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Old 06-02-2016, 01:37 PM
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Default Possible to dim all displays at the same time?

Is it possible to have all of my electronics dim automatically at the same time? Are any/all possible to link together?

Garmin 7612xsv
Fusion RA50
Garmin VHF100
Mercury VV4

NMEA 2000 is where appropriate/possible.

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On simrad mfds you simplypush power button, gives option for brightness and or night mode, to all networked devices instantly.
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Originally Posted by twover View Post
On simrad mfds you simplypush power button, gives option for brightness and or night mode, to all networked devices instantly.
Garmin does the same for the Garmin MFD/7612... but I'm sure, just like the Simrad, it has to be hooked up, configured and talking to the other devices to get it to work. That's what I need some help with.
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I know my 7612s have a screen brightness sync setting
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It doesn't work between different brands, not even between Lowrance and Simrad.
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Does it need to be setup in the Garmin, VV, Fusion or all? How does it send the signal?
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Did you read post just above yours?
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Originally Posted by VanW View Post
Did you read post just above yours?
I did. I was hoping for a consensus among users with similar equipment. Thanks though!
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Abbor is correct.

I had 2 x HDS5's and could sync the backlights, replaced one with a Simrad GO7 on the network, no sync.
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Originally Posted by donkeyhaute View Post
I did. I was hoping for a consensus among users with similar equipment. Thanks though!
As stated above only things on the Garmin Network i.e. Garmin MFD's (if you had more than one) would be dimmed. Since the Fusion and the VV are connected via NMEA2000 to the MFD which is information/data, there isn't a controlling part of that data to dim devices. Your Garmin VHF 100 only connects via the NMEA0183 network which is only data so that's out as well.

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