I have Raymarine ST60 transducers and instruments, a Raymarine ITC-5 (instrument transducer converter), a Raymarine s1 course computer, a Raymarine e7 multifunction display and NMEA 2000 tank sensors.
I have built a NMEA 2000 backbone and can attach the tank sensors directly to "T" drop connectors. I can attach the e7 to a "T" using a Devicenet adapter cable. I can attach the transducers to the ITC-5 unit directly.
Question1: The ITC-5 has two Seatalk NG backbone connectors and a Seatalk NG drop connector. Can it be connected to the backbone via a drop cable or does it have to be inline on the backbone? If the latter how does one connect a Seatalk NG backbone to a NMEA 2000 backbone?
Do I connect the s1 computer to the backbone (if so how) or do I have to connect it directly to the e7 unit? In either case does the s1 computer supply power to the network?
I thank you in advance for any help you can provide