unit fa1501



how or what do i need to connect a garmin 540 to transponder unit fa1501 to display ais on Garmin 540

Johnny Electron

Staff member
You would need to talk to Garmin support about the input wiring color code on that unit because I found the manual to have conflicting color codes in the installation manual. I don't want to lead you wrong. There are also many software settings in the Garmin to setup the unit for proper high speed 0183/AIS.

The FA1501 processor of the Furuno FA150 AIS can provide the required AIS data to the garmin via com2, pin 1 (+) and pin 2 (-). I also recommend that the high speed jumper wire be on the port (shorting wire between pin 7 and 8 on the com2).

The FA150 is a commercial IMO regulated unit, so if you need to re-flag the unit or get into the protected settings you must contact your authorized Furuno dealer.