Originally Posted by fandtm666
does anyone have a E7D and a lowrance fuel flow sensor connected to it
I am currently fitting out my rebuild and was thinking about adding
the fuel flow sensor to the setup connected to the raymarine
Once the Lowrance EP-60R sensor(s) are properly installed and configured, the Raymarine unit *should* be able to display at least some of the data sent from the Lowrance sensor(s), BUT
... Without a Lowrance LMF-200 http://www.lowrance.com/Products/Mar...auges/LMF-200/
or LMF-400 http://www.lowrance.com/Products/Mar...auges/LMF-400/
(or a Lowrance MFD) aboard (and connected to your NMEA2000 bus, of course), you'd have no way to set up the EP-60R(s) for your boat/engine/tank configuration to get it/them working in the first place. In theory, you might be able to temporarily lash up a "borrowed" LMF-200/LMF-400 to your network to do the initial install/setup, then use the Ray e7 to read the basic GPH data on a day-to-day basis; but I rather suspect that you would still have difficulty using some of the other functions (such as seasonal fuel totalizer, fuel left in tank, etc.)
i was going to use the devicenet cable from the raymarine to a nmea |
backbone and have the fuel flow connected to the backbone.
I'm no Raymarine expert; but that sounds about right, as far as it goes. However, it overlooks the (rather serious) issue explained above.
I have sent an email to raymarine and that is how the advised the connection |
could be done but they could not tell me if the data would show up
I strongly suggest that you bite the bullet and buy a Lowrance LMF-200 or LMF-400. The former can be had for perhaps $150-175; the latter for not much more than $200. For my money, the latter is enough nicer and offers enough additional features to more than justify the extra $50 or so, helm panel space permitting.