restrictions SeaTalkng is a proprietary extension to NMEA 2000 and the proven
CAN bus technology. Compatible NMEA 2000 and SeaTalk /
Important: A SeaTalk autopilot or associated controller must not SeaTalk2 devices can also be connected using the appropriate
be connected to the SeaTalk - SeaTalkng converter. interfaces or adaptor cables as required.
There are restrictions as to how an autopilot is connected in a
system containing a SeaTalk - SeaTalkng converter.
· SeaTalkng autopilot (e.g. SPX course computer with ST70
controller) -- This can be connected as part of the SeaTalkng
system in the usual manner. However any SeaTalk cable from the
autopilot must NOT be connected to the converter.
· SeaTalk autopilot (e.g. S1, S2 or S3 course computer with
ST6002 controller) -- This cannot be connected to the converter,
nor to any device on the converter's SeaTalk spur. A SeaTalk
autopilot will usually be connected directly to the multifunction
SeaTalkng (Next Generation) is an enhanced protocol for connection
of compatible marine instruments and equipment. It replaces the
older SeaTalk and SeaTalk2 protocols.
SeaTalkng utilizes a single backbone to which compatible
instruments connect using a spur. Data and power are carried within
the backbone. Devices that have a low draw can be powered from
the network, although high current equipment will need to have a
separate power connection.
3.2 SeaTalk - SeaTalkng converter · It cannot be linked to other parts of the SeaTalk system (it is an
· It must not be connected to any power supply.
The converter connects in line as part of the SeaTalkng backbone. It
provides connections for SeaTalkng and SeaTalk devices. SeaTalkng spur connections
These allow connection of a standard SeaTalkng spur, and form part
of the SeaTalkng bus.
Avoid data and ground loops
The converter must only be connected to either the SeaTalk or
SeaTalkng connections of any device, NOT both.
Converter power supply
The converter takes its power from the SeaTalkng bus and provides
power to devices on the SeaTalk spur.
1 2 3 4 5 Power must not be connected into the SeaTalk spur. To be certain,
disconnect any existing separate power connection at the SeaTalk
1 Blue -- SeaTalkng backbone connection devices on the spur.
2 White -- SeaTalkng spur connection
3 Yellow -- SeaTalk spur connection
4 White -- SeaTalkng spur connection
5 Blue -- SeaTalkng backbone connection
SeaTalk spur connection
The converter will support connection of a single isolated SeaTalk
spur. The converter bridges data between this SeaTalk spur and
the SeaTalkng bus.
Please note the following regarding the SeaTalk spur:
· The spur is for connection of up to 5 SeaTalk devices.
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SeaTalk instrument connection to the SeaTalkng Note: The instruments are powered from the connection to
converter the converter. Any existing separate power connection to the
instruments must be completely disconnected.
LifeTag connection to the SeaTalk - SeaTalkng
The LifeTag Base Station can be connected as part of the isolated
spur into the converter.
Note: The LifeTag Base Station is powered from its connection
to the converter. Any existing separate power connection to the
2 3 Base Station must be completely disconnected.
You can connect the LifeTag Man Overboard (MOB) system directly
to the converter using the SeaTalk - SeaTalkng converter cable.
1 ST60+ or ST40 instruments connected on a SeaTalk spur. The spur may
contain a maximum of 5 SeaTalk instruments.
2 SeaTalk - SeaTalkng converter cable.
3 SeaTalk cable.
4 Transducers connected directly to instrument.
5 Appropriate rated, fused and switched power supply into SeaTalkng
backbone. (This may be a dedicated spur, or from an appropriate power
source such as an autopilot course computer.)
Connection via a SeaTalk block
The LifeTag Base Station and converter can be connected using a
1 SeaTalk block. This may be useful in an existing installation where
the Base Station already has the SeaTalk cable attached.
1 LifeTag Base Station D11810-1
2 SeaTalk - SeaTalk ng converter cable 1 LifeTag Base Station
3 SeaTalkng backbone 2 SeaTalk cable (bare ends into Base Station)
4 SeaTalk - SeaTalkng converter 3 SeaTalk block
Connection colors 4 SeaTalkng backbone
1 Red (12 V) 5 SeaTalk to SeaTalkng converter
2 Screen 6 SeaTalk - SeaTalk ng converter cable
3 Yellow (SeaTalk data) Connection into a compatible device
The MOB can be connected into a compatible device on the
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1 2 1
1 Compatible SeaTalk device (e.g. an ST60+ instrument)
2 LifeTag Base Station
3 SeaTalk cable 3 4
4 SeaTalkng backbone
1 RS125 GPS
5 SeaTalk to SeaTalkng converter
2 RS125 to converter cable -- The GPS must be the only device on this
6 SeaTalk - SeaTalkng converter cable spur.
3 SeaTalkng backbone
RS125 GPS connection to SeaTalk - SeaTalkng 4 SeaTalk - SeaTalkng converter
Important: The GPS connects directly to the SeaTalk connection
on the converter. It cannot share this connection with other
3.3 Making SeaTalkng connections Cable types and length
1. Rotate collar to UNLOCKED position (so molded arrows are It is important to use cables of the appropriate type and length
aligned). · Unless otherwise stated use only standard cables of the correct
2. Ensure cable end connector is correctly oriented, then fully insert. type, supplied by Raymarine.
· Ensure that any non-Raymarine cables are of the correct quality
and gauge. For example, longer power cable runs may require
larger wire gauges to minimize voltage drop along the run.
Cables must be routed correctly, to maximize performance and
prolong cable life.
· Do NOT bend cables excessively. Wherever possible, ensure a
minimum bend radius of 100 mm.
