Our Better Connected™ CommandLink HUB to NMEA Converter Cable allows installation of a NMEA 2000 fish finder or GPS chartplotter on Yamaha CommandLink equipped boats.
Since fish finders and GPS chartplotters need an NMEA 2000 network to display engine data, the CommandLink HUB presents a problem. First, until now, there was no CommandLink device cable designed to connect an NMEA device. Second, most Factory CommandLink installations have all their device ports already full from the factory. Therefore, there is no way to plug in the new device.
Our Better Connected™ CommandLink HUB to NMEA Converter Cable provides an elegant solution to this problem. While protecting the boat owners existing CommandLink investment and cabling, this cable provides a bridge for CommandLink to an NMEA 2000 network which can then add NMEA 2000 devices anywhere in the boat easily and logically, now, or in the future. Once installed, this bridge allows NMEA 2000 messages to be transmitted both TO and FROM the CommandLink Network.
CommandLink hubs are usually installed in two locations. Typically, these are:
Stern location – SEE OUR COMPLETE STERN CABLING KIT
Helm location – See our Complete Helm Cabling Kit
Think of your NMEA 2000 backbone as a main highway. The individual devices, like your fish finder, are feeder roads.
Your CommandLink hub is one end of the highway. But, the highway can run up to 100 yards/meters in the other direction with the Better Connected™ CommandLink HUB to NMEA Converter Cable.
Remove either of the grey resistor plugs from the Yamaha CommandLink Hub BUS ports. Then, plug in this cable.
You can now add NMEA devices from that point further down the line. Add more feeder roads with Tees and cables. Just remember that the other end of the highway has to be an NMEA terminator.
Instead of a fish finder, you can also add the the Yamaha 6Y8 Tachometer, or Speedometer in your helm on your new NMEA Network.
Our YouTube video explains the gauges installation with NMEA 2000:
We’re always pleased to talk to customers if they are not certain about connections. Just give us a shout if you need information on compatibility.
These cables come with a two year free, no questions asked replacement warranty. See our warranty terms section on our website for details.