How to interface our WLN10/WLN30 to your navigation system?

Find out how to wire our NMEA to WiFi server WLN10/WLN30 to your navigation system (GPS, Chart plotter, Fish Finder, AIS, etc.).

WLN10 and WLN30 both have NMEA 0183 interface. You can also use the same wiring diagram to connect your navigation system to the NMEA 0183 input of our AIT3000/AIT5000.

Search the brand and part number of your system and you will find wiring diagrams which explain how to connect our NMEA to WiFi server to your system.

If this list does not include your navigation system, please contact us by email.


AIS Transponders AIT1500, AIT2000 & AIT2500

AIT1500, AIT2000 and AIT2500 AIS transponders from Digital Yacht do not have a WiFi interface. By interfacing a WLN10 or WLN30 to one of these AIS transponders, AIS and GPS data can be received in real time on navigation apps & software.

It is a simple two wire connection between the AIT and WLN10. The Red(+) and Black(-) wires on both the AIS and WLN10 need to be taken to the boat’s 12v or 24v supply – we recommend on the same circuit/breaker/switch.

In the wiring diagram below, there is a picture of the AIT2000 but the connection is similar for all our AIS transponders (Orange + and Brown – of the AIS must be connected to the Yellow + and Green – of the WLN10/WLN30):

Interfacing a WLN10 to a Digital Yacht AIS Transponder

 

B&G Instruments

B&G instruments have been produced for many years and there are too many different ranges and models to cover every possible system in this post. Most B&G systems since the 1980s will have an NMEA0183 Output somewhere in the instrument network.

Below is a wiring diagram for the Hydra 2000 range, but other B&G ranges will be slightly different and you should consult the instrument manuals or speak to an electronics dealer that is experienced in B&G systems before connecting our WLN10 or WLN30 unit.

Interface WLN10 with B&G Instruments

B&G Zeus Multi-Function Displays

The B&G Zeus range of MFDs have just one NMEA0183 Port to connect the WLN10 or WLN30.

The port must output and input data at the same baud rate, so if you already have an AIS connected to this port then you will need to reconfigure the WLN10 baud rate to 38400 baud.

Interface WLN10 with a Zeus from B&G

Em-Trak AIS Receivers & Transponders

The EM-Trak AIS transponders have two NMEA 0183 interfaces. They have a high speed port which operates at 38,400 baud (Port 1) and a low speed port which operates at 4,800 baud.

We will connect the WLN10 or WLN30 to the Port 1 (high speed) and make sure the WLN10 NMEA interface is set at 38,400 baud.

You can connect the B100, B330, B350 and other Em-Trak AIS receivers & transponders to the WLN10 or WLN30 using the bare wires on the Power/Data cable of the AIS.

Each Em Trak AIS transponder or receiver transmits the AIS data over the Brown (+) and Blue (-) wires:

 

 

Interfacing a WLN10 with an Em-trak

Furuno FCV

The Furuno FCV range of salt water Fish Finders all have an NMEA0183 output that can drive our WLN10.

The FCV585, FCV587, FCV620 and FCV627 all share the same wiring details for the Power/Data cable and the wiring diagram can be seen below.

It is important that you check that the Depth and GPS sentences are turned ON in the Installation>NMEA menu.

Furuno GP1650 and 1850

The GP1650F and GP1850F were popular salt water echo sounders, particularly in the US and have subsequently been superseded by the GP1670F and GP1870F units that only have an NMEA2000 interface (needs NMEA 2000 to WiFi server NavLink2 for those units).

Both the GP1650F and GP1850F have an NMEA0183 output that our WLN10 or WLN30 can be connected to as shown by this wiring diagram:

Interface WLN10 with Furuno GPS1650

Furuno NavNet

There have been 4 generations of Furuno NavNet Multifunction Display units and all models feature one or more NMEA0183 ports that can be connected to our WLN10 or WLN30.

With so many different models, which are often installed in large networked systems, it is difficult to give a general purpose wiring diagram and we recommend you contact your local Furuno dealer for more information. However, any NMEA0183 Output port can be configured to output the DPT depth message and GPS position messages.

It should be noted that Furuno refer to their NMEA0183 Outputs as TD (Transmit Data) and use “H” and “C” to denote the signal polarity where H = “Hot” (+ve) and C = “Cold” (-ve). Also all of the NavNet units have a menu for selecting which NMEA0183 Sentences are output, so make sure the Depth and GPS sentences are turned on for the Port you are using.

Garmin 400S + 500S Series

Garmin’s 400S and 500S series of small combo plotter fish finders (S denotes built-in Fish Finder) all have two NMEA0183 ports and are very easy to interface our WLN10/WLN30 to.

