DEVICE INSTRUCTIONS 


INSIDE YOUR PACKAGING YOU WILL FIND

  • Boatrax Box
  • GPS Antenna (Yellow Dot) 
  • Cellular Antenna (Green Dot)  
  • Reset Tool
  • N2K Isolator

YOU MIGHT NEED, IF NOT ALREADY OWN

  • NMEA 2000 Cable
  • NMEA 2000 Tee
  • NMEA 2000 Terminator
  • NMEA 2000 Power Cable

*Quantity of parts will depending on your boats already existing rigging 


ASSEMBLING YOUR DEVICE

  1. Find the antenna with the green dot and attach it to the connection with the greendot on the box. 
  2. Find the antenna with the yellow dot and attach it to the connection with the yellowdot on the box. 
  3. Connect the power cable if you wish to hardwire device to battery so it never turnsoff. 
  4. If you are planning on connecting sensors to your device connect the sensor cable.
  5. Connect your NMEA 2000 cable to the Boatrax Box.

INSTALLATION

WARNING: MAKE SURE DEVICE IS NOT POWERED ON UNTIL ALL CONNECTIONS ARE MADE. LASTCONNECTION TO BE MADE SHOULD BE CONNECTING DEVICE TO BATTERY POWER.

We recommend you use a Marine electrician to perform installation. 


There are two different ways to install your Boatrax Box and power the device from the NMEA Network:

OPTION 1: STANDARD N2K NETWORK WIRING

If your boat is completely rigged with NMEA 2000 find your N2K Backbone, add a Tee toextend it and connect a N2K cable from the Boatrax Box to the new T-Connector. The BoatraxBox will be powered by the NMEA Network only if the battery switch is on.


OPTION 2: ISOLATED N2K NETWORK WIRING

Create a N2K backbone with a N2K power cable connected directly to the battery and aseparate T-connector to connect the device. Use the N2K isolator (included in your package) toseparate the new backbone from the existing one. Connect the other end of the isolator to theexisting N2K backbone and allow the Boatrax Box to read messages from your existingnetwork. This type of wiring powers the Boatrax Box directly from the battery at all times.

NOTE: the N2K Power Isolator is used to ensure sources that could power the bus areseparated properly in the N2K network.


ACTIVATION

Find you Tag # in the back on your device, you will need that tag number in order to register it online.


After you have installed the device open your Mobile App, click onSign Up or Sign In (if you already have an account), fill out the required fields to create your account. Next you will need to create your boat by following the next 4 screens and fill out the required information. When done, a Congratulations screen will display with a link to “Activate Boatrax Box Device” Click on the link or button. Here is where you will be asked to enter theTag #. 


When finished, use the reset tool found in your packaging and click the reset button on your Boatrax Box. Wait for the Red Power light to make sure that the device is on. After a couple of minutes, the Green Light should turn on to indicate cellular connectivity. Make sure to check that your device shows connection in the mobile or web app.

USER MANUAL

The Red Power light indicates that it is connected to power and that the reset is in the on position and there is a power source available. (Device Internal Battery, Boats Battery, or NMEA2000 Network)


The Yellow NMEA light will flash only while it's receiving NMEA 2000 messages from the network. (Device can receive power from network and still not be receiving messages from the network).


The Green Net light will indicate that is connected to the Boatrax server through a cellular connection.