NMEA 2000 is the marine standard for data communication between marine instruments. NMEA 2000 connects multiple instruments together (Sensors, Sonar, GPS, and Multi-Function Displays etc), regardless of brand for the purpose of sharing and/or displaying user selectable data with any or all other display instruments installed on the NMEA 2000 network. 

FUSION has introduced NMEA 2000 connectivity to the 750 Series Marine Entertainment Systems and 205 Series. Adding NMEA 2000 connectivity is the logical progression of the FUSION True-Marine™ standard and further cements FUSION as the Marine Entertainment Standard.

Connecting your 750 Series or MS-RA205 to a NMEA 2000 Network requires additional cabling. Configuration is dependent on the FUSION marine stereo and FUSION wired remote control being incorporated into the network. We recommend you have a professional install your system.

The FUSION NMEA 2000 mico connectors and T-Connectors follow the NMEA 2000 standard and are compatible with other NMEA 2000 micro connectors, cables and supported NMEA 2000 devices.

FUSION offers a drop cable to combine any stereo or remote combination together, whether you're utilizing a NMEA 2000 network or a stand alone FUSION network. Please contact your local FUSION rep for further advice and to order any of these cables


+ What is NMEA 2000?

NMEA 2000 is a set of marine electronics standards enabling a Multi-Talk/Multi-Listen network. This means, there can be different manufacturer's devices on a vessel sending and receiving data simultaneously.

This is an open network based on Controller Area Network. The network controls electronics, electrical, and engine data all on the same network. One advantage for NMEA 2000 is data and power can both be carried on one cable.

The data is transferred at 250 kilobytes a second which is fifty times faster than it is with NMEA 0183. NMEA 2000 incorporates standard connectors and cables for use among all manufacturers adhering to this standard. This makes NMEA 2000 a "Plug and Play" system with a real time data stream.

For more information on NMEA 2000, visit NMEA's website at

+ What FUSION marine devices and accessories are NMEA 2000 Compatible?

FUSION makes devices that are NMEA 2000 compatible. These devices use NMEA 2000 to communicate with each other. NMEA 2000 is a faster language protocol than NMEA 0183 and will allow much more data to be shared between devices.
Here is a list of NMEA 2000 compatible FUSION products:

• MS-IP700 Marine Stereo for iPod

• MS-IP700i True Marine Entertainment System for iPod

• MS-AV700 Marine DVD Stereo

• MS-AV700i True Marine Entertainment System for DVD

• MS-NRX200 Remote Control and NMEA 2000 Display

• MS-NRX200i Remote Control and NMEA 2000 Display

• MS-RA205 True Marine Stereo

+ What are my options for connecting FUSION remote controls to FUSION stereos?

MS-NRX200 Marine Wired Remote Controls can be installed throughout the vessel to provide full control of multiple FUSION Marine Stereos, creating flexible zone control and NMEA2000 monitoring solutions. The MS-NRX200 is a plug and play device with two connection options.

Connect the remote control to your FUSION Marine Stereo with the standard cable kit provided with your purchase. The standard cable kit supplied with your product in NOT NMEA 2000 compatible.

1 x 6M Extension Cable
2 x T-Connector
1 x Terminator (Male)
1 x Terminator (Female)

Note: If you install the remote control using the standard FUSION cable kit provided with the remote control, NMEA2000 repeater functions are not available

An existing NMEA 2000 network can be used to connect the remote control to your FUSION Marine Stereo. FUSION NMEA2000 connection kits are available separately for this purpose.

The FUSION cable kit MS-N2KCONN will be required for each FUSION device connected to the NMEA2000 network.
MS-N2KCONN - NMEA2000 Connection Pack
1 x NMEA2000 T-Connector
1 x Drop Cable FUSION to NMEA2000 Micro-C5

The remote control can be configured to display available NMEA2000 data on the network such as water depth, vessel speed and basic navigation data. Refer to xxxxx for a full list NMEA 2000 sentences displayed by the remote control.

+ What NMEA 2000 data does my NRX-200 Remote Control Display?

127250: Vessel Heading (Magnetic Heading, Correction, Deviation)
128259: Speed Water referenced (Speed Water, Speed Ground)
128267: Water Depth (Depth at transducer, transducer offset)
129025: Position Rapid Update (Latitude, Longitude)
129026: COG & SOG Rapid Update
129029: GNSS Position Data (Date, Time, Latitude, Longitude, Altitude)
130306: Wind Data (Speed, Direction, Reference)
130310: Environmental Parameters (Water Temperature, Outside Ambient Air Temp, Atmospheric pressure)
130311: Environmental Parameters (Deprecated) (Temperature Instance, Humidity Instance, Temp, Humidity, Atmospheric Pressure)
130312: Temperature (Instance, Source, Actual)
130314: Actual Pressure
130577: Direction Data (Course Over Ground, Speed Over Ground, Heading, Speed Through Water)
129284: Navigation Data (ETA)

+ What marine devices or accessories are powered by the NMEA 2000 network?

FUSION uses the NMEA 2000 network to share data between devices and remote control devices. Our head units are powered using a directly connected power cable that is connected to the power source of the boat. Our NRX200 remote controls are powered from the NMEA 2000 network.

• MS-IP700 Marine Stereo for iPod (powered directly from supplied power cable)
• MS-AV700 Marine DVD Stereo (powered directly from supplied power cable)
• MS-NRX200 Remote Control and NMEA 2000 Display (powered from the NMEA 2000 network)

+ How many devices can be connected to a NMEA 2000 Network?

The NMEA 2000 network will work properly as long as there is no more than 3 VDC drop in the supply voltage between the power source and the NMEA 2000 device located farthest from the power source on the NMEA 2000 network. To determine the voltage drop in your NMEA2000 network your certified NMEA 2000 installer will use the following equation:

Voltage Drop = Cable resistance (ohms/m) x Distance (from the battery to the farthest device, in metres) x Network Load x 0.1

Network Load equals the sum of Load Equivalent Numbers (LEN) between the battery and the end of the network. The LEN for each device should be visible on the device or provided in the device documentation.

+ What is the maximum length of NMEA 2000 cable that can be used to connect my device to a T-Connector

The maximum length of a NMEA 2000 cable that is used to connect any device or accessory to a T-Connector is 6 metres (20 feet).

If a 6 metre cable is not long enough to connect the device or accessory to the T-Connector, a longer NMEA 2000 backbone cable will need to be connected into the backbone of the NMEA 2000 network. This cable would be installed between two T-Connectors in the NMEA 2000 backbone. The distance between any two points on a NMEA 2000 network must not exceed 100 m (328ft).

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