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Old 18 November 2013, 15:16   #21
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I wanted 2 of each gauge so it filled the holes already in the console.

Water speed
Tachometer

Trim
Fuel


Now at the moment I have no gauges at all, and a rats nest of cables.

So to get me started, with useable gauges that would enable me to be on the water I would need...

3.5 inch I Command gauge
15ft EMM data cable
Terminator kit
Power supply kit

Network Cable 25ft -?

Later I could then add the trim cable and the water pressure sensor
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Old 18 November 2013, 15:59   #22
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So to get me started, with useable gauges that would enable me to be on the water I would need...

3.5 inch I Command gauge
15ft EMM data cable
Terminator kit
Power supply kit

Network Cable 25ft -?
Should be able to cobble something together out of that lot.
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whats the Network Cable 25ft for?

I thought it was all T-connectcotrs to create a back bone - so whats this for?


Think I have worked it out?

Is this for the water pressure sensor?
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whats the Network Cable 25ft for?

I thought it was all T-connectcotrs to create a back bone - so whats this for?


Think I have worked it out?

Is this for the water pressure sensor?
It all depends on how you set up the network. The EMM cable connects the engine to the network, so you either have to get the EMM cable to the network (in console) or, extend the network into the engine cowl (via network cable). If you take the emm cable to the console, if you add a water pressure sensor in the future, you have to take that cable to the console as well. I think that there is only 1 length of emm cable, which is not long enough to reach into most consoles from the engine. I ran a network cable from each engine into the console.

This is the place to start click on the network design tool & choose "start from scratch"

you are looking at something like this
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But a 15ft EMM cable seems really long to leave in the engine cowl. I think I can reach the console with 15ft.

Do you have to reprogram the EMM to work with the network?
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But a 15ft EMM cable seems really long to leave in the engine cowl. I think I can reach the console with 15ft. I agree, but it's a thin cable & coils up small & tucks into the cowl. Plus if you add water pressure later, you don't have to pull the water pressure cable into the console, iirc the water pressure cables are only 6' long so won't reach the console, so you finish up having to put a network cable in anyway. Nobody said it was easy

Do you have to reprogram the EMM to work with the network? Nope, plug & pray
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Whats the difference between red / blue / black plugs?

Found something - nmea 2000 red or blue
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But a 15ft EMM cable seems really long to leave in the engine cowl. I think I can reach the console with 15 feet
I had to find a space for 2 10 foot ones. I ended up with about 8 foot s worth of coil wedged in between two spark plug leads with no ill effect.
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Whats the difference between red / blue / black plugs?

Found something - nmea 2000 red or blue
You should be able to use your existing LGC2000 however you will need to convert the plug from blue to red since all the new kit will come with red connectors. The "easiest" way to do this would be to cut off the blue connector and fit a Maretron field-installable connector which then plugs straight into the t's. I have an unused terminator kit and a power cable, you're welcome to both for 20 inc postage

I would say the water pressure sensor is unnecessary for your engine, however the trim on the network we find to be quite useful.

Have you considered what sort of plotter to put alongside?

The Garmin GMI10 is a lot better that the iCommands and you can pick them up for about 150 if you shop around, perhaps one of those would be better than the 2" iCommand?
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