The wire colours of the Power/Data cable are consistent across every model in the 400 and 500 series and a wiring diagram.

Interface WLN10 with a Garmin 400S

Garmin AIS600 and AIS800

The AIS transponders AIS600 and AIS800 from Garmin have both NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 interfaces.

You can connect the AIS600 or AIS800 to the WLN10 or WLN30 using the bare wires on the AIS600 or AIS800 Power/Data cable.

For the AIS600

Interfacing a WLN10 to a AIS600 Garmin

For the AIS800

Interfacing a WLN10 to a Garmin AIS800

 

Garmin echoMap 40/50/70/90S

The Garmin echoMAP 40S, 50S, 70S and 90S units all have at least one NMEA0183 port that our WLN10/WLN30 can be connected to. The smaller 40S range and latest 90S range only have one NMEA0183 Port but the 50S and 70S ranges have two ports.

Some of the units are designated “dv” and feature the DownVu sonar, while units designated “sv” have the SideVu Sonar, but in terms of connectivity all of the units are the same.

 

For the 40S and 90S Series

Interface WLN10 with Garmin EchoMap

 

For the 50S and 70S Series

WLN10 avec Garmin 50

 

It should also be noted that the latest GPSMAP 547 and 741 units have the same two port configuration and wiring as the 50S and 70S ranges.

Garmin Multi-Function Displays

Interface WLN10/WLN30 to a Garmin multi function display

All Garmin MFDs have at least one NMEA0183 Output for connecting to our NMEA to WiFI server Smart WLN10 or WLN30.

For the series 3000

The 3000 series has two NMEA0183 Outputs.

 

For the series 4000,  5000, 6000 and 7000

The 4000, 5000, 6000 and 7000 Series all share a common Power/Data Cable that has two NMEA0183 Outputs.

Connect WLN10/WLN30 to Garmin

 

For the latest series 1000, 7400 and 7600

All of the latest series of models i.e. 1000, 7400 and 7600 share a newer common Power/Data Cable design that has two NMEA0183 Outputs, but different wire colours than the older Power/Data cables.

GPS160

The GPS160, a high performance positioning sensor using GPS, Galileo and Glonass satellite systems for exceptional positioning accuracies and redundancies (sub 1m).

Here’s the wiring diagram:

Interfacing GPS160 and a WLN10

Humminbird 700, 800, 900 and 1100 Series

Interface WLN10 with Humminbird

Not all Humminbird products have an NMEA0183 Output suitable for connecting our WLN10 or WLN30 to, but the 700, 800, 900 and 1100 series all have an NMEA0183 output that transmits Depth and GPS data. Also some of the other Fish Finders with an internal GPS also have an NMEA0183 Output such as the 161, 363 and 383c Combo units.

You will need the optional AS-HHGPS Cable Kit  (P/No. 700030-1) that connects to the rear of the unit.

Make sure that the NMEA Output is set to ON in the Advanced Setup menu of the Humminbird unit.

Here is a wiring diagram showing how to connect our WLN10 or WLN30 to the AS-HHGPS cable.

Interfacing a WLN10 with a Humminbird

Humminbird Matrix

The Humminbird Matrix family of Fish Finders all feature an NMEA0183 Output but you need to have the AS-HHGPS cable kit (P/No. 700030-1) that connects to the rear of the unit. This cable kit is available as an optional accessory.

Make sure that the NMEA Output is set to ON in the Advanced Setup menu of the Humminbird Matrix unit.

Here is a wiring diagram that shows how to connect the AS-HHGPS cable kit to the WLN10 or WLN30:

Interfacing a WLN10 with a Humminbird

Lowrance Elite 5

The Lowrance Elite 4 & 5 Fish Finder can be configured to have one differential NMEA0183 Port (RS422 mode) or two common ground NMEA0183 Ports (RS232 Mode). You can connect the WLN10 or WLN30 in either mode .

The port must output and input data at the same baud rate, so if you already have an AIS connected to this port then you will need to configure the WLN10 baud rate to 38400 baud.

 

Lowrance HDS5, HDS7, HDS8 & HDS10

The Lowrance HDS5, HDS7, HDS8 & HDS10 Fish Finder can be configured to have one differential NMEA0183 Port (RS422 mode) or two common ground NMEA0183 Ports (RS232 Mode). You can connect the WLN10 or WLN30 in either mode .

The port must output and input data at the same baud rate, so if you already have an AIS connected to this port then you will need to configure the WLN10 baud rate to 38400 baud.

Here is the wiring diagram:

Lowrance HDS Gen2 & 3

The Lowrance HDS range of Multifunction displays is on its third generation and all units feature a single NMEA0183 Port that our WLN10/WLN30 can connect to.

