Digital Matter is currently developing a G120 Iridium Harness for easy connection to the Iridium Edge.
The Iridium Edge has a male M12-8 connector.
The G120 Iridium harness features a 24 way connector - for connection on the G120 side.
The necessary wires needed to connect to the Edge are terminated with a female M12-8 connector. For easy plug and play operation.
If you wish to make your own harness, you will need to source a female M12-8 connector.
The connector on the Iridium edge is IP67 rated, so it is worth ensuring that the female for the G120 side is also IP67 rated to ensure the rating is maintained across the connection.
Connections are as follows.
|Iridium Edge Pin||G120 Pin||Comment|
|5 (External Power)||24 (Ext Power), or loose||The Power pin on the edge can be joined to the one on the G120, so the installer only needs to connect 1 wire to power. |
Or it can be left loose and both the Edge and G120 power must be connected.
|2 (Ground)||20 (Ground) - Black wire||Any ground on the G120 harness can be used as they are equivalent.|
20 is convenient though.
|3 (Edge RX)||22 (G120 TX)|
|4 (Edge TX)||21 (G120 TX)|
|6 (On/Off)||11 (Switched Ground 1)|
Iridium Edge Connector.
Pin out for the Iridium Edge connector (looking into the connector) is as follows.
The numbers in brackets relate to the G120 pin as above.
NB - the Iridium Edge needs to be mounted with a clear view of the sky. It is worth creating a harness long enough to allow this. Typically 2m between the G120 and edge should be enough for most vehicles.