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Old 07-08-2005, 12:12 PM
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Default Lowrance EP-10 Fuel Flow Meter

Does anyone have experience with Lowrance's NMEA2000 compatible fuel flow meter, EP-10? I can't seem to find any information online...not even on Lowrance's site. How and where is the sensor installed? Will my LMS-337DF unit automatically detect it and add menu options for fuel flow? What kind of information will it provide? I assume GPH, but will it keep track of fuel usage, remaining fuel, etc.?
It's only $50 at boater's world, so it seems like a great deal - if it works.

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Old 07-08-2005, 05:42 PM
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Don't have anything useful to say, But i am really curious as well.

I have the same lms 337cdf you do and have been eyeing that ep-10 even without specific details.

please post up if you find out anything.



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I wouldn't assume it will do anything if you plug it in. It provide fuel flow on the NMEA 2000 network to anyone who reads that message. Unless the GPS/plotter you are using has software to read, process, and display it, you won't see anything.


I check the manual for your unit. It appears the function of it's NMEA port is to read the GPS and send out data to other units. There no mention at all to any fuel related displays.

I'm sure some of the Lowrance units can display fuel info, but I don't think it's on your units.

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Old 07-08-2005, 08:33 PM
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i think it will be a plug in option to the nema2000 connection.

But when it is available, you will need to download the software, load it onto a chip, and then put the chip in the unit & it will automatically update.
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I looked into this a couple months back and was told it will feed f.f. data to head where it will be displayed digitally or analog(dial). Both g.p.h. and m.p.g. will be provided. Late summer.
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Default Re: Lowrance EP-10 Fuel Flow Meter

I too am watching for the EP-10.* My local BW doesn't have it in stock yet.

The LMS-337 is compatible with it, and from my research, the menu will appear once its connected.

I'm guessing the sensor will need to go between the water separator and the motor - same as the Yamaha FM sensor does.

The one question I have is - do you have to buy the NMEA 2000 network buss to use the sensor, or can you plug it in to the "capped" plug in the harness?* If you have to buy the Lowrance buss, its going to become a much more expensive proposition.* Anybody know?
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You will require additional cable and/or a "tee". That "cap" is the required 60 ohm bus terminator. The NMEA 2000 bus (and your GPS) will quit working if the bus is unterminated. To expand the bus, remove the terminator and insert another Lowrance "Y" cable or the 6 meter Lowrance double-ended Bus cable. Just make sure you plug back in the one 60 ohm terminator or two of the 120 ohm terminators.

The whole story is found here:

http://www.lowrance.com/Manuals/File...171-031804.pdf

If you want to know more than what Lowrance tells you, check out the Maretron (www.maretron.com) website.

All my information says the Lowrance NMEA 2000 goodies are not yet available in the US.
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Is the cable included with the EP-10, or do you have to buy it separately?* If so, whats the part number and any idea what the cost of it is?
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I do not know if a Y-adapter comes with it or not. The Lowrance websites (US or Australia) do not say and I cannot find any US dealer with this item in stock. If you have to buy it, there are several options. The lowest cost option appears to be the N2KY-25BL (119-06) which lists for 59.95.

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I'm waiting to buy an lcx-111 until the ep-10 is out and there is feedback on this site and others. I don't want to be a guineapig.
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Old 07-13-2005, 06:12 PM
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Somebody (I think Got Salt?) is using the pre release lowrance multi function gauges with the fuel flow and other sensors hooked up. The feedback was very positive, I believe. So it seems the ep-10 would be fine. The lcx-111, on the other hand, probably should be bought after reading some reviews...
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