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  1. Can I use the DCR100 to detect burnt out lights or burnt out loads? Yes, you can use the DCR100 in conjunction with Maretron's display products (e.g., N2KView, DSM150, or DSM250) to detect burnt out loads. You can do this in one of two ways; 1) setup a favorite screen to monitor the DC current for a particular l... Read More
  2. Can I turn On and Off loads connected to the DCR100 using the DSM150 or DSM250? Yes, you can turn On and Off loads connected to the DCR100 using the DSM150 or DSM250. To do so, you should understand a few things about the DSM150 or DSM250 and its favorite screens. First, you need to understand how to setup a favorite screen with... Read More
  3. How do I configure a DCR100 channel to work as an annunciator for an N2KView Alert? The DCR100 offers two types of channel configuration:relayannunciatorThe annunciator configuration allows for N2KView to command a DCR100 channel to close a relay when an alert is configured to have an action,as shown in Figure 1 below.Figure 1.This ... Read More
  4. How do I switch a relay channel on the Maretron DCR100 using a non-Maretron display? Maretron displays perform switching (on/off) of the solid-state relays in the DCR100 via the NMEA standard method of using an NMEA Command (PGN 126208) of the 127501 Binary Switch Bank Status message. The Switch Bank Indicator field, along with the I... Read More
  5. Can I use the DCR100 to turn on my Marine Audio Amplifier ? Yes, The DCR100 can control your audio amplifier by way of the “Remote” input to the amplifier. For vessels with large audio networks an N2KView user can use this feature to selectively control audio amplifiers by way of a single or multiple DCR100 c... Read More
  6. Can Non-Maretron displays control the DCR100? Can third party (non-Maretron) controls or displays command the DCR100 to toggle whether in Switch or ALM mode?The DCR100 reports status using the standard NMEA2000 message 127501 that any NMEA2000 display can interpret, but to command the DCR100 to ... Read More
  7. 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
  8. Using N2KAnalyzer, how do I recover a Maretron device? Occasionally, a device can be in "boot mode" (represented in N2KAnalyzer by an orange highlight of the device's entry in the device list). This can happen due to a software update which fails due to network problems.A Maretron device that is not... Read More
  9. What firmware changes have taken place on the Maretron DSM250? DSM250 firmware versions: DSM250 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 while setting anchor position (4421)Corrected a... Read More
  10. What firmware changes have taken place on the Maretron DSM150? 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 while... Read More
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