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Old 21-10-2011, 14:07   #16
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Re: Multiplexing: Digital Switching, E-Plex, C-Zone - Have it? Install it? Your Opini

Hi Again Jim!

As it turns out, I agree with you... Especially on your number 5. I do know E-Plex has been used by several manufactures for many applications with good successes.

My point is and has ALWAYS been a BACKUP system (circuit breakers) and as you say, a simple fuse will work.

I come from an automation back ground and know from experience that technology is Not Always the best way, even though technology has changed all our lives for the better. Simple legacy systems quite often work just fine!
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Old 21-10-2011, 15:00   #17
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Re: Multiplexing: Digital Switching, E-Plex, C-Zone - Have it? Install it? Your Opini

[QUOTE=Katiusha;801274]Just an update from our side: based on our boat builder's advice we've decided to go with C-Zone from BEP Marine: QUOTE]

Just out of curiosity, what's the electrical draw of a c-zone system (to run the system itself, not the stuff like lights and fans it is controlling)?
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Old 22-10-2011, 03:02   #18
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Just out of curiosity, what's the electrical draw of a c-zone system (to run the system itself, not the stuff like lights and fans it is controlling)?
@ 12V displays draw 180 mA with 130 mA in standby. Output modules 85 mA with 60 mA in standby. Overall it'll be using about 1 A. We're getting solar panels and a wind gen, so we should be covered for this.
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Old 28-10-2011, 13:47   #19
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Re: Multiplexing: Digital Switching, E-Plex, C-Zone - Have it? Install it? Your Opini

ConTGo: I have just returned from a trip to the UK to see the E-Plex manufacturer (for some business meetings and training). I brought up the topic of this thread and the issues with the Lagoon 560 in Ft. Lauderdale.

I have been told that there is activity (including some part shipments) in the works over the last week or so in order to get these vessels repaired. It sounds like the vessel manufacturer is now handling the issue along with assistance from E-Plex themselves.

I am sorry to hear that you have had so much difficulty with your vessel. I sincerely hope that it is on its way toward being fully functional very soon.

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Re: Multiplexing: Digital Switching, E-Plex, C-Zone - Have it? Install it? Your Opini

I support 100% that E Plex with a Lagoon catamaran is a no go. Who ever consider a Lagoon with EPlex should reconsider. Lagoon can not find a solution and repair now for 9 months and they not keen on support.
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I support 100% that E Plex with a Lagoon catamaran is a no go. Who ever consider a Lagoon with EPlex should reconsider. Lagoon can not find a solution and repair now for 9 months and they not keen on support.
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Old 06-02-2012, 20:16   #22
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Re: Multiplexing: Digital Switching, E-Plex, C-Zone - Have it? Install it? Your Opini

I just ordered the construction of my new vessel, a D-5000 from Dean Catamarans. They also had problems on a previously built vessel with the Mastervolt system but I was recommended to go with the C-Zone.
Will see how it works...
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, oneyacht.

Sorry for your troubles.
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SIMRAD support C-Zone from their MFDs, Thats a bonus

I have a little Can bus solution on the bench running right now, would make a nice distributed system, others irons in the fire first before I consider commercializing it.


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