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The QK-A032 NMEA 0183 to NMEA 2000 bi-directional gateway provides straight forward connection of NMEA 0183 equipment to NMEA 2000 networks and visa-versa. This A032 model includes AIS message conversions.
The Bi-directional gateway will let you:
Connect NMEA 0183 equipment to the high-speed world of N2K networking. Cross-protocol connectivity and conversions allows you to use both NMEA protocols on your boat.
Full conversion list in the manual.
Unlike most other N2K gateways on the market, whose AIS versions drop other functionality, the A032 converts ALL the messages of the standard version, plus AIS messages.
Check the table in the manual for the sentences/PNGs that your equipment requires.
This product uses the NMEA 0183-RS422 protocol (differential signal), however some older chart plotters or instruments may use the older NMEA-RS232 protocol (Single-ended signal).
To ensure A032 Comptibility with any older NMEA0183 device, check if your device uses NMEA0183 RS422 or RS232
Connecting the A032 to an older (RS232) instrument or chartplotter is not a problem, simply order the QK-AS03 Protocol Bridge. Our QK-AS03 Protocol Bridge connects NMEA-RS232 wiring to MNEA0183-RS422 and vice versa, using a simple ‘Plug ‘n’ Play’ connection, with no setup or configuration needed.
You will probably need an AS03 if you are connecting to an older Garmin, Raymarine or Standard Horizon device. The easiest way to check, is to look at the input/output connections on the device that you will connect the multiplexer to. If the input/output connections on your device (Chart plotter, depth reader, etc.) have a TX, RX or GND connection, use a protocol bridge.
If in doubt contact us for advice.
This product now includes a dual-band WiFi antenna (AS05) as standard.