QK-A032-S NMEA 2000/0183 Bi-directional Gateway + WiFi

123.57 (102.98 excl. VAT)

  • Connects NMEA 2000 network to NMEA 0183 instruments or devices
  • Converts NMEA 0183 sentences to NMEA 2000 PNGs and vice versa
  • WiFi access to your combined data both with and without a router
  • USB connection
  • Standard version (A032-S) and AIS converting version(A032-AIS) available.

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Description

Description

NMEA 2000 converter

The QK-A032 bi-directional gateway provides straight forward connection of NMEA 0183 equipment to NMEA 2000 networks.

The Bi-directional gateway will let you:

  • Connect NMEA 0183 equipment to your and NMEA 2000 bus
  • Converts NMEA protocols in both directions, 0183 to 2000 and 2000 to 0183
  • View the combined data through a chart plotter or USB and WiFi to your laptop, tablet or smart phone.

Connect 0183 equipment to the high-speed world of N2K networking. Cross-protocol connectivity and conversions allows you to use both NMEA protocols on your boat.

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Features

  • Converts the most common NMEA 0183 sentences into NMEA 2000 PGNs
  • Converts the most common NMEA 2000 PGNs into NMEA 0183 sentences
  • WiFi/USB NMEA messages output
  • Pre-fitted cables for ease of instalation
  • WiFi supports Ad-hoc and station mode (Connects Wirelessly ‘peer to peer’ without a router or through a router to all connected devices)
  • Configurable baud rate (default baud rate is set to 4800bps, but configurable using Configuration software)
  • Galvanic Opto-isolation on NMEA 0183 input and NMEA 2000 CAN bus connection
  • Free Firmware updates provided when new features and conversions are added
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS iphone (Configuration and updates require a Windows PC with USB port)
  • Can also connect to older RS232 products through optional Protocol Bridge (AS03). For more information, read below

 

Check the table in the manual for the sentences/PNGs that your equipment requires.

Please note: This product is the A032-S Standard version. For AIS converting go to QK-A032+AIS

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FAQ – How to connect NMEA0183 RS422 to older RS232 devices.

This product uses the NMEA 0183-RS422 protocol (differential signal), however some older chart plotters or instruments may use the older NMEA-RS232 protocol (Single-ended signal).

To ensure A032-S compatibility with any older NMEA0183 device, check if your device uses NMEA0183 RS422 or RS232

  • NMEA0183 RS422 devices’ wiring is compatible ‘out of the box’
  • NMEA0183 RS232 will require a Protocol Bridge (AS03) to connect your wiring

 

Connecting the A032-S to an older (RS232) instrument or chartplotter is not a problem, simply order the QK-AS03 Protocol Bridge. Our QK-AS03 Protocol Bridge connects NMEA-RS232 wiring to MNEA0183-RS422 and vice versa, using a simple ‘Plug ‘n’ Play’ connection, with no setup or configuration needed.

You will probably need an AS03 if you are connecting to an older Garmin, Raymarine or Standard Horizon device. The easiest way to check, is to look at the input/output connections on the device that you will connect the multiplexer to. If the input/output connections on your device (Chart plotter, depth reader, etc.) have a TX, RX or GND connection, use a protocol bridge.

If in doubt contact us for advice.

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In the box:

  • 1 x QK-A032-S
  • 1 x USB cable (not pictured)
  • 1 x CD containing Manuals, Configuration Software and driver
  • 1 x Setup Guidebook

This product now includes a dual band WiFi antenna (AS05) as standard.

NMEA 0183 to NMEA 2000 converter

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Available to add to your order:

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Help and Support

For any technical questions regarding this product, you can visit the forum at https://www.quark-elec.com/forum/ and ask us your question,  it’s regularly checked by our technical team and your question may already have been answered there.

Alternatively, contact us directly, with details of your set up and we will be happy to help.

 

Useful Links:

Manual / Drivers

Manual / Drivers

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Setup Guide

QK-A032 Basic Setup Overview.

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Manual

Detailed technical specifications. (The ‘Technical Application Note’)

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Drivers

The QK-A032-S comes preloaded with drivers.

The device driver is a file that lets the computer know the configurations and specification of the AIS receiver. In case you’ve had software issues, the driver can be downloaded below.

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Configuration Software

The configuration software is for configuring the A032-S.

How to use configuration software ?

