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Old 04-21-2017, 10:36 AM   #1
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Default Connecting Simrad GO7 to 2017 Suzuki 200

I have a 2017 Suzuki 200 with the Suzuki/Faria analog multi-function gauge. Can I connect the engine to the Simrad GO7?

If yes, what parts do I need? And will it interfere with the existing MF gauge?
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Yes you can do this, without interfering with the analogue gauge.

You will need:

- a NMEA2000 network starter kit
- a Suzuki engine interface cable, running the latest version software V 3.5.0
- an adapter cable to connect the interface cable to the SDS (disgnostic port) on the engine.

The GO7 will then connect to the engine via the N2K network.

Hardest part of the job is running the interface cable from the engine back thru the rigging tube to the boat.

For more details, go to this thread and see the very first post where I provided an info paper that tells ou in detail how to do it: Suzuki NMEA 2000 newtork + standard Suzuki gauges - it can be done
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Thank you sir!

Is there a THT vendor I can purchase these parts from?
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Thank you sir!

Is there a THT vendor I can purchase these parts from?
International Marine or Browns Point Marine (not sure if THT)

I've ordered from both of them and great customer service

http://www.internationalmarineservice.com
http://www.brownspoint.com

The thread that Moonlighter (Grant) posted above has all the info you need for reference on the installation. Thanks again to him taking the time to post originally and keep it updated.
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International Marine or Browns Point Marine (not sure if THT)

I've ordered from both of them and great customer service

http://www.internationalmarineservice.com
http://www.brownspoint.com

The thread that Moonlighter (Grant) posted above has all the info you need for reference on the installation. Thanks again to him taking the time to post originally and keep it updated.
No problems!
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Yes you can do this, without interfering with the analogue gauge.

You will need:

- a NMEA2000 network starter kit
- a Suzuki engine interface cable, running the latest version software V 3.5.0
- an adapter cable to connect the interface cable to the SDS (disgnostic port) on the engine.




Is this the same list of items I'd use if I bought the Suzuki gauge?
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Yes you can do this, without interfering with the analogue gauge.

You will need:

- a NMEA2000 network starter kit
- a Suzuki engine interface cable, running the latest version software V 3.5.0
- an adapter cable to connect the interface cable to the SDS (disgnostic port) on the engine.




Is this the same list of items I'd use if I bought the Suzuki gauge?

Yes - Assuming you still keep the analogue gauges as well.

If you delete the analogue gauges, you wouldnt need the adapter cable because you can then connect the interface to the engine harness behind the dash.
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I see. And the power cable running the network... straight to the battery or should it be switched? That one is always a problem for me.
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I see. And the power cable running the network... straight to the battery or should it be switched? That one is always a problem for me.
I run mine to the lug/bus/terminal strips - positive and negative - so effectively to the battery...but don't like direct connections to the battery (except for second bilge on a float switch)

Never been a fan of running electronics thru a switch. Just another switch to go bad or accidentally be shut off, requiring everything to be rebooted if it is shut off.
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This is what I have set up in my boat too...
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This is what I have set up in my boat too...
Do you have a battery shut off from the battery to the terminal strip? If so, you should be good. If you don't, the NMEA network will be powered even when not using the boat.
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I don't. Is this bad? Other than draining the battery it's hooked to?
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