The port must output and input data at the same baud rate, so if you already have an AIS connected to this port then you will need to reconfigure the WLN10 baud rate to 38400 baud.

NAIS 500 Navico (B&G, Lowrance, Simrad)

The NAIS 500 from Navico (B&G, Lowrance & Simrad) is an AIS transponder with both NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 interface. The NAIS 500 has two NMEA 0183 ports. The NAIS 500 has a high speed bi-directional port, which operates at 38,400 baud and a low speed bi-directional port, which operates at 4,800 baud. Best is to connect the WLN10 or WLN30 on the high speed port.

You need to connect the Brown wire to the Yellow wire and the Blue one to the Green one.

Interfacing WLN10 with B&G NAIS 500

 

Navicom RT450, RT550 & RT650

Navicom RT VHF Radio

Here’s how to interface the WLN10 to a Navicom RT450, RT550 or RT650 VHF radio.

Here is the wiring diagram :

interfacing a WLN10 to a Navicom RT VHF radio

Navman

Although the marine business of Navman which was sold to the Brunswick Group and then ultimately became part of the Navico Group, is no longer producing products, there are still a lot of boats with Navman Instruments and Fish Finders onboard.

As a general rule, most Navman products had an NMEA0183 output which was usually the White wire of the Power/Data cable. However, before purchasing or installing a WLN10, we recommend that you check your units manual to be sure that it has a suitable NMEA0183 output and which wire colour the NMEA Output is on.

Here is a wiring diagram for the popular Navman Depth 3100 instrument.

 

Interfacing a WLN10 with a Navman product

Raymarine A, C and E Series

Connect a WLN10 to a Raymarine

Most of the latest Raymarine a, c and e Series Multi-Function Displays have an NMEA0183 Output that can connect to our WLN10 or WLN30.

The smaller a6 and a7 models (a65, a67, a78, etc.) do not have an NMEA0183 Output and you would need to use our NMEA 2000 to WiFi server NavLink2 with these products.

For the rest of the A, C and E Series units, here is the wiring diagram:

Connect WLN10 with Raymarine

Raymarine A50D, A57D and A70D

The A50D, A57D and A70D units all feature a built-in depth sounder, while the A50, A57 and A70 models require another depth unit to be in the network.

All units have two NMEA0183 ports, either of which can be connected to our WLN10 or WLN30.

Here is our wiring diagram:

Interfacing WLN10 with serie A Raymarine

Raymarine A60 and A65

Not to be confused with the latest touch screen a65 MFD, the original A60 and A65 units both had an NMEA0183 output that can be connected to our WLN10.

The wiring is the same for both units and a diagram can be found below.

The port must output and input data at the same baud rate, so if you already have an AIS connected to this port then you will need to configure the WLN10 or WLN30 baud rate to 38400 baud.

Interface WLN10 with raymarine A60

Raymarine AIS650 & AIS350

The Raymarine AIS650 AIS Transponder and AIS350 AIS Receiver has both NMEA 0183 and SeaTalk NG interface.

Both Raymarine AIS650 & AIS350 have two bidirectional NMEA 0183 ports with one port configured at 38,400 baud rate (high speed) and another port at 4,800 baud rate (low speed) so you need to connect the WLN10 or WLN30 to the high speed port.

You will need to configure the WLN10 NMEA interface at 38,400 baud (high speed). The WLN10 manual explains how to change the baud rate of the WLN10’s NMEA interface.

Here is the wiring diagram:

Interfacing a WLN10 with a Raymarine AIS650

Raymarine AIS700

The Raymarine AIS700 AIS Transponder has both NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 interface.

The AIS700 has two bidirectional NMEA 0183 ports. Port 1 is preconfigured at 38,400 baud rate (AIS speed) and port 2 at 4,800 baud rate (instruments speed) so you need to connect the WLN10 or WLN30 to the port 1.

Here is the wiring diagram:

WLN10 with Raymarine AIS700

Raymarine C + E Series Widescreen

The C + E Series Widescreen Multifunction Displays had three NMEA0183 Ports, although only two of the ports were bi-directional (input and output), the third port only having an input.

It should also be noted that only one of the two bi-directional ports could be set to the high speed 38400 baud rate for AIS, so it is best not to connect the WLN10 to this port, if you intend to fit an AIS unit at a later date.

We recommend fitting the WLN10 to Port 1 as shown in the wiring diagram here.

 

Raymarine Classic C + E Series

The Classic C + E Series plotters had just one NMEA0183 Port to connect the WLN10 or WLN30.

