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SeaTalk-SeaTalkng converter
Trademarks and registered trademarks
Autohelm, hsb2, RayTech Navigator, Sail Pilot, SeaTalk, SeaTalkNG, SeaTalkHS and Sportpilot are registered trademarks of Raymarine
UK Limited. RayTalk, Seahawk, Smartpilot, Pathfinder and Raymarine are registered trademarks of Raymarine Holdings Limited.
All other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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manual in any other way including without limitation exploiting the manual commercially or giving or selling copies to third parties.
Copyright 2010 Raymarine UK Ltd. All rights reserved.

Document number: 87121-3
Date: 06-2010
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.

                                                                        Additional handbooks
                                                                        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                                          
The converter supports the following types of data:
 Instrument and environment (Depth, Speed, Wind etc.)
 MOB (Man Overboard)

Introduction                                                                                                                                 5
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
       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
                                                                 not compromised.
       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.

Technical accuracy
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.

Warranty registration
To register your Raymarine product ownership, please take a few
minutes to fill out the warranty registration card found in the box, or
visit 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
registration card.

Introduction                                                                                                                                7
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Chapter 2: Parts and accessories

Chapter contents
    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
converter kit.

                            1                             2          3

                        4       5



 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
               the spur.
 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

Chapter contents
     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

Installation                                                     13
3.1 Typical systems
Example: SeaTalkng system with SeaTalk instruments

                            1                                                 2                                        3

                                                     CANCEL   ENTER               CANCEL   ENTER

                                                              MENU                         MENU

                                                                          SeaTalkng                                                   SeaTalkng
     7                                                                                             SeaTalkng




                                           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)

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Example: SeaTalk system with SeaTalkng multifunction display

                                            1                            2                            3                             4





                                                     SeaTalk /                                                            12 V




                                                     NM EA0183

                      7                         SeaTalkng                                                 SeaTalkng

                                                                         6                                            5


 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.

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3.2 SeaTalk - SeaTalkng converter                                          It cannot be linked to other parts of the SeaTalk system (it is an
                                                                            isolated spur).
                                                                           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.
                                                                                      Direct connection
                                                                                      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.)

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                                                               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.

                             2                  2
                                                3                                                                          2

                                                                                 6                                         3

            3                               4

                                                                                           5           4
 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
                                                               SeaTalk spur.

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                                     1                 2                                                  1

                6                                                3


                          5                     4

 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

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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.

                                                                             Routing cables
                                                                             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.

                                                                                  Minimum bend
                                                                                  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

Chapter contents
    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
                                                                                           reference manual)
                                              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.
                                 connection           connection
 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.

                                                                        Telephone support
                                 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
                                                                        Product information
                                                                        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
                                 operational                            product.

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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
 ST40 Speed
                                                                                                            spur connections.
 ST40 Wind
                                                                   LEN                                    LEN 1, plus 3 for each SeaTalk
 ST40 Compass                                                      (Refer to Seatalkng reference manual   instrument taking power from the
                                                                   for further information.               converter.
 ST60+ Tridata
                                                                   Environmental                          Installation environment
 ST60+ Depth
                                                                                                           Operating temperature: -10 C to
 ST60+ Speed                                                                                                +50 C (14 F to 122 F)
 ST60+ Wind                                                                                                Storage temperature: -20 C to
                                                                                                            +65 C (-4 F to 149 F)
 ST60+ Compass / Heading
                                                                                                           Relative humidity: max 95%
 ST60+ Rudder angle
                                                                                                           Water proof to IPX6
 ST60+ Repeaters
                                                                   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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