200 mm (8 in)
3. Rotate collar (2 clicks) until it snaps into the LOCKED position
Minimum bend of cable
(almost one quarter turn). 100 mm (4 in) radius
· Protect all cables from physical damage and exposure to heat.
Use trunking or conduit where possible. Do NOT run cables
through bilges or doorways, or close to moving or hot objects.
· Secure cables in place using tie-wraps or lacing twine. Coil any
extra cable and tie it out of the way.
· Where a cable passes through an exposed bulkhead or deckhead,
use a suitable watertight feed-through.
· Do NOT run cables near to engines or fluorescent lights.
D11828-1 Always route data cables as far away as possible from:
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· other equipment and cables, 3.4 System checks
· high current carrying ac and dc power lines,
After connection of the SeaTalk - SeaTalkng converter it is advisable
· antennae. to perform checks on the data shared around the system.
Typical checks should include:
Strain relief · Check your GPS position. At a known location check that the
Ensure adequate strain relief is provided. Protect connectors from GPS position is accurately shown on all displays and appropriate
strain and ensure they will not pull out under extreme sea conditions. instruments.
· Calibrate wind, speed, depth etc. Ensure that instrument
Cable shielding data is accurate and is available at all appropriate displays and
Ensure that all data cables are properly shielded that the cable
shielding is intact (e.g. hasn't been scraped off by being squeezed · LifeTag MOB functional test. Check that the LifeTag system
through a tight area). generates the appropriate warnings / alarms at all appropriate
displays and instruments.
· Autopilot test. Check that the autopilot operates as expected
and that heading information is available at all appropriate
displays and instruments.
All checks should be performed in a safe and familiar environment
and in accordance with the instructions supplied with each product.
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Chapter 4: Troubleshooting and support
· 4.1 System data troubleshooting on page 26
· 4.2 SeaTalk - SeaTalkng converter LED indications on page 27
· 4.3 Raymarine technical support on page 27
Troubleshooting and support 25
4.1 System data troubleshooting
Aspects of the installation can cause problems with the data shared between connected equipment. Such problems, their possible
causes and solutions are described here.
Problem Possible causes Possible solutions
Instrument, engine or other system data is Data is not being received at the display. Check the data bus (e.g. SeaTalkng) wiring and connections.
unavailable at all displays.
Check the overall integrity of the data bus (e.g. SeaTalkng) wiring.
If available refer to the reference guide for the data bus. (e.g. SeaTalkng
Data source (e.g ST70 instrument or Check the source of the missing data (e.g. ST70 instrument or engine
engine interface) is not operating. interface).
Check the power to the SeaTalk bus.
Refer to the manufacturer's handbook for the equipment in question.
Software mismatch between equipment Contact Raymarine technical support.
may prevent communication.
Instrument or other system data is missing SeaTalkhs network problem Check that all required equipment is connected to the SeaTalkhs switch.
from some but not all displays.
Check the status of the SeaTalkhs Switch.
Check that SeaTalkhs cables are free from damage.
Software mismatch between equipment Contact Raymarine technical support
may prevent communication.
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4.2 SeaTalk - SeaTalkng converter LED 4.3 Raymarine technical support
indications Raymarine provides a comprehensive customer support service, on
The LED indicates SeaTalkng and SeaTalk connection status. the world wide web, through our worldwide dealer network and by
telephone help line. If you are unable to resolve a problem, please
SeaTalkng SeaTalk use any of these facilities to obtain additional help.
LED state (8 Second cycle) status status Web support
Healthy Healthy Please visit the customer support area of our website at:
This contains Frequently Asked Questions, servicing information,
Not connected / Not connected / e-mail access to the Raymarine Technical Support Department and
fault fault details of worldwide Raymarine agents.
Not connected / Healthy In the USA call:
fault +1 603 881 5200 extension 2444
In the UK, Europe, the Middle East, or Far East call:
Healthy Not connected / +44 (0)23 9271 4713
If you need to request service, please have the following information
Connected but Not connected / to hand:
not receiving data fault
· Product name.
· Product identity.
High voltage (power supply too high)
· Serial number.
· Software application version.
Low voltage / Converter not You can obtain this product information using the menus within your
Troubleshooting and support 27
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Appendix A Compatible SeaTalk devices Appendix B Technical specification
The following SeaTalk instruments and equipment can be connected Nominal supply voltage 12 V dc
to the converter
Operating voltage range 9 to 16 V dc
Current · 50 mA converter peak operating
ST40 Bidata current
ST40 Depth · 950 mA total peak supply to
SeaTalk / SeaTalkng devices on
LEN LEN 1, plus 3 for each SeaTalk
ST40 Compass (Refer to Seatalkng reference manual instrument taking power from the
for further information. converter.
Environmental Installation environment
· Operating temperature: -10 ºC to
ST60+ Speed +50 ºC (14 ºF to 122 ºF)
ST60+ Wind · Storage temperature: -20 ºC to
+65 ºC (-4 ºF to 149 ºF)
ST60+ Compass / Heading
· Relative humidity: max 95%
ST60+ Rudder angle
· Water proof to IPX6
Data connections. · SeaTalkng backbone
RS125 and RS125 PLUS GPS sensors
· 2 x SeaTalk ng spur
LifeTag Wireless MOB system
· 1 x SeaTalk spur
Conformance · Europe: 2004/108/EC
· Australia and New Zealand: C-Tick,
Compliance Level 2
Compatible SeaTalk devices 29
W 110 mm (4.3 in) x Max. D 22 mm (0.9 in) x H 22 mm (0.9 in)
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