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Old 10 June 2012, 09:51   #1
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Cheapest option for fuel info.

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So that's the fuel tank I have along with a Garmin 451s.

Which is the cheapest way I can have date transmitted through to my chartplotter.??

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Old 11 June 2012, 08:27   #2
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I assume you mean a fuel level gauge sender for on the plotter?

There are quite a few aftermarket NMEA 2K gauges out there, although if that tank is anything like the good old Hulk 30L jobs (i.e no internal baffles) I wouldnlt bother! Just look at the pointless built in gauge on any portable tank to see how variable a signal you are likely to get out of it as the fuel sloshes around.....

Option 2 is a fuel flow meter. You know how much you put in, then just read the total of what has been pumped out....
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Does your motor have an NMEA2000 output? If so it will plug into your Garmin and you tell it how much fuel is in the tank and it works out what's left.
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Mmm not sure if it has an out put. It's a 2000 evinrude fitch. Do u think it will ?
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Would a Merc with SC1000 gauges display on a Garmin NMEA2k?
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Would a Merc with SC1000 gauges display on a Garmin NMEA2k?
Not directly I think you need a Merc monitor to convert that to NMEA2000 but you might not think it's worth it when you see how much it is and what it will do! Ribnet thread. For Mercury you have all of the gauges just fit a level gauge in the tank!

No idea about Evinrude I'm afraid.
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Mmm not sure if it has an out put. It's a 2000 evinrude fitch. Do u think it will ?
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