GPS NMEA to analog paddlewheel signal converter for standard
135.00 EUR 121.50 EUR
With the GPS NMEA to analog paddlewheel signal converter
GPLS012 you no longer use any through-hull transducer with
your speed log. The device reads your speed over ground
from the GPRMC NMEA sentence sent by the GPS. It creates a
pulsed signal identical to that of a transducer and
transmits it to the speed log or the navstation . All the
functions of the speed log are avalaible. More the speed
log displays now the speed and distance over the ground
which is more accurate than the water speed.
If you only need to display the speed over ground of the
boat on a repeater, you do not even need to have a speed
log device. You can connect directly an analog repeater
(digital or hand) to the GPLS012 to obtain a display of
the speed anywhere on the boat.
Traditional mounting of a
speed log without using of a GPLS012:
Traditional mounting of a speed log with a
through-hull transducer and a repeater at the helm. The
transducer is very sensitive to algae and shells that can
block it. Its accuracy is affected by the degree of
soiling of the hull. The display of the speed and the
distance are not reliable. Frequent cleaning of the
transducer is essential.
Mounting of a speed log
interfaced with a GPS by a GPLS012 device:
The through-hull transducer is no longer used. The speed
log device uses the speed over ground provided by the GPS.
There is no longer risk of blocking of the paddlewheel,
the accuracy is increased. Safety is enhanced by the
removal of a hole in the hull. All functions of the speed
log are available. The repeater in the cocktpit remains
connected to the speed log. The speed log works now with
the speed and the distance over the ground which is more
accurate than the water speed.
Mounting of a GPLS012 without
speed log device nor transducer to display the GPS speed
over ground on a external repeater:
The repeater is connected directly to the GPLS012 device
which is connected to the GPS. No need of a through-hull
transducer, no hole in the hull, no need of a speed log
device. You can use any analog repeater with hand or
numbers. This is the cheapest solution.