The YDWG-02 is a tiny NMEA2000 router available in two versions to transmit data from sensors and instruments connected to either a NMEA2000 network or a Raymarine SeaTalkNG network via Wi-Fi to mobile devices (tablets, smartphones, computers). These data can be displayed in a majority of NMEA compatible applications such as Weather4D Routing & Navigation, SailGrib, iNavX, iSailor, etc.
A bidirectional Wi-Fi router
The YDWG-02N device is fitted with a NMEA2000 Micro C male connector, and the YDWG-02R is fitted with a SeaTalkNG female connector. The YDWG-02 includes a bidirectional converter between the NMEA 2000 and NMEA0183 protocols that enables it to transfer data to applications supporting the NMEA0183 protocol on mobile devices. The NMEA data on the network can be transmitted over Wi-Fi by three independent configurable data servers, working in either transmit, receive, or bidirectional mode. Applications can therefore simultaneously receive and send their own data over the NMEA2000 or SeaTalkNG network, such as navigation data to control an autopilot.
Built-in Wi-Fi access point
The router creates its own Wi-Fi network (access point mode, by default), with a range of about 30 meters in open space, but it can also be connected to a Wi-Fi network already on board (client mode). For security reasons, the name of the Wi-Fi access point (SSID) can be changed, as well as the connection password.
The YDWG-02, like all other devices of the brand, is provided with an integrated web server, which allows easy configuration and possible firmware updates from any web browser on a computer or mobile device over Wi-Fi. The easiest way is to use the first server enabled by default, choose the transmission protocol (TCP or UDP), and the direction of transmission. All that remains is to connect the device to a connector on the network ( T or 5-Way connector).
In the settings interface, filters on each server allow to accept or block data received in both directions to avoid loops or redundancies. A setting offers different ways to calculate the true wind, if it is not provided by the instruments or applications. Special options are also provided for controlling Raymarine autopilots, as well as specific sensors using XDR sentences.
Configurable instrument web pages
The web interface also includes four configurable instrument repeaters pages that allow real-time visualization of data using a web browser on a computer, tablet or smartphone. It also displays the flow of NMEA scrolling sentences.
- Power supply: 7-17 V. via NMEA2000/ SeaTalkNG network - Max. power consumption 43 mA - LEN = 1 - Dimensions : L. 54 mm (excluding connector) D. 20 mm - Weight: 18 gr - Operating temperature : -20°/+55°