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  1. Can the J2K100 connect to third party protocol converters that support J1708 or J1587? Maretron's J2K100 attaches directly into J1939 networks of compatible engines, transmissions, and gensets and converts the J1939 data to NMEA 2000. For engines that offer protocols such as J1708 or J1587, users may choose to translate the engine... Read More
  2. Is the the J2K100 compaible with Crusader engines? The J2K100 can connect to a Crusader diagnostic CANBUS port for J1939 operations. Crusader offers service manuals for several supported engines. Maretron suggests consulting with your engine technician or contacting crusader direct for suggested inte... Read More
  3. What are the latest changes that have been made to N2KView on Maretron’s Legacy Devices? Maretron announces the release of version 5.1.12 of the N2KView® NMEA 2000® Network Display Software. The program is available from (https://www.maretron.com) under the Updates tab of the device that you are updating. The full build number of the ver... Read More
  4. Can the J2K100 convert Volvo-Penta engine data to NMEA2000? Yes, a J2K100 can be used to convert a Volvo Penta standard J1939 messages to NMEA2000.  Prior to a purchase of a J2K100(Per engine) examine the existing cabling provided by the engine manufacturer. Engines with EVC, EDC systems can be connected to t... Read More
  5. What are the latest changes to Maretron’s N2KView? Maretron announces the release of version 6.0.13 of the N2KView® NMEA 2000® Network Display Software. The PC version of N2KView 6.0.13 is available is available from http://www.maretron.com/support/downloads.php#n2kview, under the “Software Updates” ... Read More
  6. Why N2K™? Why N2K™?Why N2K, Maretron? Individuals, companies, consumers require a solution for many complex integration problems aboard a vessel. Maretron has developed a suite of N2K products to help integrators choose, develop, configure and validate the NME... Read More
  7. How do I check the health of my NMEA 2000 cabling before powering my network? Maretron recommends using an N2KMeter to properly check NMEA 2000 network health when powered and devices are operational. The N2KMeter can also provide a real-time detection of powered device communication issues such as excessive error frames, bit ... Read More
  8. My WSO100 seems to work initially, but after working for a time the WSO100 starts transmitting high wind speeds and high temperature readings. Maretron has had customer reports of the WSO100 transmitting false high wind speed and a false high outside temperature measurement. Several factors can be attributed to this condition. First look for installations with non-certified NMEA2000 cabling... Read More
  9. What is J1939? J1939 is a Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) networking standard that is similar to NMEA 2000. Both network protocol standards are based on the same hardware called Controller Area Network (CAN) and both protocols use the same message format. The... Read More
  10. Is the J2K100 compatible with Northern Lights Generators? If so, which ones? The J2K100 will convert most J1939 messages that engine manufacturers provide. Northern Lights Gensets 65kw and above output the J1939 protocol which the J2K100 will convert.Please review the J2K100 User's Manual  for detail of Genset messages.... Read More
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