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[CA11] Radar cable connectors
09-03-19, 07:24 AM (This post was last modified: 09-10-19 12:20 PM by Chuck - Raymarine - Moderator.)
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[CA11] Radar cable connectors
Hi all,

This may not be possible but worth a try. The radar cable is run from the radar all the way down the mast and then to the e97 display in the cockpit ( the vessel is a 44' catamaran). In the cockpit the cable is split with the power connected to a 12V power supply and the other end ( which is a RJ45 fitting ) to a RJ45-RJ45 connector and an RJ45 - Raynet adaptor cable running from the junction box to the MFD.

Now the issues are:

1.) The end fitting ( which is aluminium ) is quite corroded on the radar end.

2.) The cable run is very long and next time they plan to unstep the mast, someone will have to cut the cable.

Questions:

1.) Does raymarine make replacement plugs to cut and remake the plug at the radar end? ( there is lot's of excess cable available)
2.) What would be the best way to offer a quick unplug at the base of the mast.

In my mind the long way would be:

1.) Replace entire cable with a shorter length that reaches the base of the mast then using an RJ45 - RJ45 coupler extend the RJ45 to where it was before.

2.) find another 12V power suply closer to the base of the mast.

This method would require a very tedious cable removal and replacement so hoping there is another way.

Many thanks for the help!

Rom
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09-10-19, 12:28 PM
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RE: [CA11] Radar cable connectors
Welcome to the Raymarine Forum Rom,

Q1.) Does raymarine make replacement plugs to cut and remake the plug at the radar end? ( there is lot's of excess cable available)
A1. Negative. However, as indicated within the FAQ found here, the corroded RJ45 plug may be removed and replaced with a commonly available shielded RJ45 plug. It is recommended that Raymarine's R32142 RJ45 to RJ45 Waterproof Coupler be used to join the two cables.

Q2.) What would be the best way to offer a quick unplug at the base of the mast.
A2. Please click here to view a FAQ addressing this subject ... particularly the section dealing with sailboat masts.
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10-02-19, 08:38 AM
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RE: [CA11] Radar cable connectors
Thanks!
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10-02-19, 09:27 AM
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RE: [CA11] Radar cable connectors
You're welcome.
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