GP1870F to sync with the 585. how do i connect them?

 Any idea how i connect the 585 to plot marks on my GP1870F?

Thanks! :) 

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Tue, 2018-11-27 18:58


You can link them but its not a straightforward task.

The 1870f is a nmea2000 unit while the 585 is a nmea0183 unit.

I had this running on my boat with a 295 to the 1870f and had to use a 2k2 converter to change the 0183 signal to nmea 2000.

Isnt hard but does cost more money

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how much money are we talking and is it worth it?

Wed, 2018-11-28 12:53

 thanks :) 

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Wed, 2018-11-28 18:23

Theres this one on CHsmith

Google will be your friend to try find a cheaper version that will do the job.

I find it really havdy to have and would do it again on the next boat if it needed it