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Old 15 August 2008, 13:26   #1
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NMEA 2000 power

I have my NMEA 2000 network connected to the switched positive on the ignition loom. This means that when I am at rest and switch the engine off then the GPS module looses power and my lowrance plotter looses the GPS feed. This is not a huge problem however I was wondering how it is done otherwise. I guess just hooking it up to a switch on the switch panel may be the answer?

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Old 15 August 2008, 14:06   #2
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I put both plotters and the network power onto one switch on my switch panel as there is no point having parts of the system on, its all or nothing.
Each plotter and the network are seperately fused after the switch.
Seems to work OK.
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Old 15 August 2008, 17:21   #3
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I put both plotters and the network power onto one switch on my switch panel as there is no point having parts of the system on, its all or nothing.
Each plotter and the network are seperately fused after the switch.
Seems to work OK.
Yip - this is what I do as well and means you can switch on the antenna so it gets a fix so as soon as plotter is switched on it's ready to go!

I use a double pole switch with seperate fuses for plotter and antenna (correctly rated) from main fuse board so I can remove those 'orrible inline fuses.
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