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  1. How do I monitor the bilge with Maretron equipment? Before we discuss how to monitor the bilge with Maretron equipment, let's take a look at a typical bilge pump and alarm wiring diagram (see Figure 1). Notice that there are two ways to turn the bilge pump on. First, there is the float switch -- ... Read More
  2. How do I show simple bilge information on Mareton’s DSM150 or DSM250 displays? Knowldege base article 578 showed how to do simple bilge monitoring using Maretron's Run Indicator Module (RIM100). This article shows how the monitored information from article 578 can be displayed on Maretron's DSM150 and DSM250 displays.... Read More
  3. How do I show comprehensive bilge information on Maretron’s DSM150 or DSM250 displays? Knowledge base Article 578 showed how to do comprehensive bilge monitoring using Maretron's Run Indicator Module (RIM100) and a Switch Indicator Module (SIM100). This article shows how the monitored information from article 578 can be displayed ... Read More
  4. What does Maretron recommend for the mounting of the Bilge High Water (BHW100) sensor?    The BHW100 sensor has a etched target molded into the plastic enclosure (located opposite of the side with a Maretron label). The target should be exposed to the area of detection to monitor water ingress in monitored area or compartment. If the p... Read More
  5. Does Maretron offer a Quick Setup guide for the SIM100 using N2KAnalyzer? Maretron's Switch Indicator Module monitors dry contacts. Once you have selected the dry contact device, connect the two leads from the device to one of six SIM100 channels.Each channel has two terminals; for example, Channel #0 uses terminals 1... Read More
  6. What is the purpose of the Switch Indicator Module (SIM100)? The SIM100's purpose is to deliver switch status over an NMEA 2000 network. Because of this feature, the use of common end of line components is available. The most common of such components are normally closed switches, such as magnetic door, w... Read More
  7. What is the SMS100 Status message? Which Maretron components do I need? The SMS100 Status Message is a text message you can receive from the SMS100 containing key pieces of information regarding your vessel. When the SMS100 is installed, you can text the word "Status"  to your SMS100 cellular number and receive a respons... Read More
  8. I see N2KView offers a component for "Indicator Status"; what products can I use to show Indicator Status? An Indicator Status component uses the NMEA 2000 message called "Binary Switch Bank Status" to show three condition states:OnOffErrorA RIM100, SIM100, and DCR100 all transmit the necessary message for the N2KView component to work.You can create seve... Read More
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