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EP Sensor or N2K device for engine temp?

Old 02-29-2012, 01:39 PM
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Default EP Sensor or N2K device for engine temp?

Rather than jack my own thread about the EP60, I'll start a new one.

Is there an Lowrance EP sensor or other N2K sensor/interface that will allow me to read the temp sensor on my outbaord and display engine temp on my HDS7?

The EP65R fluid level sensor will read sensors with the same resistance range as my outboard's temp sensor, but it's unclear from the EP65R instructions if it could be used to show a temp scale.

I have a chart in my service manual that shows resistance vs temp so I have a calibration reference.

I want to be able to monitor the motor water temp, but I don';t have any space in my dash for another gauge.
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I don't believe it will, from memory when setting up my old boats LMF-400 it only gave you fluid level names for the fluid level sensor.

Nothing to stop you choosing values for the "tank" that cover the temp range in use and having a perfectly useful (if mis-named) gauge...
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I think the OP's question was about doing this with the HDS display. I wouldn't write the idea off just because the LMF gauge is a total piece of garbage (I have one).

I will definitely be following this thread as I want to do the same thing. I was very disappointed that my LMF-Suzuki combination does not show any engine stats for oil pressure, temp, etc.

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