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Old 03-07-2015, 13:09   #1
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Control Panel nema 2000 interface.

Does anyone know how to wire a Westerbeke Admiral Control panel into the nema 2000 backbone?
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Re: Control Panel nema 2000 interface.

Are you sure that is possible? Typically anything connectable to N2K backbone will have a device net connector.

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Re: Control Panel nema 2000 interface.

Check out Maretron electronics for NMEA 2000 gateways to convert standard sender values to NMEA 2000 "CAN talk".

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Re: Control Panel nema 2000 interface.

Check out Actisense EMU-1.
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Check out Maretron electronics for NMEA 2000 gateways to convert standard sender values to NMEA 2000 "CAN talk".

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Thanks, I'll do that. I knew it could be done since the engine instruments are available on my chart plotter. Just need to find out how to interface.
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Thanks, I'll do that. I knew it could be done since the engine instruments are available on my chart plotter. Just need to find out how to interface.
If that is the case, then it does have an NMEA interface, and you won't need all the additional sensors.

How is it connected to your chartplotter? If by a N2K devicenet connector, then you just need to move that connection to your N2K backbone or set the chartplotter to retransmit those PGN's to other instruments (chartplotter will always need to be on).

If it is an NMEA0183 connection, then get a 0183-2000 converter like an Actisense and connect the panel output to the 0183 side of the converter and the devicenet output to your N2K backbone.

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If that is the case, then it does have an NMEA interface, and you won't need all the additional sensors.

How is it connected to your chartplotter? If by a N2K devicenet connector, then you just need to move that connection to your N2K backbone or set the chartplotter to retransmit those PGN's to other instruments (chartplotter will always need to be on).

If it is an NMEA0183 connection, then get a 0183-2000 converter like an Actisense and connect the panel output to the 0183 side of the converter and the devicenet output to your N2K backbone.

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NOTE: I did not mean I have the indications, the chart plotter is not connected to the engine. I only meant that the pages are available on the CP. I need to know how to interface the analog output for the Temp, Oil pressure, and Tach to the nema 2000 bus to get the display to read.
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NOTE: I did not mean I have the indications, the chart plotter is not connected to the engine. I only meant that the pages are available on the CP. I need to know how to interface the analog output for the Temp, Oil pressure, and Tach to the nema 2000 bus to get the display to read.
Oh, that's different. Then, yes, you will need the converters mentioned earlier.

They are not cheap.

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Re: Control Panel nema 2000 interface.

We have used the Maretron engine to NMEA 2000 system to link our twin Yanmar 29 hp engines to Raymarine E120 display and also have installed Maretron's ultrasonic (floatless) tank level measuring system.
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Oh, that's different. Then, yes, you will need the converters mentioned earlier.

They are not cheap.

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Quite. I have looked at quite a few of the above mentioned types and it looks like the Noland RS11 is no only the cheapest at $280, but the easiest to install. I'll be looking at that as soon as I get my boat back.
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We have used the Maretron engine to NMEA 2000 system to link our twin Yanmar 29 hp engines to Raymarine E120 display and also have installed Maretron's ultrasonic (floatless) tank level measuring system.
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Yes, the Maretron is good for the Yanmar, in fact it is designed around that brand. To adapt it to other types of engines the company generally disclaims any useability. They say it is possible but leaves the design and calibration up to you.
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