How does Orca connect to Garmin equipment?
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Orca supports connecting to a wide range of Garmin equipment including sensors and autopilots.

Which type of Garmin equipment is supported?

Garmin devices connect via NMEA 2000. Orca supports connecting to all Garmin that use NMEA 2000.

How do I verify that I have an NMEA 2000 network?

The easiest way to identify which boat network you have is by looking at the connectors behind your chartplotter, sensor, or instrument. If your network consists of T-shaped connectors such as below, you have NMEA 2000.

How do I connect to NMEA 2000 networks?

Orca connects directly to NMEA 2000 networks. You do not need any adapters or additional cables than those provided when you order an Orca Core.

Power will be supplied to the Orca Core via the NMEA 2000 network, making it a "plug-and-play" installation.

Do you have examples of specific Garmin devices that Orca supports?

The list below contains only examples of devices supported by Orca as a reference. Orca supports all NMEA 2000 and SimNet devices made by Navico.

  • Autopilots: Full control of GPH and Reactor series. See the autopilot article for details.

  • Wind: GND-10, GNX-series

  • Depth, temperature, and speed through water: GST, GNX, Smart Transducer, Intelliducer

  • Radar: Not yet supported – coming soon.

Contact hello@getorca.com if you have questions.

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