Originally Posted by colemj
I didn't know that about the new mfd's.
My 1A figure was the difference between standby and operation, so there is the magnetron heater to also add in. And I'm going completely by memory.
I think the older thread was started by Dockhead, and was about the 3G radar
Pretty crappy day today so maybe I'll make some measurements.
I think this is the challenge with reviewing Nav electronics
... it is always a moving target as things change so fast
I have been monitoring these discussions for the last 3 years as my refit
kept getting delayed and I held off on MFD and new Radar till last minute.
I will be ordering January 4th and here are my thoughts.
1...Sticking with Furuno
as world wide service
, especially in Asia
is the primary watch keeping and piloting station, so that is where the MFD TZTouch2-15 will live with the overlays I want and I will have basic stand alone instruments beside, in case it craps out.
3....The Pilothouse will have a PC Display w/ MAXSEA software
to feed cockpit
MFD or again be Standalone.
The new TZTouch2 has some really interesting wireless features and upgraded software
to wireless link with both Android and Apple for remote
Also PC configuring to slave to... or control the TZTouch2
This link gets into possibilities and their Forum is committing to more interface... FURUNO NavNet TZtouch2
With Rebate, it can be bought for $3,750
Radar Radome options are a bit confusing as they market as DRS4D 24" Radome(4kw) and DRS4DL 19" Radome(4kw), and 19"DRS2 (2kw)
....The new DRS4DL does not need a PSU for TZTouch2
19" RADOME RADAR SENSOR DRS4DL | Marine Radar | Products | FURUNO
...The DRS4 Does!
24" RADOME RADAR SENSOR DRS4D | Marine Radar | Products | FURUNO
Given that with AIS
, Radar is now probably more useful for "close quarter discrimination"...unsure if the DRS4 or DRS4DL is the better choice?
Perhaps some of you radar gurus can chime in
BTW...I look at the Furuno International website rather than the US one for better clarity.
Here is my solution for Cockpit and Pilothouse, very open to any comments and advice.