Help! Garmin echomap 45cv setup and installation

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Help! Garmin echomap 45cv setup and installation

Post by Sebb » Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:09 pm

So I just bought this Garmin echomap 45cv from BCF.
It has 4 cables. I know red and black are for power (to the battery). But what's with the blue and brown cables?

No manual in the box and I found the pdf version from the website. Says for NMEA 1083 compliant device.
What is this device? Whatever it is, it's not in the box.

I connected the black and red to a battery and turned it on, the map screen says no gps signal.

What am I missing?? Help!
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Re: Help! Garmin echomap 45cv setup and installation

Post by sandef » Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:44 pm

Go into settings look for gps source select local

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Re: Help! Garmin echomap 45cv setup and installation

Post by sandef » Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:48 pm

Are you in the garage you to go outside with clear view of the sky

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Re: Help! Garmin echomap 45cv setup and installation

Post by Sebb » Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:58 pm

sandef wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:48 pm
Are you in the garage you to go outside with clear view of the sky
I was sitting in my living room with the back sliding door open. Probably the cause?
sandef wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:44 pm
Go into settings look for gps source select local
The pdf manual is terrible. I'm gonna have to look for it.

Thanks. I'll try to turn it on outside.
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Re: Help! Garmin echomap 45cv setup and installation

Post by re-tyred » Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:06 pm

The nmea wires are to connect to another device like an auto pilot or VHF radio, for position on the radio. You will not need them. You will definately need to be outside with a clear view of the sky for the gps to work
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Re: Help! Garmin echomap 45cv setup and installation

Post by sandef » Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:45 pm

Sebb wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:09 pm
So I just bought this Garmin echomap 45cv from BCF.
It has 4 cables. I know red and black are for power (to the battery). But what's with the blue and brown cables?

No manual in the box and I found the pdf version from the website. Says for NMEA 1083 compliant device.
What is this device? Whatever it is, it's not in the box.

I connected the black and red to a battery and turned it on, the map screen says no gps signal.

What am I missing?? Help!
Is the sounder working Sebb

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Re: Help! Garmin echomap 45cv setup and installation

Post by Sebb » Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:26 pm

sandef wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:45 pm
Is the sounder working Sebb
Haven't tried since. Just got back from camping (no fishing).
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Re: Help! Garmin echomap 45cv setup and installation

Post by purple5ive » Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:30 pm

Sebb wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:09 pm

Says for NMEA 1083 compliant device.
What is this device? Whatever it is, it's not in the box.

it is not a device, its an Older type electrical Network system for marine electronics to connect compatible devices to recognize and talk to each other.
the new version of that is called nema 2000, basically a plug and play network system for marine electronics.
it will not be in the box, its a totally seperate system altogethere which needs to be purchased and installed seperately.
think of it like a network for you PC that you connect to and access info from other pcs etc etc

as for why its not locking onto a GPS satellite, im not familiar with these units so i cant help there, sorry.
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Re: Help! Garmin echomap 45cv setup and installation

Post by Sebb » Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:33 pm

sandef wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:45 pm
Is the sounder working Sebb
Tested it outside on my backyard (open area) and yeah the gps worked.

Thanks for all the helps fellas.
Now I'm just gonna tape the blue and maroon/pink cable with the other cables since they're not needed to be connected.
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