The Ultrasonic Portable Mini and Ultrasonic Portable Solar can be connected to the NMEA 0183/2000, Bluetooth and Wifi via NCP-HighEnd.
General configuration instructions
1- Connect the NCP via USB to your computer. Confirm the green light is on in the NCP box.
2- Look for the NCP wifi in the computer’s wifi options and connect to it by inputting the password found on the NCP.
3- Once connected, input the following IP address: 192.168.4.1 (found on the NCP).
4- Click on "Configuration Page".
5- In BLE Configuration, input the MAC address of the Portable unit (Portable Unit MAC is found on the Portable Mini/Solar box). Hit save. Disconnect the USB cable from the computer, wait a couple of seconds and reconnect it.
6- Refresh the IP page and click on the Status Page. You will see the NCP connected to the Portable MAC number you inputted.
7-To power the NCP_High-End, it needs to be connected to a power source. Connect the positive power cord to the +12 volts.
8-Connect the negative power to the GND (ground). The NCP is now powered.
9-Make sure the green LED is lit. If it isn’t, it’s not connected to power.
Option 1: NCP_High-End to NMEA 1083 Display. Instructions to connect the NCP_High-End to a NMEA 1083 Display.
With the power source turned off! (Do not disconnect the cables).
1-Take the Display Power cable and connect to the +12 volt in the NCP. Note: NMEA 0183 wire's colors may vary depending on display.
2-Connect the Display Ground cable to the 1.GND rapid connection in the NCP.
3-Create a bridge between the GND and the 1.GND.
4-Connect the 0183 Input to 1.485+ and and 0183 Output to 1.485 -.
5-Turn on the power to the power source and the NCP and the NMEA 0183 Display are now connected and communicating.
Note: It is the same to connect to Port 1 or Port 2. Make sure that whatever port you have chosen is at 4800 bauds in the Configuration Page of the NCP.
Option 2: NCP_High-end to NMEA 2000 Display. Instructions to connect to a NMEA 2000 Display
Option 3: NCP_High-End to Anemotracker App. Instructions to connect the Ultrasonic Portable Solar/Mini via Bluetooth from the NCP_High-End to the Anemotracker App
1-On your mobile device, turn on Bluetooth and GPS.
2-Open Anemotracker App, allow app permissions and in the Settings Menu, click on Scan.
3-Find the NCP in available Bluetooth devices and select it. You can find it under the name NMEA 5.0.
4-Once connected, you can see wind data in the app.
Option 4: NCP_High-end to Wifi. Instructions to connect the NCP_High-End to Wifi
1-Connect the NCP via USB to your computer. Confirm the green light is on in the NCP box.
2-Look for the NCP wifi in the computer’s wifi options and connect to it by inputting the password found on the NCP.
3-Once connected, input the following IP address: 192.168.4.1 (found on the NCP).
4-Click on Configuration Page.
5-In Wifi Station Config, input your Wifi network address in the section ‘Wifi ESSID’ and the Wifi network password in the section ‘Wifi Pass.
6-Hit Save and a new page will appear. Click on the link: ‘Return to config page.
*The user may optionally set a Static Wifi Configuration in the IP configuration section. The static address, the gateway, the Netmask and the DNS address can be set. (Recommended for advanced users).
7-Disconnect the NCP from the USB port, wait 1-2 seconds and connect it to its power source. Now you can get wind data from the NCP through your wifi network.
Alternatively, you can watch this video in which we will show you these 4 different configuration options :
You can have a look at the NMEA Connect Plus connections, specifications and documentation.