Furuno TZTL12F connect AP11

Furuno TZTL12F connect AP11

Postby trit21 » Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:22 pm

I am thinking of switch my current setup for a Furuno TZTL12F. I would like to know if it is possible to connect my old AP11 to the New TZTL12F using maybe the Actisense NMEA0183 to NMEA 2000 converter. I know Furuno has one but it seems they don't input the heading sensor HDM which is what the AP11 uses while the Actisense does. BUT, what other signals are required to allow the AP11 to interface with the TZTL12F and operate correctly? APA, APB, etc. I just don't know and the AP11 manual does not specify which are required sentence inputs from a chartplotter.

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Re: Furuno TZTL12F connect AP11

Postby Johnny Electron » Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:12 pm

For older pilots, especially those that need older versions of NMEA 0183 like version 1.5; I highly recommend the Actisense. It is normally a matter of building a basic NMEA 2000 bus (can be done with the FI5002) and then connecting the Furuno and your Actisense to the bus. You would turn on at least the following PGNs from your Furuno.
-Navigation data
-Waypoint and Route Navigation Data
-Cross track error
If your TZT is your source of GPS, you will also turn on
-Position rapid update
-SOG/COG rapid update
-Date & Time
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