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Old 09-07-2021, 14:35   #1
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Adding water tank level sensor - NMEA 2000 network

The OEM water tank level sensors are no longer working. I'm not sure if it's the level sensors in the tank(s), cabling, or the gauges (old analog).

I extended my NMEA 2000 backbone to the vicinity of the tanks, and want to add a compatible level sensor to get the data on the network. Then, how to display it?

I have a B&G Zeus3 chartplotter, and legacy Raymarine 0183 gauges/transducers for wind, speed, depth (all converted over so the data is available on the N2K network and on the Zeus).

What are my options for sensors?
How can I display the tank level? I'm not sure if I'll need a dedicated N2K compatible display to view/setup the sensor?
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Re: Adding water tank level sensor - NMEA 2000 network

You should be able to view on the zues. Or pick up a small nmea 2000 screen.

Depending on which sensor. You may need a proprietary way to program. Ie Maretron does.

Look at offshore systems level sensors. Nothing special needed to set up. But cut to lengh.
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Re: Adding water tank level sensor - NMEA 2000 network

I bought a nmea2000 to analog sensors interface on Aliexpress takes several standard sensors including water etc and outputs to the bus

Works good. About $90
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I bought a nmea2000 to analog sensors interface on Aliexpress takes several standard sensors including water etc and outputs to the bus

Works good. About $90
So, this (and some others I've seen) take the output from a sensor and convert it go on the N2K? So I'll need to purchase a level sensor (if mine isn't working).
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So, this (and some others I've seen) take the output from a sensor and convert it go on the N2K? So I'll need to purchase a level sensor (if mine isn't working).


Yes. Thatís it.
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