The port must output and input data at the same baud rate, so if you already have an AIS connected to this port then you will need to reconfigure the WLN10 baud rate to 38400 baud.

 

Interfacing WLN10 with a Raymarine Series E and C

Raymarine ST50, ST50+, ST60, ST60+ & Raytheon

Autohelm, the UK autopilot and instrument manufacturer who were bought by Raytheon in the 1990s and then evolved in to what is now Raymarine, developed their own instrument interface called SeaTalk. After NMEA0183, this is probably the most common network found on boats and there are still tens, possibly hundreds of thousands of boats around the world that have a SeaTalk network onboard.

 

With a Seatalk to NMEA Interface box

Our WLN10/WLN30 cannot connect directly to a SeaTalk network but there are usually one or two NMEA0183 outputs in the Autohelm, Raytheon or Raymarine system where our WLN10 can be connected to. Take the system below, most Multi-Function Displays have an NMEA port on them or perhaps the system has one of the SeaTalk to NMEA interface boxes (P/No E85001) which has an NMEA Ouput or an RS232 Output or you can also add our SeaTalk to NMEA converter, either of which can be connected to our WLN10 – Here is the wiring diagram for the SeaTalk to NMEA interface.

 

For ST50 and ST50 +

Originally the Autohelm ST50 Tridata and Multi instruments had an NMEA0183 Output and this was also true for the ST50+ range – for an ST50 or ST50+ instrument here is the wiring diagram:

 

For ST60 and ST60+

By the time the ST60 range was released, the only instrument to have an NMEA0183 Output was the Multi instrument and when the ST60+ came out just the Graphic Display instrument had an NMEA0183 Output – For ST60 or ST60+ instrument, here is the wiring diagram.

 

For Raytheon Chart Plotters (RC530, RL70, RL80)

There were also a number of Autohelm/Raytheon Chart Plotters and the popular Pathfinder range of MFDs (RC530, RL70, RL80C, etc.) that all had NMEA Outputs, that would transmit the SeaTalk Instrument data. Here is a diagram showing the pin out of the Pathfinder and Pathfinder+ unit’s NMEA OUT Cable.

Seatalk Converter

Digital Yacht’s SeaTalk to NMEA 0183 (ISO) converter is a small but powerful interface that provides bi-directional conversion between a SeaTalk network and an NMEA0183 network or device. The ST-NMEA converter takes its power from the SeaTalk network. It features a full, multi-transistor SeaTalk 1 interface, an opto-isolated NMEA0183 input and differential NMEA0183 output. Therefore, key navigational data between the SeaTalk and NMEA0183 networks can be shared reliably.

The SeaTalk1 to NMEA 0183 (ISO) Converter is ideal for connection to one of Digital Yacht’s wireless NMEA servers, allowing SeaTalk owners to go wireless.

Here is how to connect our Seatalk1 to NMEA 0183 converter to our WLN10 or WLN30 NMEA to WiFi server:

Interfacing Seatalk converter & WLN10

Simrad NSO Series

The high end Simrad NSO systems have a single NMEA0183 port that can be connected to our WLN10/WLN30.

The port must output and input data at the same baud rate, so if you already have an AIS connected to this port then you will need to configure the WLN10/WLN30  baud rate to 38400 baud.

Interface WLN10 with Simrad NSO

Simrad NSS & NSE Series

The Simrad NSS & NSE Series have just one NMEA0183 Port to connect the WLN10/WLN30 to.

The port must output and input data at the same baud rate, so if you already have an AIS connected to this port then you will need to configure the WLN10 baud rate to 38400 baud.

Tacktick Instruments

The Tacktick Micronet instrument range features a proprietary wireless interface that cannot be directly connected to by tablets and smart phones. However, the T122 Wireless Interface has a single NMEA0183 Output that can be connected directly to the WLN10 input.

Tacktick were bought by Raymarine and the Micronet Instruments are now sold as the Raymarine Wireless range, which still includes the T122. Therefore, connection of our WLN10 to the latest Raymarine Wireless range is identical.

Interfacing WLN10 with Tacktick instruments

True Heading AIS CTRX

CRTX is an AIS transponder developed by the Swedish company True Heading. This AIS transponder has both NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 interface.

Here is the wiring diagram to explain how to connect the WLN10 or WLN30 to the CRTX:

Vesper XB-6000

Vesper is an AIS transponder with NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 interface. By connecting our WLN10 or WLN30 to the Vesper AIS transponder, you will receive all your AIS targets on navigation apps & software.

The Vesper AIS Transponder has a low speed NMEA 0183 port (4,800 baud) and a high speed one (38,400 baud).

You need to connect the WLN10 to the high speed one:

Interfacing a WLN10 to a Vesper XB 6000