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Old 03 February 2006, 12:48   #11
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I have tryed to wire it in using the marked power lead and it dont work!

I get a responce of "GPS Module Not Replying" ( or something like that).
And I did exactly the same thing.

I expected the power supply to the unit to power everything however there are two power feeds

1st - to the unit which you have already connected.
2nd - to the LGC2000 gps unit (as mark-f says). The idea is that the LGC2000 gps unit takes so little power you can have it supplied unswitched (Apart from battery master isolator) then it can keep locked on to satellites and is ready to go when you switch on the plotter.

Page 16 and 18 in the manual

HTH

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Phil

EDIT: See you've got it all sorted now
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Old 03 February 2006, 13:18   #12
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hi Cookie,

no probs about the nema, the new nema 2000 is a pain in the butt but the good thing about it is that in the near future it should make things a lot easier as its plug and play, but sufice it to say it took me 3 weeks of plugging an playing to figure it out but the main thing to remeber is that a nema 2000 network needs power to work, but only one power source, so if you set up a lowrance unit and its 2000 netowk then integrate another nema 2000 device its important that you dont power the bus from that device as well, also if you connect a lowrance unit to an existing bus you dont need to power the bus from the lowrance unit, just plug in the GPS module and the display unit to the existing bus and all units on the bus will share the information from all sensors andbe powered from the existing power source.

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Old 03 February 2006, 13:32   #13
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NMEA 2000 for dummies guide

Ok to save any further questions here is a link to a useful guide to what is Nmea 2000 and how to design a network, its written by maretron but is a good guide to how to design a network and the principles behind it. all in all its pretty cool, shame the major manufacturers cant agree on the standards, fyi Smartcraft is verry similar to NMEA 2000 but with enough differences to make it incompatable.


http://www.maretron.com/products/pdf...%20Catalog.pdf

enjoy the reading


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