An NMEA terminator is required at either end of a NMEA backbone. A properly installed NMEA system will have a total of two. No more, no less.
NMEA 2000 is designed so that all cables have both genders, male and female. So, you don’t care which end of the network gets the final connection as male, and which gets female. This is the reason that NMEA 2000 terminators usually come in sets of one female and one male in our bundles.
We also sell our NMEA Cables. These come in 3 foot and 10 foot models. And we offer a number of customized choices for complete NMEA Bundles that are customized to your outboard and fish finder.
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You can be certain that a Better Connected™ NMEA terminator is made of the best components and construction. For example, there is a heavy duty braided shield under the black outer jacket, and then there are foil shields around each of the 2 wire pairs inside the cable. All together, there are 3 shields total, plus there is a drain / ground wire for additional noise elimination.
You cannot buy a better NMEA component for this price.
Most importantly, Better Connected™ NMEA cables, bundles, and components come with a two year free, no questions asked replacement warranty. See our warranty terms section on our website for details.
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