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  1. What does Maretron recommnend to determine whether coolant water is supplied to my engine when running? Using a RIM100 channel, you can tell whether water coolant flow is feeding to the engine when the engine is running. Is some cases, the user is unaware that water is not cooling the engine until it is too late. This method below allows for an early w... Read More
  2. How do I install a WSO100? The WSO100 is a sensitive electronic measuring device that should be handled with care during installation. The proper way to mount the WSO100 is to place the detachable pole mount on the mounting pole without the WSO100 attached. Next, attach the NM... Read More
  3. Why does the heading coming from the SSC200 appear to be in error? The SSC200 measures the Earth's magnetic field and before it will provide an accurate heading, it must understand how the Earth's magnetic field is affected (or deviates from normal) due to the ferrous metals found on the vessel. Fortunatel... Read More
  4. Sometimes the GPS100 takes a long time to lock up and provide a position fix; why is this? Under extraordinary circumstances, the GPS100 goes into a deep signal search mode. When this occurs, it can take several minutes (sometimes as much as 12 minutes) before the GPS100 gathers enough information to provide a valid fix. This mode of opera... Read More
  5. Does Maretron have a interface cable for Caterpillar engine networks to the J2K100 device? The MCF-2M-D12CAT cable is used to interface a J2K100 to a CAT marine power display. It is recommended that the MCF-2M-D12CAT cable should connect to one of two ports on the CAT display. The ideal connection should be the occupied twelve pin connecto... Read More
  6. I would like to see NMEA2000 Engine and Transmission warnings on my N2K network, what J1939 diagnostic codes will the J2K100 convert? The J2K100 will convert J1939 Diagnostic SPN/PGNs to NMEA2000 Engine and Transmission Warning messages. Consult the engine manufacturer to determine if an engine will transmit these messages over the NMEA2000 bus.The following table (figure 1) provid... Read More
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. What software changes have taken place with N2KAnalyzer? What changes have taken place with the N2KAnalyzer?Current Version Available:  N2KAnalyzer 2.4.22 Updates for VDR100, FPM100 includes features for N2K diagnostics, and much more.   **USERS RUNNING N2KANALYZER VERSION 2.1.14, YOU WILL NEED TO MANUALLY... Read More
  10. How do I set up My Maretron Telemetric Cloud Service? Maretron Telemetric Cloud Service (TCS) offers an extremely powerful way to send periodic data from the Maretron vessel monitoring and control system onboard your vessel to a cloud based storage service. Simply connect your Maretron Black Box (MBB200... Read More
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