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  1. The Micro/Mid Powertap tee has five wires; how should I connect them to my 12V DC? The Micro/Mid Powertap has five individual wires on the opposite end of the tee connector. Connect the white and brown wire to a 4 to 6 amp in-line fuse. Connect your in-line fuse to a 9-16 Volt DC source. Then connect the gray, blue, and black wires... Read More
  2. How can Maretron’s N2K system can be designed to survive lightning strikes? Lightning is unpredictable, and it is very difficult to prevent its harmful effects to marine electronics. However, you can take steps to mitigate the damaging effects of lightning to your N2K Network by considering the use of the Maretron Network Bu... Read More
  3. What are the voltage specifications for each Maretron device? Maretron ModelDevice DescriptionNMEA2000 Operating VoltageEngine/Battery InterfaceCLM100 P/N: M000070 Current Loop Monitor9 to 32 Volts SSC200 P/N: M000001, M000021, M000022NMEA 2000 Solid State Compass HW 1.09 to 16 Volts SSC300 P/N: M000051NMEA ... Read More
  4. How do I check the health of my NMEA 2000 cabling before powering my network? Maretron recommends using an N2KMeter to diagnose the health of a network.If you do not have an N2KMeter:The pin assignments for NMEA 2000 are the following:Pin 1: Shield (Bare)Pin 2: NET_C (+12VDC, Red)Pin 3: NET_S (Ground, Black)Pin 4: NET_H (CAN H... Read More
  5. What is Maretron’s product RMA procedure? What is RMA? RMA (Return Material Authorization) is required to return any product to Maretron for any reason. An RMA doesn't commit to any specific final action on Maretron's part; it simply starts a process of evaluation. Purposes of eval... Read More
  6. Some helpful information to installing your first or the next Maretron N2KNetwork. This article provides a summary of steps and methods you should use to ensure your installation of a Maretron system goes smoothly. The process of installing an NMEA 2000 network, big or small, can be overwhelming. Following are methods that are curr... Read More
  7. Do gasoline engines with an electronic control module (ECM) have J1939 compatibilities? Most Gasoline engines come equipped with a standard ECM which communicates the J1939 protocol. One of the most common ECMs found today on many gasoline engines happens to be manufactured by Delphi and is commonly called MeFi. This particular ECM ca... Read More
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