NMEA 0183

 

NMEA 0183

The first industry standard marine network specification released over 20 years ago. While still frequently used by VHF radios, most other applications have migrated to NMEA 2000.

 

Data

A single-talker, multi-listener approach using serial data at low data rates (initially 4.8Kbps now up to 38Kbps). Message formats are standardised to provide cross-vendor interoperability.

 

Cable System

Uses a daisy chain architecture but there is no standard for cables or connectors. The daisy chain design is low cost and simple but it is susceptible to having a single point of failure taking down the network. Most implementations of NMEA 0183 use terminal block connections which are simple to install but failure prone in a marine environment.

 

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Multifunction Display NMEA0183 Cables

 

Product

Product Compatibility Data Length
Part Number

Image

Cable (Straight)

E-Wide

C-Wide

Power/NMEA0183 1.5m
R62131
R62131

Cable (Right Angle)

E-Wide

C-Wide

Power/NMEA0183 1.5m
R62227
R62227

Cable

G-Series

E-Classic

C-Classic

Power/NMEA0183 1.5m
R08004
R08004

Cable

A50

A57

A70

 Power/NMEA0183 2m
R62157
R62157

Cable (Straight)

e7/e9/e12/e16

c9/c12

Power/NMEA0183/Video 1.5m
R62379
R62379
Cable (Right Angle)

e7/e9/e12/e16

c9/c12

Power/NMEA0183/Video 1.5m
R70029
R70029