The Blink Marine PG8 is a gateway module designed to provide customers with additional, simple interface solutions to their Digital
Switching Systems at a low cost. PG8 is a perfect integration solution whether you are wanting:
– greater versatility of bespoke choice in switch types and dash appearance
– additional inputs (digital or analogue)
– low power outputs
All while still enjoying all the benefits of CANbus digital power distribution.


  • Switch Versatility
    The PG8 is a great way to extend the versatility and flexibility of selection in switch types, sensors and dash layouts, yet continue to enjoy all the benefits of digital power distribution. This includes dual control stations, remote trip re-setting and reduced cabling. All of this is available with one low-cost interface gateway. Every range or model that requires a dash layout change becomes a simple process utilizing the same hardware, leaving all the feature enhancements and interconnectivity to new devices networked.

  • Digital/Analogue inputs
    The PG8 allows inclusion of up to 8 digital inputs and up to 4 analogue inputs to any given onboard CANbus system. This simplifies management of additional input signals from things such as sensors in a boat or motorhome application

  • Low power outputs
    Thanks to PG8 it is now also possible to manage up to 8 low current outputs (max 150mA), primarily attributed to switch indicator LEDs

Electrical Features

8 inputs that detect either open or switch to ground contacts

8 digital inputs
-Can also be configured as low power outputs
-Up to 4 circuits can be configured as analogue inputs

1 output for CANbus
– Can also be configured as RS-485

External status communication on the bus

Environmental Features

– Operating ambient temperature: -40°C to +85°C
– Storage ambient temperature: -40°C to +85°C
– Humidity: 0 to 98% (non-condensing)
– IP67 enclosure

Special Features

– CAN-bus compatible (CANopen/J1939 compliance available)



Supply Voltage 12-24V Nominal 8-32V
Standby Current <30mA per PME
Switch indicator current 150mA per indicator (internally limited)
Communication BUS CANbus (CANopen or J1939) or RS485


Connector Cinch 581-01-30-064
Mating connector Cinch 581-01-30-029
Housing/Cover 33% Glass Filled Polymer
PC Board 0.062” thick, Nema Grade FR-4, Double clad with 1oz copper


Operating Temperature -40°C to +85°C
Storage Temperature -40°C to +85°C
Humidity 0 to 98% (no condensation)
Ingress protection Rating IP67


Size mm/inches 63×130,3×42,3/2.33×5.12×1.66
Weight 185 gr

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