Originally Posted by Texel Tom
Ok please bear with me on this. Can you confirm how the network is powered. During the LCX generation Lowrance networks were powered via the display power connector using the 3rd cable marked NMEA2K (or similar) When HDS was introduced the rules changed to prohibit any device powering networks and required a seperate single power supply. If you are using the LCX power cable as the network power then there should not be a second feed from either a network power node (as found in the starter kit) or from Suzuki's own SMIS loom. In fact I would probably remove the LCX network supply and use the second or third option. So please confirm the how this is configured.
Secondly please confirm the engine connection. Your engine pre-dates the K8 change so will have a large round SDS connector. What version of the interface cable do you have, round or square connector and are you using an adaptor?
And lastly do you have the GPS source set to the LGC4000 or could the system be sharing GPS data from the HDS-7?
I am using a end connector with built in terminator rather than the LCX feed, both plotters are set to use the LGC4000 as the primary aerial as the HDS 7 doesn't output info onto the network, only internally within the plotter. The engine interface is round with no adaptors.
The nmea info on the interface says software version 2.2.0 FL800D model 3.0.0 and serial number 1163306.
As it is connected it worked perfectly for two years then started playing up pointing to a connection issue, which I can fid despite swapping and checking all the connections.
I did have a similiar issue with the aerial once but this was simply a loose plug..
The attached diagram shows the basic network, some of the T's are double T's and I may have the odd item in the wrong order as its a few years since I did it but basically this is how it is laid out. Can't remember if the interface is the last in line or the GPS but think from memory its the GPS. This last connection for these items is a double T with terminator fitted.
I do like my toys...........