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Radomes and Open Array Radar for C/E-Series Widescreen MFDs
11-10-16, 09:56 AM (This post was last modified: 01-10-17 03:55 PM by Chuck - Raymarine - Moderator.)
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Radomes and Open Array Radar for C/E-Series Widescreen MFDs
Radomes and Open Array Radar for C/E-Series Widescreen MFDs

The C/E-Series Widescreen MFDs are compatible with the following currently manufactured radomes and open array radar pedestals, which may be purchased/ordered from an authorized Raymarine dealer:
- RD418D 4kW 18" Radome (retired)
- RD424D 4kW 24" Radome (retired)
- RD418HD 4kW 18" HD Radome
- RD424HD 4kW 24" HD Radome
- E52069E 4kW HD Open Array Pedestal
- E92160E 12kW HD Open Array Pedestal
- E52081E 4kW Super HD Open Array Pedestal
- E52082E 12kW Super HD Open Array Pedestal

Raymarine offers the following Digital Radar Cables and Digital Radar Extension Cables which purchased/ordered from an authorized Raymarine Dealer:
- A55076D 5m Digital Radar Cable w/RJ45 (M) plug
- A55077D 10m Digital Radar Cable w/RJ45 (M) plug
- A55078D 15m Digital Radar Cable w/RJ45 (M) plug
- A55079D 25m Digital Radar Cable w/RJ45 (M) plug
- A80227 5m Digital Radar Cable w/RayNet (F) plug
- A80228 10m Digital Radar Cable w/RayNet (F) plug
- A80229 15m Digital Radar Cable w/RayNet (F) plug
- A80230 25m Digital Radar Cable w/RayNet (F) plug
- A92141D 2.5m Digital Radar Cable Extension
- A55080D 5m Digital Radar Cable Extension
- A55081D 10m Digital Radar Cable Extension

Radar cables designed for use with the RD218, RD424, 2D, 4D, 5S, 7S, 9S, and 11S radomes and open array pedestal, as well as radar cables designed for use with radome and open array pedestals introduced prior to these are not compatible with Quantum/Digital/HD Digital Radomes and HD/SuperHD Open Array Pedestals. The Digital/HD Digital Radome or HD/SuperHD Open Array Pedestal will be interfaced to the system via Digital Radar Cable. Digital Radar Cable should not be cut. In sailing vessels, it is recommended that a Digital Radar Extension Cable should be chased from the radar scanner’s power / communications interface port to the base of the mast, pole mount or backstay. This will permit the Digital Radar Extension Cable to be quickly and cleanly disconnected from the vessel's wiring should the , pole mount, backstay mount, etc. be removed. The Digital Radar Extension Cable will be connected to an appropriate length of Digital Radar Cable w/RayNet (F) plug. A Digital Radar Extension Cable would not typically be used on a power boat unless mounted on an arch or tower would was intended to be removed. In most power boat installations, the Digital Radar Cable will be plugged directly into the Digital Radome's power / communications interface port.

Should the current system feature a SeaTalkhs Network Switch or SR6 Sirius Satellite Weather/Radio Receiver / Network Switch featuring an unused port, then the Digital Radar Cable will be interfaced to power and may be adapted to mate to the network switch’s RJ45 socket via an assembly constructed from an A80160 RayNet (M) to RayNet (M) Cable Joiner and an appropriate length of RayNet (F) to RJ45 Cable (M). The C/E-Series Widescreen MFD will then be interfaced to the network switch via an appropriate length of SeaTalkhs(M) to RJ45 Cable (M).

Should the current system not feature a SeaTalkhs Network Switch or SR6 Sirius Satellite Weather/Radio Receiver / Network Switch, then the Digital Radar Cable will in turn be interfaced to power and to the SeaTalkHS port of the C/E-Series Widescreen MFD via an A80272 RayNet (M) to SeaTalkhs (M) Adapter Cable. Alternatively, the Digital Radar Cable may be interfaced to an A80007 HS5 RayNet Network Switch which will in turn be interfaced to the SeaTalkHS port of the C/E-Series Widescreen MFD via cable assembly constructed from an appropriate length of RayNet RayNet (F) to RayNet (F) Cable and an A80272 RayNet (M) to SeaTalkhs (M) Adapter Cable. The latter method would typically be employed if the MFD lacks sufficient SeaTalkHSNetwork sockets to alone support interfacing all other devices featuring a RayNet/SeaTalkhs/Ethernet interface (ex. other C/E-Series Widescreen MFDs, DSM30/300 Sounder Module, Digital/HD Digital/SuperHD radar scanners, thermal cameras, etc.) and/or when seeking a central hub to interface products.

Should the C/E-Series Widescreen MFD be installed within a binnacle mounted pod, then it is recommended that the Digital Radar Cable terminate below decks where it will be interfaced to power. Terminating the Digital Radar Cable below decks will eliminate the need to run power leads up the binnacle tube(s). Should a network switch be installed onboard, then the Digital Radar Cable will be joined to the network switch. Should a network switch not be installed onboard, then the Digital Radar Cable may then be interfaced to the MFD via an appropriate length of RayNet RayNet (F) to RayNet (F) Cable and an A80272 RayNet (M) to SeaTalkhs (M) Adapter Cable.. Terminating the Digital Radar Cable below decks will eliminate the need to run power leads up the binnacle tube(s) and has the benefit of offering better environmental protection to cable/wire splices.

Tech Tip: when installing marine electronics in pods mounted to binnacle tubing, it is recommended that cables featuring plugs be chased before chasing cables featuring bare leads. Cables featuring the larger plugs should be chased before chasing cables featuring the smaller plugs. Cables featuring bare leads should be chased last. When chasing a cable featuring bare leads on one end and a plug on the other end, then end of the cable featuring the bare leads should be chased rather than the plug end of the cable. You may also want to consider removing all cables from binnacle tubing before installing new equipment to better facilitate chasing cable.

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