Below is our ‘step by step’ guide

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AIS Receiver comparison guide

AIS Receiver comparison guide

For mobile view and PDF click here

FeaturesA021A022A023A024/026A027A028A051
DescriptionFunctionEntry level AIS
Single channel
auto-hopping

USB dongle
Compact portable dual
channel AIS
receiver

Outputs to USB
Compact entry level WiFi AIS receiver

Single channel auto-hopping

Outputs WiFi and USB
Dual channel AIS receiver
(+GPS in A026)

Combines AIS (+GPS) and NMEA 0183 input

Outputs WiFi, USB and NMEA 0183
Dual channel AIS+GPS receiver, with SeaTalkTM to NMEA converter

Combines AIS, GPS and SeaTalkTM input

Outputs WiFi, USB and
NMEA 0183
NMEA 2000 AIS receiver + GPS

Outputs USB, NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000
WiFi AIS Transponder
Class B

Outputs WiFi, USB and 2 x NMEA 0183
INPUT
connections
AIS dual channel
AIS channel hopping. (A single channel receiver that ‘hops’ between two AIS channels)[1]
AIS sensitivity (@30% PER)-104dBm -105dBm -104dBm -105dBm -104dBm -105dBm -109dBm
AIS range[2] up to...12nm 12nm12nm22nm20nm 20nm40nm
AIS antenna connectionSMA
(+BNC
adaptor)
SMA
(+BNC
adaptor)
BNCBNCBNCBNCSO239
NMEA 0183 input
SeaTalkTM bus input (SeaTalk
converting)
GPS module integrated
(requires GPS antenna)

SMA (A026 only)

SMA

SMA

TNC
Power source Powered throughUSBUSBUSBUSBSeaTalkTM bus (12V)N2K bus (12V)12V - 35V
MultiplexingMultiplexing
(A024) AIS+NMEA
(A026) AIS+GPS+NMEA

AIS+GPS+SeaTalk

AIS and GPS
OUTPUT
connections
USB NMEA 0183 output
NMEA 0183 output (RS422)✓x2
RS422 + RS232
NMEA 2000 network
WiFiAd-hoc and Station modes
Option to disable WiFi
Configuration
Configuration through USB
port. Configuration requires
Windows PC
not requirednot required
Compatible
devices and
software
Windows/Mac/Linux
through USB
Chart Plotters
Android/iOSUSB OTGUSB OTGWiFiWiFiWiFiWiFi
[1] Manually adjustable hopping interval rates (0.25 seconds, 1 second, 30 seconds and auto-hopping) Channel hopping will increase the number of messages received, in comparison with single channel receivers. However, part of some multi-AIS messages may be lost, due to the hopping nature of the product. If both the quantity and the completeness of AIS messages is important to you, we recommend the dual channel receivers.
[2] Mounted on a masthead, 20 feet above sea level.
* SeaTalk™ is a registered trademark of Raymarine.

Multiplexer comparison guide

Multiplexer comparison guide

For mobile view and PDF click here

FeaturesA033A034A032A031A027A024/026


DescriptionFunctionBi-directional Multiplexer with SeatalkTM converter

Combines up to 3 NMEA 0183 inputs with SeatalkTM, WiFi and USB input

Outputs NMEA 0183, WiFi and USB
NMEA 0183 x 3 to 2000 Gateway with SeaTalkTM converter

Combines up to 3 MNEA 0183 inputs with
SeaTalkTM

Outputs WiFi, USB and
MNEA 2000
NMEA 2000/0183

Bi-directional Gateway

Combines NMEA 2000/0183

Outputs WiFi, USB and NMEA 2000/0183

(AIS and non AIS versions)
NMEA 0183 and SeaTalkTM multiplexer

Combines up to 3 MNEA 0183 inputs with SeaTalkTM

Outputs WiFi, USB and
MNEA 0183
Dual channel AIS receiver, multiplexer, SeaTalkTM to NMEA converter

Combines AIS, GPS and SeaTalkTM

Outputs WiFi, USB and
NMEA 0183
Dual channel AIS
receiver, multiplexer

Combines AIS, and
NMEA 0183

Outputs WiFi, USB and NMEA
0183
INPUT
connections
NMEA 0183 input✓x3✓x3✓x3✓x1
NMEA 2000 input
SeaTalkTM bus input (SeaTalk
converting)
AIS receiver integrated
(requires GPS antenna)
✓ Dual channel

BNC connection
✓ Dual channel

BNC connection
GPS module integrated
(requires GPS antenna)

SMA

SMA (A026 only)
OUTPUT
connections
USB (NMEA 0183 format) output✓2 way ✓2 way
NMEA 0183 output (RS422)✓x2
NMEA 2000 network
Power source Powered through12V - 35VN2K bus (12V)N2K bus (12V)12V - 35VSeaTalkTM bus (12V)USB
MultiplexingMultiplexing
AIS+GPS+SeaTalkTM
✓(A024) AIS+NMEA
(A026)AIS+GPS+NMEA
Routing
Filtering
WiFiAd-hoc and Station modes✓2 way ✓2 way
Option to disable WiFi
Configuration
Configuration through USB
port. Configuration requires
Windows PC
Compatible
devices and
software
Windows/Mac/Linux
through USB
Chart Plotters
Android/iOSWiFiWiFiWiFiWiFiWiFiWiFi
* SeaTalk™ is a registered trademark of Raymarine.

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