Better Connected™ NMEA 2000 Starter Kit

From: Original price was: CAD $104.95.Current price is: CAD $96.95.

This is the best NMEA starter kit available.
We seldom sell one.  Here’s why:


An “NMEA Starter Kit” is an incomplete solution.  It requires additional parts for a complete installation.  Although our NMEA Starter Kit offers the choice of a fused or unfused power connection, as well as impressive quality, It’s not the real star of our show.  Our top sellers are our NMEA Complete Bundles.

Customers prefer a pre-tested complete NMEA bundle.  Everything they need for their specific boat, matched to their fish finder and outboard model, in one box.  One happy customer sent us an email to tell us that he was done his installation in a half hour.

If that approach makes more sense, then let us help you find the perfect NMEA Bundle starting with your Outboard manufacturer, below.

Or, if you still want an NMEA Starter Kit, here is what is included.

Regardless of whatever product you buy from Golden Channels, they all have the “Now you’re Golden” Guarantee.  We promise you a working installation.  Period.  Or your money back.  And, backed up by the best and friendliest technical support in the business.  NMEA is our main focus.  We live it every day.

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Got Questions?  Great!

We love answering them.  Just Contact Us and we’re more than happy to help.

Better Connected™ NMEA Power Cable

By default, this kit comes with a fused power lead. This is used when you are either connecting power directly from your battery, or if you are taking power from a power lead going to other devices, like the power circuit going to your fish finder. If you have a fusebox on your boat, with open/empty/unused fuse locations and want to add the NMEA network fuse into the power circuit there, then you should choose the unfused power lead.

Better Connected™ Male NMEA Terminator

216 in stock (can be backordered)

Better Connected™ Female NMEA Terminator

241 in stock (can be backordered)

Better Connected™ NMEA Tee × 2

124 in stock (can be backordered)

Better Connected™ NMEA Backbone Cable (10'/3m, 15'/5m 20'/7m)

This cable needs to span the distance from your stern electrical area to your helm electrical area. 10 foot is common for most midships console boats under 23' long. 15 feet is needed about 5% of the time. Tiller steered boats do not require any Backbone Cable. Tiller owners should set the quantity of this cable to 0, below.

Better Connected™ 3 foot NMEA Cable (1 meter)

39 in stock (can be backordered)


Our NMEA 2000 Starter Kit is the very smallest kit you should consider.  After that, you should think about connecting your engine with one of our engine cables.

In addition to this kit, you may need additional cables to connect your fish finder.  For instance, many outboard motors require specific ( and sometimes multiple) cables to connect to the NMEA network.

Golden Channels sells more complete kits.  Here are our kits specifically for the following outboard engine manufacturers, each with options for various fish finders, too:

Tohatsu Outboard Cable Kits

Yamaha Outboard Cable Kits

Honda Outboard Cable Kits

Suzuki Outboard Cable Kits

Evinrude Cable Kits

Mercury Cable Kits


This kit gives you a connection that can go from the rear of your boat, to the command console.  Power can be supplied from either end.  Our power cable not only has a negative, and positive.

There is also an option to hook up a ground shield connection, if needed.  This can sometime improve reliability in situations where there is a large amount of power noise from other equipment in the boat.

This kit is a direct replacement for Lowrance Part Number 124-69, and Garmin Part Number 010-11442-00,  and has more parts than Ancor part number 270203.

Our NMEA 2000 Starter Kit cables all use high quality PVC insulated cable.  The power pairs and signal pairs are also shielded to prevent interference.  A separate ground “drain” wire in the middle of the cable ensures a consistent ground signal level for the entire length of the cable.

You cannot buy a better NMEA 2000 Starter Kit for this price.

We also have all sorts of additional cabling sets.  Many of the industry standard outboards and fish finder combinations can be simply bought as a complete kit.

Golden Channels also offers custom kits for your fishfinder and engine combination.

Installation Information:

Golden Channels YouTube Channel

These cables come with a two year free, no questions asked replacement warranty.  See our warranty terms section on our website for details.

If you have any questions, we love to help.  Feel free to contact us here:

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Additional information

Weight 1.3 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 9 × 1 in

Better Connected™ NMEA Power Cable

Integral Fuse

Fused, Unfused

Better Connected™ NMEA Tee



Better Connected™ NMEA Backbone Cable (10'/3m, 15'/5m 20'/7m)

Cable Length

10 foot, 15 foot, 20 foot


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