Vulcan 12 Chartplotter and Broadband 3G™ Radar Bundle
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B&GVulcan 12 Chartplotter and Broadband 3G™ Radar Bundle

Model # 18480350 | Mfg # 000-14156-001UPC # 9420024168059

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Vulcan 12 Chartplotter and Broadband 3G™ Radar Bundle

Name Value
Antenna Internal GPS Antenna
Diagonal Screen Size 12"
Dimensions 12.20" Width x 8.63" Height x 3.26" Depth
Display Shape Horizontal
Display Color Color
Display Type High Visibility WVGA TFT LCD
Frequency Varies with Transducer
Maximum Depth Varies with Transducer
Mount Type Flush
Resolution 1280 x 800
Specific Transducer Transducer Not Included
Warranty Details Two Years

Product Overview

Intuitive, multi-touch chartplotter for sailors and it's bundled with the Broadband 3G radar!

The B&G Vulcan 12 is a chartplotter built specifically for sailors, packed with sailing-specific functions and featuring an intuitive 12" diagonal multi-touch display. Pinch to zoom, swipe to pan; the Vulcan 12 is as easy to use as a smartphone or tablet, and designed to make your life on the water easier.

Full-featured Chartplotter: This powerful chartplotter has all the usual features such as waypoints, routes and tracks. It comes with a high performance internal GPS antenna ensuring pinpoint position accuracy. Compared with the smaller Vulcan 5" and 7" displays, the Vulcan 12 adds a larger display, and includes compatibility with Broadband 3G or 4G Radar and the ForwardScan™ sonar.

Dedicated Sail and Cruise Features: With B&G's award-winning SailSteer™ function, you can see all of your key sailing data at a glance. View data together on one handy dedicated screen, or overlaid on charts for the modern sailor's ultimate navigational view. With the addition of sailing instruments and sensors via industry-standard NMEA 2000 networking, SailSteer evolves to show Boat Speed, Wind data, Heading, Tide, Wind Shift Sectors and even Laylines—enhancing the detail on SailSteer and chart screens. It's easy to add waypoints or plot a course; with B&G SailingTime you'll see waypoint arrival times based on realistic sailing course and tidal effects, rather than a straight-line calculation.

Secondary autopilot controller: When connected to a B&G autopilot system, the Vulcan 12 acts as a secondary autopilot controller providing Intelligent Sail Steering, manual and auto steering functions, and Smart Maneuver functionality combined with intuitive menus for ultimate control.

Instrument Display: Integrate the Vulcan 12 with your onboard instruments to use the screen as a large, highly-visible instrument display. Create and customize single, dual and four-way data page layouts.

Widescreen, Multi-Touch Display: The Vulcan 12 design delivers maximum display space in a small form factor. The intuitive multi-touch interface features common gestures like pinch-to-zoom and swipe-to-pan, making the Vulcan 9 incredibly easy to use. 

Choice of Charts: Vulcan 12 comes with a Navico background map and Navionics Global basemap. Choose from C-MAP™, Navionics®, NV Digital™ or Insight charting options to make the most of your routing and planning. 

Integrated WiFi: Vulcan 12 features built in WiFi allowing you to connect to the internet, via a marina or smartphone hotspot, and access the GoFree™ Shop where you can download charts and software updates direct to your display. You can also mirror the screen of your Vulcan 12 on a compatible smartphone or tablet, allowing you to view and control (tablet only) your chartplotter from virtually anywhere on your boat. This makes the Vulcan 12 an incredibly cost effective dual-station solution for smaller boats.

Smart NMEA 2000 networking: Easily and seamlessly connect essential kit for cruising and sailing such as sailing instruments, the B&G SonicHub marine audio server, ZG100 external GPS antenna, and DSC VHF Marine Radio. Vulcan 12 gathers data as you sail, ready when you need it. 

Broadband Radar™: Included B&G Broadband 3G™ Radar helps keep watch as you sail, with the ability to identify and track targets from 24 nautical miles away to right off the bow. Cruise safely through crowded harbors, avoid obstacles in poor visibility, and keep an eye on distant storm cells all from your Vulcan 12 display. 

ForwardScan™: Add an optional ForwardScan™ transducer to see what lies ahead under the water with approaching depth information. Explore poorly-charted or unfamiliar waters confidently with a clear image of the bottom ahead of your boat.

Vulcan 12 Specifications

  • Display Type: 16-bit color TFT 
  • Screen Size: 12" diagonal
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 x 800 
  • Data Interface: NMEA 2000, power, sonar, card reader 
  • Receiver Type: 10Hz internal GPS
  • Amperage: 1500mA @ 13.5V (20W)
  • Sonar Type: CHIRP, DownScan, ForwardScan
  • Sonar Frequencies: 200kHz, 455kHz, 50kHz, 800kHz, 180kHz
  • Included Cartography: Navico background map and Navionics Global basemap 
  • Optional Cartography: Navionics, C-MAP, NV Digital Charts, Insight 
  • Voltage: 10-17V DC 
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX6 and IPX7 
  • Warranty: Two years

What's in the Box

  • Vulcan
  • Sun cover
  • Caps (2x, on NMEA 2000 and Sonar connectors)
  • Fuse holder (ATC blade)
  • Fuse (3 amp)
  • Power cable
  • Screw Fasteners (4 x #10 x 3/4 PN HD SS screws)
  • Mounting Bracket
  • Bracket knobs (2x)
  • Documentation pack (Getting Started manual, Installation manual, and Warranty card)

Broadband 3G Specifications

  • Transmit Power: 165mW
  • Maximum Range: 200' to 24nm with 17 range settings
  • Horizontal Beamwidth: 5.2°
  • Rotation Speed: 24-36rpm
  • Height: 11"
  • Radome Diameter: 19 3/16"
  • Weight: 16.31lb.
  • Cable Length: 33'
  • Voltage: 9V to 31.2V DC (12/24V systems)
  • Amperage: 1.3A (18W @ 13.8V); 150mA standby (2W)
  • Data Interface: SimNet or NMEA 0183 with cable kit into display, High Speed Ethernet
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX6
  • Warranty: Two years

What's in the Box

  • Broadband 3G Scanner
  • Scanner cable
  • RI10 interface box
  • Yellow Ethernet cable - 1.8 m (6 ft)

Mounting Template

Quick Guide

Operator Manual

Installation Manual


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