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Furuno AIS Transponders

Connect your Furuno AIS Transponder to your PC

Furuno AIS Transponder FA-100, Connection to PC

On the backside of the FA100 unit there is an DB9 (9-pin) connector marked "Extra I/O". It uses pin1 and pin2 for data transmission, which have to be connected to pin2 and pin5 respectively of the serial port of the PC (9-pin RS-232 port).

FA100 pin 1 -> Pin 2 on PC
FA100 pin 2 -> Pin 5 on PC

Alternatively, Furuno proposes the cabling displayed on the two following figures:

Connection between FA100 to PC (RS232)Connection between FA100(RS422) to PC (RS232)

Furuno AIS Transponder FA-150

On the backside of the FA150 unit there is an DB9 (9-pin) connector marked "PC". A conventional serial cable (RS-232) must be used to connect it to the serial port of a PC.

FA150 pin 2 -> Pin 2 on PC
FA100 pin 2 -> Pin 5 on PC