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  1. What are the latest changes to Maretron’s N2KView? Maretron announces the release of version 6.4 of the N2KView® V3 software.The Computer (PC & MAC) version of N2KView is available via the following link https://www.maretron.com/products/N2KView.php?tab=9The TSM800C, TSM810C, TSM1330C and MBB300C... Read More
  2. 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
  3. What firmware changes have taken place on the Maretron DSM250?  You can update the device with Maretron's N2KAnalyzer software tool. 1.7.5.3 (2018-01-24):Correctly display invalid data in LAT/LON screen (4405)Correctly display PGN 129029 data in LAT/LON screen (4418)Fixed crashing issue in control mode whil... Read More
  4. What firmware changes have taken place on the Maretron USB100? USB100 Firmware Versions:USB100 1.9.1.1 (2018-01-24):USB100 2.1.1.2:Added support for the latest NMEA2000 PGN (211)Added support for the NMEA 2000 Heartbeat Message (PGN 126993) (4435) 2.0.3.1(08-2016):Changed supported NMEA 2000 database version to ... Read More
  5. 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
  6. Why doesn’t Maretron offer a WSO100 with a built in GPS or compass? The WSO100 is generally placed at the highest point on the vessel so that it is not obstructed from the wind. Unfortunately, the highest point on a vessel is often the worst possible placement for a GPS or compass. Take for example a GPS mounted at t... Read More
  7. I see that Maretron’s DSM150, DSM200, and DSM250 displays have a TLA100 configuration setting called "Tank Number:"; what is this? Maretron's DSM150, DSM200, and DSM250 displays have a TLA100 configuration setting called "Tank Number", which is used to set the tank number so subsequent transmissions from the TLA100 can identify which tank of a particular fluid is being repo... Read More
  8. What messages (or PGNs) does the GPS100 transmit? The GPS100 transmits the following messages (or PGNs):PGN 126992 - System Time (Fields: 1-SID, 2-Time Source)PGN 128259 - Speed (Fields: 1-SID, 2-Speed Water Referenced, 3- Speed Ground Referenced, 4-Speed Water Referenced Type)PGN 129025 - Position ... Read More
  9. I know that the RAA100 uses resistive rudder angle sensors; who manufactures resistive sensors? The RAA100 is compatible with resistive rudder style sending unit. The brand, VDO manufacturers a sensor (Figure#1) that can output 10-180Ω of resistance range. Simply connect the RAA100's white and black wires to the VDO sender's positive(... Read More
  10. What sensors does Maretron recommend for basic navigation? A standard Maretron NMEA2000 navigation sensor network consists of the following components:Compass: SSC200GPS: GPS200Depth Speed Water: DST110Weather: WSO100Display: DSM150System Capabilities:Wind ApparentSpeed over groundCourse over groundSpeed thr... Read More
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