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Old 04 July 2011, 05:25   #1
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Stand alone fuel flow meter/gauge ?

Tried to search the net but Navman/Northstar units seams to be discontinued /out of stock. Any other options available that I have missed?
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Lowrance do a fuel flow sensor, about 60 quid. There is a separate gauge for about 130, or you can network it.

Garmin also do a sensor.
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Thanks. The new model's of Lowrance does not work without the network i believe, would just want to have the flow sensor and a simple gauge.
As not having a Garmin plotter, don't know how to get the readings out of the sensor?

Strangely tricky, everything seams to be integrated these days.
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everything seams to be integrated these days.
Pretty much!

Both the Garmin and Lowrance sensors work via 2K networking, which sounds worse than it it. Two end caps (terminators) and a power lead is all that you would need to add to make it a one istrument one sensor network.

On the bright side, it will be future proof!
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Pretty much!

Both the Garmin and Lowrance sensors work via 2K networking, which sounds worse than it it. Two end caps (terminators) and a power lead is all that you would need to add to make it a one istrument one sensor network.

On the bright side, it will be future proof!
Ok, thanks for clarifying, sounds reasonable. If the Lowrance gauge would also show depth, would go for it, but still need another gauge for that so still searching. If having a Lowrance plotter the situation would be different.

Found one option "http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|311|302335|302334|1018488&id=1620686" newer heard about Faria before, but as dollar is not that bad, a reasonable priced unit.

The bad thing with integrated system is that everything might goes down at the same moment if Your unlucky. But maybe i am only old fashion
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Get a Lowrance LMF-400 gauge which is a neat 100mm dashboard gauge. You can conect this via a simple N2K network as Channel Ribs suggests and can attach both a fuel flow meter and a depth sounder. I'm pretty certain the LMF will show depth on one of it's pages. If you also connect a GPS aerial to the network the gauge will also calculate your litres per km as well.
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I have a Navman 2100 stand alone fuel flow meter on my RIB and wouldn't be without it.

Northstar now make the Navman gear.
I believe the Navman 2100 range became the Northstar 210 range, and the Fuel Flow meter should still be availble. It's exactly the same with a different name printed on it.
F210-Fuel | Northstar

These guys have been helpful in the past and list it
JG Technologies Dealer Specialist Marine Electronics

The Marine Mega store are suggesting you can still buy the Navman 2100 Fuel from them, but I'm not sure I'd trust them enough to believe it will arrive.

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Thanks for a good link Nasher and Erin for the LMF 400 suggestion. The LMF 400 together with fuel flow sensor and a transducer starts to look like a good package. But can't find any Electronic Probe transducer on Lowrance homepage, and LMF series is not mentioned as compatible with other transducers so don't know will it work? But if, then it would be what i need.
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The LMF-400 is capable of displaying the following NMEA 2000 data:

Paddlewheel speed, GPS speed, tachometer, battery voltage, alternator voltage, engine temperature, water pressure, engine oil pressure, fuel pressure, boost pressure, transmission oil pressure, atmospheric pressure, temperature, depth, engine loads, engine hours, fuel flow, fuel economy, fuel remaining, fuel used, fuel range, trip fuel used, seasonal fuel used, engine synchronizer, fluid level, GPS position, trim tab position, engine trim position, and engine alarms and warnings.

Any N2K depth transducer ought (see below) to work.
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can't find any Electronic Probe transducer on Lowrance homepage
Have a look here:

Airmar Marine Product Search Form
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